There’s a smarter way to plan your family’s spring break if you’re tired of the crowds typically found at the usual beach resorts this time of year. Head to locations a little farther flung and you’ll find deals, amenities for kiddos galore and endless opportunities for educational and family-time fun. Here are seven high-end hotels doing family spring break right:
Resorts World Genting
You might need more than the typical one-week spring break if you opt for a stay at Maxims or Genting Grand within this massive entertainment/gaming/hospitality complex situated about 45 minutes outside of Kuala Lumpur.
There is a host of family-friendly things to do outside the capital city — ride a cable car up the mountain to the resorts, explore the foodie seaside town of Gohtong Jaya, see the stunning Chin Swee Caves Temple, take in the property’s mesmerizing SkySymphony lights-and-sounds show and much more.
The resort’s New Year Sale is going on through March with a slew of rooms at discounted rates. Snag accommodations at one of these two luxe lodgings to ensure that everyone has a little extra space.
The Royal Garden
Exposing your kids to an entirely new culture halfway around the world gets a whole lot easier if you take advantage of the HKTB — Hong Kong Family Fun package (available through March 31) at this luxury stay in the city’s financial district.
The offering includes a complimentary extra bed for children 11 and under, a 10 percent discount to any of the Hong Kong hotel’s seven restaurants, free Wi-Fi and use of the recently renovated fitness area and sparkling outdoor heated pool.
To impress your crew between sightseeing adventures, book a Premier room for panoramic harbor views.
The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia’s capital city has a bevy of delights for little ones, and this upscale property provides the perfect home base from which to explore many of them, including the magical Lake Gardens, a lush 226-acre recreational park just a short walk away.
The St. Regis is also great at catering to young travelers with cool amenities (rooftop pools, pint-sized bathrobes) and family-focused outings, such as a tea picking experience and helicopter ride.
The 1,485-square-foot St. Regis Suites are primed for groups who want room to spread out with the ability to expand into a two-bedroom unit with an adjoining Deluxe Room. And the gorgeous views of the city’s skyline don’t hurt, either.
A trip to London deserves a weekday detour to this Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star country resort about an hour out of town. At this charming country estate you’ll find a load of things for families to do, including horseback riding, hiking and golf.
The Family Time offer, available for stays Sunday through Thursday, includes two rooms (one is complimentary) for a family of four with two children under the age of 12, breakfast for four, chocolates for the little ones and access to the resort’s kids club.
Trump International Hotel Waikiki
Skip the crowds during the prime summer season and head to Oahu during the spring — the weather is still wonderful and you won’t have to jostle with as many sun seekers.
This Five-Star hotel has a great setup for groups with its two- or three-bedroom suites. Book the Ultimate Family Getaway package to enjoy up to 35 percent off your stay in well-equipped spaces with a full kitchen, a living room and a washer and dryer.
In addition to the suite set-up, you’ll also receive a $300 credit to use anywhere around the resort, be it breakfast in bed for the whole family or a group lesson at the property’s Ty Gurney Surf School.
Sometimes parents just need a break, and that’s exactly what they’ll get at this newly re-envisioned hotel in the bayside capital city of The Philippines. Nestled in the entertainment and gaming resort complex City of Dreams, Nüwa is a sophisticated retreat that provides a true escape from the daily grind.
Visit the luxe spa, hit the vibrant casino floor, see live music shows, check out the boutiques at The Shops at the Boulevard or dine at one of the many restaurants dishing up everything from European fine dining to authentic Chinese fare.
The family-friendly vibe here makes it perfect for little ones, too. Your brood will likely want to spend a copious amount of time at DreamPlay, a massive, movie-inspired play center with Shrek, Kung-Fu Panda’s Po and other characters from DreamWorks films.
The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas
The famously family-friendly brand doesn’t cut any corners at its Four-Star Dallas outpost. For a fun and equally educational spring break adventure, opt for the hotel’s Ritz Kids offer.
This special stay includes entry for a family of four into one of three interactive museums nearby, admission to the Dallas Museum of Art, milk and cookies at turndown and gifts for the little ones at check-in.
After all of that excitement, parents can spring for babysitting services to enjoy a romantic night out at Four-Star Fearing’s Restaurant, where upscale Texas comfort food is the name of the game.