by Sara Jane Crane
Families with small children, kids spanning a wide age range, grandparents and combined families (as a result of remarriage) can pose a challenge to the vacation planning process. Providing for the special needs and wants of every age group is enough to make even the most dedicated vacation “do it yourself-er” tear their hair out.
Allowing a talented travel advisor to not only take the reins of this process but manage all of the details, will allow every member of your extended family to relax and cherish the moments they will have together.
All-inclusive resorts are an excellent choice for multi-generational families. Many of these resorts have developed recreational options that appeal across age ranges and abilities. Having fun together as a family is what these vacations are all about.
Rooming choices at resorts have also changed greatly, accommodating larger families that wish to be close to each other. Choices now range from multiple connecting rooms to four-bedroom suites. Some resorts are designed with adults-only luxurious properties located right next door to family-oriented properties. Grandparents can retire at night to their quiet and relaxing suite, while the “younger folk” can party and play at their resort.
Cruising is a great choice for multi-generational vacations. Newer ships are purposely being designed with these groups in mind. One cruise line now has connecting family suites with multiple bathrooms; loft suites with multiple bedrooms; and other accommodation options mean that families are not stuck shoehorning their brood into rooms that don’t work.
Closer to home, families can find resort-quality getaways that allow for smaller budgets and limited time. Best choices include properties that offer all of the perks of a resort along with multi-bedroom condos. Some of these properties will offer kitchens, washers and dryers and multiple bathrooms – making it ideal for larger families.
When it is time for you to plan your extended-family vacation, be sure to contact a professional advisor at Acendas Travel. We’ll plan every detail to make sure every member of your family has a relaxing and carefree time.