When it is time to plan a trip to get out of town, it is very important that you choose a destination that is open and welcoming to families and one which has lots of activities for kids. It won’t be fun for everyone if you book your vacation at a resort which isn’t geared towards the interests of children. Some destinations seem to think of children as little more than short adults. They provide a simple child’s menu for their dining options and refer to themselves as being child friendly. What you are looking for is much, much more.
Can you picture taking a trip which includes every member of your family and offers a wide variety of activities, excursions and menu options? Imagine stepping off the plane, where your transportation to the resort awaits you with the appropriate safety seats needed for your family. That’s definitely a big hassle. Many parents don’t like to travel with big, bulky car seats, and if your resort had them waiting for you, properly fastened into the car or van which was waiting to shuttle you to the resort, it would definitely remove some stress for you.
Think about the rooms at the resort. Depending upon the size of your family, you may want a single room with beds which are side by side, or perhaps you would prefer adjoining suites with a shared door between them. You could leave the door open at night for your peace of mind, or close it as you saw fit. A well equipped resort will have extra cots or cribs for babies ready for you. If you’re interested in dining at the resort, a fully stocked breakfast bar where children can choose their own options is usually a popular choice. If they must choose from a limited selection on a menu, food may be wasted. Think about it, isn’t it more appetizing to choose freshly prepared selections, and to change what you eat from day to day, depending on your appetite?
Let’s think about amenities at the resort. It is essential to have a staff which loves children. Some people don’t like to be around young children, and there’s no fault in preferring the company of adults of or older kids. Perhaps, though, such a person shouldn’t seek employment at a family resort, and said resort should insure that their staff is friendly, welcoming and enthusiastic.
The resort should not only offer a pool, but it is preferable to have a child’s pool or water play area. Whether there is a posted lifeguard or whether families are advised to swim at their own risk is left to the resort, but having multiple water play areas is a bonus.
Finally, think about the fun activities you want to do in Mexico. If you want to swim, surf and snorkel in the water at the beach, so do your children. An excellent resort will offer child sized equipment, along with lessons and child friendly instructors. A prepared resort will also have lists of nearby attractions such as zoos and amusement parks, as well as their operating hours and costs, so your family can have a trip that is jam packed full of fun.
Are you ready to begin planning your family friendly vacation to Mexico? Call your all inclusive travel agent today.