A blissful tropical climate softened by Atlantic trade winds, pinkish-white, sugar-soft beaches, fabulous scuba diving, and laid-back catamaran cruises… These are just some of the fabulous experiences to be savoured in one of the Caribbean’s most popular and welcoming destinations - Barbados.
Family-friendly Resorts for a Post-lockdown Getaway
Make the most of your family holiday post-lockdown with a stay at one of our hand-picked AMR Collection resorts in Mexico and the Dominican Republic. We’ve showcased four of our favourites: Dreams Sapphire Riviera Cancun and Dreams Onyx Punta Cana, both of which have had a lot of renovations and enhancements to their family amenities, and Dreams Playa Mujeres and Dreams Dominicus La Romana, well-established family-friendly resorts with popular family sections and room categories.
Dreams Sapphire Resort & Spa, Mexico
Renovated for its 2021 reopening, with a family water park, beachfront swim-out suites, suites for larger families, kids’-club splash park and toddler pool, and yoga room among its fresh offerings, this extensive all-suite resort features architecture and decor inspired by ancient Mayan culture. The resort also offers the group’s famous Unlimited-Luxury® all-inclusive package including reservation-free dining in eight restaurants (one adult-only), unlimited top-shelf drinks, 24-hour room service and a daily-replenished mini-bar.
With such a vast array to do here, your only problem will be knowing where to start: among your options are water sports on a lovely beach protected by an artificial sea barrier, big-screen movies on the sand, golf on nearby championship courses, and excursions to the likes of Akumal (famed for its nesting sea turtles), the Mayan archaeological site of Tulum and the X-Caret ecological/archaeological theme park.
Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort, Mexico
Set on a white-sand beach within the exclusive gated community of Playa Mujeres – itself within a world-famous golf course designed by Greg Norman – this expansive, fun-loving all-suite resort includes three vast levels of swimming pools including two infinity pools with sea views, six whirlpools, a kids’ pool, two water parks (one for younger children) and a lazy river. ‘Villa’ suites and connecting suites sleeping up to nine make this a great choice for a multigenerational holiday or a getaway with another family or friends.
Included in your package are kids’ and teen clubs, activities and evening entertainment ranging from water sports to Spanish or dance lessons. And should you wish to explore your surroundings, excursions can be arranged; snorkelling tours and visits to the Nichupte-Borjorquez lagoon with its world-class fly and spin tackle fishing are just a couple of your options.
Dreams Onyx Resort & Spa, Dominican Republic
On a blissful palm-fringed beach, this lively all-inclusive, all-suite resort features a new-in-2021 family section including a water park with slides and a lazy river with a swim-up bar, kids’ and teen clubs, and three restaurants. The six swimming pools include an infinity pool, kid’s pool, saltwater pool, two exclusive Preferred Club pools (one adult-only) and the new family fun pool. Family-friendly options in the central plaza include a burger place and an ice-cream parlour.
Excursions in the area include sailboat or speedboat trips to nearby islands, with the potential for some dolphin-spotting en route, and snorkelling or diving at the coral reef of Catalina Island.
Connecting rooms make Dreams Onyx Resort & Spa perfect for multigenerational holidays or other family reunions, including the 320 new Premium Junior Suites. All suites have a whirlpool tub on their terrace or balcony.
Dreams Dominicus La Romana, Dominican Republic
On lovely Bayahibe Beach with its water sports, this fun-packed all-inclusive resort has Italian-inspired architecture, a splendid spa and lively kids’ and teen clubs. Its Preferred Club includes a Family Suites area with options with up to three bedrooms, sleeping up to 11 – ideal for holidays with grandparents, extended family or friends – plus a family-themed restaurant, a pool and a splash pool.
Activities and excursions range from sailing and snorkelling to golf on nearby championship courses and trips to nearby Saona Island, Catalina Island’s coral reef.
To book your next sun-kissed family escape, contact your Travel Counsellor today and take advantage of exclusive benefits including full financial protection and a 24-hour duty office ready to assist you before, during and after your stay.
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