We’re big proponents of picking a wedding resort based on the ages and interests of your guests. It’s a particularly important piece of advice for couples traveling with families, whether it’s their own extended clan or good friend bringing kids to the wedding. As most of us can attest to firsthand, the average 3 year old has the attention span of, say, roughly three minutes, so finding a property with no shortage of fun is key to ensuring everyone’s sanity.
But hey, we think you should be having a ball, too! That’s why we’re rounding up some of our favorite family-friendly resorts that not only cater to kids, but make sure you’re relaxing and letting loose right along with them.
For you: 15 exceptional restaurants, a Vegas-caliber nightclub, and a Jack Nicklaus signature golf course.
For the kids: A kid’s arcade, surf simulator in the water park, and teen lounge stocked with gaming systems and kid-approved mini fridges.
For you: A lively night scene with live shows in the Monte Alban Theatre and Jaguar’s nightclub.
For the kids: a “trainer for a day” course at the on-site dolphinarium, plus a sweet miniature golf course and both kid and teen clubs.
For you: Merengue, bachata, salsa, and dueling karaoke and piano bars to keep you dancing all night.
For the kids: Mini disco nights, Olympic-styled games on the beach and a kid’s aquatic park to wear them out.
For you: Heavenly swim-up bars, sun terraces by the pool and a relaxing, adults-only spa for some couple time.
For the kids: a fun playground and day club, plus a great kids-only pool.
For you: an 18-hole, par 72 championship golf course, to-die-for beachfront massages and a flare for gastronomic dining.
For the kids: Lucy Kid’s Club for 4-12 year old guests, along with a sizeable waterpark and teen club golf.
For you: A 1,643 square ft. casino onsite and a packed special events calendar that rotates through the resort’s lounges and bars.
For the kids: The fully-supervised Explorer’s Club, with weekly campouts and big screen movies on the beach, along with teen rock climbing and batting cage.