Ocean in foreground with strip of beach and a lagoon onshore. People are in kayaks and on a raft in the lagoon. The hotel is in the background.
You can even arrange for a kayak excursion through the mangroves forest for a change to take in some of the local marine life.
Photo Credit: Hawks Cay

7 High-End Resorts That Offer the Ultimate Luxury Family Vacation

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If you’re looking to go all out on your next vacation, you have lots of fabulous options for luxury family travel. The best luxury family vacations are often found at high-end resorts that offer a wide range of activities for everyone, from tiny tots and teens to the adults.

Adding to this, these resorts will have lots of fun attractions nearby and the chance for some relaxation too.

Simply pick one of the following fully loaded resorts, and then get together your family vacation packing list. You can’t go wrong!

Hawks Cay Resort, Duck Key, Florida Keys

The Florida Keys offer the chance for a Caribbean-style vacation without the need for passports. Hawks Cay Resort on Duck Key may be the ultimate in luxury when it comes to the best family vacations.

It’s a big hit with families thanks to its wealth of activities, like dolphin experiences, miniature golf, a water slide shaped like a pirate ship and a kids’ club. It also offers multi-bedroom villas that make it easy for everyone to stretch out and enjoy their own space.

By taking advantage of the exceptional concierge services you can even arrange for a kayak excursion through the mangroves forests to see an array of colorful marine life, and perhaps even an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin or two.

Outdoor patio with lounge chairs, rectangular tables with candles and centerpieces, and a fountain. Golf course in the background.The Arizona Grand has special spa treatments for children and teens.Photo Credit: Arizona Grand Resort

Arizona Grand Resort, Phoenix, AZ

Luxury family resorts in the USA abound. Just a 15-minute drive from the Phoenix airport is the impressive Arizona Grand Resort, which sits at the base of South Mountain Preserve. It’s hard to imagine a kid that wouldn’t like its gigantic seven-acre water park, Oasis, which boasts water slides that plunge nearly 70 feet, a water play area for the little ones, a wave pool and a tubing river.

There’s even special spa treatments designed specifically for children and teens. When it comes to dining, neither kids or their parents will be disappointed as there are five restaurants to choose from, including the family favorite, the cowboy-themed steakhouse called Rustler’s Rooste that has a fun wild west atmosphere.

The resort also features a kids’ club, with morning and afternoon sessions daily, where kids can enjoy the daily theme and all sorts of activities, while mom and dad get to have some much needed alone time.

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Multi-floor hotel on right hand side with palm trees and other trees down below and ocean in distance on the left.A water lover's dream, Aulani has a lazy river, pool and two waterslides.Photo Credit: Disney Aulani

Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, Oahu, Hawaii

If you’re looking for the perfect blend of tropical and Disney, head to one of Hawaii’s most beloved family-friendly resorts. The Aulani sits on a lush 642-acre property and offers everything you’d expect from a Disney resort.

Not only are guests greeted by Disney characters that wander the grounds looking to delight kids and the kids-at-heart, but there’s a beautiful pool, a lazy river, a man-made reef and lagoon, and two water slides.

Pool parties are even hosted and include appearances by Disney characters, as well as dancing, games, interactive activities and the chance to learn about surf culture. Families also appreciate the chance to enjoy the comforts of home by booking an upgraded room that includes a full kitchen and a washer and dryer.

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