Traveling with kids is an adventure on its own, and finding accommodations that celebrate and support traveling families makes these family travel experiences unforgettable in the best way. Our little tribe prefers to explore new places by the sea, and we’ve been lucky to stay at a number of awesome family beach resorts around the globe. Today I’ve rounded up a few of the best family beach resorts in the world that make every family’s vacation nothing but magic.
13+ Best Family Beach Resorts in the World
Belmond in Koh Samui
65/10 Baan Tai, Maenam, Koh Samui, Surat Thani 84330, Thailand
This resort is a magical place nestled in a quieter part of Koh Samui. The exceptionally shallow private beach with bath warm water is the most kid/toddler friendly beach we’ve ever experienced, along with the always warm and welcoming resort staff that focuses on even the smallest details (they remembered me mentioning it was our son’s 3rd birthday the day we arrived and surprised him with a chocolate birthday cake with candles and all the decorations!). From roomy villas to choose your own adventure excursion and activity options, the Belmond Koh Samui is truly heaven on earth.
Parents Perks: Tennis court, jungle bike tours and windsurfing.
Kids Perks: Shallow, private beach perfect and safe for toddlers to play in.
St Regis Bali
Kawasan Pariwisata, Nusa Dua, Lot S6, Benoa, South Kuta, Nusa Dua, Bali 80363, Indonesia
This luxurious location combined with superb customer service is apt to keep any family returning. The private beach is a few steps from each villa, the pools have shallow, kid friendly sections, the brunch buffet spread is nothing short of awesome, private drivers are available at the front of the gated resort for tours, restaurants, and exploring the nearby areas, and the butler service for each guest means the resort aims to make every guests’ stay above and beyond their highest expectations.
Parents Perks: St. Regis Spa, Aqua Vitale Sea Salt Bath Therapy, and plenty of award-winning wine.
Kids Perks: Learning center, video games, and indoor fun for kids ages 4-12.
Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa
A very playful, family-friendly resort that’s all things Disney, yet also relaxing and fun for parents. From character brunches to a private beach to the spacious rooms, Aulani is a dream resort for any family.
Parent Perks: Laniwai Spa, and an adult pool with swim-up bar.
Kids Perks: Disney Character Brunch is one of the biggest and brightest experiences, period. Kids ages 3-12 can enjoy Aunty’s Beach House while kids ages 13-17 can enjoy a tween and teen character night, spa and a community game room.
Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun
Boulevard Kukulkan Km 16.5, Zona Hotelera, Cancun, 77500
The poolside Mexican Fiesta is by far the most entertaining event that occurs at this family beach resort. You’ll enjoy learning more about the Mexican culture while relaxing poolside when you vacation here.
Parent Perks: Water Sports, onsite dining, and Free Wi-Fi.
Kids Perks: Kids’ and teen clubs, Pools and pirate ship, and Mexicana parties.
Turtle Bay Resort
North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii
One of our all time favorite family resorts in the world, also happens to be the very same place we said our “I Do’s.” Turtle Bay Resort is a wonderful place in paradise for all types of travelers, with or without kids, with private, kid friendly beaches, super fun kids only pools with an epic water slide, beach toys available to rent each day, and lots of kid friendly dining options right on the property.
Parents Perks: Roy’s beachside restaurant offers to go casual snacks and refreshing drinks and ice cream and a full sit down lunch and dinner menu. Scenic romantic restaurants on the property, luxurious spa packages, horseback riding excursions, and so much more.
Kids Perks: Beach toys and water activity gear available to rent by the beach, a rad kids pool with an even more awesome water slide, shallow pools for toddlers and new swimmers.
Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa
Carretera Chetumal , Tulum Quintana Roo, 77761
Become a kid again while enjoying the trampoline at this family beach resort and spa in Tulum. From swimming pools to dance lessons and themed dinners, you’ll be able to decompress and have a relaxing vacation here.
Parents Perks: Isolated beach locale, close to the Tulum Mayan ruins, and Bicycling.
Kids Perks: Babysitting, Children Programs, and Kids’ theme meals.
La Bastide De Gordes
Rue de la Combe, 84220 Gordes, France
Think of fields full of purple lavender and cobblestone roads when you opt to stay at this family beach resort in France.
Parent Perks: Babysitting services for parents to enjoy date nights and adult adventure activities and excursions.
Kids Perks: Outdoor game zone, indoor game room, and organized treasure hunts.
The Royal Haciendas
Cancun-Chetumal Highway km 289+10, Playa del Carmen, 77710
This resort has everything you need within walking distance and never feels too crowded. The family rooms can comfortably fit groups up to six so you won’t free cramped on family vacation.
Parent Perks: Fully stocked mini supermarket on site, water sports and golf.
Kids Perks: Yoga, teen and tween clubs, and diving.
AZUL Beach Resort
Carretera Federal Cancun-Tulum Km. 27.5, , Puerto Morelos, 77580
One of the smallest of resorts that are along the Riviera Maya, but by far a favorite due to the feel like you’ve stepped into a giant spa when visiting the beach. This family beach resort provides amazing views and much relaxation.
Parent Perks: In-room baby gear, beach, golf and water Sports.
Kids Perks: Children Programs, game room, kids’ pool and kid’s theme dinners.
Iberostar Paraiso Maya
Carretera Chetumal – P. Juarez Km 309, Playa Paraiso, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Enjoy this family beach resort that’s located right on the beach of Playa Paraiso in Mexico. The dine around privileges is by far one of the best additions to your family stay here.
Parent Perks: Nightly professional shows and entertainment, casino, PADI certified instructors, babysitting services, tennis, golf.
Kids Perks: Kids “Star Camp” Club for ages 4-12 offers fun activities and a lazy river pool. The wave pool and game room are also big hits, along with a club for tweens and teens.
The Buccaneer Hotel
5007 Estate Shoys, Christiansted, St Croix 00824, USVI
This family-run resort is a playground for all ages, offering days of lounging, snorkeling and kayaking for the whole family. With 340-acres there’s always room to roam for both adults and children.
Parent Perks: Hideaway spa that offers hair services, manicures and pedicures as well as a 24/7 fitness center.
Kids Perks: Daily year round complimentary activities, and a kids’ camp room with many activities.
The Resort at Pedregal
Camino del Mar 1, Pedregal, 23455 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico
This privately accessible 24-acre site offers the whole family fun, relaxation and activities during your family vacation.
Parent Perks: Luna y Mar Spa and adult only pool.
Kids Perks: The Tortuguitas Kids Club, The Teen Guide, and activities geared towards all age groups.
Le Reve Boutique Beachfront Hotel
Playa Xcalacoco Fracción 2A, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
This location is more of a beachfront hotel that welcomes adults and children. With only 25 rooms, you may want to call to book well in advance so that you don’t miss your chance to experience this relaxing location.
Parents Perks: Cooking classes, private beach, tequila tasting, romantic dinner experiences, babysitting services.
Kids Perks: Private beach and shallow pool areas for kids.