Podcast #62. Planning Your Next Family Vacation: Top Family-Friendly Hotels and Resorts


Welcome back travelers! Today, we’re giving you a glimpse into how we choose those fabulous, family-friendly hotels and resorts for our travels. It’s all about blending fun, comfort, and adventure for the entire family. Join us, as we share some insights and our top picks that have made our family vacations truly special.

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Our journey in identifying the ideal family vacation spots is driven by a mission to find destinations that cater to both adults and children. For instance, the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach in California is a prime example. Its beachfront location, coupled with family-friendly amenities and proximity to Disneyland, make it a top choice for a diverse family experience.

Venturing to Costa Rica, the Andaz Costa Rica stands out as a perfect balance of luxury and child-friendly fun. From its diverse pool options to the excitement of wildlife encounters, it exemplifies the kind of destination that appeals to all ages. We can’t get over how amazing this resort is and cannot wait to go back!

In Hawaii, the Grand Hyatt Kauai caught our attention. Despite its less swim-friendly beach, the resort compensates with stunning pools and lush landscapes, demonstrating that the allure of a destination can extend beyond the typical beachfront criteria.

Texas offers the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines, a resort that combines the tranquility of the countryside with a plethora of activities like water slides and horseback riding, making it an ideal choice for action-packed family getaways.

Lastly, the Kimpton Seafire in Grand Cayman has all the versatility needed for family travel. Balancing kid-friendly activities with adult luxuries, it’s a splurge-worthy destination offering exceptional experiences.

In this episode, we dive deeper into how each of these resorts offers something unique, ensuring memorable family vacations. Hit play now to learn how to plan that perfect family getaway! Plus, follow the links below if you want to get there for nearly free. 🙂



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Episode Minute By Minute:

  • 00:00 Introduction To Our Favorite Family-Friendly Hotels/Resorts

  • 01:18 Exploring the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach

  • 03:50 Delicious Breakfast at Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach

  • 05:10 Discovering the Andaz Costa Rica

  • 08:37 Additional Activities at Andaz Costa Rica

  • 10:33 Experience at Grand Hyatt Kauai

  • 12:24 Comparing Grand Hyatt Kauai and Hyatt Regency Maui

  • 14:42 Unveiling the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines

  • 17:08 Activities at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines

  • 19:14 A Non-Hyatt Option: Kimpton Seafire in Grand Cayman

  • 19:57 Maximizing Your Hotel Stay with Points

  • 20:19 Making the Most of IHG Points

  • 20:51 Benefits of Booking Multiple Nights

  • 22:50 Hotel Location and Amenities

  • 23:16 Family-Friendly Features and Activities

  • 23:51 Water Activities and Kids Club

  • 25:07 Resort Fees and Inclusions

  • 25:26 Overall Experience and Recommendations

  • 31:54 Honorable Mentions: Other Great Family Hotels

  • 36:39 Future Family Vacation Destinations


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