Seems like planning a relaxing beach vacation BC (before children) was a breeze. Just had to get the time off and book the flights, then before you know it, it was time to relax… toes in sand, drink in hand. Planning a relaxing beach vacation now requires a little more planning, but it can be done… even if you don’t have grandparents who can take your kids while you escape to the tropics.
Included in the all-inclusive rate is a fun kids club for four — twelve-year-olds open from 9am- 5pm. There’s also a baby club open during the same hours for one — three-year-olds. The kids club is particularly good for smaller children, as it has its own playground and wading pool with plenty of toys. Another perk is the complimentary strollers/buggies available for guest use.
Disclosure: The author was hosted by the Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton in order to research this story.
Andrea Guthmann is a freelance journalist focusing on family travel. She spent many years as a writer/producer for WTTW-TV, the PBS station in Chicago. Her travel stories have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Parent and on-line travel sites.
A native Floridian, Andrea’s now a big (windy) city mom of 3, who range in age from pre-school to high school. She loves sailing Lake Michigan and visiting the world class museums and restaurants in her sweet home Chicago. Being a scenery starved city girl she loves escaping to the outdoors during vacations and is working hard to raise 3 happy campers.