One key to happiness when traveling with teens is having enough room that everyone can have some space. That’s why concepts like the all suites Solmar Hotels & Resorts at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula are great.
These hotels have space for families, especially those of us who travel with fully grown adult-sized teenagers.
The hotel, rated among the “Top 15 Hotels in Baja California” by Condé Nast Traveler’s 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards, is breathtakingly beautiful, the service is first rate and the infinity pool along the private beach makes you want to never leave and go home.
A Room with a View–and a Kitchen
Even better, there’s a kitchen in the suite, which serves another important teen need: the need to eat. And eat. And eat, which can be enough to break the family vacation budget. But when you have a kitchen in the room, it’s easy to lay in enough food (downtown Cabo San Lucas is a short walk from Grand Solmar) to keep those teenage tummies full until dinner.
The hotel is built with all of the rooms looking out at the ocean, so the view can feed your soul while you feed their stomachs. If that doesn’t do the trick, head down to the luxurious pool and swim up to the bar for a little tequila to make you forget the stresses of home.
This is one of five all-suites properties operated by Solmar Hotels & Resorts. Grand Solmar Land’s End Resort & Spa, the newest, is adding a new swimming pool, lobby and Kids Club with a whimsical treehouse design. The company also is adding more studios, master suites, presidential suites and two-bedroom penthouses–all of which have one more bathroom than they have bedrooms, another nice amenity when traveling with teens obsessed by how they look and smell.
If the high-end suites are anything like those at Playa Grande, you’ll drool over the luxury, the outdoor patio and private pool and the sweeping views of the private beach and churning sea. If you worry that giving your kids that much luxury will spoil them, the hotel has a unique program that allows families to give back to the community, the Helping Hands Tour.