Need a break from the humdrum of daily life? Planning on a whitewater rafting whistler adventure? A hiking trail? Or are you just looking to relax by the pool?

A family vacation is often the best remedy, but these trips can quickly run up a staggering bill.

So what’s the solution? Family-friendly resorts.

From all-inclusive packages to massive discounts and kids staying for free, it’s the best way to get your R ‘n R without breaking the bank.

Plus, there are kid-friendly resorts for every type of family. Whether you’re in the mood for a Caribbean beach vacay or you want to explore the great outdoors – there is a resort waiting to welcome you.

Here are the best family-friendly resorts!

Azul Beach Resort in Riviera Cancun

Azul Beach Resort Riviera Maya Cancun

Are you searching for a last-minute spring break family vacation? Look no further than Cancun!

As one of the top destinations in Mexico, with glorious white-sand beaches, and near-perfect weather, it’s almost impossible not to have a good time.

Azul Beach Resort by Karisma is sweetening the deal even more by offering a 60% discount off their packages PLUS kids stay for free.

While you unwind, your kids can enjoy the tailor-made activities and feast on menu options even the fussiest of eaters will enjoy.

So what are you waiting for? Say hello to summer vibes and swap out your backyard for dreamy, beachy backdrops!

Park Hyatt Aviara in Carlsbad, California


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Just north of San Diego is the impressive, luxurious five-star Park Hyatt Avaira. Escape to the heart of Carlsbad with the whole family and explore the sprawling 200 hillside acres.

Dad can work on his swing at the golf club (before you attempt to do this though, get your dad to get his practice on with the different equipment available online for all golfers– be it amateur or professional) mom can book a yoga class or massage, and the kids can take part in the tailor-made programs for the different age groups.

If you want to go out of the resort for a couple of hours, Legoland and San Diego Zoo are only a short drive away.

Avaira is truly the perfect backdrop for a quick staycation the whole family will rave about for years to come.

The Lodge at Blue Sky in Utah


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Is your family big on the great outdoors, buuuuuut you don’t want to sacrifice your creature comforts?

Check in to The Lodge at Blue Sky in Utah. Located on a photogenic 3,500 acres, you can spend your family vacation horseback riding, fly fishing, mountain biking, hiking or heliskiing.

When you’ve had your dose of vitamin D for the day, unwind with a treatment at the spa, a glass of whiskey at the on-site distillery, or soak up the last few rays of sunlight at the infinity pool.

Oh, and that’s not all. The canyon facing suites have floor-to-ceiling windows, a private terrace and an outdoor fireplace for roasting marshmallows with the whole fam.

Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California


Good news, everyone! Disneyland Resort in Anaheim is re-opening on the 30th of April 2021!

Pack your kids in the car, and head to the one place on Earth where dreams really do come true.

One thing to keep in mind is that only California residents may visit the parks in groups no larger than three households. You may need to show proof of residency as well.

If you do plan to use the pools, masks are required. Poolside activities such as pool parties and waterslides are still closed until further notice.

Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa, Tennessee


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Dolly Parton’s resort and spa is one of the best family-friendly resorts in the U.S.

Cool off underneath a waterfall, or opt for the indoor option if the weather isn’t on your side.

Inside, you’ll find restaurants serving delicious meals for kids and adults, a playground to keep the little ones busy, and a storytime around the fireplace for guests of all ages.

Want to visit the Dollywood theme park next door? Staying at the resort means you get free transport, early Saturday entry, and TimeSaver passes to skip the entrance line.

If you’re on vacation in Tennesse when the theme park is closed, you can take the whole family up to the Great Smoky Mountains for an outdoor adventure. You can always click here for ideas if you end up in this situation, as there’s a lot to do in this beautiful area.

Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages and Spa


Want to spoil the fam with a trip to the Caribbean?

Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort is one of the top all-inclusive Caribbean resorts for families, hands down.

Drop the kids off at the 45,000 square foot water park (it comes with water slides and a lazy river!) or at the property’s ten pools while you relax at the Red Lane Spa or on the white sands of Grace Bay Beach. The property has just had a pool deck renovation in one of the main pools so you can go and check that out too!

The beach in itself is a reason to visit. It’s considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and the waters are perfect for paddleboarding, windsurfing, kayaking, parasailing, jet skiing, water skiing and more.

C Lazy U Ranch in Colorado

c lazy u ranch

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Since opening its doors in 1919, C Lazy U Ranch has worked its way into America’s heart and earned a spot as Colorado’s top resort.

The all-inclusive ranch boasts programs for every age. Your little ones can enjoy scenic pony rides while the teens can go on whitewater rafting trips.

Only a two-hour drive from Denver, you can make a detour and explore iconic attractions such as the Red Rocks Park & Amphitheater, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science or take the kids to Denver Zoo.

Back at the 8,500 ranch, TVs are a no-show in rooms, and the cellphone signal is weak. It’s the ultimate family-friendly getaway for parents and kids looking to disconnect from the online world and spend a couple of days out in the sun exploring nature.

Which one of these family-friendly resorts are you itching to book first?