Kids Clubs at Luxury Hotels

Kids Club Where Your Little Ones Can Stay While You and Your Significant Other Play

For many people, their fondest childhood memories are family vacations; trips to the seashore, thrills at amusement parks or discovering that *surprise* mom and dad can actually be fun humans and not just parents.  That’s why vacationing with your children is so important.

But it’s also just as important to carve out a little date time with your spouse while on vacation, which is not always an easy thing to do. Thankfully, these seven all-inclusive resorts recognize the need for both family time, as well as rediscovering why you fell in your love with your spouse in the first place — sans kids, of course.

These luxury resorts feature gorgeous settings, beautiful swimming pools, and countless family activities. In addition, they also offer kids clubs where your children can stay while you go out and play. Some are free; while others charge a fee. And these clubs aren’t just for the wee ones. Some resorts even have designated clubs where teens can hang out with their peers — and that’s so much cooler than being stuck with little bro or sis, right?

Four Seasons Oahu at Ko Olina, Oahu, Hawaii

No Charge Clubs

Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
This luxury, all-villa resort’s Kids Club is open to children who are between the ages of 5 and 11. It features a playroom and video games, and children can enjoy a variety of activities, such as face painting or movie showings. There is also a separate club for older kids, where tweens and teens can enjoy munching on snacks and playing video games.

Caneel Bay Resort, St. John, U.S.V.I.  
During the day, the use of the Caneel Bay Resort’s children’s center – aka Turtle Town – is included in your room rate. So if you have little ones between the ages of 3 and 12, they can spend the day doing arts and crafts and participating in fun education programs at this resort’s kids’ club. For example, they might spend time learning how to cook, play steel drums or go on a nature walk. Turtle Town also boasts a nice outdoor playground. The club is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. There is also an evening program from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., which includes dinner and a movie for $50 per child.

Four Seasons Oahu at Ko Olina, Oahu, Hawaii
This resort’s Kids For All Seasons (KFAS) is a supervised program that is based in the state-of-the-art KFAS center. The program is open to children who are between the ages of 5 and 12. The center, which boasts a media room and a computer area, is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. Your children can enjoy a variety of activities at this club, such as lei making, hula lessons, sandcastle building, painting, or soccer games. Snacks and lunch are also provided.

One & Only Ocean Club, Nassau, Bahamas
Your children, ages 4 to 12, can enjoy this resort’s complimentary kids’ club, which boasts a dedicated arts and crafts room, a computer center and a gaming area. In addition, this club also offers a variety of fun and educational experiences. The One & Only Ocean Club’s center is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day. Children younger than four can attend, but must be accompanied by a parent.  A nice little bonus? Your child will receive a free welcome gift on the first day that they attend the kids’ club.

Ritz-Carlton, Bali
The Ritz Kids Club offers children, ages 4 to 12, a fun and fantastic place to hang out from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  In addition to indoor play areas, this amazing kids’ club boasts a mini water park that even has its own waterslide. Your children can also romp around on the club’s playground or enjoy interesting activities, such as sand castle building or kite making. All of the club’s activities are based on the “four pillars of the program” – water, land, culture and a concern for the environment.

For a Fee

Atlantis, Paradise Island
While Atlantis does charge a fee for its clubs, it is important to remember that kids 11 years of age and under stay free with their parents. Atlantis offers three different clubs. For youngsters who are 3 to 11, there is the Atlantis Kids Adventure, where your little ones can enjoy a variety of activities, such as culinary classes or theater lessons. Your child must be toilet trained to participate. For tweens, there is Club Rush, where they can play video games, listen to a live DJ or watch moves. Teens have Crush, which is a 14,000-square-foot space outfitted with amenities, such as pool tables and PlayStations. Fees and cover charges vary for each club, so make sure to check the resort’s website.

Resort at Paws Up, Montana
Paws Up offers the Kids Corps of Discovery clubs. These clubs are designed around outdoor activities and divided into two age groups — the Little Discoverers for ages 3 to 5 and the Adventure Club for ages 6 to 12. Children will enjoy old-fashioned fun rather than video games at these clubs. Some of the activities they might try include mining for sapphires, swimming in a lake or exploring a ghost town. The cost for a half day program is $100, while a full day is $200. Paws Up also has a Junior Wrangler program for kids 8 to 13 who want to participate in a three-day horseback riding program. The cost of that program is $550.