Planning a family vacation can be a very exciting time for families, and usually each family member has a place they have always wanted to visit or one they have been dreaming about. Taking a vacation together as a family can help nurture and tighten family bonds, so it is hands-down the best way to spend quality time together in a refreshing new setting. When you hold your next family meeting and begin brainstorming vacation ideas, you may start to discover that everyone wants to experience something different or each family member has varying needs or hotel requests.

Let’s face it, family vacations come in all shapes and sizes with a variety of unique needs when travelling and luckily, Barcelo Hotels and Resorts offers a wide range of activities to satisfy all of those family-oriented travel needs and travel personalities. Barcelo serves up an eclectic menu of fun, family- friendly activities, amenities and programs to satisfy every family member – making this resort chain a popular choice for those travelling to Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and Costa Rica.

If you visit the charming Barcelo Langosta Beach in Costa Rica, the kids will keep active all day with water sports, feast on grilled treats at daily beach BBQs, and enjoy the Kids Club.

Stay at the fabulous Barcelo Punta Cana Premium in the Dominican Republic where there is a mini-disco, kids pool, trapeze and rock climbing for the entire family to enjoy.

The Deluxe Barcelo Bavaro Palace is another popular resort with families owing to its Family Club inclusions, with features like kids pagers, family concierge service, a wet ‘n’ wild water park, turn down service and special beach kits for kids.

With rooms right in the beach section, staying along Bavaro Beach at this Punta Cana resort can’t be beat!

Bathe in the rays on sun-kissed El Cortecito Beach at the Barcelo Dominican Beach where the kids can burn off extra energy in the Kids Club or play in the games room. From language lessons to beach volleyball, archery and board games, the whole family will relish this quality time together.

Families love booking their stay at the Barcelo Puerto Plata because of its Barcy Kids Club, game area, miniature golf, and live nightly entertainment.

The Barcelo Huatulco Beach situated on Tangolunda Bay is perfect for families who like splash pools, aqua aerobics, and a myriad of live entertainment.

When you stay at the Barcelo Grand Faro Los Cabos, your family is in for a real treat! There’s plenty of ways to keep busy, including a family amusement centre, teenager family room, and even a family-friendly Jacuzzi!

These hotels and resorts are located in exotic destinations like explorer’s haven, Costa Rica, where there are various excursions, stunning landscapes and eco-tours at every turn. Teens can keep busy with kayaking, deep sea fishing and surfing in tropical places like Los Cabos and Huatulco, and the whole family will love relaxing on the famed Bavaro Beach in Punta Cana.

With top tropical locations, family-friendly fun, and dedicated kids programs, the opportunities to make your next family vacation a memorable one at any of these resorts is endless. While trying to satisfy each family member’s unique tastes and needs will always be a challenge, the Barcelo Hotels & Resorts has made an art of catering to families with its personalized perks and programs, aiming to please with great value and the perfect dose of fun.