Not only are family vacations a blast, but they’re also super important for making shared memories that your kids will always keep with them. But, let’s be honest. Sometimes we want to have a little adult time on vacation, too.
Parents, you’re going to want to bookmark this one for your next family-friendly vacation. In addition to gorgeous white-sand beaches and tons of picture-perfect pools, Palladium Hotel Group’s Punta Cana Complex has the most amazing kids club ever — and no, we’re not exaggerating.
If you want to spend a few hours at the beach or get a relaxing spa treatment, your children will have a blast hanging out and playing at the kids club. You might actually have a hard time getting them to leave the kids club when you’re done.
The kids club, which is the largest in Punta Cana, is everything your child could dream up in his imagination — and then some. The resort has areas for kids of all ages, including a Baby Club for children one to three years old, a Mini Club for children four to 12 and a Black & White Junior Club for children ages 13 to 18.
When you walk up, the first thing you’ll notice is that the kids club looks just like a castle, complete with (fake) pirates and canons.
There’s a zipline just for kids, an outdoor rock-climbing wall, a trampoline, a race track with bikes and tons of room for activities like board games, arts and crafts and playing dress-up.
There’s a cozy theater with bean bag-style chairs, too.
The staff at the kids club are specially trained to accommodate children on the autism spectrum, and there’s even a sensory-friendly room inside the club.
Staffers also regularly lead children in themed activities and workshops like pirate parties, painting classes, cooking lessons, jewelry-making sessions and more. For older children, there’s a pool table and video games.
For those moments when you want to spend time together as a family, there’s also a special pirate-themed kids pool at Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa, complete with sharks, turtles, slides and a pirate ship for kids to climb all over (and plenty of lounge chairs for Mom and Dad).
As if that weren’t enough, the resort even has its own mascot, Raggs. He and his friends make regular appearances throughout the resort and attend special events. Parents can even request a special breakfast with Raggs.
Kid-friendly amenities aside, the resort is also designed with families in mind. There are lofts and master junior suites that give families extra room to spread out, with extra bathrooms, two floors, sitting areas and more. Even the pickiest eaters will find something to munch on at the resort’s many a la carte and buffet-style restaurants, which can easily accommodate food allergies and intolerances. Plus, this all-inclusive resort is actually super affordable. Rates start at $80.75 per person, per night.
Not traveling with the kids this time around? You might prefer TRS Turquesa, the adults-only hotel at the resort. There are two restaurants available for the exclusive use of TRS Turquesa guests, as well as seven exclusive swimming pools and private beach access. TRS Turquesa guests also have butler service and 24-hour room service. It’s luxurious, tranquil and relaxing, with a side of fun since you have access to all the other amenities located at the resort complex.
Another adults-only option is TRS Cap Cana, a smaller hotel with just 115 luxury suites, each with amenities like 24-hour room service, private check-in and a 24-hour personal assistant. Located close to an exclusive marine, you can enjoy fishing, diving and boat trips, though you’ll be tempted to lounge by the two serene swimming pools all day instead.