Soaking up the summer while it lasts and making the most of the warm weather and free time with the family can be a race against time. While the longer days are cooling off and the threat of school and hectic schedules is on the horizon, there’s still plenty of time to snag one last beach vacation with the whole family.
A jaunt to the Bahamas is definitely a worthwhile summer retreat.
Sailing into the summer sunset is more enjoyable when it’s at a resort. With luxury services, inclusive amenities and regional add-ons, planning your summer vacation for all ages and interests is all the more attainable.
Away from the main tourist resorts and nightlife of Nassau, but with all the same Bahamian attractions, the resort’s cozy, elevated atmosphere exudes tropical charm and high-end vibes. Choose one- to four-bedroom villas with paradise views inside and out.
When you want to hang with the whole family …
What’s a trip to the Bahamas without swimming with Exuma’s favorite pigs? Choose an off-site excursion with the kids and swim with pigs, snorkel coral reefs, feed local stingrays and take sea-fishing tours. Stay at the resort and lounge by the pool, or take an adults-only break with the Grand Isle Resort’s on-site nanny service.
Speaking of adults’ only …
The resort’s 23 North Beach Club is an adults-only retreat by way of infinity pool. Enjoy fine dining and grown-up fun and amenities, including a golf course with a 9th– and 10th-hole bar. For even more R&R, SeaStar Spa lets the ocean be its guide with skin and body treatments infusing the natural elements and local ingredients.
Kids’ corner …
This is a family vacation, after all. Vacationing kids ages 5 to 12 enjoy The Hummingbird Hut, a kids club offering complimentary activities, including pool treasure hunts, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, boogie boarding, horseshoes and really anything else they can come up with. The Hut is open 10 a.m.–3 p.m. The kids can get the most out of the resort on their own time before meeting back up with the whole family for dinner.
Pick and choose different activities around the resort to enjoy with or without the kids. The diverse activities on and off the resort allow guests to customize their vacation. Not a bad way to send off summer in style.
Pro Tip: Always check the special offers and promotions section before booking. The rotating seasonal deals and promotions can make this luxury stay more affordable and inclusive.
In times of stress, boredom and even enjoyment, some of us find ourselves reaching for a treat or two — or a dozen. When you need the crunch or sweetness of a snack, but not all the guilt and remorse to follow, registered dietician Lisa Moskovitz, founder and CEO, New York Nutrition Group, recommends these not-so-bad snacks — they’re also great in kids’ lunches or as after-school snacks!
This summer, family travel at The Peninsula receives an upgrade with the debut of Camp Peninsula, a children’s experience that recreates the spirit of camping right in the heart of Beverly Hills. The journey begins with a special welcome from Peter Bear, the hotel’s lovable mascot, at check-in. After taking a picture with the life-sized teddy bear, kids will be whisked away by a Peninsula Camp Counselor to a luxurious guestroom where a charming teepee awaits. An afternoon of camp-themed games and activities, including a hotel-wide scavenger hunt, rounds off the family-friendly experience, fun for children of all ages. Whether it’s a luxe staycation or an extended holiday, Camp Peninsula is an ideal way to ensure the little ones are happy campers.
The first refreshing aspect of Morgan’s Wonderland is its inspiration; a real person instead of a cast of cartoon characters. The second, all the more innovative and meaningful, her parents channeled her resilience and zest for life into a destination of pure family fun, designed to be more inclusive than some of the most-visited theme parks on the planet.
Whether the young adults or young professionals in your life are heading back to school, the office or some new version of normal, sending them off with something thoughtful is always in style. Check this list for something your loved one (or yourself) can use to ease out of the house with style.