When it comes to all-inclusive, family-friendly beach resorts, it’s hard to top Fantasia Bahia Principe Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. One of seven hotels that make up the Bahia Principe’s Punta Cana property, Fantasia is its family-friendly luxury option, something that comes with a number of perks.
The Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Card recently launched BoldFamilyTravel.Chase.com, an interactive, online resource allowing families to plan future travel together. The launch followed the Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Card Survey of parents and grandparents that revealed most parents believe children are important resources for planning family vacations and that one-third of parents don’t currently involve their children in planning but would like to.
So you want to get everyone away for a week or so? Grandma, grandpa, aunts and uncles? If you’ve ever attempted to plan a big family getaway before, you likely know there are many aspects of travel you can find to squabble about, from the best hotels to stay in, the best neighborhood in a destination to stay in, the cost of the activities you’re planning and everything in between.
You might not think I’m going to write about dessert, but, in fact, I am. I spent last week cruising the Caribbean on a mother-daughter trip. We both agreed Terre-de-Haut, Les Saintes, Guadeloupe, was one of our favorite stops. We loved the vibe of the town, its Parisian feel and the charm and buzz of the streets.
It’s all too easy to come down with a serious case of wanderlust this time of year. The hectic holiday season turned into a seemingly endless stretch of winter. Spring break is still months away. And summer? Well, that feels like it’ll never get here.
While old standbys are the safe, assured route for a family vacation, there are plenty of lesser-known locations worth exploring. Yes, this can put your family a bit outside their comfort zone and may be even a little challenging to pull off, but it also comes with (typically) fewer tourists and crowds, more authentic cultural experiences and unique travel opportunities and events.