As your children get older, you might find it's often hard to get your entire family in the same place at the same time. Between soccer practice, dance rehearsals & spending time with friends, it may seem like even family dinners are out of the question.
If this sounds familiar, you are not alone. A February survey cited by Fox News shows that 71 percent of parents with kids between the ages of 5 & 17 say they would love to spend more time with them. In fact, 96 percent said they would give up at least one thing – like sleeping, a hobby or coffee – for a year to spend even just one extra hour with their children.
So what's a parent to do? According to the survey, one of the best options is planning a family vacation. A total of 97 percent of parents who took a family trip said the experience helped them learn new things about their kids, while others said the experience got their families excited & allowed them to be more affectionate with each other.
If parents are ready to bond with their family on a sun-kissed vacation, here's a few destinations worth checking out:
Beaches Turks & Caicos If you want to keep the whole family entertained, look no further than Beaches Turks & Caicos. This resorts boasts a 45,000-square-foot waterpark, a 12-mile beach, an XBox 360® Game Garage, a lively teen disco & plenty of other amenities to create a blissful vacation for everyone. At the same time, this resort features one-, two- and three-bedroom suites that are spacious enough for your entire family, no matter how many children you have in tow.
Beaches Negril, Jamaica At Beaches Negril, parents & kids have access to some of the Caribbean's best entertainment, whether they want to frolic on Jamaica's stunning Seven-Mile Beach, take scuba diving classes, learn how to scratch records like a DJ or have some wet & wild fun at Pirates Island Waterpark. With so much for families to do together, we know they will leave Beaches Negril feeling closer than ever.
Azul Fives Resort, Mexico One of the best hotels for families in Mexico is Azul Fives Resort. Here, parents & kids can experience luxurious accommodations, including suites large enough for the entire family, a Kids Club, flexible dining options & daily entertainment. Additionally, the resort is located just minutes from the colorful Playa del Carmen, meaning there will never be a shortage of local activities.