The Best Tropical Family Vacations
After a long, cold winter, families cannot wait for the warmer months to go on a vacation. Some families go to tropical vacation hot spots to kick back while enjoying the warmer climate. Not all tropical vacation spots, however, are suitable for families. Some places are more adult with loud beach
parties and drinking. This may not be an atmosphere for a family, especially those with young children. A good tropical destination for a family is a place where everyone can have a quiet and relaxing time while enjoying a wholesome atmosphere together.
Hawaii offers plenty of tropical places where families can stay for a vacation. Whether at a resort or rented condominium, a family can go to the beach and enjoy the warm breeze while swimming or basking under the sun. The islands of Waikiki, Oahu and Maui are some of the family-oriented tropical islands that compose Hawaii. There are different activities for all ages, from snorkeling, parasailing, horseback riding, surfing, luaus and dolphin adventures where families can swim with the dolphins. Underwater tours provided by mini-subs and dinner cruises are also available for families to enjoy good food and entertainment. Families can learn about the Hawaiian culture and traditions by attending different workshops and luaus offered by hotels and travel agencies.
Outside the United States, one of the tropical places to go to where families can enjoy their vacation is the Cayman Islands. Several resorts are kid-friendly and offer activities for children. Resorts have pools for little kids close to the adult pools; some even have a pool for kids within a pool so parents can closely watch their children.
The clear waters of the Cayman Islands offer snorkeling and underwater adventures. Families can explore the white, sandy beaches and have a wonderful time together. Families can play with sea turtles in Boatswain's Beach, riding the waves at Black Pearl Skate and Surf Park. Kids can rollick aboard a pirate ship or learn about Cayman's ecosystem at Sir Turtle's Sea School and many more.
There is a wide array of choices of hotel accommodation to fit every family's budget, from luxury hotels, villas and condos to the more budget-friendly hotels and resorts. For families traveling on a budget, there are modest hotels that provide great value. Families can purchase all-inclusive packages to save hundreds of dollars on airfare and hotel accommodations. Some packages offer free airfare, accommodation, activities and meals for children so that families can do more for less money. Families on a budget can visit caymanislands.ky for more information on specials and promotions.
The Cayman Islands are one of the best tropical destinations for a family retreat, be it a traditional family vacation, a special family reunion, or just a long weekend with the family. The best time to travel to the Cayman Islands is from spring to early summer to avoid the hurricane season.
In Asia, one of the safest tropical destinations is Singapore. For families who would like to explore and learn about an Asian culture without having to worry too much about safety, Singapore is the place to be.
There are different choices of accommodations to fit every budget, from luxury hotels at Orchard Road to the less expensive lodgings at the City Fringe. For families who can afford the splurge, staying at luxury hotels, such as the Ritz Carlton or the Raffles Hotel, can provide more comfortable and luxurious accommodations. The legendary Raffles Hotel provides wonderful service, shopping boutiques and good restaurants. It also provides an excellent tropical getaway within the city center. To some, Raffles Hotel is Singapore.
Family activities include going to attractions that include Singapore Science Centre, Dixie's Minigolf, St. John's Island, Sentosa Island, Underwater World Singapore in Sentosa, Pasir Ris Kid's Kampung Snow Town and Sijori Wondergolf. Families can also explore the sandy beaches that surround the island and enjoy a wide array of food choices. Singapore is famous for its diverse and delicious food. tThere are cheap places to eat, such as outside food stalls, food courts with dozens of mini restaurants that serve delicious Chinese, Malay and Indian cuisines.
It is important for travelers going to Singapore to familiarize themselves with certain laws and regulations that the city imposes. There is a stiff penalty for littering and vandalism; this is why Singapore is one of the cleanest cities in the world. Visitors traveling with prescribed medications should make sure they bring their prescriptions with them to avoid confiscation. Travelers can visit travel.state.gov to read more details about Singapore's laws and regulations.
Josienita Borlongan is a full-time information technology manager and a writer. She writes for Business.com, OnTarget.com and various other websites. She is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and a Cisco Certified Network Associate. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in medical technology from Saint Louis University, Philippines.
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