PHOTO: The kids get the run of this pool at Bahia Principe. (Courtesy Bahia Principe Hotels and Resorts
Magical places that are kid-friendly aren’t just limited to Florida.
In Playa Bávaro, in the Dominican Republic, there is the Luxury Bahia Principe Fantasia Don Pablo Collection, a colorful all-inclusive family resort that caters to guests of every age, starting right at check-in.
The little ones get their vacation started as soon as they arrive, where they enjoy games and magic tricks. Children can explore the Kidsclub or discover their love of cooking. They can make costumes to enhance their imagination and have fun playing all sorts of games. Teens from 12 to 17 chill out and watch movies, dance the night away, play a round of football or ping pong, or challenge their peers to a video game.
It gets even better. Bahia Scouts is an entire area designed just for kids, so they can enjoy special attractions and entertainment just for them. The kids can enjoy their time at their very own water park.
Luxury Bahia Principe Fantasia Don Pablo Collection knows that parents take a vacation time with the little ones because family time is precious, but they also want some well-deserved time alone too. Luxury Bahia Principe Fantasia Don Pablo Collection offer a adults-only access to the facilities and services at the Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda Don Pablo Collection, Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Green Don Pablo Collection and the Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue Don Pablo Collection. Parents can release the everyday stress with a massage at the Bahia Spa, located in Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda Don Pablo Collection (adults only).
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Vacations are also about being pampered, and parents are provided with both butler and waiter service on the beach and at the pool to give them a helping hand.
Feeding a hungry family on vacation can be a chore, but Luxury Bahia Principe Fantasia Don Pablo Collection has thought ahead and offers unlimited à la carte dinners in specialty restaurants. There are three castles on property, and they feature not only restaurants but, at night, these castles become the center for entertainment and the location of a special audio-visual show that the entire family will enjoy.
Playa Bávaro is known for its beautiful pristine beaches and clear waters, so make sure that the family dips its toes in the water. Sign up for scuba diving lessons, or take the family snorkeling, kayaking, and paddle surfing. The all-inclusive activities include one free hour of sports (such as tennis and volleyball) and non-motorized sports (except for catamaraning) per day..
Families of five will love the fact that this resort has 512 junior deluxe rooms. Though there is a max of two to three people per room, there are plenty of interconnecting rooms. Amenities include a welcome gift, free mini-bar, slippers, robes, 24-hour room service and Wi-Fi throughout the hotel so families can stay plugged in to home, email and online activities.
There are excursions that the entire family can take away from the property to explore the area too. Visit an eco-plantation where you’ll see the sugar, tobacco, vanilla, pineapple, and cacao fields and see how the coffee and coconut oil plantations work.You can also enjoy a pirate festival, explore the stingray bay and dolphin island, or even climb aboard a helicopter for an amazing view of the entire island.