6 Fun Vacation Ideas For Families With A Baby | Beaches

Coming up with vacation ideas with babies can be tough – aside from having to think about a place where the entire family can be comfortable, you need to also think about places that are baby friendly, something you might not have had to consider on previous trips.

Fortunately, with a bit of research and planning, finding the most ideal vacation destination to go to with a baby is something that can be navigated expeditiously, once you know where to look!

What you should know ahead of time is that not all hotels or resorts cater specifically to families with (young) children, but there are a few created with the whole family in mind.

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Now it can be hard to imagine that a resort like this actually exists, especially when you’d almost given up on a vacation anytime soon, but Beaches Resorts does in fact make special provision for parents with kids of all ages, including babies.

What does this mean for your future vacation plans?

Well, it means that you can go ahead and make them, and even aspire to dream that you’ll actually be able to have a good time, inclusive of kid-free time for yourself as the resort also offers special nanny services among more amazing inclusions!

Though this all might seem hard to believe for the sleep deprived parent, take heart – your next vacation may be closer than you think – baby and the entire family included!

Baby-friendly vacation idea #1: Family friendly all-inclusive resort

As a parent with a baby or two, you probably don’t have vacation high on your to-do list, but likely not because you don’t need time off. It might just be a little difficult for you to imagine planning an entire family vacation on top of all the things you already need to stay on top of.

This is where we highly recommend family-friendly all-inclusive resorts, which takes away some of the planning, leaving you with just one thing to figure out: when to go there. All-inclusive vacations make it possible for you to know the cost up front, plan for it, and stick to your budget.

Beaches Resorts in the Caribbean are popular with parents who want a tropical beach getaway, because of what comes along with your vacation package, including lots of activities for children, and even babysitters. Beaches Resorts has three properties in the Caribbean; in Jamaica (Beaches Negril and Beaches Ocho Rios) and in Turks and Caicos (Beaches Turks & Caicos), and there’s plenty white sand and blue sea at both island destinations!

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Picture: At Beaches Turks & Caicos, we give kids extra attention with tailor‐made fun just for them, offering age-appropriate activities for kids of all ages, from tots to teens.

Spend your family vacation in luxurious rooms and suites and enjoy a whole array of incredibly exciting activities for kids of every age. All Beaches all-inclusive family resorts include Pirates Island Waterparks, Sesame street® characters, Kids Camps and professionally trained/certified sitters who can take care of your little ones when you want some time to yourself. Truly, Beaches vacations hold great promise for an unforgettable family vacation, in some of the most consistently sunny destinations on the globe!

Insider tip: If you’re still undecided, check out some of the Beaches activities for babies and kids that you’ll be able to take advantage of during your vacation. The resorts come with luxurious, climate-controlled nurseries filled with cribs, strollers, high chairs, rocking chairs and everything your little one could ever need, waiting to cradle them in the very lap of luxury. Our Certified Nannies love nothing better than to coddle, care for and bring smiles of delight to their little faces. This gives parents the ultimate opportunity to have a worry-free day on the beach or a romantic dinner, and enjoy some much needed dad and mom alone time.

Baby-friendly vacation idea #2: Beach getaway

At least one beach vacation per year should be a requirement to grant you peace annually, particularly for those who don’t live in areas with beaches nearby. This isn’t always feasible for everyone, but even one beach vacation can have a lasting effect on your sense of calm, and on your joie de vivre. Bring your entire family to introduce everyone to the ocean if they’ve never been before – you’ll be surprised at how much babies love and sand, sea and warm weather.

A beach house vacation is a good option for families with babies who want to get away for a few days. This type of vacation makes it possible for you to settle in just as you would at home, in a completely new environment. Chances are, you won’t even need to fly out for your beach vacation, as some may be located within driving distance from your home.

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Some of the benefits of the beach house vacation are that you can save money by buying groceries and cooking for yourself – and if you’re driving there you can pretty much bring along as much luggage and gear as you’d like (or that can fit in your car!). A beach house is also a great place to arrange a mini family reunion, as you can choose a location that’s spacious enough to accommodate guests, like your in-laws!

If you prefer the cooking and cleaning to be taken care of, book a beachfront family suite at an all-inclusive resort!

Looking for a beach getaway with the whole family? Book one of the family suites at all-inclusive resort Beaches Turks & Caicos! This resort is located on the most beautiful beach in the world and comes with one of the biggest waterparks in the Caribbean, which the older kids will love. With 21 high-quality restaurants available on the property, you’ll never run out of options to eat. The best part is, the whole family can eat and drink as much as they want as food and drinks are always included, always unlimited.

Baby-friendly vacation idea #3: Grandma and grandpa’s house

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If you want to get away with your baby but don’t want to go very far, don’t underestimate a trip to granny and grandpa’s house. This is usually a kid-spoiling zone, but what do you care if you and the kids get to spend some time with family, and you also get some time to yourself? While this isn’t physically a tropical getaway, it can be for your mind as you’ll get to sink back into yourself with some rest, relaxation, and good company. If you haven’t been on a trip with a newborn before, this kind of trip is a good starter, as it’ll help you figure out what to expect when you’re away with a baby. Don’t forget to plan a date night while you’re there and have obliging babysitters at your disposal!

Looking for a romantic getaway while grandma and grandpa watch the kids for a few days? Relax your senses at an adults-only resort and return home rejuvenated. Sandals Resorts are specifically designed for couples!

Baby-friendly vacation idea #4: Waterpark vacation

Beaches Negril Waterpark Lazy River

Picture: Float along the lazy river, that’s anything but lazy, as it winds through acres of tropical greenery–a perfect adventure for the whole family.

Waterpark is the magic word that’ll get kids packing, quick. It also carries some millage in the days and weeks ahead of a vacation, which is guaranteed to have your children on their absolute best behavior. Babies probably don’t care that much, until they arrive at a waterpark like Beaches’ Pirates Island Waterpark. With dedicated kid zones and lazy rivers that even babies will love, the Pirates Island water parks in the Caribbean are the go-to for parents who want to let their kids have some fun in the sun.

Baby-friendly vacation idea #5: Amusement park vacation

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Babies love getting outside where they can experience new things, and you’ll enjoy keeping them engaged in the wonderful world of the outdoors. If you want to do this in a way that’s sure to be a blast for everyone, consider visiting a theme park.

Kids of all ages, including babies can enjoy theme parks, particularly those theme parks with designated rides and attractions for babies and toddlers. It doesn’t need to be a mega theme park to be fun, but it does need to be a space where they can create good memories, and overall have a good time.

Baby-friendly vacation idea #6: Visit a farm

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Babies will certainly enjoy a visit to a farm, as for most it’ll be the first time seeing such a wide variety of animals in one space. This will prove to be exciting and rewarding for you both, as you take in the reactions of your baby and you and your partner bond over just how adorable your baby is.

When planning a trip to a farm, make sure it’s the family-friendly type where babies can interact with the animals, and even feed, or watch others feed them. A farm visit is great if you’re on a budget, and you’re looking for something that your entire family can enjoy. Take a road trip to a slightly more distant farm to make it feel more like a getaway. Don’t forget to bring along entertainment for the baby!

Countdown to your babycation!

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Don’t be afraid to travel with an infant. Your baby will quite likely enjoy being out of the house, and you will be able to get that change of scenery you need and even some much-needed rest. Vacationing when the baby is young means they’ll be able to relive the experience later, through the photos and videos that will prove that they were indeed world travelers, long before they learned how to walk!

Kylie Morrow

About Kylie Morrow

Writing for 13 years, Kylie discovered that experiences tell the best stories. As a Caribbean mother who wrote for newspapers, magazines, and blogs, she believes inspiration is even found in our kids!