Top 10 Beach Resort Getaways For Family Vacations

Author: Fran Falkin

Tags : Baby, Beach, California, Caribbean, Florida, Hawaii, Kids, Multigen, North America, Pacific, South Carolina, Teens, Top 10 Vacations, USA, Watersports

Almost everyone's favorite getaway is a family beach vacation, whether it's winter or summer. Here are FTF's winners from a decade of "Top 10 Getaway" awards in the best family beach category.

Our Top 10 beach getaways, all past winners of the "Top 10 Getaways" awards in this category, promise location, location, location with excellence in facilities, family activities and childcare. The beach getaway resorts below combine a relaxing beach vacation with a commitment to providing an enjoyable experience for the entire family, at a variety of price points. 

Let's take a closer look!

1) Four Seasons Resort Lanai'i at Manele Bay, Lana'i, Hawai'i - The pinnacle of luxury on volcanic Lana'i features scenic Hawai'i at its best.

2) Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego, California - Victorian charm, Old World style and an impressive youth spa make this the choice of pampering parents.

3) Ka'anapali Beach Hotel, Mau'i, Hawai'i - Authenticity and the "aloha spirit" embrace families at this affordable beach resort.

4) Our Lucaya Beach & Golf Resort, Grand Bahama - Now a smaller resort that is part of the Radisson Hotels & Resorts family offering a gorgeous beach, lots of sports facilities, a spa and a Vegas-style casino, as well as infant care and a kid's camp.

5) Ritz-Carlton, Cayman Islands - Fabulous beaches, snorkeling and marine life are introduced to upscale families by none other than the heirs of Jacques Cousteau.

6) Round Hill, Jamaica - A chic, private villa compound staffed by uniformed butlers and nannies recalls Montego Bay's Colonial Golden Age.

7) Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, Destin, Florida - With 2,400 beachfront acres along the calm Gulf coast, you can stay busy or totally relaxed in a choice of rental vacation homes, condos or hotels.

8) Sandy Lane, Barbados - Gold sand, fine service and luxuriously refreshed facilities spoil relatives of all ages at this posh multi-generational favorite.

9) Shangri-La Fijian Resort, Fiji - A heavenly setting with lots of family accommodations in which to spread out. Special attention to the babies in the nursery includes complimentary, freshly prepared baby food.

10) Wild Dunes, South Carolina - A close-to-home Atlantic coast golf resort development enhances the family beach vacation with organized infant and toddler programs.

More detailed information on each of these resorts is available by clicking on the titles and by searching And keep in mind, that while the resort may have changed in the time since it won our award, the beach itself will be just as welcoming. Share your favorite beach resort getaways with us!

Note! This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question, and stay up to date with current events to ensure a safe and successful trip.


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Nice resorts! How I wish I

Nice resorts! How I wish I can go there one-by-one. When I see it in a picture I think it's relaxing and refreshing. Before I go to that resorts, I go first to the Boracay in Philippines because some of my friends told me that Boracay is the best well-known beach resort in Philippines, white sand and clear water. Thank you for the informative information.

I am planning to go to the

I am planning to go to the beach this trip and I am wondering what the best beaches are and what makes them special to you so maybe I can visit them.

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We stayed at Ka'anipali Beach

We stayed at Ka'anipali Beach last spring and it was gorgeous!!  HIGHLY recommend!!  This is a great list and I hope to check out several more of them!

The Club Med Sandpiper Bay is

The Club Med Sandpiper Bay is an all-inclusive resort set on the Treasure Coast north of Palm Beach. It is a newly renovated full-amenity family resort nestled by the Saint Lucie River with access to the beachfront, sailing and sports. The Sandpiper Bay offers dedicated activities for babies, children and teenagers from morning to evening with qualified professionals. Thanks for sharing. Regards, Paradise Valley real Estate --

nice information...and photos are interesting

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very good

hhhmmm...i wonder why does the Boracay beach in Philippines not in the list..

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To Victor: That is because we want this island paradise all to our SELFISH, SELFISH, SEELLLFIIISSHHHH SELVES!

psssshhh! that's nothing... with BORACAY Island and AMANPULO Island

Actor Tom Cruise, Supermodel Naomi Campbell, Actor Robert de Niro, Supermodel Claudia Schiffer, Singer Mariah Carey, Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, Singer Diana Ross, etc. already had a vacation here at AMANPULO ISLAND. Others go to dirty and crowded resorts, Exclusivity at its finest!

lucky you our beaches are under control of mulla

hi i hope travel to uroup with my falily but i am poor

what a beautiful place i want to visit the beautiful beach with beautiful people.

wish i could visit any of these beautiful beaches... I needed a vacation also...

i'like porto saint georgo in italy why not in your list?

thanks n v informative

uhm.. i think boracay should be on the list because its a beautiful place.. and its relaxing there.

no!!! the best beach in world is boracay!!!! ^_______________-

wah it is v amazing and wonderful resort

i hope travel to uroup but i am poor i dont have more money ,

Thanks yahoo.

i love it so much. it's my dream. but now i dont have any money:-(

i think i dream when i see this beach
but i live in egypt

wowww beautiful... nice place

good afternoon

Much better place in Palawan... like El Nido and Club Noah in taytay


I like to work beside the beach like have shop ,ship or sea shels

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wow...very nice views and good adventures,and everything there were look like morning pearl bright lighting,and it's seems to me that was very happy family enjoying them happily and freely as their desires appeared on each them own faces,mates.I ask you might add any other interesting views like those above available .

that sound is great

Think that there are some great choices here but would love to have seen some of the beaches outside the US added eg in Thailand and parts of Africa. My particular favorite though is the "tres irmaos beach" in the algarve portugal - the atlantic has battered the coastline and eroded fantastic sandstone rock formations - the beaches have dunes not disimilar to areas around cape cod and the views are just spectacular. We have an <a href="">apartment at alto club</a> there near to the beach and alvor. You can see images of the beaches at the site.

What amazing tropical destinations. I am looking into purchasing at the Miramar Resort Development in Puerto Escondido, Mexico and one thing that stands out for me are the beaches in that part of the world. Are you thinking about covering beaches in that area?
Thanks for the article!