Q – Todd B. of Chapel Hill, North Carolina writes: We are looking for an active all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean or Mexico in April or June. We have 4 kids (3,4,6 and 8), are avid tennis players, and our budget is $4-$5,000.
A – We suggest you plan your trip for June when you will get much better value than over April’s Spring Break, Easter and Passover school holidays.
From our experience with resorts that are well-priced — or offer cost-saving specials — and have tennis programs, active sports and childcare for toddlers, here are our top picks. We’ve taken into account your criteria and your budget (somewhat limiting because you’ll probably need two adjoining rooms with four kids) and suggest you read the noted stories to learn more about the following resorts:
Look at “Crown Paradise Club” a member review, as well one titled “Top 10 Getaway for Tiny Travelers – Crown Paradise Club, Cancun” as named by our editors.
The award-winning Colony Resort and Tennis Resort on Florida’s Gulf Coast is a possibility because it has an excellent tennis program, gorgeous beach and you can save on airfare. There are 1 and 2BR condos for you, too. You can also look at the pros and cons of this resort here, “Colony Magic“ and “Colony Disappoints.”
Also look at “Casa de Campo: My Grande and Quite Grand, Too“ for a review of Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic where you might find a house rental to accommodate you more comfortably.
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