Top Ten Best Kid Camps

Childcare that’s included and providers that can be trusted? That’s a treat parents may not even be able to get at home! These are the brands and properties you’ll definitely want to consider if you want to fully relax, knowing that the kids are safe, entertained, and tuckered out just enough for everyone to sleep tight.

1) Beaches Resorts – Ocho Rios, Negril, Turks & Caicos

Beaches Ocho Rios - A Spa, Golf & Waterpark Resort

All of the Beaches® Resorts are renowned for being amazing for families.  Newly renovated, kids won’t be able to decide between the certified nanny–supervised Kids Camp, XBOX 360® Play Lounge, Caribbean Adventures with Sesame Street®, or the incredible 18,000–square–foot waterpark, Pirates Island, and its countless slides, Treasure Isle and Water Crawl Cargo Aqua–Play Areas, and more.

2) The Ritz – Carlton Hotels of the Caribbean & Mexico

The Ritz-Carlton Hotels of the Caribbean & Mexico

Ritz Kids encourages children ages 4 – 12 find the answers to favorite questions, such as “how?” and “why?” with the help of Jean–Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society, based on the pillars of water, land, environmental responsibility, and culture, to enlighten young their minds and lights up their faces. Guests are also invited to enrich their travel experience with our Jean–Michel Cousteau Ambassadors of the Environment programs at The Ritz–Carlton, Grand Cayman; The Ritz–Carlton, St. Thomas or Dorado Beach, a Ritz–Carlton Reserve for interactive, fun and educational programs for children and adults based on each resort’s natural environment.

3) Atlantis, Paradise Island

Atlantis, Paradise Island

There’s a whole world under the sea, where 250 species of denizens go about their day spreading delight for kids of all ages at Atlantis, Paradise Island, an ultimate aquatic paradise. But if 14 lagoons and 141 acres of slides and rides aren’t enough, this resort also offers the fully–hosted, LEGO®–partnered Atlantis Kids Adventures; a Sea Squirts program just for kids ages 3 – 6; Junior Ultimate Trainer for a Day; and all kinds of amazing children’s workshops and events.

4) Riu Jalisco

Riu Jalisco

Kids ages 4 – 12 find a new best friend at RiuLands across Mexico and the Caribbean, including Riu Jalisco—Calú! A character exclusive to this resort brand, this friendly dancing sea turtle is only one of the features of a program that teaches values such as cultural diversity and care for the environment. A full roster of entertainment programs for children runs alongside the non–stop action of pool slides, water games and competitions, outdoor recreational areas, and indoor play areas.

5) The Breakers Palm Beach

The Breakers Palm Beach

You can still have dinner for two on a vacation for all at The Breakers Palm Beach. Kids ages 3–12 can eat and play together while the grown–ups enjoy the quality time and sunsets they came to Florida for. During the day, campers can ride the wave of outrageous fun as they enjoy their own vacation time to be active, explore their surrounding and make new friends. Special golf and tennis camps, available during select times of the year, provide comprehensive instruction in a fun and positive learning environment. Let your imagination run free in our 6,160–square–foot Family Entertainment Center featuring an arcade, video games, bicycle rentals, outdoor sports court, and playground sure to excite guests of all ages.

6) Hyatt Resorts in Hawaii

Hyatt Resorts in Hawaii

Looking to add a bit of culture to your kids’ stays in our most exotic state? Camp Hyatt is all about that, featuring fun and interactive programs that dive into the flora, fauna, culture, and geography of the Islands with games and activities. Sand castle–building, lei–making, and hula lessons are only the start; add on a visit to the aquarium or zoo at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa, interactions with resident parrots in Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa, or fishing on the private stream at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa.

7) Now Resorts & Spas

Now Resorts & Spas

Part of what Unlimited–Luxury® means at Now Larimar Punta Cana, Now Amber Puerto Vallarta, Now Jade Riviera Cancun, and Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun is the opportunity to let go. That’s why all parents of Explorer’s Club for kids guests are provided with a pager or cell phone while those aged 3 – 12 have the time of their lives under the watchful eyes of Red Cross–certified staff. The supervised Core Zone Teens Club keeps the fun going into the next stage of their lives, with pool games, evening bonfires, disco mixers, and more.

8) Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort

Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort

Princes and princesses need their own rooms in any proper palace, and the Moon Palace is no exception. The new 11–room kids club, The Playroom, features various game rooms, iPlayrooms for toddlers, a beauty salon and mini runway for developing divas, an impressive dollhouse, kitchen, Xbox room, toy room, arcade, two playgrounds, and a theater with seating and concessions, all besides a list of activities as long as a royal scroll.

9) Generations Riviera Maya

Generations Riviera Maya, a Gourmet Inclusive® Resort by Karisma

Gourmet Inclusive® isn’t just a buzzword at the Karisma Hotels & Resorts, and at the AAA Four Diamond Generations Riviera Maya, it’s clear that it’s a privilege for all ages. Little Eko Chefs introduces kids 4 – 12 to fine dining while letting them play with their food, from touring and picking ingredients from the greenhouse to learning techniques with a complimentary cooking class every weeknight. They’ll expand their palates with this program, but expand their minds with the Eko Kids Club and its art projects, ball pits, movies, crafts, video games, and indoor playground. This 144–suite beachfront resort boasts everything from a la carte restaurants to infinity pool balcony suites, complete with attentive butler service. Eko Kids Club offers supervised activities for children ages 4–12 while Little Eko Chefs provides an educational experience. This All Suite, All Butler, All Gourmet offers true multigenerational fun.

10) Hard Rock Resorts

Hard Rock Riviera Maya

Seasonally complimentary Ultimate Playtime and three hours of included baby–sitting for three days are just some of the VIP perks the Hard Rock Riviera Maya provides, where artists in residence at the Little Big Club™ include Barney™, Angelina Ballerina™, Bob the Builder™, and Thomas the Tank Engine™. But the most impressive stars are the kids 12 and over that get on stage for a real performance with the complimentary Music Lab, featuring jam band and spin sessions, and even a personal music video shoot.