Cayman Islands’ Cotton Tree is big on arranging family-friendly adventures such as horseback riding and dolphin encounters.
Resorts offering group packages for the entire family
By Felicity Long
Interest in family travel remains strong de-
spite the vagaries of the economy, accord-
ing to the latest U.S. Travel Association/
Ypartnership Travel Horizons study, in
which 39% of respondents cited reconnect-
ing with family and friends as their purpose
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lure, the number of less-obvious options for
family groups has continued to proliferate.
• At the top of the food chain is an All
in the Family Together Reunion package at
Lighthouse Bay Resort in Barbuda, where
family groups of up to 20 can buy out the
entire nine-suite resort.
The six-night package includes accommodations; all meals and drinks; a day boat
charter with lunch, snorkel and sail gear;
horseback riding; a cooking class; a beach
barbecue; and commemorative photos.
Good through Aug. 31 and from Nov. 1 to
Dec. 17, the plan starts at $114,999 for up to
20 people. See www.lighthousebayresort.com.
• Family groups looking to combine
luxury and value can take advantage of
discounted rates at Wailea Beach Villas on
Maui. A four-bedroom, three-bath villa can
accommodate up to eight people for $1,395
per night, down from $1,750.
Other villas in different price ranges are
available, and larger groups can combine
adjacent villas to accommodate up to 22
Beach Palace ..............................................$1,200
Cancun Palace ............................................$1,200
Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort ..................$1,200
Aventura Cove Palace ..................................$1,223
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ALL-INCLUSIVE PACKAGE PRICES ARE PER PERSON AND INCLUDE:
Roundtrip hotel transfers • 7-night hotel accommodations
Hotel tax and service charges • All meals, drinks & snacks
Non-motorized watersports •Daily activities
Nightly entertainment • Much more!
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Tours operated by Travel Impressions, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc. Kid’s free promotion is valid for
booking now-8/27/11 and for travel 6/1/11-8/31/11 at Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort. Two kids 12 years old and under stay, play and eat free when sharing
a room with one full paying adult and utilizing existing bedding. Kids stay free only includes hotel accommodations. Up to two free Shakira tickets promotion
is valid for booking now-7/12/11 and for travel 7/9/11-7/21/11. Shakira concert will take place on July 15, 2011. Two free Shakira tickets promotion is valid
for guests staying at select Palace Resorts in Mexico (excluding Vallarta Palace, Cozumel Palace and Isla Mujeres Palace). A maximum amount of ( 2) tickets
apply per reservation, per stay, regardless of room category with the exception of Reservations in Two bedroom Golf Suites and 2 Bedroom Presidential Suites
are entitled to 4 tickets. Reservations booked with single occupancy are entitled to ( 1) ticket. Up to two free Shakira tickets is only valid at Moon Spa & Golf
venue Club and tickets will be assigned in Gold level for Palace Resorts guests. Additional tickets and upgrades could be purchased through Ticketmaster.
Reservations booked in multiple Palace Resorts at participating properties adding to 7 nights or more qualify for this promotion. Applicable to existing bookings.
Children 3 years old and under are not allowed at concert. Promotion available while supplies last. Tickets are non transferable and cannot be redeemed for
cash if unused. Tickets cannot be sold to third parties. Reservations with overlapping dates do qualify for this promotion. Promotion is subject to change without
prior notice. Promotion is not applicable with any type of reduced or discounted rate (employee rates, travel agent rates, FAMS complimentary or compensatory
stays.) Once booked and confirmed, visit www.travimp.com/PalaceResorts_Shakira to redeem two free tickets and choose a seat assignment, or for an
additional fee upgrade to a higher level or purchase extra tickets. Each option is subject to service fees by Ticketmaster. Tickets will also be available at “will
call” to be picked up at the resort upon the guest’s arrival. Tickets obtained at “will call” will not be subject to a service fee, however seating assignments will
be at the discretion of Ticketmaster. Seat assignments for Palace Resorts guests will be in the Gold section. Rates are land only, per person, based on double
occupancy in specific available room categories, and include roundtrip hotel transfers, 7-night hotel accommodations, hotel tax and service charges. Rates are
valid for travel 6/1/11-8/20/11. Blackout, weekend, holiday peak season surcharges apply. Rates and Promotions are accurate time of printing and are subject
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people. See www.tropicalvillavacations.com.
• For upscale amenities that won’t break
the bank, the Cayman Islands’ Cotton Tree
offers two-bedroom, 1,600-square-foot
beach cottages with such features as 42-
inch plasma TVs, iPod docking stations,
rainfall showerheads and fully equipped
kitchens with granite countertops.
The property is big on arranging family-friendly adventures such as horseback riding and dolphin encounters. Rates start
at $470 per night through Oct. 31. Go to
• The Kahala Hotel & Resort in Honolulu offers accommodations in connecting
rooms, daily breakfast for four and daily
parking from $450 a night.
A member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts,
the property also bundles in the daily use of
a beach cabana, milk and cookies at turndown, high-speed Internet and two Kahala
stuffed dolphin souvenirs.
A kid-friendly villa at Wailea Beach Villas on Maui comes
with games, books and ukuleles.