Family travel: pleasant surprises await in unexpected places
The special touches or the unexpected are often what make vacation experiences memorable. Here are f ive places where you’ll be pleasantly surprised. washed in the evening light, while the chef prepares family dinner nearby.
Contact: 888- 528-7157; oceanclub.oneandonlyresorts.com.
Learn culinary secrets from Villa Estancia’s chef Eugenio Villafana during a family-style cooking lesson in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. Relax by the pool or lounge on the pristine stretch of Pacific Ocean beach. Ride horseback in the surf, enjoy water sports or luxuriate in an afternoon at the Tatewari Spa. Then return to your familyfriendly and spacious villa suite where a warm bubble bath will be waiting.
Mom can expect tropical flowers floating amid the suds. The kids will delight to f ind a cheery rubber duck.
Contact: 888-844-8169; villagroupresorts.com/destinations/ riviera-nayarit
The JW Marriott at Cherry Creek in Denver is an ideal location from which to check out the extensive shopping opportunities in the upscale Denver neighbourhood.
But who would guess the kids can choose to hang out with Clayton the Moose on Sunday mornings — in their jammies? Pad downstairs to the Second Home Kitchen and Bar’s Pajama Brunch where there is free food for kids 8 and younger still in their PJS.
While the kids sample goodies from the Waffle Bar and play games, watch movies and do art projects in the Clayton the Moose Den, the adults can relax with the Sunday newspaper and the hot drink of their choice.
Contact: 303-253-3000; secondhomedenver.com; marriott.com