What to do With the Kids
Bon Bini to Aruba
Not all resorts or vacation destination are a good spot to bring the kids. When you travel as a family, vs a couple, or adult group; you really need to think about what the kids are going to do when you want to relax and read by the pool or ocean ..or go out in the evening. It's ok that not everywhere is kid friendly, we adults like our time too. But, you do yourself, your children and everyone around you a disservice not to know the answer to the question, "What do the Kids Do?"........BEFORE you plan your trip. This fun picture was taken poolside at Marriott's Surb Club Time Share in Aruba. Knowing the cost of flights out of the country, I'm always surprised by the number of families with small children doing the beach thing here vs a place closer to home, and cheaper.
Please also check and be aware that your children can not be in the pool without your supervision at most resorts; so don't plan on sending them out while you read your book on the balcony. Some resorts have adult only pools, quiet pools, or pools with restricted hours for children. Don't assume the pool closest to your room/condo/villa will be the one you'll use with your children. Read the signs at the pool, and or the book available in every room.
Kids want to have a good time, and so do adults. Everyone can if they know what's what. Always give thought to who wants to do what during vacation before hand, a bit of pre-planning make the whole trip so much more enjoyable.
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