Parenting Information Shopping Family Travel Community Blog
The New Parents Guide - Parenting Information, Shopping and Family Travel

"Parenting Information, Shopping & Family Travel"



Contact Us


Parenting Information

Baby Names & Meanings
Most Popular Baby Names
Nicknames for Grandparents
Baby Checklists
Baby Product Buying Guides
Diaper Rash
Does my Baby have Colic ?
Is my Baby Teething ?
More >>


Baby Activity Centers
Baby Bath Items
Baby Carriers
Baby Furniture
Baby Registries
Baby Shower
Back to School
Car Seats
Child Behavior
Children's Books
Children's Outdoor
Get in Shape
Health and Baby Care
Informational Materials for Parents
Pregnancy Items
Safety Products
Trying to Conceive

Family Travel

Family Travel Vacation Guides
Family Resorts
Baby Equipment Rentals
Packing Checklists


The New Parents Guide Blog
Birth Announcements
Baby Pictures




The New Parents Guide - Seal of Approval

"Seal of Approval"



Home > Family Travel > Family Resorts > North America > USA > Florida


Family Resorts in Florida
" Popular family vacation resorts in Florida "


Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa
Family memories are waiting to begin at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point. Share delightful days in the sun at our inviting Bonita Springs hotel resort, where endless choices await you. Pools, waterslides, golf, spa, tennis, climbing wall, games galore, biking, hiking, gooey treats around the fire pit – these are just some of the exciting activities at our exquisite Bonita Springs Florida hotel.


Acqualina (a Rosewood Resort)
17875 Collins Avenue
Sunny Isles Beach, Florida 33160
Phone: 305-918-8000
Availability & rates
Acqualina is located in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, just north of Miami. The resort has 54 rooms and 43 suites which include amenities such as ocean views, flat-screen TV’s, in-room CD players, marble bathrooms with separate showers and sinks, bathrobes, a hair dryer and makeup mirror, and a full kitchen in many of the suites. Acqualina also offers a full-service ESPA, babysitting service, site-seeing tours, golf and tennis at nearby private clubs, and yacht access to Williams Island Marina. For children ages 5 to 12, Acqualina offers its Acquamarine Program, which is consistent with the resort’s water theme. The program allows children to experience and learn about various aspects of the ocean through games and activities including coast guard rescue missions, life guarding, how waves are created, building a boat, snorkeling, whales, sharks, and rays. The resort also offers children swimming and scuba diving lessons, pool, volleyball, and access to a children’s center with arts and crafts, toys, movies, and video games.

Amelia Island Plantation
6800 First Coast Hwy.
Amelia Island, Florida 32034
Phone: 904-261-6161
Availability & rates
Located on Amelia Island, Florida, just 29 miles north of Jacksonville International Airport, the 1350 acre property overlooks the blue water of the Atlantic on the east and the green marshland and Intracoastal Waterway on the west. Accommodations include the ocean view Amelia Inn & Beach Club, which offers 249 luxury hotel rooms, as well as a spectacular two-tiered pool deck, and the Villas of Amelia which provide guests with special features, room configurations and amenities in 418 ocean and resort view hotel rooms, one, two and three bedroom villas. Activities include bicycling, fishing, award-winning Youth Programs, On-Property and Off-Property nature tours and programs, Health & Fitness Center, The Spa & Shops at Amelia Island Plantation and many more.

Bahia Mar Beach Resort
801 Seabreeze Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
Phone: 888-802-2442
Availability & rates
Located along the coastline of Fort Lauderdale Beach, Florida, the Bahia Mar Beach Resort 296 luxurious guest rooms and suites. The resort offers 3 onsite restaurants, 4 tennis courts, a heated outdoor pool, a fitness center, 7 miles of beach, and the Bahia Mar Yachting Center, a world-famous oceanfront marina, with 250 slips and nearly four miles of state-of-the-art dockage. Many local family attractions are easily accessible from the resort, including the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Museum of Discovery & Science and Imax Center, Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre, and Adventure World among others. Family specials and packages are available.

Boca Raton Resort and Club
501 East Camino Real
Boca Raton, Florida 33432
Phone: 888-491-2622
Availability & rates
Located on 356 breathtaking resort-style acres in Boca Raton, Florida, the Boca Raton Resort and Club is bordered by a half-mile of private beach along Florida’s Gold Coast. The resort offers beach access, two 18-hole Championship golf courses, 2 fitness centers, 4 pools, 30 world-class tennis courts, the Spa Palazzo, one of the country’s most renowned and revered full-service spas, onsite shopping and restaurants, and a 32-slip marina. Truly a family friendly resort, the Boca Raton Resort features a Professional Family Fun Staff providing educational planning and supervision for participants, Camp Boca, a educational and entertaining children’s programs for ages 3 to 11, a Golf and Tennis Academy, movies, beach activities and countless other family activities.

Casa Marina Resort
1500 Reynolds Street
Key West, Florida 33040
Phone: 866-397-6342
Availability & rates
The Casa Marina Resort is a beachfront, luxury resort located in beautiful Key West, Florida. The resort boasts an on site restaurant, over 1,100 feet of private beach, and 2 outdoor pools. Casa Marina Resort offers numerous family activities including water sports (Fishing, Scuba Diving, Dolphin Encounter Trip), bike and scooter rentals, and daily beach activities. The hotel is located just a short walk away from the Southernmost Point in the U.S., the Key West Aquarium, Ernest Hemingway's House and President Truman's House, all family friendly attractions.

Cheeca Lodge and Spa
Mile Marker 82
P.O. Box 527
Islamorada, Florida 33036
Phone: (305) 664-4651
Availability & rates
The Cheeca Lodge and Spa is located in the Florida Keys just over an hour south of Miami, in Islamorada, the "Sport Fishing Capital of the World." It's an easy drive with daily service into Miami International Airport. The property sits on 27 lush acres and has 201 guest rooms, including 64 suites. Activities include the Avanyu Spa with a wide range of treatments, golf, tennis, snorkeling, parasailing, boat rentals, sailing, windsurfing, biking, fishing and much more. The Cheeca offers Camp Cheeca, which is a fun and energetic camp for children with activities such as swimming in the pool, fishing off Cheeca's pier, arts n' crafts, scavenger hunts, lagoon swimming and other activities.

Club Med Sandpiper Florida
4500 S.E. Pine Valley
Port St Lucie, Florida 34952
Phone: 772-398-5100
Availability & rates
Open: Year Round
Club Med Sandpiper offers a fun and relaxing vacation for the whole family with spacious accommodations, sparkling swimming pools and river front restaurants.  The village is perfect for tennis and golf lovers, and offers families specialty children programs with Baby Club Med (4 to 23 months), Petit Club Med (2 to 3 years), Mini Club Med (4 to 10 years) and Junior Club Med (11 to 13 years). Open Year Round.

Crowne Plaza Melbourne
2605 North Highway A1A
Melbourne Florida 32903
Phone: 321-777-4100
The Crowne Plaza Melbourne is located on the beach in Melbourne, Florida. Accommodations include 270 rooms and suites. In addition to the beach and heated outdoor pool, children can spend their day in the Kid’s Activity Center, which features tie-dying, hair-braiding, and a calendar of exciting events. Parents can relax at the newly completed Ocean Reef Spa. A baby-sitting service is also offered to parents who may want to take a night out.

Disney's Beach Club Villas
1700 Epcot Resorts Blvd.
Orlando, Florida 32830
Phone: 407-939-7775
Disney's Beach Club Villas, the latest addition to the Disney Vacation Club Resort Community, is inspired by the casual elegance of the mid-Atlantic seaside homes of the early 20th Century. The beach resort comes alive with beautiful pastel colors, intricate wooden accents, and spacious home-away-from-home accommodations. Its relaxing atmosphere and many leisure activities create the perfect setting for families to spend time together. Several room types are available and a variety of activities including, a three-acre mini water park featuring a "ship-wreck" water slide, hot tubs, whirlpools, and 3 quiet pools, boat rentals for enjoyment of the waterways; bicycles and recreation equipment for rent; tennis court, volleyball, croquet, shopping, arcade, fitness facility and more. Evening supervised child-care and in-room babysitting for all ages (additional fee required).

Disney's BoardWalk Villas
2101 Epcot Resorts Boulevard
P.O. Box 10000
Orlando, Florida 32830-1000
Phone: 407-939-7775
Disney's BoardWalk Resort is a bustling 1940s waterfront that brings to life all the timeless fun of the shore with shopping, dining, and entertainment!  There are several types of accommodations available and  wide variety of family activities including: Luna Park: amusement-park-themed feature pool with "roller-coaster" water slide, hot tub, children's wading pool and play area, side show games arcade; Leaping Horse Libations: carousel-shaped poolside bar; Community Hall offering board games, crafts, equipment rentals, and fun programmed activities; Marina/boat rentals for the enjoyment of the waterways with bicycles and recreation equipment for rent and evening supervised child care and in-room babysitting for all ages (additional fee required).

Disney's Old Key West Resort
1510 N. Cove Rd
Off Buena Vista Dr.; P.O. Box 10000
Orlando, Florida 32830-1000
Phone: 407-939-7775
An Oasis in the Heart of the Walt Disney World® Resort where you can relax after a busy day in a spacious villa overlooking waterways, woodlands, or the golf course. There are several room types available and a wide range of activities including, four heated swimming pools, and a separate children's pool; a playground by every pool; dry sauna/hot tub; barbecue pits in three locations; two lighted tennis courts; shuffleboard; volleyball court open daily; two arcade game rooms; community hall offering board games, table-tennis, card games, and organized activities and fitness center.  Marina/boat rentals for the enjoyment of the waterways; bicycles and recreation equipment for rent.

Disney's Vero Beach Resort
9250 Island Grove Terrace
Vero Beach, Florida 32963-4048
Phone: 407-939-7775
Less than a 2-hour drive from the Walt Disney World® Resort, you'll experience legendary Disney hospitality with a splash of oceanfront fun on Florida's famed Atlantic Coast. From Cinderella Castle to your own sand castle by the sea, Disney's Vero Beach Resort can provide you with a magical family vacation like no other.  Activities include a pool area, miniature golf, watersports, turtle walk, pelican island tour, tennis, stargazing, campfire and more. Supervised children's activities and babysitting services available (extra charges may apply). Vero Beach, Florida, a Charming Atlantic Seaside Community consists of 26 miles of sun-drenched beaches and tropical blue-green waters. It's home of the world-famous Indian River Citrus and the spring-training base of the Los Angeles Dodgers. With the abundance of natural beaches, environmental activities, water sports, shopping, golf, tennis, cultural activities, and restaurants, it's no wonder this is a vacation paradise.

Edgewater Beach Hotel
1901 Gulf Shore Boulevard North
Naples, Florida 34102
Phone: 888-325-7711
Availability & rates
The Edgewater Beach Hotel is a luxury hotel located directly on the beach, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, in Naples, Florida. The hotel features a fitness room, a heated outdoor pool, and a 15-court tennis complex, and guest services and access to the Naples Grande Resort. For the kids, the Edgewater Beach Hotel offers babysitting services, bike rentals, sailing, windsurfing, scuba diving, and snorkeling. Families activities are available at the Naples Grande Kid's Club and the Kids Night Out Program, offered Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings, which includes arts and crafts, games, and movies. The hotel The hotel's prime location makes trips to the local art museums and shops easy and accessible.

Hawks Cay Resort
61 Hawk's Cay Boulevard
Duck Key, Florida 33050
Phone: 305-743-7000
Availability & rates
Hawks Cay Resort offers an elegant 177 room inn with a Caribbean flair. 295 charming villas reminiscent of days gone by. An impeccable marina. A waterfront conference center. Award-winning restaurants, a saltwater lagoon and more. From encounters with dolphins to snorkeling in deep aqua waters, no where else in Florida can you find so much to do at one destination. Treat yourself to championship fishing, diving, parasailing and a panorama of watersports fun. Learn to sail or fly fish. Play tennis. Go golfing. Shop the Keys. Let the kids build castles in the sand or play the day away in the kids club.

Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort
400 Mandalay Avenue
Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767
Phone: 727-461-3222
Availability & rates
Located on 10 acres of brilliant white-sand coastline, in Clearwater Beach, Florida, the Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort is a luxury resort offering 416 newly-renovated total guest rooms and suites. The resort features 2 heated beachside pools, a fitness room, onsite activities including parasailing, wave running, kayaking, and beach volleyball. It is located near a marina, offering fishing, snorkeling, shelling, and dolphin-watching trips as well. For the kids, the resort offers the Fun Factory, a supervised children's program, with a trained staff and numerous indoor and outdoor activities. Family packages and specials are available.

Holiday Inn Cocoa Beach Oceanfront Resort
1300 North Atlantic Avenue
Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
Phone: 321-783-2271
The Holiday Inn Cocoa Beach Oceanfront Resort is located on Florida’s Space Coast. This hotel is close to Brevard Zoo, Port Canaveral, Kennedy Space Center, historic Cocoa Village and a short drive to Orlando theme park attractions. This pet-friendly resort on the beach features 499 rooms and 119 suites including Kids Suites designed for families. Amenities include in-room video game rentals and a Kids Eat Free program. Holiday Inn Cocoa Beach features family-friendly facilities like a pirate-ship kid’s pool, game room with arcade games and a playground.

Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach
301 South Gulfview Blvd,
Clearwater, Florida, USA 33767
Phone: 727-373-1234
Availability & rates
Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach offers 250 luxurious suites ranging from one bedroom to Presidential style accommodations all with walk out balconies overlooking the beautiful Gulf coast. Rooms are well suited with full size kitchens, 42 inch flat screen TVs, and other amenities sure to keep families comfortable. The hotel features several pools including a children's pool, 24 hour fitness center, and access to Clearwater Beach with cabanas, lounge chairs and other beach amenities. Activities near the hotel include kayaking, wave runners, sailing, dolphin water tours, golf, and more. Children will love to spend the day at Camp Hyatt, a program geared for children ages three to 12 years, while parents enjoy a day at the onsite full service spa. 

Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa
5001 Coconut Road
Bonita Springs, Florida 34134
Phone: 239-444-1234
Availability & rates
Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa is located just minutes from Naples or Fort Myers. The resort features 454 elegantly appointed guestrooms with lush garden and Estero Bay views. The resort appeals to all ages and interests. The amenities and facilities including the restaurants are kid-friendly. Adults can enjoy either an energetic paddle through the mangroves or just take a snooze under an umbrella. Tour companies are on site to book full or half day trips for boating, fishing, shelling or just plain exploring. Conveniently located between Ft, Myers and Naples, southwest Florida takes advantage of great weather and proximity to the Gulf of Mexico. There are beaches, state parks including the Everglades, shopping, and an assortment of water activities. Camp Hyatt children's program offers many supervised indoor and outdoor activities. For current special offers click here.

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
One Grand Cypress Blvd.
Orlando, Florida 32836
Phone: 407-239-1234
Availability & rates
The Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is a 500-acre Orlando resort in the Lake Buena Vista area adjacent to EPCOT and Walt Disney World Resort. The resort offers 750 Guest Rooms, 74 Suites and exclusive Regency Club® accommodations. Every detail - from ceiling fans, rattan, rich fabrics and linens has been selected to embody the carefree vitality of Florida. The resort and local area offers many activities and recreational attractions. World-class golf and tennis, golden beaches, sailing on a secluded lake and nearby Orlando theme parks, miles of tropical nature trails for bicycling, horseback riding and jogging and much more. The kids can enjoy Camp Hyatt were they can splash away in an endless free-form pool. Build sandcastles to the sky. Explore waterfalls and hidden grottos. Slip'n slide down water slides, and more. For current special offers click here.

Key Largo Grande Resort & Beach Club, A Hilton Resort
97000 South Overseas Highway
Key Largo, FL 33037
Phone: 888-871-3437
Availability & rates
Located on the Gulf of Mexico near the southern boundary of Everglade National Park, the Hilton Key Largo Beach Resort is a luxury resort featuring beachfront accommodations, thrilling water sports, and 3 restaurants. The resort offers its guests 2 outdoor heated pools, lighted tennis courts, access to one of Key Largo's largest private beaches, a full range of water sports and sport fishing, a 21-slip boat marina, and a fitness center/sauna. This kid-friendly resort also offers access to Dolphin Cove (featuring educational programs about marine life and a special area for swimming with the dolphins), the Water Park at Jacob's Aquatics Center, the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center, and Theater of the Sea (marine animal park including dolphin, sea lion, and parrot shows).

Marriott Sawgrass Golf Resort and Spa
1000 PGA TOUR Boulevard
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082
Phone: 1-904-285-7777
Availability & rates
The Marriott Sawgrass Golf Resort and Spa is located in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, 24 miles southeast of Jacksonville. Accommodations include 508 guest rooms, 24 suites, and 80 two-bedroom villas. The resort has a wealth of activities for the whole family, it was named one of Better Homes and Gardens Top 50 Family Resorts. If the 26 miles of family-friendly beach, four pools (one of which is specifically designed for small children), and miniature golf course aren’t enough, the resort features the “Grasshopper Gang”, to entertain the little ones. Under trained supervision, children will make arts and crafts, learn the techniques of sandcastle sculpting, go on scavenger hunts, and take nature hikes. If you’re looking to enjoy some family time on the water, sailing and deep-sea fishing are also available.

Miami Beach Resort and Spa
4833 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, Florida 33140
Phone: 866-765-9090
Availability & rates
Miami Beach Resort and Spa is a 424 guestroom luxury resort located directly on the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean, in the heart of vibrant Miami Beach, Florida. The resort boasts a pristine white-sand beach, the Edouard de Paris Salon & Spa, a heated outdoor Olympic-size pool, the Beachfront Aqua Sports Center, a beachfront fitness center, and 3 on site bars and restaurants. For the kids, the resort offers numerous beach sports (volleyball, windsurfing, scuba diving, etc.) and exciting excursions that offer the opportunity to truly discover Miami. These excursions include boat tours, bus tours, plane tours, scooter rentals, aquarium visits, and surfing lessons.

Naples Grande Resort and Club
475 Seagate Drive
Naples, Florida, 34103
Phone: 888-422-6177
Availability & rates
The Naples Grande Resort is a beautiful luxury resort located on 23 waterfront acres along the Gulf Coast of Florida, in Naples, Florida. The resort features 3 miles of pristine white-sand beach, multiple restaurants and lounges, three pools with a 100-ft. water slide, an array of water sports, the Naples Grande Golf Course, world-class tennis facilities, and the Golden Door Spa. For the children, the resort offers the Naples Grande Kid's Club and the Kids Night Out Program, offered Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings, which includes arts and crafts, games, and movies. The prime location makes local family attractions including the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, Florida Sports Park, and The Naples Philharmonic Center for the Arts easily accessible.

Nickelodeon Family Suites
14500 Continental Gateway
Orlando, FL 32821
Phone: 877-642-5111
Fax: 407-387-1489
Availability & rates
Nickelodeon Family Suites located in Orlando offers one, two, and three bedroom suites for families and groups. Each suite is designed with Nickelodeon characters and fun colors and includes accommodations such as 32 inch flat screen TVs and kitchens. Families will enjoy the 2 water parks with pools and waterslides. Spongebob Squarepants fans will go crazy for the 4-D Theater Experience featuring an interactive show filled with special effects. Additional amenities include the mall and Nickelodeon Kid's Spa. There are several dining options including a Character Breakfast at Nicktoons Cafe with visits from Dora the Explorer, Spongebob Squarepants, and more. Parents will enjoy a night out alone while kids ages 5-12 have fun at Nick After Dark, a supervised children's activity with games, show, food, and a take home souvenir. Hotel is located one mile from Walt Disney World™ and surrounded by other fantastic destinations such as Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores, Epcot, SeaWorld, and more.

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
9300 Emerald Coast Pkwy West
Sandestin, FL 32550
Phone: 800-622-1038
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is a 2,400 acre resort located in Northwest Florida, between Pensacola and Panama City, eight miles east of Destin. Sandestin is located on 7.5 miles of beach and bayfront property with more than 1,300 accommodations.  Sandestin guests enjoy a wide variety of complimentary amenities, including the Village of Baytowne Wharf, property-wide tram service, daily use of the Sandestin health club (adults only), complimentary use of bicycles, canoes, kayaks, boogie boards and tennis court time, plus free children's fishing licenses for our many stocked ponds. Other kids activities include putting golf course, kids sailing, Jolee Island Nature Park, and Kidszone that has programs for ages 4 to 6 and 7 to 12.

South Seas Resort
5400 Plantation Road
Captiva Island, Florida 33924
Phone: 239-472-5111
Availability & rates
Located on Captiva Island, Florida, luxurious South Seas Resort is nestled among 330 acres of Captiva's lush mangroves and cabbage palms trimmed with pearlescent beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. With over 600 accommodations, ranging from deluxe hotel rooms to private homes, the one attribute they all share - spectacular views. Families enjoy the casual resort atmosphere, the supervised children's activities, and a wide selection of Captiva Island activities like swimming, scuba diving, nature tours, day cruises on the Gulf, and much more.

Sundial Beach Resort
1451 Middle Gulf Drive
Sanibel Island, Florida 33957
Phone: 239-472-4151
Availability & rates
Sanibel Island's most complete resort, Sundial Beach Resort is the centerpiece of this unique barrier island off the southwest coast of Florida. Sanibel is two-thirds nature preserve, providing visitors with an experience of Florida the way it used to be. With 270 accommodations, you can choose between one and two bedroom suites with full kitchens, sprawling living areas, wonderfully large bedrooms and comfortable, roomy baths. Many of the larger accommodations have washers and dryers and cable TVs. There is virtually no end to the activities at Sundial Beach Resort. Sanibel Island is a natural playground. Feel the white sand beach between your toes, take a refreshing swim in our blue-green waters, and bike the miles of paved paths around the island.

The Breakers
One South County Road
Palm Beach, Florida 33480
Phone: 561-655-6611
Availability & rates
Situated on 140 acres on the island of Palm Beach, Florida, in the heart of Palm Beach County, The Breakers is easily accessible from three airports. There are 560 guestrooms, with 57 suites including two Imperial Suites and two Royal Poinciana Suites. Rooms feature ocean, golf course or garden views, with king or two double beds available. Rollaways and cribs are also available. Activities include two 18-hole championship golf courses, a 20,000 square foot luxury spa with ocean view fitness center, a Mediterranean-style beach club overlooking one-half mile of private beach, four swimming pools, a variety of water sports, 10 tennis courts and an extensive program of family and children's activities. The Breakers offers an outstanding selection of restaurants and an array of on-site retail boutiques.

The Reach Resort
1435 Simonton Street
Key West, Florida 33040
Phone: 866-397-6427
Availability & rates
The Reach Resort is a beachfront luxury resort located in beautiful Key West, Florida with 150 guestrooms, including 76 suites. The resort boasts a heated outdoor pool, a private natural sand beach, an award-winning on site restaurant, a fitness center, a massage studio, and several nearby golf courses. For the children the resort offers numerous water activities including jet skis, sailboats, kayaks, paddleboats, ocean bikes, snorkeling, fishing, and dolphin watching trips. The hotel is located just a short walk away from the Southernmost Point in the U.S., the Key West Aquarium, Ernest Hemingway's House and President Truman's House, all family friendly attractions.

The Resort at Longboat Key Club
301 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Longboat Key, Florida 34228
Phone: 888-237-5545
Availability & rates
The Resort at Longboat Key Club is located at the southern tip of beautiful Longboat Key on Southwest Florida's coast. The Resort is perfectly situated near the abundant cultural activities of Sarasota and just one mile from the fine shops, galleries and restaurants of St. Armands Circle. Accommodations include over 150 guest rooms, suites and deluxe suites all with luxurious decor. Guests enjoy a wealth of activities on Longboat Key and the neighboring Sarasota area. Spectacular natural wonders and rich cultural offerings, keep even the most energetic, entertained day and night with activities such as swimming in a huge pool or at the beach, sail boats, biking, rafts, fitness center, golfing, tennis and more. For the little ones, the private Kid's Klub provides days full of exciting supervised activities.

The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
4750 Amelia Island Parkway
Amelia Island, FL 32034
(904) 277-1100
Availability & rates
This beach resort brings a little different twist to its family friendly fun. Located in northeast Florida, the 397 room 47 suite hotel offers a view of the ocean from every room. But the thing that makes the Ritz-Carlton unique is that it is situated on land that used to be a harbor for pirate ships. The hotel has embraced that bit of history and turned it into a fun-filled pirate theme. The staff dress as pirates and events for the kids include pirate hayrides, puppet shows and the newest addition to the staff – a real live parrot mascot. In addition to the daily activities the pirate staff has been known to drop by to tuck in the little ones, read them a night time pirate tale and even let them pick out a trinket or two from what else, a treasure chest!

The Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge
901 Timberline Drive
Orlando, Florida 32830
Phone: 407-939-7775
Adventure, discovery, and the pioneering spirit abound in this quaint 19th century railroad hotel. From the serene hideaway setting to the woodland-inspired villas, this Resort brings out the best of the Old West.  Several types of accommodations are available and a variety of activities including Silver Creek Springs Pool: Featuring fun and grandeur as a roaring waterfall rushes into quiet Silver Creek; A kiddie pool and hot tubs complement the swimming area; Hidden Springs Pool [Tucked away from the hustle and bustle]: cool off at this "watering hole"; Sturdy Branches Health Club: A state-of-the-art facility for strengthening and toning limbs; Iron Spike Room: Cozy living room featuring railroad memorabilia and artifacts; and Wilderness Lodge Mercantile: Mementos, memories, and merchandise inspired by the grand Pacific Northwest.

Tradewinds Island Grand Beach Resort
5500 Gulf Blvd..
St. Pete Beach, Florida 33706
Phone: 727-367-6461
The Island Grand is just 30 minutes from award winning Tampa International Airport, the resort is located on an 18-acre strand of sugar white beach directly on the Gulf of Mexico. Accommodations include 585 newly renovated guest rooms, including 378 hotel and parlor rooms, 200 suites and 7 penthouse and hospitality suites. At Island Grand, you'll find miles of white sand beaches for star-splashed strolls, breathtaking sunsets over shimmering blue waters, spa services to pamper, whirlpools to relax and rejuvenate; plus tennis, volleyball, paddleboats, racing across the Gulf on a waverunner, or bonding with your family in a resort activity. Within minutes you'll find golf, sunset sailing cruises, dolphin encounters, museums and theme parks. The resort offers all types of supervised children's activities and programs.

Turtle Beach Resort
9049 Midnight Pass Road
Siesta Key, Florida
Phone: 941-349-4554
Turtle Beach Resort is located on the island of Siesta Key in Sarasota, Florida. Your accommodations feature your own large hot tub on a private patio, fully equipped kitchen, two bedrooms, each with queen bed, one bath and most with private hammocks and bay views. You will enjoy breathtaking views of boats and dolphins while the children swim in our waterfront pool or build you a special sand castle in our gigantic sand box. A quick 3-5 minute walk around the lagoon behind the beach brings you to Turtle Beach where you can find the nesting grounds of giant sea turtles. You can also canoe, kayak or now walk to a secluded beach at the end of our island, perfect for a family picnic in paradise. It is a “secret beach” and a public park. There is a playground at Turtle Beach also.

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin
1500 Epcot Resorts Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
Phone: 407-934-4000
Situated on 87 acres of beautiful lake front property, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin allows you the ideal place to surround yourself with the magic of Walt Disney World Resort.  Enjoy quick and easy access to the Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney - MGM Studios, Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park and Disney's BoardWalk entertainment district. The hotel offers a variety of activities for children including camp dolphin, swimming pools, miniature golf, game room, paddle boat rentals and more.

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort
1051 SW Old St. Augustine Rd.
Madison, Florida 32340
Phone: (800) 347-0174
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park is a camping and lodging resort catering to families with children. Our park is located near Wild Adventures Theme Park and Twin Rivers Outfitters-an exploration adventure of Florida’s beautiful river ways. Our facilities include RV and tent camping as well as cabin rentals. For family fun, enjoy our waterslide (open Memorial Day-Labor Day), pool, swimming lake, or kayak/paddle boats. There are many sports courts and themed weekend activities as well. We also have a deluxe comfort station and laundry facilities for your convenience.




* Hotel availability & rates provided by


* The term "all-inclusive" varies from resort to resort.




©Copyright 1999 - 2009 The New Parents Guide ™
Home |
Parenting Information | Shopping | Family Travel | Community
Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Site Map | Resources | Advertising