These days a new addition to the family doesn’t have to mean the end of exciting vacations; with a little preparation and the right villa, creating a memorable family getaway is easier than ever. We turned to new parents Heidi and Levi Hoffman (a Villa Specialist) for their baby-friendly travel tips.
Why opt for a villa for your next family getaway?
Many villas are well equipped to welcome children and offer a great range of family-friendly activities. An added bonus: you never have to worry about disturbing other guests or adapting to a set schedule.
Travel Tip: Let your Villa Specialist know if you will be traveling with young children, so that they can help you select a family-friendly villa.
Choosing a Villa: What should I ask my Villa Specialist?
Is there a crib / kid’s bed / high chair?
Is the pool secure?
Is there a gate / alarm?
Are there babysitting services?
Are there many stairs?
Travel Tip: Ask your Concierge about nearby kid-friendly restaurant recommendations.
Planning Your Trip: How can your Personal Concierge help?
Stocking the fridge with your child’s favorite foods (be sure to mention any allergies)
Letting you know about on-site entertainment
Providing local emergency contact numbers
Recommending the best local activities for families
Above: The wading pool at Villa Paradise was a hit with the Hoffman family on their recent vacation to the Riviera Maya.
More Luxury Retreats Picks for Families:
Greatview, Montego Bay, Jamaica: This fully-staffed villa offers baby equipment, as well as a tree house and art lessons for older kids
Coral House, Grace Bay, Turks and Caicos: Wide sandy beaches and a child-friendly staff make this villa a popular choice for families.