Sunday, June 1, 2014

Family getaways at all-inclusive resorts in Mexico and Dominican Republic

Barceló Hotels & Resorts is rolling out the red carpet for families this summer. Designed to foster a child’s imagination and nurture interaction between the entire family, Barceló Hotels & Resorts provide an endless array of culturally-infused, authentic Mexican and Dominican activities and experiences – all of which provide lasting learning opportunities.

Family amenities include:
Barceló Maya Beach Resort Complex (Riviera Maya, Mexico)

U-Spa – Barcelo Maya Caribe features a new U-Spa for kids, the first of its kind in Mexico exclusively for children. Services include sophisticated up-dos, fun hair wraps and braids, manicures and pedicures with elaborate nail design, massages, and facials among other treatments.

Barceló Maya Entertainment Center – As part of a multi-million dollar renovation project, Barcelo Maya Beach Resort complex will boast a new Barceló Maya Entertainment Center complete with a sports bar, bowling alley, teen disco, new kids club, full waterpark, paddle tennis courts and redesign of the 18-hole miniature golf course.

Barceló Bávaro Palace Deluxe (Punta Cana, Dominican Republic)

Family Club Services – Family Club services begin immediately upon arrival as kids are greeted with a welcome bag, including suntan lotion, mini slippers, mini robe, and a pass to access the water park. Adults can enjoy a welcome cocktail at the Bar Las Olas with entertainment before settling in to a specially designed room with a special area for children to play and sleep.

Barcy Kids Club – Kids keep busy with a plethora of activities offered through the Barcy Kids Club, available for children ages 4 to 12. Trained staff supervise and keep children entertained with beach walks, balloon competitions, films, beach volleyball, sandcastles, dance classes, mini disco and afternoons at the waterpark.

Merengue Festival – The Merengue Festival, a celebration of the Dominican Republic’s favorite music and dance, takes place July 25 – August 10, 2014 in Santo Domingo. Visitors will celebrate with non-stop music, shows, concerts, parades, fairs and parties in the streets. The festival’s food, art exhibitions, games, and other activities draw thousands of tourists every year.

Seasonal rates start at $215 per room, based on double occupancy, and children 12 and under are only $60. Call 1-800-227-2356 to book summer vacations.

Information courtesy of Ashley Cox, Turner PR, Denver, Colorado. Photos courtesy of Barceló Hotels and Resorts.

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