A Catalog of Family Travel - March 2017 - 18
A Swimming Stay
The hotel pool is a family vacation must.
The trick to great family travel: Keep everyone happy. Enter the hotel
pool. Here, four of our favorites.
1. AQUARIUM IMMERSION
Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Hawaii
"King's Pond is essentially an aquarium you can swim in, with more than 4,000 tropical
fish from 98 different species," says Shrewsbury, Massachusetts-based Virtuoso travel
advisor Erin Logsdon. Snorkel, then stick around for events such as ray feedings.
2. TAKE THE WATERS
Terme Manzi Hotel & Spa, Ischia, Italy
"There's a world-class thermal pool at the hotel," says New York City-based agency
owner Judy Perl, "and families can also go to the island's Poseidon Thermal Gardens -
a park with 22 different pools."
3. MAKE A SPLASH
The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman
"Kids love the hotel's Starfish Cay, which boasts a shallow splash pool that's accessible
even to babies," says Virtuoso advisor Jessica Griscavage of McLean, Virginia. "From
there, older children can enter a cove filled with waterslides and waterfalls."
4. EVERYTHING'S BIGGER IN DUBAI
Wild Wadi Waterpark
Guests at the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah and Jumeirah Al Qasr get complimentary access to
this giant park with pools, rivers, and thrill rides. "Honestly," Perl says, "it's the
mother of all kid pools."
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