Posted by Total Beauty 10/15/12 at 12:28PM
Want to come home from your next family vacation humming Enya? Book one of these family-friendly hotels, which all have fabulous spas for you (and fun kids' clubs for your little ones). Check in and bliss out at one of these hot spots:
Four Seasons Hualalai, Big Island of Hawaii
The lush spa at this tranquil hotel on the Big Island of Hawaii recently went through a complete renovation, including the addition of a new couple's hale with private outdoor showers, soaking tub, and private dining. The resort’s complimentary "Kids For All Seasons" program takes full advantage of the tropical island setting (and the property's seven pools and ponds) with fully supervised activities, including treasure hunts, sand sculpting, canoe lessons, and even volcano building.
Grand Del Mar Resort, San Diego
There's something for everyone at this sun-drenched Mediterranean beauty, including a first-rate spa. Rejuvenate at this lush, plush (oh, the robes!) Shangri-la featuring white Carrera marble, crystal glass tiles, and framed Hermès scarves -- all while your kids enjoy hikes through Los Penasquitos Canyon with a resident naturalist, beachcombing, and pony rides, all thanks to the hotel's Explorer's Club.
Inn at Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina
Located in the heart of Carolina low country and steeped deep in history and Southern hospitality, this genteel resort is renowned for its world-class spa. Indulge in a variety of bath and body treatments that incorporate all-natural, indigenous ingredients like Pluff mud (a local mud rich with minerals for skin and hair) and geranium and rose oils. Kids can get in on the excitement with the PB Explorers and Pioneers Club or Teen Adventure Island for activities such as inner-tubing, campfires, shrimping, and arts and crafts.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Miami
Boasting a private beach, this elegant five-star resort located just minutes away from South Beach on the elegant Brickell Key proves Florida family vacations don't have to involve a larger-than-life mouse. The spa's private VIP suites on the hotel's top floor feature private soaking tubs, dining, and treatment areas as well as floor-to-ceiling views of the city and bay. Melt away stress with the spa's signature traditional Chinese medicine therapies while kids ages 5 to 12 try origami-making lessons, tai chi, and Xbox, and Wii games at this family-friendly mecca's kids' club.
Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa, Las Vegas
Skip the craziness of the Strip and head to this five-star hotel, where you can drop off the kids at the floor-to-ceiling climbing maze located in the resort’s Kids Quest children's space, then unwind with an invigorating espresso scrub or detoxifying Red Rock body wrap in the 25,000 square-foot ultra-modern spa. Here's hoping the kind of relaxation you get in Vegas doesn't stay in Vegas!
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