As your teenage kids reach a phase in which they start isolating themselves from the family, becoming lazy, moody and obsessed with social media, traveling with them can become a challenge. They can either make or break a family vacation. To avoid the latter, it’s very important to get them involved in the planning and choose a destination that will keep them entertained.
To get you started, here are 5 Teen-Friendly resorts that I would like to recommend for your next family vacation.
1. The Breakers (Palm Beach, Florida)
This resort in Palm Beach offers a bunch of activities for the whole family – including family fitness classes, bicycle rentals and of course, all sorts of watersports such as kayaking, scuba diving and snorkeling. There are also different amenities and activities dedicated for Tweens & Teens. The resort has an arcade featuring a video game lounge with Xbox and PlayStation and a Teen Bungalow where teenagers can meet and mingle before the teen-only activities such as bike scavenger hunt, night bowling, dive-in movies and pool party. At certain times of the year, The Breakers also host an array of teen-friendly events such as Teen Murder Mystery Theater, Teen Catamaran Party Boat and New Year’s Eve Teen Casino.
2. Skytop Lodge (Skytop, Pennsylvania)
This luxury resort situated in the lovely Poconos Mountains features numerous activities for your energetic and adventure-seeking teenagers. From paintball to laser tag, zip-line to rock climbing, archery to camping, and of course, different water and snow activities; you won’t have to worry about your teenagers getting bored and bummed.
3. Hotel del Coronado (San Diego, California)
For your teenagers who love to some good relaxation, the spa and salon in this resort offers packages exclusive for teenagers. There’s the “Teen Treats” package that features Swedish massage, express facials, back facials and salt scrubs. They also have a “Teen Spa Sundae” which features ice cream float baths and frosting massages. Of course, there’s no shortage of fun activities for the whole family such as bike rides, surfing lessons, paddle boarding and more.
4. Club Med (Cancun, Mexico)
This is a resort that has everything for everyone. Teenagers (ages 11-17) can enjoy the Club Med’s Passworld where they can hang out with other teenagers and do different supervised activities such as beach movie nights, camping, make-up, graffiti, arts & crafts, sailing, hiking, wakeboarding, parties and more! Your teens can also enjoy a bunch of teen spa pampering treatments offered in their Spa.
5. Dream Resort (Punta Cana, Dominican Republic)
Your teeny-bopper will love the different indoor and outdoor activities available in the resort, day and night. Kids between 13 and 17 can enjoy different daily activities planned by the Dreams Entertainment Team and join different social events from 8:30 pm to midnight. These activities include bonfires, dances with a snack bar and non-alcoholic drinks.