Luxury travel with children

Old Sep 22, 18, 9:41 am
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Originally Posted by HarryNY View Post
Four Seasons do a great job with kids as well as Ritz Carlton - specially the two hotels in Orlando offer amazing kids programs
Very much agree. Been to 4 different Four seasons with our daughter this year and only one I wouldn't give 5 stars is Las Vegas (the whole city is obviously not super kid friendly).
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Old Oct 25, 18, 1:51 pm
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We are thinking about taking a 3 week trip this summer with our 3 and 5 year old's when our older ones go to overnight camp.

We were thinking about combination of some resorts in Bali and sightseeing in Japan and maybe Hawaii on way home.

We are hoping for some resorts that have kids camps or clubs (as opposed to hiring babysitters) so they can play with other children and have activities while we relax or do some touring that is more geared towards adults.

Issue we are having is finding Luxury properties that have programming for our 3 year old, as most seem to start programs from age 5.

Does anyone have any advice?
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Old Oct 25, 18, 2:48 pm
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Well, the youngest I’ve seen for a kids club is 4 (certain FS).
Aman has arranged play dates for us with children from employee families. But that was all of us together (adults and kids)...not a babysitter situation.
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Old Oct 25, 18, 3:52 pm
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at one point i checked every FS >
3 fourseasons.com/nevis/services-and-amenities/family
3 in past at FS palm beach, new website (terrible) no details
unknown for FS surf club, and others may make exceptions ?

obviously many aman regulars here, also ex-GHM legian fans
anthony lark (amanpuri, trisara) quoted liking legian with kids

soori (well regarded) now has 1BR rate for 6BR beachfront
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Old Oct 25, 18, 5:31 pm
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Originally Posted by Kagehitokiri View Post
at one point i checked every FS >
3 fourseasons.com/nevis/services-and-amenities/family
3 in past at FS palm beach, new website (terrible) no details
unknown for FS surf club, and others may make exceptions ?

obviously many aman regulars here, also ex-GHM legian fans
anthony lark (amanpuri, trisara) quoted liking legian with kids

soori (well regarded) now has 1BR rate for 6BR beachfront
So that’s good. There are some that take 3. Just need help finding them...
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Old Oct 25, 18, 5:38 pm
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assuming FS palm beach still 3, FS surf club is same owner, may be 3 but have to ask
upcoming FS ft lauderdale is also same owner, i think quite a ways out at this point

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Old Oct 26, 18, 1:41 am
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Originally Posted by damaxer91 View Post
We are thinking about taking a 3 week trip this summer with our 3 and 5 year old's when our older ones go to overnight camp.

We were thinking about combination of some resorts in Bali and sightseeing in Japan and maybe Hawaii on way home.

We are hoping for some resorts that have kids camps or clubs (as opposed to hiring babysitters) so they can play with other children and have activities while we relax or do some touring that is more geared towards adults.

Issue we are having is finding Luxury properties that have programming for our 3 year old, as most seem to start programs from age 5.

Does anyone have any advice?
Four Seasons should do the trick surely?
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Old Oct 26, 18, 2:17 am
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As far as I remember, I saw very young kids at the Amanpulo kids club (Pamalican, Philippines). Also other kids clubs have accepted younger kids with a nanny/hired babysitter.
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Old Oct 26, 18, 3:43 am
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Originally Posted by Musken View Post
As far as I remember, I saw very young kids at the Amanpulo kids club (Pamalican, Philippines). Also other kids clubs have accepted younger kids with a nanny/hired babysitter.
Yes, that’s right. With advance notice, the hotel can hire the babysitter to go to the kids club with the small child. You’d want to confirm that of course before booking, but if you’re willing to do that, it opens up your possibilities.
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Old Oct 26, 18, 1:44 pm
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My daughter is now 4 years old but for the past 3 years, I've done tons of research on nice properties with kids clubs that accept 2 and 3 year olds. Here are some that I've found:

https://www.kempinski.com/en/st-mori...cilities/kids/
https://www.badruttspalace.com/en/ba...-kids-eldorado
https://www.sardatur-holidays.co.uk/...nazia-children
https://www.carlisle-bay.com/well-be...ties/kids-club
https://www.lareserve-geneve.com/en/...family-offers/
https://www.evianresort.com/en/kids-...d-resort-club/
https://www.oneandonlyresorts.com/on...ius/activities
https://www.dorchestercollection.com...-Factsheet.pdf
https://www.gleneagles.com/family/
https://www.roccofortehotels.com/med...Eng_Oct_18.pdf
https://www.bareiss.com/en/young-gue...iss/minis.html
https://www.jumeirah.com/en/hotels-r...ads-kids-club/
https://www.belmond.com/hotels/afric...on-hotel/about

We did Four Seasons Palm Beach in summer 2017. Nice kids club with friendly staff, located right next to the pool (pre-renovation) so very easy to do frequent check-ins.

We did Bareiss in the Black Forest last winter and my daughter had a blast. Very well run kids club with excellent staff.

We also did One&Only Le Saint Géran this past June. I would return in a heartbeat. The kids club is a wonderful facility. Too bad when we got there, I realized that school was still in session for Europeans and therefore during most of her time in the kids club, my daughter played one on one with the staff.

I've never been to Verdura in Sicily, but if you've got older kids, they've got summer sports camps on the property.

I also thought the kids club at the Four Seasons Hampshire welcomed 3 year olds but now I can't confirm because the new FS website has removed that information
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Old Oct 26, 18, 1:49 pm
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great post!

3 >
fourseasons.com/nevis/services-and-amenities/family
fourseasons.com/hampshire/services_and_amenities/family_at_four_seasons/kids_for_all_seasons/
fourseasons.com/palmbeach/faq
found similar old style for surfside but still no age
if age is on FSPP website, perhaps agents can clarify

limited >
fourseasons.com/dallas/services_and_amenities/family_at_four_seasons/kids_for_all_seasons/
Available for kids ages 3 to 13, Kids' Night In takes place from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm every Friday night. The program is also offered on Saturdays from June through August. Fee applicable. Reservation required.
think i saw past references to KFAS there being 3, may sometimes be, like over summers

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has anyone asked about current family/kids occupancy, or when it is highest, when traveling as family and looking to have other families and kids around ?

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