Some highly rated kid-friendly resorts include JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa in Texas, Chatham Bars Inn in Cape Cod, Club Med Sandpiper in Port St. Lucie, Florida and Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah. In Hawaii, two recommended resorts for families are Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Oahu and Grand Wailea, a Waldorf Astoria Resort on Maui. Further afield, some of the top-rated kid-friendly resorts are Atlantis Paradise Island Resort in the Bahamas and Club Med Ixtapa Pacific in Zihuatanejo, Mexico.
Atlantis Paradise Island Resort, which is situated on Paradise Island in the Bahamas, is especially recommended for families by the Travel Channel. Among the highlights are its many pools and water slides, including the "Leap of Faith" slide, which descends 60 feet into a submerged transparent tunnel through a shark lagoon.
Aulani in Ko Olina, Oahu also features water slides, as well as an artificial reef. The spa is open to guests of all ages.
Chatham Bars Inn at Cape Cod is a luxury resort with a dedicated program of kids activities, such as cooking lessons, science experiments and an app-aided scavenger hunt.
Some other family-friendly resorts in the United States are Basin Harbor Club & Resort in Vergennes, Vermont and Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, New York.