Traveling with baby can be exciting... and exhausting. While an essential part of your vacation might be spending quality time with your significant other or relaxing with a good book on the beach, these simple luxuries can be impossible with infants in tow. Luckily, many resorts make this fantasy a reality, offering personal nannies, nanny services or childcare programs specifically geared for babies. Many resorts also offer special amenities for infants, such as baby food and even Diaper Genies. Read on to see our top picks for resort nannies and special perks for infants and start planning your next baby-friendly vacation.

Written by Whitney Rife

Franklyn D. Resort & Spa

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496 Family Reviews
Franklyn D. Resort & Spa in Jamaica rises above the others for one clear reason: each family receives a complimentary, personal "Vacation Nanny" for the entire length of their stay. These nannies have the best training -- they are mothers themselves -- and they are professionally trained and CPR-certified. Many guests readily trust them and include them in family activities. Nannies can accompany you on excursions or babysit the kids anywhere on the intimate resort, including the beach. Nannies typically work from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., providing all manner of help from diaper changes to babysitting. After hours, families can hire their nanny for evening childcare at only $7 per hour. It doesn't hurt that the FDR is an all-inclusive property, covering everything from meals to beverages (including alcohol) to airport transfers.

Club Med Cancun Yucatan

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2493 Family Reviews
Club Med provides special perks for kids at all resorts. Offerings include Baby Club Med (extra fee applies), available to little ones between 4 months and 2 years of age. At Club Med Cancun Yucatan, Baby Club Med is housed in a small building that includes a play room, nap room, outdoor jungle gym and shaded baby pool. The resort also provides an eating station just for infants, complete with a pureed, featured food of the day, plus milk, formula, snacks and all the necessities with which to eat them -- bowls, bibs and highchairs.

Bonus: Club Med Cancun Yucatan has Family Suites (introduced in 2014), with room for up to six guests.

Tyler Place Family Resort

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140 Family Reviews
Tyler Place Family Resort in Vermont is a great resort for infants, offering programs for babies from newborn to 30 months. Caregivers and Parents' Helpers support families and help kids experience indoor and outdoor activities. Morning and evening programs for little ones -- newborn to 12 months, 12 to 18 months and 18 to 30 months -- take place at the Infant Center. This center is chock-full of music, singing, dancing, storytelling, puppets, tumbling mats and coloring. The fun continues outside with strolls around the resort, playing imaginary games with water cans, pots and cardboard boxes. During most summer weeks, families are provided with a Parents' Helper for the duration of their stay. Parents' Helpers are trained in basic First Aid, safety procedures and child development issues, and assist on a one-on-one basis with in-room babysitting and companionship, so parents can enjoy an evening out.

Beaches Turks and Caicos

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7004 Family Reviews
Beaches Turks & Caicos is a mecca for all things family fun, infants included. The popular resort provides a special nursery for babies, equipped with highchairs, rocking chairs, cribs and best of all -- friendly, certified nannies! Plus, little ones light up with joy when they spot their friends from "Sesame Street." Sesame Workshop partners with Beaches Resorts to provide character parades, interactions, shows and themed activities.

Azul Beach Hotel

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1495 Family Reviews
On Mexico's Riviera Maya, Azul Beach Hotel is a good choice for families with infants. The resort provides a playhouse for children between 4 months and 6 years in age. Youngsters must be accompanied by an adult, which makes the facility a nice place to relax with themed activities, books and games when it's time for a break from the sun. The resort also provides a separate kids' pool.

Cotton Bay Village

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St. Lucia's Cotton Bay Village provides Montessori-certified nannies for two hours a day -- for free! Additional nanny services are available upon request for an extra charge. The Hummingbird Kids' Club is also open daily for children ages 6 months to 3 years old. Summer activities are planned in the "Going Bananas Fun" program. Family packages are typically offered, allowing children to eat for free, and providing educational tours to area attractions. One of the nicest draws of Cotton Bay is its luxurious villas, complete with separate rooms for parents and children, not to mention living rooms, dining rooms and kitchens.

The James New York

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141 Family Reviews
Visiting the Big Apple with a baby? Consider a stay at the The James New York. The deluxe hotel provides baby bathtubs, cribs, bike seats, jogging strollers and Diaper Genies. It also provides complimentary pajama sets by Paul Frank. The James New York features Family Suites (two connecting rooms) with free Wi-Fi, as well.

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Franklyn D. Resort & Spa Reviews
JenSteventon - Apr 25th, 2016

I returned to FDR with my husband, and our 7 and 5 year old boys for the 4th yr in a row. We have stayed for a range of 9-14 days over the 4 trips. In prior years we have gone during the same week(s) and have overlapped with other returning families ... read more
amanda22 - Jan 9th, 2016

We decided to forego presents this year and do a Christmas vacation. We had a wonderful time at the resort. Everyone was so nice and friendly. The kids/teen directors were great and our children had a blast. This definitely is a place for adults ... read more
Franklyn D. Resort & Spa reviews
Club Med Cancun Yucatan Reviews
Lovevacationtime - Aug 21st, 2016

Our family of 4 (parents and 2 kids- boys 2 and 8 y.o.) spent a most wonderful 2 week vacation in Clubmed Cancun June 17 to July 04 2016. We had such a great time that we decided to return for another 2 weeks at end of summer Aug 11 to 23 (where we ... read more
sconnick - Jul 11th, 2016

Highly recommend Club Med, Cancun! We traveled with our (2) boys, 16 & 18, and LOVED the all-inclusive amenities and the gorgeous beach. First - the beach - YES, the water is that blue and the beach is NOT crowded. The resort covers 20 acres, ... read more
Club Med Cancun Yucatan reviews
Tyler Place Family Resort Reviews
mowright71 - Jun 11th, 2013

Our favorite family vacation (and we've taken several great family trips too) was Tyler Place in upstate Vermont. I've recommended this all-inclusive family vacation to several friends and co-workers and we are planning on going back in 2014. Kids ... read more
kjchronister - Jul 1st, 2012

Everything you've read is true... and then some. This is by order of magnitude the best vacation and favorite place of ours ever. The staff - amazing. The food - amazing. The activities - amazing. The accomodations - amazing. I have never, ever, ... read more
Tyler Place Family Resort reviews
Beaches Turks & Caicos Reviews
Kwynngirls - Jul 2nd, 2016

Great fun for the family. So much to do never bored! Water and shore snorkeling is amazing. Best breakfast at Sky. My girls are 11 and 8 so they were in separate kids activity camps and it took lots of encouragement to get them to go but counselors ... read more
lynn123a - Jun 11th, 2016

We were looking forward to our family vacation. Beaches is less than impressive. Not much to do here when comparing to Atlantis. We have 2 teens they were ready to go home within 2 days bored. The food was terrible and buffet with bugs is less ... read more
Beaches Turks & Caicos reviews
Azul Beach Hotel Reviews
karenp - Apr 20th, 2015

Day 2 at Azul Beach and nothing but good things to say. Seems to attract multi-generational family groups with very young children so no older kids running through the lobby, etc. Lots of babies and toddlers and grandparents. The staff could not ... read more
kinsellajen - Apr 3rd, 2013

Last year we embarked on a wonderful familiy vacation to Cancun Mexico with our children who then were 2, 5, 7, and 15. We were a little hesitant and investigated the Azul resort for our youngest children. We needed a vacation and hadn't taken one ... read more
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