No family vacation is complete without a little R&R for parents. The following resorts not only get that, but they encourage it by offering complimentary kids' clubs for infants, toddlers, tweens and teens to escape to while parents take part in adult activities.

Written by Linda Marsicano

Banyan Tree Mayakoba - Playa del Carmen

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457 Family Reviews
One of three eco-friendly resorts on the Mayakoba property in Playa del Carmen, Banyan Tree consists of tranquil villas with an Asian aesthetic scattered throughout the expansive property. The Banyan Tree's Kids Meeting Place offers movies, organized activities, board games and video games, including two Xbox consoles.

Age Limitations: 4 to 12
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Buccaneer - St. Croix, U.S.V.I.

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408 Family Reviews
This family owned and operated resort opened its doors in 1947 and is home to three of St. Croix's most beautiful beaches: Grotto, Whistle and Buck Island. Young Buccaneers are invited to participate in outdoor beach and pool games, crab races, treasure hunts and sand castle building or indoor arts and crafts, board games or foosball in the Kids Camp room at The Buccaneer.

Age Limitations: 4 to 12
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Caneel Bay Resort - St. John, U.S.V.I.

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183 Family Reviews
Caneel Bay, the most luxurious resort in St. John and the U.S. Virgin Islands, is set on a 170-acre peninsula amid the Virgin Islands National Park, and where guests truly "unplug" -- rooms don't even have TV's. Turtle Town is the place where tiny tourists learn about the ecosystem of Caneel Bay and hear pirate tales, design their own treasure maps, build sand castles and dance to authentic Caribbean music. Fees apply for the popular nightly dinner and movie program, allowing parents a romantic meal at exquisite ZoZo's.

Age Limitations: 3 to 11
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with evening events from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Fairmont Mayakoba - Playa del Carmen

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1496 Family Reviews
Fairmont Mayakoba's 401 guestrooms include lagoon and jungle view casitas, as well as beach suites with direct access to the beautiful ocean along Riviera Maya. The Discovery Club & Adventure Camp offers cultural and educational adventures in the sacred Mayan jungle, and teaches kids about the planet, helps them craft Mayan-inspired headdresses or pinatas and so much more. The pool slide at the extensive and gorgeous kid's pool is another bonus of this high-end resort. For tweens and teens between 10 and 17, the Teens Room by PlayStation offers video games, dance contests, sport sessions and more.

Age Limitations: 4 to 12 and 10 to 17
Hours: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 to 8 p.m. and 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort

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1115 Family Reviews
Situated in the Los Cabos Corridor along the Sea of Cortez, the Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort offers direct access to one of Cabo's only swim-safe beaches. The Cabo Kids program is for guests between 4 and 18, with specific activities for different age groups. At the Kids Vacation Station, children play games, make pinatas, sample the authentic Mexican candy bursting from those pinatas and decorate cookies. Air hockey, foosball and Ping-Pong keep kids entertained in between the creative, culturally focused activities.

Age Limitations: 4 to 18
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Holiday Inn Resort - Panama City Beach, Fla.

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1216 Family Reviews
The Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach in Panama City Beach, Florida, otherwise known as the Emerald Coast, is known for its kid-friendly amenities like Aqualand, a beachside water playground and the Pirate's Den Game Room. Splash the Dolphin's Kids' Club provides organized fun indoors and out at this family favorite. While many of the activities take place on the pool deck so the kids can enjoy the sunshine, others, such as arts and crafts, bracelet making and D.J. games, are held in the Under The Sea Activities Center to give them a break from heat.

Age Limitations: 5 to 12
Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Nantucket Hotel and Resort

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272 Family Reviews
Located in Downtown Nantucket and within walking distance of beaches and the harbor, The Nantucket Hotel & Resort hosts a Children's Day Program with beach games, spin art, fire truck rides, bingo, movies, S'mores and karaoke talent shows. The resort also offers an evening program for children on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays throughout the summer.

Age Limitations: 3 to 12 (must be potty-trained)
Hours: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club - Naples, Fla.

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498 Family Reviews
Settled along seven miles of white sand beach in Naples, Florida, The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club has 319 completely renovated guestrooms and suites with leisure options including a spa, golf and tennis. Kids club activities include swimming, beach walks, face painting, themed days and crafts. Teens can take part in volleyball tournaments, beach Olympics and beachside scavenger hunts, too.

Age Limitations: 5 to 12
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

One & Only Palmilla - Los Cabos

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151 Family Reviews
Located on the tip of the Baja Peninsula in Los Cabos, One & Only Palmilla is home to a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course and award-winning cuisine, and is an awesome vantage point for seasonal whale watching. This locale is also a hit with the Hollywood jet set, so kids may rub elbows with celebrity offspring at the KidsOnly and TeensOnly clubs. Activities include yoga, origami art sessions, beach volleyball and horseshoes.

Age Limitations: 4 to 11
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

One & Only Ocean Club - Nassau, Bahamas

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202 Family Reviews
Personal butlers and a zero-depth entry family pool are among the perks of this ultra high-end beachfront resort on Grand Bahama Island in the Bahamas. The KidsOnly Club at the One & Only Ocean Club features a computer/technology area, arts and crafts center, movie and video game room and library. Outdoor activities include beach games, sporting events and exploring the marine habitat at nearby Atlantis, Paradise Island.

Age Limitations: 4 to 12
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Rarotongan Beach Resort and Spa - Cook Islands

Nestled directly on the Raratonga's best beach, Aroa Beach, the resort is also close to the Aroa Lagoon Marine Reserve, the area's best snorkeling spot. Moko's Kids Club is an interactive educational experience emphasizing local culture. For infants and toddlers, the Banana Beach Playland Creche offers activities, toys, baby cots and more. In the evenings, there is a Movie Night (also complimentary) so parents can enjoy a romantic dinner a' deux.

Age Limitations: Infant to 11
Hours: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Monday through Saturday); 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

Red Jacket Resorts - Cape Cod

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327 Family Reviews
This collection includes five secluded resorts on New England's Cape Cod, which allows guests to visit and experience the amenities of each during their stay. Children staying at any of the Red Jacket Cape Cod properties (Red Jacket Beach Resort & Spa, Blue Water Resort, Blue Rock Golf Resort, Riviera Beach Resort and Green Harbor Resort) are invited to take advantage of the Red Jacket Resorts Kids Klub, with beach games, face painting, parachute play, swim lessons and bocce ball among the activities.

Age Limitations: 5 to 12
Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Rosewood Little Dix Bay - B.V.I.

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180 Family Reviews
Among the most luxurious properties in the British Virgin Islands, Rosewood Little Dix Bay is located along a breathtaking half-mile crescent beach. With more than 2,500 square feet of interior space, the Rose Buds children's facility boasts a miniature Caribbean chattel house, dress-up parlor, arts and crafts center and outside play area. Nature walks, shell-collecting and treasure hunts are among the daily adventures. The Teen Room has foosball, Ping-Pong and billiards. A complimentary children's Pirate Party and buffet is held each Monday night so parents can enjoy the adults-only manager's cocktail reception.

Age Limitations: 3 and Up
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Closed Thursdays and Sundays

Rosewood Mayakoba - Playa del Carmen

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449 Family Reviews
Inspired by Mayan traditions, this oasis of tranquility is eco-friendly and sits on a mile-long arc of white Caribbean sand just north of the picturesque waterfront town of Playa del Carmen, part of the Riviera Maya. The Rose Buds Kid's Club at Rosewood Mayakoba is complimentary, as is a "Kids Eco-Tour" by boat through the canals of Mayakoba, guided by a biologist. Children cruise through the lagoon system, identifying the flora, wildlife and fauna of Mayakoba. Other activities include themed nights, Spanish lessons, EcoBingo, scavenger hunts and more.

Age Limitations: 4 and Up
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sandy Lane - Barbados

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226 Family Reviews
Lauded as one of the most kid-friendly resorts in Barbados, the 112-room resort offers tennis, golf and a perfect coral sand beach. A distinguishing aspect of the kids' Treehouse Club at Sandy Lane is its appeal to teenagers. Tennis, art and sailing are just a few of the offerings, and teens get a home-away-from-home of their own. The Den at Sandy Lane, separated from the play area for younger kids, includes a game room with pool tables, board games and electronics.

Age Limitations: 3 and Up
Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Seven Stars Resort - Turks and Caicos

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487 Family Reviews
Located on world-famous Grace Bay in Turks and Caicos, this resort is home to the island's only heated saltwater pool and offers suites with up to four bedrooms. The kids club at Seven Stars Resort & Spa is divided into two age groups; Twinkle Stars for ages 2 to 5 and Super Stars for ages 5 and up. At Twinkle Stars Camp, activities include beach picnics, hand painting, playground fun, movie times and dress up. At Super Stars Camp, activities include shell hunts, beach crafts, face painting, puppet shows, creative art, outdoor games and scavenger hunts.

Age Limitations: 2 and Up
Hours: Twinkle Stars: 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. or 1:15 to 4 p.m.; Super Stars: 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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