Who says you can’t travel with a baby? Sure, getting to (and from) your destination might (okay, will) be stressful, but there’s no reason you shouldn’t escape to one of these all-inclusive retreats. You and baby will be able to relax with everything from certified nanny services to a dedicated baby concierge — typically included in rates.
Two words: Baby Concierge. That"s one of many services unique to Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, whose infant program allows guests to make crib reservations, request babysitting services, and even make massage appointments. The resort"s spa offers the Sunrise Massage, a sense-stimulating treatment for babies between 1 and 3 years of age. The Baby Concierge will also provide beach toys, baby floats, baby clothes and baby toiletries. When it"s time for baby to eat, organic offerings are available. Family suites just add to charm.
Franklyn D. Resort & Spa in Jamaica offers complimentary nanny services (yes, you read that right). Let a certified nanny assist with diaper changes, feedings and more so you can take a breather or spend one-on-one time with your older children. Your nanny will also take care of baby after-hours so you can enjoy a quiet dinner. When it"s time for the whole family to be together, you"ll enjoy multiple pools (including a shallow kiddie pool), casual restaurants, and two- or three-bedroom suites. Cribs and bedrails are available upon request.
Club Med Cancun Yucatan caters to families with family suites that sleep up to six guests -- perfect for those traveling with grandparents, a baby, or both. It also has a baby section at the buffet at La Hacienda (one of two buffet-style options). Options include specially pureed food -- there's even "Baby Food of the Day" -- along with yogurt, milk and formula. A blender is also available for self-use. While parents relax on the beach or in the spa, baby can play at Petite Club Med, opened in 2014. It has a colorful playhouse with games and a special room for naptime, along with a pint-sized playground and pool.
Generations Riviera Maya
Leave the stroller and baby monitors behind -- Generations Riviera Maya has both, plus bottles, bottle warmers, bottle sterilizers, baby food, baby bathtubs, and Pack 'n Plays. The all-inclusive, beachfront resort also features a Beach Baby Lounge, a shaded area on the sand with beach toys and certified nannies on call. Parents also appreciate the resort's laundry services, included in rates (five pieces per person) especially helpful when those inevitable accidents happen.
Azul Sensatori provides something for every age group, particularly babies. It offers bottles, bottle warmers, strollers, baby bathtubs, baby bathrobes, monitors, changing tables, and cribs and playards. It also has two-bedroom family suites that sleep up to six adults and two children and provide privacy. Azul Beach Hotel in Riviera Maya features similar amenities, and both hotels offer the Nickelodeon Experience -- meet-and-greets, themed events and more with Dora and Spongebob.
The Beloved Hotel Playa Muerjes
The most beloved guests at The Beloved Hotel might just be babies. The beachfront resort provides a tranquil atmosphere in Cancun, ideal for those traveling with little ones. It offers babysitting services (24 hours) and cribs, along with a kiddie pool. If you also have toddlers in tow, they"ll enjoy making cookies, masks and more.
IBEROSTAR remains a trusted name for all-inclusive, family travel, and if you"re looking for a resort to visit with a baby, IBEROSTAR Paraiso Maya is your match. Parents can take advantage of the resort"s Baby Kitchen (fee; key-code access), where a pediatric nutritionist is available to plan vacation meals with you. You can also prep food and feed baby here, with rocking chairs and quiet space provided.