Four Budget-Friendly Resorts Your Family Will Love

Think a family vacation is too expensive? Our travel contributor shares budget-friendly options everyone will love.
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Spring is finally here! As the weather finally starts to get break, the idea of sunshine is coupled with thoughts of vacation and relaxation. Not to mention the kids have recovered from spring break, and the countdown to summer is on. That’s when vacation planning begins. But the idea of traveling with the family can seem overwhelming – especially for your bank account.

Every parent wants a bargain when planning to travel with a full load. We’ve gathered a list of our favorite resorts that offer great deals for a family getaway. Each property features something special for the kids, without putting a dent in your travel savings account! Below are the best options for every family:

Nassau, Bahamas: Comfort Suites Paradise Island

Want the luxury of Paradise Island for less? The Bahamas‘ Comfort Suites Paradise Island is the best way to experience the amenities of Atlantis Resort and Casino on a budget. Right next door to Atlantis, the 229-room Comfort Suites has a lovely pool with a swim-up bar, free continental breakfast, an onsite restaurant for breakfast and lunch (much less expensive than dining at Atlantis) and a refrigerator in every room. The biggest perk is that you get full access to all the facilities at Atlantis, including the pools, waterslides, spa, Kids Club, Dolphin Cay and Aquaventure.

At the Comfort Suites Paradise Island in the Bahamas, children 12 and under stay free with adults in a junior suite, play for free at the neighboring 141-acre Atlantis Aquaventure water park, and eat for free at local participating restaurants. Price is $299 per night and up to two kids are free, though you must book a two-night stay.

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Orlando, Florida: Disney’s Port Orleans Resort

When thinking about Disney World, most parents almost immediately think “too expensive.” But you can have your family experience the happiest place on earth without breaking the bank. Disney’s Port Orleans Resort is a moderately priced resort with the look and feel of the rural Louisiana Bayou, so you can give your family a special treat. Families with princes and princesses are sure to love the royal-themed rooms featuring their favorite Disney princesses. And with complimentary bus service from the airport to the hotel, and nonstop service to Disney parks, your transportation is always covered. Room rates start at just $170 per night.

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Riviera Maya, Mexico: Azul Sensatori Hotel

With relatively inexpensive non-stop flights from much of the U.S., Mexico always offers great food, family-friendly cultural attractions and a warmer climate. At the Azul Sensatori Hotel, your meals and drinks included and this resort is fun for the whole family. There are entertaining options for every age range: the game-stocked kids club appeals to young kids under 5 and rock climbing and trampolining are at the Breeze Teen Club for your older bunch. The all-inclusive price is just $152 per adult, per night, with children under age 13 staying, playing and eating free. What can beat free .99? As an additional bonus for parents, adults get a $100 credit toward  a 50-minute massage at the Vassa spa. That means you get to have a little fun, too!

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina: Captain’s Quarters Resort

Visitors to Myrtle Beach can enjoy Southern hospitality at its finest with the perfect mixture of sunshine, sand and waves. At Captain’s Quarters Resort, families can enjoy all that the resort has to offer, as well as the boardwalk (which is two steps away), attractions and cuisine of Myrtle Beach. This resort is a great way to create memories for your family that will last forever: there’s a bowling alley, 15 pools, an arcade room, mini golf and a fire and hula show. With rates as low as $29 per night, you’ll want to drop everything and go on vacation tomorrow!

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About Kimberly N. Wilson


Kimberly N. Wilson is a NYC-based lifestyle/travel/entertainment writer and digital brand strategist. She has created and curated content across print, linear and digital platforms for major media outlets and consumer brands. Her love of travel and culture has taken her all over the globe and she hopes to inspire others to explore the world. She’s a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, and completed her JD at the Howard University School of Law. Follow her on Twitter @kimberlynatasha.