17 of the Best Beach Resorts for Families

Beach vacations with the family are the best. Visiting a seaside destination means building sand castles, collecting shells, and swimming in the ocean. And staying at a resort with first-class service, ample amenities, and on-site restaurants makes everything a whole lot easier and more enjoyable for everyone. Parents and kids will find tons to do together, but guests can also peel off for some age-appropriate fun thanks to kids clubs and adults-only spots. 

Scroll on for the best family beach resorts around the world, from Florida to Fiji.

Rosewood Le Guanahani St. Barth, St. Barts

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Yes, Rosewood Le Guanahani St. Barth ranks among the largest and most luxurious resorts on St. Barts, but what makes it so fantastic for families is the long list of vacation-making amenities — including two pools, sandy beaches with wave-free water, paddleboarding, kayaking, snorkeling, windsurfing lessons, tennis courts, babysitting services, and the Rosewood Explorers club for kids ages four to 11 years old — as well as luxurious suites that accommodate up to seven guests.

Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo, Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica

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The splurge-worthy Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo is tricked out with every conceivable amenity for a fabulous family beach vacation. It has a stellar kids club as well as a teen clubhouse. While youngsters climb the jungle gym and play soccer, parents can sip cocktails in a shaded cabana by the adults-only pool or on a daybed feet from the ocean. Surf lessons and nature walks are some of the many fun things everyone will have a blast doing together.

Martinhal Sagres Beach Resort, Sagres, Portugal

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Surrounded by the sun-kissed beauty of the Algarve, Martinhal Sagres Beach Resort is tailor-made for families. Villas feature multiple bedrooms, kitchens, and washers and dryers. The kids club welcomes little jet-setters ages six months to 16 years old. There’s an epic playground, five swimming pools, and a beach hangout area with shaded loungers. The dedicated baby concierge

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