Planning the budget for a family vacation can be made much easier with the many “kids stay free,” “kids eat free” and other similar offers. When these come from all-inclusive resorts or exotic long-haul destinations, they represent substantial savings and more cash to splash on shopping and other family-friendly activities. Here we’ve selected some of the best available offers to fly to Polynesia, sail in the Caribbean, and ski in the Rockies.
Kids Fly Free to Tahiti
What: Kids ages 15 and younger fly free to Tahiti (for one adult paying fare) thanks to this six-night package to the dreamy Polynesian getaway, representing up to 50% savings. Prices start from $3,200 per adult with the promotion. Valid until April 30, 2015 for travel until June 14, 2015
What’s included: Take your family to the stunning island of Moorea for a memorable vacation. As part of the Magical Moorea Family Escape, you’ll receive two free nights, transfers and complimentary daily breakfasts. Accommodation is at the superb InterContinental Tahiti Resort in a Panoramic View Room (for one night) and the InterContinental Moorea Resort and Spa in a Garden Pool Junior Suite Bungalow (for five nights). Kids ages 11 and under can travel for free through Dec.13, 2015. Departures are from Los Angeles, CA (LAX).
Kids Stay Free at Crown Paradise Resorts, Mexico
What: A five-night stay at the all-inclusive Crown Paradise Resorts in Puerto Vallarta starts at $999 with kids under 12 staying for free (for a family of four, two adults/two kids). This special offer is valid through Dec. 23, 2015.
What’s included: The Crown Paradise Club is a great option for kids with spacious rooms featuring bunk beds and TV sets for the kids, international dining options including Asian, French and Italian restaurants, and a fantastic range of beach activities. The kid-friendly seaside resort is home to a fabulous water park with nine exciting water slides, a castle and pirate ship for that Jack Sparrow feeling. There’s also the Kids’ Paradise Club for children ages 4-12 and Baby Paradise Club for 18 months-3 years. And guests can benefit from 20% savings on the nearby golf course as well as a free tropical and city tour to explore beautiful Puerto Vallarta.
Kids Ski Free at Keystone, CO
What: Stay two nights in Keystone, Colorado and kids ages 12 and under ski and ride free. The offer is available until March 27, 2015.
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What’s included: Not only kids receive free lift tickets, you can also save 40% on accommodation when you book four nights in a two-bedroom condo at the Lakeside Village Condos, offering an elegant and comfortable environment, fully equipped kitchen and internet access. Two free-day lift tickets are included in this deal with nights starting at $390. Near the village, Keystone Lake for ice skating and many great restaurants and stores can be found. Located a 90-minute drive from Denver International Airport, Keystone is the largest mountain in Summit County and a great destination if your family wants to experience skiing in the Rocky Mountains.
Kids Stay Free at All-Inclusive Hard Rock Hotel
What: Kids stay free when two kids ages 12 and under share a room with an adult. The promotion is valid through December 23, 2015.
What’s included: With properties in the US and all over the world, the family-friendly Hard Rock Hotel brand is a great option if you’re looking for an all-inclusive package. Popular destinations where you can take the kids include Hollywood, Las Vegas, Orlando, Punta Cana, Cancun and further afield Bali and Singapore. The hotels have adult-free zones for kids to join programs such as dancing, singing and a teen-friendly backstage experience for aspiring rock stars. For adults, most of the resorts are home to great golf courses, spas, gourmet restaurants and casinos.
Kids Sail Free on MSC Cruises
What: Kids ages 11 and younger sail for free while 12-17 year olds benefit from a reduced rate.
What’s included: Valid on every MSC Cruises sailing for journeys to the Caribbean and Europe, the offer also includes complimentary kids’ club with age-specific activities for children ages 3 to 17. Vibrant decorations and spacious play areas welcome young passengers that can partake in games, splash around in pools, or get on thrilling slides. The range of sports available is equally brilliant with tennis, soccer and dance competitions only a few examples of how kids can let the steam off while on board. In addition to this, the cruise line has launched a kids’ newspaper to which your young ones can contribute. And there’s more from theater activities to 4D Cinema.
Kids Stay and Eat Free at Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa Dominican Republic
What: Up to two kids (12 years and under) can stay and eat free when sharing a room with at least two adults at the family-friendly Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa.
What’s included: The offer also includes a $400 resort credit per room per stay which can be used to pay for spa treatments, romantic dinners and wine. Set on a pristine beach, this upscale 751 family-sized rooms resort offers gourmet cuisine, refined accommodations and a beautiful spa. The Explorer’s Club is a favorite with kids ages 3 to 12 with activities around the themes of nature, exploration and science.