With everyone on the hunt for summer vacation destinations, here are some of the best family-friendly resorts in South America.
Destinations like Chile, Colombia and Costa Rica offer an array of unique family-friendly offerings such as sea excursions in partnership with the legendary Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment program, exclusive kids clubs, luxurious spa treatments for adults, cooking classes, historical tours and special family stay packages, all while staying within the Marriott International portfolio and connecting with Marriott International’s award-winning travel program and marketplace, Marriott Bonvoy.
The Ritz Carlton, Santiago (Santiago, Chile)
Deemed a luxurious contemporary oasis and ideally situated in Santiago’s El Golf neighborhood, The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago offers easy access to Chile’s diverse landscape including the region’s best beaches and ski offerings. This family-friendly hotel encourages little ones to explore and engage through daily activities highlighting Chilean culture. Young travelers (ages 4-12) can participate in the Ritz Kids program and enjoy arts and crafts, coloring, special food & beverage goodies and an en-suite glamping experience that turns their bedroom into a kid-friendly tent. The Ritz-Carlton Spa provides adults a rooftop sanctuary rooted in healing and relaxation. Guests can indulge in therapeutic massage and body therapies or relax in the pool. Families can delight in traditional Chilean cuisine at Estró, which is inspired by the concept of “New Chilean Cuisine” and invites guests to explore the country’s culinary delights.
Los Sueños Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort (Herradura, Costa Rica)
Boasting panoramic ocean views in Costa Rica, the Los Sueños Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort offers families and their little ones the M Passport, which features a wide range of interactive activities to encourage children to explore destinations, ignite sensory stimulation, and broaden perspectives. Children (ages 3-13) staying at the beachfront resort will receive a welcome kit which includes an activity schedule and a map of the hotel. Once an activity is completed, the child will receive an achievement stamp in his or her passport, and each stamp entitles the child to redeem a reward. Families can book the Toucan Package which includes daily breakfast for two adults and two children, $50 USD daily food and beverage credit applicable at the onsite restaurants, 10% discount on golf green fee rates, and a 20% discount on a Sibo Spa treatment.
- Reservations: 2298-0000 and MHRSLosSuenosReservations@marriott.com
The Westin Reserva Conchal, an All-Inclusive Golf Resort & Spa (Guanacaste, Costa Rica)
Boasting three miles of white sand beaches, The Westin Reserva Conchal, an All-Inclusive Golf Resort & Spa is the perfect beachfront destination for families in picturesque paradise. Families can enjoy the onsite pool or relax by the beach. The Westin Family Kids Clubs offers kids an array of interactive programming that is designed to engage, inspire and celebrate young travelers and their families. The programs include arts & crafts, board games, the swings and slides outdoors, an arcade, game room, and delicious snacks. Kids can learn Spanish or explore the beautiful hiking trails with their family. The resort offers several exquisite dining options which are perfect for the whole family and include pizza, seafood, Asian and several international cuisine choices.
Santa Marta Marriott Resort Playa Dormida (Guanacaste, Costa Rica)
Situated in Santa Marta, Colombia, travelers can book the special Family Package at the Santa Marta Marriott Resort Playa Dormida, which offers families the opportunity to be their own chefs and enjoy an afternoon together creating their own delicious pizza. Additionally, families can explore the local area and check out Playa Blanca, Lost City Trek and Parque de los Novios. After a fun day in the sun, guests can return to the spacious room or suite which features spectacular views of the beach from their private balcony.
- Information and reservations: Fernando.AnguloRios@marriotthotels.com I 035 4410000
The Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center (Lima, Peru)
Located in Lima’s most exclusive and modern district, The Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center offers little ones the Kids & Westin bundle which offers complimentary entertainment activities such as painting, movies, and cooking experiences. Families can enjoy nearby restaurants, shopping galleries, and beautiful parks or parents can indulge in a relaxing spa treatment at the Heavenly Spa by Westin™ which is the largest urban spa in South America, featuring an indoor pool, a thermal water circuit, and WestinWORKOUT fitness center. Kids can participate in The Westin Eat Well Menu For Kids which provides dedicated experts who educate kids the importance of eating smart and having fun while doing so. Each special menu offers kids a delicious and nutritious meal, making both the kids and parents happy.
Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel and Convention Center (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Located in the beautiful city of Buenos Aires, the Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel and Convention Center is the ideal destination to spend quality time together as a family. The family-friendly resort features stellar amenities such as an outdoor pool and sun deck, The Sheraton Kids Club, and several onsite culinary offerings. Families can enjoy Sunday brunch at the Buono Italian Kitchen, which offers various options or enjoy cocktails at the Doce25 Lobby Lounge and The Terrace Bar and even several mocktails options. Guests can visit numerous neighborhoods such as Boca or San Telmo and explore Argentina’s rich and authentic culture, all while on vacation as a family.