Best Starwood Resort Programs for Kids
Discover some of our favorite things to do for families at resorts in the U.S. and Mexico.
1. Sun & Surf in Scottsdale, Arizona
Just knowing the Westin Kierland Resort has a “Director of FUN” position on property tells you how much they cater to younger guests. From the moment you walk in, kids enjoy their own check-in line and are greeted with a smile. Their kids club, the Kierland Mining Co., is filled with activities like scavenger hunts, “Kierland Kampfires” and more. Kids love the resort’s outdoor pools, lazy river, waterslide, and FlowRider wave simulator.
2. Hang Tight in Hawaii
As if you need a reason to take the family to Hawaii, one look at the many resort programs at The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka’anapali, and you’ll be sold. They offer dive-in movies, ukulele 101 classes, lei making, scuba lessons, sun & reef awareness, how to hula classes, kids night camps and more. Some activities vary by month and season, so make sure to inquire about what is available. Trust us, your kids won’t be disappointed.
3. Hit the Waves in Southern California
Grab a wave board and hit the beach! Guests at The St. Regis Monarch Beach enjoy private beach access where surf butlers are standing by to help younger guests learn to ride the friendly ocean waves. They also offer kids scavenger hunts, family croquet, summer fireside storytelling and marshmallow roasting and the SandCastle Kids Club. It’s no wonder the resort was named one of Travel + Leisure’s 2015 Best Family Resorts.
4. Dolphin Connections in Waikiki
Embark on a memorable vacation to The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort in Waikiki and enjoy an exclusive opportunity to meet and interact with one of nature’s most amazing creatures, the dolphin. Created in partnership with world-class marine center Sea Life Park, the Dolphin Connection by Starwood program allows guests to learn about, feed, communicate with through hand signals, touch and interact with these extraordinary and intelligent ocean mammals.
5. Outdoor Adventure in Cancun
Due to their great seaside location, kids ages 4-12, enjoy amazing outdoor activities at the Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort & Villas & Spa in Cancun. Ranging from piñata making, to learning to dance the hula, to feeding the iguana at the onsite Mayan ruins—the resort’s Westin Kids Club features engaging activities to keep kids entertained. In the evenings, the whole family is invited to head down to the beach for s’mores!