Taking the kids on vacation

Taking your kids on vacation can be a lot of fun, especially if you are in the perfect destination. The Mexican Caribbean is full of fun adventures and recreational activities for you and your little ones.

Campamentos Cancún and Riviera Maya

Cancún, Cozumel and the Riviera Maya have many family-friendly activities to keep your kids occupied throughout your vacation. First and foremost, kids love water. If you keep them where they can swim and snorkel they’ll be happy. Here’s a list of attractions and activities for your children:

Your kids will remember forever The Swim With Dolphins program, set up just for young children, and older kids can do the regular program too.

A popular outing with families of all ages is the Hummer Jungle Tour with activities like the petting zoo, ruins, a zip line, swimming in Cenotes, and the beach.

Selvatica Canopy Tour is an exciting family adventure with zip lines through the jungle. Family fun for ages 3 and up!

A trip to Xel Ha or Xcaret will keep the kids entertained all day long, and they’ll always love a day at Wet N Wild or Garrafon Park.

New to Cancun are Xplor Adventure Park, featuring zip lines, water landings, subterranean rivers, cenotes, and self-drive amphibious vehicles. It is taking Cancun by storm!

The Cancun Interactive Aquarium is a family-friendly activity that is popular.

The Jungle Tour is popular with kids, as are the ATV tours (at least for older kids).

The Subsea Explorer and Atlantis Submarine are unique ways to see the underwater world of Cancun without ever getting wet. Perfect for families with kids of all ages – they will be excited.

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Campamentos All-Inclusive marvels

It may sound obvious to mention, but the last thing you probably want to do when you are on vacation is to shop for groceries, cook and do the dishes. Your best bet when you travel with kids is to get the All Inclusive plan. This means that meals, drinks and recreational activities are included. Whereas choosing the European plan allow you to eat in the hotel’s restaurants but you’ll spend more money.

Park Royal Cancún, Grand Park Royal Cancún Caribe, Grand Park Royal Cozumel or the Grand Riviera Princess offers the All Inclusive plan as well as a world of amenities and recreational activities. The only thing you’ll have to worry about is to enjoy.
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Campamentos Beach means happy times

The beach is the ideal place to let your child dump, scoop, and pour sand and water to their heart’s content. They can use buckets and shovels, cups and spoons, or your hands; go on a scavenger hunt and collect rocks and shells. They can also build sand castles while you read a book sipping on a Margarita. Freshening up in the hotel swimming pool after a sand sculpture class will feel good.
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Take advantage of your Royal Holiday membership and plan a vacation in the Mexican Caribbean. For example, Quintana Roo is one of the most complete beach destinations in the world boasting pristine beaches, archaeological ruins, theme parks and an array of water sports.

It’s one happy island, it’s Aruba!

1. Paradisiacal beaches

The beaches of Aruba are widely considered to be among the cleanest, widest, and most spectacular in the Caribbean region. Beachgoers relax on their comfortable lounges while swimming, snorkeling, kite surfing, waterskiing, tubing, parasailing, kayaking and other water sports. Eagle Beach is considered one of the best beaches in the Caribbean. The white sand here seems to stretch on forever. The water is great for swimming, and there are numerous refreshment spots.
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2. Arikok National Park

It’s Aruba’s national treasure and home to a long list of animal species and plant life. The Visitors’ Center houses an exhibit of endemic animals such as the Aruban whiptail lizard (cododo), Aruban cat eye snake (santanero) and endangered rattle snake (cascabel). Park rangers offer individualized tours that showcase fascinating flora and fauna and interesting historical sites. The park has great beaches; ocean waters can be rough and currents strong. For cooling off the National Pool is perfect for taking a dip.
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3. Aruba wreck dive sites

Aruba is known as one of the world’s greatest scuba locations in the world. It’s famous for having the best wrecks to dive in the entire Caribbean. Quite a few interesting wrecks rest on the sea floor off the shores of Aruba, including airplanes, huge tankers, barges and tugs, and a four hundred foot German freighter that was scuttled during World War II.
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4. Delicious dishings

Aruba’s dining scene is exceptional, and pleasing to a variety of palates. There are more than 200 beach-y bistros, romantic restaurants, and classic cunucus serving superb food. We recommend the Sopi di Pampuna (Pumpkin Soup), Keshi Yena (a filled cheese shell with spiced meat), and the Signature Papaya Fish (red snapper filet, confetti polenta and The Old Man & the Sea’s famous signature papaya sauce), among many other culinary dishes. Aruban cuisine: a delightful adventure for your taste buds you can’t miss!
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5. Nightlife

Aruba’s nightlife caters for a variety of tastes. There are several charming and exciting nightspots with dancing and entertainment as well as lively action-filled casinos. Hotels and nightclubs feature water ballet, international entertainers, fashion shows, local dance groups, limbo and fire dances, steel bands, discos and the pulsating beat of local bands. For casinos be it in blackjack, poker, craps, roulette, baccarat, Aruba’s casinos offer it all.
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6. Shopping

Aruba shopping offers fashionable international brands at duty free prices. Shoppers often visit this happy island looking to buy jewelry, table linens, perfumes, leather goods, designer fashions, electronics, locally made handicrafts, Cuban cigars, Dutch Delft, Dutch Cheeses, and many more superior and favorably priced goods.
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If you arrive by cruise ship, you will have no problem finding the shopping district as L.G. Smith Boulevard runs right through it. The shopping area is also only a few minutes walk from the seaport. Many stores are located on Caya G.F. (Betico) Croes.

Aruba traveling tip: Some stores close between noon and 2pm, and many shops and malls close by 6pm. If you plan to make a special trip, call ahead to be sure the stores you want to visit are open.

The Paradise Beach Villas in Oranjested are tastefully equipped with all the modern comforts and luxuries complemented by warm and friendly service. Take advantage of your Royal Holiday membership by staying here.

Cape Cod, a first class destination in New England

capecodeDiscovering everything the East Coast has to offer can be a challenging task. Cape Code is a great starting point for exploring so much natural beauty. Here are 6 musts when you are in this amazingly beautiful cape.

1. The National Seashore
40 miles of the best beaches in the US, where besides basking in the sun, you can enjoy a Broadway play in the summer; do some mountain biking and savor seafood dishes New England style.

2. Pristine beaches. Find the ideal one for you.
The vast white sand beaches of Cape Cod offer a diversity of choices, including, salt water and fresh water beaches, calm water and big waves, and a range of sizes from small secluded to huge beaches with plenty of room to play volleyball. Our recommendations:
Race Point Beach, Provincetown
Coast Guard Beach, Eastham
Hardings Beach, Chatham
Nauset Beach, Orleans
Old Silver Beach, Falmouth

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3. Glorious gastronomy!
Cape Cod is a peninsula divided into 15 towns, each with its own unique gastronomy history. Fried clams, fresh broiled or grilled fish, lobster rolls and fish and chips are still favorites. We recommend that you check out the Chatham Pier Fish Market in Chatham.  and Arnold’s Lobster & Clam Bar in Eastham. You can also find great pizza and meet sandwiches like roast beef, very popular in the East Coast. Homemade ice cream is the way to go for desert. Suggestions: The Ice Cream Smuggler, in Dennis and the Cape Cod Creamery, with two locations: one in Hyannis and South Yarmouth.

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4. Nauset Light Beach en Eastham
Built in 1877, it was one of Chatham’s lighthouses and was reinstalled in Eastham in1923. The lighthouses were originally manufactures in wood and used to warn ships about the dangers on the coasts. Since 1987 this lighthouse has been part of the National Registry of historic monuments.

5. Provincetown
Provincetown Harbor was the initial anchoring place of the Pilgrims traveling on the Mayflower in 1620, before they proceeded to Plymouth. MacMillan pier is a great port from which fleets of ships offer white and humpback whale watching adventures. If after this unforgettable experience you have worked up an appetite, the easiest way to decide where to eat it so stroll up and down Commercial Street. Expect to find taste temptations along this street like fish and chips, pizza, burgers, crepes, clam chowder and all sorts of seafood appetizers.

6. Cape Cod Rail Trail
This 25-mile paved path is a safe and enjoyable way to spend a Cape Cod summer day. Traveling through the towns of Dennis, Harwich, Brewster, Orleans, Eastham and Wellfleet, the smoothly paved surface (akin to gravel asphalt) makes the CCRT ideal for cyclists, walkers, inline skaters and runners. Bicycle and rollerblade rentals are also available at various bike shops conveniently located right along the trail in Dennis, Brewster, Orleans and Wellfleet.
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Enjoy Cape Cod with your Royal Holiday membership. You can stay either at Cape Cod Holiday Estates at the Cape Winds Resort, hotels with all the comforts for an unforgettable vacation.