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10 Must-haves for a Family-friendly Resort


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Smaller wading pools are a good option for young children still learning to swim.
Smaller wading pools are a good option for young children still learning to swim.
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When choosing a vacation destination, you want to know the place is safe for your whole family. A spot with steep cliffs and soaring surf can be fun for adults and teens, but it's not the best option for young kids. As for the resort itself, look for a place that will childproof your room on request -- it's a sign they're serious about accommodating families. You don't want to spend your time worrying about the little ones falling off the balcony.

A pool is a summertime must, but make sure it's one your children can enjoy safely. Graded pools -- or separate kiddie pools -- that give toddlers a chance to splash are a bonus.

And since accidents do happen, you'll want to ask whether there's a good medical facility close by.


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