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.