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10 Must-haves for a Family-friendly Resort

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Time to Be Adults

Though family vacations are all about togetherness, sometimes parents could use a little alone time, which is when childcare services come in handy.
Though family vacations are all about togetherness, sometimes parents could use a little alone time, which is when childcare services come in handy.
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Though the point of a family vacation is to spend quality time together, sometimes it's still nice for the grown-ups to have a little alone time. Those of you with toddlers will know what we're talking about.

Does the resort offer childcare options that are easy and reliable? You should be able to drop your children off and pick them up when you're ready (within reason) and feel confident that they're in safe hands. The adults in charge should be mature, well-trained and thoroughly screened. Some resorts hire only counselors who have completed at least two years of college.

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Check, too, to see whether the resort has parents' helpers available for one-on-one care. This can be especially helpful if you're traveling with a baby.

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