Tips When Looking for Family Friendly Resorts in the Philippines
In recent years, the hospitality industry in the Philippines grew tremendously with renowned international and local hotels and resorts opening in the country. Now, more Filipinos enjoy an abundance of choices when looking for family friendly resorts in the Philippines.
We all know that vacations are meant for rest and relaxation but often times it is not the case when traveling with a little one. The interesting thing though about the growing hospitality industry is that hotels and resorts are becoming more personalized that adult pampering and kiddie fun are both possible for your family getaway. To ensure you choose only the best family friendly resorts in the Philippines, here are a few tips when planning your vacation.
Talk to your circle of moms and dads. Ask friends with families, parents in your kids’ school and online groups for first hand recommendations. Because there are a lot of family friendly resorts in the Philippines listed on the internet, talking to people who have experienced the establishment’s service first-hand will be your best bet.
Do your research by visiting travel sites. Online travel sites can be of great help when you need to tailor fit your vacation plans based on your budget and destination. You will also find travel inspiration from different websites which feature comprehensive reviews of family friendly hotels and resorts in the Philippines.
Survey and check resort services. Family friendly resorts in the Philippines appeal to parents because of the services they offer which can provide a carefree experience for the whole family. Do they have daily kids’ activities? Is their pool safe for the little ones? Does the resort offer laundry services? What about 24-hour room service? How about babysitting services? These are just some questions you need to keep in mind when reviewing the resort’s amenities, facilities and services.
Choose the right room. When booking your accommodations you have to ensure that you choose a room that fits the needs of your family. Will you need a mini-fridge to store all your toddler’s milk and snacks? Is a king sized bed a must so your whole family can sleep beside each other? Do you need a baby cot? Always remember that getting the best room for your family can make you feel right at home.
Check out the dining selections. Dining selections are often not a problem since more resorts have been accustomed to offering a wide variety of dishes for all kinds of guests. Most family friendly resorts in the Philippines provide a kids’ menu. Thus, providing the little ones with meals that will appeal to their palate. An option for a buffet is also a plus because it allows an opportunity for the family to enjoy variety of food selections. An added bonus is if you find a resort that accommodates special food requests not found on the regular menu.
Babysitting service is a plus. Perhaps you intend to have a night or two of some alone time with your significant other on your family vacation, yet parent duties are something you can’t just ignore. Luckily, family friendly resorts in the Philippines usually offer babysitting services. However, before you decide to avail of the service, do a back-ground check and spend a little time with the babysitter. That way, you will be at ease leaving your kids in proper care.
Search for family packages. Seize the family packages usually offered by family friendly resorts in the Philippines. These offers tend to include everything needed for an unforgettable family affair at a sweet deal.
Many families can attest to the hassle-free stay they have experienced at Discovery Shores Boracay. The award-winning resort is a member of the Preferred Hotels and Resorts’ Lifestyle Collection and part of Travel +Leisure Magazine’s Top Hotel for Families in Asia –World’s Best for 2014. It has generated positive feedback on TripAdvisor and is considered as one of the most reliable family friendly resorts in the Philippines.
The resort offers daily kids’ activities at the Sandbox (Kid’s room), spacious and comfortable suites, a delicious and healthy kids menu, 24-hour in room dining, laundry service, babysitting service (available upon request) and so much more family friendly amenities and services to enjoy. Discovery Shores also offers an all-inclusive family package perfect for the whole clan.
*Special thanks to Ms. Apreel V. Garcia for sharing the wonderful photo above