Beaches is the all-inclusive Sandals brand that wants the family travel trade so badly it licensed Sesame Street. Yes, your smaller children can go on a beach vacation with Big Bird and Elmo (I shudder to think how hot it must be in those costumes). Still, kind of cool how they incorporate the Muppets into the kid’s program—science with Super Grover, bird watching with Big Bird. Older kids will appreciate the teens-only game room; the water slides, lazy river, and swim-up soda bar at Pirates Island waterpark right on Seven Mile Beach; self-serve soft-serve ice cream bar; and the Xbox lounge.
- Reid Bramblett