This month we are introducing a new travel column called Travel Trends. We will be inviting some of our travel partners to contribute information and resources to help you better plan your family vacations. Check out the first column below!
Make every teenage dream come true.
Bring on the sun! Summer has arrived and now is the time to book a family getaway that will make every teenage dream come true. These luxury escapes for teens are the perfect way to relax and unwind as a family after the stress that the school year brings. From safari adventures in Cape Town to dolphin diving in the Bahamas, Siren has created a round-up of the perfect destinations that will cater to teens’ whims and have them talking about their vacation long after they depart.
Exclusive Resorts is a members-only destination club that owns luxurious villas all over the world for families to experience. Not only that, the Exclusive team gets to know each family’s tastes and lifestyle for the most memorable vacation. Members who have kids will be thankful for the Exclusive Concierge service, as they provide tips for finding the best local shopping and events. This year, Exclusive Resorts invites teens to experience the thrill of VIP access at their Exclusive Events they host throughout the world: the race car fan in the family can take in the sights and (loud) sounds at this year’s Formula 1 Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, taking place from November 14th- 17th, while Milan’s fashion week in September give fashionistas a front-row pass to some of the hottest shows. For more information on memberships and events, please visit www.exclusiveresorts.com
One&Only Cape Town:
One&Only Cape Town attracts families looking for adventure and diverse cultural escapades by offering a variety of guided tours in the city. History buffs can experience the Robben Island prison that was home to former South African president Nelson Mandela. The world heritage site provides spectacular views of the iconic Table Mountain across the bay. For the creative types, Joao Ferreria’s art tours take guests to respected galleries, museums and studios in Cape Town. The insight gained into the South African art scene is invaluable. For the adrenaline junkie in the family, there are surf lessons and tours that can be tailored to fit the novice or experienced surfer. For more information, please visit www.capetown.oneandonlyresorts.com
Stay local and explore one of Canada’s most beloved cities. Ritz-Carlton Montreal is offering deals to create a memorable family adventure. The iconic Montreal hotel is offering 50 per cent off connecting rooms, so teens can have their space and freedom while still spending that all-important family time that parents desire. Summer is the perfect season to stroll the shops and explore the culture that old Montreal has to offer. Packages start at CAD$325 per room per night. For more information please visit www.ritzmontreal.com
Gansevoort Hotel Group:
Gansevoort Hotel Group has both sun worshippers and big city enthusiasts covered. Gansevoort Turks + Caicos is the perfect place for any athletic teen, with its renowned yoga classes and paddle boarding available for guests. Teens will rest well in their luxurious suite after a jam-packed day of fun in the sun. For the aspiring urbanite, both Gansevoort NYC hotels, Park Avenue and in the Meatpacking district, offer the Ultimate Shopping Spree Escape package. The package provides an exclusive gift bag with discounts to some of the hottest shops within the Meatpacking district. After a long day of shopping, teens can unwind by the rooftop pool and take in the sights of the surrounding iconic skyline. The Shopping Spree Package starts at USD$353 per room per night, based on double occupancy. For more information on the Gansevoort Hotel Group, please visit www.gansevoorthotelgroup.com
Atlantis, Paradise Island:
Atlantis, Paradise Island is the ideal destination for a water loving, thrill-seeking teen. From swimming with the dolphins to exploring the 141 acre waterscape, teens will no doubt be asking parents to extend their stay! The fun won’t stop once the sun hits the water – CRUSH teen club is truly a one-of-a-kind hangout spot. This teen-friendly lounge is reserved for 13-17 year olds, and is stocked with Xbox 360s, private gaming cabanas, selection of iPads and multi-purpose video screens that decorate the walls of the club’s VIP dance section. For more information on CRUSH and Atlantis, Paradise Island, please visit www.atlantis.com
The Crane Residential Resort:
Families looking for some heaven on earth should visit to The Crane Residential Resort in beautiful Barbados. Larger families will enjoy the spacious rooms that come equipped with kitchens and attaching bedrooms, making family travel friendly and comfortable. Teens wanting to take time out from mom and dad can relax by their own private pool off their suite or one of the many pools on the resort grounds, while staying plugged in with the resort-wide Wi-Fi. For those craving adventure, take a 20 minute car ride to surf the world renowned Soup Bowls, where world surf champion Kelly Slater can be found when in town. Guests can take private lessons arranged by the resort. The gorgeous views of the sunset will make for picture perfect moments to post on Instagram and share with friends. For information on services and rates, please visit www.thecrane.com
This Travel Trends Post is contributed by Siren Communications, one of the leading luxury travel PR agencies in North America.