Travel insights from Andrea Sedlacek, editor of The Compass

5 Resorts Family Bloggers Love

Need some travel inspiration for your next family vacation? One of the best places to get it is Instagram – the social media platform is so visual, it makes it easy to really see what a resort or destination looks like. And now, family bloggers are expanding their reach to Instagram to supplement their blog posts with stunning photos. Read on to see six family bloggers’ recent vacations and the family-friendly resorts they chose.

1. Grand Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real

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We had the pleasure of staying at the brand-new @grandreserve_palmareal in Punta Cana a few weeks ago, and I'm excited to share that our full write-up and vlog is now up! Click the link in our bio to check it out. #hosted In this pic you see the set-up we had. Our one bedroom swim-up suite had direct access to an exclusive pool. It’s the perfect set-up for families since it offers a spacious dining room, kitchenette, plenty of storage space, and of course, a sleeper sofa for the kids. On the ground floor, we walked right out to the pool, which runs the length of the building. We had our own private cabana right by the pool, as well as a lovely patio area, and an outdoor hot tub. ⁣ 📷 @awwsomepic #topflightfamily ⠀⠀⠀⁣ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⁣ .⁣ #thegrandreserve #palmareal #puntacana #puntacana2019 #puntacanabeach #puntacanaresort #puntacanaadventures #puntacanalife #puntacanaexcursions #puntacana🌴 #puntacanadominicanrepublic⁣ #dominicanrepublic🇩🇴 #dominicanrepublic #tropicalstyle #islandtrip #oceangrown #oceanswim #tropicals #islandbaby #oceanchild #oceanwave #lovetoswim #puntacanafoodies ⁣#luxuryfamilytravel #familytravel #luxurytravel #familytravelblog #familytravelblogger

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Top Flight Family, a family of four living in New York, travels to some pretty incredible destinations like Dubai and Hong Kong, and even though they have “luxury” in their handle, they hit up some more attainable destinations, too. Think Montego Bay, Aruba and Cancun. They recently stayed at Grand Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real in Punta Cana and took full advantage of the water park, kids’ club and dining options (the resort has nine restuarants!).

2. Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina

The family behind The Traveling Child has created a delightful Instagram account full of the happiest smiles you’ve ever seen. And of course their kids would be happy when they get to stay at super fun resorts like Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina in Fort Myers! The property is huge (12 acres!) and surrounded by nature, with Matanza Pass (a protected natural area) on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other. What makes this resort perfect for families is the choice of studios as well as one- and two-bedroom accommodations. The Traveling Child loved the resort’s movie nights with free popcorn and fun activities like scavenger hunts and crafts during the day.

3. Iberostar Selection Paraiso Maya

The Jetsetting Family truly lives up to their name, having visited Vietnam, Australia, Malaysia and more with their two little ones. But they don’t always travel far and recently visited Iberostar Selection Paraiso Maya in Playa del Carmen. The resort has the only wave pool in the Riviera Maya along with an exact replica of Chichen Itza and an amazing lazy river, which the Jetsetting Family took full advantage of in their visit.

4. Encore Las Vegas

Yes, Vegas can be family-friendly. Nadia of the funwithmama Instagram account stayed at the sister resort of Wynn Las Vegas with her family of four and never ran out of things to do. Even the city’s transition from day to night is enough to captivate kids. Need more convincing? Check out the #vegaswithkids hashtag.

5. Paradise Point Resort & Spa

Kelly and Aaron of the No Man Before travel and adventure blog recently had somewhat of a staycation on California’s Mission Bay at this lovely California retreat. There are plenty of room choices, including bungalows. The resort is a great fit for families, with a kids-only swimming pool (plus four other pools to choose from), a lagoon with a sandy beach area and a mini golf course. Plus it’s a 5-minute drive to SeaWorld Sand Diego.

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