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Splurge-Worthy Luxury Family Travel Destinations: US & Canada

Splurge-Worthy Luxury Family Travel Destinations: US & Canada

Southern Luxury Splurge: The Cloister at Sea Island

cloister at sea island

from $495/night standard room

sue rodmanThis 5 Star luxury resort on the Georgia coast is a great value and offers lots to do for all ages, in fact many Georgia families come with multiple generations. – Sue Rodman, Field Trips with Sue and 365 Atlanta Family

The Cloister at Sea Island, located on the Georgia’s Atlanta coast, features AAA Five-Diamond luxury, and a slew of luxury travel industry awards. In addition to their accolades, the resort features an incredible year-round children’s and family program, including Plantation Suppers, outdoor evening activities, horseback riding, a kid’s spa, family yacht cruises, naturalist programs, and more. Camp Cloister in the summer will keep your littles busy with games, baking, and a kid’s night out when mom and dad can relax in the luxury.

Read family-friendly reviews of The Cloister at Sea Island.

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Southern Luxury hotels

The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, a Montage Resort, from $540. Experience the charms of southern luxury at this AAA Five Diamond resort where your family can stay in their own Southern-style cottage, equipped with quintessential screened-in front porch. Recreation activities abound including hiking, biking, and horseback riding for the whole family.

The Breakers, Palm Beach, from $770. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Breakers Palm Beach truly is an elegant oceanfront resort destination ideally suited for families of all ages.

Grande Lakes Orlando, from $350. Two properties, the JW Marriott and the Ritz-Carlton, share this prestigious property, giving guests the perks of both hotel chains including ultimate luxury, kid-friendly amenities, and family fun.

The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island, North Carolina, from $545. This luxury resort, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, features kid-friendly activities, full luxury pampering, exceptional dining, and impeccable rooms.

The St. Regis Bal Harbor Resort, Miami, from $1029. This brand new luxury hotel, located in Miami, is well worth the splurge for families who will love the secluded, private waterfront access, meticulous service, and luxury amenities.

The Four Seasons Resort Orlando, from $449.  For the ultimate Disney World splurge, book the entire top floor of the Four Seasons Resort Orlando, located inside the Disney World resort complex, to snag an unobstructed view of the fireworks over the Magic Kingdom.

Omni Homestead, Virginia, from $245. Tucked into the lovely Alleghany Mountains of Virginia, stay where the presidents have stayed as your family walks in the footsteps of luxury-hotel history at the Omni Homestead.

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Katie Bodell