When on a family vacation, parents will often leave the children in the hotel’s Kids Club. But, very few hotels have actual facilities for teenagers.
In the Dominican Republic, this situation has changed. Now, more and more hotels are offering specialized clubs not only for children, but for adolescents as well.
These clubs have made life much easier for vacationing parents, because while the children and adolescents are engaging in activities in these clubs the parents are enjoying moments of peace and tranquility.
The kids club usually offers activities for children such as building sandcastles, watching movies, playing board games, painting and fun contests.
In the club, children between 2-12 years of age can enjoy all these activities while making new friends from different nationalities.
Teen clubs, for kids between the ages of 13-17, offer other activities for children, such as billiards, soccer, computer games, volleyball, tennis, snorkeling and kayaking, to mention a few.
The following list includes the best kids and teen clubs in local hotels:
Local Hotels with Kids Clubs:
Sunscape Puerto Plata: www.sunscaperesorts.com/puerto-plata
Grand Paradise Playa Dorada: www.amhsamarina.com/grand-paradise-playa-dorada/
Grand Paradise Samana: www.amhsamarina.com/grand-paradise-saman/photos.htm#211055
Coral Costa Caribe: www.coralcostacaribe.com
Be Live Canoa: www.belivehotels.com
Casa de Campo: www.casadecampo.com.do
Gran Bahia Principe La Romana: www.bahiaprincipe.com
Iberostar Hacienda Dominicus: www.iberostar.com
Viva Wyndham Dominicus Palace: www.vivaresorts.com
Barcelo Bávaro Palace Deluxe: www.barcelo.com
Blau Natura Park Eco & Spa: www.blau-hotels.com
Grand Bahía Príncipe Bávaro: www.bahiaprincipe.com
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana: www.hardrockhotelpuntacana.com
Occidental Grand Punta Cana: www.occidentalhotels.com
Sirenis Cocotal Beach Resorts: www.sirenishotels.com
Hotels With Clubs for Kids and Teenagers:
Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe: www.barcelo.com
Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa: www.amresorts.com
Be Live Grand Punta Cana: www.belivehotels.com
Club Med Punta Cana: www.clubmed.com
Dreams Palm Beach: www.amresorts.com
Grand Palladium Bávaro Resort & Spa: www.palladiumhotelgroup.com
Hotel Paradisus Palma Real: www.paradisus.com
Iberostar Bavaro: www.iberostar.com
Majestic Elegance: www.majestic-resorts.com
Melia Caribe Tropical: www.solmelia.com
Memories Splash Punta Cana: www.memoriesresorts.com
Ocean Blue & Sand by H10 Hotels: www.oceanhotels.net
Royalton Punta Cana Resorts & Casino: www.royaltonresorts.com
Tropical Princess Beach Resorts & Spa: www.princess-hotels.com
By Rosa Cedeño
(About the author: Rosa Cedeño, 13, is a student at the La Salle School in Santo Domingo)