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4 Unforgettable Places to Enjoy Family Fun in the Sun

02/19/2015 05:29 EST | Updated 04/21/2015 05:59 EDT
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Morning at Pura Ulun Danu in Beratan lake, Bali

Winter is hanging on with all its might this year. Pictures of the snow ravaged Northeast remind me that Spring is still far away.

Wondering where to go this year to get your fun in the sun? Here are a few family friendly options that will leave you refreshed, warm and give your family memories that will last a lifetime.

Bali

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While Bali may seem like a looooong way to go, it is worth the flight. Many think of Bali as a romantic escape only, this just isn't true. It is also a very family friendly destination.

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Hiking through terraced rice paddies, learning to surf, snorkeling, exploring Hindu temples, visiting coffee and spice plantations, looking into the top of a volcano and attending cultural dances are just a few of the opportunities at your fingertips in Bali. Add in wonderful hotels, inexpensive food and the amazingly friendly Balinese and you have a family trip that you won't forget. Have questions about taking kids to Bali? Here's a post that answers all your questions!

Mayan Riviera, Mexico

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Mexico is one of our favorite places to visit for fun and sun. It's a short flight from almost anywhere in North America and it is home to many, many all-inclusive resorts. All-inclusive resorts are great when you are traveling with children because you don't have to worry about planning or cooking meals. Most also have amazing pools and are close to the beach. We prefer to book resorts with kids clubs that are relatively small so that there are lots of activities and the walk to the beach is a short one. Two of our favorite resorts are the Azul Sensatori and Azul Beach

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While we are in Mexico, we like to get off the resort and visit one of their archaeological sites such as Coba or Chichen Itza. Another great option is to visit an adventure park like Xel-Ha for zip lining and more.

Hawaii

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Hawaii is on my bucket list of beach vacations. Reading all about Hawaii on Family Fun Canada last year made me want to go even more. From whale watching, lei making and boogie boarding at Ritz Carlton Kapalua Resort in Maui, to an amazing stay at The Fairmont Kea Lani Maui to living it up at the Grand Wailea, it left me yearning for Hawaii even more.

Turks and Caicos

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Dewey and I visited Turks and Caicos in 2007 when we were expecting our little guy. We haven't been back since but it is definitely on our list of fun and kid friendly sunny getaways. Crystal clear waters and reefs that are super close to the beach means that kids and adults alike will love the easy snorkelling just offshore. There are many condo options on Turks and Caicos, but there is also an amazing Beaches all-inclusive resort which caters especially to families. In fact, here are 51 unforgettable adventures at Beaches Turks and Caicos.

Where are your favorite places to enjoy fun in the sun with your family? I'd love to hear!

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