Hyatt is a giant chain with hundreds of properties worldwide, and over half a dozen brands. Hyatt Regency is the oldest brand, and includes resorts where families love to go; the Grand Hyatt brand too has some standout resorts for families --read on, below.
Photo courtesy of Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, in Orlando.
Features that families like at Hyatt resorts include pool complexes with waterpark features, a "kids under 18 stay free" policy, children's menus, and frequent discounts on a second room for families. Camp Hyatt for kids is a major draw, and may variously offer morning, afternoon, and evening sessions (for a fee) for kids three to twelve. Camp Hyatt programs often have diverse activities that reflect local interests and environment. Read more about Hyatt resorts for families
; resorts may be dog-friendly, too!
Photo courtesy of the Grand Hyatt Kauai.
This resort has a lush setting on Hawaii's "Garden Isle", with 50 acres near Piopu in the southeast of the island. Features for families include a complex of pools , saltwater lagoon, and waterslide; whale-watching in winter months; and Camp Hyatt for kids with activities such as lei-making and learning about local wildlife. - Check prices at Kayak.com
Photo courtesy of Hyatt Regency Tamaya.
This resort has a unique location on the Santa Ana Pueblo reservation, with 500 acres near the Sandia Mountains and along the Rio Grande River. Families can learn about native customs, go hiking and horse-riding, enjoy the resort lifestyle with golf, spa, etc., and also learn about native culture. The resort has special family activities such as native pottery-making, and also native culture is a focus at the Camp Hyatt kids' club. Driving time is about 30 minutes from Albuquerque, 40 minutes from Santa Fe. - Check prices at Kayak.com
Photo courtesy of Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach.
This Hyatt resort is in trendy Huntingdon Beach in southern California, an area known for known for surfing; families have a great opportunity to take surfing lessons here. Visiting Disneyland is another popular family sport at this property. Meanwhile, activities at Camp Hyatt might include a night swim and star-gazing. - Check prices
Photo courtesy of the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort.
With 405 acres on the Colorado River, this family-friendly (and dog-friendly) ranch-style resort is also close to the Austin airport and downtown, and is also convenient for visiting the historic town of Bastrop. Families can enjoy a pool with waterpark features, movie nights, a firepit with marshmallow roasts, plus outdoors activities such as kayaking, horseback riding, and zip-lining. Camp Hyatt for kids has morning, afternoon, and evening sessions.* - Check prices
Photo courtesy of Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress.
This huge resort has a spread of 1500 acres, in a location just 18 miles from the Orlando airport, between Disney World and Universal Studios, and close to Downtown Disney. Daily shuttles take guests to the theme parks. On-property, guests can go horseback riding, hike nature trails, play golf, rent paddleboats or kayaks on a 21-acre lake, play in a half-acre pool... There's a Camp Hyatt for kids, and a child care center as well. - Check prices
Photo courtesy of Hyatt Regency Aruba.
Aruba is one of the "Dutch Caribbean" islands in the western Caribbean, out of the Hurricane Zone. This luxury resort has 12 acres and a prime spot on Palm Beach near shops and restaurants. Features for families include a three-level pool complex with waterfalls and waterslide. Camp Hyatt has activities such as nature walks, cooking classes, and lessons in Papiamento, the island's native language. Families can also explore Aruba on outings such as a jeep safari. - Check prices
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