Fashion-forward South Florida travelers who happen to love their beach time, too, are likely familiar with the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, located oceanfront and right across the street from the couture retail hotbed that’s the Bal Harbour Shops. But it might come as a surprise that this five-star, five-diamond resort also knows how to cater to kids and families with as much aplomb as it seduces jet setting fashionistas.
Here are five reasons why this stylish, celebrated property is as awesome for kids and families and it is for vacationing A-listers.
Fab Family Programming
No matter the season, the hotel stages themed events that make it easy for kids to get in the spirit through creative arts and crafts and other fun. Check in with the concierge for a rundown on all the excitement, which might include making wooden ice cream cones and snacking on real snow cones for National Ice Cream Day in May, painting sweet little flower pots for Earth Day, or a Halloween-themed afternoon tea come October.
So often, luxury hotels overlook their youngest guests when it comes to the actual in-room amenities. But that’s happily not the case at the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort. Child-size robes, slippers for tiny toes, and step stools they can climb to brush their teeth with ease all make it easy for your youngest kids to settle right into their home away from home here. A quick call to the dedicated butler makes it easy to secure other things you might be missing from home, too–including baby wipes, diapers, strollers, and cribs.
In-room Movie Nights
Every family knows that sometimes, even on vacation, the night just calls for snuggling up together and staying in. And this resort knows how to make family movie night away from your home couch environment feel extra special. Let your butler arrange it all for you, with popcorn, snacks, and a Blu-Ray player delivered right to your suite so you can stream your fave family flick all cozied up for the night.
Jeep Excursions into the Everglades
What better way to incorporate some real Florida learning fun into your family vacation than by adventuring into some of the most beautiful parts of Everglades National Park on a family Jeep tour arranged by the hotel? The excursion lasts roughly five hours and includes an airboat ride and the chance to spot all manner of birds and alligators along with South Florida’s most iconic wilderness landscapes.
Children’s Afternoon Tea
Why should adults have all the fun at the property’s iconic French restaurant, La Gourmandise? The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort arranges a traditional afternoon tea just for kids complete with tiny desserts and sweet treats that are almost too pretty to eat as well as milkshakes they’ll love. For grownups who are tea aficionados, too, you’ll love that there are more than 30 selections of teas from around the world to brew up and fill your cup.