Family Vacations with Transat Holidays

A recent Transat Holidays Family Vacations Survey revealed that over 70 per cent of Canadians believe that an ideal family vacation is a stress free destination that offers programs for children. This is so true, since last year my family and traveled with twin toddlers and a 5 year old, to Mexico. When we were deciding on an All-Inclusive resort for our family, we had to consider all the amenities, attractions, services and service – to ensure that holiday would be more fun than ‘work’. And, we had nothing short of a marvelous time! For those traveling this year, Transat Holidays offers an outstanding line of affordable, family-friendly, and all-inclusive resorts perfect for families.

The same survey revealed that a third of Canadians feel creating memories that last a lifetime is what they enjoy most about family vacations (31%). And, I have to agree, the memories from our vacation will be treasured forever! So, Transat Holidays has a great selection of all-inclusive family resorts in the Caribbean, Mexico, and Florida.

If you’d like to take a family vacation this year, start by looking into these resorts I have listed here. Each of them have family-friendly services such as babysitting, kids’ clubs, playgrounds, kids’ waterparks and more. The Transat Holidays website lists all the amenities for each location, allowing you to make an informed decision. The ultimate decision comes down to where you’d like to go, price and services – yet believe me, the job of initial searching for a family-friendly resort can be overwhelming. I give to you, a great place to start your search.


Enjoy the hot reggae beats of Jamaica! This stunning island of sun drenched beaches has it all, including wonderful resorts offering top notch service and incredible amenities for families!

  • Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa Imperial Club
  • Beaches Resorts (Negril Resort & Spa; Sandy Bay Resort; Boscobel Resort and Golf Club – Great Sesame Street themes!)


From the beautiful beaches of Ft. Lauderdale to Orlando – one of the world’s premiere family travel destinations where families enjoy the magic of Walt Disney World Resort, the wonders of Sea World and the excitement at Universal Studios just to name a few of the many fun, family theme park entertainment attractions!

Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic features beautiful, superb beaches and a wide selection of full service all-inclusive resorts with a variety of amenities for families. {** side note, Punta Cana is one of my favorite places on earth!}

  • Barceló Punta Cana Prestige Class
  • Melia Caribe
  • Bahia Principe San Juan Golden Club


Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba boasts one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. The Cuban all-inclusive family resorts also include Varadero, Cuba’s most popular resort destination with plenty of fun family activities and superior hospitality.

  • Meliá Las Dunas
  • Cayo Santa Maria
  • Tryp Peninsula Varadero
  • Barceló Marina Palace Prestige Class


Enjoy the spectacular culture and beaches of Mexico! Choose from the colonial city of Puerto Vallarta, one of Mexico’s top holiday destinations; the stunning resort area of Vallarta Nayarit; Ixtapa and the spectacular beaches on Mexico’s Pacific coast; or Riviera Maya, the resort Mecca of Mexico!

  • Meliá Azul Ixtapa Convention Centre & Beach Resort,Ixtapa
  • HolidayInn, PuertoVallarta
  • Marival Club & Suites,Nuevo Vallarta
  • Grand Palladium White Sand Resort & Spa Imperial Club, Riviera Maya
  • Gran Bahia Principe Akumal Royal Golden, Riviera Maya
  • Gran Bahia Principe Coba Royal Golden, Riviera Maya

I jet off to my own relaxing vacation this week, to Cayo Santa Maria {Cuba} with my husband. This time we aren’t taking the kids, yet I’m always on the hunt for our next family vacation location! It’s always recommended to keep an eye on the prices too, and if you can swing last minute – there’s plenty of savings to be had!




Disclosure: I was provided with product to facilitate this post, opinions are my own.


  1. If we had passports I would totally come meet you this week-end in Cuba. Sadly I still need to get us passports.

    Personally I would love to take my family to Florida if I were to win.

  2. i would go anywhere hot in an instant but if i had to choose just one for now it would be any one of the dominican sites!

  3. It would be a hard decision between Jamaica and Florida! I would accept anything really. lol.

  4. I would love to go to Jamaica because that is where I got married 4 years ago and we haven’t been on vacation since and it is just so beautiful

  5. Jamiaca. When we were in process of adopting we had a cruise planned to there. But unfortantely the new family member did not have her passport so we had to opt out of the cruise and do Disneyland.

  6. My dream vacation would be a trip to Greece. They have Athens package vacations listed on their site that get my heart all a flutter. However, the truth is if I won the voucher, I’d much more likely use it to take the kids to Florida.

  7. I would like to go to The Dominican Public! Or anywhere warm for that matter!!
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  8. Oh my word – this would be amazing to win!!!

    I’ve wanted to go to St.Lucia for a looong time, so that’s probably where I’d pick…though Jamaica sounds fabulous and I’d love to go back to the Dominican Republic…..

    Really, I was just made to holiday….anything with a beach and palm trees and I’m as happy as can be! 😀

  9. I’ve been told to wait until my little ones are older but I really want to take them to Disney World in Orlando, Florida. My hubby and I went a few years ago for an anniversary and had a blast. Would love to see my little ones and their faces when they meet Mickey!

  10. i would love to go to florida to take the kids to walt disney world, they really want to go ,and we want to take them

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  12. It would have to be Jamaica … Last time i was there i was pregnant and had lots of morning sickness .. would be great to go back and enjoy it this time!!

  13. I would like to travel to Orlando next, and go to Disney. I love it there, and love being a kid again. Maybe stay at the Seralago Hotel and Suites

  14. I want to go to the Bahamas to get married! My fiance have been planning this for a while. A gift certificate would definitely help!

  15. There are so many to choose from – though we like anywhere tropical. We would love to take the whole family to Disneyworld as DH and I have never been either!

    We love to travel!

    Thanks Transat for the great giveaway!

  16. This would be an amazing win!.. hubby and I have never gone away together but would love too!.

    I’d be down for a cuba vacation!.. sunshine and beaches.. ahhhh

  17. the Las Vegas – 3 nights for $309 sounds like fun , i havent been there for 20 years , back when it was still old school vegas, it looks more family freindly now, would be awesome
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  19. I would want to travel to Daytona and Orlando Florida. Why??? Cause I’ve never been there. Simple as that. I am now in the process of getting our passports, so crossing my fingers.

  20. I’ve tweeted the contest, follow on Google Friend Connect and follow on Facebook.

  21. My husband and I are planning a trip to either Hawaii or the Caribbean in the fall or winter 2012 so this would be perfect! We haven’t gone on a honeymoon yet after 5 1/2 years of marriage!

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  23. I think we’d go to Florida to visit Disney World as we’ve already checked out Disneyland a couple of times although my daughters are too young to remember:)

  24. It’s all about family for me – I have family in Jamaica and Cuba, but I’ve never been to Cuba and I’ve never met my relatives there. It would be the vacation of a lifetime! I follow you on Twitter (@busymumof42010) and like you on FB, also GFC.

  25. Gran Bahia Principe Coba looks like a great place for me and my family! infact we are hoping to get there next spring break!

  26. I received your emails and like on facebook.
    I would love the chance to win any of the trips offered. It has been a very, very long time since I could possiblly afford to go away, and this would be just what my boyfriend and I could use to put our relationship back on track. He lost his job, and he has been under a great deal of stress. This has added alot of stress to our relationship. This would be just what we needed to put our feelings back on track. Thank you for the chance!

  27. I would love to travel to france.Im getting married this year and France is one of the only places my fiance and I can agree on!

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