Kids and the Caribbean
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Q. We'd like to visit an all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean and environs this summer and are looking for a resort that would keep a toddler happy and entertained while providing some rest for his parents. Do you have any suggestions?
Meredith Larson, Silver Spring
A. If we could, first of all, let's have a moment of silence in honor of the couple willing to fly internationally with a toddler. Okay, two moments.
"I was just in Ixtapa, and the entire resort was full of families with toddlers," said Kate Moeller of Club Med ( http:/
"Can they travel in the fall?" wondered Cathy Decker, spokeswoman for Beaches ( http:/
Decker, meanwhile, is soon to travel with her own post-toddlers to one of Beaches' three resorts in Jamaica. She called these "incredible kid destinations," which, besides being exactly what you'd expect a Beaches representative to say, is worth considering as a mantra, something you might intone over and over while chasing junior's Cheerios up and down the aisle.
I'm traveling to Portugal next month. Will there be anything to do? What about day trips outside Lisbon?
R. Sanchez, Washington
In Portugal in April, you'll be forced to endure balmy spring temperatures, relatively low hotel prices and uncrowded fado bars. But we'll try to help you make the best of it.
So will Miguel Carvalho of the Portuguese National Tourist Office ( http:/
Then there are day trips. Carvalho rhapsodized about the former fishing towns of Cascais and Estoril, both just 30 minutes west of Lisbon, not to mention the palaces, castles and wineries of Sintra, also nearby.
A few things worth leaving home for, no?
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