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Best beaches for kids: America

Look at these blissful American beach holiday ideas

Posted: 12 August 2011
by Junior

Dramatic and deliciously hip, Miami’s South Beach (SoBe to its fans) is a huge hit with the pre-teen jet set (think Hilfiger offspring). Head for Ocean Drive, especially the ten-block stretch from 5th to 15th streets where the beachfront is gorgeously white and wide. Children will adore rollerblading in Lummus Park and visiting the Miami Children’s Museum, Parrot Island Jungle and Seaquarium. Look wistfully at the sexy chic Hotel Victor next to the Versace Mansion (great for when the children are older), but book the Loews Miami Beach Hotel with its special Kids Camp for children aged four to 12. Price from £1,737 for a week for a family of four.

For Hawaiian beach bliss, Kapalua Beach in Maui is a gem of beautiful golden sands, bounded by swaying palm trees and rolling lawns stretches, along the west coast of the Keanae Peninsula, with a spectacular view of Molokai. This crescent of soft white sand is protected from the rough ocean currents by offshore reefs and lava peninsulas on both sides, making it an ideal swimming beach for families with small children. It is also a good place to watch whales cavorting offshore in the winter. Stay at the exclusive Kapalua Resort where seven nights in May staying in a two-bedroom ocean view villa costs from £1,680.

Situated on a mile-long arch of beautiful white sand in the heart of a Mexican luxury resort, Rosewood Mayakoba is built along a network of lagoons. Children will love the new Rose Buds programme for children aged three to 12 years that includes complimentary activities, such as sea origami, piñata making and rock painting. And the spa offers a children’s menu including yoga, reflexology massage, manicure, pedicure, and hairstyling. Prices from £2,980 per person with Seasons In Style.

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