Trend Alert! More Families Take Thanksgiving Trips

Thanksgiving is a time for families to come together and enjoy each other’s company.  Thanksgiving has also become a popular time for families to travel together somewhere warm and fun.  Here are Royal Travel’s top four favorite resorts for celebrating a perfect family Thanksgiving in a beautiful setting.


  1. Florida

The Cheeca Lodge and Spa is known for its luxurious accommodations and spectacular ocean-front setting. It is about 90 miles south of Miami and sits on a 27-acre piece of land. The Atlantic Ocean is right at your toes with an amazing private beach to lounge on all day. There are two heated swimming pools with plenty of chairs for you and your family to relax around. The Cheeca Lodge offers fine-dining experiences, that have been award-winning. Especially the Tiki Bar, where you can sit amongst the water on a pier sipping a refreshing drink of any sort. It’s the perfect place for an adventurous vacation, there are dozens of activities to enjoy. Sportfishing is one of their biggest hits, as well as snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, boating, windsurfing. If you rather take part in less adventurous activities, there is a 9-hole golf course, beach yoga, tennis courts, and a newly updated fitness center. As well as the luxury spa that can give you a variety of treatments leaving you feeling completely rejuvenated. Cheeca Lodge and Spa has it all for any family vacation, where you can simply appreciate each other’s company.

  1. Montana

The Ranch at Rock Creek is the perfect place for you and your family to get some needed time together. It is set right in rugged Montana, a few miles from Missoula. You stay completely comforted and feel a sense of luxury the entire time, even though you are out in the “true west”. It is a year-round, all-inclusive resort that is known for having one of the best dude ranches. The standard rooms feature luxury décor and offer fantastic accommodations. If you are coming with more than one family, they offer cabins or luxury homes for everyone to stay in around the property. The activities are endless here at the ranch, you can participate in fly fishing, hiking, horseback riding or if it has snowed, there are sleigh rides, ice skating, cross-country skiing, or snowmobiling. There is also yoga, bowling, billiards if you want to spend your day just hanging around. All the activities are offered for big groups, so any size party will be able to do it together. They offer ranch-style dining using the freshest ingredients. Their two restaurants offer upscale experiences and mouthwatering meals. The Ranch at Rock Creek is a perfect getaway to take time away from screens and technology and enjoy the outdoors with the people you love.

  1. California

Set by the Pacific Ocean in Southern California’s chic Newport Coast, The Resort at Pelican Hill is a five-star destination offering exceptional service, cuisine, and luxury. They offer villas that give drop-dead gorgeous views of the ocean or stay in the hotel and where every room is perfectly accommodated. There is a five-star spa that is known for complete relaxation and rejuvenation, which is exactly what you need on a Thanksgiving vacation. Enjoy the Crystal Cove Beach experience right at your feet, or spend your days around the heated pool. They have fantastic pool service so you never have to leave your chair. If you want to be more adventurous, play a great round of golf or rent some bikes and take them across the Newport Coast. The resort offers several dining experiences across the property. Every menu for each restaurant is perfect and all the food is delicious. Pelican Hill presents a variety of live entertainment on the weekends or occasionally they have a poolside guitarist on the weekdays. Sit by the pool with a drink and you can enjoy the wonderful music they offer. Pelican Hill offers so many ways for you and your family to stay together and enjoy your holiday.

  1. Turks and Caicos

Wymara Resorts and Villas is a 5-star luxury resort that sits right on Grace Bay Beach, one of the world’s most beloved beaches. The resort is beautiful, right as you step into the lobby you feel the warm ocean breeze and the sun shining down. The infinity pool is right ahead of you with lounge chairs all around. If you prefer the beach, there are island pods and beach beds covering the sand. The Wymara helps all families live out their perfect holiday by getting them involved in the most popular activities. Families love to do boat rentals, kayaking, snorkeling, paddleboarding or exploring the island on a wilderness tour. Some families may enjoy the Conch Farm, the only one in the world, which is a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore the world of a conch. For the moms of the groups, the spa is the perfect place to feel completely relaxed and rejuvenated. The dining at the Wymara has been described as fresh and inspiring. You can experience private dining with your family or indulge at one of the three restaurants that offer upscale cuisine. The Wymara is about being together and sharing new experiences with your loved ones. This place could not be more perfect to spend your holiday because the sun is always shining and the people are always happy.


If you want to book your next trip, contact Royal Travel & Tours!


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