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#48129 - 02/04/02 02:29 PM Travel w/children  
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Cheryl Anne Offline
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We are planning a trip to AC next spring and are planning on bringing our daughters. They will be 15 and 11 next year and we weren't sure of where to stay. Would a house rental for a week be better or staying at one of the hotels be the smarter way to go? Anyone have ideas of activities for kids?

#48130 - 02/04/02 02:51 PM Re: Travel w/children  
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We took our two boys two summers ago and they were exactly the same age as your daughters. They had the time of their lives. We stayed at the Tradewinds Paradise Villas and even booked out trip through Tradewinds. They were awesome, and were great about taking the kids into consideration. It was a condo on the beach, and wonderful for the price. I recommend a condo with a pool. Ours loved the pool there, and met other kids their age. Plus having your own kitchen for pop and snacks is a must with two teens. (Mine eat constantly) Bring your own snorkel stuff for them. They can snorkel off the end if the piers. Many places have small artificial reefs. The reefs are nearby, but require a boat to get to. By all means take them to shark ray alley to snorkel. It's amazing. There is dancing, art, BBQ's for them to go to. They will have a marvelous time. There are numerous tours you can take them on as well. Tubing, ancient ruins, zoos. The list is endless. If they like to fish, there is all kinds of fishing. Have a wonderful family vacation.

#48131 - 02/05/02 10:36 AM Re: Travel w/children  

i was looking to bring my littler ones down. i was looking at the palms condos as well. you will want a kitchen with kids.

look at barefoot watersports' site too. they have water trampolines! i saw teens playing volleyball outside paradise villas too.

#48132 - 02/05/02 11:37 AM Re: Travel w/children  
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thanks Jane, for reminding me about the volleyball. I suddenly remembered that just down the beach from Paradise Villas there is a group of young people that get togethr every afternoon around 5:00 for a lively round of soccer.

#48133 - 02/06/02 01:15 PM Re: Travel w/children  
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Thanks for the info Debbie and Jane. I checked out Tradewinds on the internet and it looks great. Was it a quiet place to stay?

#48134 - 02/06/02 04:02 PM Re: Travel w/children  
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We found it very tranquil and quiet. The grocery store is just outside the gate as well and was VERY convenient.

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