Family planning: Resorts' offerings cater to kids

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PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico -- Several properties here are trying to lure families by offering services and packages that cater to children.

The following is a sampling of what's available:

  • The Holiday Inn Puerto Vallarta offers baby-sitting services and allows a maximum of two children up to age 12 to stay free in a room with two adults.
  • Rates at the property start at $87 per night, valid through June.

    For more details or reservations, call (800) HOLIDAY, or visit www.holidayinnpvr.com.

    A minimum five-night stay is required.

  • Marriott's CasaMagna Resort is offering an All-inclusive Value Vacation plan through Jan. 31.
  • Many properties in Puerto Vallarta have packages and services geared toward families. The package starts at $270 per room, per night, double, and children under 12 stay and eat free.

    The plan features deluxe accommodations, meals and drinks at select restaurants and via room service and use of the tennis courts and health club facilities.

    The CasaMagna features Club Amigos, a children's club that offers supervised activities, such as games, contests, handcrafts and painting, for kids ages 5 to 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

    For more information or reservations, call (800) 228-9290, or visit www.marriott.com.

    A minimum five-night stay is required.

  • The Velas Vallarta offers baby-sitting services, a game room/arcade for kids, a children's pool and free meals for children ages 4 to 12 when accompanied by two adults.
  • Rates, valid through Jan. 31, start at $85 per night, double, and two children up to age 12 stay for free.

    For more details or reservations, call (800) VELAS-PV, or visit www.velasvallarta.com.

  • The Westin Regina Resort features the Westin Kids Club, a program for infants to children up to age 12 offered from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
  • The program extends beyond baby-sitting services with a kid's menu at the resort's El Palmar restaurant and welcome gifts for each child, including coloring books, bath toys and a sports bottle or drink cup filled with free beverages at mealtimes. Supervised activities also are offered.

    The Westin Regina Resort also created a Get the Most of Mexico package for $120 per person, per night, double, through April 14.

    The plan allows two kids under age 18 to stay for free when sharing a room with adults.

    The package includes deluxe oceanview accommodations, a 20% discount on a car rental, use of the tennis courts and admission to the Marina Vallarta Golf Club.

    In addition, guests who purchase a package from Jan. 2 through 31 will receive a fourth night free (no meals included).

    For more information or reservations, call (800) 228-3000, or visit www.westinpv.com.

  • Club Viva Vallarta offers baby-sitting services and the Viva Kids Club for children ages 4 to 12.
  • Open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the club employs specialized personnel who provide activities, educational games, sports and entertainment.

    Children ages 12 and under are invited to stay, play and eat for free at Viva Resorts when sharing a room with two paying adults (maximum of two children per room).

    Rates for Club Viva Vallarta start at $130 per person, per night, double, through Jan. 31.

    For more information or reservations, call (800) 898-9968, or visit www.vivaresorts.com.

  • La Jolla de Mismaloya operates the Club de Ninos Kid's Club from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for children ages 5 to 10.
  • The club offers activities including exercises, painting, crafts, beach activities, bingo, a treasure hunt and beach soccer.

    Rates are $210 per room, per night, double, for a one-bedroom suite, and $235 for a two-bedroom suite through Jan. 30.

    Children under 12 can stay with their parents for free.

    For more details or to book, call (877) 868-6124, or visit www.lajollademismaloya.com.

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