What Amenities Should You Look For In Resort Accommodations

May 4, 2023

An annual holiday trip of the family is a much-awaited event. Everyone’s excited to pack their stuff and go on an unforgettable journey that will be one for the books. That is why the resort you will book should have everything your family needs.

There are many amenities to consider when choosing a resort. A resort can have a few worthwhile extras, while some have everything all-inclusive. Of course, you would have to consider the resort’s price, location, and reputation.  

To assist you, this post will help you explore the essential amenities you should look for in a resort, so you and your family will have a comfortable, enjoyable, and grand holiday. Upon finishing this reading, you may be itching to check the amenities offered by Townsville accommodation and other luxury resorts from down under. 

  1. Swimming Pools And Water Activities 

Even if the resort is on a beachfront, many would still prefer to swim in pools for safety reasons, especially those with smaller kids in tow. It would be a big plus if the pools had hot tubs, water slides, and lazy rivers. And at night, if the pool is transformed into a bar, the adults can enjoy having cocktails and conversations while submerged in the relaxing warm pool. 

On the other hand, many teenagers will look forward to water activities like kayaking, paddle boarding, and snorkeling. These amenities will provide hours of entertainment and laughter and an excellent way for families to bond and make beautiful memories. 

  1. Spa And Wellness Facilities 

For those on the trip who look forward to a relaxing and rejuvenating holiday, a resort with a spa and wellness facility will be a welcome respite. Somewhere they can have a much-needed massage, facials, and fitness activities that will make their vacation worthwhile.  

Spa and wellness facilities can help you and your family unwind and recharge. This way, you can return to anything they need after the holiday with much vigor and strength.  

  1. Dining Options 

For many people spending a holiday, having good food is imperative. Often, people associate food with a memory. Hence, a resort with a restaurant that offers mouth-watering dishes will make any vacation a memorable experience. It is an important consideration when looking for an excellent resort. Some resorts offer this as a package. If the resort has many good dining options, the guests will not have to venture outside to look for a place to eat.  

It would also be nice if the destination resort offered a local food tour. This is a great immersive cultural experience that will open your eyes and taste buds to unique experiences.  

  1. Family-Friendly Activities 

Anyone traveling with kids would appreciate a resort’s great family-friendly activities and amenities. This makes for a fun and stress-free vacation. Some of them are: 

  • Kid’s club 
  • Arts and crafts 
  • Game rooms 
  • Playgrounds 
  • Mini zoo with animal feeding 
  • Movie watching under the stars 

These activities are essential to those traveling with kids. Many parents specifically look for these activities so their kids can enjoy their vacation and have many memories to share with friends when they return. 

  1. Outdoor Activities 

Resorts surrounded by beautiful natural surroundings typically include outdoor activities in their attractions. Some people choose the location and activities they want to explore before choosing the resort. If your resort location is within these natural surroundings, it is expected that you offer these outdoor activities. Among them are: 

  • Hiking And nature walks 
  • Zip lining and adventure courses 
  • Skiing and snowboarding 
  • Golfing 
  • Water sports 

Whether you are seeking adventure or want to relax, a resort with these amenities can be an excellent choice. Just remember to factor in the season when you plan to go so that you can make the most out of your holiday.  

  1. Access To Beaches And Other Attractions 

A resort with direct access to the beach is a must-have for any beach bum and those who would want to lounge in the sun amidst the breathtaking sunset. Make sure there are lounge chairs, umbrellas, and beach towels available. Also, ensure that there is someone you can call should you want to enjoy a cocktail while people-watching or waiting for the sun to set on the horizon gloriously.  

A resort’s proximity to other attractions like shopping centers, museums, and theme parks would be perfect. Some resorts offer free shuttle services to these attractions, which also helps boost tourism in the area. With this amenity, you are guaranteed to experience everything your destination has to offer.

  1. Business And Event Facilities 

If you are not traveling with the family but are going to a resort for work reasons, you may need business and event provisions to facilitate your needs better. Some of them are: 

  • Meeting rooms 
  • Banquet halls 
  • Catering services 
  • Audio-video equipment 
  • Business centers 

These amenities can help you hold conferences, team buildings, and other company events surrounded by breathtaking scenery.  


Resort amenities can make or break your holiday. Before booking your trip, research extensively into the amenities a resort offers. This way, you know you will have an extraordinary experience with whomever you are with. But make sure to choose wisely. Since you’re already spending money, spend it on something rewarding.  

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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