The tour operator named three directions
Tour operator “ART-TOUR” is associated with the professionals of the travel industry primarily with the United Arab Emirates. However, the company has other options as well. Experts told why Mexico, Cuba and Egypt are perfect for families with children, explained the rules of entry and recommended proven hotels.
On May 25, the headquarters allowed the resumption of flights with Mexico – this is great news for tourists who are not afraid of long flights. A favorable climate regardless of the season, a warm sea, a large amount of entertainment and a reverent attitude towards children are the main reasons to choose Mexico. Plus, there are simple requirements for entering and staying in the country. You need to fill out a health questionnaire, get a QR code. Mexico does not require coronavirus tests, but sometimes they are needed when flying on certain airlines. In addition, you must have a visa or obtain a one-time electronic permit, which is quite easy to do.
For families with children, we would recommend Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya 5* AI – a large hotel with an unusual beach. It is separated from the Gulf of Mexico by coral reefs that form lagoons. Therefore, there are no waves, algae, jellyfish. These natural pools are ideal for children. The hotel also boasts a huge selection of entertainment options. In addition to standard children’s clubs, there is a club for teenagers where they arrange discos, play electronic guitars, and can try themselves as DJs.
Nearby there is Wood Ward for active sports, which can be visited at an additional cost.
In addition, a special offer is valid until October 31: children up to (attention!) 17 years old stay in the hotel free of charge.
Another good option is a hotel Nickelodeon Riviera Maya 5 * AI… In fact, this is a Disneyland at the hotel – on the territory with children there are always 20 characters of the most popular cartoons (SpongeBob, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Paw Patrol, etc.). Pajama and foam parties are organized, where children are happy to have fun in colorful foam. On the territory there is a water park (7 slides).
We also recommend a hotel with the All Fun Inclusive concept – Hotel Xcaret 5 * AI… The rate includes entrance tickets to the best amusement parks in Mexico.
Cuba with children is also comfortable to relax due to the wonderful climate, easy access to the sea, the absence of jellyfish and algae. Waves, if any, are very small. The main excursions are connected with water activities: you can ride catamarans, swim with dolphins. There are fewer parks and attractions in comparison with Mexico. In addition, movement between provinces is now limited. Therefore, it is important to make the right choice of the hotel where the main part of the rest will take place.
Family travelers should consider these hotels: Melia Internacional 5 * AI Iberostar Selection Varadero 5 * AI , Paradisus Varadero 5 * AI, Memories Varadero Beach Resort 4 * and Grand Memories Varadero 5 *… Each has a children’s club, swimming pools, a menu, babysitting services for young tourists. You can take dance lessons, take part in cooking – there will be enough lessons for the child for the whole day.
There are now direct Aeroflot flights to Cuba (Varadero); upon entry, tourists will need a negative PCR test in English, done no later than 72 hours before departure. Upon arrival at the airport, another free test is carried out. Passengers must complete an online health form. Before receiving the results of the coronavirus test, tourists need to stay at the hotel for a day.
Egypt is another destination that we would recommend for families with children. For them, there are children’s clubs, swimming pools, water parks. Hotels with an emphasis on family vacations allocate zones in restaurants for children with small tables and cartoons. Almost everywhere there is a separate children’s menu.
Egypt is not only about the beaches of the Red Sea. While it can be hot in Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh, the Mediterranean coastline – from Alexandria to Mersa Matruh – is getting more comfortable weather. The beaches have soft white sand, the entrance to the sea is gentle, and the water is incredible color.
On the beaches of the Red Sea, some hotels clear the seabed of coral debris for comfortable bathing of children, and from the pontoons you can watch the underwater life. By the way, scuba diving is allowed for children from 10 years old, but no deeper than 5-6 meters, and only accompanied by experienced divers.
Best family hotels: Rixos Alamein, Rixos Premium Magawish Suites and Villas, Rixos Premium Seagate, Four seasons sharm el sheikh, Jaz almaza bay and hotel chains Albatros in Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh. Many of them settle up to two children under 12 for free.
To enter Egypt, you only need a valid passport (from 6 months) and a negative PCR test done no earlier than 72 hours before departure. This requirement does not apply to children under 6 years of age. The visa is issued upon arrival.