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It’s all in the family with WestJet Vacations & Bahia Principe

As WestJet Vacations Product Manager Bernadette Scobie points out, with all the sun product on the market, there are never enough spaces that cater to larger families and multi-generational groups.

“As agents know, there are very few resorts with guaranteed adjoining rooms. That’s one of the reasons why the Bahia Principe relationship is so critical to WestJet Vacations,” Scobie says. “They truly cater to all members of the family, from grandparents to kids, and at several of their resorts they have created accommodations that are absolutely ideal for family vacations.

Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo Family Master Suite
Bahia Principe resorts offer facilities, amenities and programs created with younger travellers in mind. And at select hotels the resort group features Family Junior Suites and Family Master Suites that cater specifically to larger families.

Bahia Principe family rooms are perfect for making the kids feel independent while parents get a little privacy with two separate, but connected rooms. Kids are thrilled when they enter their own space to find a gift basket of treats, a minibar with milkshakes and soft drinks, their own robes, slippers and bathroom amenities – not to mention a super-convenient location next to the water park. 

"Every year there are more and more multi-generational families travelling together"

“Every year there are more and more multi-generational families travelling together,” says Sal Buccellato, National Director of Sales for Bahia Principe in Canada. “From our Bahia Principe Scouts program with tiered activities for different age groups to our specially designed family suites, we make every effort to give them the best possible vacation.”

 Your clients can experience these fabulous family accommodations at the following Bahia Principe resorts: Grand Bahia Principe Coba, Grand Bahia Principe Turquesa and Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo

Grand Bahia Principe Coba

Here’s a snapshot of what’s included:

Family Junior Suites

  • Accommodations for up to 5
  • Perfect location near the water park
  • Access to the special family zone, including the water park, a kids’ spa (additional charge), swings, sports equipment, and an exclusive area at the buffet
  • Bathrobes and slippers for the whole family
  • Kids pack with special bathroom amenities
  • Welcome gift and basket of sweets
  • Kids mini-bar with juice, milk, milkshakes, and soft drinks (restocked daily)
  • Babysitter service (must be reserved in advance)
  • Baby Station: special area offering everything parents need for small children, including a changing table, baby bottle sterilizer, and microwave

Family Master Suite

  • Accommodations for up to 7
  • Two connected but completely independent rooms surrounded by tropical vegetation, just a stone's throw from the children's water park
  • All the other family amenities listed above
Grand Bahia Principe Turquesa

Kids participating in the Bahia Scouts children’s program are welcomed like VIPs. When they enter their rooms, they’ll find balloons, a Scout bag, shirt and hat. There’s even a special Scouts Corner at the buffet, filled with kid-friendly foods. And as well as having great days filled with fun activities like nature walks and treasure hunts, in the evenings kids are part of the entertainment, performing skits to the delight of their parents and grandparents.

“We’ve seen a huge growth in sales as a result of the family rooms,” says WestJet Vacations’ Scobie. “It’s one of the things that makes Bahia Principe truly stand out in a crowded marketplace. They do an amazing job of making families welcome.”


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