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Travel Hot Spots with Feather + Flip

Here at Babesta the temperature won’t affect are mood, spring has officially sprung, and we are raring to go! We’ve looked all over to come up with a collection of “not-to-be-missed” locales, events & activities this season. We got to chat with Henley Vazquez from our fave travel site, Feather + Flip, about family getaway spots!

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1. Malliouhana, Anguilla:

“I’ve always loved Anguilla—easy to reach, cool beach bars, casual restaurants, seas so calm my daughter could safely play in the water even as a toddler—but the new Malliouhana that just reopened after a huge renovation is my favorite place to stay. They have big rooms with two queen beds and private patios, so you don’t have to pay for two rooms to fit your family, but you have space to sit outside with a glass of wine after the kids go to bed.”


2. Havana, Cuba:

“I can’t tell you how many people ask us about traveling to Cuba with kids. It’s a fascinating place to explore, and now is definitely the time to do it, but it’s a much better fit for families with teenagers versus the toddler set. We just interviewed two moms who specialize in organizing Cuba trips so we could share their tips with readers.”


3. The Chequit, Shelter Island:

“I love Shelter Island, but Sunset Beach gets booked up well ahead of time, so finding a place to stay if you aren’t a summer renter can be tricky. This spring, the old Chequit will reopen with a new look thanks to the team behind the Salt House in Provincetown. It’s cute and quirky plus walking distance to the ferry, a beach, shops and restaurants. Shelter Island Heights is full of storybook Victorian homes and feels like something from another era. Bring on the hot dogs and apple pie!”

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4. St. Regis Sanclemente, Italy:

“Venice is pure magic for kids, but it’s also crowded and hot in the summer. The St. Regis is opening a resort on a neighboring island, so you can boat in to tour around San Marco then spend the afternoon hanging out by the pool. The best of both worlds!”


5. Edition, Miami:

“It’s not new but it keeps getting better. I have a huge hotel crush on the new EDITION, which opened last December. It has huge grounds with plenty of space for kids, two gorgeous pools, direct beach access, massive rooms and even an underground nightclub so you can have an adult night out but still be an elevator ride away from the babysitter. For hipsters, check out the new Thompson. It’s not as family oriented but is still great and a lot less expensive.”