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ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill., May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Apple Vacations surveyed more than 5000 customers and travel agents to find the top kid-friendly resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean. Survey respondents overwhelmingly said the best resorts for kids have a wide variety of activities for all age groups, friendly staff and kids clubs with safety measures to ensure peace of mind for parents.

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Apple Vacations customers like the following resorts for their kids' activities:

IBEROSTAR Paraiso Lindo (Riviera Maya, Mexico) and IBEROSTAR Bavaro All Suite Resort (Punta Cana, Dominican Republic) - Parents like the all-day, well-organized activities in Lucy's Kid's Club. Plus, parents like the fact that there are age-appropriate activities for kids aged 4-12. For teens, parents liked the teen disco, internet cafe and video games.

Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe (Riviera Maya, Mexico) - In addition to the wide array of activities at Barcy Kid's Club, parents also like the immensely warm and friendly staff that had their kids demanding to go back day after day.

Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort (Riviera Maya, Mexico) - Moon Palace receives parents' top marks for safety with its secure check-in and check-out at the kid's club. Additionally, parents like that they don't have to worry about weather - Moon Palace has both indoor and outdoor activities to get their little ones out of the hot sun.

Now Jade Riviera Cancun and Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun (Riviera Maya, Mexico) - With its air-conditioned play area and fantastic staff, parents feel the Now Resorts in Riviera Maya really stand out.

Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort Montego Bay, Jamaica - This resort is a favorite for families because of the renowned KidSpree Vacation Club. Additionally, Holiday Inn SunSpree is known for its tropical lagoon-inspired swimming pool.

Travel agents named the following resorts as tops for kids and teens:

Crown Paradise Club Cancun - With four pools and two waterparks, Crown Paradise Club Cancun rates highly with kids of all ages.

Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa (Riviera Maya, Mexico) and Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa - With fun and educational activities, beach camp outs, movie nights on the beach, bonfires and Disco Night, Dreams Resorts & Spas cater to all guests, regardless of age. Plus, the Explorer's Club at Dreams Resorts hands out pagers to parents in order to summon them, just in case.

Grand Palladium White Sand and Riviera Resort & Spa (Riviera Maya, Mexico) - Practical travel agents like that Palladium Resorts offers guests a baby club for infants and toddlers.

Riu Vallarta (Riviera Nayarit, Mexico) and Riu Bambu (Punta Cana, Dominican Republic) - Travel agents comment that teens especially love Riu's teen parties and late-night activities.

Sandos Caracol Eco Resort & Spa and Sandos Playacar Beach Resort & Spa (Riviera Maya, Mexico) - Sandos has a dedicated teen recreation center, complete with video games, that's quite a hit with clients. Also, travel agents love that Sandos' kids club is open until 10 pm.

Apple Vacations has a wide variety of hotels in Mexico and the Caribbean with free kids for summer travel. Plus, is a good source for family travel planning and includes the family of five finder - a tool that lists hotel occupancy for larger families.

About Apple Vacations: For more than 40 years, Apple Vacations, America's Favorite Vacation Company, has provided affordable, top quality vacation packages from U.S. departure cities nationwide to vacation destinations throughout Mexico, the Caribbean, Hawaii, Central America and Europe, as well as top ski resorts throughout the US and Canada.

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