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Resorts offering parents real luxury: Nannies

Nanny service shows up at luxury resorts

Parents looking for a real vacation — one with at least a few hours away from their kids — are in luck. A handful of resorts are starting to offer complimentary nannies.

"Since more and more resorts are catering to families by offering kids' clubs and baby-sitting services, some ultra-luxurious resorts went one step further, and the idea of a nanny as part of a travel package was born," said Xavier Sagaert, owner of, a luxury-travel website. "It also fulfills a desire of their demanding clients who have extremely high expectations: There is always someone to watch the children while the parents take a break at a moment they want to."

Turtle Island, Fiji: All children will be taken care of from breakfast to bedtime with a break for a nap or a rest. This is an upscale all-inclusive adults-only resort that allows children to visit three times a year (check the website for kids dates). The resort allows only 14 couples or 14 families on the private island at one time. Price available upon request. 800-255-4347,

Franklyn D. Resort, Jamaica: Every family gets its own nanny, who will stay with them daily 9 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. When you don't need the nanny, she will tidy your hotel suite and stock your fridge. This all-inclusive is truly a kids paradise. It has daily arts and crafts, video games, a kid's buffet, children's snorkeling and dress-up parties. For adults, there are excursions, tennis, snorkeling, kayaks and a glass-bottom boat. Prices vary; minimum seven-night stay; children 6 years and under are free. 800-654-1337,

Moon Palace, Cancun, Mexico: A nanny cares for one or two children for three consecutive hours a day for any families staying in the Family Connection Luxury Suite. This all-inclusive golf and spa resort caters to everyone with its nightclub, teen lounge, beach, restaurants, nightly concerts, theme parties and premium bars. Rooms start at $438 per night per person double occupancy (adults) and $58 per child for this category at 888-327-0655,

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