That magical time when you pack up your brood and head off to a supposedly relaxing destination, only to spend half your time refereeing sibling spats and answering the eternal question, “What’s for dinner?” If this sounds like your life, allow me to introduce you to the Trademark Resort Decameron Panama, an all-inclusive haven where even the pickiest of teenagers and moodiest of college kids might crack a smile. Here are 10 family-friendly features that make this resort worth every penny and every ounce of sanity you’ll save.

1.2 Kilometers of Beach

1.2 Kilometers of beach at Decameron Panama
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Just an hour and a half south of the Panama international airport in Farallón, Río Hato, the resort is right on the beach, which means you can spend your days building sandcastles, swimming, or just lounging with a good book while the kids play. Bonus: it’s the perfect backdrop for those Instagram photos that make it look like your family vacation is picture-perfect because it is.

10 Restaurants and 8 Bars

Unlimited food at Decameron Panama Resort
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Say goodbye to the dreaded “What’s for dinner?” question. Decameron Panama boasts a variety of restaurants offering everything from local Panamanian cuisine to international favorites. With buffets, à la carte options, and snack bars, there’s something to satisfy every palate. Even the pickiest eater in your family won’t go hungry here. And if you need a little liquid courage to get through a day of family fun you will be happy to know that alcohol is included at all restaurants and bars.

Kid’s Club

Decameron Panama Kid's club
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The Kids Club is a wonderland of crafts, games, and activities. Programming for children includes magic classes, balloon twisting, crafts, origami workshops, plasticine workshops, face painting, and treasure hunts. Nearby is a playground for families to enjoy as well.

6 Pools, One with Body Slides!

Decameron Panama waterslides
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With multiple pools to choose from, you can spend your days hopping from one to the next. One of the pools has two huge body slides. During the day there are lifeguards on duty. The poolside bars aren’t too shabby either—try their unique Panama Canal cocktail for something fun and fruity.

Golf Course and Driving Range

Driving Range at Decameron Panama
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If you want to enjoy some quiet time on the greens, Decameron Panama features an on-site 18-hole golf course and a driving range. Perfect for a morning round while the kids are occupied with their activities. Plus, it’s a great way to get some peaceful time amidst the hustle and bustle of a family vacation.

I took a lesson at the driving range and it was great for improving my swing.

Massages on the Beach

Decameron Panama massages on the beach
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After a day of wrangling kids, head to the on-site spa for some much-needed R&R. Treat yourself to a massage, facial, or one of their other luxurious treatments. Better yet, get your massage down at the beach at the cabanas. You’ve earned it.

Adult’s Only Pool

Adult's Only Pool at Decameron Panama
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There’s even a quiet pool with the only swim-up bar if you manage to sneak away from the kids. The pool has music playing and has great views of the beach.

Water Sports

Water sports at Decameron Panama
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Whether your crew is into kayaking, windsurfing, or just splashing around, the Decameron Panama has you covered. There’s a wide array of water activities that will keep everyone entertained and, more importantly, too tired to argue by the end of the day. All non-motorized water sports are included: windsurfing, kayaking, paddleboards, and sailboats. Motorized watersports are available at an additional cost.

Evening Entertainment

Decameron Panama nightly entertainment
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From live shows to themed parties, there’s something every night to keep the family entertained. These shows are so fun, your too-cool-for-everything teenager might crack a smile. (No promises, but it’s worth a shot.)

Wyndham Points Get Your A Lot Here

Decameron Resort and Spa
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You can enjoy a two-night stay here for two adults starting out at just 30,000 Wyndham points and yes, that does include the all-inclusive perks. Five resorts from Decameron have joined Wyndham Rewards including resorts in Panama, Jamaica, and Mexico.