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A Resort in Mexico Is Helping Kids With Remote Learning With Ocean-facing Study Cabanas, a Poolside Screen Doctor, and After-school Sports

Travel + Leisure logo Travel + Leisure 8/7/2020 Alison Fox
José Mercé sitting in a chair: The Four Seasons Punta Mita wants kids to take a "schoolcation" in paradise. © Courtesy of Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita The Four Seasons Punta Mita wants kids to take a "schoolcation" in paradise.

Schoolwork isn’t always fun, but a luxury hotel in Mexico wants to help students make the most of it by setting them up to learn overlooking the pool and beach.

The Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, just north of Puerto Vallarta on Mexico’s west coast, wants to help families take a vacation while kids participate in remote learning with its “Knowledge for All Seasons” program, the resort shared with Travel + Leisure. As part of the program, the hotel provides everything from complimentary Spanish classes to "study cabanas" for rent — complete with Wi-Fi, a TV monitor, headphones, a portable charger, snacks like popsicles and, of course, ocean views.

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“Learning can truly happen anywhere. At Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, we are here to support kids and parents in this new learning paradigm with educational classes inspired by our destination and caring team members to help kids with their school work,” the hotel’s general manager, John O’Sullivan, said in a statement. “We have tech amenities and creative work spaces to make learning fun too.”

In addition to offering classes, the resort has a poolside “Screen Doctor” who will clean guest’s laptops and iPads as well as study buddies to help kids with their homework. And for those who forgot a piece of equipment? The hotel is there for students with printers, larger monitors, portable chargers, headphones, and more upon request.

But learning isn’t just about schoolwork: Kids can take advantage of the resort’s array of after-school sports, signing up for tennis lessons, golf clinics, or yoga.

a hand holding a piece of broccoli: Courtesy of Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita © Provided by Travel + Leisure Courtesy of Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita

And while the kids are off learning, their parents can sit back and relax in a lounge chair under a grass umbrella watching turquoise waves lap against buttery sand.

While Mexico has recorded more than 462,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to Johns Hopkins University, it is one of the countries allowing Americans to travel there this summer. The land border between the U.S. and Mexico will remain closed until at least Aug. 21, but the U.S. State Department lifted its Level 4 Global Health Advisory against international travel on Thursday.

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