Starwood Kids Pass All Inclusive Dining Program


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Last year we visited the St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, you can see our review here. This year we enjoyed another great trip to the St. Regis Bahia Beach, Puerto Rico this time we were interested to see how the SPG® Kids Pass program would work out for our munchkins. Here is what we found out the first time using this Starwood program.

 Starwood Kids Pass All Inclusive Dining Program

What is the SPG® Kids Pass program?
The Starwood (SPG) Kids Pass program provides children 12 and younger an all-inclusive dining option. For one low flat daily rate, they can eat off children’s menus or at buffets at food and beverage establishments at more than 150 participating Starwood resorts worldwide.

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The cost to participate varies by Starwood resort. At the St. Regis Bahia Beach, Puerto Rico the cost per day while we were there was $55/ child per day.

So, what do you get for your $55?

We weren’t sure that our 5 year old could eat $55 per day but, after the first day of our trip we decided to give it a try. The resort let you add the program any day that you wanted to but, then you needed to keep it in place the duration of your trip. The other catch of the program (at least at this resort) was that an adult had to purchase a meal when ordering for the child. Likely, this keeps you from ordering tons of kids meals all day and taking advantage of the program as an adult.

At the St. Regis Bahia Beach, Puerto Rico, children could order drinks for free any time (not frozen.) And they could order at all 3 of the resort restaurants (not including in room dining.)

Let’s take a look at the value that we received from this program and how you may be able to benefit from it in the future if traveling with children under 12.

Let’s say for breakfast Little WeeklyFlyer wanted pancakes $10, with apple juice $3 and a side of fruit $5-12. Breakfast could reach up to $25.

At lunch Little WeeklyFlyer wants a cheese pizza $10, and more fruit and juice, totaling again up to $25.

By dinner, you have already gotten close to the $55 in value. The kicker and where I think that this program has value is that you are not afraid to order the kids new things for fear that you will have to pay for them and they only take one bite. With this program, it is unlimited so for example, your child doesn’t care for the grilled chicken you ordered them, well then you can send it back and get the cheese pizza (all-inclusive.)

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Bottom Line

If you child is a big eater or a very picky-eater and you plan to eat on property the whole time, this plan may be for you. It was a good value for us this time.  I wish that they would have included some of the fancy kid friendly drinks but, the desserts were included to that was nice. Everyday, I felt good to order a nice fruit plate for the kids as I wasn’t paying the extra $12 in addition to their meal to get them some fresh fruit. Have you tried the SPG® Kids Pass program before and what did you think about the value?

If you’re looking for a way to earn even more Starpoints to stay at resorts like this, you may want to consider the Starwood credit cards, Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express and the Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card from American Express.

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