21 of the Best All-Inclusive Resorts for Families

Falcon's Resort by Meliá in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (Photo via Falcon's Resort by Meliá) (Falcon's Resort by Meliá)
Holly Johnson
by Holly Johnson
Last updated: 6:00 AM ET, Tue March 28, 2023

Best All-Inclusive Resorts for Families

All-inclusive resorts can work well for almost any type of trip, but they're especially wonderful when you're a parent traveling with kids. It's so nice to have all food and drink included, so you don't feel nickeled and dimed each time your children want french fries or a smoothie. Having everything you need all at one place is also incredibly convenient, and the majority of all-inclusive resorts even offer kids clubs with free babysitting.

But, which family-friendly all-inclusive resort should you visit? That can be a tough decision since there are so many all-inclusive properties to choose from in a range of different destinations. Not only can you find all-inclusive beach resorts in Mexico, but you'll also find them in places like Barbados, Curacao, the Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos and more. So, how do you even choose?

To help you find the best all-inclusive beach resorts for families, we compared dozens of properties based on their amenities for families with children. The properties below offer some of the best features and kids clubs available, plus rooms and suites that work well for groups of different sizes.

Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach: Cancun, Mexico

Cancun's Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach is located on the absolute best beach in the entire region. The sand here is powder white and the water is amazingly turquoise and clear. Because the property is somewhat sheltered by the angle of the land and Isla Mujeres, there are hardly any waves here, either. Rooms are huge and there are multiple suite options with several bedrooms. The property also has several sprawling pools, a kid's club and multiple swim-up bars.

Royalton Bavaro Resort & Spa: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Punta Cana's Royalton Bavaro Resort & Spa features nearly every amenity a family could want in an all-inclusive stay. From the property's expansive pools to its lazy river and FlowRider wave machine, the resort is expertly laid out and ideal for families with kids of all ages. Of course, Royalton Bavaro also has a kid's club, and there are suites you can book with multiple bedrooms. The resort's Diamond Club upgrade can even get you your own butler, which can be helpful when you need dinner reservations or assistance setting up tours.

Hyatt Ziva Cancun: Cancun, Mexico

The Hyatt Ziva Cancun is located in this destination's famous hotel zone, and it offers 547 amazing suites with oceanfront views. There are three infinity properties at the resort, and a KidZ club where children can enjoy supervised activities like games and arts and crafts. The children's area even has its own mini waterpark, and the resort features a teen-only club with gaming options, along with pool tables and foosball.

The Westin Reserva Conchal, an All-Inclusive Golf Resort & Spa: Costa Rica

Costa Rica is known for its lush green mountains and endless adventure activities, as well as the diverse population of animals that live there. The Westin Reserva Conchal, an All-Inclusive Golf Resort & Spa is great for families since it's only an hour's drive from the Guanacaste International Airport, and since it has an ideal swimming beach where you visitors can snorkel, kayak, scuba dive and swim. The property also features an 18-hole golf course, and kids can get a break from parents at the Westin Kids Club.

Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall: Montego Bay, Jamaica

This family-friendly all-inclusive resort is easy to reach with any number of nonstop flights from the U.S. into Sangster International Airport (MBJ), and it's only a 15-minute drive from there. Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall has several huge and sprawling pools for kids to enjoy, and you can even book a swim-up room. The on-site KidZ club offers a place for little ones to enjoy beach sports and arts and crafts while parents get a break.

Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels: Barbados

The Platinum coast of Barbados is simply stunning thanks to its incredibly clear turquoise waters and powder white sand. Crystal Cove is located just 30 minutes from Grantley Adams International Airport, yet you'll feel like you're a world away in this tropical paradise surrounded by huge rocks and swaying palms. When it comes to kids, yours will love the resort's tiered lagoon-style pools and the on-site Flying Fish Kids Club.

Royalton Splash Riviera Cancun: Cancun, Mexico

The Royalton Splash Riviera Cancun from Marriott just opened its doors in December of 2022, but it is already known for its family-friendly perks. The property has one of the largest on-site water parks in the Caribbean for starters, which boasts 10 huge water slides, two lazy rivers, spray grounds and its own splash pad. Visitors will also find a supervised kids club, 12 restaurants and 10 different bars.

The Brando: Tetiaroa, French Polynesia

Planning for a luxurious trip to a far-flung destination but still want to go all-inclusive? Consider The Brando, an iconic all-inclusive property in French Polynesia where kids under the age of 12 stay free. This resort features 36 different villas, each with their own private plunge pool and beach area. Families here can snorkel in some of the clearest waters in the world, dine at several on-site restaurants or in their own villa and enjoy elegant spa treatments at the Fare Manu spa.

Dreams Flora Resort & Spa: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Located in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, Dreams Flora Resort and Spa just opened in February of 2023. This means everything is sparkling and new, including the resort's four pools and on-site waterpark. Dreams Flora Resort and Spa offers 520 spacious rooms, as well as a range of activities like scuba diving, fishing and spa treatments.

Tamarind by Elegant Hotels: Barbados

Tamarind by Elegant Hotels is another all-inclusive Barbados property that is located on the island's famous Platinum coast. This resort only has 101 rooms, so it never feels crowded and you can always find space to relax at the beach or next to one of the pools. Amenities and activities for kids include dedicated adult-only and children's pools, a Flying Fish Kids Club, themed nights and family lounges, to name a few.

Sonesta Maho Bay Resort & Spa: St. Maarten

This family-friendly resort is not only all-inclusive, but it offers fun for all ages next to the famous airport in St. Maarten. This means you can spend your days at Sonesta Maho Bay Resort & Spa plane spotting while swimming in the pools or relaxing with a good book. The ten-acre beachfront property features 420 rooms, a large pool with a swim-up bar, its own Aqua Park and a Beach House Kids Club. Guests can dine at five different restaurants and a pizzeria, so no one will go hungry.

Falcon's Resort by Meliá: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

This all-inclusive luxury resort is perfect for families with kids thanks to its huge pools and suites with lots of space. This property features 432 luxurious rooms, three swimming pools, nine specialty restaurants and a few different clubs and areas of the resort just for kids. Falcon's Resort even has its own BLAST! Water park with slides and splash areas galore to help your kids burn off some energy and cool off from the heat.

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit: Nuevo Nayarit, Mexico

If you're looking for an over-the-top resort to book for a family trip, look no further than the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit in Mexico. This ultra-luxe all-inclusive resort has endless amenities for kids including a children's pool, tennis courts, and the Grand Velas Kids Club. Activities in the kids club range from English-Spanish classes to movies, arts and crafts, dodgeball and more. A teen outdoor adventure program also lets the older children enjoy kayak tours, snorkeling trips and other activities with their peers.

Dreams Natura Resort & Spa: Cancun, Mexico

This Hyatt all-inclusive property is located just south of the hotel zone in Cancun, Mexico, and it features a range of amenities that make it ideal for bringing the kids along. It has its own on-site waterpark for starters, but the Dreams property also features an aerial rollercoaster zipline and a range of non-motorized water sports to choose from. The property even offers diving and scuba lessons for families who want to see marine life up close.

Garza Blanca Los Cabos Resort & Spa: Cabo San Lucas, México

Some hotel brands offer larger room options that make it easy for big families and even extended families to stay together, and the Garza Blanca Los Cabos Resort is one of them. This property features suites and residences with up to four bedrooms, but with all the all-inclusive amenities you expect. There are five different dining options at this exclusive hotel, as well as eight swimming pools and a kid's club.

Hilton Vallarta Riviera All-Inclusive Resort: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Hilton Vallarta Riviera All-Inclusive Resort sits along the shores of a private cove with mountain views in the background. This adds to the property's beauty, but what really makes it shine is its family offerings. For example, the resort has an on-site kids club with daily activities, as well as a complimentary activities program for children ages 4 to 12 where kids can participate in face painting, dance classes and more. The resort itself has 444 rooms, two large infinity pools, seven specialty restaurants and its own spa.

Beaches Turks and Caicos: Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

Beaches Turks and Caicos sits on the shores of Grace Bay Beach, which is commonly selected as one of the best beaches in the world. All Beaches stays come with unlimited land and water sports, including scuba diving, kayaking, windsurfing and more. Visitors will even find a Kids Scuba program for little ones interested in the water and marine life. Beaches has its own Kids Camp as well, which includes free nannies during operating hours for children up to the age of 17.

Hotel Xcaret Mexico: Playa del Carmen, México

This all-inclusive property is located in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, which makes it ideal for families who want to leave their resort in order to experience the local culture. Hotel Xcaret Mexico has 900 suites to choose from, and offers activities like paddle boarding and kayaking through the property's inlets, rivers and caves. The on-site Xiquillos Kids Club provides kids a place to escape and play with their friends, and visitors will even find a dedicated family club with pool tables, air hockey and other family games.

Mangrove Beach Corendon All-Inclusive Resort: Curaçao

Curacao is known for its 300 year-old Dutch colonial architecture and its excellent snorkeling and diving opportunities, so it's a destination where you'll want to get off your resort to explore. The Mangrove Beach Corendon All-Inclusive Resort provides the perfect home base since it has its own water park with six slides, as well as four large pools and a certified PADI dive center. Four on-site eateries also give families the chance to try out a variety of cuisines and keep everyone in their crew happy and fed.

Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan: Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas

The family-friendly Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan is located on 7.5 acres with a white sand beach and perfectly swimmable waters. There are also two large pools, and visitors will discover a fully supervised children's program with planned activities throughout the day. Three delectable eateries offer up fresh cuisine for each meal, and the resort also has a coffee bar and a separate lobby bar.

Hilton La Romana, an All-Inclusive Family Resort: La Romana, Dominican Republic

Finally, consider this family-friendly Hilton resort for your next getaway, which has its own kids and teens clubs, a scenic waterpark and six restaurants with no reservations required. The Hilton La Romana family property features six different restaurants to choose from at each meal, and adults can head to the spa or casino at the adjoining property when they want an escape. An on-site PADI dive center is also available at the resort.

Check out this list to discover which family-friendly all-inclusive resort should you visit.

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