22 All-Inclusive Resorts for Big Families

Family enjoying the beach in Punta Cana. (photo courtesy of RIU Hotels & Resorts) (Riu Hotels & Resorts)
Holly Johnson
by Holly Johnson
Last updated: 9:00 PM ET, Sat May 14, 2022

All-Inclusive Resorts for Big Families

All-inclusive resorts are perfect for families of all sizes since they include all your food, drinks and fun for a single nightly rate. These properties can also be a huge relief for parents of picky eaters, as well as moms and dads who don't want to cook or clean on vacation. I mean, who doesn't want to spend their PTO days drinking and dining without doing any of the work?

That said, many all-inclusive resorts only offer rooms that sleep up to four, and that can be a problem for parents with three or more kids or any group who wants extra space to spread out. Regular rooms with two double beds don't always work for parents of teens and tweens especially, since there may not be extra space for lounging or having personal time.

If you're on the hunt for an all-inclusive property for your next vacation and you have a small army of children, it helps to know which resorts offer room options that sleep five or more. With that in mind, we did some digging to find all-inclusive properties with huge rooms and suites, including options with multiple bedrooms, separate living areas and their own private pools.

Some of the best all-inclusive resorts for big families include the Royalton Bavaro Beach Punta Cana, the Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Cancun, Beaches Turks & Caicos and Bluefields Bay Villas, but we were able to highlight 22 awesome resorts for large families in this guide.

Royalton Bavaro Beach Punta Cana: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

This family-friendly all-inclusive resort is perfect for travelers of all ages, or at least for those who are young at heart. Visitors who settle on the Royalton Bavaro Beach Punta Cana for their next vacation will find a big and beautiful white sand beach, a 1,200-foot-long lazy river, three swimming pools, eight restaurants (plus a food truck) and nine separate bars. Big families can also book suites with up to four bedrooms, which can sleep up to 12 guests.

Hyatt Ziva Cancun: Cancun, México

Guests who want to relax and unwind without feeling nickeled and dimed can consider the all-inclusive Hyatt Ziva Cancun as well. This property is surrounded on three sides by the Caribbean Sea, and it has huge pools and expansive dining and entertainment options at 17 restaurants, lounges and bars. Families who want space can book the Club Two Bedroom Ocean Front Suite, which accommodates up to six guests and has its own private hot tub.

Azul Beach Resort: Negril, Jamaica

Located along the shores of the famous Seven Mile Beach in Negril, Jamaica, Azul Beach Resort offers access to one of the calmest, most stunning beaches in the Caribbean along with rooms and suites that work well for larger families. Options include a suite option that spans two stories with two separate bedrooms and sleeping space for up to eight. Parents who want a break will also love the resort's supervised children's club, which keeps kids entertained with crafts and games so parents can enjoy some peace and quiet.

Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Cancun: Cancun, México

At Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Cancun, a newer all-inclusive resort from Tafer Hotels & Resorts that opened at the end of 2021, families can book giant suites and residences that can help them feel at home while on vacation. Options include suites up to two bedrooms with over 1,800 square feet and a Three Bedroom Penthouse Loft with three bedrooms, five bathrooms, and more than 4,800 square feet of space. Visitors can even book a Four Bedroom Penthouse Loft with four bedrooms, six bathrooms and actual sleeping space for up to 12 guests.

Landings Resort and Spa, St. Lucia

Whether you're heading to St. Lucia to snorkel the clear turquoise waters or you have always dreamed of seeing the island's famous Pitons, consider staying at the Landings Resort and Spa if you have kids in tow. This all-inclusive property offers family-friendly suites with up to three bedrooms, which include up to 2,300 square feet of interior space. Families also get unlimited use of kayaks, paddleboards and snorkeling gear, and a supervised kid's club can keep little ones happy and entertained for hours.

Dreams Sapphire Resort & Spa: Cancun, México

This all-inclusive resort, which is part of the World of Hyatt program, is located near ancient Maya ruins on the beach with stunning ocean views in every direction. The hotels' Family Junior Suites are also perfect for families since they are made up of two connecting Junior Suites with one king bed, two double beds and two separate bathrooms.

C Lazy U Ranch: Colorado

C Lazy U Ranch is a Colorado dude ranch that sits on 8,500 acres of land northwest of Denver. This all-inclusive resort is the ultimate Rocky Mountain retreat for families who love activities like fly fishing, swimming, tennis, mountain biking, hiking, hunting, yoga and archery. Cabins with one to three bedrooms are available, and the biggest lodging options sleep up to eight people. There are even rooms with twin beds and bunk beds, which are perfect for families with children.

Beaches Turks & Caicos: Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

Beaches Turks & Caicos is located on the shores of Grace Bay Beach, which was recently named the best beach in the world. Room options for big families abound, including villas and residences with up to four bedrooms and multiple bathrooms. For example, their Key West Ocean View Three Bedroom Butler Villa sleeps up to eight guests and features an enormous living room, a kitchen and multiple outdoor spaces. This resort is also home to 21 different restaurants, so everyone in the family will find something they enjoy.

Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya: Tulum, México

At the Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya all-inclusive resort, every suite at the property sleeps up to five people with two separate bathrooms and access to a swim-up pool. This resort also has its own six-acre waterpark, which includes 2,000-square-feet of slides. Visitors who love the water can also discover over 1,800-square-feet of river rides, an activity pool, a Bikini Bottom-themed beach and plenty of interactive games.

Bluefields Bay Villas: Bluefields, Jamaica

Bluefield Bay Villas is a luxury all-inclusive resort in Jamaica that boasts private villas with up to six bedrooms and six bathrooms available. Meals are prepared by an expert chef, nanny service is included, and every villa has access to the beach and its own private pool. Despite being a boutique property with less than ten villas available, Bluefields Bay Villas offers endless activities for families including stand-up paddleboarding, snorkeling, kayaking, tennis and more.

Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa: Puerto Vallarta, México

Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa is a luxury-all-inclusive resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico that boasts unbelievable ocean views with a superb location on Banderas Bay. This resort is also ideal for big families since guests can book suites with anywhere from one to three bedrooms, each of which has their own private kitchen plus a washer and dryer. The suites at this property are also incredibly roomy. For example, their Three Bedroom Panorama Suite comes with four bathrooms, a full kitchen and more than 4,200 square feet of living space.

Royalton Grenada: Grenada

Visiting the "spice island" of Grenada is always a special treat, yet a stay at the all-inclusive Royalton Grenada can make any stay considerably more convenient. This property, which is now part of the Marriott Bonvoy program, offers all-inclusive luxury with huge pools and 13 restaurants and bars on-site. Families with kids can choose from several large room options that let them spread out, including roomy suites with up to four bedrooms.

Woodloch Resort: Hawley, Pennsylvania

This all-inclusive family resort is perfect for those who don't want to leave the United States, as well as those who haven't gotten their passports yet. Located in the Poconos Mountains, Woodloch Resort offers two-bedroom suites with two-meal or three-meal all-inclusive plans, as well as vacation rental properties with five bedrooms and sleeping space for up to 12 guests. This unique all-inclusive resort also offers fun family activities like archery classes, bingo, bakery wars, scavenger hunts and hiking.

Villa La Valencia Beach Resort & Spa: Los Cabos, México

Located along the beach in Los Cabos, Mexico, Villa La Valencia Beach Resort & Spa is an all-inclusive luxury resort with several room options that could suit large families. This includes their Four Bedroom Oceanfront Suite, which sleeps 12 and has king-sized beds, six bathrooms, a full kitchen, a huge living room and its own laundry station. The resort also has a 1,148-foot lazy river, multiple tropical pools and a fun kid's club run by fully-trained staff.

Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa: Jamaica

Jamaica's Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa is perfect for families, couples and groups of friends who want to enjoy the beauty of the ocean in an all-inclusive atmosphere. Visitors can also book roomy lodging options at this property, which can sleep up to eight guests. For example, the property's Signature Residence boasts three bedrooms, a private infinity pool, two bathrooms, a living room and luxury upgrades galore.

Velas Vallarta: Puerto Vallarta, México

Velas Vallarta, which is part of the Velas Resorts brand, is a luxury all-inclusive resort that is situated along the emerald waters of Banderas Bay in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. This elegant property has a supervised kids club for kids under the age of 13, where they can participate in activities like mini mariachi and sand sculpture. There are several huge family suites available as well, including suites with two or three bedrooms, private kitchens and living areas and a separate space for dining.

Dreams Onyx Resort & Spa: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Located next to the beach in beautiful Punta Cana, Dreams Onyx Resort & Spa is perfect for families with little ones all the way up to tweens and teens. The property's Two Bedroom Family Suite accommodates up to 10 people (five adults and five children) and includes one master bedroom with a king bed, a living room with two sofas and a second bedroom with two queen beds. There are also three bathrooms in the suite, which makes it ideal for families with older kids. To keep everyone busy, Dreams Onyx Resort & Spa also offers a new Jungle Waterpark with four waterslides and a lazy river, a Core Zone Teen's Club and a new Explorer's Club for kids.

Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos: Los Cabos, México

It's fairly rare to find all-inclusive resorts that offer suites with multiple bedrooms, yet this family-friendly property offers exactly that. The Ocean View Two Bedroom Master Suite and Ocean Front Two Bedroom Grand Master Suite King at the Hyatt Ziva Los Cabos have room for up to six guests, with each room type having two king beds, a sofa bed and two and a half baths. This resort also offers unique dining options at seven different restaurants, its own Zen Spa, a magnificent beachfront and several enormous pools.

Vista Encantada Resort Spa & Residences: Los Cabos, México

The Vista Encantada Resort Spa & Residences offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, as well as an all-inclusive resort experience everyone in your crew will enjoy. This property has huge pools, an on-site spa and dining options galore. Guests can also book suites and residences with up to four bedrooms. For example, their Three Bedroom Vista Residence sleeps up to eight and has three bathrooms and a private terrace with a plunge pool.

Melia Caribe Beach Resort: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Melia Caribe Beach Resort is a budget-friendly all-inclusive property in the Dominican Republic that is perfect for families with kids. There are two-bedroom suites with a kitchen available, yet families can also book family suites with bunk beds for the kids. The resort itself also has plenty to keep everyone busy, including a waterpark for kids and a supervised kids club. Activities offered on-site include pool parties, water volleyball, treasure hunts, pirate parties and more.

Paradisus Playa del Carmen: Riviera Maya, México

Paradisus Playa del Carmen is a popular all-inclusive resort for families due to its endless on-site activities and its large spaces for travelers with kids. For example, visitors can book a Reserve One-Bedroom Deluxe Suite with two plush double beds and a sofa sleeper, along with its own kitchenette. A PlayStation®, Nintendo Wii or Xbox 360 can even be sent to your room upon request, and the property has several sparkling pools and 22 restaurants and bars.

Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

The Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa sits on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic next to Bavaro Beach, and it offers amenities like a mini club for kids and a baby club, eight a la carte restaurants, 25 bars and six freshwater pools. Guests who visit can book two interconnecting rooms made up of a Loft Suite and a Deluxe Room, which would give them two floors of space, two bedrooms and three bathrooms in total. This connecting suite option sleeps up to four adults and three children or three adults and four children.

These all-inclusive hotels are perfect for anyone with a large family.

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