All-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean are very much popular with families who love beautiful beaches, fun water sports, and children’s programs. Here are the suggestions for the best family friendly all inclusive resorts Caribbean.
1. Club Med Punta Cana,Dominican Republic
Club Med Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic has a great atmosphere and excellent programs for children. Baby Club Med carries babies from 4 months to less than two years; Petit Club Med is for two-year-olds and three-year-olds. And, Mini Club Med has dedicated areas for different age groups.
Most of the time, the kids are outside doing fun activities or enjoying a large playground and kiddy pool next to the kids’ club. Older kids can work with their trapeze skills, or train for a mini club show that takes place each week with costumes, lights, and sound. Where you won’t find children is in a room with video games.
Meanwhile, tweens and teens can head over to the Password area which is exclusively for two age groups: 11-13 and 14-17. And of course,
there are plenty of activities for adults too.
Club Med is a unique brand of all-inclusive resorts, mainly due to its “GOs”. This and other exclusive Club Med features are what put this resort on our list.
2. Franklyn D. Resort, Jamaica
Jamaica is an island known for its all-inclusive resorts for families, and they all offer kids clubs, water sports, kids meals. But Franklyn D. Resort takes an “all-inclusive” giant step: each family has their own “vacation babysitter” during their stay.
Many families request the same babysitter year after year. You will play with your child, take her to the kids club or arts and crafts center, or other activities. Or if you prefer, she will hang out with you and watch the little kids in the pool while you relax, and so on.
Other features at Franklyn D. Resort include spacious suites, a kids’ club, a 100-foot waterslide, water sports, and scuba diving for ages 10 and up (for an additional fee).
3. Negril beaches, Jamaica
In addition to the beach Boscobel, one of the beaches has an all-encompassing resort in Jamaica. Beaches Negril has 1,400 feet of shoreline on the famous seven-mile Negril Beach, on the west side of Jamaica. The trip from Montego Bay airport is 81 kilometers, which takes about an hour on a new highway. (Or families can take a small plane).
Beaches Negril has many features expected from the Beaches brand: children’s programs for many age groups, including child care; live activities and shows featuring Sesame Street characters; cool programs for tweens and teens; state-of-the-art games center and all-inclusive diving for ages 10 and up; butler service (with select suites); and more.
(There was another resort in the Negril area east of the beach, Beach Sandy Bay, a “standard” option in Beach Negril with low prices and guest facilities). This property is no longer a Beach resort.)
4. Turks and Caicos Beaches
Turks and Caicos Beaches is a family resort brand that is part of the Sandals all-inclusive resort company. The Beaches complex in the Turks and Caicos Islands is a popular spot and is often crowded even in summer.
Visitors are drawn by the white sand beach and turquoise sea with coral reefs, as well as the nursery and children’s programs; the Pirate’s Island Children’s Center with a giant pirate ship and water slides; and by Beaches’ association with Sesame Street. Cookie Monster and her friends are on-site to meet and greet, live shows, and special activities.
Other features include a state-of-the-art play center and (included) 10+ diving. Add five pools, nine restaurants and a European spa and if that’s not enough you can sign up for butler services.
The Turks and Caicos, however, are a group of small islands between Florida and Puerto Rico.
5. Sunscape Curacao Resort
First, the Sunscape Curacao Resort is located on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao, a 2-1/2-hour flight from Miami (and outside the hurricane zone).
Second, the resort has an excellent location on the island, with a sheltered beach and snorkeling available offshore. The location is also 15 minutes from the colorful historic city of Willemstad, which is a UN World Heritage site. (Imagine an Amsterdam canal street painted with your children’s pastel crayons.)
6. Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Punta Cana
The Hard Rock resort opened as the first all-inclusive resort in the Hard Rock hotel chain, featuring 121 acres, fifteen pools, a lazy river, kids’ club, concierge level, available villas and suites, and much more. Also, of course, rock and roll.
7. Coconut Bay Resort, Saint Lucia
Coconut Bay Resort & Spa is an all-inclusive resort in Saint Lucia with three advantages for families:
Water park area has two slides and a lazy river
Cocoland kids club, with a large play area that includes a water play area.
Saint Lucia is located in the eastern Caribbean. Visitors from the US often travel through Miami, which is about a 3-hour flight from St. Lucia. Direct flights also depart from various cities in the northeast of the US Many tourists also visit from the UK.
St. Lucia is known for its natural beauty and especially for the two peaks of Pitton in the southwest. The island has jungle and afforestation; The sea has a coral reef.
The Coconut Bay Resort & Spa is 85 acres, including a private pool for adults and a lounge area next to the spa. Another advantage for families is the resort’s location, just five minutes from Hewanorra International Airport (UVF), in the southeastern part of the island.
8. Meliá Caribe Tropical, Dominican Republic
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This is an all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean. The resort is located on the beautiful Bavaro Beach in the Punta Cana region of the Dominican Republic, where the white sand beach extends miles in each direction from the property
Family-friendly features include suites that can accommodate a family of five and Flintstones for kids. A children’s club has programs for three age groups, including a baby rock club. Fun on the property includes a trampoline, zip line, and inflatable waterslide.
Guests who want additional pampering at the Meliá Caribe Tropical can sign up for Royal Service, which offers special services such as a pillow menu and access to private beach and pool areas.
9. Ocho Rios Beaches, Jamaica
The beach is located on the north coast of Jamaica, near the Boscobel Resort and the golf club Ocho Rios. The beach area is small but the resort has a large pool, a plastic kiddie pool, and a water park on Pirates Island. Golfers prefer all-inclusive greens fees to a nearby course and the resort offers golf programs and clinics for kids
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Beach Boscobel also provides all the features of the Beach brand, including programs for children of many age groups, including infants; Activities and live shows featuring Sesame Street characters; Great teen and tween program; state-of-the-art gaming center; all-included scuba for ages 10 and up; and more. Butler service is available with certain suites.
The beach is a one and half an hour to two-hour drive from Boscobel Montego Bay Airport.
10. Meliá Nassau Beach Resort, Bahamas
This all-inclusive family-friendly resort located on stunning Cable Beach completed a $ 19 million renovation in 2017. The 694-guest room resort has been completely transformed, including 102 rooms that are part of THE LEVEL, Meliá Hotels & Resorts’ improved service concept.
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Kids have their own vacation at the Kids Club with indoor and outdoor activities, games, and experiences. There is a huge range of activities and entertainment, including live music enjoyed by all ages. In addition to the three resort pools and Lush Gardens, there is a 24-hour fitness center that provides state-of-the-art equipment.
11. Dreams Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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This all-inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic is part of the Dreams brand that owns property between Mexico and the DR. Dreams is part of AMResorts, it also has the Secrets brand for couples.
Dreams Punta Cana has a beautiful beach that stretches for miles on both sides and is great for long walks or making a sandcastle. However the location of the resort is further towards the north (Atlantic) coast of the island, and depending on the weather the seas can be very rough for swimming.
Meanwhile, the resort has a very long meandering pool that visitors love. Another pool is located at the Kids Explorers Club, which has activities for kids ages 3 to 12 and has fun on-site such as pirate ships, castles, theaters, snack areas, and waterslide. Teens can head to the Core Zone teen center.
Dreams Punta Cana has several restaurants, and guests don’t need to book in advance (which is sometimes a hassle at all-inclusive resorts).
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