Craving some fun in the sun? An all-inclusive Caribbean vacation may be just what you need! With over 200 all-inclusive resorts spread across 20+ islands in the Caribbean, finding the perfect resort for your family can feel overwhelming. With so many options, there’s something for everyone when it comes to all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean. Below, we share a few of our favorite family-friendly all-inclusive resorts for your next family adventure.
Beaches® Turks & Caicos
Sandals® Resorts’ sister brand of family-friendly vacation destinations offers fun and thrilling adventures for families with children of all ages. Located on Grace Bay (voted the world’s #1 beach by TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards) on the island of Providenciales in Turks and Caicos, this resort features miles of oceanfront property and stunning views of calm, crystal-clear water. Dining at the resort’s 20+ restaurants, premium liquors, and non-alcoholic beverages are included with your stay. Most resort activities are also included with your vacation, from scuba diving gear to tennis equipment. Amenities at this resort are plentiful, with ten pools and a wide range of land and water sports, such as kayaking, paddle boarding, sports courts, windsurfing, and snorkeling.
There are 43 different room types spread across four themed villages, such as France, Italy, and Key West. To enhance your trip, consider booking a Butler Elite suite, which includes dedicated butler service throughout your stay.
The Pirates Island Water Park is also a favorite for kids and adults of all ages. Water park access is included with your vacation and features waterslides, splash areas, and an extensive lazy river. There are also fun eateries and a swim-up bar, so you could spend an entire day splishing and splashing. Kids will also love interacting with their favorite Sesame Street characters like Cookie Monster, Abby, Elmo, and Big Bird through various activities and experiences, like character parades, stage shows, and interactive activities.
Dreams Aventuras is the only seven-story building on the Mayan Riviera and offers stunning views. This all-inclusive resort is located in Riviera Maya, Mexico, and includes unlimited dining, drinks, and 24-hour room service. Dreams Aventuras is ideal for families with multiple children, with over 300 rooms accommodating families of five or six guests. Located in the heart of ancient Mayan culture on the Yucatan Peninsula, explore nearby Mayan ruins at Tulum and other local attractions. Daily activities at the resort include beach movies, themed nights, bicycle rentals, volleyball, crafting classes, and more. Kids have their own place to play at the Explorer’s Club, available for children ages 3 to 12. The Explorer’s Club includes video treasure hunts, a Mayan-themed rock climbing wall, and much more. Teens can spend evenings at the Core Zone Teens Club, open daily between 2 pm and 10 pm. There, teens can enjoy indoor sports, video games, weekly bonfires, and more.
Hard Rock Hotel Cancun
This lively all-inclusive resort in Cancun, Mexico, will have you living the rock-star life. As with all Hard Rock venues, music memorabilia is displayed throughout the resort. There are also many ways music lovers can live out their rock star dreams with the Music Lab, which is available for guests 12 and over. At the lab, you’re invited to pick up an instrument (even if you haven’t played it before), rehearse with fellow bandmates, get feedback from a music industry expert, and perform in front of a live audience. You can even record an EDM-style track or create your own music video. For a true rock star experience, book a Rock Star Suite, a spacious two-bedroom villa just over 2,500 square feet.
Children ages 4 to 12 will love the Kids Club, which features a kid pool and water slide, a trampoline, a video game room, and a mini-movie theater. The separate Hard Rock Roxity Kids Club™ is a drop-off childcare facility that provides daily activities like arts and crafts, talent shows, and pool parties.
Moon Palace® Jamaica
Located in the Ocho Rios region of Jamaica’s north coast, Moon Palace offers world-class amenities for everyone in the family. The resort has over 700 rooms, many of which are beachfront or have private patios. The resort ensures kids feel welcome with special kid-friendly amenities like bathrobes, no-tear soap, and a basket of beach toys in all Family Suite-level rooms. The resort features four pools, a separate kid’s pool, and a FlowRider Double Wave Surf Simulator. The resort also offers a host of off-site excursions so you can explore local attractions like Dunn’s River Falls, dolphin swimming experiences, snorkeling, and sunset cruises. Children 4 to 12 can participate in interactive activities and play in the huge indoor playground at the Playroom Kids Club.
Nickelodeon Resort—Punta Cana
What says family-friendly better than a resort featuring everyone’s favorite Nickelodeon characters like SpongeBob Squarepants and the Paw Patrol? Family friendliness is at the heart of this resort, located in the Dominican Republic. The resort has spacious accommodations and many room options, from swim-up suites to Nickelodeon-themed villas, all designed for families and sleep up to six guests. Included with your stay are all dining, drinks, cocktails, mocktails, and a wide range of fun smoothies and shakes for kids and the young at heart.
The resort’s iconic accommodation is the Pineapple Villa, a larger-than-life, two-story golden pineapple modeled after Spongebob Squarepants’ home under the sea. This two-bedroom, three-bath Super Villa has butler services and many other amenities.
You’re sure to spend much of your time at Nickelodeon Place, the central hub of all things Nickelodeon at the resort. There, you’ll experience daily sliming, character experiences, a water playground (called the AquaNick), and much more. Enjoy character experiences with Nickelodeon friends like Dora the Explorer, the Paw Patrol, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Blue from Blue’s Clues, Spongebob Squarepants, and more.
The resort wants everyone to feel comfortable, so they offer a wide range of amenities even when traveling with infants and toddlers. The resort provides strollers, pack-n-plays or cribs, baby bathtubs, bottle warmers, and baby monitors upon request.
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There are many options for booking an all-inclusive family vacation in the Caribbean. Let our team at Wishing On a Star Travel handle the travel planning for you! We’ll guide you through our accommodations and resort recommendations based on your desires and your family’s interests to find the perfect resort for you. Plus, most of our services are free to you! Get a quote for your trip here to get started.