These fun-filled Caribbean all-inclusive family resorts are tropical playgrounds with endless activities for the best family beach getaway
If you’re dreaming of a sunny family beach getaway, you’re not alone. Families and multigenerational groups are looking forward to gathering and making memories together this year. Beach vacations are one of the most sought-after types of family trips.
Finding a place that everyone will enjoy and planning the trip are two of the biggest challenges, however. That’s why all-inclusive resorts are often a preferred choice for family travelers. Vacations at Caribbean all-inclusive family resorts are a cinch to plan, and the properties offer a hassle-free home base for family groups.
Some of the many advantages of choosing an all-inclusive resort include:
- Easy planning and up-front budgeting
- Cost-effective value
- Stress-free convenience
- Great attractions, entertainment, and activities for all ages and interests
- Unlimited dining and drinks
- Freedom to have fun together and apart
Rates at all-inclusive resorts generally cover accommodations, meals, and snacks, drinks, activities, and entertainment. Select properties also include airport transfers and other perks.
Caribbean All-Inclusive Family Resorts
The Caribbean islands are home to outstanding family-friendly all-inclusive resorts offering superb accommodations, excellent dining options, and a broad array of attractions for adults and kids. We’ve surveyed the market to identify the top Caribbean all-inclusive family resorts with something for everyone. Check out these four incredible properties:
BEACHES TURKS & CAICOS – TURKS & CAICOS
One of the best Caribbean all-inclusive family resorts is located in the resplendent Turks & Caicos. Families will make treasured memories while enjoying the fantastic on-site amenities at award-winning Beaches Turks & Caicos. Set on a magnificent 12-mile beach, this exceptional luxury all-inclusive property features the 45,000-square-foot Pirates Island Water Park, 10 pools, an Xbox Play Lounge, a teen disco and non-stop entertainment. In addition, there are a wide variety of unlimited land and water sports, including complimentary daily scuba diving for certified divers. Adults and kids can be as relaxed or active as they wish in this tropical paradise. Playing together on the sugar-white sands of world-famous Grace Bay Beach is always a highlight.
Beaches Turks & Caicos features five unique villages with varying architectural styles, including Italian, French, and Caribbean. Over 750 spacious rooms, suites, and multi-bedroom villas accommodating up to 14 guests are located throughout the 95-acre property. Families can choose from 21 included restaurants, and immersive kids’ camps are available for tiny infants through teens. Through Beaches Resorts’ exclusive partnership with Sesame Street, kids can enjoy fun-filled themed activities and special Sesame Street character appearances.
The best family vacations include plenty of opportunities for fun, both together and apart. While Beaches Turks & Caicos offers a wealth of activities for kids and teens, parents and grandparents will also have an amazing time at the resort. Adults can take fitness classes, go shopping at the resort’s retail village, enjoy their favorite drinks at over a dozen bars, and get pampered at the outstanding Red Lane Spa. Spa treatments and off-property excursions through Beaches’ partner Island Routes are available for an additional charge.
COCONUT BAY BEACH RESORT & SPA – ST. LUCIA
Multigenerational groups can have the best of both worlds at this Caribbean all-inclusive family resort. The 85-acre property’s unique “Two Worlds In One” design features the family-friendly Splash wing for those traveling with kids and an adult-only Harmony wing for family members vacationing without children. Harmony’s oceanfront oasis provides a tranquil retreat complete with two pools, hammocks and loungers, a tiki bar, and the Sanctuary Spa.
Coconut Bay Beach Resort’s Splash wing is home to the CocoLand Waterpark, St. Lucia’s largest water park. Grown-ups and kids will have fun together floating along the lazy river, zipping down the waterslides, and playing in the property’s multiple pools. The resort features a mile-long beach, five pools, sports and fitness offerings, an extensive array of included water sports and activities, and an enriching seasonal Turtle Scouts program. The 50,000-square-foot CocoLand Kidz Club welcomes infants to 12-year-olds, providing daily activity programs, supervised care, fun-filled attractions, and family events. The resort’s new Teen Club has a games room plus other amenities. Spa treatments, excursions, paintball, kitesurfing, and windsurfing are offered for an additional fee.
Families can choose from a variety of rooms and suites at this award-winning Caribbean all-inclusive resort. Accommodations in the Splash wing are designed with families in mind, with two-bedroom connecting rooms that sleep up to six guests. Special rates are available when booking five rooms or more, and additional perks are available for larger reunion groups. Coconut Bay’s nine restaurants offer a range of menus and dining options to keep everyone happy on a family beach getaway, with unlimited food and drinks included.
NICKELODEON HOTELS & RESORTS PUNTA CANA – DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Kids have numerous opportunities to meet their favorite Nickelodeon characters at Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana, one of the top Caribbean all-inclusive family resorts. Set on the golden sands of Uvero Alto beach, this all-inclusive resort was designed specifically for a spectacular family beach getaway. Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana features 460 suites in multiple styles, including some with swim-up features. Large families and multigenerational groups may want to opt for two-bedroom Pool Super Villas, spacious swim-up suites, or The Pineapple SpongeBob-themed villa. The resort provides complimentary essentials for babies and tots, including baby food, strollers, cribs, bottle warmers and sterilizers, changing tables, baby monitors, bathtubs, and more.
Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana is loaded with included amenities such as nine restaurants, multiple bars, 24-hour room service, four pools, tennis courts, a fitness center, sports and entertainment, and the Nickelodeon Place complex. This fun-filled central hub is home to Plaza Orange for family entertainment, Character Central and Club Nick – offering daily activities for kids ages 4-12. Kids will love getting slimed and meeting beloved characters like SpongeBob SquarePants and many more. All guests have complimentary unlimited access to the resort’s Aqua Nick water park featuring a lazy river, winding water slides, splash pads, and other exciting attractions.
The resort also offers cocktail parties for adults, beach parties, special events, and other fun activities. The property’s Vassa Spa features well-equipped treatment suites and al-fresco areas, and a wide variety of spa offerings are available at an additional charge.
SPICE ISLAND BEACH RESORT – GRENADA
Located on one of the Caribbean’s most breathtaking beaches, the AAA Five Diamond Spice Island Beach Resort provides an idyllic all-inclusive family beach getaway for families and multigenerational groups. This luxurious family-owned and operated property features 64 spacious villa-style suites, some with private pools. Most suites feature a full-size sofa bed. Thirty-four suites are located directly on the silky sands of Grand Anse Beach, making picture-perfect sandcastle building just steps away.
The award-winning Spice Island Beach Resort features two beachfront restaurants, a pool and swim-up jacuzzi, a fitness center, a dive operation, boutiques, tennis courts, and a superb spa. Rates include beautifully-appointed accommodations, gourmet meals, premium drinks, Wi-Fi, and an extensive array of activities and amenities. Families can make lifelong memories together while bicycling, kayaking, snorkeling, sailing, paddle boarding, playing in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea, or simply lounging by the pool. Babysitting, scuba diving, spa treatments, and yoga classes are offered at an added cost.
Children will have fun at The Nutmeg Pod, a free supervised activity center offering full-day programs for children aged 3 to 12. While the kids are being entertained, adults can get pampered at the resort’s Janissa Spa or play golf at the nine-hole Grenada Golf Club, where resort guests enjoy complimentary green fees. Evening entertainment includes reggae and calypso music, dance combos, and a live steel drum band.
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By Nancy Schretter, Contributing Editor
Header Photo Courtesy of Beaches Resorts