The 15 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean for Families

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The purpose of a Caribbean vacation is to get away from daily life's stresses to reset and relax. It can feel nearly impossible to accomplish all of that when you're on a budget and the kids want to do everything. The cost of dining, entertainment, excursions, and activities can add up. The last thing you want to do is think about how much you are spending. Book your stay at one of the best all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean from our recommended list, and you won't have to worry about a thing.

Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean

Hilton Rose Hill Resort Spa Jamaica
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Take your family to an all-inclusive resort for a worry-free vacation that offers all the food, drinks, entertainment, and activities they desire. A family-friendly, all-inclusive resort has something for everyone in your family. However, not every all-inclusive resort is the same. Each all-inclusive resort has its own location, accommodations, dining options, service, and other unique characteristics. You can have a budget-friendly holiday without compromising on quality.

1. Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana, Dominican Republic

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A beautiful tropical getaway with incredible amenities, the Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana all-inclusive resort is on the shores of Juanillo Beach in Cap Cana. The kids will love the kids' clubs and water park. Adults will enjoy the cooking, yoga, and dance classes. Everyone will enjoy unlimited food and drink at the property's 13 venues, non-motorized water sports, and nightly live entertainment.

2. Beaches, Turks & Caicos

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Beaches Turks & Caicos is a sprawling resort located along 12 miles of beach with ten pools and over 20 restaurants. Families will enjoy the 45,000-square-foot Pirate Island water park with a 650-foot lazy river and surfing simulator. Younger children can meet their favorite Sesame Street characters at Camp Sesame while the older kids hang out in the XBOX lounge and teen nightclub. Guests can access a full range of water sports, including PADI® Certified Scuba Diving, land sports, and live entertainment.

3. Hard Rock Hotel Riveria Maya, Mexico

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The Hard Rock Hotel Riveria Maya is about an hour south of Cancun, Mexico. This large resort is divided into two sections: the family-friendly Hacienda and the adult-only Heaven. The Hacienda has all the family activities, like a zero-entry pool, splash pad, waterpark, escape room, laser tag, and bowling alley. Kids ages 4 to 12 can play at the Hard Rock Roxity Kids Club while parents relax and enjoy bottomless cocktails at the adults-only pool. Families can also participate in daily activities like treasure hunts, crafts projects, and pool games.

4. Club Med Punta Cana

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Club Med Punta Cana is a family-friendly, all-inclusive resort on 100 acres of palm-lined beachfront. The resort has three outdoor pools, a kid's club, nightly entertainment, and adult-exclusive Zen spaces. Club Med Punta Cana offers exciting family activities like pancake parties and baking workshops. More than 25 sports and activities include tennis, sailing, kayaking, and the Circus School.

5. Coconut Bay Beach Resort and Spa, St. Lucia

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Coconut Bay Beach Resort is an island paradise located near the south coast of Saint Lucia. With nine restaurants on the property, guests can enjoy unlimited a la carte and buffet dining indoors, outdoors, and oceanside. Families can cool off on the white sand beach, in one of the five pools, or at the Cocoland waterpark. Kids will love the Kidz Klub, where they will play games, take nature walks, visit an animal sanctuary, and learn about the pirates of St. Lucia.

6. Bluefields Bay, Jamaica

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Bluefields Bay has clear waters and stunning views of Jamaica's South Coast. This luxury resort provides an ultra-exclusive experience with 24-hour butler service, a personal chef, and private pool and beach access. Guests can choose from various activities like snorkeling, kayaking, hiking, etc. Families will enjoy up to 9 hours of childcare provided by a professional nanny.

7. Spice Island Beach Resort, Grenada

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The upscale resort of Spice Island is located on a 2-mile stretch of the Grand Anse Beach. This intimate resort becomes a private oasis for families looking to enjoy the spice of life. Explore the Grand Anse Bay while paddleboarding, kayaking, or scuba diving. Kids ages 3 to 12 will make memories at the Nutmeg Pod Activity Center For Kids.

8. Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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A kid's dream come true, the Nickelodeon Hotel & Resorts lets kids hang out with their favorite characters like Spongebob Squarepants and Paw Patrol. Club Nick is a clubhouse for kids ages 4 to 12 with supervised children's activities. Other family-friendly activities include the Aqua Nick water park, character dining, a slime obstacle course, and nightly entertainment.

9. Four Seasons Resort and Residences, Anguilla

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The Four Seasons Anguilla is a five-star, family-friendly, all-inclusive resort located on the northwest side of the 16-mile-long island. Dine at any of the five restaurants, including Cobà, a seafood restaurant combining classic island flavors with international influences. The kids will enjoy splashing in the Bamboo Pool, kayaking on Meads Bay, scavenger hunts, and arts and crafts.

10. Carlisle Bay, Antigua

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Take in the breathtaking views at the luxury all-inclusive Carlisle Bay Resort on the island of Antigua. Dine at one of the four restaurants featuring locally sourced ingredients. The kids' club offers sports, art, and movies for children ages 4 to 12. Plenty of activities are available for families, including boat excursions, live music on Firepit Fridays, zip line tours, and nightly movies in the Screening Room.

11. Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels, Barbados

Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels, Barbados
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Turtle Beach, located on the southern shores of Barbados, is a beautiful option for families. The all-inclusive resort features a fitness center, tennis courts, a splash pad, two pools, and children's activities in the kids club. Restaurants at the resort serve international cuisine and cocktails inspired by island cultures.

12. Sunscape Curaçao, Curaçao

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The Dutch island of Curaçao is known for its stunning beaches and is the perfect place to escape for a fun-filled family vacation. The Unlimited-Fun package includes access to gourmet restaurants, water and land activities for the whole family, and live entertainment. The family can enjoy snorkeling, paddle boarding, kayaking, tennis, and rock climbing. While the kids are having fun at the Explorer's Club, sip on a cocktail poolside before dining at one of the specialty restaurants.

13. Royalton Bavaro Resort, Punta Cana

Royalton Bavaro Resort, Punta Cana
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The Royalton Bavaro Resort is a family-friendly, all-inclusive resort with luxurious accommodations and world-class dining. Kids and teens will enjoy the five swimming pools, lazy river, Flowrider, and recreational activities. Guest will delight their taste buds at one of the many dining venues or indulge in 24-hour room service.

14. Bahia Principe Grand, Jamaica

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Experience the authentic side of Jamaica at the Bahia Principe Grand. It is one of the best all-inclusive resorts for families. Both adults and kids can spend the day at the water park, playing golf, paddleboarding, or relaxing on the beach. The Kids and Teens clubs are perfect for kids to hang out while parents relax.

15. Hilton Rose Hill Resort & Spa, Jamaica

Hilton Rose Hill Resort & Spa, Jamaica
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Located in Montego Bay, Jamaica, the Hilton Rose Hill Resort and Spa has two private beaches and various family-friendly activities. The Hilton Rose Hill boasts one of the largest waterparks in Jamaica, Sugar Mill Falls, complete with a sparkling pool, lazy river, and thrilling waterslides. Guests can select an array of exceptional cuisine at over nine restaurants and bars throughout the property and in-suite dining. Supervised childcare is available for kids ages 4 to 10 at the Kidz Klub, while teens ages 13 to 17 can hang out in the Teen Zone.

Author: Jessica Lieb


Jessica is a travel and lifestyle writer based in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is also a travel agent specializing in family vacations. Jessica started her website, B Honest Media, in 2008 to share her journey of parenting four boys. She now shares her knowledge on family travel, technology for kids, meals for families, and product reviews. Jessica loves helping families find unique and fun ways to connect. She enjoys reading sappy romance novels and going to the movies with her husband when she isn't traveling.