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Caribbean: the best all-inclusives for families in 2024

To the point Explore our selection of the best all-inclusive hotels for a family vacation in the Caribbean sunshine.

Would you like to take your family on vacation with complete peace of mind? All-inclusive holidays are the ideal solution for you. Discover our selection of the best all-inclusive hotels to visit with your family for a successful vacation you won’t soon forget!

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The best all-inclusives for families - Cuba

Meliá Jardines del Rey, Cayo Coco

Located on the picturesque island of Cayo Coco island, the Meliá Jardines del Rey is an ideal destination for families searching for relaxation and fun. The complex offers spacious family rooms with breathtaking views of the sea or tropical gardens. Child-friendly pools provide a safe space for the youngest to enjoy themselves in complete peace of mind. The kids’ club organizes various supervised activities, from creative games to educational excursions.

Family activities include non-motorized water sports, nightly shows featuring local artists, and themed evenings to entertain the whole family. The on-site restaurants offer a variety of cuisine to suit palates young and old.

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Iberostar Selection Varadero

Nestled along the magnificent Varadero beach, the Iberostar Selection Varadero is an all-inclusive resort renowned for its friendly atmosphere. Spacious family rooms offer every comfort, while child-friendly pools and water parks guarantee hours of fun under the Cuban sun.

Children can take part in activities organized by the kids’ and teens’ clubs, while parents can relax at the spa or take part in sporting activities. Family dining options abound, with a variety of buffets and à la carte restaurants to satisfy every member of the family.

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Paradisus Rio de Oro Resort & Spa, Holguín

For a luxurious, family-friendly vacation experience, the Paradisus Rio de Oro Resort & Spa in Guardalavaca near Holguín is an exceptional choice. Family rooms offer panoramic ocean views, creating an idyllic setting for an unforgettable vacation. Family pools invite you to relax, while non-motorized water sports are included for the whole family.

The kids’ club organizes fun activities, from interactive games to art workshops. Family activities include exciting excursions, Cuban dance classes and themed evenings. The on-site restaurants offer refined cuisine, with menus adapted to children’s tastes.

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The best all-inclusives for families - Mexico

Hotel XCaret Mexico, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

One of the most popular all-inclusive since its inception in 2017 is the Xcaret Mexico hotel in Playa del Carmen. Whichever room you choose, you and your family will be comfortable for the duration of your stay. What we love about the Xcaret project is the resort’s festive atmosphere, tropical decor and many signature activities.

You’ll find experiences to suit all tastes among the activities on offer. For example, you can take a day to explore Xplore, a zip-line park that promises an adrenalin-filled adventure. You can also take it easy in the magnificent cenotes, underground formations where you can swim in crystal-clear waters. And that’s not counting the X Caret Underground, a 600-metre river that plunges you into the very heart of the Mexican wilderness. Many other activities await families on the site!

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Sandos Caracol Eco Resort Mexico, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Are you a parent who likes to take your children on vacation? Sandos Caracol invites you to an energetic family vacation! Discover the green and colourful nature typical of Playa del Carmen through your various activities. From waterslide parks to the intimate nooks and crannies of the surrounding rainforest, you can enjoy the resort’s eco-friendly approach.

While adults will enjoy the outdoor whirlpools and varied gourmet menus, children will find an impressive source of play areas and eco-friendly activities. There’s something for everyone!

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Royal Solaris, Los Cabos

Although Los Cabos is considered a luxury destination, the all-inclusive Royal Solaris is an affordable family destination. Located on the edge of Baja California, it promises an upscale setting in which to enjoy a myriad of activities for parents and their children of all ages.

Spend your days outdoors in the many pools, or go on an adventurous diving trip. For water sports enthusiasts: you’ll be happy to know that you can surf, paddleboard, kayak and more.

The rooms offer a range of amenities, including a cot on request. What you’ll really like here, however, are the children’s areas, where you can have fun with your little ones in safe, entertaining surroundings!

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The best all-inclusives for families - Dominican Republic

Club Med Punta Cana

Well known for its dynamic all-inclusive packages, Club Med offers an unforgettable family holiday at its Punta Cana resort. You’ll be delighted to know that, as in all Club Med resorts, children under 4 stay free.

Access vast white-sand beaches, circus-inspired aerial activities, and so much more. For early risers: enjoy a breathtaking view of the sunrise as you enjoy your breakfast.

Make this sunny destination a place where you can create lasting memories with young and old alike.

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Nickelodeon Hotel and Resorts All Inclusive, Punta Cana

Themed after the great Nickelodeon characters, such as the famous Sponge Bob, this new all-inclusive in the Dominican Republic offers a beautiful experience for families. Especially for families with young children.

Located in Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, this all-inclusive Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana hotel offers you a magical experience. Every one of your activities, from swimming to children’s amusement parks, is designed to entertain young and old alike.

And what about the resort’s water park! Lively activities take place from morning to night. In fact, this park is one of the largest all-inclusive water parks in the country. And that’s not counting the site’s 9 swimming pools, which offer a new landscape every time you take a dip. It’s no coincidence that this is one of the highest-rated resorts today. On the menu: fun, laughter, entertainment and gastronomy.

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Grand Sirenis Beach Resort Casino and Aquagames, Punta Cana

Looking for a family-friendly all-inclusive that combines activities for you and your children? Here’s the best of both worlds. The Grand Sirenis Cocotal Beach Resort offers a myriad of possibilities, including a morning at the spa and beauty center, an afternoon diving and an evening at one of the many restaurants with lively live entertainment. To round things off, the casino awaits you, offering a variety of games and a highly rhythmic atmosphere.

Also on site is Sirenis Aquagames, a 12,000 m2 water fun park! Tubing slides, pools and ponds for the little ones, long, comfortable chairs for lounging in the sun: these are just some of the amenities that will make it the attraction of the day for the whole family.

Dreams Punta Cana Resort and Spa, Punta Cana

Do you want to be 100% sure that your children or teenagers will enjoy it? Put Dreams Royal Beach Punta Cana on your list of destinations. As well as appealing to parents with its centers, spas and varied activities, the resort has its own clubs exclusively for children aged 3 to 12 and 13 to 17.

For those who dream of sunbathing: the resort is bordered by a giant swimming pool, as well as a pirate ship-style pool for children. For meals, head for one of the 6 international restaurants, depending on your mood.

Because the Dreams Punta Cana is a family-run all-inclusive, you’ll find plenty of amenities both on-site and in your room. The promise of this complex: a hassle-free week’s vacation in the south with your family!

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The best all-inclusives for families - Other destinations

Jewel Runaway Bay, Montego Bay, Jamaica

An enchanting site, lush green spaces, a golf course, all just a stone’s throw from a themed water park inspired by the mystical pirates of Jamaica‘s coastline? Jewel Paradise Cove Beach in Montego Bay says yes to all this and more. One thing’s for sure: once you’ve entered this family-run all-inclusive, you’ll never want to leave!

Discover relaxation areas like the Radiant Spa and pergolas lined with gauzy white curtains. Or stretch out on the beach, where the panorama is simply breathtaking. We love this resort for its intimate rooms, nine restaurants where you can enjoy jerk cuisine, and many attractions.

In fact, the site is just a few minutes from the famous Green Grotto Cave and Puerto Seco beach.

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Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort Villages and Spa, Turks and Caicos Islands

Do you and your family like to swim, play and enjoy world cuisine? You’ll find everything you need at Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort Villages and Spa, located in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Forget your daily routine for the duration of your stay and dip in one of the site’s many pools, including a river to tube down.

The pirate-themed children’s play area features modules your little ones won’t want to leave! A waterslide park adjacent to the facility awaits you, as well as a wave simulator for surfers at heart.

To round off your day, the site offers over 21 different restaurants. Thai, French, Mexican, Italian, Vietnamese: these are just some of the cuisines you’ll be able to savor in invitingly themed settings. Parents and children, prepare for a trip that will leave a lasting impression on your family.

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JW Marriott, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Looking for a family holiday in Costa Rica? This is possible thanks to the JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, a hotel complex ideal for families with young children or teenagers. In fact, it’s the perfect destination for combining water and land activities. For example, you can explore the surrounding area in a sea kayak or on horseback at the Haras Del Mar equestrian center. Activities such as diving and beach volleyball are also available at any time of day.

And why not take a trip into Costa Rica’s lush natural environment? Rincón de la Vieja National Park invites you to explore its captivating wildlife and vegetation. An all-inclusive that will appeal to the curious who marvel at the best nature has to offer.

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A few questions to help you plan your all-inclusive family vacation

If you’re going on a trip, you’d better be well prepared. It’s even truer when you go with your children! To ensure a smooth, well-organized trip, there are a number of issues that need to be addressed. Here are the most important questions to ask yourself as soon as you consider a trip to a sunny destination.

Which credit cards should I choose for my all-inclusive trip?

We all know that an all-inclusive vacation represents a big travel budget! So how can you make your all-inclusive holiday almost free? Thanks to credit card rewards points! We explain it all in this dedicated article: All-inclusive travel: the best credit cards for vacations in the South.

Where to go on vacation in the South with children?

First of all, before selecting your family vacation destination, you need to know what you’re looking for in terms of experience. Here, several questions can help you find family all-inclusives that suit your needs. For example, would you like to satisfy your explorer side by doing some activities (diving, zip-lining, etc.), or would you instead relax on site (beach, spa, etc.)? Will your children have enough fun on the beach, or would access to a water park be ideal? The age of your children can also be a determining factor. Here are a few examples of questions that will get you where you want to go.

What to bring on a family trip to the South?

Again, this may depend on where you’re flying to. For example, if you have a toddler, does your bedroom have a cot? Otherwise, you’ll need to plan a place where they can sleep through the night and take naps comfortably.

In general, however, what you’ll need to bring right away is very similar to what you’d bring to the beach for a few days. Sunscreen, sunglasses, several bathing suits to keep one dry at all times, etc. If you do business with a travel agency, don’t hesitate to ask questions.

Where to go to Sun Destinations with children?

February is the most popular month for Quebec families to head south. Not only is it the coldest month, it’s also the one that kicks off spring break in many regions. But where to go to make the most of it? It seems that Mexico and the Dominican Republic are the most popular destinations. Their warm, dry weather makes them a real favorite with families who have only one thing on their minds: fun in the sun, with both feet in the warm sand.

Where to go to Sun Destinations with teenagers?

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Where to go with the family in the Dominican Republic?

The Dominican Republic boasts some of the best all-inclusive for families. We’re talking about the same ones listed in our selection, such as the Nickelodeon Hotel and the Grand Sirenis Beach Resort.

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Bottom Line

In short, choosing the ideal destination for an all-inclusive family vacation depends on factors such as the type of experience you’re looking for, the age of your children, your budget and the specific needs of each family.

Cuba, Mexico and the Dominican Republic are popular, with resorts such as Meliá Jardines del Rey and Club Med Punta Cana. Alternatives are emerging, such as Jamaica, Turks and Caicos, and Costa Rica, offering unique options for all-inclusive family vacations in 2024. Enjoy your stay!

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