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Top 20 All-Inclusive Family Resorts in the Caribbean

When searching for that perfect family-friendly, all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean, one of the top priorities is a place that has something to please everyone in the family, from the little ones to parents and perhaps even grandparents. That’s no easy task, with countless options across the region, but we’ve scoped out many of them to provide you with the top picks. Whether you’re looking for a budget-friendly option, a luxurious property, or something in between, you’ll find it on this list.

Top All-Inclusive Family Resorts in the Caribbean:

Mexico

Hyatt Ziva Cancun - Cancun, Mexico Hyatt Ziva Cancun
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Hyatt Ziva Cancun - Cancun, Mexico

Hyatt Ziva Cancun is a beachfront resort that boasts some of the most beautiful white sands in the region. It’s often named among the best for families, with something for all ages. The kids’ club has its own pool, with supervised games in the water, a miniature water park, and activities like beach excursions, arts and crafts, and video games. There are multiple infinity pools, a full-service spa, and many dining and drinking options with 17 restaurants, bars and lounges, from Asian fare at Moongate to Italian at Lorenzo’s and even American classics at Chevy’s. In-suite dining is available 24/7 too. Rooms are spacious and luxurious, all of which feature high-end amenities, including private furnished balconies with either views of the sea, pool, grounds or dolphin habitat.

Key Amenities:

  • Beachfront location

  • Kids’ club with pool and mini water park

  • Multiple restaurants, bars and lounges

  • All rooms include private furnished balconies

Grand Velas Riviera Maya - Playa del Carmen, Mexico Grand Velas Riviera Maya
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Grand Velas Riviera Maya - Playa del Carmen, Mexico

One of the Riviera Maya’s most luxurious family-friendly all-inclusive resorts, Grand Velas Riviera Maya offers a wealth of amenities, including a spectacular white sandy beach. All your meals and activities, like swimming with dolphins, kayak tours, scuba diving, yoga and golf, are included. Dining is enjoyed at eight restaurants that serve excellent buffets and à la carte dishes. The Ambassador Family Friendly Area offers ideal accommodation for families with large suites, including private terraces and bathrooms with Jacuzzi tubs. Located close to the kids’ and teens’ clubs, it makes it easy for parents who want to enjoy some alone time while the younger ones have fun too.

Key Amenities:

  • Set on a white sand beach

  • Scuba diving, swimming with dolphins included in cost

  • Large Ambassador suites near kids’ and teens’ clubs

Club Med Cancún Yucatán - Cancun, Mexico Club Med Cancún Yucatán
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Club Med Cancún Yucatán - Cancun, Mexico

Set along the beautiful Punta Nizuc coastline, Club Med Cancún Yucatán is considered one of the best properties for families with kids of all ages. It offers programs for the little ones, including toddlers as young as 2. Those who are 11 through 17 can enjoy Passworld, which has a Teen Spa for hanging out and enjoying beauty treatments. There are also fitness classes and activities like snorkeling, water skiing, and even a flying trapeze. There are beach areas with powdery sands as well as rocky shorelines ideal for snorkeling. At the same time, tasty meals can be enjoyed everywhere, from a casual buffet to reservation-only, oceanfront dining. All rooms come with private outdoor space, but you may want to book one of the upgraded options for features like a Nespresso machine, robes and slippers, upscale safari-like decor, soaking tubs, and many other perks.

Key Amenities:

  • Programs designed for ages 2 and up

  • Teen spa for 11- to 17-year-olds

  • All rooms have private outdoor space

Paradisus Playa del Carmen - Playa del Carmen, Mexico Paradisus Playa del Carmen

Paradisus Playa del Carmen - Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Paradisus Playa del Carmen is great for family fun, with a water park that includes five slides and three pools. Nursery service is available for tots 1 through 4, while 5- to 12-year-olds can enjoy the Kids’ Zone, which offers workshops, video games, sports, and more. Adults can look forward to activities like massage classes, day trips to the Mayan ruins, cocktail classes, and evening shows. There’s also a decadent spa and a wealth of dining and drinking options, with 22 restaurants and bars to choose from.

Key Amenities:

  • Water park with water slides and pools

  • Nursery service available for toddlers

  • Kids’ Zone with workshops, games, and sports

  • Excursions to Mayan ruins

Dominican Republic

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana
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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

While you might think the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana would be aimed at partiers, it’s actually one of the most family-friendly options in the Dominican Republic. It offers something for everyone and, as a destination resort, you never have to leave unless you want to. It includes a Vegas-style casino, a nightclub, 13 pools, an 18-hole golf course, multiple restaurants and bars, and a luxurious spa. The Hard Rock Roxity Kids Club offers activities like face painting, cooking classes, and Spanish lessons. Older kids will love the arcade room. There’s also a children’s pool with water slides and a lazy river, along with a miniature golf course. Rooms are spacious and feature the brand’s signature rock ‘n’ roll decor, flat-screen TVs, and mini-fridges.

Key Amenities:

  • A Vegas-style casino and nightclub

  • Water park, mini golf, and arcade room

  • Spacious rock ‘n’ roll-themed rooms

Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana
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Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

If your kids like watching Nickelodeon shows, they’ll love this resort. As you might imagine, it’s very family-friendly, with a ton of things to do for all ages. You can start your day with the “Pajama Jam” character breakfast before heading to the water park, which includes daily kids’ beach parties, a lazy river, and a splash zone. There’s a beautiful white sandy beach, and if parents want to enjoy some pampering at the spa, there’s a supervised kids’ club too. Accommodation includes luxurious Pineapple Villa suites with a master bedroom and a loft-style area that makes it easy for everyone to have their own space. They come with access to butler service and a designated VIP pool too.

Key Amenities:

  • Set on a white sandy Beach

  • An on-site water park with a lazy river and splash zone

  • Daily kids’ beach parties

  • Character breakfasts

Iberostar Selection Hacienda Dominicus - Dominicus, Dominican Republic Iberostar Selection Hacienda Dominicus
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Iberostar Selection Hacienda Dominicus - Dominicus, Dominican Republic

This highly rated Iberostar Selection Hacienda Dominicus sits along Bayahibe Beach, with some of the softest sands and calmest pale turquoise waters on the island. It’s welcoming to all, including families with a dedicated pool area for the kids and the Star Camp kids’ program for ages 4 through 17 which offers numerous activities, including crafts and Spanish lessons. Scuba lessons are available for those 12 and up, and there’s a spa, fitness center, and multiple dining options too. Rooms include minibars, coffeemakers, flat-screen TVs, and patios or balconies, some of which have sea views.

Key Amenities:

  • Set on Bayahibe Beach

  • A pool area for kids

  • Star Camp kids program for ages 4 to 17

Jamaica

Azul Beach Resort Negril by Karisma - Negril, Jamaica Azul Beach Resort Negril by Karisma
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Azul Beach Resort Negril by Karisma - Negril, Jamaica

Azul Beach Resort Negril by Karisma is located on popular Seven Mile Beach, with lots of amenities for all ages, from babies to adults. There’s a club for kids and teens at Azulitos Playhouse, four swimming pools, including a lazy river pool and two swim-up bars, and a half-dozen restaurants, plus a late-night lounge. Activities include aqua aerobics, yoga and dance, along with water sports like kayaking, canoeing, and boogie boarding. It hosts a wide range of rooms, including ground-floor swim-up rooms, but all come with ultra-comfy king-size beds, 42″ flat-screen TVs, and plush robes.

Key Amenities:

  • Set on Seven Mile Beach

  • A playhouse for kids and teens

  • Late-night lounge for adults

  • Lazy river pool and two swim-up bars

Iberostar Rose Hall Beach - Montego Bay, Jamaica Iberostar Rose Hall Beach
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Iberostar Rose Hall Beach - Montego Bay, Jamaica

Offering a prime location in the North Beach area of Montego Bay, the five-star Iberostar Rose Hall Beach sits on a beautiful stretch of beach and offers lots for families, including a water park with a lazy river, multiple family-friendly pools, and a massive sea-view infinity pool with a swim-up bar. There’s Star Camp — a special place for kids, where younger ones ages 4 through 12 can enjoy organized games while the adults take dance lessons, test their luck in the casino, or take in some live entertainment. There’s also a fabulous spa with a hydrotherapy pool, a Pilates studio, a beauty salon and a juice bar. Four restaurants and four bars offer plenty of dining and drinking options, while the Junior Suites are great for families, featuring ocean or garden views.

Key Amenities:

  • A 5-star property

  • On-site water park with lazy river and pools

  • Star Camp activity program for kids

  • Dance lessons, a casino, and spa

Franklyn D. Resort & Spa - Runaway Bay, Jamaica Franklyn D. Resort & Spa
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Franklyn D. Resort & Spa - Runaway Bay, Jamaica

A family-friendly Caribbean property, Franklyn D. Resort & Spa sits on a sandy beach and offers complimentary nanny services to all guests. There’s a kids’ club, playground, giant 100-foot water slide and pool, as well as a program for the teens. Kayaking, snorkeling and a glass-bottom boat ride are all included in the rates too. Dine at four on-site restaurants, offering a variety of options, including a kids’ buffet and dishes ranging from traditional Jamaican to salads and sandwiches. Rooms are spacious, sleeping up to two adults and three children.

Key Amenities:

  • Complimentary nanny services

  • A 100-foot water slide and pool

  • Kids’ club with playground and teens’ program

  • Water sports and glass-bottom boat rides

St. Lucia

Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa - Vieux Fort, St. Lucia Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa
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Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa - Vieux Fort, St. Lucia

Set along the stunning south coast, Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa is the only resort in Vieux Fort, and it comes complete with a water park, lazy river, multiple pools, a swim-up bar, and a gorgeous long stretch of beach. Split into two sections, Harmony for adults and Splash for families with children, it has a fully supervised kids’ club with a pirate ship and an indoor playroom. While the younger ones have fun, adults can look forward to some pampering at the lavish oceanfront spa, an intro to windsurfing, or just relaxing around one of the beautiful pools. There are multiple dining and drinking options with six restaurants, bars, and nightly entertainment. Rooms all come with furnished balconies facing the grounds, pools, and sea.

Key Amenities:

  • Separate adults-only wing and family-friendly wing

  • Supervised kids’ club with pirate ship

  • Lavish oceanfront spa

Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort - St. Lucia Windjammer Landing
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Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort - St. Lucia

The Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort is spread across 60 seaside acres along St. Lucia’s northwest coast. It’s sure to please kids of all ages with a supervised kids program for ages four through 12 that offers many activities, from field trips and boat rides to pool parties, lawn games, and weekly evening events like talent shows and movie nights. There are special activities for teens too, including dance lessons, karaoke, coconut bowling, and bonfires. Complimentary non-motorized water sports like snorkeling, paddleboarding, kayaking, and windsurfing are included too. The property also features multiple pools, restaurants, and a spa, while accommodation is in spacious villas with up to four bedrooms.

Key Amenities:

  • Beachfront location

  • Supervised kids program for ages 4 to 12

  • Complimentary non-motorized water sports like snorkeling and paddleboarding

  • Multiple swimming pools

Turks & Caicos

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Beaches Turks & Caicos - Grace Bay, Turks & Caicos

The Beaches resort chain is known for its family-friendly fun, with one of its best resorts at Beaches Turks & Caicos. It includes a 45,000-square-foot Pirates Island Water Park plus six swimming pools, Sesame Street camp, and lots for teens, including chill spaces to make new friends, volunteer opportunities, and a wealth of complimentary land and water sports, including free unlimited scuba diving. There’s a junior golf club with supervised instruction, tennis clinics, arcade games, karaoke, and drive-in movies too. You’ll have a whopping 20 restaurants and 12 bars for dining and drinking, including five swim-up bars, while accommodation is spread across four villages, with over 40 different room types.

Key Amenities:

  • Multiple pools and a pirate-themed water park

  • A Sesame Street camp with characters

  • Complimentary water sports like scuba diving

  • Multiple restaurants and bars

St. Maarten

Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa - Maho, St. Maarten Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa
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Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa - Maho, St. Maarten

Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa is ideal for families looking to get the biggest bang for the buck, as it’s considered a value destination with nearly an endless list of inclusions. Not only will you enjoy unlimited meals and drinks (including alcoholic beverages), but cocktail parties, minibar service, dance classes, aqua aerobics, and a kids’ club with supervised activities. Plus, it sits along a beach that’s a mile long, with pristine white sands edging Great Bay and the Caribbean. There are multiple pools and the largest gaming emporium in Sint Maarten. The fabulous spa offers an extensive menu that includes aromatherapy treatments, detox and de-stress regimens, hot stone massages, and more.

Key Amenities:

  • A beachfront property with kids’ club

  • A large on-site casino

  • Spa with aromatherapy treatments, hot stone massages

US Virgin Islands

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Bolongo Bay Beach Resort - St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Bolongo Bay Beach Resort offers all-inclusive packages ideal for families who want to get the most out of their vacation. You can choose packages that include à la carte dining, special kids’ meals for those 12 and under, unlimited cocktails, a large selection of beer and wine, live music several nights each week, and non-motorized watersports. Kayaks, snorkeling equipment, and stand-up paddleboards are all complimentary. There’s also a pool with a swim-up bar, a diving training facility, an award-winning and custom-built 53-foot catamaran for snorkeling trips and cocktail cruises, and much more. All rooms come with private terraces or balconies, many with sea views, as well as flat-screen TVs, wet bars, and mini-fridges.

Key Amenities:

  • Outdoor activities such as kayaking, snorkeling, and paddleboarding

  • Diving training facility

  • A catamaran for cruises, excursions

  • Rooms feature private terraces or balconies

Antigua

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St. James's Club & Villas - Mamora Bay, Antigua

Located in southeast Antigua on a 45-acre property with lush tropical greenery and stunning sea views, St. James’s Club & Villas is a great pick for families. It features two white sandy beaches, separate family-friendly and adult-only areas, a half-dozen swimming pools, including a tiered pool with waterfalls, six restaurants with everything from casual to fine dining, and both kids’ and teens’ clubs with activities and game rooms. Rooms and suites all have private furnished balconies, flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, and mini-fridges. Choose a villa if you want lots of space, with options for up to eight — all include living rooms, full kitchens, and private terraces with grills.

Key Amenities:

  • Separate family and adult-only beach areas

  • Clubs for kids and teens with game rooms

  • Multiple restaurants on-site, from casual to fine dining

  • Villas feature living rooms, full kitchens, and terraces

Cayman Islands

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Wyndham Reef Resort Grand Cayman - Cayman Islands

There’s so much to do at Wyndham Reef Resort Grand Cayman; your biggest challenge is trying to choose. The property sits on a gorgeous beach in the quiet East End area and offers two all-inclusive packages, standard and premium. The less expensive standard plan includes a set dining package and cheaper alcohol options, while the other includes unlimited food and upgraded booze. Guests can enjoy everything from kitesurfing and jet skiing to snorkeling, two outdoor pools, plus a kids’ pool and hot tubs, and dining at two restaurants, including a beach bar. There’s also a Subway and a coffee shop. Rooms are all oceanfront suites with private patios or balconies along with kitchenettes or kitchens.

Key Amenities:

  • All-suite beachfront getaway in East End area

  • All-inclusive packages available

  • On-site kitesurfing, jet skiing, and snorkeling

  • A beach bar and kids’ pool

Grenada

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Spice Island Beach Resort - Grand Anse, Grenada

A 5-star all-inclusive Spice Island Beach Resort offers it all, including a day camp for the kids called the Nutmeg Pod for kids ages three through 12. There are gorgeous pools, a water sports program that includes diving, kayaking, and Hobie Cat sailing, golf with unlimited play included, and a lavish spa with a salon. Two upscale restaurants are on-site, including Oliver’s, renowned for its excellent Caribbean-meets Creole dishes, and a beachside bar serving international fare with a Caribbean twist. All rooms come with balconies or patios, and some even include private pools.

Key Amenities:

  • A 5-star property

  • Outdoor pools and a water sports program

  • Activities like kayaking and Hobie Cat sailing

  • Multiple restaurants and beachside bar

Bahamas

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Grand Isle Resort & Residences - Great Exuma Bahamas

You’ll have all you need at Grand Isle Resort & Residences on Great Exuma. Located on Emerald Bay, it offers a gorgeous mile-long sandy beach and unlimited use of water sports gear like boogie boards, stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, snorkeling equipment, and more. The property includes an infinity pool with lots of cabanas, a fitness center, and guests even enjoy the use of a designated golf court. A supervised day program for kids five through 12 includes all sorts of fun activities, including beach games, treasure hunts, and even kayaking lessons. Accommodation is in one- to four-room villas with full kitchens and private balconies.

Key Amenities:

  • Set on a mile-long sandy beach

  • Unlimited use of water sports gear, including boogie boards and snorkeling equipment

  • Supervised day program for kids 5 to 12

  • Multi-room villas with full kitchens and balconies

Aruba

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Barcelo Aruba

Barcelo Aruba sits on beautiful Palm Beach in the far south of the Caribbean, an area considered to be outside of what’s known as the hurricane belt. A 5-star all-inclusive, it’s very welcoming to families and includes a supervised kids’ club for ages four through 12. A variety of water sports are available, and there’s a huge lagoon-style pool along with over a half-dozen restaurants that serve everything from Italian to Tex-Mex. The buffet eatery is popular with families as there are many options sure to please all. Regular entertainment is provided too, while the rooms and suites are spacious and all come with private balconies.

Key Amenities:

  • Located on Palm Beach

  • A 5-star property

  • A kids club and lagoon-style pool

  • Multiple on-site restaurants

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