13 Best Caribbean Resorts for Families

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It’s hard to beat the feeling of soft white sands between your toes while gazing out at endless crystal-clear blue waters in the Caribbean. If that’s what you’re craving for your next vacation, you’ll find a wide range of resorts that provide the ideal base. In fact, there is such a long list to choose from that it can be almost overwhelming.

If you’re looking for a resort that will please everyone in the family, you can immediately cross off those adult-only properties, but after that, you might want to consider factors like family-friendly activities, kids’ clubs, water parks, spacious rooms, and maybe free babysitting. Among this list, you’re sure to find a great option, from a classic trip to Cancun to ultra-luxe Turks and Caicos.

The Verandah Resort & Spa - Long Bay, Antigua and Barbuda
The Verandah Resort & Spa

The Verandah Resort & Spa - Long Bay, Antigua and Barbuda

An all-inclusive beachfront property in a quiet location bordering Devil’s Bridge National Park, Verandah Resort & Spa provides guests with access to two white sandy beaches with shallow waters where the little ones can splash around. On the main beach, non-motorized sports like paddleboarding and kayaking can be enjoyed, while Rasta Beach offers a more chill atmosphere for relaxation. There’s a kids’ club available for those two through 11 and the teens have their own lounge. A mini-golf course, playground, splash pad, and multiple pools can be enjoyed too. The parents can indulge in pampering treatments in the spa, while the meal options provide something for everyone, from light bites on the beachfront to upscale Italian fare. Accommodation is in suites and villas designed to accommodate groups, complete with kitchenettes, sleeper sofas, and balconies. It’s easy to see why this is one of the top-rated family resorts in the region.

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

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

One of the world’s best all-inclusive resorts for families, Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa offers a ton of fun for families on the spectacular southern coast of St. Lucia. It hosts a water park and lazy river, multiple pools, a swim-up bar, and a magnificent beach. Parents can enjoy blissful treatments at the lavish spa or maybe an intro to windsurfing while the younger ones enjoy the supervised kids’ club that has a pirate ship. There is a wide range of dining and drinking options with a dozen restaurants and bars along with nightly entertainment, and all rooms feature furnished balconies that either face the sea, pools, or the lush grounds.

Hotel Riu Cancun - Cancun, Mexico
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Hotel Riu Cancun

Hotel Riu Cancun - Cancun, Mexico

There are multiple all-inclusive resorts in Cancun, but Hotel Riu Cancun is located in the Hotel Zone and boasts a long, narrow white sand beach edged by cobalt waters while making it easy for families with younger kids to enjoy a Caribbean vacation. It has connecting rooms for larger families and all come with balconies or terraces, most with at least a partial ocean view. There’s a day program for children four through 12, kids’ pools, playgrounds and babysitting services too. A wealth of water sports and family-friendly activities are on offer and there are four specialty restaurants plus a buffet eatery with plenty of variety to please all. Tours like a day trip to the Chichen Itza Mayan ruins or to Isla Mujeres to learn about baby sea turtles can also be arranged if you don’t want to spend all of your time on the property.

Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort

Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

A popular option for families with kids, Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort is a luxurious all-inclusive with plenty to do for everyone in the family. Kids aged one through 12 enjoy the Mini Club, which includes a bouncy adventure park, a variety of lessons from cooking and painting to tennis and swimming, and a game room with PlayStations, Wii, and Xbox 360. The gorgeous stretch of shoreline on the turquoise waters of the Caribbean is popular among all ages, and the food is top-notch, with the international buffets and the highly-acclaimed Passion by Martín Berasategui Restaurant, run by one of the world’s top chefs, two of the most notable. Accommodation includes The Reserve which is particularly good for families. The private group of luxury suites includes an optional family-concierge plan with a separate check-in, welcome backpacks, child-size robes, and slippers.

Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort & Spa - Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort & Spa

Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort & Spa - Playa del Carmen, Mexico

An ideal spot for families who want to enjoy the Riviera Maya, the Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort & Spa is about 30 minutes from both Tulum and Playa del Carmen and includes multiple pools, a water park and an activities center while the beach is very closeby. There’s a baby club, a club for the four through 12 age group and a teen club complete with a video game lounge, pool tables and discos hosted twice each week. The whole family can enjoy water sports and a long list of dining options while the parents might want to take advantage of the opportunity for alone time with treatments at the spa or an evening of live music. Rooms are colonial-style and include minibars, flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and terraces. For more space, book a suite. All include a separate living room or sitting area.

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

Iberostar Rose Hall Beach - Montego Bay, Jamaica

The five-star Iberostar Rose Hall Beach boasts a prime location in Montego Bay’s North Beach area and offers lots of families to love. It sits on a spectacular stretch of beach and hosts multiple family-friendly pools, a huge sea-view infinity pool with a swim-up bar and a water park with a lazy river. Kids ages four through 12 can enjoy organized games at the kids’ club while the adults test their luck in the casino, take dance lessons, enjoy the lavish spa or live entertainment. Affordable all-inclusive rates include all meals and drinks with four restaurants and four bars on the grounds. The Junior Suites are perfect for families providing more space along with garden or sea views.

Beaches Turks & Caicos - The Bight Settlement, Turks and Caicos
Beaches Turks & Caicos

Beaches Turks & Caicos - The Bight Settlement, Turks and Caicos

Beaches is a popular resort chain known for its family-friendly environment with lots for adults and kids alike. The Sesame Street camp at Beaches Turks & Caicos is sure to please the younger ones in the family, and teens will find laid-back areas to hang out and make new friends along with opportunities to volunteer. Many land and water sports are complimentary at this popular all-inclusive resort in Turks and Caicos, including unlimited diving. There’s also a junior golf club with instruction, drive-in movies, arcade games and karaoke. Dining and drinking options are many too, with 20 eateries and a dozen bars, including five swim-up bars. The accommodation comes in many different layouts with 40 room types to choose from across four villages, including two- to four-bedroom units with features like kitchens and private pools. All have flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi, game consoles and furnished patios.

Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort - Gros Islet, Saint Lucia
Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort

Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort - Gros Islet, Saint Lucia

If making your moody teen smile is the goal, your odds are great with a stay at Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort. There’s an endless list of activity options, including complimentary kayaking, pedal boating, paddleboarding, windsurfing and snorkeling. Plus, teens have their own special events and activities to enjoy like dance lessons, pizza parties, coconut bowling, bonfires and karaoke. There are many magnificent pools, a fitness center, a spa and five restaurants. The spacious villas ensure everyone enjoys plenty of space while providing awe-inspiring views from an elevated perch.

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

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

Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa is an all-inclusive property with a long list of activities and events include in the rates. Not only will you enjoy unlimited meals and drinks but minibar service, cocktail parties, aqua aerobics, dance classes, and a kids’ club with supervised activities. The beautiful white sands that it sits along stretch for a mile along the edge of the Caribbean and Great Bay providing fun for all, and there are also multiple swimming pools, a fantastic spa with an impressive menu of treatments from hot stone massage and detox regimens to aromatherapy. Plus, there’s a casino with slot machines too. Rooms include all of the essentials, all with balconies or terraces. Book a suite for a separate living area with a pull-out couch.

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

Franklyn D. Resort & Spa - Runaway Bay, Jamaica

Franklyn D. Resort & Spa caters to families and sits on a beach with all varieties of water sports available. There’s a kids’ club with a playground, pool and giant water slide, and a center for teens staffed by activity coordinators. A mini-pool for toddlers and nanny services are also available and all are complimentary. Dining can be enjoyed at four restaurants, with everything from a kids’ buffet to traditional Jamaican. Rooms are spacious, accommodating up to two adults and three children, with amenities including iPod docks, satellite TV and kitchenettes. Some have ocean views and all are only steps from the sand.

Club Med Cancun - Cancun, Mexico
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Club Med Cancun

Club Med Cancun - Cancun, Mexico

The Club Med brand is known for its ability to make and keep teens happy when it comes to entertainment. Club Med Cancun is a definite standout as one of the best in the Caribbean, hosting Club Med Passworld, a program for guests aged 11 through 17, offering everything from arts and crafts, theater and hip-hop dance classes to hiking excursions, sailing, bungee jumping, wall climbing, and a trapeze. The property includes a gorgeous outdoor pool and three restaurants, while rooms all come with standards like flat-screen TVs and mini-fridges. Some have balconies with sea views.

Malliouhana Hotel And Spa - Anguilla
Malliouhana Hotel And Spa

Malliouhana Hotel And Spa - Anguilla

A long-time favorite in Anguilla, Malliouhana Hotel And Spa offers a pristine beach stretching for one-and-a-half miles where guests can enjoy a variety of water sports. The Mini Explorers program for ages five through 12 keeps kids happy with all sorts of cultural experiences and beach activities so parents can enjoy the fabulous spa that incorporates leading-edge technology, local minerals and healing agents for treatments that support health, balance and vibrancy. There are sparkling pools and a diverse array of dining options that include fresh sea-to-table dishes. Rooms are extra-spacious, starting at 800 feet. All include a private patio or terrace with garden or beach views.

Spice Island Beach Resort - Grenada
Spice Island Beach Resort

Spice Island Beach Resort - Grenada

An ideal choice for families in Grenada, Spice Island Beach Resort is one of the most luxurious all-inclusive properties on the island. It’s surrounded by lush tropical gardens and sits on a quarter-mile stretch of beach that edges calm, swimmable blue waters. There are many free water sports available, including snorkeling, Hobie Cat sailing and kayaking, along with opportunities to join excursions into the rainforest and visit local markets. Adults can take advantage of the spectacular spa while the kids make new friends at the Nutmeg Pod. The property has a beautiful pool and offers outstanding dining that includes sumptuous buffets and elegant island cuisine that can be complemented by fine wine as well.

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