10 Great All-Inclusive Family Resorts in the Caribbean

Picture-perfect destinations and endless things to do make these all-inclusive family resorts in the Caribbean a great vacation idea.
view of waterslides at the family friendly Jamaica all-inclusive resort Royalton Blue Waters
(Photo: Royalton Blue Waters)

At the best all-inclusive family resorts in the Caribbean, unlimited dining means you can eat whenever and wherever you want. Activities galore keep everyone happy, and opting for an all-inclusive stay in a tropical destination means beach and pool time is always on the schedule. A ready-made plan and a picture-perfect destination—that’s the vacation dream right there. If booking a Caribbean family vacation is at the top of your family vacation ideas list, consider one of these Caribbean all-inclusive family resorts.

How we chose these family resorts: Read our methodology for selecting hotels and all-inclusive resorts.

1. Beaches Negril

Great for multigenerational family groups

Aerial view of waterpark and beach at Beaches Negril all-inclusive beach resort (Photo: Beaches)
Beaches Negril is a top all-inclusive Caribbean resort for multigenerational family vacations (Photo: Beaches)

Everyone in your multigenerational family group can have a vacation to remember at Beaches Negril, where big families can book one of the new Firesky Reserve Villas, accommodating up to 10 guests with four bedrooms and three baths spread out over three floors; or one of the Eventide Penthouses (reviewed here), which can accommodate up to 18 guests. Both options also provide butler service.

More reasons to love it: This all-inclusive Caribbean resort for families is situated along the widest stretch of Jamaica’s famed Seven Mile Beach, making it easy to get out on the water for some kayaking, snorkeling, and other water sports. Kids love the beachfront Pirates Island Water Park and spending time at Beaches Kids Camp, where they can meet beloved Sesame Street characters. Tweens and teens can hang out at the Club Liquid dance club and Port Royal Arcade. Eleven dining options means there’s something for every palette.

2. Royalton Blue Waters Montego Bay

Great for families who like to keep busy

Royalton Blue Waters Montego Bay is a great choice for families who love to stay busy (Photo: Royalton Resorts)
Royalton Blue Waters Montego Bay is a great choice for families who love to stay busy (Photo: Royalton Resorts)

If your idea of a perfect family vacation is a never-ending list of activities and amenities, you’ll love Royalton Blue Waters Montego Bay in Jamaica. Unlimited reservation-free dining, tennis, cooking and dance classes, water sports like kayaking and snorkeling, a fitness center with instructor-led classes—those are just some of the inclusions that come with a stay here. 

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More reasons to love it: Pools, an appealing beach area, and a pirate-themed water park offer different ways to cool off, while a weekly beach party features family-friendly music and dancing under the stars. Guests ages four to 12 can visit the Clubhouse Kids Club for games and activities with other kiddos their age, and teen disco nights offer special experiences for older kids.

3. Lopesan Costa Bávaro Resort, Spa, and Casino

Best Caribbean all-inclusive resort for families who like things big

Lopesan Costa Bavaro Resort in Punta Cana (Photo: Lopesan Costa Bavaro)
Lopesan Costa Bavaro Resort in Punta Cana is a big winner with families (Photo: Lopesan Costa Bavaro)

“Go big or go home” is the name of the game at Lopesan Costa Bávaro Resort in Punta Cana. An all-inclusive Caribbean resort with more than 1,000 guest rooms offers a dizzying array of food and beverage options alongside its 16,000-square-foot Splash Island water park and seven freshwater swimming pools (including one designed for toddlers). 

More reasons to love it: Kids and teen clubs? A bowling alley, arcade, and escape room? An ice cream parlor and candy shop? This resort has all this plus a white sand beach offering activities like scuba diving, windsurfing, sailing, and waterskiing. Grownups can head to the spa or casino, sip on something at the wine and tequila bars, or stretch out by the adults-only pool while the younger crowd hangs with new friends at the kids and teen clubs.

4. Hilton Tulum Riviera Maya All-Inclusive Resort

Great for making the kids feel right at home

A white sand beach and dedicated Family Zone make Hilton Tulum Riviera Maya a top pick for families (Photo: Hilton)
A white sand beach and dedicated Family Zone make Hilton Tulum Riviera Maya a top pick for families (Photo: Hilton)

If you’re all about feeling welcomed on vacation, the dedicated Family Zone at Hilton Tulum Riviera Maya All-Inclusive Resort has your name written in it. Children ages four to 12 can head to the kids club for arts and crafts sessions or some play time at the outdoor playground and splash pool. The teens club features a movie theater and table and video games, while the Churrería ice cream and churro shop makes for an excellent place for a midday treat. Stay right near all of the action by booking a family suite, where amenities and extras include daily themed turndown service for kids.

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More reasons to love it: There’s even more to experience at the eco-chic resort, from the white sand beach and nine pools to the 13 restaurants and bars to the spa and fitness center with a yoga studio and spin room. Daily cultural activities and nightly music and entertainment mean there’s never a dull moment.

5. Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts Punta Cana

Top pick for Nickelodeon fans

Nickelodeon Resorts Punta Cana Pineapple Villa (Photo: Karisma Resorts)
Unique theming makes this one of the most kid-friendly Caribbean family resorts (Photo: Karisma Resorts)

You’ll find all the expected all-inclusive elements at Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts Punta Cana. There’s a super-fun kids program, a huge water park, a variety of dining experiences, and a whole slew of water and land activities geared toward families. But it’s the unexpected elements that make this Dominican Republic resort stand out, from the chance to meet favorite characters like Dora and the Paw Patrol crew to the opportunity for the whole family to get a classic Nickelodeon sliming.

More reasons to love it: It’s all about imaginative experiences here, whether you’re dining in “outer space,” tackling a family-sized Machete Burger, or looking for the fun themed elements sprinkled around the resort. And the accommodation options are just as cool, with swim-up and pool suites and the resort’s iconic Pineapple Villa among the choices.

6. Spice Island Beach Resort

A fun Caribbean all-inclusive resort for a splurge trip

patio of suite at Spice Island Beach Resort all-inclusive beach resort with view of hammocks, umbrella, palm trees, and beach
Experience low-key luxury at Spice Island Beach Resort (Photo: Spice Island Beach Resort)

Situated on the white sands of Grenada’s acclaimed Grande Anse Beach, Spice Island Beach Resort is all about low-key luxury. The AAA Five Diamond Award-winning all-inclusive resort features 64 villa-style suites with balconies or patios, beach and garden views, and amenities like Nespresso machines and Frette linens. You’ll enjoy inclusions like in-room mini bars, non-motorized water sports, and all-day dining at restaurants that spotlight the cuisine of the Spice Island.

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More reasons to love it: The Nutmeg Pod activity center offers fun programming for kids ages three to 12, giving the grownups a chance to play a round at the golf course, take a dip in the oceanfront pool, or indulge in a spa treatment. The resort’s quieter pace makes it a great option for some focused and relaxing family time.

7. Divi Aruba and Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive Resorts

Great for families who want lots of options

Divi Aruba Pool (Photo: Divi and Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusives)
You get two resorts for the price of one at Divi and Tamarijn Aruba (Photo: Divi and Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusives)

If your family has trouble narrowing down vacation options, the neighboring Divi Aruba and Tamarijn Aruba all-inclusive resorts are an ideal option. Stay at one and get access to all of the amenities at both. That includes meals, snacks, and beverages at 11 dining options, four freshwater pools, an oceanfront fitness center, tennis clinics, and a 30-foot rock climbing wall on the beach. Shuttle service is provided between the two resorts.

More reasons to love it: At the Sea Turtles Club, staff lead fun activities like arts and crafts, movies, bingo, and tie-dyeing for guests ages four to 12. That means the grownups might be able to play a round of golf or enjoy a yoga class or spa treatment. The resorts often offer family packages and there are lots of kid-friendly spots nearby to explore as well. Lodging options include rooms and suites with pool and ocean views.

8. Coconut Bay Beach Resort and Spa

Great for families who like to dive right in

CocoLand water park at Coconut Bay Beach Resort in Saint Lucia (Photo: Coconut Bay Beach Resort)
CocoLand is the Caribbean’s largest water park (Photo: Coconut Bay Beach Resort)

When the family wing at a resort is called Splash, you know that pool time must be above the ordinary there. That’s definitely the case at Coconut Bay Beach Resort and Spa, which sits on 85 acres on St. Lucia’s south coast. The Splash wing is right by the resort’s kid-centric zone called CocoLand, which is home to St. Lucia’s largest water park where waterslides, a lazy river, and a water playground provide hours of fun.

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More reasons to love it: The resort’s Kidz Klub is also located in CocoLand. It offers activities for kids ages three to 12 (think crafts, nature walks, and games) and a pirate ship-themed outdoor play area, along with the Coco Corral animal sanctuary, where kids can meet and feed goats, sheep, donkeys, and other animals. For older kids, there’s a 30,000-square-foot paintball course, the first of its kind in the Caribbean. A stay here also includes unlimited dining, access to a mile-long beach and five pools, and a full schedule of activities and entertainment.

9. Curtain Bluff Resort

Best Caribbean all-inclusive resort for families who want to chill out

Curtain Bluff (Photo: Curtain Bluff)
If you just need to chill on the beach, consider Antigua’s Curtain Bluff Resort (Photo: Curtain Bluff)

Overlooking the clear Caribbean Sea on the south side of Antigua, Curtain Bluff boasts the kind setting that you could just admire for hours on end. And that’s easy to do from the resort’s 72 suites and guest rooms, which offer floor-to-ceiling windows and outdoor terraces along with easy access to the beach. A tranquil pool, yoga classes, and beach chairs and sun floats make relaxation easy here.

More reasons to love it: When the family needs more activity, the all-inclusive Caribbean resort also offers snorkeling equipment and daily reef trips, waterskiing and wakeboarding instruction, and paddleboats, kayaks, and windsurfers for guest use. Kids ages three to 10 can head to Cee Bee Kids Camp for crafts, games, and water sports.

10. Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda

Best off-the-beaten-path Caribbean all-inclusive resort

Set amid palm groves in the Dominican Republic’s less-traveled Michès region, Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda is part of Club Med’s Exclusive Collection, a luxury portfolio of five-star resorts, yachts, villas, and chalets. Accommodations here are located in four different “boutique-villages,” with Explorer Cove designed especially for families. Dozens of activities are built into your stay, including extensive programming for babies through teens and Club Med’s Amazing Family! programming where your whole crew can try activities like the trapeze, yoga, and ropes courses together.

More reasons to love it: The restaurants at Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda feature local ingredients as well as Club Med’s signature French fare, but there are lots of kid-friendly options too. The resort also uses locally sourced coffee and cacao and avoids single-use plastics.

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Beth Luberecki
Beth Luberecki is a Florida-based freelance writer who writes about travel, business, and lifestyle topics for a variety of publications and websites. She enjoys exploring destinations close to home and farther afield with her husband and teenage daughter. Visit her website at bethluberecki.com or find her on Instagram at @bethlubereckiwrites and @findingfloridafun.