8 All-Inclusive Puerto Rico Resorts (and Almost-All-Inclusive) Great for Families

At these Puerto Rico resorts with all-inclusive offerings, you get more time to relax.
San Juan, Puerto Rico resort skyline on Condado Beach at dusk.
(Photo: SeanPavone/Envato)

Among the reasons Puerto Rico ranks high on my list of great vacation destinations: its rich history and culture, delicious traditional foods, nearly 300 (!) beaches, and temps that hover around 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit year-round.

And unlike the resorts in MexicoJamaica, Aruba, and many other tropical locales, if you’re a U.S. citizen, you won’t need a passport to visit. While Puerto Rico is one of the Caribbean islands without very many traditional all-inclusive resorts, it actually has a ton of nearly all-inclusive options, which can be especially appealing to families looking for easy fun.

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Puerto Rico has just a few traditional all-inclusive resorts, but if you’re willing to get a little DIY with your all-inclusive resorts, there are many more options filled with sun, sand, surf, and rainforest adventures. These family-oriented resorts and hotels in Puerto Rico offer plenty of included activities plus inclusive meal plans and other perks similar to those found at fully all-inclusive resorts.

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1. Tropical Inns Puerto Rico 

Yabucoa and Maunabo, Puerto Rico

The all inclusive family package is available at all four Tropical Inns Puerto Rico (Photo: Tropical Inns Puerto Rico)
The budget-friendly Tropical Inns Puerto Rico claim their place as the only true all-inclusive hotels in Puerto Rico (Photo: Tropical Inns Puerto Rico)

The island’s Tropical Inns Puerto Rico properties are a collection of four small hotels for budget-minded travelers. They are located on the southeast side of the island: Three are close to one another on the coast in Yabucoa while the other is about a 15-minute drive south in Maunabo. Each of the hotels has an onsite outdoor pool. All four collectively bill themselves as the only fully all-inclusive Puerto Rico hotels on the island.

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The four properties are Parador Palmas de Lucia, Parador Costa del Mar, Parador MaunaCaribe, and Hotel Lucia Beach. Tropical Inns Puerto’s Rico’s all-inclusive family package is a three-day, two-night promotional offer that includes dinner on day one (check-in is at 3:00 p.m.); full breakfast, lunch, and dinner on day two; and a full breakfast on day three (check-out is at noon). Waiter tips, room taxes, and non-alcoholic beverages are included. Alcohol is not included in the inclusive package rates. Children under 10 years old stay for free.

2. Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf and Beach Resort

Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

The all-inclusive Wyndham Grand Rio Mar near El Yunque rainforest (Photo: Wyndham Hotels & Resorts)
Close to El Yunque rainforest, all-inclusive Wyndham Grand Rio Mar has three pools, waterslides, and kids activities (Photo: Wyndham Hotels & Resorts)

On the island’s northeast side, the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf and Beach Resort is a sprawling nearly all-inclusive Puerto Rico resort that borders El Yunque national rainforest. It has three lagoon-style swimming pools featuring a waterslide and waterfall. The resort hosts kids activities including arts and crafts, bingo, and hair braiding. And for grown-ups there’s the on-site full-service spa and two golf courses. Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico is also a casino resort with both slot machines and table games.

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This Wyndham hotel periodically offers a meal plan package if you’re staying three nights or more. While this inclusive rate is not available year-round, when it’s offered you can get three meals daily, unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks (house brand during restaurant and bar hours), use of tennis courts, and one round of golf per room as part of the package price. Several other promotions are often available too, including a B&B package with daily breakfast and special discounts for AAA and AARP members.

3. Fairmont El San Juan Hotel

Carolina, Puerto Rico

Family playing in pool
The Fairmont El San Juan Hotel has promotional offers that allow you to bundle dining credits and entertainment (Photo: Fairmont)

Perched on Isla Verde Beach pretty close to downtown San Juan, the 388-room Fairmont El San Juan Hotel mixes a sort of classic elegance with modern amenities. Its cultural ambassador concierge can share information about local history and hidden gems in town and around the island.

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There are tennis courts, a fitness center, a beach, and four pools accessible to guests. And while there are no fully all-inclusive options at the Fairmont El San Juan Hotel, a variety of promotional offers throughout the year (like free daily breakfast included in your package rate) allow you to bundle dining credits and fitness or entertainment activities into a nearly all-inclusive Puerto Rico vacation.

4. Royal Sonesta San Juan Resort

Carolina, Puerto Rico

Sonesta San Juan
Isla Verde Beach is home to Royal Sonesta San Juan Resort, and gives guest a beach experience close to the action of San Juan (Photo: Sonesta)

Also located on Isla Verde Beach, the Royal Sonesta San Juan Resort makes it easy to explore everything that San Juan and its beaches have to offer. Every room has a balcony, mini fridge, and sitting area. For families and groups looking for a bit more space, there are junior, executive, and club suites (and presidential suite options, too, if that’s your jam).

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The resort has six dining options, which include casual eateries as well as upscale restaurants. There’s also a lagoon-style pool and ocean-facing fitness center. Though not fully all-inclusive, Royal Sonesta’s special packages allow you to bundle a combination of breakfast, happy hour, and parking with your room rate to maximize your value. The “Join Us for Breakfast” option can be a money-saver for families.

5. La Concha Renaissance San Juan Resort

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Condado Beach is a popular resort area in San Juan (Photo: Envato:SeanPavone)
Condado Beach is a popular resort area in San Juan (Photo: Envato/SeanPavone)

Three outdoor pools and an ideal location on popular Condado Beach in San Juan draw families to La Concha Renaissance San Juan Resort. Both the setting and the stylish guest rooms and suites make for a great home base in the city, while a variety of special packages offered throughout the year allow you to bundle resort credits and/or room upgrades. A daily breakfast buffet is included in some packages. The hotel can also connect you with rainforest tours, beach horseback riding, bioluminescence kayak trips, and other off-resort adventures.

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Many are drawn to San Juan for the party vibes, and at La Concha there’s regular live music, DJs at the pool, and events on the beach. Guest rooms range from standard with city view to a presidential suite, and all have a microwave and a mini fridge. Seven bars, cafes, and restaurants on property mean you don’t have to leave to eat well, but the hotel is also just steps from a wide range of options.

6. Copamarina Beach Resort and Spa

Guanica, Puerto Rico

Poolside paradide at Copamarina Beach Resort and Spa in Puerto Rico (Photo: Copamarina Beach Resort)
Copamarina Beach Resort and Spa is a nearly all-inclusive Puerto Rico resort that has meal plans and a ton of included daily activities (Photo: Copamarina Beach Resort)

The beachfront Copamarina Beach Resort and Spa sits on 20 acres of landscaped grounds on the southern side of the island. This sleek and stylish nearly all-inclusive Puerto Rico accommodations include standard guest rooms, one-bedroom suites, and three-bedroom villas. Depending on the promotions running at the time you book, you can choose from inclusive packages and discounts that offer meal plans for breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner.

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There’s regular evening entertainment at the al fresco Las Palmas Cafe, and some activities are also included in the nightly resort fee, such as the use of bicycles; tennis, volleyball, and basketball courts; ping-pong tables; and the family resort’s fitness center. Staff often plan fun events like sandcastle-building competitions or outdoor movie nights. Note that using the resort’s kayaks, pedal boats, and stand-up paddle boards does cost extra.

7. Parador Guanica 1929

Guanica, Puerto Rico

Long white boardwalk in Guanica, Puerto Rico (Photo: Shutterstock)
Parador Guanica 1929 is a no-frills resort with moderate prices, but it does offer an inclusive meal package covering breakfast, lunch, and dinner (Photo: Shutterstock)

Paradors are small (and typically family-owned) inns found throughout Puerto Rico. One great example is Parador Guanica 1929, which offers basic accommodations at a very affordable price compared to other Puerto Rico all-inclusive resorts. Parador Guanica 1929 is a nice but no-frills hotel that’s a real bargain for families. Consider it a great place for your family to bunk down after long days out around the island.

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The property dates back to 1929 (hence the name) and is on the southwest side of Puerto Rico, about a 15-minute drive from the Copamarina Beach Resort. It offers several different meal package options: one that’s just for breakfast, one for breakfast and lunch, and a third fully inclusive option that covers breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily at the on-site restaurant.

8. Club Seabourne Hotel

Culebra Island, Puerto Rico

View from Culebra Island, Puerto Rico, to surrounding islands and Caribbean sea (Photo: Envato/valerie251)
Club Seabourne on Puerto Rico’s off-the-beaten-path Culebra Island is a boutique mini-resort with all-inclusive features (Photo: Envato/valerie251)

Club Seabourne is a popular mini resort on Culebra Island off the east coast of Puerto Rico. Culebra is home to one of oldest U.S. wildlife refuges and a population of giant sea turtles and large seabird colonies, and has miles of pristine beaches and coral reefs. At Club Seabourne, the vibe is very low-key, friendly, and uncrowded enough that you won’t have to battle the crowds for a place at the pool or beach.

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Like most other Puerto Rico hotels and resorts, this one isn’t fully all-inclusive in the traditional sense, but the amenities that come standard with all stays here bump it up into the nearly all-inclusive resort territory at a fraction of the price of most all-inclusives. That means daily a la carte breakfast, airport and ferry transfers, Wi-Fi, and kayak and bike use are included in the cost of your stay.

There are also periodic offers that bundle or discount airfare connections between the island and San Juan or Ceiba. And two kids up to 12 stay free with many of the room types. Well-priced accommodations range from family villas with two bedrooms to more basic rooms, but every stay comes with these extras that give you a kind of all-inclusive Puerto Rico vacation experience.

Frequently Asked Questions about Puerto Rico All-Inclusive Resorts and Vacations

1. Does San Juan Have any all-inclusive resorts?

Puerto Rico, including the capital of San Juan, does not have any true all-inclusive resorts that bundle rooms, meals, activities, and gratuities into one price, such as those found in Mexico and the Caribbean. However, some hotels in the San Juan area do offer bed-and-breakfast packages, including the Fairmont El San Juan Hotel and the Royal Sonesta San Juan Resort. So if you’re willing to book a package you can get pretty close to the all-inclusive experience at the resorts listed above.

2. Is La Concha Resort all-inclusive?

The beachfront La Concha Renaissance San Juan Resort is not all-inclusive, but it does offer some packages that include a food and beverage credit or a special meal, making it a good example of the many partially all-inclusive Puerto Rico resorts and packages you can find on the island.

3. Is the Villa Montana Beach Resort all-inclusive?

Independently owned Villa Montana Beach Resort stretches along 35 acres of secluded beachfront on the northwest tip of Puerto Rico. The hotel has a loyal following and a true culinary focus, but it isn’t all-inclusive. Of note for families and groups are its one-, two-, and three-bedroom villas, which offer plenty of room for people traveling together.

4. What about luxury resorts in Puerto Rico? Are any of those all-inclusive?

Puerto Rico has some world-class luxury resorts, including The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort and Dorado Beach, a Ritz Carlton Reserve. Dorado Beach sits on part of a Rockefeller estate and features villas and suites with ocean views, plus two golf courses. The St. Regis sits among the trees on a former coconut farm close to El Yunque National Forest. And while you can expect a high level of service from Puerto Rico luxury resorts, what you shouldn’t generally expect is an all-inclusive vacation experience.

5. What’s the cheapest month to fly to Puerto Rico?

December through March is the high season in Puerto Rico, which means those are the most expensive months to fly to Puerto Rico. Your best bets for finding cheap flights are the summer and fall months, which fall during hurricane season.

6. What months are considered hurricane season in Puerto Rico?

The Atlantic hurricane season officially starts each year on June 1 and runs through November 30 (but peak hurricane season is considered mid-August to late-October). This six-month period accounts for most hurricanes that affect the Caribbean. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts and tracks hurricanes and other weather disturbances each year. Its National Hurricane Center website offers real-time monitoring, preparedness tips, and educational resources.

If you choose to visit Puerto Rico during hurricane season, it’s a good idea to make sure your flight and Puerto Rico all-inclusive resort stay are refundable. It’s also wise to consider travel insurance and plan for the possibility of disruptive weather.

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Additional reporting by Christine Sarkis.

Kara Williams
Freelance writer Kara Williams focuses on all things travel, from upscale hotels and sublime spas to RV camping and outdoor adventures. National parks, romantic escapes, and tropical destinations are other favorite travel topics she covers. Kara, a mom of two young adults, makes her home in the Colorado mountains. (Yep, living the happy empty-nester life!)