When it comes to pleasing the entire family, look no further than the Caribbean! From all-inclusive resorts with lazy rivers and spacious suites to luxe resorts with swim-up suites and hidden rooms of candy, kids of all ages will love the Caribbean islands.
While there are many family-friendly resorts in the Caribbean, these resorts go above and beyond by offering top-notch activities and amenities for children. Some even have a few perks for the adults!
Here’s our list of the best all-inclusive resorts for families:
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Royalton Splash Punta Cana caters to families, with a water park, outdoor pools, a playground, an ice cream parlor, and clubs for kids and teens. The resort also features spacious rooms with bunk beds that are great for families, plus easy access to Bavaro Beach -- named one of TripAdvisor’s Top 15 Beaches in the world.
In addition to spacious suites and three-bedroom villas, families will love thoughtful activities for kids and teens, including a fun size soccer field, pool tables, a beachfront play area, splash-pad, and more. Bonus -- there's a nearby cocktail lounge for the parents!
Royalton Bavaro Resort & Spa features a lazy river and large swim-up rooms for families, plus plenty of activities like mini-golf and the brand’s first FlowRider® wave machine. Upgrade to the Diamond Club for butler service and access to the waterpark at nearby Grand Memories Splash.
The resort's Explorer Cove section is packed with family-friendly amenities , including oceanfront family suites, a private family pool, and exclusive family beach cabanas. There's even a candy "speakeasy" for kids, located in the resort's Cacao & Co. family restaurant.
This new, family-friendly resort features a Pineapple Villa inspired by SpongeBob SquarePants and stylish swim-out suites. Kids will love surprise slimings and visits from their favorite Nickelodeon characters.
Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort is a sprawling, all-inclusive resort on Grace Bay in the Turks & Caicos islands. The resort is geared towards families, with a huge water park, events featuring Sesame Street® characters, an Xbox Lounge, and a teen disco.
This luxury Punta Cana resort appeals to families with features like a water park, large suites and the Bahia Scouts children's club - an entire area designed just for kids.
All-inclusive Club Med Punta Cana appeals to both families and couples, with acrobatic activities inspired by Cirque du Soleil, plenty of water sports, and a kids' club and pool. Grown-ups can enjoy some down time at the adults-only Zen Oasis pool and lounge.
This all-inclusive resort on St. Lucia's south coast features an adult section (Harmony) on one side and a water park and playground (Splash) for all ages on the other side. Families will love the lazy river, connecting rooms and supervised kids’ club.
This resort on St. Lucia's northwest coast has six pools, an all-inclusive option, and activities for kids and teens ranging from pizza parties to coconut bowling. Book a family villa with multiple beds and large kitchens -- some even offer private plunge pools.
This luxury all-inclusive resort on Grenada features The Nutmeg Pod - a kids’ club for ages 3 - 12 - plus children’s dining menus, roomy suites with private pools and plenty of activities for the whole family.
Sunscape Curacao Resort is perfect for families who want to experience one of the Caribbean’s top diving destinations while also enjoying the benefits of an all-inclusive resort. Kids get the royal treatment here, with a special check-in, kid-friendly menus and daily activities.
This family-friendly resort is located in two-story bungalows, between Bavaro Beach and lush gardens. Highlights of the resort include spacious suites ideal for families, a water park for kids, and a large lagoon pool overlooking the beach.
Luxury amenities typically only found at adults-only resorts are available for the whole family at The Reserve, a boutique resort located on Bavaro Beach. This includes a family butler, personalized minibar with non-alcoholic drinks for the kids, and swim-out suites.
Families can book swim-up suites at this beachfront Punta Cana resort, and will enjoy the six pools, eight restaurants and kids’ programs for all ages. There's also an exclusive family pool with swim-up bar and access to the water park at neighboring Grand Palladium Punta Cana.
Hard Rock Punta Cana caters to families, with a rock-climbing wall, lazy river, arcade, and kids’ program with music-themed activities. Book a two-bedroom family suite for extra space and a kid-friendly mini-bar (don't worry - adult beverages are also included!).
This family-friendly resort offers plenty of activities for kids, including movies on the beach, arts and crafts, an ocean trampoline, and a pirate ship waterslide. Teens will enjoy the teen disco, climbing wall, mechanical bull, and a game center.
This all-inclusive Antigua resort situated near hiking trails and a national park offers plenty of nature-inspired activities for the entire family. Kids can swim and snorkel in reef-sheltered waters, and there’s a kids’ club complete with a pirate ship jungle gym and splash pool.
Divi Aruba offers families a great all-inclusive value in Aruba. Kids under age 12 stay and eat for free, while reduced rates from $75 per night are available for ages 13 through 17. Guests can also use facilities at the neighboring Tamarijn Aruba for a total of nine dining options.
Wyndham Reef Resort offers the only all-inclusive option on Grand Cayman. The resort offers plenty of family-friendly activities, including snorkeling, diving and stand-up paddle board at the onsite water sport center.
Sugar Mill Falls, a large water park that includes a thrilling slide, natural lagoons, tiered pools and a lazy river is the main draw at all-inclusive Hilton Rose Hall, but families will also love the convenient island shuttle and variety of dining options offered by the resort.
Divi Little Bay is perfect for families, with spacious suites, free stays for children 12 and under, and daily poolside activities. The St. Maarten resort also offers a "Treasures of the Caribbean" program with treasure hunts, sandcastle contests and movie nights, complete with ice cream, popcorn, and Pina Coladas - minus alcohol, of course!
Franklyn D. Resort & Spa is an all-inclusive resort in Runaway Bay, Jamaica. The resort is great for families, with perks like a personal vacation nanny, a huge water slide, and suites with multiple bedrooms. The Yellow Bird Kids' Club keep kids busy with cooking lessons, shell collecting, pajamas parties and more.
All-inclusive Beaches Negril is located on Seven Mile Beach and caters to families with a sprawling water park, supervised kids camp, and meet and greets with Sesame Street characters.