10 Best All-Inclusive Caribbean Family Resorts - AWD

10 Best All-Inclusive Caribbean Family Resorts

There are many options when it comes to visiting the Caribbean. You pay one price for your accommodations, meals, beverages, and entertainment so the only thing you are left to worry about would be airfare. If you’re looking for a truly relaxing vacation, an all-inclusive resort is probably the best answer. If activities aren’t your idea of vacation and you just want to relax on the beach, these are some of the best all-inclusive resorts for that too. Whether you’re on a romantic getaway or traveling with the whole family, these are Caribbean vacation spots to head for.

1. Beaches Resort, Turks and Caicos

Beaches is often the number one family pick among travelers to the Caribbean. The resort offers family friendly entertainment as well as an overall family friendly atmosphere. This all-inclusive resort offers a fun water park the kids can enjoy, especially now that the water park has a new Sky Slide! There are also six different swimming pools on the resort along with a kids’ club and even a teen nightclub giving kids of all ages a chance to explore their entertainment option in a safe environment. While youngsters enjoy the 45,000 square-foot waterpark, Xbox games, a swim-up soda bar, and a teen disco, parents can take advantage of the spa, 12-mile beach, and perhaps even a scuba diving lesson. There are multiple gourmet restaurants on site, including Japanese, Italian and Caribbean cuisine as well as a 1950s-style diner.

2. Franklyn D. Resort & Spa, Saint Ann, Jamaica

Looking for an all-inclusive Jamaican beach resort that truly caters to families with little kids? Franklyn D. Resort & Spa is an intimately sized all-inclusive Caribbean property with large suites in the style of an elegant Jamaican home. The resort’s small size (there are 78 suites in total) can be a big plus when you have younger children since it’s always a short walk to get to the pool, restaurant, or children’s center. This resort and spa is a bona fide family resort if I you’ve ever saw one. From the playgrounds, giant water slides, pools, and even kids’ buffets, this resort caters to the younger generation like no other resort of its kind. One of the best features of this resort must be the nanny service. This service is complimentary to all guests and gives you a chance to head out for dinner alone while the kids have fun with their own nanny.

3. Windjammer Landing, St. Lucia

Set on a private stretch of beach along the calm waters of Labrelotte Bay on St. Lucia’s northwest coast, the Windjammer is a 234-room, upper-middle-range resort with Mediterranean style and a slew of amenities that cater to equally to families and couples. The property offers six pools (two for kids), five restaurants, a spa, kids’ programs, and a stellar water sports program that covers everything from snorkeling to sailing to diving. Rooms range from the standard 425-square-foot Ocean View Rooms to sprawling four-bedroom villas with full kitchens, expansive decks, and private pools. The property is set into a steep, terraced hillside with views of the Caribbean. Experience the white majestic beaches while having a beautiful lush backdrop hillside. This resort offers so many wonderful amenities and is perfect for families. Most families enjoy this resort because of the large villas that provide you a home away from home.

4. Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa, St. Lucia

The multi award-winning Coconut Bay Beach Resort boasts being the only premium all-inclusive resort in St Lucia! Adults and children are catered for brilliantly here with a separate adults-only wing.  With separate sections for accommodations as well as pools this resort is perfect for multigenerational vacationers. This resort is also the home to St. Lucia’s largest water park. The CocoLand Kids Klub at Coconut Bay is more like a mini-resort, with 50,000 square feet of active play areas including a zip line, rock-climbing wall, water playground, and a petting zoo that doubles as a sanctuary for rescued animals. There are many rooms to choose including two-bedroom interconnecting rooms and family rooms which are in the family ‘Splash’ wing. This Splash wing has everything you could possibly want for the ultimate family holiday. You are even provided with a local mobile phone that you can contact your kids at any time and vice versa!

5. Wyndham Reef Resort, Cayman Islands

This hidden little gem is comfortably tucked away on Grand Cayman’s East End making it a much more mellow resort with fewer crowds. With seven miles of beach this resort is perfect for those who love to soak up the tropical sun all day. This low-rise resort sits on 1,600 feet of pristine white-sand beach. Amenities at Wyndham Reef Resort include an oceanfront restaurant, beach bar and grill, a spa, swimming pools, tennis court, gym, and Wi-Fi as well as some of the world’s finest scuba diving and snorkeling. Each beautifully furnished apartment boasts a large balcony or patio overlooking the Caribbean. Beachfront Suites are perfectly suited for families of up to six, while smaller units cater for couples and families of two to four guests. All suites include either a partial or a full kitchen, while one-bedroom and two-bedroom units also feature a living and dining room, providing plenty of room to relax and unwind.

6. The Verandah Resort & Spa, Antigua

This lovely little resort offers 180 rooms giving you an intimate and calm atmosphere away from crowds and hustle and bustle. Set upon 30 acres of white sandy beaches and bordering the Devil’s Bridge National Park, this is the picture postcard setting. Nature lovers can enjoy the many nature trails and wildlife in the National Park and take a boat trip to nearby Bird Island. There is a host of water-sports available. Wind surfing, snorkeling, kayaking, hobby cat sailing, pedal boats, stand up paddle boarding and water hammocks are all available as part of the all-inclusive arrangement. There is a kids club from ages 2 – 12 years open from 9am – 10pm which has an outdoor play area and splash pool. For children aged 8 or older, there are lead activities including sailing, kayaking, nature walks, swimming, paddle boats, arts & crafts & beach games .Older kids can enjoy the games pavilion, 18-hole mini golf course, tennis center, volleyball or the teenagers room with pool tables. All rooms are large junior suites with Caribbean-style décor and verandahs with beautiful views. There are also two-bedroom villas with a private pool, where currently kids stay free!

7. Beaches Ocho Rios, Jamaica ​

Beaches Ocho Rios has something for everyone in the family. If you’re game for “surf & turf,” from a huge action-adventure waterpark to championship golf for the whole family, look no further than Beaches Ocho Rios all-inclusive resort, voted among the Top 10 Best Beach Resorts by Parents magazine. Twenty-two acres of lush tropical gardens, a gorgeous private white-sand beach, seven gourmet restaurants, five fantastic swimming pools, a dedicated scuba practice pool and an entire ocean of watersports are just a few of the places & things to explore. If you’re looking for a family beachfront getaway with an intimate private beach, Beaches Ocho Rios is for you. Beaches surely makes the mark with the best all-inclusive Caribbean family resorts.

8. Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort, Saint Ann, Jamaica

This resort began as an adult’s only resort and was renovated to become one of the most popular family friendly resorts in Jamaica. Does your teen love music? How would they like a trip to the recording studio located on the resort? Whether lounging in a hammock underneath swaying palm trees or teeing off at their private 18-hole championship golf course, Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort will serve as an outstanding gateway into the wonderful opportunities that await you in Jamaica. Located just minutes from the Green Grotto Caves and surrounded by lush foliage and scenic views, this fabulous all-inclusive resort offers something for all ages owing to its personalized service. 5 outstanding restaurants provide lovingly crafted menus set amidst privileged landscapes, and amazing excursions can be found just moments from your room.

9. Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

This quaint little resort is perfect for children, with an explorer’s club for kids, a core zone space for teens, and even a special space just for infants. Set on a pristine beach and surrounded by a tropical jungle, Dreams boasts one of the most sought-after locations in the Dominican Republic.  This premium all-inclusive resort has eleven different dining options, including seven à la carte restaurants, all included in the cost of your stay.  There are two swimming pools and a children’s pool with pool games and a diving clinic. Beach lovers will enjoy the wide selection of water sports including snorkeling, windsurfing and kayaking.

10. Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas

Another popular destination and possibly the most well know, this resort has almost everything from massive water slides to swimming with dolphins, everyone will enjoy this all-inclusive destination. All-inclusive packages are now available for stays at the Paradise Island resort’s Beach Tower and Royal Tower and include access to Aquaventure, the resort’s sprawling “waterscape” that includes a waterpark, aquarium, and kid-friendly attractions. Atlantis, Paradise Island – the most popular resort destination in the Bahamas – features the world’s largest open-air marine habitat; Aquaventure water park, including the iconic Mayan Temple’s Leap of Faith slide; 11 unique pools; renowned beaches; 18-hole golf course; the largest casino in the Caribbean; over 21 restaurants, 19 bars & lounges and Aura nightclub. Atlantis also offers a multitude of unique accommodations, including the iconic Royal Towers and the stylish Cove Atlantis.