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Caribbean All Inclusive Resorts


These tropical beach getaways are popular with families not only during high season, January through April, but year-round.


Family Vacation Deals in the Caribbean and Mexico

Windblown surf advances toward the beach
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Here’s a selection of handpicked special offers that are currently available in favorite kid-friendly resorts and destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean. Also remember that American citizens do not need a passport to visit Puerto Rico or the US Virgin Islands (USVI). This page will be updated regularly, so please come back often.

Ten Top Resorts for Families

Club Med Punta Cana, Caribbean all inclusive resort. Photo © Teresa Plowright
Photo © Teresa Plowright.

Families expect a lot from these beach vacations: kids programs, watersports, activities and evening entertainment, multiple restaurants... Find choices on a number of different islands, and with a range of prices.


Eight Value-Priced Choices

Coconut Bay all inclusive resort , value price - Photo ©  Teresa Plowright

Yes, families can find places that offer plenty of fun and amenities at a good price point. This article includes some choices in Mexico, too.

Which Caribbean Islands Have All Inclusives?

Curacao -  Photo of Willemstad courtesy of Curacao Tourism.
Photo of Willemstad courtesy of Curacao Tourism.

On some islands, this convenient type of resort vacation is common; on others, not so much. Find out where your chances are best.

Hurricane Season

Win McNamee/ Getty Images.
Win McNamee/ Getty Images.
Hurricanes are a fact of life in the Caribbean, but vacations stay popular right through hurricane season, helped by discount rates and weather protection guarantees.

All Inclusive Resorts: Jamaica

all inclusive resort FDR
Photo courtesy of Franklyn D. Resort.
Your choices also include a value-priced place with its own water park, two of the three popular Beaches family resorts, and a unique mid-sized property where each family has their own vacation nanny during their stay.


Dominican Republic

Club Med Punta Cana 0 all inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic  - Photo ©  Teresa Plowright

The DR has had a building boom, especially in the eastern areas such as Punta Cana on the Caribbean Sea, and also on the north (Atlantic) coast. Some choices offer a good price point, but the trend is toward more upscale properties.

St. Lucia

St. Lucia all inclusive resorts Coconut Bay - Photo ©  Teresa Plowright

The Caribbean island of St. Lucia is known for scenic beauty. The land is lush, the seas have coral reefs, and some British colonial flavor still lingers. Explore the island while staying at a family-friendly all inclusive resort.


Photo courtesy of Aruba Tourist Authority.
Photo courtesy of Aruba Tourist Authority.

Aruba, one of the Dutch Caribbean islands, has beautiful beaches and many family-friendly properties, including some all inclusives with kids programs.

Mexico's Caribbean

All inclusive resort on Mexico's Caribbean - Avalon Reef Club. Photo ©  Teresa Plowright
Photo © Teresa Plowright.
Don't forget that Mexico has a Caribbean coast in the Yucatan, and both Cancun and the Mayan Riviera have many all inclusive resorts. As a bonus, visitors can do fascinating day-trips, exploring Mayan ruins, coral reefs, cenotes, and eco-parks in the area.

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