The Dominican Republic is an island with many all inclusive resorts and while some offer a good price point, the trend is toward more upscale properties. Below are some popular spots for families. Always check recent visitor's comments!
This giant property has 75 acres and a long stretch of white-sand beach. Features include amazing kids programs for different age groups, including Petit Club Med for 2 to 3 year olds, and The Ramp louge area for teens. This resort has trapeze (a signature Club Med activity), inline skating, watersports with instruction, Hip Hop Kidz, trendy fitness classes, and many more activities. But perhaps the outstanding feature is Club Med's unique friendly ambiance.
Dreams has family-friendly all inclusive resorts in the Dominican Republic and in Mexico. Features for families include "Explorer's Club" for kids, a "Core Zone" for teens (at some properties), and occasional "Kids Free" deals. Dreams Punta Cana has a location on miles of beach and a long meandering river pool.
This all inclusive resort in the Punta Cana area features lush landscaping, ponds, open-air restaurants, and decor that uses local stones, coconut, and cane. This property has a kids club ages 2 to 12. Kids enjoy spotting peacocks, ducks, and flamingos roaming the grounds or in the lagoons.
Sun Village Resort is a family-friendly, mid-sized all inclusive in Cofresi on the north coast of the DR. The marine park Ocean World is next door and restaurants, shops, and nightlife in Playa Dorado and Puerto Plata are not far away. Left: the kids pool with water slide is located conveniently beside the kids' club.
This Dominican Republic all inclusive resort is on the southeastern coast, 17 miles from the La Romana airport, on a half-mile of white beach bordering parkland. This property has a kids club for ages 4 to 12 and Junior's Club for ages 12 to 16. Activities include windsurfing, sailing, archery, and snorkeling right at the beach.