Parents love the convenience of one known-in-advance price at all inclusive resorts. Kids can sample activities (or not), help themselves to drinks when they please, have fun at the kids clubs. Most families head to all inclusive resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean, but there are choices within the US as well.
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It's a myth that you need to go to the Caribbean or Mexico to find a fantastic all-inclusive resort. Click through this slideshow for wonderful, kid-friendly resorts right here in the US where taking advantage of all-inclusive pricing does not require a passport.
All inclusive resorts in the Caribbean are extremely popular with families, who love their beautiful beaches, fun watersports, amazing pool complexes, and kids programs which sometimes offer creative activities for different age groups plus infant care and teen activities. Check out Ten Top Caribbean Resorts for Families, resorts on different islands, information about hurricane season, and more.
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All inclusives have been built at a fast pace in a number of popular areas, from well-developed areas such as Cancun and the Mayan Riviera, to newer destinations as the Riviera Nayarit.
Kids Club at Club Med Opio, in the south of France. Photo courtesy of Club Med resorts.
Combine a family trip to Europe with the conveniences of all-inclusive pricing. Have a look at several ideas: beach resorts on the Mediterranean; Club Med resorts with kids' programs; Club Med winter getaways in the Alps with ski and snowboarding classes; and nearly-all-inclusive cruises and "family adventure" tours.