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All-inclusive resorts are a great option for a vacation with kids. With everything you need  from accommodations, to food, activities and more right at your fingertips, it is an easy vacation to plan for busy parents. An all-inclusive resort also makes it easy to budget since it’s a pay one price vacation. There are many options to choose from, but to help you make a decision, here are three kid-friendly all-inclusive resorts we recommend.

Royalton Bavaro Resort & Spa - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Known for its amazing white sand beaches, Punta Cana is an obvious choice for families. The Royalton Bavaro Resort & Spa is so beautiful that it’s often booked for weddings, but it also has a distinct and separate family-friendly section. Located on Bavaro Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, this resort has 8 restaurants, 9 bars and one food truck.

 

Featuring five swimming pools, a 1,200 foot long lazy and a FlowRider® surf simulator, in addition to the stunning beach, water-loving families will never be bored. There is also a hangout club for teenagers when they want to get away from their parents and younger siblings. And since there are two sections to this resort, adults will have access the spa and fitness facilities. This resort also has unlimited reservation-free dining, a nine-hole mini-golf course and daily entertainment and nightly shows.

 

The Royalton Bavaro is an all-suite hotel with different categories to choose from including Junior Suites, Luxury suites, swim-out suites and even some suites big enough to accommodate large family groups. Rooms include jetted tubs, balconies or terraces, stocked mini-bar and 24-hour room service.

Beaches Turks & Caicos - Providenciales, Turks & Caicos

This resort consistently shows up on lists of “best resorts for families” and for good reason. Sitting on a 12-mile stretch of the Caribbean’s turquoise blue Grace Bay this resort features 21 restaurants, a 45,000 square foot waterpark, 10 pools, game rooms, beach with loungers and FREE childcare.

 

Included in your stay are family resort activities like kayaking, lawn games (like bocce and corn hole), beach volleyball, snorkeling, stand-up paddle boarding, windsurfing, ping pong, SCUBA lessons, and nightly entertainment such as outdoor movie nights.

 

There are five distinctly themed “villages” at Beaches Turks and Caicos, including Caribbean and Seaside villages, a chateau-inspired French Village, a Riviera-themed Italian Village, and a Key West Village. Room decor varies from village to village, and family rooms are set up with either separate bedrooms, pull-out couches and/or Murphy beds, and villas and condos have full kitchens, dining rooms, and multiple bathrooms.

 

The massive Pirates Cove waterpark includes many slides, a lazy river, a surf-training pool, an open-air game room, teen and Xbox lounges and ice cream and mac-and-cheese trucks. There is also Beaches Kids Camp to keep the little ones busy that features age-based programing including one for children with special needs. All staff are members of the International Nanny Association and must meet minimum requirements to be employed at the camp.

Nickelodeon Hotel & Resort - Riviera Maya, Mexico

Last, but most certainly not least, is the five-star Nickelodeon resort in Riviera Maya. Our very own travel advisor, Rhiannon, recently toured this Karisma property and raved about it! Located on Mexico’s famed Mayan Riviera coast, this resort rolled out it’s orange carpet for its opening in August 2021.

 

Accommodations at this resort are all suites, including ocean-front and swim-up suites, meaning parents can have their own bedroom and bathroom. Suites are colourful and modern with Nickelodeon art and include a Murphy bed, double pull-out sofa and a second bathroom. Babysitting services are also available (extra $$) if parents want to take part in one of the adult activities like a spa day or a tequila tasting.

 

This Nickelodeon resort features a huge six-acre Aqua Nick® water park with 20 slides and a Paw Patrol section for little kids. There are even daily “slimings” of Nick characters to delight kids. You don’t have to worry about little kids getting run over by bigger ones either. The park is designed with sections for different ages and the toddler pool has rubber mats on the bottom.

 

In addition to the water park, Nickelodeon Place offers character experiences and entertainment for all ages and there is also Club Nick – a hangout just for kids.

 

And just because this is a very kid-friendly resort, doesn’t mean that the food has been ignored. You’ll enjoy Karisma’s signature gourmet dining, premium drinks, and themed culinary delights that are not only fun, but delicous! With 10 restaurants and bars and 24-hour room service, you’ll never get bored with the dining options.

We hope that you’ve found these recommendations helpful. In a world of thousands of all-inclusive resorts, we know how difficult it can be to decide where to spend your vacation dollars.  If you’d like more information on any of these resorts, or others, please contact us.

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