Beach fun, all meals and drinks, and lots of quality time spent with your little ones. Family vacations don't get much better than that. But not all beach resorts cater to kids as well as others do. Want to make sure everyone in the family has a great vacation? Check out these five all-inclusive family beach resorts, each with amenities to amuse and entertain young ones — while still providing a relaxing, indulgent retreat for adults.
Occidental Caribe - Punta Cana, DR
Mom and Dad will fall in love with this property at first sight. It's home to seven specialty restaurants, two lagoon-style swimming pools and access to one of the island's prettiest stretches of beach. But kids will also be enchanted — there's a water park with a water slide, a kids club and a theater with a mini-disco and a trapeze and rock climbing area. And picky eaters won't have problems finding something they like at the buffet.
Memories Splash Punta Cana, DR
Another great option on our list of all-inclusive family beach resorts is the 4.5-star guest rated Memories Splash. As the name indicates, this property is a water-lover's dream. Not only does it offer direct beach access and use of two outdoor swimming pools, there's also the impressive Splash Water Park, featuring several thrilling water slides. Kids can also expend some energy at the kids' club, and older kids will find a haven at the teen lounge, with billiards, table tennis and video games.
Finest Playa Mujeres, near Cancun
As one of the most luxe all-inclusive family beach resorts in Cancun, the 5-star Finest Playa Mujeres certainly lives up to its name. Choose from guest rooms with oversized Jacuzzis and private balconies, and spend some time lounging in a poolside hammock while the kids are entertained by the property's professional staff the Imagine Lounge. Later, get the whole family together to splash around in the kids pool, featuring a Mayan-themed temple and waterslide.
Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa
Kids won't be able to contain their excitement when they see the water park at the 4-star Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa between Montego Bay and Negril. This beach-like area features shallow water, a rain umbrella and several waterslides. Picture yourself poolside with no distractions? Send the little ones to the kids club, where they can enjoy painting, crafts and video games while you sip a cocktail at the swim-up bar or indulge in a soothing treatment at the spa.
Duan Juan Beach Resort, Boca Chica, DR
Compared to the kids clubs we've mentioned in our list of best all-inclusive family beach resorts, the one at the Don Juan Beach Resort may seem a bit limited. But no worries — the water is so calm and shallow at Boca Chica that kids can entertain themselves for hours while parents lounge just offshore. Plus, guests are offered one free hour of windsurfing, cycling, tennis or SCUBA practice per day — perfect for active families.