Top 10 All-Inclusive Resorts For Exciting Family Vacations
Some of the greatest values for families can be found at all-inclusive resorts, which offer plenty of diversions and schedule flexibility. Check out our list of best resorts for families!
Top 10 All-Inclusive Resorts #1 Nickelodeon Experience at Azul Hotels by Karisma
One of the top 10 all-inclusive resorts is The Nickelodeon Experience at Azul Hotels by Karisma. It allows kids to enjoy vacation with their favourite Nickelodeon characters, including Dora the Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Awesome themed experience
Families can dine with characters, enjoy meet and greets, and let loose in the themed Azulitos Playhouse by Nickelodeon. Parents also get to enjoy gourmet meals and premium alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages.
There's even complimentary gourmet baby food, jogging strollers, and a My Gym Children's Fitness Program for the little ones. Rates start at $750 per night.
#2 Club Med CREACTIVE by Cirque du Soleil, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
From world-renowned, all-inclusive vacation company Club Med, comes a completely unique concept: CREACTIVE.
This brand new opportunity allows you and your family to experience 25 circus acrobatic and artistic activities like acrobatic bungee, flying trapeze, aerial silk, tightrope, juggling, dance and mask painting.
Rates start at $129 per person, per night, and children under 4 years old stay free.
#3 Ski Portillo, Chile
If your kids prefer skiing over surfing, check out Ski Portillo, the most renowned ski resort in the southern hemisphere.
There will be seven days of lift tickets, four meals a day, and all amenities at the resort, including the fitness center, pool, and yoga classes.
Ski Portillo also offers a kids' game room, climbing wall and movies. Scheduled activities each week for kids include learning to make bread, races, tubing and a torchlight parade.
Free childcare is available for kids ages 4-7. Prices start at $2,100 per person for the week, based on double occupancy. Kids under age 4 are always free. They also offer "kids free weeks" when kids ages 4-17 stay, ski and dine free.
#4 Club Med Pragelato Vialattea, Italy
Many of the 234 rooms, with pine floors, plaid throw pillows, and dove-gray walls, were designed specifically for families, while clubs cater to kids and teens from two to 17 with a “snow garden,” nature programs, and skiing alternatives like snowshoeing and Nordic walking.
From $3,666 for seven nights for two adults and two children, including all meals and drinks, skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, Nordic walking, snowshoeing, hiking, and access to the Turkish bath and sauna room. Children under six stay free.
#5 Lewa Safari Camp, Kenya
#6 Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa
This resort has no shortage of activities: there’s a Scratch DJ Academy, a 45,000-square-foot water park, a surfing simulator, and 12 miles of white-sand beach.
The resort’s new Key West Luxury Village has multi-bedroom suites and villas with private pools. It costs $355 per adult, $60 for children 2 to 16, children under 2 stay free; three-night minimum.
#7 Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmerelda, Mexico
Expect extra amenities include mini-bathrobes and slippers, a kid-friendly mini-bar, tear-free bath products, and private family check-in and check-out at this oceanfront resort.
During your stay, a complimentary walkie-talkie or local cell phone makes it easy to keep track of the whole fam, whether out on treasure hunts or taking pizza-making classes or dance lessons (Zumba, salsa, hip-hop). Mayan ruins at Tulum, Chichén Itzá, and Cobá are also within reach.
From $130 per adult per night, including meals, activities, classes, and a check-in gift for kids. Children under four stay free; kids five to 12 cost $65 per night.
#8 Tortuga Lodge & Gardens, Costa Rica
This lush hideaway near Tortuguero National Park is an amateur zoologist’s dream: explore the rain forest by kayak on the nearby Tortuguero River, watch a 300-pound turtle lay her eggs, or spot rare bird species from the veranda of one of the 27 guest rooms. From $196 per adult, $99 for children 10 and under.
#9 Curtain Bluff, Antigua
Luxury family getaway
With ocean views from every room, Curtain Bluff in Antigua is the ultimate five-star all-inclusive resort. Enjoy activities like snorkeling, sailing, water-skiing, kayaking, yoga, pilates and tennis. Kids are invited to play sports and partake in beach activities.
Or enroll the kiddos in the full-time kids camp that centers around a shaded "basecamp" by the beach and offers a range of activities, from chocolate making to crab races. Included in your vacation: three daily meals—no buffets here—all meals are fresh, including local fish, like mussels, salmon and grouper.
Rates vary seasonally and by room. Children under 2 stay free; kids 2-5 years old are $85 per day.
#10 Mukul Beach, Golf & Spa in Nicaragua
If you're imagining a tropical rain forest destination for your next family vacation, then imagine Mukul Beach, Golf & Spa in Nicaragua.
The Kul Kids program offers professional childcare and Nicaraguan adventures for kids ages 4-12, such as making Nicaraguan-style art, collecting shells, hiking, releasing turtles back into their habitat, looking out for monkeys and swimming. Rates start at $849 per night.