Spring is in full swing, which means time it's to book summer vacations. Many of you may be thinking about taking the family to an All-Inclusive Family Resort. While many all-inclusive resorts are adults only, there are more now than ever welcoming families. With that, they now offer a bevy of activities for everyone, some for just kids, and others for just mom and dad. We sent our Travel Experts out to do some investigating and came up with a few choices of our Favorite All Inclusive Family Travel Destinations. This is the Travel Experts Guide to All Inclusive Resorts for Families.
There are multiple benefits to booking an at an All Inclusive Resort, the most obvious is: it’s all (mostly) paid for up front. In some cases you may have to arrange for the amenities (restaurants, drinks) and activities once you get there. You may be able to pre-book them but there could be extra fees. Make sure you read the fine print. Also make sure there are no additional travel arrangements you would have to make prior to your arrival of after you leave.
As the family friendly division of Sandals Resorts, the Beaches Resorts have something to offer to the entire family . Locations in Jamaica and Turks and Caicos,beaches offers something for every age group from toddlers, teenagers, and adults. For the kids, the Sesame Street Caribbean Adventure will capture their imagination, while teens will love the various activities and adventures around the resort. The aqua center at the Turks and Caicos location offers snorkeling, windsurfing, paddle boarding and more. Make sure to visit the Pirate’s Island waterpark located on property (and yes, that’s included too!). Play tennis, shuffleboard, beach volleyball and more.
For the grownups, poolside and swim up bars, candlelight dinners and other a la carte services are available at the Red Lane Spa. (Teens are also welcome at the Spa for Teens). Everyone will enjoy the world class cuisine, with a little something to tantalize everyone's taste buds. Adults will also love the Top Shelf bar selections and wines that can be included in your price. For more information on Beaches Turks and Caicos or their other Beaches family friendly properties, visit http://www.beaches.com/
Moon Palace Cancun
On Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula offers a wide array of activities for your entire family. For the kids the The PlayRoom offers activities for kids up to 11, the Wired Lounge has activities and games for teens. For some family fun check out the FlowRIder® surf simulator or book a tour to Mayan ruins. Once the sun goes down, enjoy delicious international cuisine; take in one of the many shoes or just relax and sip on some cocktails.
Moon Palace has a large variety of rooms and suites that will suit all of your family’s needs. Amenities include wifi, Smart TVs, XBox, and fully-stocked minibars for the adults. To learn more about Moon Palace Cancun or their other resorts, see their website http://www.moonpalacecancun.com/en-us
Dreams Punta Cana
In the Dominican Republic is another family friendly all-inclusive resort. Dreams resort offers the Explorer’s Club, a fully supervised program for kids ages 3-12. Teens through age 17 will like Core Zone Teens Club with activities scheduled all day, up until midnight. Enjoy swimming in one of the largest free-form pools in the Dominican Republic, or relaxing on the beach. Look into one of many offered activities including cooking classes, beach volleyball, dance lessons, water sports and more. Babysitting can be arranged and the adults may enjoy the casino and wonderful cocktails.
There are numerous food options including French, Asian and Italian cuisines, lighter options are available for when you are on the go. Choose from spacious rooms and suites with private terraces or balconies, offering such amenities as twice-daily maid service, satellite TV, complimentary mini bar and many other things for comfort and convenience. Visit Dreams Punta Cana’s website for additional information. http://www.dreamsresorts.com/en_us/resorts/dominican-republic/punta-cana.html
Those are just a few ideas for your next family vacation.