15 best all-inclusive resorts for families (2023)

Booking an all-inclusive when you're travelling with kids is a no-brainer. Here, we break down our favourite, family-tested hot spots.

Photo: Courtesy of Club Med

1. Club Med Cancún Yucatán

Situated on the picturesque tip of the Riviera Maya, this all-inclusive is lined with three white, sandy beaches and is steps from the world’s second largest coral reef. Included in your stay is unlimited gourmet dining at one of the four on-site restaurants, unlimited snorkeling, sailing, water skiing, windsurfing, archery, flying trapeze, tennis and more. You’ll also have access to the Club Med kids clubs where little ones aged 4 to 17 can partake in kid-friendly activities run by registered childcare workers. If your kid isn’t quite old enough (they’re under 4), you can check out the on-demand services ranging from babysitting to the Petit Club Med club. In July 2018, the resort expanded their Aguamarina family area with an additional 60 rooms and a new ocean front pool. Rooms feature separate sleeping areas(so parents and kids can have their own private space) and spacious balconies so you can enjoy the ocean breeze after the little ones go to sleep. clubmed.ca

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2. Royalton Bavaro Punta Cana

Your water babies will quickly get into the swim of things at this new all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana. At Royalton Bavaro, the biggest decision of their day will be the splash pad or lazy river? As if the slides, fountains, tubes and 1,200 feet of winding river weren’t enough, bigger kids can also learn to surf on the FlowRider surf machine. Plus, parents with really little ones will appreciate the shade canopy at the kiddie pool, where everyone can cool off with an icy drink. Once they’re feeling sufficiently waterlogged, kids ages 4 to 12 can hang at the supervised Kids Club that boasts daily visits from beloved TV characters Max and Ruby, X-Box stations, an air hockey table, craft room and much more. While the kids are busy, parents can easily kill a few hours with a latte break at the coffee bar, a sweat sesh at the well-equipped gym or a visit to the on-site spa for a massage, facial or hydrotherapy circuit. Nine restaurants, plus a poolside food truck and 24-hour room service menu mean there’s something for everyone (even your pickiest eater!)—at any time, day or night. Sunwing Vacations will take care of all the details, from flights to hotel transfers, so that even Mom can get into beach-mode the minute you get the airport. (Did we mention you get a complimentary glass of bubbly during the flight?!)sunwing.ca

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3. Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya

No need to worry about your big kid or tween getting bored lying by the pool at Hard Rock Riviera Maya. An on-site Woodward facility means they can spend hours trying tricks at the skate park, launching off ramps on a BMX bike (available for rent), bouncing on trampolines, leaping into a foam pit or tackling a ninja-themed obstacle course. Kids who are more digitally inclined can film all the action on high-resolution cameras, or get some DJ experience through Hard Rock’s Music Lab program. Of course, you can’t go all the way to the Riviera Maya without spending some time in the water. The whole family can snorkel or kayak just off the beach in a protected cove, or the kids can swim and zip down the water slide in the expansive family-friendly pool. Need more ideas to keep them busy? Check out the fun at the Roxity Kids Club where little ones can play games and make music (they’ll go wild for boogie boards and Guitar Hero). With the kids preoccupied, parents can sneak off to the adults-only side of the resort (also known as Heaven) for a spa treatment, a yoga class or simply some time to lounge by a kid-free pool. Afterwards, meet up for dinner—you have your choice of Italian, Latin American, Japanese cuisine and more at the world-class restaurants—and finish off with a show on the big stage.hrhrivieramaya.com

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4. SunscapeCuraçao

The beautiful Dutch island ofCuraçao is known for its stunning beaches, which are tucked away into pretty coves, perfect for little ones taking their first dip in the ocean. Sunscape offers an Unlimited-Fun package, which includesa kids-only check-in experience, welcome snacks and resort passports for the little ones to get stamped while they’re exploring the grounds. The whole family can enjoy activities like snorkeling, paddle boarding, kayaking, tennis and rock climbing. Looking for a change of scenery? The resort is located a 10-minute drive from the colourful and historic capital city of Willemstad (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), where there’s lots to explore from an Ostrich Farm to underwater Aquafari rides where kids can get to know the island’s marine life. This is the perfect home base for exploring one of the most interesting islands in the Caribbean.sunscaperesorts.com

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5. Finest Playa Mujeres

There are all-inclusive resorts and then there are luxury all-inclusives. Typically reserved for adult-only guests, this contemporary-style resort welcomes all ages,with spacious family suites that feature an additional room for children (and some even have their own private pool). Travelling with a baby? The resort will provide bottle sterilizers, a bottle warmer, baby monitor, high chair, baby bathtub and crib free of charge. They also offer avariety of naturally home-made purees that are gluten-free and made with 100 per cent fresh ingredients. Boredom isn’t really an option with a children’s pool with built-in playground, a babies and toddlers pool, mini theatre, kids’ plaza, paddleboarding, yoga, archery, zip lining, video games and more. Even the spa offers services for kids, like a Caribbean Princess treatment, which features a hand and foot scrub, colourful manicure and two sparkly braids.finestresorts.com

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6. Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmerelda

A long-standing family resort, the Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda is best known for theluxury Family Concierge Junior Suites, which offer an upgraded all-inclusive experience. Guests will have access to a private heated pool with a swim-up bar, a private beach area with a beach concierge service, a multi-level lounge with air conditioning, quicker check-in and check-out, a stocked library, Wi-Fi, a daily continental breakfast buffet, all-day coffee and drinks and an afternoon drinks and aperitifs hour. Families will be assigned their own personal butler on arrival who can coordinate your check-in and check-out, pack and unpack your bags, make restaurant, spa or activity reservations as well as offer aturndown service for the kids with milk and cookies. Kids can hang out at the supervised Kids Zone and jungle gym or beginning December of 2018, they can play at the impressive waterpark with two large pools, five water slides, dumping buckets and smaller pool, which is perfect for toddlers to splash around in. melia.com

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7. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

Your tiny tourists will get a taste of luxury at this lavish resort inNuevo Vallarta. Located just 15-minutes from the airport, all-inclusive amenities include seven à la carte restaurants, snorkelling, kayaking, boogie boards, a teens’ club, kids’ club and spacious suites with private terraces and ocean views. Travelling with a baby? The resort’s complimentarybaby concierge treats even the tiniest of guests like VIPs, with everything you could possibly need (a crib, high chair, play mat, bottle warmer, rattle, teether, baby carrier, etc.) and more. You can even reserve a“My First Cut” package, which turns baby’s first haircut into a memorable experience for the whole family—they’ll even get a custom certificate. vallarta.grandvelas.com

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8. Barceló Maya Beach

When it comes to all-inclusive resorts, theBarceló Hotel Group are pros. This is a great option if you’ve never been to an all-inclusive or you’re travelling with kids for the first time. The resort boasts spacious family rooms that can sleep up to five people, a two kilometre stretch of white, sandy beach (perfect for family walks), the Barcy Kids Club (which has supervised activities for children ages 4 to 12), a new 18-hole miniature golf course, seven swimming pools, two water parks and access to three restaurants. There’s also adolphinarium where kids canswim with dolphins, watch them under the water with a mask or give them a kiss, wave or hug.barcelo.com

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9. Wyndham Reef Resort

The Cayman Islands has some of the most spectacular beaches in the Caribbean, but when it comes to all-inclusives, there aren’t a lot of options. Thankfully, the Wyndham Reef Resort offers families an all-inclusive package with meals and drinks so that you can enjoy a hassle-free vacation experience. Pack your schedule withbird and fish feeding, arts and crafts, bingo, movie nights and an array of water sports. Snorkelling cannot be missed. The island is famous for itand the crystal clear are filled with so many species of tropical fish your kids will think they’re living in Finding Nemo. Spot stingrays, eagle rays, blue tangs, queen angel fish, tarpon, and sergeant majors. You might be lucky enough to see a curious sea turtle.wyndhamcayman.com

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10. Windjammer Landing

Welcome to paradise. Seriously. Once you make your way down the windy road to Windjammer Landing, you’ll feel like you’vearrived. The massive resort sits on a picturesque bay of crystal clear blue waters with a 64,000-square-foot stretch of white, sandy beach. The resort’s premium all-inclusive package gives your family access to everything on the property, including the five on-site restaurants (we recommend indulging in the fish tacos at Embers), water sports, room service and champagne by the glass—Hey, you’re on vacation too! Drop kids aged 4 to 12 off at The Jacquot Fun Club where they can partake in free activities like a lizard and crab hunt (yep, that’s a thing), mocktail mixing and tennis lessons. The Club also runs special events (for a small fee) like horseback riding and historical trips to Fort Rodney. You can relax and have some “me time” at the lavish Spa (book the room with the private Japanese soaker tub). Rooms at this resort come in a wide variety.

If you’re looking for a traditional accommodation, book at the Oceanview, where you can get one or two bedrooms rooms and suites, which are walkable to the beach, restaurants, lobby and the nearby pools. Larger families may want to book one of the impressive hillside villas, which will mean that you’ll spend a lot of time taking the 24-hour resort shuttle down to the beach, but it will be worth it for the spacious living areas, stunning views, kitchen facilities—and some even have private plunge pools! After you’ve finished exploring the property, head to Jammin’ Tours to book one of their full or half-day excursions that let you really experience everything this majestic island has to offer. A cruise (and snorkel!) by the Pitons is, of course, a must, but families can also experience a drive-in volcano (meaning, there’s no hiking required), mud baths, the picturesque Toraille Water Fall and Marigot Bay.windjammer-landing.com

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11. Bay Gardens Beach Resort & Spa

If you’re feeling a little intimidated by all of the massive properties in Saint Lucia, this resort may be your ticket. The hotel has a nice, intimate feel—and the beach is literally at your doorstep. The resort’s all-inclusive package includes access toSplash Island Water Park, a floating inflatable obstacle course with trampoline challenges, climbing walls, slides, swings, and more for kids aged 6 and up. At theCoral Kidz Club, little ones aged 4 to 12 can make friends with other guests (while mom and dad relax at the pool or partake in a free daily spa treatment as part of the all-inclusive package), playing table tennis or hitting the beach for crab races. While the resort features three bars and two restaurants serving up classic Caribbean fare, more adventurous guests can venture out to Rodney Bay as part of the Dine Around program, which offers meals at nine additional restaurants. Want to see more of the island? The hotel concierge can connect you with Cox Tours who organizes adventure-packed tours like horseback riding, helicopter sightseeing, “snuba” (a unique snorkel-scuba experience), zip-ling or a rainforest aerial tram.baygardensresorts.com

Photo: Beaches Turks & Caicos

12. Beaches Turks and Caicos

You’ll need a detailed itinerary to squeeze in all there is offered at this massive all-inclusive. Take your pick from a large selection of family-friendly suites (some come with separate kids’ rooms and private butler service!) and then fill your belly with gourmet pizza, tandoori chicken, coconut crumbled shrimp, Jamaican jerk pork and more from one of the 21 restaurants on the property. Situated on a spectacular 12-mile stretch of white, sandy beach, your family can make the most of the glittery, blue waters with access to SUP, windsurfing, snorkeling and scuba diving—at no extra charge. In the morning, treat your little ones to breakfast with Big Bird and the Sesame Street gang before heading over to the 27,000 square foot waterpark, with waterslides, kid-friendly splash pools, water cannons, whirlpools, a lazy river and a swim-up soda bar. There’s also a surf simulator where you can learn how to hang ten. Got the munchies? Grab some ice cream or gooey mac ‘n cheese from the food trucks parked right in the park, or take a break from the sun in the massive pirate ship diner where you can get hot dogs, PB&J sandwiches and banana splits on demand. If (gasp!) it should rain, you can take refuge in the Xbox Play Lounge where the entire family can get their Minecraft fix. In the evening, you’ll have your pick of entertainment, from productions of Alice in Wonderland and Treasure Island to movie nights in the pool and a tween-friendly disco where they can dance the night away. Want some solo parent time? The onsite kids camp caters to tots and teens (up to 17 years old) with certified childcare workers and activity-packed programs running from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Once they’re back and ready for bed, have Elmo or Abby tuck them in by booking a VIP Sesame Street bedtime service. Now that’s seriously a good night!beaches.com

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13. Franklyn D. Resort

What the all-inclusive FDR lacks in modern polish it makes up for with its casual, call-you-by-name vibe. And here’s the best part: A nanny comes with your stay. It’s not that you won’t see your kids; the resort is small, with four pools and one small beach. But it will be someone else’s job to watch them like a hawk while they tie dye in the kids’ centre or go down the waterslide for the 57th time. Read a book or have a long conversation with your spouse while your kids have a blast? Nowthat’sa vacation. (You do, however, need to pay extra if you need your nanny after 4:40 p.m.) There are fun free activities for kids ages two to 11 in the Kiddie’s Centre, including video games, movies and crafts.fdrholidays.com

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14. Nickelodeon Hotel & Resorts Punta Cana

The family that gets slimed together stays together at this Karisma-owned Dominican Republic resort, where your kids can meet Spongebob Squarepants, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Paw Patrol in the, uh, plush. The two halves of this expansive, all-inclusive resort are linked by a path and golf-cart shuttle. Stick to the west side sports complex and Aqua Nick water park (where you experience the aforementioned slime) for kid-focused fun. The east side, shared with sister resort Sensatori, is where you’ll find the well-appointed rooms, restaurants, the beach, a pristine infinity pool and Spongebob’s Pineapple Villa. Book a swim-up suite with a shared pool right off your patio, so your water bugs never actually have to get out of the pool. There are several restaurant options (including an excellent burger joint, BRGRS.PH) and a family-friendly buffet, stocked with baby food pouches and plenty of high chairs. The pretty rooms sleep up to six people. Let them know the age of your kids before you go, and they’ll set up the room with whatever you need (baby food, milk, a stroller, crib, bottle warmer, bathroom step stool, kids’ spa robes). The best part: downtime is totally yours once they see Club Nick, an ages 4-12 club with its very own curly slide into a ball pit, and tons of bean bags and pillows for kids who want to take a break from the sun and cool off. For younger babies and toddlers (accompanied by a parent), the kids’ club is open as an indoor play space for a few hours midday.nickresortspuntacana.com

Photo: Club Med Punta Cana

15. Club Med Punta Cana

This all-inclusive resort is 10 minutes away from the airport, so the vacation starts (almost!) when you arrive. The resort has a complimentary Baby Welcome service for kids two and under (sign up when you book your trip). The service includes all the baby equipment you’ll need like a stroller, diaper-changing mat, baby bath and a pack ‘n’ play. Babies and toddlers from ages four months to two years can be cared for during the day for an additional fee, and kids ages four to 11 can participate in free daily activities like dance lessons and theatre classes at the included kids’ club. They’ll also love circus school (free with your stay), where they can learn trapeze, tightrope walking, and mask painting from Cirque du Soleil-trained performers. If you need a longer break, for an additional fee you can check kids four months and older into Pyjama Club, an evening babysitting service. Every night parents and babies can eat dinner together at The Baby Restaurant (located inside the kids’ club), but if you want to eat in the main restaurant, head to the baby corner, where food like yogurts and mashed fruits are available. The resort also has several 24-hour baby-care areas each with a blender, sterilizer, microwave, refrigerator and bottle warmer. (Formula isn’t provided so bring your own). Kids under four stay free and kids between four and 11 stay for up to 50 per cent off.clubmed.ca

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FAQs

Is all-inclusive worth it for families? ›

All-inclusive resorts are a good fit for families or large groups of friends traveling together because everyone gets to have fun within the same confined space. You are able to spend as little/ much time with your friends/ family and you can all easily regroup when need be. 5. There's No Need to Leave Your Resort.

Which country is best at all-inclusive? ›

5 Best Countries for All-Inclusive Resorts
  • Jamaica. The Caribbean islands know how all-inclusive holidays are done right, and none do it better than Jamaica. ...
  • Turkey. Turkey is extremely popular among Europeans when looking for an affordable luxury holiday. ...
  • Spain. ...
  • Mexico. ...
  • Maldives.

What is a good price per night for an all-inclusive resort? ›

All-inclusive prices range from around $150 to $430 per night, but vacationers can typically score a standard room for less than $300 nightly.

How do you find a good all-inclusive? ›

How to Choose the Best All-Inclusive Resort for You
  1. Call a Travel Agent. Travel agents are extremely well-versed in all-inclusive resorts. ...
  2. Consider Adults-Only vs. Family-Friendly. ...
  3. Compare Included Amenities. ...
  4. Check Out the Location. ...
  5. Determine the Size of Resort Best for You. ...
  6. Compare Beaches. ...
  7. Look Into the Resort's Atmosphere.
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Do kids pay full price at all-inclusive resorts? ›

Depending on the all-inclusive resort, you may need to pay a surcharge for your kids depending on their ages. Where some all-inclusive resorts let kids stay free with paid adults, others charge extra for kids over 12 or a half-rate for those older than 15.

Is it cheaper to get all-inclusive? ›

Often when you buy an all-inclusive package, your airfare is much cheaper than if you were to book air & hotel separately. These types of packages also include airport transfers which can get expensive on their own.

Where is the cheapest place to book all-inclusive vacations? ›

Where is the cheapest place to book all-inclusive vacations?
  • Apple Vacations.
  • CheapCaribbean.com.
  • CheapTickets.
  • Expedia.
  • Funjet Vacations.
  • Hotels.com.
  • Kayak.
  • Orbitz.
24 Apr 2022

Are all-inclusive worth it? ›

If you just want to relax at a beach and enjoy the resort activities, then absolutely, an all-inclusive resort is worth it for couples. But if you want to explore your destination, do lots of offsite activities, and eat at local restaurants, it may not be.

What is the best country for vacation? ›

The same global survey, encompassing dozens of additional attributes, is used to compile the overall 2022 Best Countries rankings from U.S. News.
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  • Spain. #1 in Solo Travel Rankings. ...
  • Italy. #2 in Solo Travel Rankings. ...
  • Greece. #3 in Solo Travel Rankings. ...
  • New Zealand. ...
  • Australia. ...
  • Portugal. ...
  • Netherlands. ...
  • Ireland.

How far in advance should I book an all-inclusive vacation? ›

Early or late: Either book very early (nine months or more in advance, especially if you want to stay during peak seasons like Christmas and New Year's) or take a chance on last-minute deals.

How much is a trip to Cancun for a week? ›

The average price of a 7-day trip to Cancun is $1,116 for a solo traveler, $2,004 for a couple, and $3,758 for a family of 4. Cancun hotels range from $25 to $525 per night with an average of $39, while most vacation rentals will cost $20 to $440 per night for the entire home.

Do all-inclusive resorts save money? ›

Benefits of Booking an All-Inclusive Resort

Since food, activities etc. all go into the price of your stay, you often have a better ballpark number of how much your vacation will cost and can rest assured knowing that a fancy dinner at a restaurant on the resort won't set you back financially one bit.

How do I choose a resort? ›

Top 6 factors one should consider before opting Resort Outing:
  1. Distance of the Destination. The first and foremost thing is how far you are willing to travel i.e. which destination you are choosing and list the Start destination –Via- End Destination. ...
  2. Time. ...
  3. Budget. ...
  4. Type of Outing. ...
  5. Interests. ...
  6. Resort Facilities.
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Do you need to tip at an all inclusive resort? ›

Do I Need to Tip at an All-Inclusive Resort? While tipping is a discretionary and optional gesture, at all-inclusive resorts in Mexico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and others, it is certainly encouraged.

How do you prepare for an all-inclusive vacation? ›

Let's Stay in Touch!
  1. All Inclusive Tips: Research Deals Online.
  2. Research the Resort in Advance.
  3. Pack Appropriately.
  4. Bring Lots of Sunscreen.
  5. Pack a First Aid Kit.
  6. Tips are Not Included.
  7. Bring Your Own Cup.
  8. Don't Indulge Too Much.
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Do kids stay free at Riu resorts? ›

Kids Stay Free at RIU Resorts.

How do all inclusives work with kids? ›

"Family-friendly all-inclusives generally offer a kids club/program, where kids participate in a number of fun activities, including crafts, pool games, scavenger hunts, and more," Luz notes. "This is an included service, meaning parents can take time for themselves at no added cost.

Do kids stay free at Dreams resorts? ›

At Dreams Resorts, up to two children (ages 12 and under) stay free in a room with two paying adults (or one child with one paying adult). All Dreams Resorts & Spas offer special programming for kids, and some even provide babysitting services (for a fee).

Are flights included in all-inclusive? ›

This is possible because when you pay for your vacation package, often this includes everything from flights and airport transfer, to luxury accommodation, meals, and entertainment. All-inclusive means different things depending upon where you go.

What's included in all-inclusive holidays? ›

An all-inclusive vacation is a vacation that includes all the essentials in the booking price. Besides accommodation, you can expect food, drinks, activities, and entertainment to be included, without having to pay extra for it.

Is it cheaper to book a holiday in advance or last minute? ›

As our research above reveals, the best time to find the cheapest last-minute deals is around five weeks ahead of your trip. If you can, opt to travel early on or late in the break as prices tend to drop at these times.

What is the best travel website to use? ›

Let's start with the top 10 best travel websites 2022 has to offer for great deals:
  • Booking. On this site, you can get discounts on almost anything, including flights, hotel, cars, activities, and more.
  • Expedia. ...
  • Kayak. ...
  • Scott's Cheap Flights. ...
  • Tripadvisor. ...
  • Priceline. ...
  • Hotwire. ...
  • Orbitz.

Is it worth using a travel agent? ›

Travel agents are useful if you're doing a very costly or complex trip, planning a honeymoon or something fancy, or traveling with a large group. They have access to a number of deals and bulk buying options we DIY solo consumers don't, especially when it comes to tours, high-end flights, and cruises.

Why is full board more expensive than all-inclusive? ›

Full Board is similar to going All Inclusive, but without the added luxury of drinks and snacks. This option gives guests a little more freedom as they won't feel restricted to their hotel with plenty of reason to sample the local nightlife and pavement cafes in between mealtimes.

Is it cheaper to do an all-inclusive resort in Cancun? ›

Most all-inclusive resorts in Cancun will seem to be a little more expensive than non all-inclusive resorts. However, in most circumstances when you can make the most out of your stay, an all-inclusive package is worth it because it is actually more cost-effective than non-all-inclusive.

What are the disadvantages of all-inclusive packages for destinations? ›

Poor quality food and drink

Stories of watered down alcohol and cardboard food are often features of low quality hotels – not part and parcel of a package holiday. All inclusive guests are served the same goods as cash paying guests, but don't expect the Courvoisier to be part of the deal, you will have to pay extra!

What is the number 1 vacation spot in the world? ›

1. The Great Barrier Reef, Australia. What is this? The Great Barrier Reef is one of the undisputed best vacation spots for anyone who wants the opportunity to glimpse one of the most incredible marvels of nature.

Which country is best for family vacation? ›

  • Australia. #1 in Family-friendly. #7 in Best Countries Overall. ...
  • Canada. #2 in Family-friendly. #3 in Best Countries Overall. ...
  • Sweden. #3 in Family-friendly. ...
  • Spain. #4 in Family-friendly. ...
  • Denmark. #5 in Family-friendly. ...
  • Norway. #6 in Family-friendly. ...
  • New Zealand. #7 in Family-friendly. ...
  • Finland. #8 in Family-friendly.

What is the cheapest month to go to the Caribbean? ›

The cheapest time to go to the Caribbean is during the low season, which generally runs from May through August. The cheapest months are May and June. If you do not mind some rain showers during your vacation, you can score great deals for a Caribbean vacation.

When's the best time to book an all-inclusive? ›

Fall is the best season for an all-inclusive vacation, when rooms are often significantly cheaper. Off-site activities, usually limited to a certain number of people, also tend to fill up fast during the high seasons. Seasonal price drops on airfare – on both domestic and international airfares – start in August.

What month is the cheapest to go to Cancun? ›

Cheapest. Prices for Cancun hotels tend to be lowest from around May to June, and again from September to October. This is because the temperature, rainfall, and humidity are all peaking, and tourists are less inclined to visit.

Is Cancun cheaper than Cabo? ›

Is Cancun or Cabo Cheaper to Visit? Cabo is generally considered to be the more expensive destination of the two, but Cancun can also get pricey depending on your travel style. To save money in Cancun, consider avoiding the all-inclusive resorts that are in the Hotel Zone.

How much cash should I bring to an all-inclusive vacation? ›

Generally speaking, USD is preferred, so just bring a stack of ones with you for meals, drinks, and housekeeping. I find that bringing $100-$200 for a week is usually plenty.

How much cash should you bring to Cancun? ›

Our recommendation is to always take an amount in cash, around 150 to 300 dollars converted into Mexican pesos per person, to save on tax and pay small daily expenses.

Are all-inclusive resorts safe? ›

Overall, Mexico's all-inclusive resorts are likely a safer option over any other type of lodging that's available. Most high-class resorts have security staff and measures in place to ensure all guests enjoy a comfortable and safe experience.

Are resorts cheaper than hotels? ›

Resorts tend to be more expensive than hotels, especially if you're going for the all-inclusive experience. You can usually find hotels in all different price points, depending on the location or amenities, making them more ideal for budget travellers.

Is it worth getting all-inclusive in Aruba? ›

If drinks are important to you, it's going to be practical to go all inclusive. Or possibly risk your wallet to get a hangover, because of the costly bar bill. Drinks costs between $5.00 – $10.00 at the bars near the resort. If you're traveling to Aruba with kids, it's going to be worth it going all inclusive.

What do people look for in resorts? ›

The amenities that will (or won't) be offered to you

For example, a five-star accommodation is likely to have luxuries such as spa/gym access, salon-free rentals, and even salon care. For many guests, some of the most important services include luggage storage, dine-in options, pool access, and around-the-clock Wi-Fi.

How do I choose a beach resort? ›

7 Considerations in Choosing a Beach Resort
  1. Amenities. It's key to know the amenities you can enjoy when you arrive at your resort hotel. ...
  2. The location. ...
  3. Reviews from previous guests. ...
  4. Activities to enjoy. ...
  5. Food. ...
  6. Access to external facilities. ...
  7. The type of room. ...
  8. Enjoy your beach vacation at a great beachside hotel.
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Is $5 a good tip in Mexico? ›

It's up to you how much you tip, but the recommended amount in Mexico is between 10% – 20% (15% is a good standard in tourist areas) of the bill or ticket price.

How much should I tip my maid at an all-inclusive resort? ›

You have the $1 -$5 meal and drinks guideline, but what do you tip your maid? Again this is a generic number and you can adjust as you see fit, but $2 -$3/day for maid service is the average. A bellhop or room service tip is about $1 -$2 as well.

How much cash should I take to Mexico? ›

So, how much spending money should I bring to Mexico? On a mid-range budget, you should expect to spend $110 USD ($2200 MXN) per person daily. This accounts for 3 meals a day, transportation fare, and one activity per day(tours, attractions,etc.). Add $10 USD ($200 MXN) if planning to drink alcohol.

How many times can you eat at an all-inclusive resort? ›

Obviously every resort is different, but the routine is basically the same: three standard meals a day, several special food events (high tea, midnight pizza buffet, Twilight blood sausage party), and room service. It's like a cruise, but without the Norovirus.

Do I need to bring a beach towel to an all-inclusive resort? ›

How to Not Over Pack for Your All Inclusive Vacation. There are definitely things you don't need to bring so that you can save space in your luggage. You don't need towels, as the resort provides these to all guests, and you can exchange them for clean dry ones at any time.

Do I need a purse at an all-inclusive? ›

Don't Bring a Large Purse

Not a bad thing, think extra calories burned, I know, that's a stretch but I'll still take, ha! But you really won't need a large purse at an all-inclusive resort. Fellow Mamas, bring a small purse instead to simply hold your makeup, phone, and room card.

What does all-inclusive mean in Florida? ›

All-inclusive, for instance, can mean that breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks, plus airport transportation and more are included. Or, it may mean that just lunch and dinner are included. Often, spa treatments, golf outings or local tours will cost extra.

Do you have to pay for food at Sandals Resorts? ›

Drinks and food are always included, always unlimited.

You won't even have to pay for transportation from and to the airport! Some things that are not included in the booking price at Sandals Resorts are excursions, spa treatments, private candlelight dinners on the beach and photo packages.

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