7 Best Family-Friendly All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean

Looking for the ultimate family-friendly stress-free beach vacation? Our handcrafted guide to the very best all-inclusive Caribbean family resorts was tailor-made just for you!

The Caribbean is home to so many amazing all-inclusive resorts that cater to families—from luxurious all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica and St. Lucia, to exciting family-geared escapes in Turks & Caicos, Punta Cana and beyond, that offer thrilling water parks and memorable excursions.

In this guide, Lori and I have carefully selected the 7 very best all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean for families that are only a short flight from U.S. shores.

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The Best All-Inclusive Caribbean Family Resorts

Lori and I are excited to take you on a journey to discover the top-rated, most amenity-packed all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean for families, based on 100,000+ independent reviews across the web and our own experience.

Our Personal Favorites

Beaches Turks & Caicos for its kid-friendly vibe and tons of amenities for grown-ups, and Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana for its vibrant atmosphere, 11 swimming pools, and wide open spaces.

Keep reading for all the wonderful details about these exceptional family-friendly all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean, plus helpful tips along the way for making your next family vacation simply spectacular.

Beaches Turks & Caicos

Providenciales, Turks & Caicos

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Beaches Turks & Caicos/Beaches

Beaches Turks & Caicos snags the top spot on our list of best all-inclusive Caribbean family resorts. Why, you ask? It might just be the most perfect and most epic all-inclusive stay for families on the planet!

In addition to the distinction of being the “most awarded family all-inclusive resorts ever,” Beaches Resorts’ legendary “Everything Included” all-inclusive package packs more activities, amenities, services, perks, and excursions than nearly any other all-inclusive resort chain, making it the ultimate stay for guests of all ages.

Situated on world-renowned Grace Bay Beach, this outstanding Turks & Caicos all-inclusive resort offers access to one of the best beaches in the world, and the powder white sand and calm, crystalline water are a sight to behold.

Split your days between kicking back and soaking up the sun, and taking part in an array of thrilling water sports, from scuba diving and snorkeling, to Hobie Cat sailing, kayaking and much more—all included in your room rate!

And did we mention that Beaches Turks & Caicos has one of the best resort water parks in the Caribbean? The Pirate Island Water Park features exciting water slides, lazy river, and even a surf simulator.

Of course, it wouldn’t be one of the best Caribbean all-inclusive family resorts without top-rated supervised children’s activities—like Kids Camp with certified nannies—offering arts and crafts or sports while parents relax at the full-service spa or tee-up at the golf course.

Top it all off with comfortable and spacious suites & villas (many with private pools), and a jaw-dropping 21 gourmet restaurant options serving everything from pizza and barbecue to sushi and Caribbean favorites.

Insider Tip Be sure to check out Beaches Turks & Caicos current specials and promotions on their website for big discounts and fun perks!

Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana/Hard Rock Hotels

Always fun, always hoppin’ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana is widely considered to be one of the top all-inclusive Caribbean family resorts that is sure to leave you in awe.

With a whopping 1,775 rooms, it is the largest stand-alone resort in the Dominican Republic encompassing an incredible 90 acres—and a half mile of prime soft-sands beachfront.

But don’t worry, there’s a “train” for whisking guests from the lobby to the beach and all points in between.

Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana all-inclusive offers a wide range of amenities and activities that cater to both adults and children.

Spend countless hours cooling off and splashing around in one of 11 swimming pools, including a kids pool with water slides, a lazy river, and a family pool with a swim-up bar.

There are also a variety of water sports on offer, such as kayaking, paddle boarding, and snorkeling.

For younger family members, there is a supervised Kids Club with activities and games, as well as a Teen Lounge with video games and movies.

Parents can also enjoy some time to themselves at the adults-only pool, indulge in a spa treatment, or try their luck at one of the biggest casinos in the Caribbean.

And true to form, the Hard Rock Hotel also features nightly entertainment, including live music and shows.

Beaches Negril

Negril, Jamaica

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Beaches Negril Resort & Spa/Beaches

There are a number of family-friendly—even family-focused—all-inclusive stays in Jamaica, but only ONE fantastic Beaches resort—Beaches Negril Resort & Spa!

Beaches has built its business and reputation on creating the perfect beach vacation for families by offering one of the most amenity-packed all-inclusive stays imaginable!

And at Beaches Negril, there are countless opportunities for spending quality time together—but also apart—in paradise.

Kids love the activity-packed Kids Camp (with certified nannies), action-packed Teen Club & Xbox play lounge, thrilling water park, outdoor swimming pools and whirlpools, and a ton of water- and land-based recreational opportunities.

And grown-ups love the full-service spa and fitness center, 10 mouthwatering restaurants, 7 bars, scuba diving trips and gear, and an abundance of exciting excursions.

Insider Tip #1 If you are traveling with young children, it’s recommended to try and arrive and depart midweek, which helps reduce airport transfer time and check-in/check-out delays.

Insider Tip #2 And just a reminder, be sure to check Beaches Negril’s current specials and promotions for discounts & perks!

Moon Palace Jamaica

Ochos Rios, Jamaica

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Moon Palace Jamaica/Palace Resorts

Moon Palace Jamaica is considered one of the best all-inclusive Caribbean resorts for families owing to its stunning location, luxurious amenities, and extensive range of activities and entertainment options for guests of all ages.

The resort boasts spacious and comfortable rooms that can accommodate families of all sizes, and a half dozen gourmet restaurants catering to a variety of tastes and dietary needs—there’s even a baby puree menu for delighting the tiniest tastebuds!

Kids and teens will flip over the FlowRider wave simulator, thrilling kids pools with splash pad and water slide, state-of-the-art supervised playroom, teen lounge & arcade, exciting water sports, and unforgettable off-site excursions and family tours.

And there’s plenty of wonderful amenities geared to adults as well, like a variety of bars and lounges to choose from, and the largest spa in Jamaica for a memorable day of first-class pampering!

Nightly performances and entertainment—such as live music and shows—round out the long list of fun and luxurious amenities offered at this exceptional resort.

Coconut Bay Beach Resort

Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia

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Coconut Bay Beach Resort

Coconut Bay Beach Resort in stunning St. Lucia is another one of the top all-inclusive Caribbean family resorts, offering an impressive range of amenities and activities that cater to both adults and children.

There are two separate areas of the resortSplash geared to families with kids, and adults-only Harmony—ensuring a fabulous beach vacation together or apart.

Fresh off a $6 million renovation, Coconut Bay Beach has no shortage of amazing family-friendly amenities, including St. Lucia’s largest waterpark with slides and a lazy river, supervised activities and games at the Kidz Klub, a teen lounge with video games and movies, plus water sports like snorkeling, kayaking, and windsurfing.

For those 13 years and older, there’s even a 30,000 square foot paintball course—the first of its kind in the Caribbean!

Parents can also enjoy some time to themselves at the adults-only pool, indulge in luxurious spa treatments, or soak up the sun along the beautiful beachfront.

Coconut Bay Beach boasts a variety of eating options across 9 dining venues, including a buffet restaurant, a la carte restaurants, and 7 bars and lounges.

The resort also offers a number of exciting off-site tours and excursions—like visiting the UNESCO-designated Pitons, zip lining, and scuba diving, as well as many other ways to explore the best of St. Lucia by land and sea.

Royalton Splash Punta Cana

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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Royalton Splash Punta Cana/Royalton

Royalton Splash Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic offers a wide range of amenities and activities that cater to families of all ages.

Perhaps the most standout feature of this popular all-inclusive resort is its fantastic namesake water park that’s packed with oodles of excitement. From a lazy river and several splash pads to a range of thrilling twisting and turning slides, it’s sure to keep kids (and adults) entertained for hours.

In addition to the water park, Royalton Splash Punta Cana also offers a supervised Kids Club that is designed to keep children entertained with a range of fun and educational activities, allowing parents to relax and enjoy some time to themselves.

For older kids, there’s also an exciting Teen Lounge, offering video games and movies, as well as lots of outdoor activities like kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling and a number of other water and land sports. The resort also holds a foam pool party twice a week offering loads of fun for guests of all ages.

For grown-ups, Royalton Splash Punta Cana has an adult-only pool that is the perfect place to unwind and soak up some sun, as well as a full-service spa offering indulgent treatments.

And let’s not forget about the resort’s 10 restaurants & cafes and 8 bars & lounges that offer wide ranging cuisine and refreshing drinks, ensuring that guests never go hungry or thirsty.

Insider Tip Royalton Splash Punta Cana is set back 1,500 feet from the beach, behind two other sister properties. If you’re dreaming of the ultimate Caribbean family beach vacation, we recommend considering other properties on this list such as Beaches Turks & Caicos and Beaches Negril, both boasting some of the very best beaches of any all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean.

Franklyn D. Resort & Spa

Runaway Bay, Jamaica

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Franklyn D. Resort & Spa

Hopping back over to Jamaica, the Franklyn D. Resort & Spa is an excellent option if you are looking for a personal touch with lots of amenities for the whole family.

The Franklyn D. offers you what no other on our list does—a choice of spacious and well-equipped 1-, 2-, 3-, or 4-bedroom suites, four swimming pools including a 100-foot water slide, and a unique variety of spa treatments.

But we particularly love about the Franklyn D. Resort is the Vacation Nanny service, which is available to any family with kids.

These specially-trained and qualified buddies come loaded with endless activities for your children, making the Franklyn D. one of the most family-friendly resorts we’ve come across.

But what about grown-ups? This resort has no shortage of activities and amenities geared to adults as well—from luxurious spa treatments at Seagrape Spa to excursions, water sports, fine dining, yoga, land sports, and more!

And if you’re looking to do some serious splashing around in the Caribbean with the kiddos, the resort’s even got a protected lagoon beach area.

With 5 superb dining experiences (including a Kidz Buffet), naturally warm and friendly staff, Yellow Birds’ Kids Club, numerous activities geared to teens, and an evening Kiddies Disco, there are countless reasons why the Franklyn D. Resort is one of the very best all-inclusive Caribbean resorts for families!

Insider Tip If a 5-star luxury beach resort is what you’re after, it’s worth considering other options on our list, particularly the two Beaches Resorts, above. With that said, if your aim is a fun and relaxing family vacation with more amenities for kids than the vast majority of all-inclusive Caribbean family resorts, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better value for the money.

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Final Thoughts

Lori and I love putting together these carefully researched guides to the planet’s top stays—and this bucket list of family-friendly all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean was certainly no exception!

With two energetic boys in tow, we have a deep appreciation for hotel services and amenities that make our family vacations more enriching and less stressful—and the Caribbean is chock-full of incredible choices that are designed to do just that!

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing beach getaway or an action-packed vacation, there’s a resort here that’s tailor-made to fit your family’s needs.

We hope this article has helped you get one giant leap closer to the best family vacation yet!

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