Best Family Resorts for All Inclusive Vacations

Best Family Resorts for All Inclusive Vacations

To stay in luxurious accommodations at affordable costs, be sure to view the exclusive deals available here at All Inclusive Vacations. When you book through our online reservation site, you can visit tropical places like the Caribbean, Jamaica and Mexico while staying at lavish resorts. In fact, we can make reservations for you at any of our resorts voted best for families:

  • Barceló Maya Palace Deluxe Riviera Maya
  • Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort Villages and Spa
  • Royalton Punta Cana
  • Beaches Negril Resort and Spa
  • Riu Tequila Riviera Maya

All inclusive vacations let you pay for the bulk of your trip before you travel and this great option provides a stress-free travel experience.

Barceló Maya Palace Deluxe Riviera Maya

Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe Riviera MayaThe Barceló Maya Palace Deluxe Riviera Maya is an all-suite resort that features tile floors and lavishly decorated rooms. Once you step outside, you’ll know that you’re in a tropical environment because the area is full of palm trees and lush vegetation. Warm sand and turquoise colored waters await you at the beach.


Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort Villages and Spa

Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages and SpaWhen you select the Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort Villages and Spa as your trip destination, you’ll be staying at the site that features the area’s biggest water theme park. The resort’s location is on a stunning beach in the Caribbean, and with the resort’s child-friendly activities and atmosphere, you’ll be happy to bring your kids on vacation with you.


Royalton Punta Cana

Royalton Punta CanaThe Royalton Punta Cana is the resort to visit when you’re interested in an active vacation. While staying at the resort, you’ll have the chance to snorkel, fish, play golf and go windsurfing. You can even enjoy horseback riding and a relaxing paddleboat excursion. The resort’s rooms include comfortable linens and elegant décor. When it’s time to relax, reserve a day at the spa or lounge in the warm sun on Bavaro Beach.



Beaches Negril Resort and Spa

Beaches Negril Resort & SpaIf you make reservations at the Beaches Negril Resort and Spa, you’ll be staying on the renowned Seven Mile Beach in Jamaica. The resort welcomes children, and the area’s scenery will remind you of the pictures on classic tropical postcards as you’ll have a view of palm trees, large expanses of sand and clear ocean waters.


Riu Tequila Riviera Maya

Riu Tequila Riviera MayaMany travelers choose to reserve all inclusive vacations while visiting Mexico, but when you let us make your reservations, we can book your accommodations at the Riu Tequila Riviera Maya. Once you enter the resort’s lobby, you’ll feel as though you took a step back in time to Old Mexico. The resort is just a five-minute stroll from the beach. It is also located close to intriguing archaeological sites.


Most of our affordable all inclusive vacations consist of airfare, accommodations and ground transportation. Food and beverages of all types may also be included. All inclusive vacations are ideal for people who like to travel without the pressure of planning each trip detail.

Top 5 Honeymoon & Destination Wedding Resorts

Honeymoon and wedding destination resorts come in all shapes and sizes. We have provided you with a top 5 countdown of all the resorts that we feature. Enjoy!

Best resort for bringing family & friends: Barceló Maya Palace

Destination Wedding

Take a moment and imagine with us a large area, designated entirely for weddings. This large expanse is surrounded by beautiful rocks and beach bordering boulders, which would be great for photos. The natural rock beside the ocean view creates the perfect balance for an elegant, yet tropical, wedding.

Resting assured you have a wonderful location for your wedding, you must now consider how to properly entertain your guests. With any wedding party, there are most likely guests of all ages. Luckily Barceló Maya Palace has plenty to offer everyone who is celebrating this wonderful day with you!

Barceló Maya Palace is great for children because of the variety of areas available to be active. The children can get competitive on the tennis or basketball courts or they run and play on the soccer field. The fun and games do not end once the kids decide to change into their swimsuits because there are dedicated pools for water polo that include basketball hoops as well as the option for volleyball nets.

Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe

The kids are not the only ones who enjoy themselves! Parents can lounge in beachside hammocks and watch the kids play. Would you rather take a dip? There is a humongous pool and even a jacuzzi larger than most normal size swimming pools. If you would like, you may rent a golf cart or electric scooter to get around more quickly and save your energy for the varying restaurants and the live evening entertainment.

Best resort for a private ceremony: Secrets The Vine

Secrets the VineWhen you are looking for a private, intimate place to host your ceremony, then you need a location that is known for having luxurious services. Secrets the Vine is the adults-only, Unlimited-Luxury® location that you are looking for. An elegant setting with modern decór, you and your significant other will enjoy your time with an array of restaurants and unlimited top-shelf beverages.

To make your stay all the more special, we recommend you reserve the Master suite with in-room jacuzzi featuring a beautiful view. This exclusive room, which includes a large corner balcony, is perfect for honeymooners to enjoy views of both the sunrise and the sunset.

Best resort for a private and relaxing couple: Sandals LaSource Grenada 

SkyPool Sandals LaSource Grenada“Romance soars to new heights in our SkyPool Suites.” Sandals LaSource Grenada has taken love to new heights, literally. You and your mate will not want to ever leave your room once you see your SkyPool. A unique infinity pool on your own personal balcony, the SkyPool will help the both of you relax and celebrate your love for one another. For moments that you do not desire that intimate, private time in your SkyPool, then make your way to one of the three freshwater swimming pools or two river pools. LaSource Grenada is minutes from the airport, features nine restaurants and has numerous bars serving top-shelf spirits.

Best resort for an active couple: Breathless Punta Cana

Active Breathless ResortFor some, the word “lounge” is just not their vocabulary. While sitting in the sun is nice, you can only take so much before you need to go on a jog, play some volleyball, or lace up your dancing shoes and make your way over to the night club. Lucky for couples who have a hard time sitting for too long, Breathless Punta Cana has plenty to offer alongside the benefits of an all-inclusive resort.

You can take a morning jog along the beach or in the fitness center. If you would prefer being active with others, aerobic lessons are coordinated both at the pool and on the beach. Other group exercises include volleyball in the pool or on the beach as well as water polo. Do not be concerned about how much pool space is left with all of these activities, because Breathless is an adults-only resort featuring a two story pool with plenty of space for you to relax! For the newlywed couple who is looking to stay active while they get away, Breathless Punta Cana is where you need to be!

Best resort for having fun: Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa 

Sunscape IxtapaAll of the restaurants and spirits that you would expect from a first class resort, but the fun never stops at Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa! Sunscape’s world of Unlimited-Fun® gives you one of nature’s most pristine beaches, 24-hour room service, top-shelf spirits, daily refreshed mini-bar, and spectacular ocean views, all while experiencing the special feeling of being welcomed as a most honored guest. With eight on location restaurants, five a la carte options, a grill and a cafe, you will never go hungry or thirsty! Be entertained in the outdoor theater or in the pool with two water slides. And why is this perfect for honeymooners? You will receive the Sunscape Sweet Escape Honeymoon package complimentary if you book a designated room category for 7+ nights! Just be ready to enjoy yourself and have fun!

Inside the RIU Palace Bavaro

Riu Palace Bavaro is a modern style resort with beautiful scenery and arrangement. It’s located on the beautiful Arena Gorda beach and is a great place for adults and families with children.

Resort Grounds and Guest Rooms

The hotel is split into two sections including a VIP adults only section with its one pool and another section dedicated to family.

The rooms are decorated in a modern fashion and include Jacuzzi tubs. The rooms are cleaned up to three times a day to ensure relaxation and a carefree environment.

Aside from the main pool and an adults only pool, the hotel offers a pool with adjoining Jacuzzi’s and a swim up bar, giving you the option to easily switch from one pool to the next.

Guest Insight: VIP Benefits

One of the Riu Palace Bavaro’s guest from New Jersey wrote about their experience with their fiancé staying in a beautiful VIP room on the first floor.

“We stayed in the VIP section which was well worth it. We were on the ground level overlooking the beach—it does not get any more beautiful than that. Yes, there were some newly planted palm trees but how often can you say that you walked out of your room and onto the beach?! Or that you watched the sun set over the water while in the Jacuzzi?! Not to mention, we were also only a few steps away from the VIP pool and bar.”

Resort Activities

This resort is lively and there is always music playing both inside the bars and outside on the beach. Every afternoon they have a big barbecue featuring BBQ lobster by the pool area.

Dominican Republic is known for its cultural dances, which is why the RIU Palace Bavaro provides dance lessons for guests delivering a fun activity and a touch of culture to your vacation.

If you are looking for an even more relaxing and quieter escape, you are allowed access to Riu Palace Macao or any of the other Riu hotels in the area.

Nearby RIU Hotels

  • Riu Palace Punta Cana
  • Riu Palace Macao
  • Riu Bambu
  • Riu Naiboa

Overall, this is one of the best experiences anyone can have with family or friends. Whether you are trying to enjoy a more relaxed quiet adults only experience, or a livelier, full of entertainment experience with family and friends, this is the perfect place.

Inside the RIU Palace Mexico

Recently remodeled, the Riu Palace continues to delight guests, but now with a completely new all-inclusive concept.

Newly Remodeled Resort Grounds and Guest Rooms

The hotel actually has fountains inside their superior level guest rooms and Jacuzzi’s are built into every other room throughout the resort.

The Riu Palace has built a closed off lobby with air conditioning which is great to escape the heat of the warm tropical breeze in the Riviera Maya when you need to cool off.

New Guest Amenities and Services

One of the most enjoyable perks was the new cappuccino bar, particularly the pastries they sold. Of course, there are many bars serving alcohol along the resort grounds, but it’s great to have the option to enjoy a cappuccino or a cup of coffee and dessert with family or coworkers.

Guest Insights: The Staff of Riu Palace Mexico

A returning guest from Wisconsin wrote about her third visit to this resort on TripAdvisor.

“This was our 3rd visit to this resort and again it was a wonderful stay. Love the RIU Palace Mexico the staff is always pleasant polite and professional. They even remembered our names and they make us feel so welcomed it’s like a 2nd home for 1 week out of the year.

Riu Palace Mexico Amenities:

Another new remodeled feature of the Riu Palace Mexico is the pool. Riu has built several different pools, all designed with different themes suited for different activities.

Riu Palace Mexico is built on one of the best beaches in the world. The sand is lined with a row of beautiful palm trees that fan guests with a pleasant, tropical breeze.

The Riu Palace is about thirty-forty minutes away from Cancun International Airport. People who stay at this resort can also visit nearby Riu resorts to enjoy their amenities. Riu has a network of golf carts to shuttle guests from their hotels to the beach.

Overall, the Riu Palace is high quality and diverse enough to appeal to all types of travelers, including guests seeking a family vacation or a group of friends just looking to have a great time.

Inside the Barcelo Bavaro Palace

Barcelo Bavaro Palace in Bavaro, Dominican Republic is located on one of the nicest beaches on the Atlantic Ocean. Almost like a small city, the Barcelo Bavaro Palace is a mega resort and caters to anyone looking for any type of vacation experience.

Resort Highlights

One of the best features of the resort is all deluxe junior suites have Jacuzzi’s on the balcony so you can enjoy the sunset or gaze at the stars in complete relaxation and comfort.

If you are traveling with kids and would like your privacy, this resort offers 2 bedroom suites and town houses overlooking the golf course.

If you’ve booked a Club room, you become a VIP guest which allows you free access to the Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, and spa area.

Guest Insights: Traveling with Kids

One of Barcelo Bavaro Palace’s guests from Maryland wrote about her trip on Trip Advisor, and her experience her and her daughters had at Barcelo Bavaro Palace.

“They have pools for adults and kids. The pool for kids have some slides and my daughters 3 and 4 years all enjoyed it a lot. We also liked the shows at night. See the schedule for every night. Kids can also have fun since they have a show for kids. The night club was really good too. We reserved a baby sitter for 3 hours and went out to have some drinks and dance.” 

Barcelo Bavaro Palace strives to make every member of your family happy with their stay in paradise.

Entertainment & Dining

The Barcelo Bavaro Palace resort includes an amazing steakhouse and delicious Spanish and Italian restaurants. Their one of a kind sports bar is open 24 hours with huge wall to wall TV screens. The cafe includes a variety of teas and coffee and is located right next to the piano bar creating an inviting atmosphere.

The amphitheater is technically indoors, but the sides open up so you can feel the breeze while enjoying the 10 piece live band that performs at the Barcelo.

The spa offers an elevated pool area offering a very nice view of the beach right from inside the pool itself.

If you’re looking for shopping, the Barcelo Bavaro Palace is the best place. From more affordable items to luxury goods, it’s up to you how much you spend on yourself (or loved ones) on this vacation.

There is always some sort of activity going on at this resort so you will never be bored.

Guest Insight: Golfing at Barcelo Bavaro

Barcelo Bavaro Palace also has great golfing for the avid golfers in your family.  A guest from Canada wrote on Trip Advisor applauding the course Barcelo Bavaro offers.

“It is rare to find a brand new five star complex in such lush surroundings, on the best part of the Bavaro Beach. I was there 6 years before construction, in the old complex. I commend the Barcelo chain for designing the new buildings within all the existing mature vegetation and enormous palm trees. The new 19th hole is excellent, as is the new course. Since 2012, they have cleared away 50% of the bull rushes and really opened up the course. Considering there is water parallel to all but 2 holes, I consider myself a better golfer now, since on my last round I used the same ball on all 18 holes!”

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Resort Extras

This resort offers credit so be sure to check with your travel agent to see if this is available during your stay.

Inside the Barceló Maya Palace, Riviera Maya

Barcelo Maya Palace in Riviera Maya is an upscale resort. Every time you visit this hotel, they have added something new whether it’s a pool, remodeled room, better Wi-Fi or more food options, this resort is spectacular.

Resort Grounds and Guest Rooms

Barceló Maya Palace is known for its huge facility. It has a giant pool with a swim up bar, Jacuzzi areas, and fountains. It has a whole waterpark area for kids and a sports pool for anyone else looking to play some competitive water volleyball or full court basketball in the pool. The hotel staff is lively and always full of surprises. They will organize swim races and water polo games and other activities. There is also an adult pool area for those who would like to enjoy a quieter more relaxed vacation.

Guest Amenities and Services

Barceló Maya Palace has excellent and quick service. Whether its room service or service by the pool/beach, this resort will attend to your needs. Premium members get access to the air-conditioned lounge with big screen TV, food, drinks, and a small staff.

Guest Insights: Traveling in Groups

One of Barceló Maya Palace’s guests wrote on Trip Advisor about their experience traveling in a group of 15 people.

“We chose the Barceló due to the massive children’s water area, and found the resort to be an excellent resort. The food was fantastic. We were a large group of 15 and not one person complained there was nothing they could eat. The Christmas eve meal was outstanding. More selection than I have ever seen at a resort. While we needed six rooms and checked in from two different locations they managed to keep us all together.”

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Guests at Barceló Maya Palace will be given great treatment regardless of the size of the group they are in.  The resort offers so much to do and eat there will be something for everyone!

Barceló Maya Palace Special Features:

  • Wi-Fi in rooms, lobby, and premium lounges
  • Air-conditioned section of lobby with TV’s and live piano
  • Special sports pool with activities
  • Amazing food prepared in front of you
  • Top restaurants from around the world
  • Excellent service everywhere around the resort
  • Adult pool

Barceló Maya Palace has a few amazing buffets with different sections of different cultural foods.

There is an air conditioned area with a 24 hour bar.

The shows at Barceló Maya Palace are also among some of the best. The dancers are very professional and the shows are extremely entertaining.

This is a great place to go with friends, family, or a couple. Barceló Maya Palace is a honeymoon destination, but mainly a great resort with a little bit of everything.

Inside the Barceló Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Only a two hour flight from Los Angeles, Barceló Puerto Vallarta is a hotel with many amazing features. Located in Mismaloya, Puerto Vallarta, this resort is sandwiched between two mountains in a secluded area, and has a private beach. It is only 20 minutes away from downtown Puerto Vallarta and the famous Our Lady of Guadalupe Cathedral.

Barceló Puerto Vallarta has amazing sunset views and is said it be the jewel of the Pacific Ocean.

Resort Grounds and Guest Rooms

Barceló Puerto Vallarta offers master and presidential suites. The rooms themselves are beautiful, but the view is simply breathtaking. These rooms have almost a 270 degree view of the ocean, pools and mountains.

This resort has a few exquisite restaurants. The buffet at this resort offers different cultural food every day which is prepared for you on the spot.

They also have a special Club type room only available on the top two floors of the building. These rooms have their own private check-ins and checkouts. These rooms receive VIP service, higher brand name alcohol, access to the club lounge area, and many other amenities.

Guest Insight: Premium Club

One guest from California wrote about their experience upgrading to Barceló Puerto Vallarta’s Premium Club.

“Our room (I think most of the rooms in the hotel) was a family suite with two bedrooms and two bathrooms — really fantastic for a beach vacation with the kids. We were ‘Premium Club’ which turned out to be a nice perk. The view from our eighth floor room was gorgeous.”

Barceló Puerto Vallarta Special Features:

  • One of the greatest sunset views (The jewel of the Pacific Ocean)
  • Club lounge area with more amenities
  • 270 degree view from masters and presidential suites
  • Deep Sea fishing tour next door
  • 1-2 bedroom junior suites

Guest Insight: Tours Near the Resort

If you enjoy deep sea fishing, there are tours near the resort which take you on a deep sea fishing tour.

“We hired “Marten” down on the beach to take us on a snorkeling trip, it turned out to be a real highlight! Marten was a great guide and made sure our morning was great! Loved that!”

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Overall, this is an amazing place for a short quick vacation, especially if you are from the west coast.

Inside the Riu Palace Macao, Punta Cana

One of the best parts about going to an all inclusive resort is that everything you could want is at your finger tips. From a cafe in the lobby to a swim up bar on the beach, the Riu Palace Macao in Punta Cana makes sure that your vacation is nothing shy of the best.

As the first adults only resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, it stands out as one of the best places to enjoy a relaxing vacation completely child-free. Even if you don’t have children, and you’re just looking to get away from the family style vacation spot, this is the perfect place to unwind and rejuvenate without the hustle and bustle that kids bring to the culture of a resort.

Resort History

Riu Hotels are known for offering family oriented all inclusive resorts on one of the nicest beach fronts in Arena Gorda. In 2012, they opened the Riu Palace Macao completely redesigned and renovated to fit the style and feel of a top-notch adults only resort.

Resort Grounds and Guest Rooms

When you walk into the Riu Palace Macao, one of the first things that might catch your eye is the cafe located right in the lobby. After checking in, enjoy a delicious pastry or an iced coffee with ice cream.

As you walk to your room sipping on your cappuccino, you will notice beautiful modern architecture and scenery.

Every room contains a jacuzzi, and if you’ve booked a suite, your jacuzzi will be located on the balcony. The suites at the Riu Palace Macao are unique because the living room and bedroom areas are semi-separated making you feel like you could be in an apartment. The 24 hour room service is a nice amenity and the fridge is stocked with both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

After you’ve settled into your room, it’s time to check out the pool. All around the pool area there are tent like structures and couches that guests can lounge on and open or close to block the sun. There is a swim up bar that doubles as a regular bar on the other side – A great place to enjoy a drink while feeling the warm tropical breeze from the palm trees.

In the evening, the Riu Palace Macao offers a beautiful dining experience right near the beach featuring a live piano to serenade you through your meal. There is also a nightclub and casino nearby that can be used by any Riu Hotel guest.

Guest Amenities and Services

The service at the Riu Palaca Macao is wonderful and the staff is very friendly and outgoing. We were pleasantly surprised at how full of life the staff is and how committed they are to making your vacation fun.

Nearby RIU Hotels

Riu Palace Punta Cana
Riu Palace Bavaro
Riu Bambu
Riu Naiboa