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

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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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How do I choose an all-inclusive resort for my family? ›

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.
16 Oct 2022

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.

Is all-inclusive worth it for families? ›

Families and Large Groups

Since all inclusive resorts are designed to cater to all kinds of people (many of which don't eat or drink as much as others), they're great for families with small kids who may not be interested in eating at highly-rated restaurants every night.

Can you leave an all-inclusive resort? ›

An all-inclusive vacation is just what it sounds like: You pay upfront for a package that includes your room, meals, gratuities and perks such as health clubs, nonmotorized water sports, yoga sessions, kayaking and salsa lessons. Once you arrive at the resort, you never have to leave the property.

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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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

What is the best country for vacation? ›

  • Spain. #1 in Solo Travel Rankings. No Change in Rank from 2021. ...
  • Italy. #2 in Solo Travel Rankings. ...
  • Greece. #3 in Solo Travel Rankings. ...
  • New Zealand. #4 in Solo Travel Rankings. ...
  • Australia. #5 in Solo Travel Rankings. ...
  • Portugal. #6 in Solo Travel Rankings. ...
  • Netherlands. #7 in Solo Travel Rankings. ...
  • Ireland. #8 in Solo Travel Rankings.

Where should we go on vacation? ›

  • Paris. It's a prime destination for travelers from around the world. ...
  • New York City. New York City is the full of culture and diversity. ...
  • Hawaii. The Big Island of Hawaii is always a popular destination for travelers. ...
  • Rome. ...
  • Cancun, Mexico. ...
  • Orlando. ...
  • London. ...
  • Miami.

Do children pay full price for 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.

Does all-inclusive mean flight as well? ›

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.

Is all-inclusive really all-inclusive? ›

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.

What is the number 1 vacation spot? ›

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World's Best Places to VisitBest Places to Visit in the USA
1. South Island, New Zealand1. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
2. Paris2. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
3. Maui, Hawaii3. Yosemite National Park, California
4. Bora Bora, French Polynesia4. Maui, Hawaii
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Where is the best place to take kids abroad? ›

The 30 best places to go with kids in 2022
  1. Places to go with kids in Maribor, Slovenia.
  2. Reserva Monteverde, Costa Rica.
  3. Bali & the Gili Islands, Indonesia.
  4. Family activities in Havana, Cuba.
  5. Places to go with kids in Rosario, Argentina.
  6. Movie magic in North Island, New Zealand.
  7. Fun family holidays in San Ignacio, Belize.

How can I travel cheap with my family? ›

Family Travel on a Budget
  1. Take Local Transportation. ...
  2. Travel Slower. ...
  3. Collect Experiences, not Things. ...
  4. Eat at Local Restaurants. ...
  5. Stay in Apartments. ...
  6. Always Carry Water Bottles. ...
  7. Don't Get Drinks at Restaurants.

How much cash should you take to an all-inclusive resort? ›

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 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 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 using a travel agent worth it? ›

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.

Is all-inclusive per person or per room? ›

o The cost you will pay per night includes all of your food and beverage for all meals and snacks. You can choose from 6 restaurants at the resort, some more formal and some buffet-style. Does every person pay to stay? o Yes, there is a cost for every person who stays.

Is alcohol included in all-inclusive resorts? ›

In addition to as much food as you can eat, all-inclusive resorts typically include all the alcoholic drinks you can drink. You will be shocked that, yes, they will keep serving you booze as long as you want.

What is the nicest country in the world? ›

  • New Zealand. #1 in Friendly. #11 in Best Countries Overall. ...
  • Spain. #2 in Friendly. #16 in Best Countries Overall. ...
  • Italy. #3 in Friendly. #14 in Best Countries Overall. ...
  • Greece. #4 in Friendly. #25 in Best Countries Overall. ...
  • Canada. #5 in Friendly. ...
  • Netherlands. #6 in Friendly. ...
  • Australia. #7 in Friendly. ...
  • Norway. #8 in Friendly.

Which is No 1 country in world? ›

The overall ranking of Best Countries measure global performance on a variety of metrics. Switzerland is the best country in the world for 2022.

What is the best country to visit 2022? ›

Best in Travel 2022
  • Cook Islands. Authentic Polynesian traditions pair with a bold approach to sustainability on this proudly independent South Pacific nation. ...
  • Norway. ...
  • Mauritius. ...
  • Belize. ...
  • Slovenia. ...
  • Anguilla. ...
  • Oman. ...
  • Nepal.

What is the average cost of a trip to the Bahamas? ›

The Bahamas vacation information
Top vacation (Flight+Hotel)$845
Family vacation (Flight+Hotel)$771
Romantic vacation (Flight+Hotel)$909
Luxury vacation (Flight+Hotel)$1,573
Budget vacation (Flight+Hotel)$388

What's an ideal vacation? ›

The study, according to Inc., suggested that an 8-day vacation is considered ideal by most people and provides the most benefits. The truth is that the “ideal” vacation length varies depending on your personal preferences. But if you think about it, eight days is pretty perfect.

Do kids stay free at Riu resorts? ›

Kids Stay Free at RIU Resorts.

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).

Do kids stay free at Hard Rock Punta Cana? ›

On bookings made through October 31, 2022, kids can stay for just $20 a night at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana when they're bunking in a room with two full-price adults. Kids ages four through 12 are eligible for the promotional rate on stays taken by December 15, 2022, with some select blackout dates.

Do I 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.

Can you bring a guest to an all-inclusive resort? ›

Visitors Cost Extra

As a safety precaution, non-registered guests are not allowed at many all-inclusive resorts. Resorts that do allow visitors often charge pricey day passes (sometimes for more than what a room would cost) to prevent outsiders from taking advantage of the free booze and food.

Does all-inclusive mean all you can eat? ›

What's Included at an All-Inclusive Resort? Though it varies from hotel to hotel, typically rates at all-inclusive resorts include the room, all meals and snacks, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages (beer, wine, spirits, coffee, juice, soda, and water), and non-motorized water sports if it's along the beach.

Does all-inclusive include breakfast lunch and dinner? ›

What is the difference between full board and all inclusive? Full board means that breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in the price. And making an all-inclusive reservation means that, in addition, you will have all the drinks and snacks included.

What's the difference between all-inclusive and all exclusive? ›

Variation & Exploration. While all-inclusive resorts can sometimes feel like fishbowls, designed to keep guests in (who needs to leave when you've got beach, a pool, and a bar, right?), an all-exclusive trip is centered on getting out and experiencing your chosen destination.

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.

Where is the prettiest place on earth? ›

According to the study, the most beautiful place in the world is Peyto Lake in Canada. This natural wonder is known for its neon blue water surrounded by dazzling mountains.

How much does a trip to Bora Bora cost? ›

The average price of a 7-day trip to Bora Bora is $3,184 for a solo traveler, $5,718 for a couple, and $10,721 for a family of 4. Bora Bora hotels range from $136 to $684 per night with an average of $334, while most vacation rentals will cost $120 to $800 per night for the entire home.

Where is the cheapest family holiday destination? ›

12 cheap family holiday destinations around the world
  • Menorca, Spain. This Balearic Island is fantastic for families, and is located just a two hours from the UK. ...
  • San Diego, California, USA. ...
  • Algarve, Portugal. ...
  • Brittany, France. ...
  • Dubrovnik, Croatia. ...
  • Valletta, Malta. ...
  • Goa, India. ...
  • Koh Samui, Thailand.
28 Aug 2018

Where should I go in February with kids? ›

Book family-friendly attractions
  • Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter*
  • SEA LIFE London Aquarium*
  • Kidzania*
  • London Transport Museum*
  • Madame Tussauds London*
  • Shrek's Adventure! London*

Who has the most kids in the world? ›

Valentina Vassilyev and her husband Feodor Vassilyev are alleged to hold the record for the most children a couple has produced. She gave birth to a total of 69 children – sixteen pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets and four sets of quadruplets – between 1725 and 1765, a total of 27 births.

How much money does a family of 4 need? ›

How much money does a family of 4 need? A family of 4 needs a minimum of $50,000/year to live modestly but comfortably. However, location and lifestyle choices will impact that significantly. In expensive states like California or New York, expect that number to be 2-3 times higher.

Where is the cheapest beach to vacation? ›

Here are some of the most affordable beach destinations around the world.
  • Florida Panhandle, Florida. Destin, Florida. ...
  • Ambergris Caye, Belize. Ambergris Caye. ...
  • Cannon Beach, Oregon. Cannon Beach. ...
  • South Padre Island, Texas. ...
  • Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. ...
  • Corfu, Greece. ...
  • Manzanillo, Mexico. ...
  • Phuket, Thailand.

Where is the cheapest place for a family holiday? ›

12 cheap family holiday destinations around the world
  • Menorca, Spain. This Balearic Island is fantastic for families, and is located just a two hours from the UK. ...
  • San Diego, California, USA. ...
  • Algarve, Portugal. ...
  • Brittany, France. ...
  • Dubrovnik, Croatia. ...
  • Valletta, Malta. ...
  • Goa, India. ...
  • Koh Samui, Thailand.
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Is Costa Rica a good family vacation? ›

With its pristine wilderness and excellent ecotourism system, Costa Rica is one of the best places in the world to adventure as a family. Venturing outdoors tends to inspire adults and kids alike, and in this country, cloud forests, tropical jungles, and sunny beaches won't disappoint.

What is the cheapest month to go on holiday? ›

May, June, and September are generally considered to be a lot cheaper than travelling in July and August. That's mainly because of the school holidays, but also the change in temperature.

Which country is the cheapest to visit? ›

14 Of the cheapest countries to visit
  1. Cambodia. Southeast Asia is a notoriously cheap area to visit. ...
  2. Laos. Laos is another affordable country in Southeast Asia. ...
  3. Vietnam. ...
  4. Indonesia. ...
  5. Nepal. ...
  6. Morocco. ...
  7. Nicaragua. ...
  8. El Salvador.

What part of Costa Rica is best for families? ›

San Jose and the Central Valley is the perfect place to start a vacation in Costa Rica. Your family will be wowed by not only the activities on offer, but the spectacular landscapes around you. Here, your family can go horseback riding, kayaking, white water rafting down the Pacuare River and waterfall rappelling.

How much should I budget for a trip to Costa Rica? ›

A week of vacation in Costa Rica costs between $850 and $1,450 for an average traveler in mid-priced hotels, lodges or rental houses and doing standard tours (assuming double occupancy). Beachfront accommodations and high dollar activities like deep sea fishing will quickly push the budget over $2,500.

Is it safe to take kids to Costa Rica? ›

Many parents have asked us: "Is Costa Rica safe?" Yes it is safe! When travelling within any foreign country, however, it is a good idea to ask questions and do research about certain things to look out for. But overall, you and your family will feel very comfortable here in Costa Rica!

What is the number 1 beach in Florida? ›

1. Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park, Key West. If you're searching for sunny days and temperate waters, it doesn't get much warmer than the beaches of Key West, the state's southernmost point.

What is the bluest beach in Florida? ›

The area from Destin, Florida to Panama City, Florida is known to have the clearest water in Florida. This area has been awarded the Blue Wave Beach Award for clarity, water quality, and beauty.

Which side of Florida has nicer beaches? ›

The only debate worth having is which side of Florida has the best beaches. The Atlantic coast has plenty to offer in the way of water sports. They get the better waves and, thus, some greater action. Florida's Gulf Coast, however, is responsible for those visions of smooth, sandy beaches and crystal, clear water.

Where should I go in July without crowds? ›

Want to Escape the Crowds on Your Summer Vacation? Here's Where to Go
  • Loudoun County, Virginia. ...
  • Tillamook Coast, Oregon. ...
  • Cumberland Island, Georgia. ...
  • Bering Land Bridge Preserve, Alaska. ...
  • Lana'i, Hawaii. ...
  • Black Mountain, North Carolina. ...
  • Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah. ...
  • Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota.
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Where is the most relaxing place to vacation? ›

Best Relaxing Getaways in the USA
  • Sanibel Island.
  • Kennebunkport.
  • Nantucket.
  • Isle of Palms.
  • Carmel Beach.
  • Newport, RI.
  • Martha's Vineyard.
  • Kiawah Island.

Where is the best vacation spot in July? ›

The Best Places to Go in July
  • Montenegro. One&Only Portonovi. ...
  • Chebeague Island, Maine. Chebeague Island Inn. ...
  • Beverly Hills, California. Niall Clutton/Beverly Hills Hotel. ...
  • Ketchikan, Alaska. Salmon Falls Resort. ...
  • The Berkshires, Massachusetts. Paul MarottaGetty Images. ...
  • Iceland. ...
  • Telluride, Colorado. ...
  • Big Sur, California.
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