We’ve chosen our favorite all inclusive Caribbean family resorts for 2019, with popular destinations, family ratings, various budget ranges and consistent deals in mind. Plus, our editors and writers have personally visited these all inclusive Caribbean resorts and loved them as much as you will.
1. Franklyn D. Resort & Spa – Jamaica
Making our list for the sixth year in a row is the Franklyn D. Resort & Spa, an all inclusive Caribbean family resort with a playground, giant waterslide, swimming pool, kids’ club, teen program, kids’ buffet and a beachfront location, to boot. Plus, standard guestrooms sleep up to five guests (two adults and three children under age 16). The resort, located in Runaway Bay, Jamaica, is best known for its nanny services, which are complimentary to all guests and especially welcomed by parents who like to dine at The Pier Restaurant, an adults-only eatery with delicious fare.
2. Windjammer Landing – St. Lucia
Windjammer Landing is located near Castries on St. Lucia’s stunning northwest coast. With its sandy stretch of beach along Labrelotte Bay and a hillside setting where the resort is nestled into the lush landscaping, Windjammer Landing provides a Mediterranean feel, not to mention a home away from home. With one- to four-bedroom villas that range in size from 1,200 to 3,600 square feet, families of all sizes can travel together and enjoy full kitchens, living spaces, large bedrooms and convenient amenities such as washers and dryers. Of course, as an all inclusive Caribbean resort, it also offers kids’ programming, water sports and restaurants.
3. Jewel Runaway Bay – Jamaica
Yes, we’ve selected another resort in Jamaica — it’s tough to choose just one! Jewel Runaway Bay became an all inclusive Caribbean family resort in 2012 following extensive renovations to what used to be an adults-only retreat. It lands itself on our list with its children’s club (open to all ages), recording studio for teens (who walk away with their own CD), and a Laser Tag Ranch for the whole family to enjoy! The resort also offers family programming, such as Mommy and Me spa days, Father/Daughter dances, and parent and child golfing lessons. The all inclusive Caribbean resort also has Jewel Lagoon Water Park, which includes a lazy river, splash zone, family raft ride, zero-entry beach lagoon, restaurant, and giant sun deck.
4. Beaches Turks & Caicos – Turks & Caicos
Ask any family which all inclusive Caribbean resort they’d like to visit, and they’re likely to mention Beaches Turks & Caicos. It is the top-rated all inclusive Caribbean resort on Family Vacation Critic, and with good reason(s): the all inclusive resort continually reinvents itself. Kids can easily spend an entire visit at the water park, which touts the SkySlide — the tallest of its kind in Turks and Caicos — as well as the hotel’s six swimming pools. There’s also a kids’ club, teen nightclub, nearly 20 restaurants, a scuba program and a wide variety of spacious accommodations, including Family Suites and Seaside Villas.
5. Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana – Dominican Republic
What’s better than a traditional all inclusive resort in the Caribbean? An all inclusive NICKELODEON resort in the Caribbean! Opened in 2016, Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana features Just Kiddin’, a playhouse for kids and families; Plaza Orange, where you’ll find live entertainment and organized games; and Aqua Nick, an outdoor water park. Character dining experiences are also included in rates — be sure to order a green slime smoothie! Accommodations include swim-up suites and The Pineapple — a villa inspired by Spongebob’s home!