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Winter is around the corner. What does that mean? All-inclusive beach holiday!!! We got our first snowfall of the year the other day, so we started dreaming of escaping to warmer destinations. Our research uncovered many AMAZING all-inclusive resorts which cater to families with babies. Here are the best:
We brought our daughter to the Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort & Spa when she was 18 months old and we loved it. There was so much to do, that we had no trouble keeping her entertained all-day long.
We are trying to raise her to love nature and we found this resort’s natural setting to be perfect for that. We enjoyed ‘walking’ with her along the many walking paths through jungle & mangroves, where she would see birds, iguanas, raccoons, coati and turtles along the way. The walkways along the hotel feature fish ponds, which provided endless entertainment for her. And she also enjoyed visits to the flamingo enclosure where she would stand and watch them for a surprisingly long time.
There was also plenty to do when it was time to play. She loved the long stretches of white sand beach. When the temperature got a little too hot, we brought her to the air-conditioned “El Ranchito” Mini Club, which was full of age appropriate toys for her. This play area is for kids aged 1-3 and the highly trained club staff can watch your little one while you enjoy some rare kid-free time. And we spent a lot of time at the kiddie pool, where she loved playing with the many small animal shaped slides and water fountains.
This resort has great reviews with 85% falling in the Excellent or Very Good category on TripAdvisor.
Located on Negril's famous 7-mile beach, the Beaches Negril Resort & Spa features family suites with separate rooms for the kids (very hard to find at an all-inclusive!).
The Beaches Infant Program allows you to enjoy some guilt-free adult-only time. This luxurious, air-conditioned nursery is filled with toys, cribs, strollers, high chairs, rocking chairs and everything your little one could ever need. Your baby is in good hands with certified nannies who will watch your baby at no additional cost from 9am to 9pm (and can be made available even later for an extra charge).
Your baby will also love splashing around at the Pirate Island Waterpark or watching a Sesame Street stage show or parade.
This resort has great reviews with 87% falling in the Excellent or Very Good category on TripAdvisor.
Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spas offers many of the same amenities as the Beaches Negril resort – no wonder they were both named as Top 25 Hotels for Families by TripAdvisor in 2016!
You will love staying in a Family Suite, which features a separate room providing a special and quiet place for your baby to sleep. Cribs are available upon request.
Certified professional nannies are available in the nursery to give you a little relaxing time. The nursery contains everything your little one needs for some special time away from mom and dad. This is all included from 9am - 9pm and can be extended beyond these hours at an additional cost.
For playtime, your baby will love the playing in the sand at the beautiful beach, the two kiddie pools (including Pirate Island waterpark), a train and interactions with their favorite Sesame Street characters. An additional benefit of the Beaches resort is they have formula and diapers available for purchase at the resort (in case you run out) and strollers are available for rent.
This resort has great reviews with 88% falling in the Excellent or Very Good category on TripAdvisor.
A vacation nanny at no extra charge! Say whaaaaat? Yes, the Franklyn D. Resort & Spa provides your family a specially trained nanny who is dedicated to your family only! She will be with you from 9am to 4:40pm and will assist with your baby giving you some well deserved special alone time. Your nanny will love to take your baby to the playground, the special kiddie slide pool, the kid-friendly beach or a special activity at the resort. While not attending to your family, your nanny will take care of your room, keeping it clean and well stocked.
This resort has great reviews with 89% falling in the Excellent or Very Good category on TripAdvisor.
Azul Beach has a long list of baby amenities that you don’t often find:
- Bottle sterilizers
- Bottle warmers
- Baby monitors
- Pack n' Plays
- Baby baths
- Baby robes
- Baby sleepers
- High chairs
- Gerber baby food is available in the restaurants and room service
- Natural baby food can be prepared by request
Azul Beach has their Azulitos Playhouse by Nickelodeon and a My Gym Center, both of which can be used by babies as young as 6 months with adult supervision.
Babysitting services are available at an extra cost.
This resort has great reviews with 90% falling in the Excellent or Very Good category on TripAdvisor.
The Club Med Ixtapa Pacific has family suites available. They also have a Baby Club Med (from 4 months to 23 months old) where their childcare certified employees will entertain your baby while you enjoy your own activities. Baby Club Med activities focus on early learning activities and motor skills.
If your baby is on solids, they will enjoy the Baby Restaurant which features meals specially designed for babies nutritional needs.
This resort has great reviews with 92% falling in the Excellent or Very Good category on TripAdvisor.
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What's your favourite all-inclusive resort? Have you been to any of the ones mentioned above?