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Planning a tropical all-inclusive vacation with your family? Congratulations! Being a new parent is hard work and an all-inclusive holiday is an excellent choice for new parents who want to recharge and reconnect. I mean, don’t you and the family deserve a little pampering in a tropical paradise?
All-inclusive resorts don’t have to be just for the adults. There are many excellent all-inclusive resorts which provide a well-deserved, upscale escape for the adults as well as providing the facilities you need for your little one.
What should I look for in a resort?
Everyone’s needs will be different, but for a list of things to think about, please refer to our A Guide to an All-inclusive Vacation blog post. It’s one of our all-time most viewed web pages and is full of useful information for your trip. Just be sure to come back here when it’s time to pick a resort! 🙂
There are so many resorts out there, how do I choose?
When we sat down to pick the resort for our first all-inclusive vacation with our 18 month old daughter, we were a little overwhelmed by the number of resorts and destinations out there. Thankfully, we’ve been to all-inclusive resorts many times prior to having kids and know what to look for. We spent countless hours on TripAdvisor, reading blog posts and reviews on Expedia. Finally, we applied the knowledge we’ve gained from travelling with our kids around the world over the past 5 years to come up with our list of the best resorts for families with a baby.
4 STAR RESORTS
Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort & Spa
Mayan Riviera, Mexico
After our extensive research, this is the resort we chose for our first all-inclusive trip with our 18 month old daughter.
Why we (the adults) loved it: This resort is one of four interconnected Grand Palladium resorts, giving us access to nine À la carte restaurants, five buffet restaurants and seven pools. We loved the natural jungle feel of the extensive pathways throughout the resort, which enabled us to take our daughter for long nature walks every day.
Why our daughter loved it: She loved the kiddie pool, the Baby Club playroom, the fish ponds (she called them “Shisshies”) and of course, the beautiful white sand beach.
More baby friendly Mayan Riviera resorts:
Planning a trip to the Mayan Riviera? Click here to read our blog post, Plan the Best Family Trip to the Mayan Riviera for tips on when to go, where to stay, what to do, etc.
Franklyn D. Resort & Spa
Runaway Bay, Jamaica
“Imagine having your own nanny the whole trip…”
A charming and small family friendly resort on the beautiful beaches of Runaway Bay, Jamaica.
You will love: The nanny/vacation assistant which is dedicated to your family’s needs the entire trip. Enjoy some precious alone time with your partner knowing your baby is in good hands.
Your baby will love: The playground, the kiddie slide pool and the kid-friendly beach.
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4.5 STAR RESORTS
Mayan Riviera, Mexico
“A refined yet intimate experience at a small, boutique upscale resort”
You will love: This resort is upscale and classy, yet makes you feel welcome with a child. Enjoy premium drinks and 24-hour room service, for the nights the baby needs to go to bed early. The list of included baby amenities is so long, they mean it when they say, “just bring the baby”.
Your baby will love: The well-stocked playroom and the chance to meet SpongeBob or Dora the Explorer!
5 STAR RESORTS
Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spas
Grace Bay, Turks & Caicos
The #4 Ranked Family Hotel in the Caribbean on TripAdvisor – 2018
Here you will escape to a world of five villages, where you will enjoy the architecture and ambiance of Italy, France, the Caribbean and Key West.
You will love: Amazing free amenities such as unlimited free scuba diving and nanny service. Unique to this Beaches resort are the Family Suites which come with a separate sleeping area for the baby, giving you some private time alone at night. It’s also located on the #2 beach in the world as voted on by TripAdvisor readers in 2017.
Your baby will love: The Choo Choo Train, the two kiddie pools, the Infants Kids Camp and “Voila”, a storytelling spectacle featuring art, theater, acrobatics and must-see surprises.
(Beaches resorts do not appear in price comparison websites)
Beaches Negril Resort & Spa
The #2 Ranked Family Hotel in the Caribbean on TripAdvisor – 2018
Located on Negril’s the world famous 7-mile beach – considered by many to be one of the world’s best beaches.
You will love: Unlimited watersports, including diving! And the free nanny service from 9-9 ensures your baby will be well taken care of while you enjoy some baby-free adult time.
Your baby will love: The Infants Kid’s Camp, the kiddie pool at the Pirates Island waterpark and encounters with their favorite Sesame Street characters!
The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
The best for last… #1 Family Hotel in the Caribbean for 2018 – TripAdvisor
You will love: The unlimited free golf at the nearby Cocotal Golf & Country Club along with daily yoga and Pilates sessions. Many rooms have 1-2 bedrooms, allowing for some private time for the adults.
Your baby will love: The kiddie pool and the indoor play area for babies.
We hope this blog post helps you find the ideal all-inclusive resort for your family. If you find another baby-friendly resort which you loved, please share it with us!