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10 Best Baby-Friendly All-Inclusive Resorts for 2023

Looking to take a baby-friendly vacation with your family? Congratulations! Staying at a baby-friendly all-inclusive resort is an excellent choice for new parents looking to recharge and reconnect after the life-changing event of having a baby. After such a big change in your life, you deserve a little pampering at one of these top baby-friendly all-inclusive resorts in a tropical paradise.

Why is a baby-friendly resort such a good idea when looking to book a family beach vacation? Traveling with a baby is very rewarding, but it is a lot different than travel pre-children. A relaxing beach vacation at one of these top baby-friendly resorts makes your trip so easy, it really takes a load off your mind. A family vacation to an all-inclusive resort is an easy introduction to traveling with a baby.

a mother plays in the kiddie pool at the Grand Palladium Kantenah - one of the best baby-friendly all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean
Our daughter loved the kiddie pool at her first all-inclusive resort.

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What Should I Look for in a Baby-Friendly Resort?

There are many excellent baby-friendly all-inclusive resorts which provide a well-deserved, upscale escape for the adults, while providing the facilities and services you need for your infant.

When we curated this list of the best baby-friendly resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico, we looked for resorts which go out of their way to make your vacation with your baby as easy as possible.

a mom and baby get ready for dinner at one of the best infant friendly resorts on our list
It was so easy to feed our daughter at the all-inclusive resort.

Many of the best resorts for babies offer complimentary baby essentials such as baby food, baby monitors, cribs, changing tables, strollers and more. Knowing your baby-friendly all-inclusive resort has everything you need for your infant reduces stress and enhances the level of relaxation you will enjoy.

In addition to providing baby-essentials, many of these baby-friendly all-inclusive resorts offer babysitting services. Some of these amazing infant-friendly resorts even offer dedicated nanny service, so you can enjoy some special time without your baby to reconnect.

Two parents without kids hold hands on the beach at a family-friendly all-inclusive resort in Cabo San Lucas Mexico
Us on the beach without kids. Many of the best resorts for babies include babysitting services.

Every family’s needs will be different, so it’s best to be prepared. In addition to finding the best all-inclusive for babies, we also recommend reading our “A Guide to an All-inclusive Vacation” blog post and our top tips for taking a baby to the beach blog posts. These useful posts are filled with tips we’ve learned while traveling with our own kids to all-inclusive resorts and/or a family vacation to the Caribbean.

a toddler plays on the beach in xpu-ha, mexico while on a tropical vacation with his family
Our son loved Xpu-Ha beach in Mexico!

Choosing a Baby-Friendly All-Inclusive Resort

We love staying at all-inclusive resorts! Between my husband and I, we have stayed at over 10 different all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean, Pacific and Central America. While we have traveled extensively with our babies, we didn’t get a chance to stay at each of the all-inclusive baby-friendly resorts listed below. Babies just grow too fast!

To create this list of the best infant-friendly all-inclusive resorts for you, we have drawn upon our knowledge of what makes an excellent beach resort from our previous all-inclusive vacations to the Caribbean and Mexico, both with and without babies.

Then, building on our real-life resort experiences, we then spent countless hours researching the best baby-friendly resorts for family beach vacation.

two beach chairs under an umbrella - a typical tropical scene at baby friendly resorts

Finally, we applied the first-hand knowledge we’ve gained from travelling the world with our kids over the past 10 years to come up with this list of the best baby-friendly all-inclusive resorts for you. We are confident you’ll find the best resort for your family beach vacation!

Top 10 Baby-Friendly All-Inclusive Resorts

1. Finest Playa Mujeres

Cancun, Mexico

the Finest Playa Mujeres is the best resort for babies in Mexico

All your baby essentials are taken care of

For the second year in a row, our recommendation for the best baby-friendly resort in 2023 is the Finest Playa Mujeres resort, in Cancun, Mexico. You’ll be happy to know that the Finest Playa Mujeres resort is far away from the madness of the Cancun Zona Hotelera. Rather, it’s located just north of Cancun on a beautiful peninsula close to the ferry to Isla Mujeres.

Even though this one of the best baby-friendly all-inclusive resorts in Mexico, this is no kiddie resort. The Finest Playa Mujeres resort is a classy, modern hotel with an abundance of amenities for adults, but it also does an outstanding job welcoming guests who are traveling with a baby.

Finest Playa Mujeres is a very baby friendly resort

What You Will Love about this Baby-Friendly Resort in Mexico:

In our experience, one of the most challenging things about traveling with a baby is sharing a standard hotel room with your infant. Once your baby goes to sleep, you’ll need to huddle silently in the darkness hoping not to wake the baby up.

the family suites are one of the reasons why the Finest Playa Mujeres resort is the best baby-friendly all-inclusive resorts for babies in the caribbean

This is not a problem at the Finest Playa Mujeres resort, as you can choose from a selection of Family Suites, with a king bed for the grownups and a separate bedroom for the baby. Don’t worry – a crib and a baby monitor are included with your stay at this baby-friendly resort. Some of the Family Suites even come with a private pool!

You’ll never need a reservation at any of the twelve restaurants with an enticing variety of international fare on offer. If your little bundle of joy keeps you up all night, grab a frothy cappuccino and a cupcake from the Sweet Corner, or a get a more natural high with a tasty drink from the Tropical Juice Bar.

parents recharge and reconnect by doing oceanfront yoga at the at the Finest Playa Mujeres baby-friendly all-inclusive resort in mexico

Relax with a spa treatment at the ONE Spa. If you are traveling with older kids too, you can enjoy a wide variety of family experiences at the spa, a memory which is sure to last.

Best of all, you can relax knowing that all your baby essentials are taken care of at the Finest Playa Mujeres resort. In addition to complimentary cribs and baby monitors, this baby-friendly resort also provides a baby bottle sterilizer, an electric kettle, a baby bottle warmer, a high chair and even a bathtub for baby.

What Your Baby Will Love:

Babies are wonderful little travel companions – they’ll just be happy to be with you at this excellent baby-friendly resort in Mexico. That said, you can make their trip extra fun by taking them to the Mini Club, which welcomes children from 0-6 years old (babies under 2 need an adult to accompany them). The Mini Club has a special area for babies, a multipurpose room with games and a pool especially for babies (which even has waterslides!)

the baby pool is one of the reason the Finest Playa Mujeres resort is at the top of our list of the best infant friendly resorts in the Caribbean

At Finest Playa Mujeres, it’s not just the adults who will enjoy fine dining. Your baby will love the natural, homemade purees made especially for your baby – 100% fresh and gluten-free.

the mini club at the Finest Playa Mujeres resort - one of the best all inclusive resorts for babies

Before you go, read these 8 Sun Safety Tips for Babies to protect your baby from the sun and keep them cool at the beach.

2. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit

Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico

This was supposed to be a list of the best baby-friendly all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean, but we hope you’ll forgive us for sneaking in the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit resort. An oceanfront resort on beautiful Banderas Bay, in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico, the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is such an exceptional baby-friendly resort, we felt compelled to include it.

a couple gets a massage at the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit - a very baby friendly resort in Mexico with a spa

Enjoy one of the best spas in the world

What You Will Love about this Baby-Friendly Resort in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico:

The Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is the only all-inclusive resort on Mexico’s Pacific coast to be awarded Five Diamonds from AAA. According to AAA, a Five Diamond award ensures you will enjoy, “world-class luxury, amenities and indulgence for a once-in-a-lifetime experience”.

the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is an infant friendly all inclusive resorts in Mexico

Every new parent deserves some time for rest and relaxation during their family vacation. You won’t find many better places for relaxation than the Spa at Grand Velas, which was named among the best spas in the world by Condé Nast.

If you’d like to sneak off to the spa or one of the restaurants as a couple, this baby-friendly resort offers certified, specialized nannies to care for your baby. (*extra charge)

many of the best all-inclusive resorts for babies offer babysitting services - allowing parents to have a romantic dinner without the baby

Parents who desire some alone time in their hotel room will love the Family Suites at the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit. These two-bedroom suites offer ocean view terraces with a large outdoor jacuzzi.

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is a Mexico all-inclusive resort with family suites

The Baby Concierge program offered by the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit is the primary reason we included it in our list of the best baby-friendly resorts. This complimentary program offers parents an incredible amount of baby amenities, such as cribs, baby bath tubs (and bath hammocks), strollers, baby carriers, bottle warmers, a bottle sterilizing service, rockers and even an illuminated mobile for cribs.

Your Baby Will Love:

As part of the exceptional Baby Concierge program, your infant will receive their very own rattle, teether and pacifier, which they can keep and take home.

It’s not just the grown-ups who enjoy getting pampered a little while on holidays. Your baby can enjoy their very first haircut in a luxurious setting, creating lasting family memories. (*extra charge)

the beautiful pool at the Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit - one of the best all inclusive resorts for infants

3. Generations Riviera Maya

Riviera Maya, Mexico

Wow – the top three baby-friendly all-inclusive resorts are all from Mexico! You may start thinking we’re biased, just because we love traveling to Mexico with a baby, but our top three baby-friendly resorts earned their spots the hard way – with excellent customer satisfaction and top-notch amenities for new parents.

the exterior of the Generations Riviera Maya resort - one of our best baby friendly all-inclusive resorts in mexico

What You Will Love about this Baby-Friendly Resort in Puerto Morelos, Mexico:

This infant-friendly resort, located just outside Puerto Morelos, is the quintessential family resort where every suite is oceanfront. Most of the hotel suites at this baby resort are either pool-front or have their own infinity pool balcony.

a child swims in their private pool at the Generations Riviera Maya resort - family-friendly vacations in mexico at an all-inclusive resort

Guests of the Generations Riviera Maya baby-friendly resort will enjoy an elegant, spacious one-bedroom suite with a luxurious king or two queen beds. You may combine multiple one-bedroom suites to create 2-or-3 bedroom options.

Every new parent deserves some pampering. The Náay Spa at the Generations Riviera Maya offers an impressive menu of traditional and alternative Spa therapies. You may especially enjoy the Water Journey Ritual – a hydrotherapy routine featuring relaxing stops in the sauna, steam room, whirlpool, polar pool and the sensations pool.

the view from the balcony at the Generations Riviera Maya - one of the best baby friendly resorts in the Caribbean and mexico

If you’d like to enjoy some time at the Náay Spa or a romantic candlelight dinner on the beach, you’ll appreciate the babysitting service. (*extra cost)

As with the other resorts near the top of our list of the best all-inclusive resorts for babies, the Generations Riviera Maya has an impressive list of baby-friendly amenities. The Gourmet Inclusive® Experience baby amenities include cribs, Pack n’ Plays, bath monitors, baby bathrobes, baby changing tables, strollers, baby food, baby bottle sterilizers and baby bottle warmers.

the awesome kids club at Generations Riviera Maya is one of the reasons it is an excellent all inclusive for babies in Mexico

4. Beaches Negril Resort & Spa

Negril, Jamaica

a family enjoys fun in a beachfront cabana at the baby-friendly Beaches Negril Resort & Spa

The #2 Family Hotel in the Caribbean – TripAdvisor

If you love beautiful beaches, look no further than the Beaches Resort & Spa. This family-friendly resort is located on Negril’s world famous Seven Mile Beach; recently voted one of the best beaches in the Caribbean by TripAdvisor.

You will love: Unlimited water sports, 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. 

Enjoy some baby-free time with a  yoga class at the Beaches Negril all-inclusive resort

Your baby will love: The Kids Camp program (for babies aged 0-2), the kiddie pool at the Pirates Island water park and encounters with their favorite Sesame Street characters!

Sesame Street characters Cookie Monster, Big Bird and Grover visit with children on a beachfront hammock at Beaches Negril

Want to go on a honeymoon with your baby? See below for why a Familymoon at Beaches is perfect for you!

5. Beaches Turks & Caicos

Grace Bay, Turks & Caicos

Visits from Sesame Street characters like Zoe and Elmo are one of the reasons the Beaches Turks & Caicos is an excellent baby-friendly all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean

The #5 Family Hotel in the Caribbean – TripAdvisor

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 all-inclusive 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 Grace Bay, the #1 beach in the Caribbean as voted on by TripAdvisor readers in 2022!

Aerial picture of the long stretch of white sand beach at Beaches Turks and Caicos - all inclusive resorts baby friendly

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.

Children enjoying their own space in a family room at Beaches Turks and Caicos - a very baby friendly resort

Whether you are traveling with a baby or toddler, we have all your tips for flying with a baby and tips for flying with toddlers. For inspiration, check out the best places to travel with a baby and the best places to travel with a toddler.

6. Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort & Spa

Mayan Riviera, Mexico

a baby enjoys a small water slide at the kiddie pool at the Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort & Spa -a baby friendly all-inclusive resort in mexico

“We picked this baby-friendly resort for our very first beach holiday with a baby”

After our extensive research, we chose the Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort & Spa for our first all-inclusive beach vacation with our daughter.

Why we (the adults) loved it: This Mexican all-inclusive resort is one of four interconnected Grand Palladium resorts, giving us access to nine à la carte restaurants, five buffet restaurants and seven pools.

Pool lit up at night - Grand Palladium Kantenah all-inclusive resort in mexico

We loved the natural jungle feel of the extensive pathways throughout the Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort, which enabled us to take our daughter for long nature walks every day.

the best baby friendly all inclusive resorts have soft white sand for little ones to play in

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.

The baby pool at the Grand Palladium Kantenah all-inclusive resort for babies

These toddler beach essentials will make sure you have the best time on your family vacation! If you are traveling with a baby on a tropical beach vacation, make sure to read our list of baby beach essentials and these best baby beach tents.

7. Nickelodeon Punta Cana

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

A couple walking through the spa gardens at the baby-friendly Nickelodeon Punta Cana all-inclusive resort

A 2021 TripAdvisor Travellers Choice Winner in the Family Hotel in the Caribbean category!

This Nickelodeon cartoon-themed all-inclusive resort is an excellent choice if your baby already has an older sibling. This Caribbean resort has many adult and baby-friendly offerings, but the real charm of this place is the fun for slightly older kids.

You will love: The luxurious Vassa Spa provides an escape from the kid-friendly zaniness elsewhere on the all-inclusive resort. The 14,000-sq.-ft. spa features oceanfront massages, bubble beds, herbal steam room, chromotherapy showers, dry sauna, and whirlpool.

A lady enjoying a relaxing massage at the spa at the Nickelodeon Punta Cana resort

You can even plan a pampering play date with your little one, or you can take advantage of their certified babysitting service (surcharge).

Your baby will love: This infant-friendly all-inclusive resort offers many Gotcha Covered amenities such as cribs, changing tables, baby food, baby monitors, strollers, beach toys, bottle sterilizers and warmers, step stools, bathrobes, bathtubs and more.

A family having fun in the Caribbean Sea at the Nickelodeon Punta Cana all-inclusive resort

8. Franklyn D. Resort & Spa

Runaway Bay, Jamaica

A chef preparing food by the sea at Franklyn D. Resort - one of the top resorts for babies in the Caribbean

“One of the few resorts with a dedicated nanny for your baby…”

A charming and small baby-friendly all-inclusive resort on the beautiful beaches of Runaway Bay, Jamaica.

You will love: The nanny/vacation assistant which is dedicated to your family’s needs for your entire trip. Enjoy some precious time alone with your partner knowing your baby is in good hands.

Guests walk by the turquoise Caribbean Sea in Jamaica at the Franklyn D. Resort & Spa

Your baby will love: The playground, the kiddie slide pool and the kid-friendly beach.

The pool with a play structure for kids at the baby-friendly Franklyn D. Resort & Spa in Jamaica

9. Azul Beach

Mayan Riviera, Mexico

A couple walking to the beach without a baby at the Azul Beach

“A refined, yet intimate experience at a small, boutique upscale Mexico resort”

You will love: This all-inclusive resort is upscale and classy, yet makes you feel welcome with a child. Enjoy premium drinks and 24-hour room service, for the nights your baby needs to go to bed early.

a couple enjoys some alone time in a beachfront cabana at the infant-friendly Azul Beach all-inclusive resort in mexico

The list of included baby amenities is so long, Azul Beach really means 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!

the play area for children at Azul Beach is why it is one of the best family all-inclusive resorts in mexico

10. Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas

I hope you don’t mind, but I added a new resort to our list of baby-friendly all-inclusive resorts for 2023! We recently travelled with our (now older) kids to a family-friendly all-inclusive resort in Cabo San Lucas. We chose the Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas as it was a kid-friendly 5-star beachfront all-inclusive resort, but during our stay, we couldn’t help but notice the number of parents with babies at the resort!

infant-friendly waterslide at a family-friendly all-inclusive resort in Cabo

You will love: At the Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas, you’ll love the classy and elegant hotel, built to enhance the stunning scenery of the famous Cabo peninsula. In addition, you’ll enjoy a wide selection of buffet and à la carte restaurants, a generous number of bars, daily activities for adults, fitness enthusiasts and kids alike.

Your baby will love: Guests of the Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas enjoy full access to the Splash World waterpark at the adjacent Riu Santa Fe resort. The waterpark has very shallow water and a wide variety of ‘waterslides’ which babies will love (with a parents help of course!)

A young girl enjoys a buffet lunch with an ocean view at the Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas

This is the same little girl pictured above in the Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort & Spa pictures. We’re here to tell you that if you start traveling with your baby, they will grow up to be excellent travelers!

For more, read our full review of staying at the Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas with kids.

Planning a trip to the Mayan Riviera? Check-out 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.

A Honeymoon with a Baby

Are you still waiting to go on your honeymoon, but think it’s impossible now that you have kids? Well, you don’t need to wait any longer as Beaches all-inclusive resorts has the perfect honeymoon solution for you!

A familymoon is a honeymoon which includes your children. With incredible amenities like a nanny service and family suites, there is no better place to celebrate your familymoon than a Beaches all-inclusive resort.

Bringing your kids on your honeymoon allows you to celebrate your love with your kids. Even if they are too young to remember, the pictures of your tropical vacation in paradise will be a lasting reminder of the love which permeates your family.

a happy infant plays with its feet in the sand at a baby friendly caribbean all-inclusive resort

No matter the age of your kids, Beaches will ensure you have time for romance as well as time for family fun. Enjoy romantic time alone as a couple each day with the Kids Camps offered by Beaches. There are six age-appropriate Kids Camps for children ranging from 0-2 years old all the way up to 15-17 years old.

Dreaming of a couples massage at the spa or a romantic dinner for just the two of you? If you’d like some additional time for romance, a private babysitting service is also available. The private babysitting service at Beaches Resorts is the perfect solution to balancing the dual priorities of a romantic honeymoon vacation in the tropics and an unforgettable all-inclusive beach resort holiday with your kids.

Enjoy a honeymoon with your baby at Beaches Negril Jamaica

The Beaches Resorts in Jamaica are the ideal destination for your tropical familymoon. Your honeymoon package includes a complimentary bottle of chilled sparkling wine, flower petals on your bed your first evening plus fresh flowers and breakfast in bed on the morning of your choice.

Familymoons are more popular than you think. Don’t delay – book your familymoon at a Beaches all-inclusive resort today!

a dad kisses his daughter on the beach at one of the top baby friendly resorts in the caribbean

We hope this helps you find the ideal baby-friendly all-inclusive resort for your family vacation. If you find another baby-friendly resort which you loved, please share it with us!

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Celine is the owner of Baby Can Travel. Not only does she have years of experience traveling with babies & toddlers, but she's been helping new parents travel with their babies and toddlers for over a decade.

Celine also writes about family travel on the site, which she co-owns with her husband. Being from the Canadian Rockies, she shares her passion about her home and travel to Banff National Park and area on their site