Looking to take a baby-friendly vacation with your family? Congratulations! An all-inclusive holiday is an excellent choice for new parents looking to recharge and reconnect after the life-changing event of having a baby. After all, you deserve a little pampering at a baby-friendly resort in a tropical paradise.
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.
Everyone’s needs will be different, so a good place to start is our “A Guide to an All-inclusive Vacation” blog post. It’s one of Baby Can Travel’s all-time most viewed web pages and is full of useful information for your trip.
Choosing a Baby-Friendly Resort
To create this list of infant-friendly all-inclusive resorts for you, we combined our knowledge from our many previous all-inclusive vacations, with and without babies.
We then spent countless hours on TripAdvisor, reading blog posts and resort reviews online.
Finally, we applied the knowledge we’ve gained from travelling with our kids around the world over the past 6 years to come up with this list of baby-friendly all-inclusive resorts for you.
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“We picked this baby-friendly resort for our first beach holiday with a baby”
Mayan Riviera, Mexico
After our extensive research, we chose the Grand Palladium Kantenah Resort & Spa for our first all-inclusive vacation with baby.
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.
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 beach vacation, make sure to read our list of baby beach essentials.
“A refined, yet intimate experience at a small, boutique upscale resort”
Mayan Riviera, Mexico
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 your baby needs to go to bed early.
The list of included baby amenities is so long, they really 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!
More baby-friendly Mayan Riviera resorts:
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.
The #1 Family Hotel in the Caribbean!! – TripAdvisor 2019
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
This Nickelodeon cartoon-themed resort is an excellent choice if your baby already has an older sibling. It 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 resort. The 14,000-sq.-ft. spa features oceanfront massages, bubble beds, herbal steam room, chromo therapy showers, dry sauna, and whirlpool.
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 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.
The #3 Family Hotel in the Caribbean – TripAdvisor 2019
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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.
The #2 Family Hotel in the Caribbean – TripAdvisor 2019
Located on Negril’s world famous Seven Mile Beach; voted TripAdvisor’s #10 beach in the world in 2019.
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.
Your baby will love: The Infants Kid’s Camp, the kiddie pool at the Pirates Island water park and encounters with their favorite Sesame Street characters!
Click to check availability on Beaches.com.
“One of the few resorts with a nanny for your baby…”
Runaway Bay, Jamaica
A charming and small baby-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.
More baby-friendly Jamaica resorts:
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.
The #5 Ranked Family Hotel in the Caribbean – TripAdvisor 2019
Grace Bay, Turks & Caicos
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 #5 beach in the world as voted on by TripAdvisor readers in 2019.
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.
Click to check availability on Booking.com.
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!
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