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17 Best All-Inclusive Family Resorts in the World

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Are you planning a vacation and looking for the best all-inclusive family resorts? It can be tough. You’ll want something the kids can enjoy that won’t make the adults lose their minds.

Dealing with differing age groups can make it even more complex. Families with toddlers, teens, and tweens, you know what we’re talking about.  

The best family all-inclusive resorts offer convenient amenities like on-site restaurants, bars (for the parents, duh), kids’ clubs with supervised activities, multiple pools, family-friendly activities, nightly entertainment, and spacious suites, rooms, or villas.

Bonus points go to resorts with arcades, surf classes, dance parties, and more for the older youths in your group (a little time away can be good for everyone). More bonus points for over-21 amenities like swim-up bars, wine-tasting classes, and paint-and-sip events (Mom and Dad need their fun too).

Take a look at our list to get some ideas so you don’t end up in a secluded and elegant honeymoon hideout with two toddlers and a pre-teen. You can thank us later.

The Best All-Inclusive Family Resorts Around the World

1. Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa – St. Lucia

Aerial view of Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa in St. Lucia
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Address: 000 Vieux Fort Lighthouse, St. Lucia

Situated on 85 acres along the southeast side of the island, Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa offers stunning views of mountains, swaying palm trees, and that crystal-clear Caribbean water. The resort complex consists of Harmony (adults-only) and Splash (family-friendly).  

The all-inclusive resort has several restaurants, a fitness center, a full-service spa, a lagoon-style swimming pool, and bars, including a swim-up bar (you’ve just got to love a swim-up bar). Other fun amenities include indoor playrooms for the kids, a water park with slides and a lazy river, and nightly entertainment such as jazz bands, karaoke, dancing, beach parties, and steel drum bands.

Bright and airy guest rooms feature coastal colors and tile floors. Some have four-post beds, polished wood furnishings, and rattan textures.

Two-bedroom connecting rooms are available, which is wonderful for larger families or small families traveling together. Outdoors, you’ll find gardens, pathways, and relaxing seating areas.

All-inclusive packages at Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa include unlimited meals and beverages (including alcohol) and snacks. Enjoy a buffet or continental breakfast.

Participate in activities like yoga, tennis, pool table, basketball, and paintball. The Surf Shack watersports complex is the place to go for snorkeling, diving, windsurfing, canoeing, and other water-related activities. There could be additional charges for some activities.

Pros

  • Beachfront location
  • Several restaurants and bars

Cons

  • Not a lot of activities for really young kids

Attractions near Coconut Bay Beach Resort

  • Toraille Waterfall ATV Park
  • Horseback riding
  • Mamiku Gardens
  • UNESCO World Heritage Piton Mountains

See Related: Most Beautiful Beaches in the World

2. Woodloch Pines Family Resort – Hawley Pines, Pennsylvania

Front of Woodloch Pines Family Resort
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Address: 731 Welcome Lake Road, Hawley, Pennsylvania 18428

Woodloch Pines Family Resort has been voted as a top Family Resort in the U.S. by both TripAdvisor and USA Today.

It’s about two miles from a sister location, The Lodge at Woodlock, A Destination Spa Resort, in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of northeast Pennsylvania. Located near the Delaware River, it’s one of the best all-inclusive vacations for large families who enjoy the great outdoors.

Choose from traditional hotel rooms and spacious suites with one or two bedrooms for a relaxing family vacation at this all-inclusive family resort. All-inclusive amenities include two or three meals a day, tons of scheduled activities, and family-friendly entertainment such as jugglers, magicians, DJs, and bands.

Activities at Woodloch Pines Resort include things like archery, scenic boat rides, a climbing wall, disc golf, and bumper cars. Enjoy unique amenities like art classes, cooking classes, a shooting barn, wine tasting, and paint and sip. The Boomer’s Kid Club Room is a fun spot for kids ages 10 and under.

The resort’s amenities also include a fishing dock, an adventure playground, indoor and outdoor pools, an indoor and outdoor splash play park for the kids, and several hot tubs.

Pros

  • Lots of family-friendly activities and entertainment
  • Outdoor and indoor pool areas (this is the mountains, after all)

Cons

  • No babysitting services (parents must be with their children while participating in kids’ activities)

Attractions near Woodloch Pines Resort

  • Costa’s Family Fun Park
  • Promised Land State Park
  • Ski Big Bear at Masthope Mountain

See Related: Best East Coast Vacation Spots in the U.S.

3. Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort – Labrelotte Bay, St. Lucia

View of Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort
Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort / Booking.com

Address: 1504 Castries Labrelotte Bay, St. Lucia

Situated along a private beach on St. Lucia’s stunning northwest coast, the Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort features a tropical scene of volcanic beaches, waterfalls, gardens, and the jagged peaks of the Gros Piton Mountains. It’s one of the best Caribbean islands for small or large families.

Villas and cottages are tucked into the hillside, like a scene from a Mediterranean postcard, where they overlook the crystal-clear cove. Spacious rooms and one or two-bedroom suites sport cool colors and tropical textures. Some villas have a private pool.

The resort has five restaurants, four bars, six pools, and a luxury on-site spa with body treatments, aromatherapy, massages, and facials. The Jacquot Fun Club for kids has supervised activities and theme nights for ages 4 to 12. The teen club offers activities like karaoke, bonfire nights, pizza parties, and watersports.

This all-inclusive resort offers packages that include accommodation, breakfast, and non-motorized watersports. Premium packages include motorized watersports, spirits and wines, and unlimited dining.

Pros

  • Beautiful beachfront setting
  • Activities for kids and teens, along with a kids club and a teen club

Cons

  • The resort is spread out, so it may be a distance to walk to the beach, restaurants, and activities

Attractions near Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort

  • Pigeon Island National Park
  • Diamond Falls Botanical Gardens & Mineral Baths
  • Soufriere Drive-In Volcano
  • Horseback riding

See Related: How Much is a Sandals Vacation? Average Cost Per Day

4. Small Hope Bay Lodge – Andros Town, Bahamas

Small Hope Bay Lodge in  Andros Town, Bahamas
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Address: Queens Highway, Small Hope, Bahamas

You just can’t beat a Bahamas family vacation. Really, you can’t. Popular with families for over 60 years, Small Hope Bay Lodge offers a tranquil island setting perfect for relaxing, connecting, and adventuring. The inclusive resort has a buffet-style restaurant, and a library, as well as a beachfront hot tub, hammocks, and lounge chairs for lazing.

Located on the island’s East Coast, the resort sits among tall palms overlooking sapphire blue water and the South Andros Barrier Reef Marine Park. Choose from four two-bedroom cabins or 18 one-bedroom cabins.

The cabins were hand-built in the 1960s from hardy Andros pine and coral rock. Rooms are decorated in tropical décor with island artwork, crisp white linens, soothing shades of turquoise, Andros batik textiles, and natural textures of pine and rattan.

All-inclusive rates include accommodation, all meals, and an open bar as well as the use of bikes and kayaks, free diving or snorkeling lessons, self-guided nature tours, and deep-sea fishing. There’s complimentary babysitting for ages 2-7 during dinner hours (6 – 8:45 pm) and a small fee for children under the age of two.

Pros

  • Childcare services during dinner hours
  • A tranquil and peaceful atmosphere while still being family-friendly
  • Beachfront cabins

Cons

  • No pool
  • Not as many in-house activities as some all-inclusive resorts

 Attractions near Small Hope Bay Lodge

  • Blue Holes National Park
  • West Side National Park

See Related: Things to Do in Nassau (secrets from a local!)

5. Beaches Turks & Caicos – Providenciales, Turks & Caicos

Aerial View at Beaches Turks & Caicos
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Address: Lower Bight Road, The Bight Settlement, TKCA 1ZZ Turks & Caicos

Beaches Turks & Caicos, part of the Sandals all-inclusive resort family, sits on the north coast of the island’s west end. Guest rooms are arranged in villages designed to look like Italy, France, the Caribbean, and Key West, all situated around a beautiful 12-mile beach.

Resort amenities include 10 swimming pools, a fitness center, a garden, 21 restaurants, 15 bars, and the 45,000-square-foot Pirate Island water park. There’s also a free shuttle service for airport transfers, and daytime and nighttime entertainment. For the youngsters, the resort features Sesame Street characters, a kids’ club, an Xbox Play Lounge, and a teen disco.

All-inclusive packages at Beaches Turks & Caicos include accommodations, all your meals, and beverages (including wine and premium alcohol), PADI-certified scuba diving, Liquid at Beaches teen club, kids camp with nannies, Hobie cats, paddleboards, and other water sports. The Beaches Turks resort has the Caribbean’s first Certified Autism Center.

Pros

  • Beachfront access
  • Water park
  • Lots of restaurants, pools, and activities to choose from

Cons

  • The massive resort complex might not appeal to those seeking a quiet atmosphere

Attractions near Beaches Turks & Caicos

  • Turks & Caicos National Museum
  • Chalk Sound National Park
  • Conch Bar Caves

See Related: Best All-Inclusive Family Resorts in Jamaica

6. Nickelodeon Hotel & Resorts Punta Cana – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Aerial View at Nickelodeon Hotel & Resorts Punta Cana
Nickelodeon Hotel & Resorts Punta Cana / Booking.com

Address: Carretera Uvero Alto Parcela, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 23002

Here’s your (errr…the kid’s) chance to meet the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the friendliest invertebrate in the sea, SpongeBob SquarePants. Located on the Dominican Republic’s Coconut Coast (the east coast), the Nickelodeon Hotel & Resorts Punta Cana is one of the best all-inclusive resorts for families of all sizes. It’s about 45 minutes north of Club Med Punta Cana.

The all-inclusive Nickelodeon Hotels resort offers a large beachfront pool, a fitness center, a garden, several restaurants (including casual, fine dining, and catered to kids), a playground, and a hot tub.

Gather your whole crew and head to the Club Nick kids’ club or the AquaNick water park with slides, a lazy river, and more. Enjoy activities like ping-pong, archery, football, and tennis courts.  The area is popular for zip-lining, windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, and other water sports.

Nickelodeon Hotels is a terrific choice for large families as some suites can accommodate up to five people and have private pools. Choose from swim-up suites, plunge pool suites, connecting suites, and ocean-view suites.

There’s even a whimsical Pineapple Villa with two bedrooms, an infinity pool, private butlers, and décor inspired by that chipper yellow sea sponge. It’s perfect for up to six people. This Nickelodeon Hotels resort’s all-inclusive experience includes accommodation, three meals, premium beverages, fun activities, and toddler-specific amenities like strollers, high chairs, baby food, changing tables, and baby bathtubs.

Pros

  • Beachfront access
  • Lots of on-site activities and attractions
  • Childcare services (for an additional charge)

Cons

  • The resort caters to younger kids (teens may not be all that enthused)

 Attractions near Nickelodeon Hotel & Resorts Punta Cana

  • Scape Park
  • Indigenous Eyes Ecological Reserve
  • Dolphin Discovery Punta Cana

See Related: Puerto Rico vs Dominican Republic: What is Better to Visit?

7. Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa – Quintana Roo, Mexico

Aerial View of Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa
Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa / Booking.com

Address: Calle 55 Supermanzana 11 Manzana 4 Lote 1-01, 77580 Puerto Morales, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa is one of the best all-inclusive resorts for large families seeking multiple restaurants, activities, and amenities in a beachfront location. It’s part of the Hyatt family of hotels.

Located north of Playa del Carmen, this Cancun resort has nine restaurants, six bars (including poolside bars and swim-up bars), three outdoor pools, a spa, and activities like beach volleyball, bocce ball, and non-motorized water sports. Small and large families can enjoy free bicycle use, nightly entertainment, outdoor movies, and BINGO night.

Mom and Dad can partake in wine and tequila tastings and cooking classes while the kids have fun at the kids’ club (for ages 3 – 12)

Guest rooms or suites have private balconies or terraces with garden or water views. Family suites that can accommodate up to seven guests are available, making this the perfect destination for large families or families traveling together. The all-inclusive resort is near the Hyatt Ziva Cancun, another one of the best Hyatt all-inclusive resorts.

Pros

  • Beachfront location
  • Kids club, a baby playroom, and a kiddie pool
  • Childcare is available (at an additional charge)

Cons

  • The lively atmosphere may not appeal to some guests
  • Reviews have mentioned lots of seaweed on the beach

Attractions near Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa

  • Ventura Park
  • Xoximilco Mexican Floating Fiesta Theme Park
  • El Rey Archaeological Zone

See Related: Tulum vs Cancun: Which is Better to Visit?

8. Marival Distinct Luxury Residences – Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico

Pool at Marival Distinct Luxury Residences
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Address: Av, Paseo de los Cocoteros Lt 53, Villa 8 63732 Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico

Located on the Bay of Banderas on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, the Marival Distinct Luxury Residences offers all-inclusive convenience with beachfront access. It’s about 30 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta.

This all-inclusive resort offers five swimming pools, gardens, four restaurants, a tennis court, a hot tub, a nightclub, and a kids’ club. While the resort isn’t beachfront, the beach is about five minutes away and has a Beach Club with an infinity pool and a restaurant.

Guest rooms have a kitchen, a seating area, a dining area, and garden views or water views. One, two, and three-bedroom rooms, as well as four-bedroom villas, are available, making an excellent choice for large families or small families traveling together.

All-inclusive resort amenities include accommodations, meals, a beach bag, daily snacks, a bottle of complimentary wine, entertainment, and the kids’ club. There’s a game room with billiards, foosball, video games, and board games.

Pros

  • Clubs for kids and teens
  • Guests can use amenities at the sister property at the Marival Resort & Suites

Cons

  • Does not have a fitness center (but there’s one available at the sister property)
  • Not beachfront (there is a shuttle service to the Beach Club)
  • Upscale restaurants aren’t included in the all-inclusive plan

Attractions near Marival Distinct Luxury Residences

  • Aquaventuras Park
  • El Cora Crocodile Sanctuary
  • Sea Turtle Sanctuary

See Related: Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Costa Rica for Families

9. Giraffe Manor – Nairobi, Kenya

Giraffe at Giraffe Manor in Nairobi, Kenya
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Address: Gogo Falls Road, Nairobi, Kenya

What could be better than waking up to a herd of Rothschild’s giraffes peeking in the breakfast window? Nothing. There’s nothing better than that.

Owned by the Safari Collection, Giraffe Manor is an exclusive boutique resort. It sits on 12 acres of private land within an indigenous forest in Nairobi’s Langata suburb.

Choose from the manor house rooms and garden manor rooms. The historic English-style manor house was a hunting lodge in the 1930s before transforming into a conservation complex in the 1970s. It has six rooms.

The garden manor house, a replica of the manor house, was built in 2011 and also has six rooms. Both offer elegant rooms with antique furnishings, four-poster beds, and designer textiles. The resort’s spa offers body treatments, a sauna, a steam room, and relaxing areas to enjoy giraffe views.

All-inclusive rates include all meals, all drinks (not including wine and champagne), use of facilities like the pool and steam room at The Retreat spa (body treatments are an extra fee), laundry, Wi-Fi, and entrance into the Giraffe Centre. Transfers to and from the manor from areas in Nairobi are also included.

While supporting sustainable tourism and wildlife conservation at Giraffe Manor, you’ll spend time exploring Africa’s landscape on a Kenya safari. View the “big five” (lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos, and buffalo) in their native habitats.

Pros

  • Giraffes (Need we say more?)
  • Elegant and luxurious historic setting

Cons

  • No large pool complexes or water park
  • May be too upscale for really young children

Attractions near Giraffe Manor

  • Nairobi National Park
  • Matbronze Art Gallery and Foundry
  • Karen Blixen Museum

See Related: Best Resorts & Hotels With Animals On-Site

10. Club Med Quebec-Charlevoix – Petite-Riviere-Saint-Francois, Canada

Front of Club Med Quebec-Charlevoix building in Canada
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Address: 1, rue de la Montagne-Secréte, Petite-Riviere-Saint-Francoise, QC G0A 2L0, Canada

Club Med Quebec-Charlevoix is Club Med’s first North American mountain resort. Sleek and contemporary, it’s located in the Charlevoix region of Quebec.

The 300-room resort offers stunning mountain and St. Lawrence River views. Situated at the base of Le Massif de Charlevoix ski resort, the all-season resort features impressive skiing and hiking trails.

Resort amenities at the inclusive resort property include an indoor pool, three restaurants, several bars, and a spa. Guest rooms are decked out in bold colors and unique Canadian prints and decor.

Choose from standard rooms, superior family rooms, and interconnecting rooms. Interconnecting superior rooms have furnished balconies and river views. They can accommodate up to six guests.

All-inclusive resort packages include things like kids’ club access, ski passes, ski lessons, entertainment, and fun activities. The whole family can enjoy competitive family tournaments, skill games, treasure hunts, and circus training.

Ice skating and snowshoeing are available as well. Dog sledding and snowmobiling are available at an additional cost. The kids can enjoy clubs of their own with Baby Club Med (4 – 23 months old), Petit Club Med (2 – 3 years old), Mini Club+ (4 – 10 years old), and Club Med Teens (11 – 17 years old).

Pros

  • Kids clubs for ages 4 – 17

Cons

  •  Ski gear is not included in all-inclusive packages

Attractions near Club Med Quebec-Charlevoix

  • Le Massif de Charlevoix
  • Charlevoix Train
  • Lavender Farm

See Related: Powder Alliance: Map of All Ski Resorts

11. Tyler Place Family Resort – Swanton, Vermont

Tyler Place Family Resort in Vermont
Tyler Place Family Resort / Facebook

Address: 175 Tyler Pl, Swanton, Vermont 05488

Tyler Place Family Resort is one of the best all-inclusive resorts in New England. The Vermont resort sits on 165 acres of forests, meadows, lawns, and the lakefront setting of Lake Champlain. The resort offers swimming pools, hot tubs, playgrounds, a spa, a fitness center, and gardens.

Enjoy family-friendly activities like mini golf, tennis, bike riding, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, and paddleboarding. Additionally, the resort offers fishing excursions, pontoon cruises, tube rides, and peddle boats.

The all-inclusive rate includes accommodations, farm-fresh gourmet meals, activities, kids’ and teens’ programs, and evening entertainment such as jazz, games nights, and bonfires. Choose from cottages and family suites for the perfect all-inclusive family vacation.

Pros

  • A large variety of family-friendly activities
  • Childcare service available

Cons

  • Catered more to outdoor activities

Attractions near Tyler Place Family Resort

  • Alburgh Dunes State Park
  • Grand Isle State Park
  • Smuggler’s Notch Ski Resort

See Related: Where to Stay in Stowe, Vermont: Best Areas & Places

12. Red Mountain Resort – Ivins, Utah

Aerial view at Red Mountain Resort in Utah
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Address: 1275 Red Mountain Cir., Ivins, Utah 84738

Red Mountain Resort, situated near Snow Canyon State Park in Southern Utah, is a 55-acre all-inclusive resort property. It’s the perfect setting for fans of mountains, outdoor activities, and stunning Western landscapes.

The resort offers a restaurant, a snack/take-out counter, a fitness center, a full-service spa, four swimming pools, and hammocks for relaxing after the day’s adventures. Guided hiking and biking tours are fun activities, or you can take day trips to Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks.

All-inclusive resort packages include accommodations, three meals, daily guided hikes, fitness classes, bicycle rentals, and more. Choose from 82 Desert Oasis standard rooms and 24 luxury villas.

Pros

  • Beautiful mountain setting near National Parks
  • Wide array of fitness classes, activities, and wellness classes

Cons

  •  Only one restaurant option

Attractions near Red Mountain Resort

  • Zion National Park
  • Johnson Canyon Arch Trail
  • Snow Canyon State Park

See Related: Where to Stay in Bryce Canyon: Best Lodging & Campsites

13. C Lazy U Ranch – Granby, Colorado

Sunset in C Lazy U Ranch in Colorado
C Lazy U Ranch / Facebook

Address: 3640 CO-125 Granby, Colorado 80446

C Lazy U Ranch, open since 1919, is a luxury dude ranch overlooking Willow Creek in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. With 200 horses, this resort is perfect for equine enthusiasts, but it offers a fun and unique selection of activities for a whole family of outdoor enthusiasts.

Packages at this all-inclusive property include accommodations, meals, and activities like horseback riding, tennis, basketball, hatchet throwing, ice skating, cross-country skiing, and more. Guests can also take part in horsemanship clinics, a ropes course, fly fishing, rock climbing, and beehive tours. Some of these activities are at an additional cost.

The luxury dude ranch resort offers 38 spacious luxury cabins with one, two, or three bedrooms. Cabins are decked out with western décor, leather accents, knotty pine floors, bunk beds, and rustic accents. There’s a spa, a pool, a hot tub, a game room, a gift shop/general store, and a pond for paddleboarding.

Pros

  • Kids and teens clubs
  • Lots of outdoor activities to keep the family entertained

Cons

  • Not much live entertainment (that could be a plus for some)

Attractions near C Lazy U Ranch

  • Granby Ranch Ski Resort
  • Moffatt Road Railroad Museum
  • Grand Elk Golf Club

See Related: Best Ski Resorts in Colorado

14. Sandpiper Bay – Port Saint Lucie, Florida

Aerial view of Sandpiper Bay in Florida
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Address: 4500 SE Pine Valley Street, Port Saint Lucie, Florida 34952

Part of the Trademark Collection by Wyndham, Sandpiper Bay (formerly known as Club Med Sandpiper Bay) is an all-inclusive resort with large family suites. It sits on 200 acres along the St. Lucie River. It’s one of the best beach resorts in Florida for families of all sizes and interests.

The resort offers family-friendly amenities such as a terrace, a restaurant, a bar, a tennis court, a swimming pool, and a private beach area with palm trees and beach loungers. Enjoy activities like karaoke, ping-pong, pickleball, mini golf, paddleboarding, kayaking, and sailing. For the youngsters, there’s a kids’ club, a playground, and a water play area.

All-inclusive amenities include all meals, beverages (including alcohol), and snacks. The resort offers kids’ programs and activities for ages 4 to 17. There’s even an infant club for children ages 4 to 23 months.

Spacious rooms at the all-inclusive resort feature colorful accents and an airy ambiance. Junior family suites with bunk beds are an excellent choice for the whole family. You can also choose a deluxe family suite, which features a separate bedroom and seating areas.

Pros

  • Beachfront access
  • Childcare services (at additional cost)
  • Lots of activities

Cons

  • Doesn’t have multiple dining options

Attractions near Sandpiper Bay

  • Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens
  • The Riverwalk Boardwalk
  • Jensen Beach to Jupiter Inlet Aquatic Preserve

See Related: Best Islands in Florida to Visit

15. Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser – Orlando, Florida

Hollywood Studios Star Wars Galaxys Edge
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Address: 201 S. Studio Drive, Bay Lake, Florida 34747

Disney doesn’t really do all-inclusive. Though, in pre-Covid times, you could add a dining plan to your stay (making it magically and conveniently semi-all-inclusive). But they do have the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, and that’s pretty much the same thing.

It’s one of the best all-inclusive resorts for families who share a love of Star Wars and Disney magic – and don’t mind shelling over a small fortune for a totally unique incredible experience.

Join the Resistance or follow the First Order at a two-night live-action and role-playing adventure. Stay aboard the Halcyon starcruiser in a cabin or suite with (simulated) views of outer space, dine at the Crown of Corellia Dining Room, explore the surface of Batuu, and relax with the natives in the Sublight Lounge. You’ll also experience lightsaber and bridge training, and interact with characters.

The Orlando-area resort is located behind Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park, the site of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge. Exclusive access to this immersive themed land includes rides on the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.

Pros

  • Within walking distance of Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park
  • An incredibly immersive and one-of-a-kind experience

Cons

  • Your entire two days are planned with activities, rides, and experiences (if you’re not into sensory overload, this could be, well…sensory overload)
  • Hell on “Earth” if you don’t like Star Wars

Attractions near Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser

  • Disney’s Magic Kingdom
  • Universal Orlando Resort
  • Orlando Museum of Art

See Related: Disney Vacation Club Review: Is Vacation Club Worth It?

16. Club Med Palmyre Atlantique  –  Les Mathes, France

Balcony at Club Med Palmyre Atlantique
Club Med Palmyre Atlantique / Club Med

Address: Allee du Grand Large, 17570 Les Mathes, France

Bringing together land and sea, Club Med Palmyre Atlantique is situated along the beautiful blue Atlantic coastline of La Palmyre and the gorgeous green pines of the La Coubre Forest. The all-inclusive family-friendly resort is near the towns of Mornac-sur-Seudre, La Tremblade, Ile d’Orleron, and Talmont.

Hotel amenities offer a pool, an adults-only pool, a spa, two restaurants, two bars, and a pool bar. Families can enjoy activities such as sailing lessons, fitness classes, excursions to local sites, tennis, archery, mountain biking, and basketball.

All-inclusive packages include accommodations, meals, beverages, snacks, and activities. Guest rooms are bright and airy with contemporary colors and bright accents.

Choose from 392 bungalow-style rooms with views of the dunes, the golf course, the forest, or the waterfront. Large families can enjoy two-story family bungalows that accommodate up to six guests.

Baby Club Med, Petite Club Med, Mini Club Med, and Junior Club Med offer activities for the youngest to the oldest kids. They’ll spend time learning about nature, exploring the forest, and picking flowers, among many other age-appropriate excursions.

Pros

  • Clubs for kids ages up to 17
  • More than 60 activities to choose from
  • Entertainment such as magic, dancing, circus skills, and pool parties

Cons

  • Not truly beachfront

Attractions near Club Med Palmyre Atlantique

  • Phare de Cordouan Lighthouse
  • Le Train des Mouettes (a 19th Century steam train)
  • La Palmyre Zoo

See Related: Best Beaches in France

17. Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach

Aerial View of Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa in Merlin Beach
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Address: 99 Muen-Ngoen Road, Tri-Trang Beach, Patong, Phuket, Thailand 83150

Located on the beautiful sand of Tri-Trang Beach, the Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa sits on Thailand’s west coast in the Andaman Sea. Phuket is one of the most beautiful islands in the world and boasts pristine blue water, seaside resorts, charming villages, and the entertainment of Patong Beach and Phuket Old Town.

The resort has 414 rooms and suites decked out in contemporary décor and signature Marriott bedding. Guest rooms offer private balconies and pool, garden, or beach views.

There are three pools, a hot tub, a 24-hour fitness center, a spa, a swim-up bar, 10 restaurants and bars, and a kids’ club for ages 4 – 12. Guests can enjoy swimming or snorkeling at the coral reef just off the beachfront. The resort also offers two eco-centers: the Merlin Butterfly Sanctuary and the Merlin Reef Center.

All-inclusive resort packages include accommodations, all meals and beverages, resort activities, and use of non-motorized water sports gear and equipment.

Pros

  • Beautiful beachfront location
  • Multiple dining options

Cons

  • Not as much on-site entertainment as some resorts

Attractions near the Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach

  • The Big Buddha, Phuket
  • Wat Chaitharararm Buddhist temple
  • Green Elephant Sanctuary Park

See Related: Best Tropical Vacation Spots in the World

FAQ

What are the advantages of booking an all-inclusive family vacation?

Bundling accommodations, meals, beverages, and activities into an all-inclusive package allows you to have a stress-free vacation. Everything is paid for ahead of time so all you have to do is enjoy time together.

What kind of activities can I expect for families at all-inclusive resorts?

All-inclusive resorts offer activities such as swimming, snorkeling, fishing, diving, arts and crafts, hiking, bicycling, and much more. Some are included and some (like diving, skiing, and windsurfing) may be at an additional charge.

How do I choose the best all-inclusive resort for my family?

Think about what your family enjoys doing. Do you like the beach, the mountains, or an urban setting with nearby museums, nightlife, and entertainment? If you have young children, check out all-inclusive resorts with kids’ clubs and childcare services.

What are the most sought-after amenities in family all-inclusive resorts?

Popular amenities at all-inclusive resorts include meals and beverages (especially alcohol, as it’s not always included), spa services, on-site activities, pools, and live entertainment.

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