Best All-Inclusive Resorts for Families

Swimming pool at Velas Vallarta Resort Hotel, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
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Parents love all-inclusive resorts because of the convenience of knowing what a vacation will cost up front ​and the comfort of not being nickeled and dimed during their stay. Kids can sample activities, help themselves to drinks when they please, and have fun at the children's clubs. All-inclusive resorts are plentiful in Mexico and the Caribbean, but there are also great choices within the US as well.


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    It's a myth that you need to go to the Caribbean or Mexico to find a fantastic all-inclusive resort. Click through this slideshow for wonderful, kid-friendly resorts right here in the US where taking advantage of all-inclusive pricing does not require a passport.

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    Looking for an all-inclusive getaway in the sun and surf? The Caribbean and Mexico are awash with all-inclusive resorts, but how can you be sure that the atmosphere will be appropriate for all ages? These kid-friendly chains are known for their G-rated focus, from family-friendly accommodations and menus to kids programming.

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    All-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean are extremely popular with families, who love their beautiful beaches, fun water sports, amazing pool complexes, and kids programs which sometimes offer creative activities for different age groups plus infant care and teen activities.

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    With their tempting prices and many amenities, Mexico's all-inclusive beach resorts are a favorite of vacation of families. These are some of the very best.

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    With its sugary white sand beaches, historic ruins, outstanding snorkeling, and relentless sunshine, the Riviera Maya is a magnet for families. Referring to the stretch of beach towns that run down the east coast south of Cancun, the Riviera Maya offers scores of kid-friendly all-inclusive resorts with excellent children's programs and myriad activities. These are some of the best Riviera Mayan all-inclusive resorts for families.

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    Club Méditerranée, better known as Club Med, is a French brand of premium all-inclusive vacation resorts found in beautiful locations around the world. While some Club Med resorts are for adults only, many welcome families and feature a wide array of activities for the whole family.

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    All-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico are plentiful and extremely popular with families, thanks to their beautiful beaches, fun watersports, and kids programs. These kid-friendly all-inclusives won't blow the budget.

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    Combine a family trip to Europe with the convenience of all-inclusive pricing. Options range from beach resorts on the Mediterranean to Club Med resorts with kids' programs, nearly-all-inclusive cruises, and family adventure tours.

    Edited by Suzanne Rowan Kelleher