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Terry Ward, Contributor

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The best all-inclusive resorts for families not only make a vacation with your loved ones as relaxing or action-packed as you like (or, better yet, a perfect mix), they make the whole experience of getting away and being in the moment intuitive and worry-free. Aside from the relief of food and drinks being taken care of, these resorts have truly thought of it all, allowing you and your relatives to enjoy immersive classes, cultural experiences, outdoor adventures and more that will make your vacation feel fun and exciting for every member of the family, no matter their age.

We’ve selected the best all-inclusive resorts for families in 2024 based on multiple trips and stays. Our favorite resorts in Mexico include the luxurious Grand Velas Los Cabos, which has high-end amenities for both children and adults, Hyatt Ziva Cancun, with its three infinity pools and clubs for both younger children and teens, and Nickelodeon Resorts Riviera Maya, offering a gorgeous location and character encounters. In Jamaica, Beaches Negril features a beachfront waterpark and a lazy river, while Beaches Turks And Caicos is home to some of the Caribbean’s best pools. Below, the best all-inclusive resorts for families in 2024.


Best High-End All-Inclusive Resort For Families: Grand Velas Los Cabos

Grand Velas Los Cabos

Who Will Love It: Parents who want every posh amenity alongside spectacular scenery

All-Star Amenities: Baby concierge to assist with gourmet cuisine for your baby; baby bath amenities

What Not To Miss: The new tree house kids club with activities like cupcake making classes

Location: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Mexico’s Baja Peninsula offers a hard-to-top convergence of luxury resorts set against a backdrop of rugged coastal scenery, but Grand Velas Los Cabos stands above its competitors when it comes to curating family fun in Cabo. All of the hotel’s 307 suites have views of the ocean, where frolicking whales make near-constant appearances as they migrate close to shore during the winter months (you and your kids can gasp at the sight of them practically from your bed). The property’s recently reimagined kids club, open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, gives parents a break and ensures campers never want to leave with a nonstop run of activities like cooking classes, foam parties, surfing, beach parties and more.

All-inclusive rates here include premium brand beverages as well as gourmet meals at the resort’s five signature restaurants, offering Mexican, French, Italian-Mediterranean fare and more. The concierge can arrange all manner of family fun, whether you’re up for Mexican cooking classes to learn to make the tastiest tacos, a private yacht trip at sunset or a snorkeling adventure with the sea lions around Cabo San Lucas.


Best Value All-Inclusive Resort For Families: Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa

Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa

Who Will Love It: Beach-loving families who don’t want to break the bank on vacation

All-Star Amenities: Second-largest waterpark in the Caribbean

What Not To Miss: A haunted night tour at the Rose Hall Great House

Location: Montego Bay, Jamaica

As the birthplace of the all-inclusive resort concept, Jamaica is loaded with family-friendly all-inclusive properties, as well as options just for the adult-crowd, too. In the former category, it’s hard to find a better value on an all-inclusive family vacation than at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa, situated on the grounds of an 18th century estate and fronting a beautiful stretch of beach just 15 minutes from the international airport in Montego Bay.

The value-oriented rates here go beyond private beach access and all-you-can-eat dining at the resort’s Mediterranean, Italian and Caribbean restaurants. There’s a daily supervised kids club for ages 4 to 12, a Teen Zone with air hockey, gaming and foosball for the 13 to 17 year old set and volleyball and basketball courts for fun family competition. The resort’s biggest calling card however, besides its gorgeous beach, is Sugar Mill Falls Water Park, complete with a 280-foot-long slide, lazy river and free form pool surrounded by a jungle garden and a suspension bridge that children can traipse across while feeling like true adventurers. For the grownups, the water park’s swim-up bar is good for some old-fashioned plundering, too.


Best Private Island All-Inclusive Resort For Families: Vomo Island Resort Fiji

Vomo Island Resort Fiji

Who Will Love It: Ocean-loving families towing along budding marine biologists

All-Star Amenities: All the scuba offerings if you want to get certified as a family in waters sure to get you hooked on the sport

What Not To Miss: The resort’s traditional Kava ceremony and Fijian feast

Location: Mamanuca Islands, Fiji

At Vomo Island Resort Fiji, set on a 225-acre private island swaying with palms in the country’s otherworldly Mamanuca chain, no amenity is overlooked. Rates here include your own personal Baby Butler, available to care for your child in your private villa for up to four hours a day so you can set off to do something spectacular at the resort—perhaps summit Mt. Vomo for sunset views or relax poolside at The Rocks, Vomo’s adults-only pool complete with a cocktail bar and relaxation decks. The resort’s included kids club, open from morning to night, is a hit, with arts and crafts, outdoor supervised dining and a library for the little ones.

Fiji is the soft coral capital of the world and a great place to get the whole family into scuba diving or snorkeling. Vomo has a resident marine biologist to share ecology lessons and the resort’s onsite PADI dive center offers open water certification courses as well as guided snorkeling tours for those who prefer to stay at the surface. To be steps from the sand, choose to stay together in one of the island’s beachfront residences or villas, with amenities like outdoor showers and tubs and tropical foliage ensconcing you in total privacy.


Best Beachfront All-Inclusive Resort For Families: Heritance Aarah

Heritance Aarah

Who Will Love It: Families looking for the ultimate all-inclusive overwater bungalow stay in the Maldives

All-Star Amenities: A complimentary face scan at the resort’s IASO medi-spa

What Not To Miss: Trying your skills at learning to ride a fly-board in the stunning lagoon

Location: Raa Atoll, Maldives

Visions of kicking back along sweeping crescents of powdery sand lapped by warm, clear water make the Maldives a favorite for an all-inclusive family vacation, and it’s hard to beat the ocean or beach villas at Heritance Aarah on Raa Atoll if you want to truly level up your Indian Ocean experience. The resort’s premium all-inclusive rates wrap in far more than dining and drinks–think snorkeling and diving trips to legendary reefs beyond the atoll’s lagoon that are frequented by manta rays, spa credits to use at treatment rooms perched over the turquoise water and whiskey and wine tastings, just for starters.

Active families will be thrilled by the resort’s endless watersport diversions, including fly-boarding lessons, kitesurfing, waterskiing, windsurfing and more. The resort’s kids club offers tons of fun while striving to broaden young horizons in educational ways, too, with activities like Dhivehi (the Maldivian language) lessons, crab hunting and lessons on the Boduberu, the Maldivian drum.


Best Bucket List All-Inclusive Resort For Families: The Brando

The Brando

Who Will Love It: Families looking to play castaway at the apex of luxury

All-Star Amenities: Individual villas with their own private beaches

What Not To Miss: Sending the kids to Lagoon School to learn all about Tetiaroa’s marine life

Location: Tetiaroa, French Polynesia

French Polynesia is the penultimate tropical destination if you’re looking to experience true island culture alongside luxury and some of the most incredible scuba diving and snorkeling locales on the planet. At The Brando on the atoll of Tetiaroa—a 20-minute hop north of the main island of Tahiti by private plane—your family can hit that trifecta at the most incredible all-inclusive resort in all of the South Pacific. This private island paradise, originally the vision of Marlon Brando, spreads across a ring of 12 motus (islets), buffered by the turquoise waters of the lagoon. Each of the 35 beachfront villas on Onetahi motu offers the ultimate private experience and epitomizes indoor/outdoor living, complete with a private beach for your family and tropical foliage cocooning your exclusive haven.

Spend your days together kayaking between islets, boating to the outer reef to snorkel or scuba dive, learning about Polynesian spirituality or practicing weaving coconut palm fronds into baskets under the tutelage of a master. The resort’s exquisite spa, elevated above the ground, is set to nature’s soundtrack of rustling palms and the lilting calls of birds and is a sublime setting to experience a modern treatment or ancient Polynesian ritual delivered with a true sense of place, just like the resort itself.


All-Inclusive Resort For Families With The Best Pools: Beaches Turks And Caicos

Beaches Turks And Caicos

Who Will Love It: Multi-generational families and beach bums who are happy to never leave the resort’s comforts and fun

All-Star Amenities: The resort’s 45,000 square foot waterpark

What Not To Miss: Weekly breakfasts with Sesame Street characters

Location: Grace Bay Beach, Turks and Caicos

It’s all about all-encompassing family fun at Beaches Turks and Caicos, located on 12-mile long Grace Bay Beach, consistently lauded as being one of the most gorgeous beaches in the world. The resort’s 22 dining options include hibachi, seafood, sushi, Mexican, French fare, jerk specialties and more. There are Sesame Street shows, a Build-a-Bear workshop, an aqua center for grabbing a loaner or Hobie Cat to explore the waters, a Pirates Island Water Park and even sensory guides on hand from the resort to help neurodivergent family members navigate all the fun. In addition to the resort’s eight pools and stunning beachfront setting, other ways to get wet off the beach include the property’s incredible 45,000 square foot water park complete with a surf simulator, a 650-foot-long lazy river, plunging water slides, a splash deck and a zero-entry pool perfect for venturing in with the babies in your group.


All-Inclusive Resort For Families With The Best Amenities: Mohonk Mountain House

Mohonk Mountain House

Who Will Love It: Active families that don’t want to stop moving on vacation

All-Star Amenities: The resort’s newly refreshed 30,000 square foot spa

What Not To Miss: Outdoor ice skating in the winter and SUPing on the lake in summer

Location: Hudson Valley, New York

Just 90 miles north of New York City, the Hudson Valley’s most magical all-inclusive retreat can be found in a Victorian castle nestled on a scenic mountaintop. Surrounded by 40,000 acres of forested hills, Mohonk Mountain House overlooks the Shawangunk Ridge and a sparkling lake you can swim, kayak, paddleboard and fish in during the warmer months of the year, making it an excellent option for active families. Operated by the same family since 1869, the resort also happens to be a National Historic Landmark.

Come winter, the resort turns even more fairytale-esque under the cover of fresh snow. Cuddle up by a wood burning fireplace or venture out with the family for activities like snow tubing, winter hikes, ice skating in an open air pavilion over the lake and cross-country skiing along more than 30 miles of groomed trails. Among the all-inclusive amenities at the 265-room property are three daily meals and non-alcoholic drinks, yoga and meditation classes, guided hikes, most outdoor activities and even golf and tennis on the Har-Tru and clay courts.


All-Inclusive Resort For Families With The Best Views: Mashpi Lodge

Mashpi Lodge

Who Will Love It: Families who want to immerse themselves in Spanish language and experience incredible nature all at once

All-Star Amenities: Naturalist-guided hikes into the rainforest to swim in waterfalls

What Not To Miss: A ride aboard the resort’s Dragonfly Canopy Gondola

Location: Mashpi Reserve, Ecuador

The Galapagos might steal the international spotlight when it comes to travel in Ecuador, but intrepid families looking for an all-inclusive vacation on land with equally fascinating wildlife encounters and learnings should bookmark the majestic Mashpi Lodge. Located just outside of Quito, this intimate all-inclusive resort, which welcomes only 47 guests at a time, offers spectacular views and unforgettable forays into nature from within its spectacular 2,500 acre private forest setting.

At Mashpi, children can become explorers, whether they’re venturing out on a night walk with the family to scout for glass frogs in the inky darkness, riding a sky bike to look for birds above the forest canopy or learning about the resort’s butterfly breeding program from the resident experts. A ride aboard the resort’s Dragonfly Canopy Gondola, an open-air cable car, is always a thrilling family moment. The hotel’s all-inclusive rates include delicious meals featuring local products, customized tours with naturalist guides, transfers to and from Quito and more.


Best All-Inclusive Resort For Adventurous Families: JW Marriott Masai Mara Lodge

JW Marriott Masai Mara Lodge

Who Will Love It: The safari-going family who wants the option to book using reward points

All-Star Amenities: Luxe en-suite tents with private outdoor soaking tubs and decks

What Not To Miss: Storytelling sessions with the Masai people.

Location: Masai Mara, Kenya

Break out your Marriott Bonvoy points and get ready to splurge: Marriott’s first luxury safari lodge is an all-out stunner, overlooking the Talek River and Masai Mara National Reserve in southwest Kenya. The property’s 20 luxurious ensuite tents ensconce you in luxurious surrounds matched only in their splendor with the wildlife encounters that await outside. Families can embark right from the resort on thrilling game drives that venture into the Masa Marai to spot the Big Five and East Africa’s other iconic wildlife. Engaging with the local Maasai people is another highlight of a stay, with family activities like storytelling, traditional dancing and village visits in the mix that are geared toward younger travelers.

Onsite at the property, amenities include a dedicated kids pool (in addition to the whirlpool on your tent’s private deck) and kids camp. And there’s no better spot for making family memories come sunset than around the lodge’s fire pits, overlooking the plains of the reserve and with the soundtrack of the rushing river adding to the reverie. Stays include meals, non-alcoholic drinks and non-premium alcoholic drinks, game drives, sundowners, a pair of binoculars to use during your stay, Wi-Fi, airport transfers and laundry service.


Best All-Inclusive Resort For Foodie Families: Blackberry Farm

Blackberry Farm

Who Will Love It: Bon vivants with their hearts set on true southern hospitality

All-Star Amenities: Onsite art studio with courses on pottery, painting, basketmaking and more

What Not To Miss: Appalachian-inspired dinner in the hotel’s James Beard Award-winning restaurant

Location: Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee

For the most decadent all-inclusive family resort in the Great Smoky Mountains with a true sense of place, Blackberry Farm promises a vacation like no other that nods to Appalachia’s rich history as much as to its unique cuisine. Families can spend their days at the 4,200-acre mountain estate mountain biking down rolling byways, learning to fly fish in Hesse Creek, saddling up to go horseback riding or catching salamanders in the streams and joining guided treks to scout for deer and black bear in the surrounding woods. The resort’s Camp Blackberry, for kids four and older, offers custom sessions tailored to their particular interests, and older children can enjoy the resort’s Youth Discovery programs, where they can learn farmstead activities and try things like painting and ceramics.

With your family’s appetite suitably stoked from all the adventures, retreat back to the lodge for a meal spotlighting Blackberry Farm’s Smoky Mountain heritage. “Foothills Cuisine” here pulls from the farm’s own larder and gardens as well as the greater regional Appalachian bounty for unbelievable meals included in your stay. To give you an idea for how gourmet it gets, the property employs its own forager, cheesemaker, butcher, master gardener and sommelier to make sure the table is always set for another meal to remember.


Best All-Inclusive Spa And Wellness Resort For Families: Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Who Will Love It: Beach-loving families that love to spa together

All-Star Amenities: The aforementioned incredible 90,000 square foot spa

What Not To Miss: Indulging in the restorative hydrotherapy Water Ceremony journey

Location: Riviera Maya, Mexico

Just outside of Playa del Carmen, Grand Velas Riviera Maya sits on a beautiful and quiet stretch of beach with family-friendly suites hugging an infinity pool, all within steps of the kids (ages 4 to 12) and teens clubs. For the family seeking the ultimate spa-cation, the kids’ menu here, with treatments for the young ones at the resort’s 90,000 square foot spa, is a special treat. The adults may be just as happy to sneak away on their own, too, to relax in the Experience Pool’s hydrotherapy jets after an indulgent treatment.

Dining options, all included with your stay here, include an Asian, Mexican and French restaurant as well as Chaká, a gorgeous open-air spot with a jungle setting. Wake up early for a sunrise stroll along the beach—either with one of your early risers or blissfully alone—to experience the Riviera Maya at its all-natural and beautiful best.


Best All-Inclusive Resort For Families In The Caribbean: Kamalame Cay

Kamalame Cay

Who Will Love It: Families who want a taste of Polynesia without the long flight

All-Star Amenities: Boat drinks at the waterfront tiki bar

What Not To Miss: Family movie night under the palm trees at the outdoor cinema

Location: Andros, Bahamas

Fringed with hammocks and lined with coconut palms, Kamalame Cay on the Bahamian island of Andros is your own private island escape set on a lush 97 tropical acres. Settle in with your family at one of the Bali-inspired beach houses and cottages draped with magenta-hued bougainvillea and consider no request too much at this luxurious locale.

Amenities include the Bahamas’ only over-the-water spa, where marine-inspired treatments take place in a bungalow you reach via a private pier. Families can spend lazy days lounging on the sand, heading out on snorkeling and diving excursions on fringing coral reefs, kayaking through the mangroves or pedaling beach cruisers along sandy lanes. It’s all about enjoying Andros’ sublime nature in singular surroundings here.


Best All-Inclusive Resort For Families In The Bahamas: Small Hope Bay Lodge

Small Hope Bay Lodge

Who Will Love It: Eco-chic families with a taste for adventure

All-Star Amenities: Dinnertime complimentary babysitting for kids ages 2 to 7

What Not To Miss: A barefoot bike ride around the island’s sandy backroads

Location: Andros, Bahamas

Adventurous and inspiring are a few of the words that come to mind when it comes to an all-inclusive family escape at Small Hope Bay Lodge, an eco-friendly property just a short hop from Nassau on Andros’ east coast. Settle into one of the property’s 22 rustic-chic beachfront cabins built from coral stone and Andros pine and bask in the indoor and outdoor showers heated by solar power when it’s time to rinse off from the beach. Anglers love the world-class bonefishing that awaits just offshore, while the kids can enjoy kayaking and biking around the island’s lovely coastline.

For those seeking deep sea exploration, the resort has certified scuba diving instructors at the ready to provide training, while bubble-maker courses are available for younger kids to get an introduction to scuba. Rest assured there’s plenty to enjoy in these warm, tropical waters with just your mask, fins and snorkel, too—from lush coral gardens thick with purple sea dans and frequented by sea turtles to shallow reefs swarmed by tropical fish.


Best All-Inclusive Resort For Families In Jamaica: Beaches Negril

Beaches Negril

Who Will Love It: Kids who prefer the pool but love a good beach romp, too

All-Star Amenities: Beachfront water park with a lazy river, slides and splash park

What Not To Miss: Character breakfast with the Sesame Street crew

Location: Negril, Jamaica

Let’s face it—some families love the idea of the beach (and certainly gazing out onto it), but prefer to stay sand-free most of the day, hanging by a pool instead. If that sounds like your crew, you might love all the freshwater and swimming pool options at this all-encompassing, all-inclusive resort on Jamaica’s most famous beach. Beaches Negril sits right on the powdery sands of Seven Mile Beach, one of the prettiest in all of Jamaica for long strolls and calm, clear seas. But the resort’s biggest calling card is its 18,000-square-foot pirate-themed waterpark featuring two long slides, a 650-foot lazy river for tubing and three swimming pools, just for starters.

Newly debuted butler suites include the lavish Firesky Reserve Villas, with four bedrooms spread across three-story accommodations designed to welcome large families. There are too many amenities included in this resort’s rates to name but for a start: scuba diving excursions, snorkeling trips, kayaking, Hobie Cats, a supervised kids camp (yes, you can leave them there all day and head to Red Lane Spa), a Sesame Street show, XBox play lounge, 10 restaurants and so much more.


Best All-Inclusive Resort For Families In Mexico: Nickelodeon Resorts Riviera Maya

Nickelodeon Resorts Riviera Maya

Who Will Love It: Families into character meet and greets, waterparks and nonstop entertainment

All-Star Amenities: Oceanfront swim-up suites so you can slip in and cool off right from your room

What Not to Miss: The six-acre Aqua Nick water park, the largest water park in Mexico

Location: Riviera Maya, Mexico

Far from the theme parks of Orlando, another sort of kids’ wonderland awaits at Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya, complete with character encounters, a massive water park and nonstop fun in the world of Nickelodeon—think slime, SpongeBob and more. This popular resort gives parents their own time to relax, too, with a gorgeous Riviera Maya location right on the beach and family programming from day to night that takes the pressure off you to entertain around the clock. Fun touches are everywhere here, from Patrick-shaped chairs and Ninja Turtle graffiti to the official Nickelodeon Place hub and the hotel’s official Club Nick.

Aqua Nick steals the show from the beachfront—it’s the largest water park in Mexico, complete with seven waterslides and a lazy river, and all guests get unlimited entry as part of their stay. The resort’s weekly roster of shows and performances include famous game shows from Nickelodeon where someone is always sure to get slimed. When you need a break from all the stimuli, beeline it to 4,200-square-foot Náay Spa, where a couples suite, sauna, and steam rooms are sure to help you find your Zen.


Best All-Inclusive Resort For Families In Cancun: Hyatt Ziva Cancun

Hyatt Ziva Cancun

Who Will Love It: Families who don’t want to stay still on vacation

All-Star Amenities: Clubs for both kids and teens

What Not To Miss: Watching Flipper frolic from a Dolphin View suite, with views over the dolphin habitat

Location: Cancun, Mexico

It can be hard to narrow down the best all-inclusive resort for families in a place as loaded with options as Cancun. But Hyatt Ziva Cancun stands apart with its gorgeous beachfront setting spread across diverse areas that make it intuitive to be as active as you like or simply kick back with your family by the pool or on the sand. There’s the resort’s powder sand beach, eight restaurants, three infinity pools, seven lounges and KidZ club to explore. And don’t forget the lively water play area for little kids and an oceanfront spa for a tranquil escape that’s just the opposite.

Active families can stay busy by paddling out on a kayak or stand-up paddleboarding on Gulf of Mexico waters as clear as a swimming pool. There’s even virtual golf, dance classes, cooking classes and more to keep everyone engaged day into night here. Teens can take a break from the grownups at Moods Lounge and Club, just for them, while the adults-only restaurant La Bastille promises its own respite, too.


Best All-Inclusive Resort For Families In Los Cabos: Hotel Riu Palace

Hotel Riu Palace

Who Will Love It: Families seeking plenty of activities amidst a dramatic desert meets beach backdrop

All-Star Amenities: A complimentary scuba session in the pool

What Not To Miss: Whale-watching right from the property, which peaks from December through late-January

Location: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Baja California Sur and the area around Los Cabos makes for an exciting family vacation where gorgeous desert landscapes meet the Sea of Cortez and Pacific Ocean. For fun for all ages in an all-inclusive package, the Hotel Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas fits the bill. Alongside two adult pools, a dedicated children’s pool and kids club and access to a water park, guests also have direct access to a swimmable beach (a rarity in these parts, where the shore break can be too intense to swim).

Complimentary sports for everyone include tennis and volleyball as well as group fitness classes offered six days a week. For an additional fee, you can reserve catamaran, snorkeling, and horseback riding tours, as well as golf sessions. All rooms have a balcony or terrace, some have a private pool and others offer whirlpools. Dine to your heart’s content at six on-site restaurants ranging from Japanese, Indian, a steakhouse and Italian options, as well as seven bars, a bakery, and an ice cream shop. Themed parties throughout the week round out a fun family stay.


Best All-Inclusive Resort For Families In Playa del Carmen: Hotel Xcaret Mexico

Hotel Xcaret Mexico

Who Will Love It: Nature-loving families who like theme parks

All-Star Amenities: A tour to visit the four types of cenotes on property

What Not To Miss: The included ferry ride to Isla Mujeres for a fun day trip

Location: Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Hotel Xcaret Mexico wraps a resort and theme park stay into one delightful package. In addition to your typical all-inclusive benefits like buffet food, a la carte restaurants, sports and drinks, the resort grants guests unlimited access and roundtrip transportation to all Xcaret theme parks (including Xcaret, Xel-Há, Xplor, Xplor Fuego, Xoximilco, Xenses, Xavage and Xenotes). When you book the “all-fun inclusive package,” your room rate even includes roundtrip ferry transportation to spend a day offshore visiting the idyllic little island of Isla Mujeres with Xcaret Sailing.

This property is massive, to put it mildly, with 900 suites decorated with furnishings made in large part by artisans from local communities. Five buildings pay homage to symbols of the Mayan cosmovision, conjuring the elements of fire, water, wind and earth in their design and decor. Families with young kids might enjoy staying at Casa Viento for easy access to the pool, family club and kids clubs. Options for dining are as diverse as you’d imagine here, ranging from Bio, located within a natural cave and offering a plant-based menu, to the tasting menu served with live performances at Teatro del Rio and Xpiral’s out-of-this-world Sunday brunch.


Best All-Inclusive Resort For Families In The US: Woodloch Pines

Woodloch Pines

Who Will Love It: Families who want an all-inclusive vacation without needing a passport

All-Star Amenities: Snow tubing along the lakefront in a winter wonderland

What Not To Miss: Decamping for a spell to the spa at the adults-only sister property, Lodge at Woodloch

Location: Hawley, Pennsylvania

You might not think of a wintertime as prime for an all-inclusive family vacation, but then you’ve never been to this 160-room Pennsylvania property in the lake region of the Poconos Mountains that serves up non-stop fun. With all-inclusive rates that make it easy to dive into absolutely everything (and open in all four seasons, too), the lakefront Woodloch Pines brings each season of the year to life with seemingly endless activities. The warmer months might see your family water skiing, canoeing, kayaking and trying archery while winter activities included in resort rates range from snowshoeing and snow tubing to ice skating.

Entertainment that keeps everyone laughing and having fun together puts the spotlight on acrobats, magicians, DJs, cover bands and more. Other amenities spread across this enormous property include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, go karts for a fun family race and a fishing dock where you can cast a line (remember, it’s called fishing, not catching). On a rainy day, the indoor forest playground comes to the rescue, while fun scenic boat tours, tennis and nature trails to explore in the surrounding forest are just a few of the many activities the family can enjoy together.


Best All-Inclusive Resort For Families In Punta Cana: Nickelodeon Resorts Punta Cana

Nickelodeon Resorts Punta Cana

Who Will Love It: Nick-loving kids who want to splash and play all day

All-Star Amenities: Kids’ swim floaties and in-room toddler equipment so you can leave some things at home

What Not To Miss: Character meals with favorites from SpongeBob and the Paw Patrol pups to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (an extra charge applies to these meals)

Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Nickelodeon Resorts Punta Cana feels like an over-the-top family playground where you’ve stepped into a TV set stocked with the kids’ favorite Nickelodeon characters. Marshall, Chase and the rest of the Paw Patrol gang can often be seen bopping around and you’re just as likely to bump into Dora the Explorer here, too. Kids rarely tire of a stay at Club Nick, the included kids club, with its ball pit and scheduled, themed activities on tap throughout the day.

The fun continues outdoors at the property’s waterpark, where families grab orange tubes to float along a lazy river and participate in an interactive game show where someone is bound to get slimed. The 208 suites and villas speak to young families with amenities like strollers, bottle sterilizers, toddler bathrobes and even kid-sized beach chairs for basking in the beautiful Dominican Republic weather.


About Terry Ward, Your All-Inclusive Resorts For Families Guide

I’ve dedicated my career to covering travel as a freelance writer since 2000 when I quit my first (and only) desk job to travel the world. I visited Indonesia, Fiji and Australia as a budget backpacker, and I have lived in Sydney, Southern France, coastal New Zealand and my current home, Florida. These days, I travel the world with my Cuban husband and my young daughter and son (5 and 6). I love to switch up our travels with intrepid road trips (through places like Arctic Norway, the Balkans and Morocco) as well as check into all-inclusive resorts someplace spectacular that make true relaxation and fun easy for everyone. Aside from Forbes Vetted, you can find my writing in publications like CNN, National Geographic, The Washington Post, Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, AARP and many others.

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