You’re facing a dilemma. You want to go on vacation, but you have a limited number of vacation days and have to work within a budget. You’d love to take the kids for a family getaway, but you also want to relax without all of the distractions that kids bring. What do you do? Luckily, many Caribbean resorts have addressed this all-to-common problem. They offer a variety of activities and clubs that allow you the chance to unwind while still giving your children the fun and excitement that they crave. Here are a few of our favorite family-friendly all-inclusives that will bring the entire family back home rested and happy.
Jewel Runaway Bay, Jamaica – Runaway Bay offers something for everyone in your party. While the adults swing in hammocks under palm trees or receive a seaside massage at the spa, the kids will be having the time of their lives playing in the largest waterpark in the Caribbean or having adventures in the kid’s club. The kid’s club isn’t just for the littlest members of your party either. Tweens and teens are included in the fun with snorkeling, sushi-making lessons, glass-bottomed boat tours, and more. When you’ve all played the day away, get together for a relaxed dinner and a movie by the pool. To make things even more interesting, the resort is offering up to 50 percent off and kids stay free when booked by April 30.*
IBEROSTAR Bavaro, Dominican Republic – The IBEROSTAR Bavaro takes all the luxury of a 5-star resort and places it conveniently between the airport in Punta Cana and a beautiful white sand beach. This resort offers 2-story bungalows perfect for families to spread out in, shopping, and amazing opportunities to explore for the whole family. A kid’s club will entertain the kids while mom and dad bask on the beach or go out for a romantic dinner. Sports are also a key form of entertainment at this resort. Join a game of beach volleyball or take your board out for an afternoon of windsurfing. Enjoy any of the seven restaurants on site or visit any of the other neighboring IBEROSTAR resorts to enjoy their shared amenities.
Beaches, Turks and Caicos – If you can’t decide where you’d like to take your next vacation, Beaches Resorts may have the answer. With Caribbean, Italian, Key West, and French-inspired villages all located within one resort, you can have the flair of the tropics or the old-world charm of a French chateau while staying on the beach. Kids will love the Pirate’s Island waterpark and you will love the five swim-up bars. Send the little ones to hang out with Elmo in the kid’s club while the teens learn how to mix their own music at Scratch DJ Academy. Meanwhile, you can be enjoying a deep flowing water couples’ massage at the spa. There is so much to do even the pickiest teen won’t complain about being bored!
There are so many options to choose from when looking for family-friendly all-inclusives. Whether you want to take life easy and enjoy family time or are a family who is always on the go, an all-inclusive can provide the variety that you need. The entire family will have their dream vacation all in one special location.
*Valid for stays three nights or longer. Rates based on double occupancy. Massage valid 9/1 – 12/23. Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. Not valid for groups or other contracted rates. Kids stay free May 1 to June 24, and September 1 to December 23, 2016. Subject to availability.
Jennifer Tweedy joined AurTravel in December 2015 as a Travel Consultant Assistant. She has a degree in Marketing from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Jennifer enjoys spending time with her husband, two kids, and pets. In her free time, she likes to run, read, binge-watch Netflix, and travel.