Paired with the bluest of blue waters, powder-soft sand, ample sunshine and warm temperatures of the Caribbean, all-inclusives create the ultimate family vacation. With so many options, however, how can a family choose which all-inclusive resort to visit? And more importantly, how can a family find one that realistically meets their budget needs? We've chosen our favorite accommodations in the Caribbean, with popular destinations, family ratings, various budget ranges and consistent deals in mind. Plus, our editors and writers have personally visited these resorts with their kids and loved them as much as you will.

Find more all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean and other destinations here: All-Inclusive Resorts for Families.

Written by Amanda Geronikos and Lissa Poirot

Franklyn D. Resort & Spa - Jamaica

TripAdvisor Rating: TripAdvisor Owl
438 Family Reviews
Remaining on our list in 2015 is the Franklyn D. Resort & Spa, a bona fide family resort, with a playground, giant waterslide, swimming pool, kids’ club, teens' program, kids' buffet, and a beachfront location, to boot. Plus, standard guestrooms sleep up to five guests (two adults and three children under age 16). The resort, located in Runaway Bay, Jamaica, is best known for its nanny services, however, which are complimentary to all guests and especially welcomed by parents, who like to dine at The Pier Restaurant, an adults-only eatery with delicious fare.

Renaissance Curacao Resort - Curacao

TripAdvisor Rating: TripAdvisor Owl
236 Family Reviews
Curacao is not one of the most traveled islands from the U.S., but its small, remote location coupled with great properties like the Renaissance make it worthy of our list. The Renaissance Curacao is located right in the international port of Willemstad, and to avoid the waves and crowded waters, the hotel created its own infinity beach on the second level — it actually has saltwater waves pumped up from the Caribbean! While the resort doesn’t offer a kids’ club, children age 12 and younger stay and play free here, and besides the beach, kids enjoy the spray-ground play area, and parents will love that they are so close to town they can explore it with the kids.

Jewel Runaway Bay - Jamaica

TripAdvisor Rating: TripAdvisor Owl
513 Family Reviews
Yes, we’ve selected another resort in Jamaica — it’s tough to choose just one! Jewel Runaway Bay became an all-inclusive, family-friendly resort in 2012 following extensive renovations to what used to be an adults-only retreat. It lands itself on our list with its children's club (open to all ages), recording studio for teens (who walk away with their own CD), and a Laser Tag Ranch for the whole family to enjoy! The resort also offers family programming, such as Mommy and Me spa days, Father/Daughter dances, and parent and child golfing lessons. And in 2015, the resort will open Jewel Lagoon Water Park, which will include a lazy river, splash zone, family raft ride, zero-entry beach lagoon, restaurant, and giant sun deck.

Beaches Resort - Turks & Caicos

TripAdvisor Rating: TripAdvisor Owl
5623 Family Reviews
It’s no surprise we’ve kept Beaches on our list in 2015. Ask any family which all-inclusive resort they'd like to visit, and they're likely to mention Beaches Turks & Caicos. The all-inclusive resort continually reinvents itself, and kids can easily spend an entire visit at the water park, which now touts the SkySlide -- the tallest of its kind in Turks and Caicos -- as well as the hotel's six swimming pools. There's also a kids’ club, teen nightclub, 19 restaurants, a scuba program and a wide variety of spacious accommodations, including Family Suites and Seaside Villas. We could keep going!

Aruba Marriott Resort - Aruba

TripAdvisor Rating: TripAdvisor Owl
1046 Family Reviews
In the heart of Aruba’s Palm Beach, a long stretch of hotels and shoreline, you’ll find a familiar name: Marriott (and believe it or not, the hotel offers all-inclusive options). Without leaving the resort, families can enjoy seven restaurants, a long stretch of beach, and an enormous pool. Teens will be happy in their own hangout space, The Den, and children of all ages can escape the sun at the resort’s arcade. There isn’t a kids’ club here, but the resort’s location is within walking distance of restaurants, shops and water sports.

Coconut Bay Beach Resort - St. Lucia

TripAdvisor Rating: TripAdvisor Owl
1879 Family Reviews
Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa offers family and adults-only accommodations and pools, making it a viable option for multigenerational vacations. It also houses St. Lucia's largest water park, complete with a lazy river and two giant waterslides. Better yet, Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa offers a paintball facility, kite and windsurfing center, kids’ club and seven restaurants, and is conveniently located just five minutes from the airport.

IBEROSTAR Bavaro - Dominican Republic

TripAdvisor Rating: TripAdvisor Owl
2224 Family Reviews
The Dominican Republic offers several resorts, but IBEROSTAR Bavaro, located in Punta Cana, trumps all. It offers something for everyone in your group, from kids’ clubs to nightclubs, along with a giant swimming pool overlooking the ocean. We love the two-story bungalows, as well as the resort's convenience (just a 20 minute ride) to the airport, but the best feature is easy accessibility to neighboring IBEROSTAR resorts, where you can enjoy shared amenities, such as onsite restaurants.

The Verandah Resort & Spa - Antigua

TripAdvisor Rating: TripAdvisor Owl
906 Family Reviews
The Verandah Resort & Spa only offers 180 rooms, creating an intimate atmosphere -- you'll quickly come to know staff members and even other guests. The resort itself, however, still manages to encompass 30 acres of Antigua, with two beaches, four pools (including one just for kids), a mini-golf course, playground, kids’ club and a teen hangout. Be sure to sneak over to Long Bay Beach, just a short walk from the lobby and a great beach for families.

Dreams La Romana - Dominican Republic

TripAdvisor Rating: TripAdvisor Owl
2254 Family Reviews
A resort on the Dominican Republic makes the list again, this time on the opposite side of the island in La Romana. Dreams La Romana is the largest of the three Dreams properties located on the island, spread out across 10 buildings with more than 750 room choices. There is plenty for kids here, including an Explorer’s Club for kids, a Core Zone space for teens, and even a space for infants and toddlers. Of course, there is water fun, as well, including three swimming pools, a kiddie pool and the beach.

Grotto Bay Beach Resort - Bermuda

TripAdvisor Rating: TripAdvisor Owl
422 Family Reviews
The only all-inclusive resort offered on the island of Bermuda is Grotto Bay Beach Resort, and it happens to be an excellent resort for families. Although the kids’ camp isn’t included in the price, it’s just $5 per day for the kids to enjoy scavenger and treasure hunts and enjoy excursions to the island’s zoo, aquarium and historic sites. We especially like the resort’s two underground caves for swimming, but of course there is a beach and pool, as well.

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Franklyn D. Resort & Spa Reviews
yaccova - Feb 26th, 2015

We recently returned from our first visit to the FDR resort. This place is ideal for families with children and also wonderful for extended families (i.e. grandparents) who want to spend time together, have old-school fun, and also enjoy "grown-up" ... read more
AnnetteMac - Jun 25th, 2013

Just returned from FDR Resort in Runaway Bay. This was my 4th year and my new husband's 2nd visit to FDR Resort in Runaway Bay, Jamaica. Is this a fancy resort place...absolutely not! It's just comfortable and home and most important, very clean! ... read more
Franklyn D. Resort & Spa reviews
Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino Reviews
JFGgirl - Jan 16th, 2015

We stayed here for our honeymoon. The location is convenient to the downtown area, but there's not much at all to do there, so it's not a perk. There are very few good restaurants nearby, and the food at the hotel is terrible. We also got very ... read more
Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino reviews
Jewel Runaway Bay Reviews
cobalt212 - Dec 5th, 2014

Let me start of by saying, the Jewel Runaway isn't a five (5) star resort, nor does it claim to be. The Jewel is an affordable and ambitious all inclusive resort that does some things reasonably well and some that could use some improvement. This is ... read more
tgalan - Jun 4th, 2013

This place is NOT a hotel, it is complete homes with kitchens, clean rooms ( big living rooms ), play areas & plenty of secure parking. Close to all attractions. Great People & Place.... read more
Jewel Runaway Bay reviews
Beaches Turks & Caicos Reviews
Greg bortner - Aug 8th, 2015

My wife and I paid a great deal of money to take 6 people to Beaches Turks and Caicos. We stayed in the Caribbean Village. The rooms were substandard for the amount we paid. The room was to be supplied with alcohol,It was not. We requested it ... read more
geetalaw8 - May 7th, 2015

This is my 3rd visit to this resort. The second time with my children. I did not use the kids camp because a lot of the activities were during the peak sunburn hours of 11am to 2pm. I could see that by that time my kids were becoming hot and ... read more
Beaches Turks & Caicos reviews
Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino Reviews
aprilellsworth - Nov 18th, 2011

We stayed at the Aruba Marriott for our 19 year anniversary. They were wonderful people. Driving over their is a a little difficult. Please ask the locals for traffic sign explanation sheet. They have a lazy river that is amazing. Grab your ... read more
Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino reviews
Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa Reviews
wohltony - Jul 21st, 2012

We stayed at C-Bay 7/9-7/19/12 (10 nights). First, let me say that this was by far the best family vacation ever! We have three kids - ages 16, 14 & 12. We travelled from Los Angeles (two flights, the first to Miami, the second to St. Lucia - ... read more
Lynnecooper - Mar 22nd, 2011

We stayed at Coconut Bay resort in St Lucia last July. We felt completely cut-off from the real life which is what we want on vacation. The staff was always friendly, happy, & kind.The pools were clean & the bars were perfect. We especially ... read more
Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa reviews
IBEROSTAR Bavaro Reviews
gkoseth - Jul 31st, 2015

My husband and I stayed here for our anniversary. Check in was smooth and efficient. They offered us an upgrade to our room for only $10 more per night to be closer to the ocean/pool. With the exception of eating, we spent our entire time on the ... read more
sbrostowin - May 28th, 2010

My husband and I along with our 17 year old son spent a week at the Ibeostar Bavaro in Punta Cana. It was one of the most wonderful places to go for a restful and fun family getaway. The hotel itself is beautiful. The rooms are spacious and ... read more
IBEROSTAR Bavaro reviews
The Verandah Resort & Spa Reviews
garridaa - Apr 26th, 2015

Just got back from a 7 night stay with my husband and 2 daughters, 8 and 5, and was very pleased. It really is a laid back resort that offers plenty to do and has very beautiful surroundings and great accommodations. The food at the Sea Breeze ... read more
dawnkaestner - Apr 2nd, 2013

This was the first exotic vacation we have taken as a family and we were not disappointed. This resort is truly all-inclusive and we wanted for nothing. The food was terrific (although I wouldn't recommend the most expensive restaurant on the ... read more
The Verandah Resort & Spa reviews
Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa Reviews
isabelle - Oct 14th, 2011

Although we are not beachy people, coming from an island ourselves, we were intrigued by the deals we were getting at various ALL INCLUSIVE resorts during the shoulder season - KIDS STAY and EAT FREE is always an eye catcher, and that various ... read more
Griswalds - Aug 10th, 2010

After the referal and the research we headed to Dominican Republic. Other than Jetblue's scam at airport checkin to get $30 extra per person for seats we already paid for the flight was thankfully uneventful. The hotel's van was at the airport ... read more
Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa reviews
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