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 Lissa Poirot

Franklyn D. Resort & Spa - Jamaica

TripAdvisor Rating: TripAdvisor Owl
445 Family Reviews
Remaining on our list in 2016 for the third year 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.

Windjammer Landing - St. Lucia

TripAdvisor Rating: TripAdvisor Owl
656 Family Reviews
The Windjammer Landing is located near Castries on St. Lucia's northwest coast, and is new to our list in 2016. With its sandy stretch of beach along Labrelotte Bay and a hillside setting where the resort is nestled into the lush landscaping, Windjammer is provides a Mediterranean feel, not to mention a home away from home. With one- to four-bedroom villas that range in size from 1,200 too 3,600 square feet, families of all sizes can travel together and enjoy full kitchens, living space, large bedrooms and at-home amenities, like washers and dryers. Of course, as an all-inclusive resort, you'll also find kids' programs, water sports, restaurants and more all included with your stay.

Jewel Runaway Bay - Jamaica

TripAdvisor Rating: TripAdvisor Owl
638 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. Last year, the resort opened Jewel Lagoon Water Park, which included 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
5873 Family Reviews
It’s no surprise we’ve kept Beaches on our list in 2016. Ask any family which all-inclusive resort they'd like to visit, and they're likely to mention Beaches Turks & Caicos. It is the number one property for all-inclusive and Caribbean destinations on our site, and with good reason: The all-inclusive resort continually reinvents itself. 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
1108 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
1966 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
2336 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
962 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 Palm Beach Punta Cana - Dominican Republic

TripAdvisor Rating: TripAdvisor Owl
3085 Family Reviews
Dreams Resorts in the Dominican Republic keep finding their way onto the list, this year with its Punta Cana location taking the lead. Dreams Palm Beach may not be the largest of the three Dreams properties located on the island, but it is the favorite of more families who have reviewed the properties. 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, especially after the resort invested millions to renovate its pools, which include waterfalls and lush landscaping.

Wyndham Reef Resort - Cayman Islands

TripAdvisor Rating: TripAdvisor Owl
352 Family Reviews
The only all-inclusive resorts offered in the Cayman Islands, the Wyndham Reef Resort is tucked away on Grand Cayman's East End, which is less crowded than the island's Seven Mile Beach resort area. Here, the resort provides villas with fully equipped kitchens, living rooms and private balconies, all facing the Caribbean Sea. The resort offers a la carte pricing, as well as all-inclusive options, with every guest enjoying three swimming pools, 1,600 feet of white-sand beaches and a number of ways to enjoy the water.

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