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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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10 Best All-Inclusive Caribbean Family Resorts for 2015
Franklyn D. Resort & Spa Reviews
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
jill67will@yahoo.com - Apr 1st, 2013

Franklyn D. Resort is an older property of very large, but slightly shabby rooms. I hesitate to write shabby in fear it will turn some people off, because the shabbiness gave the resort a cozy and quaint feel. We booked a one bedroom, but were ... read more
Franklyn D. Resort & Spa reviews
Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino Reviews
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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
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Beaches Turks & Caicos Reviews
Inllagon - Nov 29th, 2014

My family and I just got back from Beaches Turks &Caicos. This is our 2nd time there. I can't say enough about this place. From beginning to end...it was simply wonderful. The staff is absolutely amazing. Customer service is top notch every ... read more
lillykitty123 - Jun 6th, 2014

We recently spent 5 night at Beaches Turks and Caicos and had a great time. The resort is large and divided up into 3 "sections". We stayed in the Caribbean Village section (the oldest and least expensive of the sections). We had a 1 bedroom ... 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
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
beachdreamin865 - Oct 28th, 2009

We had a wonderful week when we stayed the week of spring break. The weather was absolutely gorgeous!!! There were 8 restaurants, a huge pool. And lots of rooms that looked out onto the ocean. Money wise , as all inclusives go this was a great ... read more
IBEROSTAR Bavaro reviews
The Verandah Resort & Spa Reviews
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
Grotto Bay Beach Resort Reviews
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