A new addition to the family is always a joyous occasion. But when you make the decision to have a third child, the joy of booking one hotel room may be a little less fun. Luckily, many all inclusive resorts have caught up with growing families and can easily accommodate a family of five or more. And with the addition of all inclusive amenities, that joyous family vacation is easily attainable again. These are our top picks for the best all inclusive resorts for families of five or more.
1. Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa – St. Lucia
This 80-acre island property features five pools, tennis and basketball courts and the largest water park in St. Lucia. The all-inclusive rates include unlimited food and beverage and access to the water park, kids’ club and CocoLand, which includes a petting zoo, paintball and mini zip-line. There’s entertainment, theme nights, water sports and fitness classes, and an airport transfer is included as well.
Located in the Splash Wing or the family section of Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa, there are two-bedroom connecting guestrooms that can accommodate up to six people. The connecting rooms feature a separate sitting area with a sleeper sofa and private balcony or patio, and the bedrooms can feature either a king bed or two queen beds, making it an ideal all-inclusive resort for a family of five.
2. Azul Fives Hotel – Playa del Carmen, Mexico
The name kind of says it all with this all-inclusive for a family of five. Two- and three-bedroom suites, which can easily accommodate a family of five or more, are available at this Mexico resort. The two-bedroom suites feature a kitchen, a living room with a sleeper sofa, a master bedroom with a king bed and a second bedroom with two double beds. The three-bedroom suites feature the same as the two-bedroom with the addition of a third bedroom with two more double beds. There is space for everyone in these enormous suites.
The all-inclusive rates at Azul Fives Hotel include a flexible meal plan, kids’ menu, kids’ club for ages 4 to 12, snorkeling equipment, entertainment, tennis, volleyball, Ping-Pong, shuffleboard and more. Plus, baby amenities like a stroller, baby monitor, bottles and bottle warmers and baby food are also available here.
3. Melia Caribe Tropical – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
This all-inclusive resort features nine outdoor pools, a zipline, rock climbing wall, super jumper and craft workshops. The beach, of course, is only steps away and there are numerous restaurants from which to choose.
The Family Junior Suite is the best option at Melia Caribe Tropical for families of five. While space may still be at a premium in these suites, the children’s amenities make up for it. The suites feature a king bed and two twin beds, and a sleeper sofa or rollaway bed are available upon request. There is a dividing curtain for privacy, a step stool for children in the bathroom, an extra set of drawers for children’s belongings, children’s bath amenities and beach toys.
4. Barcelo Puerto Vallarta – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
There are four swimming pools and the beach at this all-inclusive resort for families of five. A kids’ club for ages 5 to 12, water sports, a game room and nightly entertainment are also included in the the all-inclusive rate.
The Family Suite at Barcelo Puerto Vallarta features two bedrooms, each with its own bathroom (score!); one has a king bed and the second bedroom has two single beds. A mini-fridge and coffeemaker are available and families can enjoy the terrace or balcony.
5. Beaches Turks and Caicos – Turks and Caicos
Beaches Turks and Caicos offers the ultimate in luxury all-inclusive for families of five or even 12. The extremely spacious suites and villas can accommodate between five and 14 people. The multi-bedroom villas feature large living rooms and dining rooms, a fully equipped kitchen and butler service. The smallest of the suite options features a full kitchen, one bedroom with a king bed and large living room with two queen sleeper sofas. Cribs and rollaway beds are also available. These suites can easily accommodate a family of five and butler service is also included.
This all-inclusive resort is dedicated to families, so in addition to being able to accommodate large families, the rate also includes things like a kids’ club for five different age groups, a water park, Xbox play lounge, a junior golf program and scuba program and certified nannies. But your little ones may be most excited by the Sesame Street characters at this all-inclusive resort. There are two other Beaches Resorts with similar offerings in Jamaica: Beaches Negril and Beaches Ocho Rios.
6. Club Med Cancun Yucatan – Cancun, Mexico
The family-friendly amenities at any Club Med Cancun Yucatan resort are outstanding. There are kids’ clubs dedicated to every possible age group (even infants) and baby food and formula are even available at the restaurant buffet. The kids will love testing out the flying trapeze school or archery, basketball, water polo, tennis, sailing, snorkeling, soccer and mini golf among many other exciting activities.
But it’s the parents who will love the ability to fit a family of five in this all-inclusive resort. There are several family suite options that can fit up to six people. The family suites feature one king bed, two twin beds and a sleeper sofa in the living room area.
7. Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort – Puerto Rico
This all-inclusive optional, beachfront resort is the perfect fit for a family of five. In the Family Suite of the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort, families will find a king bed and a sleeper sofa in a separate living room area, as well as one set of bunk beds. The Family Suites also offer a mini-fridge and an extended balcony. Situated directly on the beach, this resort features several pools for families to enjoy (one with a waterslide and one for quiet time), pool volleyball, tennis courts, two championship golf courses, giant Jenga, fire pits and more.
8. Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda – Playa del Carmen, Mexico
The one- and two-bedroom suites can accommodate a family of five or more at the super family-friendly Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda. The two-bedroom master suite is the largest option with a king-sized bed in one bedroom, two double beds in the second bedroom and two sleeper sofas in the separate living room area. The one-bedroom suites offer two double beds in the bedroom and a sleeper sofa in the separate living room area. Families can choose from a one-bedroom suite, Family Concierge one-bedroom suite or a Family Concierge one-bedroom swim up suite. The upgraded Family Concierge option offers families some bonus amenities and features like a kids welcome backpack and kid-sized amenities and beach toys. The rooms are in their own dedicated building and families have a dedicated beach area, exclusive pool area, and a personal butler for the duration of their stay. The swim-up suite option offers all of the Family Concierge benefits, plus the added feature of direct pool access. All of these suites also feature a kitchenette, large dining table, multiple televisions and private terraces.
9. Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Kids will love Nickelodeon Hotel in Punta Cana! There’s a water park, splash pad, waterslides, a kids’ club with a two-story slide into a ball pit, slime-making classes, tennis courts, basketball, giant chess and much more. But when it’s time to head back to the room, families of five or more can enjoy the space in their suite, swim-up suite, villa or a “pineapple under the sea!” The suites, which can accommodate between four and five people, can feature two double beds and a sleeper sofa (with or without direct access to the pool). The two-level, two-bedroom villas, which can accommodate five to six people, feature three bathrooms, a private pool and butler service. There is a king bed in the master suite, two single beds in the second bedroom, and a sleeper sofa in the separate living room area. Or stay in the signature Nickelodeon villa, The Pineapple, with all of the same villa features.
10. Binniguenda All Inclusive – Huatulco, Mexico
This all-inclusive resort in Huatulco, Mexico, is on the smaller side with only 77 guestrooms. But it offers all of the benefits of an all-inclusive resort while feeling like a boutique hotel that offers more personalized service. The suites at Binniguenda All Inclusive resort can accommodate between five and six people. The Junior Suite offers a king bed and a double bed and the Master Suite offers a king bed and two double beds. The kids will love the pool and Ping-Pong table. But the kids’ club, designed for ages 4 to 9, will be their favorite spot with a kids pool, kid-size lounge chairs and umbrellas, games, a playground and more.