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9 All Inclusive Resorts Where Kids Stay Free

Kids by the Pool; Courtesy of NadyaEugene/

Some resorts offer kids-stay-free promotions during select periods. But these all-inclusive resorts let kids stay free almost always! These are the best all inclusive resorts where kids stay free.

Suite at Dreams Punta Cana; Courtesy of Dreams Punta Cana

1. Dreams Resorts and Spas

At Dreams Resorts, up to two children (ages 12 and under) stay free in a room with two paying adults (or one child with one paying adult). All Dreams Resorts & Spas offer special programming for kids, and some even provide babysitting services (for a fee).

Recommended Dreams Resort: Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa

Aerial View of Sunscape Puerto Vallarta Resort and Spa; Courtesy of Sunscape Puerto Vallarta Resort and Spa

2. Sunscape Resorts

Sunscape Resorts allow up to two children ages 12 and under to stay, play and eat free on most dates throughout the year. The all-inclusive family resort chain offers pretty properties in Mexico, Jamaica, Curacao, and the Dominican Republic.

Recommended Sunscape Resort: Sunscape Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa

Now Larimar Punta Cana; Courtesy of Now Larimar Punta Cana

3. Now Resorts & Spas

Now Resorts & Spas allow up to two children to stay free with two paying adults (or one child stays free with one paying adult); the promo applies to kids ages 12 and under. Now Resorts & Spas offer gorgeous pools, children’s programming and direct beach access.

Recommended Now Resort: Now Larimar Punta Cana

Holiday Inn Resort Los Cabos All-Inclusive; Courtesy of Holiday Inn Resort Los Cabos All-Inclusive

4. Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts

Yes, Holiday Inn has all-inclusive resorts! The popular hotel chain has a few properties in Mexico and Aruba, most of them offering a kids-stay-and-eat-free policy. The hotels also offer complimentary kids’ clubs and everything else you’d expect of an all-inclusive resort: pools, onsite restaurants and direct access to the beach.

Recommended Holiday Inn Resort: Holiday Inn Resort Los Cabos All-Inclusive

Beach Palace Cancun; Courtesy of Beach Palace Cancun

5. Palace Resorts

Kids AND teens stay free at Palace Resorts, located in Mexico and the Caribbean. Children ages 17 and under can stay free with two paying adults. Other perks for kids and teens include specialized menus and game rooms.

Recommended Palace Resort: Beach Palace Cancun

Hotel Riu Palace Costa Mujeres; Courtesy of Hotel Riu Palace Costa Mujeres

6. RIU Hotels & Resorts

At RIU Hotels & Resorts, the kids-stay-and-eat-free deals are available for up to two kids ages 12 and under. With multiple dining options, pools and oceanfront suites, plus separate children’s pools, playgrounds and the chain’s kids’ club for ages 4 to 12, getting to the Caribbean is easy for families.

Recommended Hotel: Hotel RIU Palace Costa Mujeres

Club Med Cancun Yucatan; Courtesy of Club Med Cancun Yucatan

7. Club Med

Kids ages 4 and under stay free at Club Med, an international chain of all inclusive hotels. Plus, youngsters are treated to age-centric kids’ clubs, trapeze programs and meals. At select resorts, baby formula, food and other necessities are available.

Recommended Club Med: Club Med Cancun Yucatan

Divi Little Bay Beach Resort; Courtesy of Divi Little Bay Beach Resort

8. Divi Resorts

Families already love the spacious suites at Divi Resorts, but you’ll be happy to know kids ages 12 and under always stay and eat free! Kids’ clubs, swimming pools, beaches and sporting activities make these resorts even sweeter.

Recommended Hotel: Divi Little Bay Beach Resort

IBEROSTAR Bavaro; Courtesy of IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts

9. IBEROSTAR Hotels & Resorts

The beachfront, luxurious all-inclusive resorts that are a part of the IBEROSTAR chain offer an array of activities for children, including kids’ clubs and a healthy dose of restaurants in which to dine. Up to two kids ages 12 and under stay, play and eat free at IBEROSTAR resorts, saving parents a huge chunk of change on their all-inclusive getaway.

Recommended Hotel: IBEROSTAR Selection Bavaro