A family vacation at an all-inclusive resort is a great choice when planning a budget- friendly getaway. Everything is included, you pay one price upfront, and you can eat, drink and play all day, every day.
However there is a TON to choose from and you can easily spend hours searching for the resort that is just right for you and your clan (hint: our Travel Experts can help!). With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico that offer the best bang for your buck. Take a look and then give us a call!
This family-friendly property comes highly recommended from our Travel Experts as it offers both great value and great services and amenities. For families there is a dedicated section that features its own restaurants, waterpark, main pool and a ‘chill out’ pool, a kids’ club and a variety of eco-activities that are not only fun but educational too! Families also have choice when it comes to accommodations – there are standard rooms, deluxe rooms with Jacuzzis, and junior suites with Jacuzzis.
Another value-filled all-inclusive resort recommended by our team is the Reef Coco Beach in Riviera Maya. Located just a short stroll from the town of Playa del Carmen, and all its restaurants, shops, ferry service to Cozumel, and more, this resort offers everything you could want in a sun-drenched getaway with the fam: beautiful beach, great dining, a spa, a wide variety of activities, and more. There’s also a nightly mini disco for kids, bicycles available to rent, and if you like golf, the 18-hole Playacar Spa & Golf Club is directly across the street.
Located in the picturesque town of Sosua, just outside of Puerto Plata and only 10 minutes from the airport, this all-inclusive resort is a great choice for families looking for a beach vacation that offers high value and high fun. The friendly staff go out of their way to make your visit a complete success, you’re right on a beautiful stretch of private beach for days of carefree fun, the accommodations are simple but spacious, the restaurants offer a variety of tasty treats, and the resort is conveniently located for exploring the beautiful north coast.
A popular choice for Canadian travellers, the Royal Decameron Montego Beach is a quick and easy five-minute drive from the airport (which means you’ll be off the plane and on the beach in no time!), and located beachfront close to the Montego Bay’s “Hip Strip.” All of the guestrooms feature ocean views, most offer private balconies or terraces, there’s a whole line-up of daily activities available, a kids’ club, two restaurants to choose from on-site, nightly entertainment and more.
Families love this resort! Noted for its consistent quality year after year, there is a huge repeat clientele here and for many, the Decameron Los Cocos is considered a home away from home. Situated alongside a gorgeous 100-metre stretch of beach with crystal clear water, the resort offers four pools (three of which are great for kids), a total of 240 guestrooms (all of which feature ocean or lush garden views), three restaurants offering a variety of cuisine, and then of course its finest asset… the staff, who consistently receive rave reviews.
Family-friendly and a whole lot of fun, this 613-room all-inclusive resort is a popular choice among those who know a good value when they see it! Sitting beachfront, the sand is soft and inviting, the water here is clear and calm, and the resort – with its four expansive freshwater pools, simple but charming guestrooms, six on-site restaurants and plethora of activities, including the Viva Kids’ Club – combine perfectly to give you the vacation you crave.
A solid choice for families and value travellers, the El Cozumeleño is located on a long stretch of white sand beach at the north end of the island. Along with guestrooms that are quite spacious and all feature private balconies with ocean views, the resort also offers five pools, amazing snorkelling just offshore, a kids’ club, and five restaurants to choose from. Golf is also a draw due to the resort’s location across the street from the island’s only golf course (guests get discounted rates).