Travelling with a family of five can be difficult – you don’t always fit in a standard two-bed room, but the kids might not be old enough for their own room. Not all resorts have the same accommodations for families of five, but we’ve highlighted our top picks below to help your family choose a resort!
If your kids like Nickelodeon characters Spongebob Squarepants, Dora the Explorer, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, then this resort is a no-brainer. Azulitos Playhouse kids club incorporates these characters all throughout, plus we’ve been told they tend to make surprise appearances! Their oversized family suites allow a family of five to share one large space with frosted glass sliding doors for privacy.
Melia Caribe Tropical’s claim to fame is being “the most Caribbean hotel in the Caribbean” thanks to the flamingos, toucans, and tropical gardens that are sure to fascinate the young ones. Family Junior Suites are available and sleep a family of 5 using sofa-beds, rollaways, or bunk beds. Kids are catered to right down to the details here, with special kid-friendly linens and cute mini-steps to help kids reach the bathroom sink.
The good news is that Grand Bahia Principe La Romana has a great kids club called Bahia Scouts. The bad news is your kids might never want to leave! The vast lake-style pool at this resort offers a shallow area for kids who prefer to stay closer to parents, and we love the Bahia Scouts section of the buffet that offers familiar foods to the pickiest of eaters.
Beaches Turks & Caicos received a Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice award in 2016 for top 25 hotels for families in the world and we’re not the slightest bit surprised. With over two dozen room categories catering to groups of up to 14, Beaches Turks & Caicos has exactly the room to fit your family’s needs. With 22 dining options, kids clubs featuring Sesame Street characters, a DJ academy for teens, an Xbox lounge, and a choo-choo train to transport guests, kids are definitely not an afterthought at this amazing resort!
This all-inclusive resort in Barbados has interconnecting rooms available in the Superior Ocean View category, which can easily accommodate families of five. Older kids in particular will love the options of kayaking, snorkeling, tennis, ping pong, putting green, daily scheduled activities and nightly entertainment to keep them busy.