Now is the time to plan that summer family vacation. Get it done early and cheaper by booking the flight and the accommodations in one fell swoop. Go the easy route by booking a stay at an all-inclusive resort. All-inclusive ensures a great vacation with convenient accommodations and lots of fun activities on-site. Some even include meals and snacks, and for a family, that can mean big savings. Check out the following and start looking forward to a fantastic family trip.
Grand Velas Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
This all-inclusive resort in beautiful Playa Del Carmen will wow the whole family. Begin the days with a room service breakfast served on a balcony with a stunning view. Then rest and relax in a secluded paradise. Find a spot on the exotic beach or hang out at the main pool and watch the kids while sipping complimentary cocktails. Several restaurants are nearby with a variety of cuisine from French to Mexican.
Royalton Bavaro Resort & Spa, Dominican Republic
Located in Punta Cana, this resort opened in 2018 and has gotten rave reviews. Enjoy luxurious swim-out family rooms with great amenities and a room service menu. The Royalton Bavaro caters to kids of all ages with clubs, a lazy river, and surf simulator. Spend quality family time together with cooking classes, organized games, and fun group activities. With eight onsite restaurants, guests can try a variety of dining options.
Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa, St. Lucia
An all-inclusive package at St. Lucia’s Coconut Bay covers unlimited meals, snacks, drinks, and more. Kids under three stay free and those under age 17 get an unbelievable rate. Get free transportation from the Hewanorra International Airport only five minutes away. Kids can hang out at the fully-supervised Kidz Club while parents enjoy poolside cocktails at the adults-only Harmony section. In the family-friendly wing called Splash, play together at CocoLand, the largest water park in St. Lucia with a 1,500-foot lazy river, and water playground.
Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, NY
This lovely Victorian Castle Resort in New York’s Hudson Valley 90 miles north of NYC rivals any island paradise for luxury and family fun. Along with accommodations, the all-inclusive price covers three meals, afternoon tea, a kid’s club, pools, and tennis courts. Activities include great outdoor activities like hiking, archery, tomahawk throwing, lake activities, and rock scrambles. Take a guided mountain bike ride together or join a fitness class. Wind down in the evenings with a campfire, s’mores, and live music or movies under the stars.