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Best Family All Inclusive Vacations

Updated on June 5, 2011

The best beach vacations are often at family all inclusive resorts. Some of the best family resorts offer and all-inlclusive option. There's a great freedom in having paid for everything up front. It's nice to have people lining up to entertain you. And when you don't have to put much effort into what you'll do or eat, you can pour more energy into relaxation. The good news is that many all-inclusive resorts now offer kid friendly vacations.

Although the best family vacation destinations (especially Caribbean family resorts) are not cheap summer vacations, most all-inclusive resort fees include lodging, food and drink (including alcohol), taxes, tips, non-motorized water sports, organized activities, and even special “kids resorts” within the hotel. Take all this into consideration when making your budgeting plans.

High season is generally Christmas through Spring Break. Prices usually drop by April. Off season rates are a good option if you can work around the school schedule of kids vacations.

Ask the all-inclusive resort if they offer a weather guarantee. Off season rates are not a good value if your vacation is ruined by a hurricane.

What's Included in a Family All-Inclusive Resort?

The availability of so many activities without added cost make family all inclusive vacations so attractive for vacations with kids. However, the term “all-inclusive” may mean very different things depending on the resort. The most important thing you can do before you decide on a resort is to know what is included and what is not. Here are some good questions to ask when scoping out a resort.

  • What activities do kids do in the day program? (ie. Creative, sports, or just video games?)
  • What are the age divisions?
  • What is the minimum age for day programs?
  • Do any of the day program activities require an extra fee?
  • Is there a wading pool?
  • Are there lifeguards on duty?
  • Do the rooms have kitchenettes, refrigerators, microwaves?
  • Does the resort employ on-site medical staff?
  • What activities are there for older kids and teenagers?
  • How many people are allowed in one room?
  • Are food buffets available 24 hours?

Popular Beach All Inclusive Resorts:

Starfish Resorts - Budget friendly resort catering to younger children.

Breezes - This resort has more activities suited to teens and tweens.

Beaches – Among other features, Beaches hosts programs for single parents.

Non-Beach All Inclusive Resorts:

The Ranch - Horseback riding and other land and water sports.

Lost Lake - Enjoy lake sports and a naturalist program at Lost Lake

Image Credit: mikebaird, Flickr

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