Traveling to the Caribbean is a dream getaway for vacationers of all ages. Mile-long beaches draped in powdery white sand, crystal clear turquoise waters, and all-inclusive resorts relax all of your cares away. Unveil your vacation self at one of the best all-inclusive resorts this year from Jamaica to St. Lucia to the Bahamas and beyond.
Sandals Royal Plantation - Ocho Rios, Jamaica
The Sandal's name is known for its reputation in luxury, inclusive accommodations, and an amazing array of activities. Royal Plantation in Ocho Rios is, of course, a gorgeous resort located directly on the beach for easy access to the surf and sand. In this Ocho Rios paradise, you and your family can explore the Aqua Center with unlimited scuba diving and watersports, golf at their course, spend time at the Red Lane Spa, or take a horseback riding tour through the beaches and forests.
Sandals Grande St. Lucian - Gros Islet, St. Lucia
Situated between historic Rodney Bay on the west and the Atlantic Ocean on the east, the Grande St. Lucian boasts calm waters, access to volcanic mountains, and panoramic views of the Pitons mountains surrounding the resort. Take part in the nightly events, tour the island on a sailboat, or spend a luxurious night dining in one of the nine fine restaurants on the Sandals campus.
Carlisle Bay - Antigua
Carlisle Bay has made a name for itself by being sophisticated and secluded, caressed by the sea on one side and the rain forest on the other. Billed as a "modern Caribbean classic," Carlisle Bay boasts 82 suites with ocean views and separate wings for families and adults for optimal enjoyment. The resort includes a fully stocked library for beach reading, a Cool Kids Club, a screening room for moviegoers, a yoga pavilion, and much more.
Beaches Negril - Negril, Jamaica
Jamaica is known for its laid-back attitude and nowhere is more relaxed than Negril with its famous 7-mile beach, the resort waterpark, and fabulous amenities for families and groups. Beaches Negril was voted number one by TripAdvisor as the best Caribbean family resort and for good reason. Though you might have to drag yourselves away from the beach, you can also find the Pirates Island Waterpark, a DJ Academy, Xbox Play Lounge, and more.
Azul Sensatori - Cancun, Mexico
An award-winning AAA Four Diamond Resort, Azul Sensatori anticipates your every wish. With 435 suites, three pools, seven restaurants, and a spa, Azul Sensatori encourages you to leave your worries behind you and relax. Aside from the variety of services and amenities, Azul Sensatori includes activities such as Spanish lessons, yoga classes, beach volleyball and archery, beach boot camp and a variety of other sports. Kids are taken care of as well with the Nickelodeon Experience fun room, an arcade, My Gym for kids up to 12 years old, and babysitting services.
Franklyn D. Resort - Jamaica
Billed as the "Ultimate Family Resort," Franklyn D. Resort caters to family enjoyment. Vacation nanny services, the Yellow Bird Kids' Club with video games, tie-dying crafts, and more, as well as exciting pool park slides and activities, are sure to keep the young ones in y our group happy and occupied. Adults will enjoy learning how to snorkel among the coral reefs, exploring the ocean in a glass-bottom boat, playing games on the sandy shore, or relaxing in a hammock under the shady palm trees. There are also nightly shows and events for both adults and children as well as combined entertainment for all ages.
The Verandah - Antigua
Cradled on Antigua's northeast coast with over 30 acres of pristine beaches, The Verandah resort is perfectly Caribbean. Home to the island's largest free form pool, calm ocean waters, and access to the Devil's Bridge National Park, The Verandah excels in making you feel welcome and relaxed. There are plenty of activities to keep you occupied including hiking trails to the Devil's Bridge, boat rides to Green Island, watersports, snorkeling in the reefs, a Kidz Club for the young ones, and three amazing restaurants on campus. The resort is also only 30 minutes from the exciting city of St. John if you're craving something new.
Balaji Palace - Dominican Republic
Specializing in luxury, the Balaji Palace is more than a Caribbean resort, it is a tropical destination of extreme grandeur. Located on the northeast side of the island, Balaji Palace includes it's own privately owned, a secluded beach for exclusive guest use as well as access to Playa Grande and El Caleton beaches. Situated on a cliff's edge and surrounded by the island's tropical mountains, every view from the resort is magical. Guests often take time to experience deep-sea fishing, whale-watch in the open waters, golf on the world-class course, horseback ride through the countryside or take a personalized excursion.
Jumby Bay - Antigua
Located on a private island, the only way to reach this Jumby Bay resort is by boat. Complete seclusion means that guests are offered uninhibited access to the island's gorgeous charms, pristine beaches, and sensational views free from crowds. Island hop to nearby islands, play tennis or golf, take your kids by the Rose Buds for Children where they can take part in all kinds of youthful activities, or have your own ocean adventure out on the cerulean waves.
Beaches Turks and Caicos - Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
With architectural styles ranging from Italy, France, Key West, and of course the Caribbean, the Beaches resort on Turks and Caicos is styled to aesthetic and personal enjoyment. There are a number of Beaches amenities including the Xbox Lounge, a teen disco, and the Red Lane Spa that make staying at a Beaches resort worthwhile. However, only on Turks and Caicos can you find a truly exotic beachside getaway with one of the largest Beaches resorts available.