Family-Friendly All-Inclusive Hotels and Resorts

Dude ranches, eco-resorts, waterparks and even places which will waive the single supplement fee for single parents travelling with their children for a vacation.
 

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Some of these resorts are all-inclusive and others are full service with the option to add an all-inclusive package. All of them are family-friendly and packed with options to fill your vacation with fun and relaxation. Check with each resort to see what is included in its packages to decide what the best option is for your family vacation.

For outdoor adventure


Tanque Verde Ranch
, Tucson, Ariz. 

Set on 60,000 acres of scenic desert landscape, Tanque Verde Ranch is the largest working dude ranch in the U.S. that offers horseback riding lessons and trail rides, fishing, yoga, tennis, mountain biking, guided hikes, volleyball and more. —Pam Fieber

This ranch offers themed packages as well as all-inclusive packages. tanqueverderanch.com

The Verandah Resort & Spa, Antigua

Edging Antigua’s northeast coastline and bordered by Devil’s Bridge National Park, this eco-resort stretches out across 30 waterfront acres that have retained much of their original tropical bushland charm. There’s a mini-golf course and tennis courts and direct access to two powder-soft beaches with crystal-clear waters for a swim, paddleboard or snorkel around the bay. —Diane Bolt

This is an all-inclusive resort. verandahresortandspa.com

Grotto Bay Beach Resort, Bermuda

Grotto Bay Beach Resort’s acclaimed children’s program (offered during summer, Christmas and spring break) takes kids off-property to explore the flora and fauna of the island, allowing Mom and Dad to hit the spa or the nearby links. —Jody Robbins

This resort offers the option to add an all-inclusive supplement to your stay. grottobay.com

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For water lovers


Atlantis Paradise Island Resort, Bahamas

Kids of all ages will love the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort in the Bahamas for its zany waterslides, river rides and huge pools. Tots can splash around in the Mayan water playground at Splashers, while adrenalin hounds can brave the plunging Leap of Faith, a waterslide with a nearly 20-metre, almost-vertical drop. —Ilona Kauremszky 

This is a full service resort with the option to add meal plans or an all-inclusive package to your stay. atlantisbahamas.com

Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort Villages & Spa 

This property on Grace Bay is a sure thing for families. The popular resort on a 19-km beach offers a massive waterpark for the kids (which includes a surf-simulator, waterslides and an ice cream machine) and luxury accommodations for Mom and Dad. —Pam Fieber

This is an all-inclusive resort. beaches.com

Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts Punta Cana

The Aqua Nick waterpark comes complete with lazy river, splash pads and waterslides. The resort also boasts 10 restaurants—book a breakfast at Zest Restaurant with SpongeBob or Dora the Explorer. —Claudia Laroye

This is an all-inclusive resort with character breakfasts available for an additional fee. nickresortpuntacana.com


For single-parent families


Velas resorts in Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit

The Velas Vallarta, Grand Velas Riviera Maya and Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit resorts in Mexico waive the single supplement fee for single parents travelling with children during select times (usually autumn). Baby concierges (excluding Velas Vallarta) can supply cribs, toys and gentle bath products. —Lisa Kadane

Check with each resort to see its all-inclusive options. velasvallarta.comrivieramaya.grandvelas.com, vallarta.grandvelas.com

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This story collected information from previous editions of WestJet Magazine.
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