May 23, 2024 | Peter Kinney

The Best All-Inclusive Resorts Where Kids Stay Free


Family Vacations Just Got Cheaper

Now-a-days, people often put off traveling because it is becoming too expensive. This is especially true for families with children—the more people you have, the higher the cost.

We have a solution.

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Kids Stay Free

Luckily, there are resorts out there that cater specifically to families—and some that offer free stays for children (and sometimes teens, too).

We’ve compiled the list for you. Here’s 10 of the best all-inclusive resorts where kids can actually stay for FREE.

Landscape Photo of Beaches Resort with aqua parkBrian Walter, Flickr

Cap Maison Resort & Spa (Saint Lucia)

This popular family destination is surrounded by lush forest and powder white sand.

Not only is it a tropical paradise, but it also caters to families by offering an amazing package that includes a sweet deal and a special perk.

Beautiful white sand beach in Saint Lucia, Caribbean Islands.Inga Locmele, Shutterstock

The Family Package

The Family Time All-Inclusive in Saint Lucia Package includes two children under 12 staying and eating for free (when dining with parents), plus three hours of babysitting and a free Kids Club.

Landscape Photo of a beach at Saint Lucia island countryJon Callas, Flickr

Carlisle Bay (Antigua)

Carlisle Bay is perched on one of the most stunning bays in Antigua and is a popular destination for families looking for adventure.

From popular water sports to yoga and Pilates sessions, the resort offers an array of activities that caters to all ages.

Aerial Photo of the Carlisle Bay Beach located on the island of AntiguaJoe Dordo Brnobic, Shutterstock

The Family Package

Parents can take advantage of the all-inclusive program where children under 12 stay and eat for free, and includes a supervised kid’s club.

Idyllic tropical Carlisle bay beach with white sand at Antigua islandBlueOrange Studio, Shutterstock

The Chatwal Lodge (The Catskills, New York)

For those looking for something other than a beach resort, the Chatwal Lodge offers an all-inclusive program that also caters to families.

The rustic (yet elegant) resort is a former 18,000-acre wildlife reserve that now boasts 14 guest suites and an array of activities like kayaking, snowshoeing, and bowling.

Landscape Photo Catskill Mountains, Hunter, NYRob DiCaterino, Flickr

The Family Package

The Chatwal Lodge offers a family package where kids under six stay and eat completely for free.

Landscape Photo of a Lodge at Catskill Mountains Hunter, NYRob DiCaterino, Flickr

Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa (Puerto Vallarta, Mexico)

Puerto Vallarta is a popular vacation hotspot for people of all ages. But the Garza Blanca is said to be the best one for families thanks to its all-inclusive programming that includes sandcastle building, painting lessons, and a kid’s club with bilingual staff.

Puerto Vallarta Mexico Garza Blanca Resort and Caletasdahuaphotography, Shutterstock

The Family Package

The Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa offers a family package where up to two kids under the age of 12 can eat and stay for free.

Landscape Photo of Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa Puerto Vallarta Mexicodennis crowley, Flickr

Club Med Québec Charlevoix (Québec, Canada)

Club Med Québec is a four-season resort located on a 300-acre parcel of land. It has amazing activities geared toward families like ski-in/ski-out access, a kids club, dog sledding, and more.

Club Med complex at the Massf in La-Petite-Rivière-St-Françoissantinovichphoto.com, Shutterstock

The Family Package

At Club Med Quebec, kids under the age of four stay free—and kids ages 4-11 stay at 50% off the adult price.

Club Med complex at the Massf in La-Petite-Rivière-St-Françoissantinovichphoto.com, Shutterstock

Hilton Tulum Riviera Maya All-Inclusive Resort (Tulum, Mexico)

Aside from a large sandy beach with turquoise water, the Hilton in the Riviera Maya boasts 13 different restaurants to choose from—all of which are included in your package price.

Ruins of Tulum, Mexico and a palm tree overlooking the Caribbean Sea in the Riviera MayaJess Kraft, Shutterstock

The Family Package

It also offers one of the most generous kid’s packages that includes a completely free stay (including dining and activities) for kids up to age 17.

Stairs down to Tulum Beach, Tulum, MexicoJim Hoffman, Flickr

Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort (Punta Cana, Dominican Republic)

This family-friendly resort is situated on the stunning Bávaro Beach, but also includes several different pools that cater to different age ranges—especially kids.

Landscape Photo of Punta Cana Beach, Dominican RepublicRoozbeh Rokni, Flickr

The Family Package

Other amenities for little travelers include a staffed kids club, chocolate tastings, and a variety of dining options ranging from Dominican to American pizza.

Best of all, kids are completely free.

Landscape Photo of Punta Cana Beach, Dominican RepublicNiedźwiadek78, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikimedia Commons

Shangri-La Yanuca Island (Fiji)

This beautiful Fijian resort is filled with water activities that will certainly appeal to families, including an impressive floating waterpark, kayaking and paddle boarding, as well as kids dance classes.

Landscape Photo Shanri-La, Yanuca Island, Coral Coast, Fiji.Maksym Kozlenko, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikimedia Commons

The Family Package

The Shangri-La’s all-inclusive package ensures that kids under 12 can stay and dine for free.

Landscape Photo Shangri-La Fijian Resort, Fiji.Maksym Kozlenko, CC BY-SA 3.0, Wikimedia Commons

Hacienda AltaGracia, Auberge Resorts Collection (Costa Rica)

Costa Rica stands as a popular destination for travelers looking for both adventure and relaxation—this includes families.

The Hacienda AtlaGracia is 180-acres of ripe landscape perfect for exploring or zoning out.

Landscape Photo of costa rica coastlineTravel Local, Flickr

The Family Package

The all-inclusive package allows children five and under to stay and eat for free, and includes a stellar kids club.

Aerial Drone shot of Flamingo Beach North Ridge - Luxury HomesStefan Neumann, Shutterstock

Hilton Cancun Mar Caribe All-Inclusive Resort (Cancun, Mexico)

Much like the Hilton in Tulum, this stunning resort caters to families with kids of all ages.

Aside from separate kids and teens clubs, plus nightly entertainment for all ages, there’s several adult activities and adult pools that parents can take advantage of while the kids are at the supervised club.

Landscape Photo Hilton Cancún in MexicoChristian Van Der Henst, Flickr

The Family Package

At the Hilton Cancun, both kids and teens get an all-inclusive pass to clubs and entertainment, while also dining and staying for free.

Kid in a pool at Hilton Cancun, Mexicodtroyka, Flickr


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