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Best All-Inclusive Tropical Family Vacations

June 25, 2014 5:00 AM

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All-inclusive vacations have a lot of benefits, however one main one is it maakes it possible for families to not have to worry about all of the added costs that are associated with a traditional vacation. Just as the title suggests, the best things about an all-inclusive vacation is that everything is included in one price. Items included at most all-inclusive destinations are accommodations, dining, entertainment and recreation. Parents are able to relax knowing everything is included and that these family-friendly destinations also offer kids clubs which gives them a chance to unwind and have time alone. Because everything is included, you need not worry about paying for each and every kids activity as well. In addition, some all-inclusive destinations also offer families freedom from having to create an activity itinerary because the resort does it all. Here is a list of some of the top all-inclusive tropical family vacation destinations.

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Beaches – Jamaica and Turks and Caicos

Visit Beaches in Jamaica and Turks and Caicos and you will be able to enjoy this exotic destination that was created just for families looking for a luxurious vacation. Beaches, an all-inclusive resort with destinations in Jamaica and the Turks and Caicos offers a wide variety of activities for kids of all ages, including water sports, crafts and beach-themed games. Additionally, families will be treated to luxurious rooms and suites and be able to dine in style at one of the many restaurants.

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Club Med Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Club Med vacations are best known for their all-inclusive getaways for travelers of all ages. Many of the destinations, including Club Med Punta Cana, are some of the most family-friendly resorts available as well. Kids can play on the beaches while parents relax in a lounger sipping on their favorite drink. There is something for everyone to enjoy during their stay at Club Med Punta Cana.

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Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa, St. Lucia

Families will love spending time at the Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa in St. Lucia. This resort is home to the largest water park in St. Lucia, featuring slides, waterfalls and a lazy river. Parents can also enjoy time together while the kids take part in the many activities hosted by the resort’s kids club. All-inclusive packages include meals and most activities. Local tours and spa treatments are not included.

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Divi Aruba

Visit a destination that is already known for being family-friendly. Enhance your tropical family vacation by staying at the all-inclusive Divi Aruba. Guests will be treated with an all-inclusive package where kids up to the age of 11 are able to stay and eat for free. The kids camp is one the little guys will enjoy while playing games, making sandcastles and learning to speak Papiamento.

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Generations Riviera Maya

Experience a new type of all-inclusive at Generations Riviera Maya. This resort prides itself on offering what it calls “Gourmet Inclusive.” This concept promises to offer exclusive fine dining experiences for its guests. Parents can enjoy some quiet time lounging around the pool as the kids head off and participate in the kids club.

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Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana

Be treated like a rock star from the moment you and your family check into the Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana. Guests are treated to an all-inclusive experience, featuring meals, recreation activities and a kids club. Kids will be excited when they see the amazing water slide and realize they have 15 pools to swim in.

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Many all-inclusive destinations have kept the needs of traveling families in mind. All of the above resorts and destinations offer a variety of activities, amenities and kids clubs, making them the perfect family destinations. So, pack your sunscreen and swimsuits and take the family on a tropical getaway at one of many all-inclusive destinations.

Heather Landon is a freelance writer with more than 20 years of experience. She has combined two of her passions – writing and travel – to share her experiences with others. You can read more of her articles at Examiner.com.

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