Where to find the best family beach resorts

There’s nothing more relaxing than a beach vacation, and nothing makes a beach vacation easier and more fun than staying at a family beach resort with full amenities, great food, and plenty of activities to keep you and the kids occupied. Whether you're staying Stateside or going on a Caribbean getaway, the best family resorts offer one-of-a-kind amenities like infinity pools, spas, kids' clubs, and water parks, as well as every beach adventure you could dream of. With an all-inclusive package, all you have to do is pack your bags and show up. Talk about a worry-free family vacation!

Caribbean family resorts that kids will love

With its swashbuckling history, nature preserves, and pristine beauty, the Caribbean is a fantastic destination for a vacation with the kids. It's also a great place to find the best family-friendly resorts, complete with world-class services and amenities. From quiet and secluded to bustling and dynamic, the selection of Caribbean island beach resorts ensures there's a perfect spot to suit your kind of family getaway. Whether you’re looking for a luxurious escape where you can dip in an infinity pool while the kids go off on guided activities or hoping to get everyone together for a fun-filled family reunion at a resort, you can bet on an unforgettable Caribbean experience.

Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts Punta Cana

This all-inclusive luxury resort in Punta Cana is as close as it gets to paradise for children, and it’s also sure to bring out the kid in every adult. You and your little ones will get to hang out and have dinner with Nickelodeon characters or get slimed at the gigantic water park. Kids will also love the activity-packed clubhouse and the Nickelodeon-themed play areas. Set on the golden sands of a private beach along the Caribbean Sea, the resort has plenty of upscale amenities for adults, too, such as an infinity pool, a spa area, and an entertainment complex.

Beaches Jamaica

The family-friendly Beaches Negril in Jamaica offers a laid-back vibe that will make you feel completely at home. Set on the award-winning 7-mile Negril Beach, the resort has everything kids and adults could want from a beachside getaway, from its pirate-themed water park with a lazy river and high-speed slides, to an ocean’s worth of water sports, such as kayaking and scuba diving. Keep children of all ages busy at one of the resort’s popular kids’ camps while you soak in a whirlpool tub. Teenagers will be thrilled to show off their moves at a trendy just-for-teens disco.

Say aloha to family-friendly beach resorts in Hawaii

Home to a breath-taking landscape with majestic volcanoes, rich tropical greenery, cascading waterfalls, and miles of soft sands, Hawaii inspires visitors with the spirit of aloha. A unique culture, amazing cuisine, and hospitable locals also contribute to the Hawaiian experience that you won’t find anywhere else. The Aloha State has several beachfront family-friendly resorts that combine local history with modern luxury. From your all-inclusive resort, you can explore and drink in the islands' natural wonders. Let your family enjoy the island vacation you’ve all dreamed of without even leaving the country.

Grand Hyatt Resort and Spa in Kauai

A former sugar plantation, the sprawling Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa is set among waterfalls and lush tropical gardens on the white sands of Keoneloa Bay. The 4-lava rock–lined pools at this family vacation resort are open 24 hours a day, and you can go kayaking in the saltwater lagoon or just float along the lazy river before heading off to a rejuvenating spa treatment. Best of all, kids can join a cultural program to get a full Hawaiian experience with fun songs, dances, and other activities.

Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa in Oahu

Disney’s Aulani resort in Oahu is always on the list of the best family vacation resorts for a reason. Kids will be thrilled to hang out with Disney characters at Auntie’s Beach House, where they’ll find plenty of fun activities and play areas. And adults and kids alike will enjoy the pools, snorkelling lagoons, and water slides. If it all gets a little too much, you can choose one of 150 relaxing treatments at the resort spa while older kids unwind at their own teen spa next door, the only one of its kind in Hawaii.