One of the top things you should consider when planning a multigenerational trip to the Caribbean is the resort. The resort needs to cater to various age groups and make sure there are amenities to suit every type of traveler, be it kids, parents, or grandparents. Traveling with extended family can be difficult, but everything goes smoother when everyone is happy with the options.
Here are our top resort picks in the Caribbean for your family’s next vacation. The best part of all of them is the beach, of course!
Bahia Principe Grand Tulum is a sprawling resort with a bit of everything. Because of the vast array of options the resort offers, it’s an ideal place to visit with extended family. They also offer all-inclusive options, which are a definite perk when traveling.
For the kids, there’s an expanded kids zone with numerous activity areas where children can play all day. This location has a kid’s club, a water park, a splash pad, a sand area, and an elaborate playground with ziplines, tunnels, and slides.
If you’re traveling with teenagers, there is a teen’s club with a pool table, ping-pong table, and activities like dance parties with a DJ. For teens who prefer exploring, options like snorkeling, kayaking, and paddle surfing are also available on the property.
And for golf lovers, there’s a golf course at the back of the property with a 9 and 18-hole course winding through the Mayan jungle and sprinkled with cenotes and lakes. This costs extra, as does the spa, for those in need of some self-care.
Bahia Principe Grand Tulum has large family-friendly suites that include connecting areas with common living rooms. These are great for families that want to have their own space while still getting to spend a lot of time together.
Royalton Punta Cana is an all-inclusive resort in the popular holiday destination, Punta Cana, located in the Dominican Republic. It is a perfect choice for multigenerational travel as it combines the kid-friendly amenities of neighboring Royalton Splash with the comfort of Royalton Punta Cana.
Because it is an all-inclusive resort, it is perfect for families and travelers of all ages who don’t want to stress about their budget during their vacation. The price you pay in advance for your flight, transfer, and hotel is basically the price for your entire vacation because everything is included during your stay: meals, drinks, entertainment, water activities, service, sports, and much more.
Royalton Punta Cana is one of the best resorts for multigenerational travel because it offers three sections:
In addition to all of the above, Royalton Punta Cana also offers a Preferred Club section with additional VIP services and a beautiful beach club. If members of your family have different travel budgets, it is possible to book the standard room category for a more affordable package price, while those that want some extra amenities can upgrade to Preferred Club.
Royalton Punta Cana is located in the Arena Gorda beach section, just 30 minutes away from Punta Cana International Airport.
Beaches Negril is located on the famous 7 Mile Beach in Jamaica and offers activities for everyone in the family. From Sesame Street Characters hosting shows and activities to the water park and Xbox lounge, there’s plenty of entertainment for the whole family to enjoy together. With so much to do on-site, it’s easy to break up into smaller groups for a while and meet up later at the beach, at one of the many pools, or for dinner.
For times when the grown-ups want to relax for a bit, Beaches offers Kids Camp for kids of all ages to allow parents and grandparents a bit of adult-only time. And since Beaches is a Sandals brand property, you will have full exchange privileges at Sandals Negril to enjoy one of the best adult-only resorts in Jamaica for a kid-free afternoon spent on the beach, enjoying water sports, or having a romantic dinner.
Staying at the all-inclusive Explorean gives you some interesting options as a family because you have exchange privileges at Fiesta Americana Cozumel, which is situated in front of the Explorean. You basically get the best of both resorts.
In addition to the serene pool, there’s a beach club with lots of lounge chairs and cabanas where you can sunbathe or take out a water toy.
Each day they offer a unique experience aka ‘an included excursion’ somewhere in Cozumel where you participate in activities like biking to a local cenote or taking a snorkel tour to El Cielo.
Beaches Turks and Caicos is a sprawling property along a stunning beach that caters to families in every way you could think of, including being an autism-friendly resort.
This resort is all-inclusive and has a surplus of amenities. From outstanding food to an engaging teen club to water sports to themed parties and live shows – there’s something for everyone. For mom, there’s a spa where she can chill out and relax while her kids are playing in the kid’s club. Grandpa can take out a hobby cat and sail around the property.
The Fairmont Southhampton is a beautiful resort hotel located on the island of Bermuda. It specializes in a luxury experience and caters to all ages. With a golf course, pools, and sweeping views of the island and ocean, there is always plenty to see and do. In addition, there are shuttle buses available that take guests to the nearby town of Hamilton, so you can do a bit of exploring in the town without having to walk there or find a ride.
The hotel has a private beach that has shallow waters and lots of sun loungers. This spot is perfect for young kids to play and enjoy themselves while parents or grandparents relax in the shade. The Fairmont Southhampton also has a kid’s club with lots of activities for the younger children to enjoy.
Have you taken a successful vacation with extended family to the Caribbean? Tell us where you went and where you stayed in the comments below! We are always looking for helpful recommendations.