While these are some of the top all-inclusive vacation destinations, be sure to visit each resort’s web site to find out about other properties that may be closer to home (for shorter flights) or a better fit for your family. Also worth noting: The average family stays five to seven nights, and promotions and package deals are ongoing—with some resorts (including Beaches) often slashing prices by up to 60 percent.
1. CLUB MED PUNTA CANA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
This newly renovated resort on the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic offers freestanding family suites and a dedicated children’s pool with a mini water park. Childcare options (at extra cost) include Baby Club Med (for infants 4 months to 23 months old; with a 1:4 staff-to-child ratio) and Petit Club Med (for ages 2 to under-4; with a 1:6 ratio). The unique circus workshop is an option for guests as young as 4.
Call (888) CLUB-MED or visit clubmed.us. Rates start at $200 per adult, per night; kids 4 and older stay for half-price; children ages 2 to 3 stay for 30 percent of the fee.