• Mon, Dec 17 2012

11 Of The Most Kid-Friendly Resorts For Your Winter Getaway

It’s starting to get cold. Whenever it starts to get cold, all I want is to visit a nice, warm beach. And while some of us prefer to take our Caribbean vacations without the kids, every once in a while, you need a trip that the whole family can enjoy.

Well, if you’re thinking about heading south for the winter, Mommyish teamed up with Thomas Cook Travel to clue you in on the best family resorts for your next getaway. These all-inclusive trips have beautiful beaches, amazing entertainment, and fun for every single member of your family. They’re resorts that are designed with the whole group in mind.

How do we know that these resorts are so great? Well Thomas Cook Travel has an entire “Kids First Vacation” section, made especially with moms and dads in mind. I combed through all of their amazing offers and picked my favorite 11. That means that if you’re taking a trip to any of these places, you should probably bring me along. I found it for you!


Sunset Beach Resort & Spa Montego Bay, Jamaica

This newly remodeled all-inclusive resort has a waterslides, snorkeling, and a magic show. That's right, I said magic.

Melia Cabo Real Los Cabos, Mexico

Melia Cabo doesn't just have a Kids' Club and a Teen Club. It has a Baby Club as well. All you moms of very little ones, I know where you're headed.

Beaches Negril Negril, Jamaica

Pirate's Island, a DJ Academy, and glass-bottom boat rides. No one should be surprised it was voted the best family resort by Travel + Leisure.

Iberostar Ensenachos Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba

This beautiful resort includes a specific family section, nightly performances, and you can kayak through the water to see big groups of fish swimming around you.

Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe Riviera Maya, Mexico

At this resort, spa features are available for the whole family. Personally, if a masseuse can convince my four-year-old to relax a little, I'm going to be impressed.

Melia Puerto Vallarta Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Guys, this place has Flintstones Land! I don't know if we need to say much more than that.

Sandos Caracol Riviera Maya, Mexico

This eco resort and spa is perfect for green families looking for a vacation. It also includes jungle tours and enough animal exposure to excite any young kid like mine, who wants to live at the zoo.

Ocean Coral Riviera Maya, Mexico

Another resort with plenty of exotic animals to check out, and even more restaurants.

Dreams Puerto Aventuras Riviera Maya, Mexico

This resort has evening entertainment for kids! This place definitely does not forget that kids still have energy after 5pm.

Gran Bahia Principe El Portillo Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

The water level at this beach is shallow and the waters are warm and calm. It is the perfect children's beach. If your kids want this ocean, this is where to go.

Azul Beach Riviera Maya, Mexico

This Riviera Maya resort in made especially for large families, with suites big enough for 5+. What's more, it's play place was designed by Fisher-Price, so don't worry about packing all those toys for your trip.
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  • Kristel Kate

    We spent our vacation last year at Negril Resort. My cute and energetic daughter is enjoying each and every moment we spent for a week. I can’t blame her because the place is simply amazing and very memorable.