A trip with the family to an all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean or Mexico is one of the most popular choices that today’s families are making every day.


One of the reasons that all-inclusive resorts have become so popular is that they continue to evolve and improve, offering amenities that were virtually unheard of 10 years ago. Many resorts throughout Mexico, the Caribbean and even the Mediterranean are transitioning from the traditional EP (European Plan) dining to the All-inclusive format in order to offer as much flexibility and value as possible for todays’ savvy vacationers.  But don’t confuse this with the pre-conceived notion that all-inclusive resorts are nothing but a party. Certainly there are many brands that focus on fun, but many others focus on the luxury client, or clientele interested in wellness, or of course – romance!


Options abound throughout the Caribbean including popular destinations such as Mexico, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Bahamas & Aruba as well as more exotic destinations such as Costa Rica, Panama, Curacao, St Lucia,  and as mentioned previously – Europe. There are even all-inclusive packages to ski resorts in the Alps!


One of the most popular family friendly all-inclusive destinations is the Beaches resort in Turks and Caicos, which I most recently visited. The resort is vast and offers a very wide range of accommodations starting with traditional rooms and suites to 1, 2, 3 & 4 bedroom beachfront villas that are truly magnificent.

There is a fantastic water park for youngsters (and the young at heart) featuring 9 different water slides, a splash park, surf simulator, lazy river and more.

Exclusively for the kids and grandkids are entertainment options such as an Xbox 360 test facility and teen lounges, and you don’t have to wait long to see some Sesame Street characters interacting with guests – but it’s not all about the young ones.


The resort features 750+ rooms & suites on over 75 acres and 12 miles of pristine Caribbean beach. Facilities include a world-class spa, conference facility and meeting rooms, Zero-entry pool & rooms suitable for the physically challenged.  Nineteen restaurants span across the various resort villages with cuisines ranging from Italian to Asian, Caribbean, French, Japanese, Seafood & more along with numerous bars and many entertainment options, some exclusively for adults.


There are countless areas to get away and relax in the quiet serenity of the Caribbean or plenty of action at the swim-up bars in the beautiful pools throughout the resort complex.  In terms of the destination, Turks and Caicos is one of the most pristine choices in the Caribbean with a beautiful beach stretching for twelve miles, so long walks in a safe environment at sunrise or sunset are widely available.   Whether you would prefer a large family reunion including up to several hundred people, or just a small gathering of your children and grandchildren, the beaches at Turks and Caicos is one of several fantastic choices.


Beaches Turks & Caicos has been voted “The Caribbean’s Leading Family All-inclusive” for 3 years in a row.

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