Top Baby-Friendly Resorts Around the Globe

Travelling with a baby can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be! Top Baby-Friendly Resorts Around the Globe has compiled a list of some of the most popular and best resorts worldwide for families.

Whether you’re looking for an all-inclusive resort or want to know what amenities are available at your destination, Top Baby-Friendly Resorts Around the Globe is here to help make your next trip as stress-free as possible.

Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort Fiji, Fiji

Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort is one of the best family resorts in Fiji, especially for those who love to spend their time below water.

Named after the famed ocean explorer (and son of Jacques Cousteau), this top eco-luxe resort boasts access to some of the world’s best dive sites.

This five-star marvel is also home to the Cousteau Dive Center, where guests can become certified to scuba dive in just three days.

Kids 12 and under can join the complimentary Bula Club programs, including educational hikes around lush Vanua Levu and snorkelling adventures.

As part of the complimentary club, kids under six are assigned a personal nanny to take care of them during their stay, while older children are given a buddy to entertain them in small groups of five.

A glass-bottom boat takes families out for a daily family snorkel. Little ones can stay aboard the ship with the nanny, while those over six can snorkel with their parents or buddy.

Knowing their kids are safe and happy, blissed-out parents can lounge by the pool, partake in a spa treatment, or head back to their family-friendly, two-bedroom bure to relax on the hammock or nap on the comfy patio.

All meals and non-alcoholic beverages are included, including five off-site excursions each week (i.e. to the rainforest or waterfall), evening entertainment, and multiple activities.

Grand Velas Riviera Maya, Mexico

Want your kids to experience life in the lap of luxury? Take them to the sumptuous Grand Velas Riviera Maya Resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

Plush enough that you’ll forget this is an all-inclusive family resort, this charming spot is a perfect place to spend a memorable family beach vacation.

The spacious suites come with a private terrace, Jacuzzi tub, personal concierge, 24-hour in-room service, and a stocked minibar; some even boast a private plunge pool and idyllic water views.

The food served at each of the four on-site restaurants is so good (seriously, we’re talking gourmet) that you won’t believe it’s included.

The Ambassador Experience is your best bet for a fun family vacation. It caters to families looking for fantastic ocean views and is conveniently located near the kids’ and teens’ clubs.

It lies mere steps from the soft, sandy beach, where guests can enjoy a ton of activities like volleyball, snorkelling, kayaking, and boogie boarding.

Sign up for the complimentary baby concierge service to access amenities like baby carriers, rocking chairs, pacifiers, and a bottle sterilizer.

 C Lazy U Ranch, Colorado, United States

Howdy, city slicker. If you’re looking to eschew technology in favour of getting back to the basics, you’ve come to the right place.

C Lazy U Ranch is a top-notch, all-inclusive family luxury resort so cosy and beautiful, you’ll want to strap on your stirrups and giddy on up through the mountainous scenery.

An eclectic Slang anch set in Granby, Colorado, this is the perfect place for your family to unleash their inner cowboy (or cowgirl) and learn how to herd cattle, fly fish, and use a bow and arrow.

Winter vacations offer plenty of unique activities you’ll talk about for years to come, like dog sledging, snowshoeing, and snow tubing.

Hike through the Rocky Mountains, fish in Willow Creek, or enjoy an afternoon at the spa. Kids’ activities are available for all, including teens, who can partake in supervised camping trips, whitewater rafting, and a visit to a local rodeo.

Kids here are encouraged to enjoy activities away from their parents. Don’t worry; they’ll have a counsellor to guide them. If you’d like to partake in the kids’ daytime fun, you’re free to take them out of the complimentary kids’ program.

During “family seasons” (a.k.a. June through Labor Day, Christmas, New Year’s, as well as President’s and Memorial Day weekends), kids eat breakfast and lunch with their parents and dine with friends (and a counsellor) for dinner.

Adults are free to eat in an adult-only setting, rejoining their kids for ice cream and entertainment at the Patio House.

Comprising your rates are all meals and activities, plus luxury accommodations in adorable cabins. Family rooms include twin or bunk beds.

Everything you’ll need to stay active is included as well, so depending on the season, you’ll have access to cross-country skis, snowshoes, ice skates, tennis rackets, basketballs, and volleyballs. Yee Haw!

Beaches Turks & Caicos, Turks and Caicos

This family-friendly Beaches resort is so welcoming of kids; they added a 45,000-square-foot Pirates Island Waterpark to help keep them entertained.

Not only can everyone attempt to hang 10 in the artificial wave rider, but they can also float down the lazy river or whiz down water slides before grabbing a drink at the swim-up soda bar.

Dig your toes into the soft, sugar-white sand of Grace Bay Beach, which lines over 12 miles of this massive resort.

You’ll find complimentary paddleboards, kayaks, windsurfers, and snorkel gear, as well as other water sports equipment as part of your package.

Want a break? Send the children to Kids Camp, where staff offers age-appropriate fun for children aged three to 17.

When we say the resort is massive, we mean it. Five accommodation villages, ten pools, and 21 restaurants cater to its guests.

Grab a slice at Dino’s Pizzeria Italiana, sushi at Soy Sushi Bar, or fresh seafood at the beachfront Barefoot by the Sea.

After the sun sets, the fun continues with games in the Xbox Play Lounge, movies by the pool, a tween disco, and various shows like Treasure Island. Have a Sesame Street fan? Book a tuck-in service with Elmo or grab breakfast with Big Bird.

Paradisus Playa del Carmen, Mexico

The Family Concierge program at Paradisus Playa del Carmen offers a vast array of family-friendly amenities and activities, as well as spacious rooms available only to guests of this section of the resort.

The mini bar is stocked with child-friendly snacks and drinks, and the kids’ turndown service is a particular hit, with milk and cookies. Children will love cosying up in the kid-sized bathrobes and slippers at the end of a busy day.

As a Meliá hotel, the Paradisus Playa del Carmen oozes luxury, so expect high-quality everything during your stay.

A private, heated pool with swim-up bar and Bali beds, separate beach with concierge service, fitness centre, private massage area, particular air-conditioned lounge, and access to the Olio restaurant are all perks of the Family Concierge.

Other kid-friendly bonuses include a water park, game room, kid’s pool, and theme parties.

The Kids Zone is a hotbed of fun activities for children aged five to 12 and keeps them going from 9 am to 10 pm.

Those under five can make use of the nursery service when parents want to enjoy a little adult-only R&R. Teens gain access to inflatable water equipment, snorkeling, kayaking, and other fun activities.

Allow your private butler to take care of your needs during your stay (including packing and unpacking).

After all, you have many things on your plate, like deciding which of the 14 restaurants to visit and what type of spa treatment to indulge in. Meals, beverages, and gratuities are all included.

Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Nickelodeon knows kids, so it’s not surprising that their resort would do such an excellent job at catering to families.

Fans of the popular network can rest easy knowing their kids will be well and truly entertained during their visit to this Karisma retreat.

The Gourmet Inclusive® package boasts everything you need: drinks, snacks, meals, activities, and even a private butler.

Kids can get slimed, swim till their toes wrinkle, and meet their beloved heroes: Spongebob Squarepants, Paw Patrol, Dora the Explorer, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

They’ll beg their parents to leave them at Just Kiddin’, the fun children’s clubhouse offering programs for kids aged four to 12.

If you’re looking to score major points, book the Pineapple Villa (it’s modelled after Spongebob’s vibrant home).

This themed retreat comes complete with two bedrooms, three bathrooms, a private patio with an infinity pool, and a dedicated butler to spoil every family member. Don’t worry; the master suite is free from cartoon elements, and the entire suite drips with luxurious attributes.

Not willing to part with too much extra cash? A swim-up suite is a happy medium, offering guests a plunge pool and a large wraparound patio.

Speaking of swimming, the resort’s water park, Aqua Nick, features slides, a lazy river, and the requisite sliming station.

When it comes time to eat, don’t miss the whacky Spacewalker restaurant, where you’ll dine on tasty dishes served by astronauts.

Cool off with a slime smoothie. Don’t worry; they taste much better than they sound. The Gourmet Village is packed with restaurants to tempt every tastebud.

Speak with the hotel before you go, as they can provide everything from cribs to pack-n-plays to bottle warmers to baby monitors to change tables and booster seats.

Royalton Bavaro All-Inclusive Resort & Spa, Dominican Republic

The Royalton Bavaro All-Inclusive Resort & Spa offers its guests an unforgettable Caribbean vacation. Located in the Dominican Republic’s gorgeous Punta Cana, this five-star resort is a perfect destination for families, with enough activities to keep everyone happily entertained or extremely chilled out.

A central and beachfront pool is open for everyone to enjoy, while the Diamond Club™ pool is only reserved for Diamond Club™ guests.

Spend the day floating on the lazy river, getting soaked in the splash park, or hanging ten at the FlowRider sheet wave area.

Play ping pong, have a massage at the spa, take a cooking class, go for par on the mini-golf course, take an aerobics class, or head out on a paddleboard.

The All-In Luxury® package includes meals, beverages, and kids’ clubs for little ones (Clubhouse for those aged four to 12) and teens (Hangout for 13 to 17-year-olds).

Choose from one of the nine buffets and á la cart restaurants, or grab a latte with a side of delicious gelato from Scoops.

Family suites are spacious and elegant, boasting luxe amenities and comfy beds. The sofa bed is separated from the King by a sliding door for added privacy.

Upgrade to a Diamond Club™ two-, three-, or four-bedroom suite for more space, excellent ocean views, and an outdoor Jacuzzi in addition to the added perks of butler service, the private pool, and a separate beach section.

Club Med Cancún Yucatán, Mexico

It’s easy to tire your kids out at the Club Med Cancún Yucatán, which boasts way more facilities than a mere swimming pool (they have three) and beach (again, there are three)

to keep your little ones busy. You can also expect a first-class all-inclusive family resort experience at this Club Med.

Beverages, meals, and gratuities are included in your stay, as are unlimited land and water sports like flying trapeze, archery, sailing, tennis, waterskiing, and snorkelling

on the world’s second-largest coral reef. Exciting shows and dances are part of the daily entertainment program, which runs day and night.

Explore Mayan ruins on a family-friendly adventure to Tulum or Chichen Itza, where kids can swim in cave pools (for an added fee).

Then, settle in for a tasty meal at the resort. The tacos and guac at Taco Arte Beach Lounge are hard to beat. In all, the resort boasts four restaurants, most of which feature great snacks.

Set at the tip of the Mayan Riviera, 30 minutes outside Cancún, this luxurious resort sprawls across 50 acres of lush grounds and boasts a newly revamped resort centre.

Sign the kids up for a few hours (or a full day) at Petit Club Med (for kids under four), Mini Club Med (ages four to 10), or Club Med Password (teens aged 11 to 17).

where they can participate in activities with kids their age, attend circus school, or perform a show with friends. While they’re occupied, why not enjoy some alone time in the on-site spa or a quiet poolside read?

The Aquamarina buildings are designed with families in mind, offering proximity to the ocean and activities and separate sleeping quarters and private balconies or patios.

Barceló Maya Beach Resort, Mexico

A dolphinarium, eight swimming pools, an 18-hole mini-golf course, and two water parks welcome families to the Barceló Maya Beach Resort.

An old hand at providing some of the best all-inclusive family accommodations in the world, this haven is fringed by 1.2 miles of soft, white sandy beach and enough activities to keep everyone happy.

A stay at this complex grants visitors accesses to its sister resorts and their facilities and services-Barceló Maya Caribe, Barceló Maya Colonial, and Barceló Maya Tropical.

which are part of the Barceló Maya Grand Resort. That means you’re essentially getting four hotels for the price of one. Not bad!

Meals can be enjoyed at one of three on-site eateries: the Beach Buffet, Mexico Lindo Restaurant, and Rando Grande Grill.

Snacks and drinks are also included, as are a host of activities. Family rooms measure about 1,260 feet squared and offer two sofa beds and one King-size bed.

Barceló understands that sometimes kids need a little pampering, too. That’s why they added the U-Kids Spa, which offers treatments for kids while their grownups get blissed out at the U-Spa.

These services will incur a fee. When they aren’t having their toes painted, kids aged four to 12 can join in the fun at the complimentary Barcy Kids Club.

Club Med Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

As you’re well aware, Club Med knows how to do a family vacation! From fab kids’ clubs to giant pools, all-star menus to endless activities

(like scavenger hunts, splash parks, playgrounds, trapeze, tightrope walking, pickleball and water sports), Club Med Punta Cana is a mecca for all-inclusive family fun.

This lovely, four-star resort lies a mere 10 minutes from the airport, which means you’ll be in the thick of vacay mode almost immediately.

No bumpy two-hour van transfers for you. Kids are given a separate space to sleep in family rooms, allowing their adults a bit of privacy when it’s time for lights out.

Up your vacation game with a stay in the 753-square-foot Exclusive Collection Space Family Suite for even more space to spread out and views that’ll make your camera quake with joy.

Speaking of relaxing, adults are presented with plenty of opportunities to unwind when their kids are happily occupied in the Baby Club Med, Petit Club Med, Mini Club Med, or Club Med Password (depending on their ages).

Have a massage under a palapa at the spa, enjoy a game of golf, or battle it out on the tennis court. Then, soak up some rays on the adult-only Quiet Beach.

The oversized Zen lagoon pool is where grownup guests spend the majority of their kid-free time. Grab a healthy bite and a smoothie at the poolside Wellness bar.

If you’d like to have a romantic dinner for two, leave the kids at the group Pyjamas Club or hire a babysitter to come to your room.

Travelling with a baby? Before you arrive, book the Baby Welcome service to receive all the extras you won’t want to pack, like a diaper change pad, stroller, and portable crib.


In the Top Baby-Friendly Resorts Around the Globe post, we discussed some of our favourite baby-friendly resorts worldwide. Stay tuned for more posts on this topic!

The Aquamarina buildings are designed with families in mind, offering proximity to the ocean and activities and separate sleeping quarters and private balconies or patios.

A stay at this complex grants visitors accesses to its sister resorts and their facilities and services-Barceló Maya Caribe, Barceló Maya Colonial, and Barceló Maya Tropical–which means you’re essentially getting four hotels for the price of one. Not bad!

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