11 All-Inclusive Resorts in the Dominican Republic with Family Perks You Won’t Believe

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A SpongeBob SquarePants-themed suite, a classic escape room game, and plenty of enthralling water park rides are all on offer when planning the next all-inclusive holiday for the family. These resorts in the Dominican Republic provide something a little more to entice you with your next beach getaway. Day excursions, on-site activities, and kids and teen clubs are all part of the package at these family-friendly resorts which also offer a variety of entertainment options for adults as well.

Nickelodeon Resort | Punta Cana

We’re talking themed waterpark, gourmet bites, brekkie with all the Nickelodeon characters the kids love and themed villas and swim-up suites at Nickelodeon Resort Punta Cana. There’s a club for the kids to hang out at, dance parties, meet and greets with characters, and plenty of programming for kids to stay busy and entertained. Go all out and get the Pineapple Villa inspired by SpongeBob SquarePants to make this a truly memorable holiday.

Royalton Bavaro | Punta Cana

Vacation in style in the tropics with Royalton Bavaro’s spacious layout and glorious views of the beach. Amenities like the FlowRider®, lazy river, the Clubhouse Kids Club, Minigolf, Splash Park, and water sports (non-motorized), will keep the family busy and entertained. Adults can relax in The Royal Spa while nine restaurants offer Brazilian, Italian, Japanese, and other cuisines to indulge in. There’s also rock climbing, air hockey, and ping pong to add to the mix.

Falcon’s Resort by Melia | Punta Cana

We’re pretty sure that your dream family vacation includes things like top-notch food, a stunning beach, massive suites, and an amazing kids club—but does it also include an amusement park? You’ll get this and so much more when you visit Falcon’s Resort by Meliá in Punta Cana. All the rooms are suites and you’ll love that even when at max occupancy you’ll never have to fight for a lounge chair by the pool. Read our full review.

Dreams Macao Beach | Punta Cana 

The on-site waterpark filled with a lazy river and waterslides, along with the Dreams Macao Beach Explorer’s Kids Club and Core Zone Teens Club, arcade, and trampoline give enough reasons for families to holiday here. Children aged 3–12 can enjoy activities such as arts and crafts, playground games, an indoor game room with video games, weekly campout adventures, and big-screen movies on the beach through the fully supervised children’s program.

Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort & Spa | Punta Cana

A grand experience is in store at this Bavaro Beach resort where daily themed activities are available for kids aged 1-3 at the El Castillo del Pirata baby club, ages 4-12 at the children’s mini club, and teenagers ages 13-18 at the junior club. Watersports options include catamaran experiences, banana boats, glass bottom boats, and diving and snorkeling to nearby Isla Catalina. There’s also the sports center nearby if a volleyball game is more your pace.

Club Med Miches Playa Esmeralda | Miches

Club Med’s children’s clubs for different ages ensure you are at ease on your all-inclusive getaway. On-demand childcare service is available for kids ages 2 and under, kids ages 2-3 join Petit Club Med with activities such as walks and educational games, kids ages 4-10 head to Mini Club Med for archery lessons and Zen tales, and children 11-17 can choose from sailing, windsurfing, and tennis, among a plethora of other options for each age group!

Margaritaville Beach Resort | Punta Cana

Just 15 minutes from the Punta Cana airport and right on Juanillo Beach is this all-inclusive property where kids of all ages are welcome. Parakeets Kids’ Club offers daily programming for kids ages 4-12, including crafts, cookie decorating, face painting, and other activities, all under expert supervision so the adults can take advantage of the sprawling property and possibly one of the luxury villas as well.

Bahia Principe Grand | Punta Cana

The Bahia Scout Program is the big draw here for the young ones with supervised experiences exploring flora and fauna around the resort. Experienced babysitters are also available upon request. There is always the water park oasis to spend endless hours at, enjoy waterslides and themed pools, or take advantage of mini club activities for kids ages 4-12. And if you decide to head offsite then there are ATV rides, buggy rides, ziplining, and a variety of options in the area.

Grand Bavaro Princess | Punta Cana

Enjoy with the whole family at this luxury all-inclusive resort located just about a half hour from the Punta Cana airport. Choose from the family club junior suite or suite with swim out. Kids will love the water theme park, a brand-new recreation area, and children’s club, an exclusive snack and pool bar, and a few other amenities. Ten restaurants offer a variety of cuisines—Make the most of it and dine in a different spot each day!

Hilton La Romana Resort and Water Park | Bayahibe

There’s fun for the kids and teens here. While the young ones revel in sandcastle contests and field trips, the teenagers head for water activities and beach bonfires. That’s aside from all the water activities available at the resort—windsurfing, kayaking, snorkeling, and more. Nightly entertainment, daily resort activities, and tours and excursions make for a busy time, but the beaches are always calling if you decide to simply relax by the water.

Royalton Splash | Punta Cana

Featuring one of the largest resort water parks in the Caribbean, the Royalton Splash gives you non-motorized water sports and family-friendly activities like the Temple of Secrets escape room, an arcade full of virtual entertainment, and daily and nightly events for all ages. Adults can reserve for nightly entertainment such as live music or comedy shows or relax with the family at the wave pool, Space Bowl, and Black Hole at the waterpark.


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