19 Great All-inclusive Resorts for Families — From Dude Ranches to Caribbean Getaways (2022)

Vacations are meant to take you away from the demands of daily life so you can relax and reset — but that's almost impossible when the kids are begging for an expensive excursion and you're already over budget.

If you want a truly care-free vacation, it's best to pay upfront for an all-inclusive family resort so your crew can enjoy all the food, drinks, entertainment, and activities, worry free. It won't matter if you want another round of cocktails or your kids can't seem to get their fill of horseback riding — it's already been paid for. The result is less stress and more quality family time.

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The best part is that all-inclusive family resorts can be found all over the world. Whether you picture your family sprawled out in a cabana on a white-sand beach or taking in the sunset by horseback under the big Montana sky — there's a top-notch all-inclusive resort waiting to welcome you.

To get you started, we've selected the best all-inclusive resorts for families from destinations as varied as Kenya, Montana, and Turks and Caicos. We note if the price point is generally affordable or luxury based on the average nightly rate for an all-inclusive experience — rates less than $500 are considered affordable, while rates that average over $500 are considered luxury.

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Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana, Dominican Republic

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Price point: Luxury

This all-inclusive resort on the shores of Cap Cana's Juanillo Beach opened in December 2019, so guests will be treated to sparkling new everything — and that includes the property's incredible amenities. Kids will love the water park — complete with lazy river and slides — while adults can explore the resort's sprawling infinity pools and swim-up bars. Guests also have access to the adults-only Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana, the Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana's sister property — making the property perfect for groups with a range of ages and interests or multi-generational families.

Included in one, flat all-inclusive rate is unlimited food and drink at the property's 13 venues (including top-shelf liquor and wine), all non-motorized water sports, and dedicated beach butlers ready to refill that cocktail or drop by another round of chips and salsa.

Bluefields Bay Villas, Jamaica

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Price point: Affordable

This resort invites families to experience the island's less-visited south coast. The all-inclusive property delivers spacious villa accommodations and plenty of family-friendly bonuses — like a 24-hour butler, chef, and private pool and beach access. If that isn't enticing enough, what about up to 9 hours of daily child or adult care? At Bluefields Bay Villas, it's all included under the all-inclusive rate. The resort's six villas range in size from two bedrooms for a family of four to six bedrooms for a family of 13.

Beaches Turks and Caicos, Turks and Caicos

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Price point: Luxury

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If you're looking for a beachy, Caribbean experience, this all-inclusive resort is practically impossible to beat. Kids will be entertained for hours in the 45,000-square-foot water park and the property's 10 pools, while adults can find a moment of quiet walking the 12-mile beach or exploring the resort's five themed villages.

Included in the rate is unlimited food and drink (including snacks and premium liquor), a well-stocked mini bar, kids' camp, airport transfers, and activities including PADI-Certified scuba diving and daily live entertainment. Plus, you can bundle your flights with your stay and save (they offer nonstop flights from major cities like New York, Boston, and Miami).

C Lazy U Ranch, Colorado

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Price point: Luxury

This year-round resort in Colorado's Rocky Mountains has welcomed families to its dude-ranch style property for over 100 years. Here, you can escape the grind of daily life on a lengthy trail ride or hole up in your cozy, yet luxurious cabin at the end of a long day under the bright Colorado sun.

Included in your stay at C Lazy U Ranch are three daily gourmet meals (think dry-aged ribeye, fresh trout, and homemade bread) and enough activities to make your head spin — you can join a trail ride, go fishing, visit the spa, play tennis, or go shooting. In the winter, activities like cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, and family sleigh rides are added to the agenda.

Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa, St. Lucia

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Price point: Affordable

It doesn't matter if you imagine chasing your kids up and down endless water slides or relaxing in an adults-only oasis — you can have both at this two-in-one all-inclusive resort. The island's largest water park provides endless fun, while the adults-only Harmony wing of the resort delivers peace and quiet.

The property is located on 85 acres along Saint Lucia's south coast and provides guests with all-inclusive access to the property's nine restaurants and seven bars (including top-shelf liquor), nightly entertainment, and activities that range from dance class and yoga to snorkeling and kayaking.

Woodloch Pines Resort, Pennsylvania

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Price point: Affordable

Consistently rated as one of America's top all-inclusive family resorts, this Poconos property has been family-owned since 1958. The four-season resort is nestled on a mountain lake, and delivers fun for the whole family — including over 30 activities scheduled daily, a giant rock climbing wall, indoor and outdoor pools, water sports, and nightly entertainment.

All bookings at the main Woodloch Resort include a daily meal plan, while guests staying at the Woodloch Springs campus can either dine around the area, or add a meal plan onto their stay. Included in any Woodloch stay are daily excursions like horseback riding, fishing, skiing, and boating.

Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda, Mexico

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Price point: Affordable

This family-friendly oasis is set in a protected mangrove forest right on Mexico's Caribbean Sea. The giant, all-inclusive property boasts 31 restaurants and bars (some for adults only) and a water park with multiple pools and slides. The littles can spend the day in the Kidsdom — with workshops, activities, and crafts — while parents can enjoy a spa treatment or take a dancing class.

Reservations at Paradisus Playa del Carmen include food, drinks, water sports, and entertainment, as well as activities like wine tastings and dance lessons for adults, and water park access for kids.

Mohonk Mountain House, New York

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Price point: Luxury

If you — or your kids — have ever dreamed of staying in a castle, this is the property for you. Founded by the Smiley family in 1869, this iconic Victorian castle property welcomes families to enjoy its farm-to-table cuisine and the 40,000 acres of forest that surround it.

Every booking includes three meals a day (plus afternoon tea and cookies and a weekend brunch) and unlimited activities. In the winter, activity highlights include 30 miles of cross-country ski trails and ice skating in the open-air pavilion, while the warmer months are all about exploring Lake Mohonk by stand-up paddleboard or kayak.

Rancho de los Caballeros, Arizona

Price point: Affordable

This luxury dude ranch sits on 20,000 acres of Arizona desert with views of the Bradshaw Mountains. With a history that dates back to 1948, this stunning property brings families together through activities like horseback riding, tennis, and guided nature programs (children four and under stay free).

Keep in mind that Rancho de los Caballeros isn't a one-size-fits-all destination — here, you can select the all-inclusive package that works for you. Most packages include three meals a day and access to scheduled ranch activities, but some come with perks like golf or an activity credit you can redeem for a day of horseback riding, skeet shooting, or spa time.

The property is closed in the summer when the temperature jumps and is currently in the midst of a major upgrade, with work taking place over the summer when guests won't be impacted.

Tortuga Lodge & Gardens, Costa Rica

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Price point: Affordable

Everything about Tortuga Lodge and Gardens is designed to reflect the natural surroundings, so you won't find a blaring TV in your bedroom or background music in the lodge. The property sits on the Caribbean coastline in its own private nature reserve, making it a nature and adventure lover's dream destination.

Every booking at Tortuga Lodge includes an a la carte breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the highly regarded Green Turtle Restaurant. Drinks are not included, but they are available at an additional fee. If you book the Tortuguero Jungle Experience Package, your stay also includes boat transportation from La Pavona and two special experiences — think boat and kayak tours, hiking trips, or a twilight tour of the private reserve.

Sandos Finisterra, Mexico

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Price point: Affordable

Just because a property is dubbed family friendly doesn't mean it can't be modern and chic. At Sandos Finisterra, you can kick back in the luxurious spa, put up your feet on your private balcony or terrace, or enjoy a meal at one of the three on-site restaurants. All meals and drinks are included, as is the kids club and live entertainment.

Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach, The Bahamas

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Price point: Affordable

Nestled on the south shore of Grand Bahama Island is the Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach. In addition to 26 acres of wild nature, the all-inclusive resort has plenty of activities for the whole family, including kayaking, snorkeling, and a robust kids club. In addition to activities, the all-inclusive rate includes food and drink, entertainment, and nightly accommodations (each with its own balcony or terrace).

Moon Palace Cancun, Mexico

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Price point: Luxury

Moon Palace's elevated take on the all-inclusive offering includes 24-hour room service, top-shelf drinks, fine dining, in-room whirlpool tubs, and plenty of kid-friendly activities (for the latter, don't miss the FlowRider Double Wave Simulator).

The resort is split into two sides — the Nizuc side offers a more tranquil feel and the Sunrise side scratches that active, lively itch. Either way, you'll have access to the entire property so you can hop around depending on your mood.

The Ranch at Rock Creek, Montana

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Price point: Luxury

This upscale, all-inclusive property delivers an authentic western feel with five-star amenities. You can book a stay in a suite, luxury home, converted barn, or sleep nestled under the stars in a high-end canvas tent.

The all-inclusive nightly rate includes all farm-to-table meals, drinks, airport transfers, and two daily activities on the property's 6,600 spacious acres. Activity offerings include guided fly fishing, horseback riding, shooting sports, and wildlife viewing.

Lewa Safari Camp, Kenya

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Price point: Luxury

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This may be the property where Prince William and Kate Middleton stayed before he proposed, but every visitor to this all-inclusive resort is treated like royalty. Guests stay in large tented bedrooms with fireplaces and en-suite bathrooms, and have access to 65,000 acres of private protected wilderness that's home to lions, leopards, zebras, and black and white rhinos.

All meals and drinks (excluding Champagne and private cellar wine and spirits) are included in the all-inclusive rate, while the Game Package also includes scheduled game drives, guided walking safaris, and airport transfers. Activities like camel rides and the exclusive use of a safari vehicle and driver are extra.

Club Med Sandpiper Bay, Florida

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Price point: Affordable

You don't have to travel to the Caribbean for a beachy family vacation. Club Med is known for their all-inclusive stays, and the company's only U.S. property doesn't disappoint. Located along the St. Lucie River, guests enjoy endless food and drinks, water and land sports, and entertainment. Kids ages 4-10 can join the Mini Club Med, while the 'rents can get a moment of peace at a sunrise yoga class.

Included in every stay are three meals a day, endless drinks, and Club Med's iconic activity calendar — including golf, tennis, a sunset boat cruise, and a flying trapeze school (yes, really).

Migis Lodge, Maine

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Price point: Affordable

You can step away from it all at this retreat on Sebago Lake in southern Maine. Their all-inclusive offering includes all meals and activities — except motorsports. This family-oriented retreat has its own private island, tennis courts, kayaks, sail boats, and an on-site wellness center.

Family time is encouraged, but parents looking to get away for an afternoon can send their kids to the supervised programs for children.

Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa, Mexico

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Price point: Affordable

This property sits on a white-sand beach south of Cancun in the Riviera Maya. By booking an "Unlimited-Luxury" package, guests have access to unlimited food and drink, day and nighttime entertainment, and best-in-class service. Families can team up for a game of beach volleyball, hang by the pool, or check out one of the resort's excursions.

Every room has a view (be it garden, ocean, or pool), an indoor hot tub, and a private balcony or terrace.

The Tyler Place Family Resort, Vermont

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Price point: Affordable

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The Tyler Place Family Resort has been dedicated to families for over 85 years, and it shows. The lakeside property boasts award-winning kids programs — think hikes through the wilderness and rock climbing — that will make your family vacation feel like summer camp. And when the older kids head off on the day's adventure, the parent helpers can jump in to give parents of little ones a moment to enjoy their vacation kid-free.

Included in your stay are all meals — plus, adult candlelight dinners — infant and toddler care, kids' programs, and what seems to be an endless number of activities — from mini golf and water trampolines to wine tours and kayak trips. Just keep in mind the property is only open between late-May and mid-September.

FAQs

Where is the cheapest place to book all-inclusive vacations? ›

Where is the cheapest place to book all-inclusive vacations?
  • Apple Vacations.
  • CheapCaribbean.com.
  • CheapTickets.
  • Expedia.
  • Funjet Vacations.
  • Hotels.com.
  • Kayak.
  • Orbitz.
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Does the Royal at Atlantis have all-inclusive? ›

The Royal at Atlantis is not an all inclusive resort. This hotel does offer Atlantis VALUE Dining Plan or the ATLANTIS Dining Plan that includes breakfast and dinner at a select number of restaurants. The Royal at Atlantis is apart of the Atlantis resort complex, located on Paradise Island in Nassau, Bahamas.

Do all-inclusive resorts allow kids? ›

All-inclusive family resorts make a great home base for any vacation with kids. You check-in, unpack, and everything else is taken care of. And the best all-inclusive resorts for families combine great accommodations, food, activities, and service with fantastic family vacation spots around the world.

Does Puerto Rico have all-inclusive resorts? ›

The top all-inclusive resorts in San Juan, Puerto Rico are Caribe Hilton, La Concha Renaissance San Juan, and San Juan Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino.

What is a good price for an all-inclusive resort? ›

All-inclusive prices range from around $150 to $430 per night, but vacationers can typically score a standard room for less than $300 nightly.

Which country is best at all-inclusive? ›

5 Best Countries for All-Inclusive Resorts
  • Jamaica. The Caribbean islands know how all-inclusive holidays are done right, and none do it better than Jamaica. ...
  • Turkey. Turkey is extremely popular among Europeans when looking for an affordable luxury holiday. ...
  • Spain. ...
  • Mexico. ...
  • Maldives.

How much is a night at Atlantis? ›

Atlantis vacation prices vary depending on which hotel you stay at and if you book a special package, but current room rates begin as low as $189 per night. You can view Atlantis resort's current list of offers and special packages here, and find a list of current room rates on Atlantis Resort's website.

Do you need a passport to go to Atlantis Bahamas? ›

Yes, all US citizens and international tourists require an Atlantis Bahamas passport to visit Atlantis Bahamas, Jamaica, or other Caribbean countries. You must have a valid US passport to apply for a visa to the Atlantis Bahamas.

Do kids eat free at Atlantis? ›

Whether you want to go casual or totally upscale, Atlantis has a dining option for you. You can even add on a dining plan if you want to make it easier on yourself during your stay. Bonus: kids 6 and under are free on the dining plan with a paying adult.

Do I need a stroller at an all-inclusive resort? ›

Regardless of where you are headed, you will want to bring a stroller with you on vacation. Yes, even if you are headed to an all-inclusive resort that claims to be “walkable”.

How do all inclusives work with kids? ›

"Family-friendly all-inclusives generally offer a kids club/program, where kids participate in a number of fun activities, including crafts, pool games, scavenger hunts, and more," Luz notes. "This is an included service, meaning parents can take time for themselves at no added cost.

Are all Sandals Resorts kid free? ›

All Sandals Resorts provide Luxury All-Inclusive Vacations for Two People in Love, there are no kids allowed. However Beaches, our sister resorts are entirely dedicated to families. We have three Beaches resorts - Beaches Negril and Beaches Ocho Rios are in Jamaica and Beaches Turks and Caicos.

Why is Puerto Rico not all-inclusive? ›

There are no AIs in PR. There is no need for them, area is safe, food and water too, many places to be seen nearby,drivable locations and the list goes on. Some hotels have meal plan options, and some include "selected beverages" packages. But there are so many local restaurants that IMO these packages are not needed.

Is Puerto Rico or Virgin Islands better? ›

Puerto Rico is a better option for vacation if you are on a budget and want to explore a variety of outdoor activities. The US Virgin Islands are a better option for vacation if you're looking for a resort vacation with a romantic, tranquil setting and pristine white sandy beaches.

Is Mexico cheaper than Puerto Rico? ›

Puerto Rico is 93.9% more expensive than Mexico.

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Do all-inclusive resorts save you money? ›

Benefits of Booking an All-Inclusive Resort

Since food, activities etc. all go into the price of your stay, you often have a better ballpark number of how much your vacation will cost and can rest assured knowing that a fancy dinner at a restaurant on the resort won't set you back financially one bit.

How far in advance should I book an all-inclusive vacation? ›

Early or late: Either book very early (nine months or more in advance, especially if you want to stay during peak seasons like Christmas and New Year's) or take a chance on last-minute deals.

How much is a trip to Cancun for a week? ›

The average price of a 7-day trip to Cancun is $1,116 for a solo traveler, $2,004 for a couple, and $3,758 for a family of 4. Cancun hotels range from $25 to $525 per night with an average of $39, while most vacation rentals will cost $20 to $440 per night for the entire home.

Is there entertainment at all-inclusive resorts? ›

Today's all-inclusive resorts offer entertainment that rivals Vegas and, yes, even Broadway — only there's no extra cost. Your evening on property doesn't have to feel cliché or forced, as many acts fold in local culture as spectacular as a night out on the town.

What is the best country for vacation? ›

The same global survey, encompassing dozens of additional attributes, is used to compile the overall 2022 Best Countries rankings from U.S. News.
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  • Spain. #1 in Solo Travel Rankings. ...
  • Italy. #2 in Solo Travel Rankings. ...
  • Greece. #3 in Solo Travel Rankings. ...
  • New Zealand. ...
  • Australia. ...
  • Portugal. ...
  • Netherlands. ...
  • Ireland.

Can you get all-inclusive in Hawaii? ›

While most all-inclusive vacations to Hawaii do not include meals, you'll find a few that packages offer free breakfast or dining credits. You can also often find all-inclusive Hawaiian vacations for under $1,000 per person for stays of six to eight days and sometimes longer.

Is Atlantis owned by Trump? ›

Kerzner International owns the Atlantis Resort.

How much does it cost to spend a day at Atlantis? ›

We looked into getting a Day Pass. There are 3 options: 1) The first is the Discover Atlantis Tour. This includes Royal Towers Architecture, the Dig and the Casino - $49 per person. 2) Atlantis Beach Day/Discover Atlantis Tour -includes access to beaches and marine habitats -about $69 per person.

Is it expensive to eat at Atlantis Bahamas? ›

Dining & Restaurants. Next in this Atlantis Bahamas review, let's talk about dining recommendations and tips. The most important thing to note at the outset is that all food and drinks at the Atlantis are extremely expensive, plus 15% gratuity and 12% VAT tax are added.

Can I get off the cruise ship in the Bahamas without a passport? ›

Though most foreign travel requires that you have a valid passport to come back home, cruising makes it easier to enjoy your vacation without worrying about this paperwork. If you are a US citizen, you can take a “closed-loop cruise” (one that begins and ends at the same port) to The Bahamas without a passport.

Do cell phones work in Bahamas? ›

When your device is unlocked, you can use your cell phone in the Bahamas by inserting a Bahamas cell phone SIM card. The main wireless providers are BTC and Aliv. You can purchase a Bahamas SIM card online before your trip or when you get there.

Is there a free shuttle from Nassau Airport to Atlantis? ›

There are no free shuttles from Nassau airport to Paradise Island.

Does Atlantis include breakfast? ›

This plan includes full American or continental breakfast, and a three-course dinner (entrée plus choice of one appetizer, soup or salad; and one dessert) nightly. *Price does not include Value Added Tax (VAT) of 12% (or the then current applicable VAT rate), and mandatory 15% gratuity.

What can you do at Atlantis for free? ›

7 Free Things To Do At Atlantis, Bahamas
  • Explore The Aquaventure Water Park. ...
  • Enjoy Self Guided Tours Throughout the Marine Exhibits. ...
  • Jumpstart Your Day At The Fitness Center. ...
  • Take A Complimentary Gaming Lesson at The Atlantis Casino. ...
  • For Bragging Rights Attempt To Complete The Atlantis Bucket List. ...
  • Let's Go Window Shopping.
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How much is Atlantis Bahamas meal plan? ›

This plan includes a full American or Continental breakfast and three course dinner nightly. It costs from $135 per person (aged 12 and above) per day and $47 per child, aged seven to 11. Children under the age of six eat breakfast and dinner on a complimentary basis. These plans can be added to any booking.

Do you have to pay for a baby at an all-inclusive? ›

Do you have to pay for a baby at an all-inclusive resort? Policies will vary from resort-to-resort, but typically babies can stay for free at family-friendly all-inclusive resorts.

What do I need for my toddler all-inclusive resort? ›

Packing List for All-Inclusive Resort
  1. Clothes. It's better to be safe than sorry, so if your child hasn't reached that golden age of being potty-trained, pack an extra change of clothes in your carry-on. ...
  2. Instant Meals. ...
  3. Snacks. ...
  4. Sanitizing Wipes. ...
  5. Sealable Plastic Bags. ...
  6. Permanent Marker. ...
  7. Bath Toys. ...
  8. Unplugged Entertainment.
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Do resorts have cribs? ›

Most resorts do offer either cribs or pack n plays for babies and toddlers. Some resorts offer this as a complimentary amenity. Other resorts do charge, either by the week or by the day.

Is all-inclusive worth it for families? ›

All-inclusive resorts are a good fit for families or large groups of friends traveling together because everyone gets to have fun within the same confined space. You are able to spend as little/ much time with your friends/ family and you can all easily regroup when need be. 5. There's No Need to Leave Your Resort.

How do you save on all-inclusive? ›

Tips To Save On All-Inclusive Resorts
  1. Use A Travel Agent or Booking Site.
  2. Investigate Off Season Travel.
  3. Use Regional Airlines Whenever Possible.
  4. Bring All the Essentials!
  5. Take Advantage of Children's or Family Programs at Resorts.
  6. Plan Your Own Tours.
  7. Don't Over-Extend Yourself or Others.
  8. Read The Fine Print Very Carefully.
6 Sept 2021

Do kids stay free at Dreams resorts? ›

At Dreams Resorts, up to two children (ages 12 and under) stay free in a room with two paying adults (or one child with one paying adult). All Dreams Resorts & Spas offer special programming for kids, and some even provide babysitting services (for a fee).

Do kids stay free at Riu resorts? ›

Kids Stay Free at RIU Resorts.

Is Sandals St Lucia kid friendly? ›

We cater to all crowds, weather you are traveling with your family, group of friends or as a couple they are all welcome at Sandals Grande St. Lucian. However take note that it is an adults only resort and guests must be 18 years or older. Beaches, our sister resorts are entirely dedicated to families.

Do kids stay free at Riu Ocho Rios? ›

Kids Stay Free! Guests are allowed to have up to 3 kids 12 and younger stay free of charge when sharing a guestroom with 2 adults! Important Information: At least 2 adults must accompany the children. Surcharges will apply to additional kids 2 - 12 years old.

Does Puerto Rico have all-inclusive resorts with food and drinks included? ›

Puerto Rico, including the capital of San Juan, does not have any true all-inclusive resorts that bundle rooms, meals, activities, and gratuities into one price, such as those found in Mexico and the Caribbean.

Is Puerto Rico safe for family vacation? ›

Puerto Rico is relatively safe for visitors, as it has a lower crime rate than many other regions in the United States. It's one of the safest Caribbean islands. Much of the violent gun crime in Puerto Rico relates to drug trafficking and gang activity, which doesn't usually affect travelers.

Do I need passport for Puerto Rico? ›

United States citizens and permanent residents don't need a passport to travel to Puerto Rico or the US Virgin Islands. However, the Real ID Act will be in effect as of May 2023, so verify if your state is compliant with these laws because otherwise, you may need a passport to travel.

What is the safest place to visit in the Caribbean? ›

The safest island in the Caribbean is St. Barts. But Anguilla, the Cayman Islands, and the Virgin Islands are also comparatively safe Caribbean destinations.

Which is safer US Virgin Islands or Puerto Rico? ›

Both the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are safe islands to visit, regardless of whether you're traveling in groups or alone. However, Puerto Rico is recognized as one of the safest destinations in the Caribbean. It has a low crime rate compared to other Caribbean locations.

Is St Thomas or St John better? ›

St Thomas is more populated, has more hotels, and is way more developed than St John. It's also the busiest cruise port in the Caribbean. This lends itself to having the superior nighttime scene, with more bar and club options, and a bit more energy.

Is Puerto Rico or Cancun cheaper? ›

Surprisingly, Cancun can sometimes be more affordable than Puerto Rico with it's excellent all-inclusive resort deals. Costs can add up quickly, however, when booking tours or visiting local attractions as most require an entry fee.

Can I use US dollars in Puerto Rico? ›

Since Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States, locals are American citizens, and American travelers can enter the Island without carrying a passport. Nor do U.S. travelers require international calling plans for their phones. The currency used in Puerto Rico is the U.S. dollar.

Can you walk around with alcohol in Puerto Rico? ›

Do not carry open containers of alcohol in your car or any public area that isn't zoned for alcohol consumption. The police can fine you on the spot. Don't even think about driving while intoxicated. Other than the lower drinking age, Puerto Rico treats drinking and driving as seriously as most other U.S. states.

Is it cheap to vacation in Puerto Rico? ›

Is Puerto Rico cheap to visit? Puerto Rico isn't a cheap destination in comparison with other Caribbean islands, but solo travelers can spend a week in San Juan for $700, and couples for $1,200. Budget travelers can save even more by cooking their meals or traveling in the low season.

What are the best months to visit Puerto Rico? ›

The best time to visit Puerto Rico is from mid-April to June, right after the busy winter season and just before the rainy summer. Spring weather is also very pleasant, barely escaping the mid-80s on most days.

How many days should I vacation in Puerto Rico? ›

In general, travelers visiting Puerto Rico need from 7 to 10 days to cover the main attractions of the island during their trip, but longer times like two weeks is better to cover the coast, the central area of Puerto Rico, the surrounding islands, and cays.

What is the nicest part of Puerto Rico? ›

The most beautiful parts of Puerto Rico include Old San Juan, Ponce, and Arecibo for history lovers. Cities like Manatí, Isabela, Aguadilla, Rincón, Cabo Rojo, Vieques, and Culebra sport the most beautiful natural landscapes and beaches.

What is the cheapest Caribbean island to visit? ›

On average, you can say The Dominican Republic is the cheapest Caribbean island to visit if you are searching for value-for-money all-inclusive deals. The most costly places to visit in the sunny Caribbean are St. Barthelemy and Anguilla.

How much money do I need for 5 days in Puerto Rico? ›

How much money will you need for your trip to Puerto Rico? You should plan to spend around $174 per day on your vacation in Puerto Rico, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, $31 on meals for one day and $14 on local transportation.

What is the cheapest month to fly to Puerto Rico? ›

High season is considered to be January, November and December. The cheapest month to fly from the United States is October.

What is the rainiest month in Puerto Rico? ›

Precipitation. The island wettest month is August with 7 inches (18cm) of rain. Puerto Rico's rainy season lasts from April to November and the driest season is December to March.

What is the hottest month in Puerto Rico? ›

Puerto Rico has one of the most unvarying climates in the world. Temperatures year-round range from 75°F to 85°F (24°C–29°C). The island is wettest and hottest in August, averaging 81°F (27°C) and 7 inches (18cm) of rain. San Juan and the northern coast seem to be cooler and wetter than Ponce and the southern coast.

What month is hurricane season in Puerto Rico? ›

When is Hurricane Season in Puerto Rico? The official hurricane season in Puerto Rico goes from June 1st to November 30 every year, with September as the peak of the season and the month with more cyclone activity. Although the season occurs every year, not every year Puerto Rico suffers the direct impact of a cyclone.

Do I need a passport to go to Puerto Rico? ›

United States citizens and permanent residents don't need a passport to travel to Puerto Rico or the US Virgin Islands. However, the Real ID Act will be in effect as of May 2023, so verify if your state is compliant with these laws because otherwise, you may need a passport to travel.

Is 4 days enough in Puerto Rico? ›

Puerto Rico is a stunning island with baby blue water beaches, amazing mountain views, tropical forests, and even more stunning smaller islands nearby. While 4 days in Puerto Rico is certainly not enough to see the whole island, it is a good introduction, especially for first-time visitors.

How long should you stay in San Juan Puerto Rico? ›

We recommend spending 4 to 5 days in Puerto Rico. While the island is quite small (about the size of Connecticut) there's lots to see, do and eat!

Where do the wealthy live in Puerto Rico? ›

Richest Cities in Puerto Rico
RankCityCounty
1Hacienda San JoseCaguas Municipio
2Palmas del MarHumacao Municipio
3Los PradosCaguas Municipio
4GuaynaboGuaynabo Municipio
6 more rows

Which side of Puerto Rico has the best beaches? ›

What side of Puerto Rico has the best beaches? The north of Puerto Rico offers the best urban beaches like Isla Verde, Condado Beach, and Ocean Park Beach. Aguadilla, Rincón, and Cabo Rojo on the west coast and southwest coast offer the best beaches for surfing, whale watching, and sightseeing.

Where do most tourists stay in Puerto Rico? ›

The hotels in San Juan and the east coast are the most popular among off-Island visitors to Puerto Rico. Meanwhile, the south and west regions of the Island are more often frequented by locals and tend to be busier during summer months, which is the high season for Puerto Ricans traveling around the Island.

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