Today’s families have lots of options to choose from when it comes time to plan for a vacation. Many are starting to gravitate to all-inclusive vacations because of the value that comes with the purchase. From dining selections to loads of activities, it’s nice to pay once and be able to enjoy the rest of the trip without worry and stress. It’s simple, easy and hard to pass up. To help you get packed and get out of town, check out these best all-inclusive vacations for families.
Tucked away on over 1,000 acres, Hawley Pennsylvania is home to the Woodlock Resort. Starting at just $311 per night for two adults and two kids, the focus of the vacation is sure to be Lake Teedyuskung. Lots of outdoor activities await you including waterskiing, hiking, and for the extra adventurous in the group, zip-lining. In the winter, families choose to ice skate and even head out snowshoeing. A golf course and bumper boats round out the experience.
Located in Port St. Lucie, Florida, Club Med comes in at a price point that is immediately appealing to families. Starting at $350 a night for two adults and two kids, families can do more than soak up the sunshine on the Florida beach. From paddle-boarding to trapeze school, there is really something for everyone to do. As an added bonus, Club Med Sandpiper Bay also offers childcare for children between the ages of 4 and 23 months for an additional cost.
Pack up your cowboy hats and head over to Bandera, Texas for a real dude ranch experience. Starting at $480 per night for two adults and two kids, things start early with coffee and juice before heading out for one of two daily trail rides. Families can tube down the river that runs through the property or relax in the pool. Fishing is a popular pastime, and each evening offers various entertainment, including a live Western band or even a hayride.
On St. Thomas, part of the US Virgin Islands, families come to Sugar Bay Resort and Spa for lots of different reasons. Those looking to relax will want to spend time taking in the beautiful views of the Caribbean’s turquoise waves. Others may want to spend the day on a sailboat, getting a closer view of that same water. A half-day kids program is available. and parents can sneak away to the nearby casino. Together, families can enjoy the property’s multiple pools or even snorkeling out in the water together for around $540 a night for two adults and two kids.
Skytop, Pennsylvania is home to over 5,500 acres in the Poconos. This castle-style retreat starts at $600 per night for two kids and two adults and offers tons of activities, regardless of the season. Opened in 1928, this retreat offers beach swimming, paddle boats, and one round of golf per person each day. In the winter, families can go sledding or can cross country ski. Having lots of options to choose from, regardless of the season, makes the Skytop Lodge one of the best all-inclusive vacations for families.
Starting at just $610 per night for two adults and two kids, this resort is located in Wickenburg, Arizona. Be sure to bring comfortable shoes, as families end up doing a lot of hiking on the 20,000 acres of desert. Riding on horseback and exploring portions of the Sonoran Desert is often a highlight of the trip. There are kids programs that are constantly changing, and things like scavenger hunts and hayrides to a campfire are just a few of the options. While the kids are off playing, parents have an opportunity to enjoy some alone time.
Get on your cowboy boots and get ready to head out to Buffalo, Wyoming. Starting at a little over $850 per night for two adults and two children, families can live out their dreams of meandering by horseback through a variety of trails. At the end of a fun filled day of adventure, families can head off to bed in their cozy cabins or enjoy the nightly festivities at the French Creek Saloon.
A vacation to Hawaii always sounds appealing. But what about an all-inclusive trip in Maui that offers hula lessons, bamboo pole fishing, and a beautiful family pool? One entire side of the property focuses on families, offers lots of things to do and see. Despite not being located directly on the beach, Hamoa Beach is close by and is perfect for resort guests that want to enjoy the water. Families can expect to pay a little over $900 per night for two adults and two kids.
What family wouldn’t want an island to themselves? With only 32 guests allowed at one time, families can enjoy a quaint and relaxing experience in Georgia. For a little over $1,000 per night for two adults and two kids, there are over 10,000 acres of island ready to explore. Kayaking and canoeing are popular pastimes, and a saltwater pool makes it easy to cool off in the afternoons. There is even a junior naturalist program for kids to enjoy that offers fun and learning. Fishermen will want to get out on the water and pull in a big catch. The lodge will cook up what every you catch and present it to you at dinner!
Hidden away in Dolores, Colorado, this area used to be an abandoned gold-mining town that has since been transformed into one of the best all-inclusive vacations for families. At around $2,000 per night for two adults and two kids, families can expect to enjoy guided hikes, half day activities for kids, natural hot springs and snowshoeing outings. With Mesa Verde National Park only an hour away and Telluride even closer at just 30 minutes away, there is no chance of anyone getting bored.