Without a doubt, the idea of a sun-drenched family vacation is enticing. But let’s face it, planning it can be a huge challenge. Finding the right resort to cater to the needs and interests of everyone in the family can be near impossible!
Our friends at Escapes.ca are making the task of vacation planning a tad easier. They have sourced a handful of incredible family-friendly properties that score high points with both kids AND adults! Aside from their kid-friendly amenities, these all-inclusive resorts also offer unreal (and we mean UNREAL) activities and programs that you can’t find anywhere else.
HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO PUNTA CANA
Perfect for: Families who are looking for some edgy and extreme fun.
Located along the pristine beaches of Punta Cana, the Hard Rock Punta Cana provides an abundance of fun and entertainment for everyone in the family. One of the coolest features includes the highly anticipated opening of Camp Woodward. Notorious for being the leader in action sports programs, Camp Woodward offers a flurry of one-of-a-kind sports programs, for both kids and adults alike. From snowboard and ski programs (yes, in the sunny Dominican Republic!), digital media camps to everything else in between, Camp Woodward pushes the boundaries of all-inclusive fun and entertainment. Though it isn’t slated to open until next year, we couldn’t wait to share this exciting news!
SANDOS CARACOL ECO RESORT
Perfect for: Adventurous and nature-loving families.
The Sandos Caracol Eco Resort is a vibrant property that bids a worthy homage to the culture, history and natural surroundings of Riviera Maya. Yes, this resort has everything you need for a perfect family getaway. But perhaps one of the most noteworthy elements of this property includes its limitless amount of nature-inspired activities. The resort truly embraces the uniqueness of its natural surroundings, offering activities like cenote tours, bird sanctuary programs, deer encounters and more. Families can also support the resort’s efforts of protecting and conserving the state’s rainforests by planting a tree to commemorate their experience.
HYATT ZIVA CANCUN
Perfect for: Families looking for a little glam and luxury in their getaway.
The Hyatt Ziva Cancun offers the perfect balance of fun and relaxation, making it a very popular resort among families with older children. This property does not hold back when it comes to world-class luxury. From the moment guests enter their suites, they are treated with incredible services and indulgent amenities. Their unique approach to dining makes it a hit for families. Kids (and adults) can satisfy their sweet tooth cravings at the resorts retro diner (hello, MILKSHAKES!) or at the resort’s whimsical candy shoppe (complete with chocolate fountains and cotton candy station). Another thing that we love about this resort is their new adults-only Turquoize Suites. This section is perfect for family members looking for a more “grown-up” escape, while still enjoying the rest of the resort’s services. This added section makes the Hyatt Ziva Cancun the perfect venue for multi-generational family reunions.
NICKELODEON HOTEL & RESORTS PUNTA CANA
Perfect for: Families with small kids looking for non-stop fun with familiar childhood cartoon friends.
The name of this resort says it all. Nickelodeon Hotel and Resorts Punta Cana is the perfect resort for little tykes. Kids are bound to run into some familiar cartoon characters around this property. Aside from rubbing elbows with Dora the Explorer, Spongebob Squarepants and the like, this property offers a plethora of kid-friendly activities and programs for families.
Regardless of your family’s taste and level of adventure, it’s important to create life-long memories wherever you may go. Our friends at Escapes.ca have the expertise and know-how to elevate your next family getaway.
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I liked that at the Hyatt Ziva Cancun, all the rooms have a view of the ocean or lagoon.
awe i love that you can get a tree planted to help protect their rain forests! what a great thing to do .and oh my gosh that resort looks cool!! that candy shoppe my god I don’t think I would ever wanna leave lol
The Nickelodeon Resort would be perfect for us. The kids would have a ball with Sponge Bob and we could have a little time to lounge.
Wow, those look like a bunch of great places! Nickelodeon resort would be my choice..
Ooooo very nice, they look so awesome and sound like great places to vacation, and it’s nice to take the kids so they can experience different cultures as well!!
These all look like such great family vacations. I especially like that Hyatt Ziva Cancun has an adults only section!
The HYATT ZIVA CANCUN is beautiful and the NICKELODEON HOTEL & RESORTS PUNTA CANA would certainly be a huge hit with the kids!These places are amazing to visit.Thanks so much for the great info and beautiful pics!
I keep hearing about the Hard Rock and it sounds positively amazing!!! It looks gorgeous! I need a vacay stat!
I learned that at the Hyatt Ziva Cancun they have adults-only Turquoize Suites. This section is perfect for family members looking for a more “grown-up” escape, while still enjoying the rest of the resort’s services.
It’s nice to know that there are “adults” only areas to get a break!
It would be nice to visit these resorts with my family It looks like there is so much to see. Nickelodeon Hotel and Resorts Punta Cana would be so awesome to visit as well as the candy shop. Its great that the travel company is 100% Canadian owned.
My kid would go nuts for the Nickelodeon Hotel in Punta Cana. Who knew there were hotels with spongebob?!
The Hyatt Ziva Cancun sure looks like a perfect spot for my family. I like the goodies in that picture.
I learnt that the Hyatt Ziva Cancun has been awarded the “AAA Four Diamond Award” which is a great achievement and testimony to the quality of the hotel.
I would love for my family to experience SANDOS CARACOL ECO RESORT.
The encounters sound memorable.
It would be hard to choose. They all look fantastic, but the Cancun picture looks wonderful.
My kids would love a stay at NICKELODEON HOTEL & RESORTS PUNTA CANA. I would love it to because there is a great kids’ program, giving Mommy and Daddy some relaxation time.
I’ve heard good things about Sandos Eco resort from friends and have it on my list for once my kids are a bit older. We’ve also stayed twice at the Hyatt Ziva in P.V. and loved it! I can only imagine that the one in Cancun is great too!
I learned that the Sandos Caracol Eco Resort & Spa has an aqua park with 17 waterslides. Wow!
I learn that Hyatt Ziva Cancun’s Turquoize is like a resort within a resort. It is the new adult-only, all beachfront tower. Sounds wonderful!
They all look like so much fun! I’d love to visit Hard Rock!
i know our kiddo would be crazy about the Nickelodeon resort!
I’d not considered a trip like that to keep her entertained, too 🙂
I’ve been eyeing up the Hard Rock in Punta Cana for our family vacay next year!
The next vacation we take will be our first with kids. I’m nervous even though it’s still a long way off. I think the hard rock looks like so much fun. Every time I see photos of the stuff they have going on I want to visit.
I love that my kids can plant a tree at the Sando Caracol Eco Resort. It think it would be a great learning tool being so close to the jungle and lagoons. I also love that the water park area looks like the perfect place for my five and seven year old to play! A pool-side snack bar for my boys that are always hungry would be great too!
Never heard of this before! The nikolodeon one looks like such fun
The pool at the Sandos Caracol Eco Resort looks awesome!
some things I have learned are the Hard Rock Punta Cana provides an abundance of fun and entertainment for everyone in the family also I learned that I need to take a destination trip to make some memories 🙂
The SANDOS CARACOL ECO RESORT sure looks like a wonderful place to take the kids,they would love it !
WOW, both of these resorts look amazing, love that they’re including family friendly options for vacations.
All these places sound amazing especially SANDOS CARACOL ECO RESORT . After looking at all of these options I realize we need a vacay- the sooner the better.
Now that my youngest is 14 (and the only one left at home) the HYATT ZIVA CANCUN sounds perfect for us! I can see her loving that as much, or maybe even more, than us! Thanks for giving a range of ideas!
I love that the SANDOS CARACOL ECO RESORT embraces it’s natural surroundings, hubby is an avid birder so this resort would be perfect!
I would love to go to the HYATT ZIVA CANCUN
They all sound great but I think the SANDOS CARACOL ECO RESORT would be our pick love that it is close to an exotic jungle surrounded by mangroves and natural lagoons – sounds like some fun exploring!
These look great , especially the nickelodion resort
This was really interesting. I didn’t know about these hotels before and think it’s really cool that you can learn to ski and snowboard at camp Woodward in the DR
I like the Mayan area so the Sandos Caracol Eco Resort would be a great resort to check out! I like that it has activites for all ages.
The Hyatt Ziva Cancun would be my choice; every room offers a view of the sea or lagoon – nice. My family is grown so the Turquoize adults only is perfect. And it’s close to the airport too.
The HYATT ZIVA CANCUN looks amazing, all those blue pools. So much luxury. I could stand that.
HYATT ZIVA CANCUN would be right up my alley , glam and luxury love the “Grown-up”escape thing 🙂
My kids would love the fact that the Hyatt Ziva Cancun has a tree house! How cool is that?
Wow! Never been to Mexico, but just might have to look at some of these resorts for our next family holiday!
All of the resorts look wonderful! I really love the sounds of the retro diner in the one – very unique and unlike anything I have come across in Mexico!
Time to get back to DR! Punta Cana will be another adventure especially at Woodward!
The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Punta Cana sounds like the perfect mix of fun for all-ages!
I think the action sports programs at the Hard Rock Hotel would be fun.
Hard Rock Punta Cana looks like the place my kids would love to be! Camp Woodward sounds so cool. My son has special needs & this would be a place to thrive. I’ve never been to an all-inclusive with the kids before. It would be such a dream.
I like the adults-only Turquoize Suites at HYATT ZIVA CANCUN. All the fun of the amenities with a nice way to retreat.
Wow — That is something new I just learned — that the HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO PUNTA CANA has ski and snowboard programs. Totally unexpected!
I have never heard of “escapes” before. I checked out the NICKELODEON HOTEL & RESORTS PUNTA CANA because I have 3 young kids. They are all SpongeBob fans so that caught my attention. I learned that the resort features a waterpark and lazy river, But just watch out, because you might get slimed!
The Nickelodeon Resort is great for any family. looks like a lot of fun.
I learned that the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is opening an amazing camp which sounds like a perfect place for adults and children.
I learned that the Hyatt has chocolate fountains and a cotton candy station. Yum!