If you’re looking for a holiday destination the whole family will love, you won’t want to miss Barbados. Considered one of the Caribbean’s most family-friendly islands, an all-inclusive resort in Barbados is one of the easiest and most relaxing ways to make the most of tropical paradise with kids in tow.
There are endless beautiful beaches to frolic along, epic caves to explore, a Wildlife Reserve for close-up critter encounters, catamaran tours for fun in the sun, and educational outings to George Washington House and historical St. Nicholas Abbey.
Sometimes the best fun is had simply by hanging out at the pool or joining in some water sports at the resort. We’ve rounded up some of the best all inclusive family resorts in Barbados that will keep a smile on everyone’s dial!
7 Best All Inclusive Family Resorts in Barbados
|All-Inclusive Resort||Quick Look|
|Sea Breeze Beach House||South coast, kids club, teen club, three swimming pools, exciting water sports|
|Turtle Beach Resort||South coast, family-friendly activities and classes, kids club, kids pool area|
|Crystal Cove||West coast, lagoon-style pools, motorized and non-motorized water sports, kids club, tennis courts|
|Tamarind Barbados||West coast, themed dining nights, three pools, water activities|
|Sugar Bay||South coast, kids club, teen clubhouse, family suites, kids under 3 stay free|
|O2 Beach Club and Spa||South coast, family suites, special family promotion, daily activities and entertainment|
|Waves Hotel and Spa||West Coast, family pool, water activities, adults-only areas where grownups can unwind|
Sea Breeze Beach House | Book Now
Sea Breeze Beach House is set on 2.5 acres of lush tropical gardens right on the waterfront of Maxwell Beach. The 1000 feet of beachfront is the perfect area for windsurfing, sailing, snorkeling, and surfing, all just a short walk from your front door.
This four-star resort even has its very own Hobie Cat, a unique way to soar across the sparkling waters with the help of experienced in-house water sports attendants.
There are three adult and kid-friendly swimming pools and an adult’s only hot tub area, where parents can order custom-made cocktails and kids can grab an ice cream from the Freezy Breezy cart.
There are also two kids-only areas – the Lil Dipper’s Kid’s Club for ages 4-11, and the Shore Break Teen’s Lounge for 12-16-year-olds. The kid’s club offers all the best video games, board games, crafts, and puzzles, as well as supervised pool time, kite flying, and craft classes.
The teen’s lounge also has teenage essentials like computers, table tennis tables, and art supplies. If the adults fancy a night out on the town on their own, Sea Breeze can offer professional babysitting services.
Turtle Beach Resort | Book Now
Another beachfront beauty, the Turtle Beach Barbados all-inclusive family resort hosts a bunch of exciting on-site activities for the kids.
Located on the south coast of Barbados near St. Lawrence Gap, this beach resort is just a short distance from Maxwell and Dover Beach, two of the best beaches in Barbados. You’ll also have easy access to popular Barbados restaurants and entertainment.
Families can learn to play cricket on white sand beaches, join in Calypso dance lessons, take the Dominos Challenge or watch the Pastry School demonstration. There are organized games of table tennis, arts and crafts demonstrations, and pop-up Bajan bars serving authentic local treats.
Little ones will just love the Flying Fish Kids Club, jungle gym, and dedicated kid’s pool. Enthusiastic kids can take a course to learn the local culture, language, and foods in Barbados. (And they’ll even earn a pin and certificate upon completion!)
Of course, there’s the highlight of the beach’s namesake – Turtle Beach is a nesting spot for adorable sea turtles!
If you’re lucky you can catch baby turtles hatching in late evenings or at night when most nearby hotels adjust their lights to avoid confusing the little guys as they scoot their way down to the water.
Crystal Cove | Book Now
One of the best all-inclusive resorts in Barbados for families is Crystal Cove on the Platinum West Coast. The gorgeous tiered lagoon-style pools are a hit with kids and adults alike, as well as the amazing ocean sunset views from the balcony suites.
Complimentary access to motorized and non-motorized water sports such as water skiing, banana boat rides, tube rides, snorkeling, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding provides ample opportunities for families to play in the calm turquoise waves together.
Crystal Cove has a popular kid’s club for 3-12-year-olds, hosting a bunch of fun beach games, interactive pool games, and a playground. The whole family can have a friendly game at the tennis courts or billiards room. There’s even a kid-friendly swim up pool bar that looks like you’re inside a cave!
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Tamarind Barbados | Book Now
The interconnecting suites at Tamarind Barbados are ideal for big families traveling together. The bright, breezy guest rooms ooze chic island design, enhanced by the backdrop of brilliant palms swaying over the Platinum West Coast.
This all-inclusive family resort in Barbados has three outdoor pools, including an adults-only relaxation pool for when parents need a bit of a break. Of course, the Tamarind all-inclusive package includes meals and drinks, including fun theme-night dinners the family will love.
Trained Aqua School instructors can teach kids and adults how to waterski or spot sea turtles from atop a stand-up paddleboard. The waters just off the shore of Tamarind are a great place to snorkel in Barbados and see a huge variety of fish and ocean life.
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Sugar Bay Barbados | Book Now
Within walking distance of Bridgetown’s beautiful South Coast Boardwalk is one of the best family all-inclusive resorts in Barbados – Sugar Bay. With beautiful palm trees, a fitness center, several on site restaurants, and luxurious accommodations, Sugar Bay is a great choice for guests of all ages.
Kids under 3 stay free here, as does the first child aged 4 – 16, which is a huge bonus for the wallet! There’s an in-house Creche for babies and toddlers, a Kid’s Club complete with jungle gym and trampoline for ages 4-12, and a Teen Clubhouse with games and outdoor activities for the older kids.
Babysitting services can be easily booked at the front desk for a small additional fee. There are even specially designed family suites offering plenty of space for everyone to stay together comfortably.
Sugar Bay has Karma Spa and Salon located on-site – a secluded sanctuary for luxurious massages and treatments set amongst lush tropical gardens. It’s the perfect spot for some deep parental relaxation while the kids are happily taken care of nearby!
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O2 Beach Club and Spa | Book Now
Calling itself the coolest new beach club in Barbados, O2 Beach Club and Spa is a family-friendly resort offering a special promotion where the one child (aged 3-11) can stay and eat free if they’re staying with a parent in a Concierge one bedroom suits.
The Concierge Collection one or two-bedroom suites are perfect for families, and everyone will love the breathtaking ocean views from your private covered balcony or terrace. These spacious suites also come with a full kitchen and modern amenities.
O2 Beach Club and Spa has an amazing schedule of daily lessons, such as ‘How to Blow a Conch Shell’ and ‘How to Play Dominoes,’ which will keep the whole family amused.
There’s also changing daily entertainment, beach activities like tug-o-war and beach football, and special event parties every second day. Barefoot Bubbles on the beach is a favorite for the little ones!
Waves Hotel and Spa | Book Now
With a focus on health and wellness, Waves Hotel and Spa by Elegant Hotels is an all-inclusive boutique family resort and a peaceful haven in the popular area of Saint James.
Boasting ‘the best of both worlds,’ here the family can play and stay fit with water sports and beach activities, and adults can relax in peace at the adults-only spa. Healthy cooking demos, yoga, and pilates classes inspire healthy living for all, leaving you feeling refreshed and invigorated.
The Family Pool at Waves Hotel and Spa is attended by helpful pool ambassadors, making sure everyone has enough snacks, drinks, and sunscreen at all times.
Everyone is welcome to join in the early morning Toes in the Sand Beach Walk for a contemplative stroll or learn the rules of beach cricket as a team. Aqua School instructors are on hand to offer a range of playful water activities and lessons on the ocean.
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