If you’re hoping to make your all-inclusive experience even more memorable, then you should consider booking one of the resort’s rooms with swim-up pool access. In my opinion, this is one of the best places to stay if you’re traveling with kids because you’ll be able to jump in the water whenever you want! Thankfully, there are many all-inclusive options in the Caribbean with these types of rooms. And while they are generally more expensive than suites or even ocean-view rooms, they are worth the extra cost if you want to have a real tropical experience!
What is the Best Family All-Inclusive Resort with a Swim-Up Room?
Most all-inclusive resorts with swim-out rooms are in the Caribbean (although you’ll also find some along the Pacific Coast of Mexico and Costa Rica). Some cater specifically to kids (Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts), while others have family-friendly activities geared toward all types of groups.
You can choose to stay at an expansive property with tons of activities like the Royalton Splash Riviera Cancun, or book a few nights at a more intimate property for a true VIP experience, like the Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall.
If you’re still not sure which resort is best for your family, then there are many more options for you to choose from. Here are the 11 best all-inclusive resorts that offer luxurious swim-up rooms for families!
Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort – Dominican Republic
The pristine Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa Resort is located just steps away from the white sand beaches of Bávaro Beach in Punta Cana. But it’ll be hard to convince yourself to head down to the water when you have direct access to the pool right outside your hotel door. Most swim-up rooms have either two double beds or one king bed, although families might opt for the 2-bedroom if they want a bit more space.
Activity-wise, this resort has a lot to offer kids and adults. Your all-inclusive plan includes meals at 14 different restaurants and bars, access to five outdoor pools (including a kid’s play pool), and a non-stop schedule of daily activities and nightly entertainment. And if you want a parent break to do some of the adult-focused activities (like treating yourself to a relaxing spa treatment), you can drop your little ones off at the complimentary kids club.
Hyatt Ziva Cancun – Mexico
This lively resort on the northern tip of Cancun’s hotel zone is a great option if you’re looking for a family-friendly beachfront all-inclusive. Whether you’re soaking up the sun on the beach, kayaking across the blue Caribbean Sea, or simply enjoying a gourmet meal at one of the 17 on-site bars and restaurants, there’s no shortage of things to keep you occupied.
All the rooms at the Hyatt Ziva Cancun are modern and spacious, including their swim-up suites (available as one king or two double beds). Your private patio leads directly to one of their ocean-facing pools, so you can swim or cool off in the water whenever you want. Although the entire resort is very family-oriented, keep in mind that these rooms aren’t suited for young kids (guests must be 13 years or older to stay in a swim-up suite).
Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa – Mexico
Dreams Resorts have a strong reputation as having some of the best all-inclusive resorts for families. I mean, just take a look at the Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa! Surrounded by 44 lush acres of jungle, the resort has 16 restaurants and bars and tons of family-friendly activities like dance and Spanish lessons, themed dinners and movie nights, and even an on-site water park! And if you do plan to explore the sites around Tulum, you’ll be just a 5-minute drive from the Tulum National Park ruins and 12 miles from the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve.
To book one of their family swim-up suites, you’ll need to upgrade to their preferred club level. In addition to having the swim-up club level room, you’ll also get exclusive privileges at their club lounge and dedicated concierge services.
Royalton Antigua Resort & Spa – Antigua and Barbuda
As one of the only Caribbean resorts with swim-up rooms in Antigua and Barbuda, the Royalton Antigua Resort & Spa has a private beach and cove where you can spend your days in paradise. The waters are crystal clear and made for snorkeling or scuba diving around this all-inclusive resort, although with three pools and a kid’s splash area, it’ll be hard to convince yourself to leave the hotel grounds. Other amenities include a kid’s and teen club, an on-site casino, a spa, and tennis courts.
The swim-up rooms for families have access to a semi-private pool overlooking the mountains or ocean. And if you happen to be traveling without kids, you can also book one of the Royalton Antigua Resort & Spa luxurious overwater bungalows. Ideal for a honeymoon, anniversary, or special occasion, these private bungalows sit on the waters of Deep Bay and come with overwater hammocks, private plunge pools, and tons of exclusive perks.
Garza Blanca Cancun – Mexico
If you’re looking to stay at one of the most luxurious resorts with swim up rooms, then look no further than the Garza Blanca Cancun. This is one of Isla Mujeres’ newest hotels (opened in 2022), and Garza Blanca spared no expense in making this one of the best resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico.
Expect gourmet restaurants, a world-class spa, and top-notch activities on land and water. The free on-site kids club is a huge plus and gives parents a chance to explore the adult facilities. There’s an adults-only rooftop pool, a swim-up bar, and mixology and fitness classes available.
Rooms here are chic and modern, while their spacious junior suite swim ups have private terraces, hammocks, and direct pool access. Larger families can also book one of their 2-bedroom rooms, which can accommodate up to six guests.
Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts Punta Cana – Dominican Republic
If I had to choose my favorite kid-friendly all-inclusive resort in Punta Cana, it would definitely be the Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts. This hotel has non-stop action that will have your kiddos smiling for the rest of the year. From character meet-and-greets and themed restaurants to the water park at this all-inclusive resort, it’ll be hard to choose which activities to do during your stay.
Depending on your party size and budget, there are many different types of room configurations available. However, it’s worth booking one of their amazing swim-up rooms if you plan on spending a lot of time at the pool. You can even book a swanky plunge pool suite, which has its very own private pool right outside your back door. If you’re looking for the best all-inclusive resort for groups, the Pool Super Villa is also an option, as it has two bedrooms, three baths, a private garden, and an infinity pool.
Dreams Las Mareas – Costa Rica
Dreams Las Mareas is a hidden gem on Playa El Jobo and one of the best resorts with swim-up suites in Costa Rica. You and your family will enjoy unlimited luxury as your all-inclusive package comes with gourmet meals and endless entertainment. And as an eco-resort, you’ll also be able to participate in a variety of fun outdoor activities, like wildlife watching, rainforest hiking, or snorkeling. Of course, you can always do something more relaxing, like hanging out on the beach or enjoying a drink at the swim-up bar and lounge.
With king or double bed configurations, the luxurious junior swim-up suite leads you to a small swimming pool surrounded by lush foliage. You’ll need to upgrade to the preferred club to book this room, although it’s worth it for the extra amenities, including a personal concierge and club lounge access.
Royalton Splash Riviera Cancun – Mexico
For the price, the Royalton Splash Riviera Cancun is an affordable all-inclusive that packs a huge punch. Not only are you right next to a golden sand beach (perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking), but you also have a ton of fun things to do on land. The hotel has a multi-sport court, a gaming center with a bowling alley and laser tag, and a full-blown water park with 14 heart-racing water slides. And if that’s not enough, your kids can also join the kids club to meet new friends and spend the day playing games.
Their junior suites can be booked as a swim-out, which means you won’t have to go far to dip your toes in the pool. You can also book a swim-up suite with club privileges if you want to live in the lap of luxury for a few days. Guests staying in these rooms get butler service, exclusive beach and bar access, and upgraded amenities in their rooms.
Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall – Jamaica
The Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall exceeds all expectations when it comes to a 5-star all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica. It’s intimate (only around 200 rooms) but still has the great amenities rivaled by many of the mega-resorts in the Caribbean. That includes 16 restaurants and bars, fitness classes and dance lessons, water sports, an outdoor spa, and nightly entertainment. And mosst importantly, you’re in a prime location near Montego Bay, with a private beach where you can spend your days relaxing.
Measuring over 1,000 square feet, the swim-up junior suites at the Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall are some of the largest I’ve seen. There’s a private king bed and a living room with a sleeper sofa for the kids, so you won’t feel too crammed in at night. And you’ll have access to a semi-private pool with your own in-pool lounge chairs, which is ideal if you crave a bit of privacy.
Margaritaville Island Reserve Cap Cana – Dominican Republic
Cap Cana is one of the most desirable beachfront areas of Punta Cana. This all-inclusive resort with white sand beaches, swaying palms, and unbelievably blue waters will surely take your breathe away. And when you stay at the Margaritaville Island Reserve Cap Cana, you can enjoy all of that tropicalness and more! This is an all-inclusive resort which aims to please both adults and kids, with tons of water activities, sports tournaments, live entertainment, and delectable restaurants.
The pool area is also a great hangout spot for guests of all ages. One pool is adult-only (it’s home to a lively swim-up bar), while the other is family-friendly with water slides and kid’s play areas.
The resort has four different amazing swim-up suites, each one that leads to a private pool only accessible to guests staying in those rooms. It also has a private terrace with your own sunbeds, so you won’t have to fight the crowds down by the pool. And best of all, you get food and drinks delivered just like you would at the main pools.
Azul Beach Resort Riviera Maya – Mexico
When it comes to all-inclusive resorts, the Azul Beach Resort Riviera Maya constantly ranks as one of the best options for families. They cater to kids of all ages by providing child-specific amenities like kid-friendly spa services, a baby butler concierge, and all the necessities you may need in your room (baby monitors, bottle warmers, diaper genies, and more). But the experience goes far beyond that. The kid and teen club will keep them occupied for days, whether they’re playing in the splash park or learning how to make piñatas or tacos.
When booking your room, you’ll have many different options to choose from. Some rooms and suites are attached to a lazy river, while others lead you straight into the main pool. And you can even book a room with a private outdoor hot tub for two!
While your choice of room isn’t a necessity for a good vacation, it can make your stay so much more enjoyable – especially if you have swim-up access to the pool! It adds another level of relaxation to your trip, so you and your family can enjoy the beautiful tropical atmosphere without leaving your room. After all, you’re on vacation! So, book an all-inclusive resort with a stunning swim-up room and treat yourself to a little bit of luxury!