If you’re traveling as a family, or, if you’re just a big kid yourself, visiting a waterpark on vacation is always fun and a great way to beat the summer heat. If you love making a splash at a waterpark, we have good news. There are all-inclusive resorts with waterparks onsite, so you can have as much fun as you want and go back day after day.
Think water slides, lazy rivers, buckets of water hanging in the air, and interactive playscapes, and your inner child will be brimming with excitement. You can avoid the hassle of driving, parking, and spending extra money unnecessarily.
If you’re looking for the perfect spot for you, read on, as we’ve compiled a list of the top 15 all-inclusive waterpark resorts.
Beaches, Turks & Caicos
A huge waterpark named Pirates Island is located toward the back of Beaches Turks & Caicos. With lanai-style cabanas and lounge chairs, there’s plenty of space to relax in between activities. Rafts and clean beach towels are provided, and there are several water slides to choose from depending on how adventurous you’re feeling. There’s also a small splash area for younger children, a surf simulator, and a lazy river.
If you’re looking for things to do on land, there’s also an open-air game room where you can find air hockey, foosball, pool tables, and more as well as an X-Box lounge with screens and video games. There’s even a nightclub here that is open to teens in the evening, then becomes adults-only at night.
There are also plenty of dining options at this resort, with some of them being located within the waterpark grounds, so you can snack away at any time of day. The spacious and comfortable rooms are all within easy walking distance of the waterpark facilities, and there’s a gorgeous beach for when you want to play in a different kind of water.
Jewel Runaway Beach Resort & Water Park, Runaway Bay, Jamaica
This all-inclusive waterpark resort may look small at first glance, but it certainly packs a punch! There is a huge selection of things to keep you occupied here.
At Jewel Runaway Beach Resort you can choose to lounge around by one of the numerous pools or on the stunning beach, or go snorkeling or kayaking. There are even bi-weekly bonfires to liven up your evenings.
There is, of course, a large water park, fitted with some great slides that are perfect for children both big and small. In addition, there’s a laser tag facility. Dine at seven restaurants and two snack bars, and enjoy a tropical drink at two bars. There are also 3 pools, a spa, a nightclub, a golf course, tennis courts, and other land sports available.
Beaches Negril Resort & Spa, Jamaica
Another of the Beaches’ family-friendly all-inclusive resorts, Beaches Negril Resort and Spa is simply brimming with things to do. It offers an extensive water park plus a children’s camp, so if you’re traveling with children, you can drop the little ones off if you’re in need of some space.
There are a number of pools to choose from and multiple events throughout the day, perfect for keeping the little ones entertained. Their waterpark covers 18,000 square feet and includes a 200-foot-long waterslide, a lazy river, and a plunge pool.
At this resort you can also enjoy relaxing on famous Seven Mile Beach, doing various water and land sports, hanging out at the swim-up bar, working out at the fitness center, indulging at the gorgeous spa, or savoring a romantic candlelit dinner for two!
Iberostar Selection Paraíso Lindo, Riviera Maya, Mexico
Situated on the Riviera Maya near both Cancun and Playa del Carmen, Iberostar Selection Paraiso Lindo provides not only stunning scenery but also an abundance of activities to keep you occupied. Relax on a sun lounger on the stunning private beach, or if you’re looking for something a little more active, enjoy water sports such as kayaking or snorkeling.
There’s also a fitness center, tennis, a nearby golf course, a spa, and a sauna. The waterpark has a selection of waterslides, a swim-up bar in the main pool, water polo at the recreational pool, and even a wave pool!
The Moon Palace, Cancun, Mexico
Located on Cancun’s Riviera Maya, Moon Palace is a large complex that caters to both children and adults alike. This resort is split into three distinctive sections, named Nizuc, Sunrise, and Grand.
If you’re looking for something to keep the little ones entertained, you can drop them off at the Sunrise Kids’ club, where they can play to their heart’s content at the arcade, enjoy some sit-down fun in the painting studio, or even go for a spin on the mini racetrack! And if you want to join in on the fun, there’s an excellent waterpark just outside. Here you can find flow rider machines, slides, and even a swim-up bar.
The only compromise at this resort may be the beach. With Mexico being famous for its bright white sands, it can be a little disappointing to come to this one and find that there’s quite a bit of seaweed strewn around. Don’t let this put you off though, The Moon Palace still has plenty to offer!
Iberostar Rose Hall Beach, Montego Bay, Jamaica
While there are three Iberostar resorts located in Montego Bay, the most family-friendly of these has to be the Iberostar Rose Hall Beach. Boasting 319 rooms, this all-inclusive waterpark resort provides a large number of family rooms and has an abundance of facilities to ensure everyone is entertained.
This resort has an excellent kids club, water park, lazy river, and even an activity pool. IWhen you’re tired of the water, or you just want to leave the kids at the kids club while you go do something a little more refined, you can check out the full-service spa, try your luck at the casino, or take part in a Pilates class.
With six restaurants, six bars, and a great nightlife scene in one all-inclusive price, the Iberostar Rose Hall Beach is perfect for any family getaway or special vacation.
Dreams Golf & Spa Resort, Playa Mujeres, Mexico
Located a convenient 30 minutes from central Cancun, Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort is an excellent family-friendly resort, offering a stunning white-sand beach and plenty of activities for everyone.
With a ton of pools (including two infinity-edge pools, six whirlpools, and, of course, a water park), there’s plenty to do if you love being in the water. They also have a luxurious spa on-site, a state-of-the-art gym, and a nearby golf course, plus offer a variety of activities and live performances daily.
Many of the rooms are family-friendly, and some even have private pools! With a selection of ten places to eat and drink, you’re spoiled for choice at this all-inclusive waterpark resort.
Wilderness at the Smokies, Sevierville, Tennessee
If you’d like to stay close to home, check out this all-inclusive waterpark resort in the U.S. Wilderness at the Smokies covers 66,000 square feet and features a giant indoor waterpark. It is the largest of its kind in Tennessee.
Be sure to check out some of the best features on offer at this resort, including its 450-foot-long water slide, five-story-high water sports ride, massive wave pool, and surf rider. Or, if you’re looking for some non-water-related fun, check out the adventure forest!
Radisson Blu at the Mall of America, Bloomington Minnesota
Another one for those looking for a vacation within the United States, the Radison Blu boasts a 70,000-square-foot Great Wolf Lodge waterpark along with in-pool basketball hoops, bridges, and even a fake lighthouse!
They also have an outdoor space wave called “FlowRider” for surfing. In addition, the hotel boasts an amazing arcade among many other great attractions. If this isn’t enough to tempt the thrill seekers amongst you, the water park at this location is also home to the country’s tallest waterslide!
Nickelodeon Hotel and Resort, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
If you’re traveling with children then this could be the perfect destination for you. The all-inclusive Nickelodeon Hotel & Resort Punta Cana is a nostalgic destination for children and parents who have grown up with the network; it brings classic favorites to life.
With a great theme and design, this resort stops at nothing to ensure the best family vacation ever. There’s a huge waterpark, a ”sliming lottery,” and even the opportunity to enjoy brunch with your favorite Nickelodeon characters.
All guest rooms are child-friendly, and, of course, Nickelodeon-themed, including one villa modeled after SpongeBob’s pineapple house! There’s also an on-site kids club where you can drop off the little ones, so you can spend some time relaxing at the adults-only pool and spa.
Crown Paradise Club, Cancun, Mexico
Situated on a stunning beach, Crown Paradise Club is the perfect all-inclusive waterpark resort for anyone looking for a fun-filled adventure-packed vacation in Cancun.
They have a selection of various pools tailored to families, kids, and adults, alongside a waterpark packed with fountains and slides. If you’re looking for something to keep the young ones entertained on land, however, there’s both a baby club (with toys and a bounce house), and a teens club that features gaming, ping pong, and darts, just to name a few!
The adventure area is another thing to look out for. It is equipped with a sand volleyball court, waterslides, a rock-climbing wall, and even a zipline for teenagers and young adults.
Atlantis Bahamas, Paradise Island, Bahamas
Each of these areas has been specially designed to tailor them for the enjoyment of kids, adults, or families. There are rapids in which you can ride for a mile (in a tube of course), a lazy river, and a huge selection of waterslides for all different ages.
If you’re looking for a destination with a great beach, then you’re in luck here. Atlantis offers three different white sand beaches to enjoy, making for a great place to relax after all the fun of the waterpark. You’re also close to Nassau, if you want to head off the resort for some exploring.
Hotel Xcaret, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Hotel Xcaret is a stunning 900-room all-inclusive resort that made its way onto this list despite not having a waterpark onsite. This is because they provide a complimentary shuttle for guests to visit the Xcaret eco-park, which is home to an incredible waterpark.
This makes Hotel Xcaret a great choice for anyone looking for a more relaxed atmosphere in the resort while not wanting to miss out on the fun. On-site amenities include 10 restaurants, 8 bars, a kids’ club, multiple pools, and an excellent spa. There’s also a stunning beach to enjoy!
Coconut Bay Beach & Spa Resort, St.Lucia
The amazing Coconut Bay Beach & Spa Resort in gorgeous St. Lucia boasts 250 stunning rooms, including an adults-only wing (Harmony) which is perfect for a honeymoon. Their other section, Splash, is created for families, and it’s this part of the resort which boasts a number of swimming pools for both adults and children. There’s also a great waterpark, a tiny plunge pool, a lazy river, and water slides.
The adults-only amenities at this resort include an 11,000-square-foot spa, a fitness center, tennis courts, and a warm whirlpool with waiter service. The beach is beautiful, and there is nightly entertainment.
Royalton Splash Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Another great resort in the Dominican Republic is Royalton Splash Punta Cana, which is home to one of the Caribbean’s largest waterparks. Discover water tubes, hanging buckets of water, and an amazing wave pool, perfect for children and adults alike.
Some of their unmissable water slides include the Black Hole, a gravity-defying 370-foot slide, and the Kamikaze, with a 50-foot maximum depth and breathtaking views of the resort. Indoor fun includes an escape room and virtual reality gaming. There’s also a fitness center and tennis courts, as well as classes in dancing, Spanish, aqua aerobics.
There are 8 restaurants and 11 bars, plus a lovely beach and evening entertainment (including a nightclub).
Now that you’ve read all about these 15 all-inclusive waterpark resorts, which one do you want to go to? Let us know in the comments! If you need any assistance booking your trip to one of these amazing destinations or are just looking for a little more insight into which may be the best one for you, be sure to check out our travel planning page.
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Emily is a Freelance travel writer from the UK who believes that the discovery of culture, history, foods, and modern life is the most exciting part of travel. She loves finding great deals and experiencing great travel on a budget.
Emily graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in the United Kingdom, with a degree in Asia Pacific Studies.