Those of you seeking a list of vacation resorts that can accommodate a family of five without requiring booking two rooms can thank Tammi, a Canadian mom of three girls. She thoroughly researched your options!
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She posted her compiled list in 2013 on her very popular blog, My Organized Chaos, which focuses on family life, products, recipes, and travel. Her resort list may have been updated a bit over the years.
Hotels and Resorts Often Change
If you check out her list, keep in mind that hotels and resorts are often remodeled or change ownership or customer focus. Sometimes the resort has a name change that could be an entirely different name or a slight change. The resorts may no longer sleep 5 or 6 to a room.
At Sleeps5, we try to go through every hotel listed by city periodically to verify information. Often, we need to update amenities, or even delete a hotel because it’s no longer operating or has changed dramatically.
Online Hotel or Resort Resources Aren’t Complete
We frequently find that a hotel or resort website sometimes does not indicate that a family room or suite can accommodate a family of 5 or 6 or more. Tammi mentions that, like we do at Sleeps5, she had to directly contact a few of the properties to attempt to get solid information about the bed configurations and policies about the number of children to a room. She describes that the resort research entailed frequent hopping between websites and digging into the booking process of many of the resorts to try to identify the bedding configurations.
Find the Best All Inclusive Hotels for Families
An All Inclusive Resort typically means that all the meals, and many activities and amenities, are included in the price. Often, adding a child over the age of 2 or 3 requires paying an extra fee, usually discounted at 50%. Kids who are 2 or 3 are often free. Some of the resorts can add an extra bed or crib, but many cannot. Some allow multiple children, but they must use the existing bedding.
The locations on Tammi’s list include Cancun, Riviera Maya, Los Cabos, Manzanillo, Riviera Nayarit, Puerto Vallarta, Punta Cana, Negril, Montego Bay, Ochos Rios, Turks and Caicos, and St. Lucia. Some of the resorts are reviewed by Tammi, herself!
Try Booking.com Options
For additional options, try Booking.com, which does offer all-inclusive resorts that can sleep 5 or 6.
Keep in mind that some of the listed Booking.com resorts that indicate 4 max to a room may actually be able to sleep 5, or even to accommodate a family of 6, but you’d need to confirm with the resort directly. Some travelers book through a hotel search website, or on a hotel’s website, and then follow up with the hotel or resort to confirm number of guests and bed needs. If you go that route, first make sure there won’t be a cancellation fee if the room won’t work out.
Here are some links to All-Inclusive Resorts for Family of 5 or 6 from Booking.com’s Top Picks for Families. Use the filters on the left side of the Booking.com page to change the number of kids and their ages, enter your dates, select the city, and opt for other choices.
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Options for All Inclusive Resort: Family of 5, Family of 6, All Together!
Tammi shares our Sleeps5 outlook that the advantages of a family sharing one space include saving money and making logistics easier by keeping the family together.
Another commonality: Tammi has “twins plus one”, just as I do, and just as my Sleeps5 co-founder Holly does! You can read a little bit about our families and how we started Sleeps5 here.
I’m enjoying dreaming of a vacation in the sun, rather than the big-city locales my family has thus far visited, and when the time comes to make a plan, I’ll be sure to reference Tammi’s list of resorts for 5.
Click here for All Inclusive Vacation Resorts for a Family of Five, from My Organized Chaos.
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