This is a sponsored post from Beach Resorts, but all opinions are my own.

Have you ever been on an all-inclusive vacation? They can be great not only as a romantic getaway for adults, but also as a great spot for the whole family without having to worry about your budget on vacation.

Beaches Resorts are one great option for an all-inclusive family vacation with plenty of fun things to do with the kids both on land and on sea. It’s the ultimate resort for the family, with so many activities to make this a vacation they’ll never forget.

9 Awesome Things to Do at Beaches Resorts

1. Scuba — and Snuba — Diving

scuba diving family

The Kids Scuba Program, taught by professional instructors, not only teaches children scuba diving in the beautiful waters of the Caribbean, they also learn the importance of conservation of the undersea world.

The Bubblemaker Experience lets kids practice their scuba skills in shallow water, while those on the Seal Team go on “AquaMissions,” diving with flashlights — how fun! — capturing these awesome experiences with underwater photography.

Think scuba diving is too much? How about “snuba” diving, which combines the best of both snorkeling and scuba. Plus, your kids can throw that new word around when they get home and impress all their friends ;-).

2. Xbox Play Lounge

While we know that kids will enjoy outdoor activities, they also have the option to enjoy some downtime with some popular video games in the resorts’ cutting-edge Xbox Play Lounge. Kids can play Minecraft, Forza Motorsports 7, NBA 2K18, Hexic 2, Dirt Rally and more.  

3. Tubing

tubing ocean

At Beaches Negril, in Jamaica, the whole family can get on a tube tied to a power boat and skim the blue waters of the Caribbean. We’re betting lots of giggling with ensue as they fly through the air!

4. Glass-bottom Boats

When you board one these glass-bottom boats, prepare to be amazed as you look through the clear floor and witness marine wildlife and coral reefs as glide by. This can be a great option for kids who may be a little unsure of snorkeling and scuba diving, but who still want to enjoy the beautiful creatures under the sea.

5. Waterparks

Beaches Resorts boasts three waterparks: two in Jamaica and one in Turks & Caicos. If frolicking on the beaches isn’t enough for the kiddos, take them to one of these parks where they’ll enjoy waterslides, kid-friendly pools and even a swim-up soda bar! What’s not to like?  

Water cannons, lazy rivers and pop-up jets not enough? Have them try riding a wave at the Caribbean’s only surf simulator! We’re here to tell ya it’s not easy, but definitely fun to try!

6. Snorkeling

With its warm, shallow, tranquil and clear water, the Caribbean is perfect for snorkeling. Explore reefs, get up close with fish and enjoy an extraordinary experience the whole family can participate in.

7. Laser Bug Performance Boats

While the Caribbean beckons all of us to explore her underwater beauty, learning to master the waves is something that Beaches can help with, too. Kids can take to the sea in single-hull Laser Bug boats at the Beaches Sailing School. Aye, Aye captain.

8. Bodyboarding

While the Caribbean doesn’t have the reputation for rip-roaring curls, you can still take waves for a ride. Try  bodyboarding off Barbados and indulge in this thrilling sport.

9. Lawn Chess

Sun, sand, surf. It’s so easy to just let the mind relax and recharge. But if you feel guilty about that, a quick game of lawn chess will help parents ease back into that work state-of-mind. Just don’t lose to the kids; you’ll never hear the end of it on the flight back ;-).

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  • Lyn Mettler

    Lyn Mettler is a longtime travel writer for US News & World Report, USA Today 10Best and The TODAY Show who created Families Fly Free, a program which teaches families her simple system to use travel rewards to fly for free.

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