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- Key Lime Sailing Club & Cottages, Key Largo
- Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
- South Seas Island Resort: Captiva Island
- The Don CeSar, St. Pete's Beach
- Sandpearl Resort, Clearwater Beach
- The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
- Treasure Island Beach Resort, Gulf Coast
- Frequently Asked Questions
- More Florida Family Vacation Ideas
While there are only two true all-inclusive resorts in Florida — one for families and one for adults only — you’ll find several luxury resorts that offer vacation packages with added benefits or discounts. At these Florida resorts, inclusive may mean meal plans or amenities that can be purchased as add-on options to hotel costs. And this list of Florida all-inclusives includes several that offer “Good Neighbor” deals to residents of Florida and Georgia.
All-inclusive resorts are among my family’s favorite kinds of vacations. We love that accommodations, meals, most activities and entertainment are all included in one flat rate. The kids love that there are so many things to do. Now that my kids are older, we all love that we can do things together or separately, and then catch up at meal times.
While there are only two full all-inclusive resorts in Florida, there are a number of Florida resorts that offer add-on options.
Sandpiper Bay All-Inclusive, Trademark Collection by Wyndham, the Only Family-Friendly All Inclusive in St. Lucie River
This resort was formerly the Club Med Sandpiper Bay and it was one of my family’s favorite spots. In 2022, the resort was sold to Wyndham and renamed Sandpiper Bay All Inclusive, Trademark Collection by Wyndham.
This sale is valid until 6/4/2023.
It has a new name, but the resort on the banks of the St. Lucie River is still the only Florida all-inclusive resort for families. It offers accommodations, entertainment, dining and an incredible array of kid-friendly activities all included at one flat rate. Excursions and spa treatments are available for an extra fee.
The junior family suites have a king bed and a set of bunk beds separated by a curtain. Or you get a room with a king bed and one or two day beds. All meals, snacks and drinks are included.
Activities Included at Sandpiper Bay Resort
Top on most family’s vacation agendas: The pool. Sandpiper Bay has two, a family pool that is open daily and an adults-only pool that is open on the weekend.
Water sports include sailing, kayaking, and paddleboarding. Jet skis, hoverboards, tubes, wakeboards and water excursions such as a sunset cruise or eco tour are available for an additional cost. Land sports include tennis, pickleball, basketball, soccer, bocce ball, mini golf and ping pong. There are sports pros onsite to give lessons in tennis, golf, volleyball, soccer, and swimming at an additional fee. Zumba and other fitness programs also are included, although spa services are an additional charge.
A kid’s club for babies as young as 4 months with special programming for toddlers and school-age kids and a club for tweens and teens (ages 11-17) is included. Nightly pajama parties for kids ages 4 months to 10 are available at an extra fee.
Dining at Sandpiper Bay
Three meals a day are available in The Marketplace buffet restaurant with snacks and other treats available throughout the day at the Slice Bar and Slice Terrace. A pool bar opens at the adults-only pool on the weekends.
Bungalows Key Largo, the Only Adults-Only All-Inclusive in the Florida Keys
When you’re ready to travel without the kids (or if your kids are adults now), head to this all-inclusive resort in Florida for adults only (21-plus).
This oasis in the Florida Keys is home to 135 private waterfront or garden bungalows with private verandas outfitted with outdoor rain showers and soaking tubs. Plus, each bungalow comes with two cruiser bikes to explore the beautiful property.
All-inclusive pricing covers accommodations, all meals and premium drinks at three restaurants and a poolside bar. The rate also includes yoga classes, paddleboards, kayaks and other non-motorized water sports.
Not included are spa treatments, boat excursions and the onsite fine-dining restaurant. Bungalows Key Largo is accessible via car and seaplane.
Kid-Friendly Resorts with More Inclusive Options
The Four Seasons Resort Orlando
The Four Seasons Resort Orlando offers the best of both worlds — a quiet residential location and easy access to Disney World.
Amenities include Explorer Island, a playground with a family pool and a lazy river, water slides, and more. The pools at the Four Seasons Orlando are legendary and paradise for parents and kids alike.
It’s easy to forget Disney World is minutes away once you’ve checked into the resort — until you hop onboard one of the resort’s plush motor coaches for complimentary transport to the four main Disney parks or have breakfast with a Disney character at “The Good Morning Breakfast with Goofy and Pals.”
Comps for kids: Kids for All Seasons camp for ages 4 to 12, and free dining for ages 5 and younger with a paying adult in resort restaurants.
Key Lime Sailing Club & Cottages, Key Largo
This a good choice for big families. The resort promises an Old Florida Keys experience in a small, secluded resort featuring unique cottages. Large families can connect 3 cottages together to sleep about 15 people.
Included in the room price are unlimited use of a private sailboat, snorkeling gear, bicycles, kayaks, canoes, paddleboards, and fishing gear. In addition, there’s complimentary WiFi, and BBQ grills.
SheBuysTravel Tip: Key Largo is a great stop on a Miami-Key West Florida road trip. Bring your snorkel gear to explore America’s first undersea park—John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in Key Largo. If you’d rather stay dry, take a glass-bottom boat tour to get a peek beneath the surface.
Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa
Situated on a private beach, the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa promises a relaxing getaway. The luxury resort has a calm beach, large heated pools, a spa, fitness center, year-round children’s program, and three restaurants.
But it’s the beach and array of water sports that completes a family vacation. For a reasonable fee, you can rent wave runners, kayaks, paddleboards, and Hobie cat sailboats. Also, sign up for para-sailing, snorkeling trips and banana boats.
The ocean is as flat as a lake in the mornings, so that’s when I felt most comfortable paddling a kayak through water so clear I could see reefs just beneath the surface.
Lounge chairs and umbrellas are included in the resort fee. Beverage service is available (but not included) on the beach from the comfort of your chair.
South Seas Island Resort: Captiva Island
The South Seas island Resort, about 30 miles southwest of Fort Myers on Florida’s Gulf Coast, promises a casual Florida beach vacation. Its location within a 330-acre protected wildlife sanctuary offers ample opportunities for exploring, kayaking, fishing and shelling.
The Don CeSar, St. Pete’s Beach
Dubbed the Pink Palace of St. Pete Beach, the beachfront Don CeSar is situated on Florida’s Gulf Coast.
Before you go, watch the Amazon Prime series “Life’s Rewards.” It features a down-on-his-luck main character, Dan, who lives off a massive cache of hotel points while stranded at The Don CeSar.
The Don CeSar resort fees cover bicycle rentals, premium WiFi, daily rental of up to three beach lounge chairs and an umbrella, daily yoga and aerobic classes, non-motorized water sports equipment (between 9 a.m. and noon), half-day access to Camp CeSar and more.
Sandpearl Resort, Clearwater Beach
Kick back at the resort’s private beach and lagoon-style pool, then gather around the beachfront fire pit after dinner. For locals, the Good Neighbor Discount offers Florida and Georgia residents discounted stays.
SheBuysTravel Tip: If you head to the Sandpearl, check out these fun things to do in Clearwater and visit these family-friendly Clearwater restaurants.
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
Situated on one of northeast Florida’s barrier islands, the beachfront Ritz-Carlton offers a more inclusive vacation on the Club Level. Perks there include complimentary snacks and beverages (always important if you’re traveling with ravenous teens!), overnight valet parking, and personalized concierge service.
More Club Level amenities: Children ages 5 to 12 can attend Ritz Kids’ Night Out every Friday and Saturday evening, which includes supervised activities and dinner.
Treasure Island Beach Resort, Gulf Coast
Enjoy three miles of a white sand beach at Treasure Island Beach Resort on Florida’s West Coast. This casual luxury property has 77 rooms and suites, some with ocean views and private balconies. Treasure Island is the place to enjoy the same soft sand and turquoise waters of Clearwater but with a quieter experience.
Located adjacent to St. Petersburg, the resort is great for families planning to visit the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and Central Florida’s theme parks.
The Good Neighbor Discount offers Florida and Georgia residents discounted room rates.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are the two full all-inclusive resorts in Florida?
A: The two full all-inclusive resorts in Florida are Club Med Sandpiper Bay and Club Med Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.
Q: What are the benefits of staying at an all-inclusive resort?
A: Staying at an all-inclusive resort means that accommodations, meals, most activities, and entertainment are all included in one flat rate. This can save you money and make planning your vacation easier.
Q: Are there any all-inclusive resorts in Florida that are specifically for families?
A: Yes, Club Med Sandpiper Bay is an all-inclusive resort in Florida that is specifically designed for families.
Q: Are there any all-inclusive resorts in Florida that are for adults only?
A: Yes, Club Med Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is an all-inclusive resort in Florida that is exclusively for adults.
Q: What is a “Good Neighbor” deal?
A: A “Good Neighbor” deal is a special offer that some Florida all-inclusive resorts extend to residents of Florida and Georgia. These deals can include discounts on accommodations, meals, and activities.
More Florida Family Vacation Ideas
- Fun Florida Road Trips with Kids
- Best Florida Beaches for Families
- Not-to-be-Missed Florida State Parks
- Central Florida Theme Parks: Disney and Beyond
Cindy Cratty says
How do I get to go to an all inclusive resort for cheap? Can I go under the Traveling Mom? Do people do such things, that they write about their experience & get discounts or free travel?