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Puerto Rico gives you all the island vibes without any passport hassle or money exchanges. You can spend your days lounging on gorgeous beaches, drink in one hand, book in the other. Or visit a lush tropical rainforest. Maybe you’re interested in exploring historic and culturally rich Old San Juan? All of your options are wonderful. There is one hard part, though. Deciding where to stay. Although Puerto Rico doesn’t offer any fully all-inclusive resorts like its Caribbean neighbors, there are tons of family-friendly resorts with vacation packages and experiences. Here’s our list of the top 13 to help you decide.
1 C. San Gerónimo
San Juan, 00901, Puerto Rico
Conveniently located on its own 17-acre peninsula near Old San Juan, the Caribe Hilton offers everything your family could need at your fingertips.
You can spend your day at one of the three oceanfront pools with a kid’s fountain pool and swim-up bar. Or, you can head down to the private, shallow beach where you can rent snorkeling gear and rafts for a small fee. If you prefer to lounge instead, beach chairs and umbrellas are provided at no cost. There are also several amenities including a game room, children’s playground, tennis courts, tropical gardens, bird sanctuary, beachfront spa and fitness center.
Once you’ve worked up an appetite, choose from one of the resort’s nine restaurants. The little ones in the family will surely love a visit to the resort’s ice cream parlor after dinner or to cool down after a hot day.
Fun fact: The Caribe Hilton is home to Caribar, the place where Piña Coladas were invented in 1954!
SheBuysTravel contributor Mimi Slawoff calls the Caribe Hilton her favorite San Juan beach hotel because of its convenient location, amenities and excellent service. You can read more about her experience here.
Why the Caribe Hilton is great for families:
- Designated children’s menus available in the restaurants
- Children 18 and under stay free when sharing a room with a parent
- Babysitting services available (for an extra fee)
- Daily activities calendar that the entire family can enjoy
Condado Plaza Hilton
999 Ashford Ave
San Juan, 00907, Puerto Rico
Conveniently located between Old San Juan and the popular Condado Beach area, the Condado Plaza Hilton is excellent for families looking for an all-inclusive experience in Puerto Rico.
Families will have direct access to the beach with an underwater snorkeling trail. At the resort, there are four pools including an activity pool with a waterslide and swim-up bar, toddler pool, jacuzzi and a tranquil lounge/lap pool in the Lagoon Tower. For kids and adults who want a break from the water but don’t want to be too far from the pool action, there’s an adjacent game room with various games and activities. There is also an on-site restaurant as well as a fitness center for adults who want to keep up their fitness routine.
The “playita” (small beach) next to the hotel is calm, shallow and safer for younger children than the main beaches. It was the first beach that my son ever visited when he was two years old, and he had a blast splashing around with other locals and visiting families. It isn’t uncommon to see children and adults snorkeling and kayaking in the waters.
A SheBuysTravel contributor stayed at the Condado Plaza Hilton with her two young daughters and felt it was a great destination for traveling families, offering a modern, luxury hotel experience close to the rich cultural offerings in Old San Juan.
Why the Condado Plaza Hilton is great for families:
- Family Junior Suites with separate sleeping areas, mini-fridges and microwaves
- Family activity pool with waterslide and toddler pool
- Shallow, swimmable beach right next to the hotel
- Poolside game room with board games and ping-pong paddles
Condado Vanderbilt Hotel
1055 Ashford Ave
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00907
If you’re looking for a luxury all-inclusive vacation experience in Puerto Rico, the Condado Vanderbilt fits the bill. It is especially ideal for families with older or adult children.
Amenities at the resort include world class-restaurants, four swimming pools, a sundeck, spa and fitness center. You’ll also find a wine bar, cigar lounge and cocktail bar. The oceanfront pool area features chaise lounges, cabanas and a personal pool and beach butler to bring you all the refreshments you need.
While there isn’t much for younger kids to do on the resort, there are plenty of options just minutes away. For example, there’s a private beach just steps away where you can rent floats, snorkels and toys for building sandcastles. Old San Juan and the Castillo San Felipe del Morro fort are just 15 minutes away, and within an hour is the El Yunque rainforest and the Bioluminescent Bay.
Why the Condado Vanderbilt is great for families:
- Convenient to several family-friendly activities and attractions
- Pet-friendly with pet activities and services for when you want to bring your furry family member along
- Spacious suites with kitchenettes, separate living rooms and 24-hour butler service
La Concha Renaissance San Juan Resort
1077 Ashford Ave
San Juan, 00907, Puerto Rico
Located in the heart of the Condado Beach area, La Concha Renaissance Resort is one of my all-time favorite resorts in Puerto Rico. I’ve stayed at this resort for solo trips, girls trips and family trips and have never been let down by the unparalleled service or immaculate grounds and amenities. Even my 13-year-old nephew felt like a king from the robes and slippers in our room to the remarkable poolside service.
While not all-inclusive, the La Concha Renaissance Resort frequently offers packages that include meals, activities and extra nights at the resort. Resort amenities include three swimming pools (including a family pool and an adults-only pool), two whirlpool jacuzzis and ocean view fitness center.
The hotel lounge and casino are always lively and jumping places to be for the adults in the family, especially during the weekends. There’s also an oceanfront nightclub for adults who want to dance the night away.
Why the La Concha Renaissance Resort is great for families:
- Convenient location with direct access to Condado Beach
- Spacious guest rooms and suites with free wifi, separate living rooms and kitchenettes
- Family pool as well as an adult-only pool
- Pet-friendly resort
San Juan Marriott Stellaris Resort and Casino
1309 Ashford Ave
San Juan, 00907, Puerto Rico
Another resort located in the heart of the popular Condado Beach area, the San Juan Marriott Resort is a popular choice for families vacationing in Puerto Rico.
This resort has always been an attractive San Juan hotel choice for me because of its central location and family-friendly pool area with fountains, a waterslide and a children’s pool. In addition to the heated beachfront pool, there are other amenities such as a tennis court, fitness center and daily scheduled games and activities for the entire family to enjoy. The Stellaris Casino is also nice for adults with a large variety of slot games and table games.
Every room at the resort features plush beds, a furnished private balcony, free wifi and minifridges, making for a comfortable stay after a day of exploring. When it comes to dining, you can eat on-site at one of the many several resort restaurants, or venture off-resort to one of the delicious restaurants within walking distance.
Although the San Juan Marriott is large and has a busy casino, one SheBuysTravel contributor felt that its location was off the beaten path and her family didn’t even pass it during their stay.
Why the San Juan Marriott Stellaris Resort and Casino is great for families:
- Large family-friendly zero-entry pool with children’s pool, fountains and waterslide
- Convenient to popular family attractions such as Old San Juan, the El Morro Fort, Condado Children’s Museum and Bioluminescent Bay
- Daily scheduled activities, including activities for kids
- Private beach with lounge chairs, food and beverage service and beach toys for the kids
Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino
200 Convention Blvd
San Juan, 00907, Puerto Rico
Just 10 minutes away from the airport, the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino is consistently ranked as one of the top hotels in San Juan. This family-friendly hotel offers amenities such as six restaurants, game room and fitness center. There’s also a car rental agency in the garage so you can get around the island easily, as well as complimentary parking. If you book a Club Room, you’ll receive access to a lounge with all-inclusive-style perks such as continental breakfast, all-day snacks and afternoon appetizers.
However, one of the biggest draws for families staying at the Sheraton is the large family-friendly pool where children can safely splash around and play. The rooftop pool offers stunning views of the San Juan Bay, making it difficult to choose between the pool or the beach.
One TripAdvisor mom called the resort a “Great family getaway.” In her words, “The kids loved the pool and picture backgrounds. I wish I would have stayed longer to enjoy the sites and more kid friendly activities.”
Why the Sheraton Puerto Rico is great for families:
- Convenient location, just 10 minutes from the San Juan airport
- Children’s menu available in the resort restaurants
- Shuttle service to Old San Juan and Escambron Beach
- Car rental agency in the garage for easily getting around the city
Royal Sonesta San Juan
5961 Av. Isla Verde
Carolina, 00979, Puerto Rico
Formerly the Intercontinental San Juan, the Royal Sonesta San Juan is an upscale hotel for families as well as business travelers. Located in the Isla Verde area, this resort is convenient to the airport as well as several local restaurants, shopping, nightlife and beach activities. We’ve included this hotel as a great option for families, but it also makes a wonderfully romantic tropical getaway.
While there’s not many on-site amenities for children, there is a ping-pong and foosball table in the lobby. As a family you can spend time on the white-sand beach just steps away from the resort, or lounge poolside at the lagoon-style swimming pool with swim-up bar. For adults, there’s also an ocean-inspired spa and fitness center on site.
When you get hungry, head to the beachfront cafe or one of the other five restaurants and bars offering a variety of cuisines. And if you’re a guest of one of the resort’s upgraded rooms and suites, you’ll also get access to a private lounge with complimentary drinks and snacks.
Why the Royal Sonesta San Juan is great for families:
- Convenient to airport as well as many popular local attractions
- Direct access to the Isla Verde Beach
- 24-hour room service available
- PAWS program for furry family members with special amenities such as a pet bed, waterproof mats and treats (for a fee)
Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve
200 Coco Beach Blvd, PR-955
Río Grande, 00745, Puerto Rico
Formerly the Grand Melia Puerto Rico Golf Resort, the Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve offers everything a family could need to experience an all-inclusive style resort in Puerto Rico.
Spend the day at the beach partaking in watersports or beach volleyball, or going for a swim at one of the resort pools. There’s also a kid’s pool for the younger family members. Outside of the water you can take up a game of golf at one of the two world-class 18-hole golf courses, or by renting one of the four golf simulator bays. Other fun activities to keep you active include tennis, yoga on the beach, salsa lessons, snorkeling, kayaking and pickleball. Last but not least, there’s a 24-hour fitness center and a spa with its own private pool.
Dining options include five restaurants, three bars and a food truck. Or, you can order from the comfort of your own room with 24-hour room service.
Why the Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve is great for families:
- Giant lagoon-style pool with a kid’s pool
- Several family-friendly resort activities
- Spacious suites available with free wifi, separate living room and kitchenettes
Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort
6000 Blvd. Río Mar
Río Grande, 00745, Puerto Rico
The Wyndham Grand Rio Mar makes it a point to make sure that guests of all ages have a blast. Located about a half hour from the San Juan airport, this beautiful beachfront resort gives all the feels of an all-inclusive resort in Puerto Rico that families will love.
When not lounging at the two-mile stretch of golden beach, families can spend time lounging at one of the three sparkling lagoon-style pools with a children’s pool and waterslide. There are dive-in movies that the whole family can enjoy together. And when you want a break from the water, enjoy beach volleyball, tennis courts and a kid’s playground for fun and exercise. Adult things to do include a day at the spa, fitness center workout or a round of golf on one of the two championship courses.
Don’t miss out on the countless daily scheduled activities and adventures with something for all age groups. For example, as a family you can take basic Spanish lessons, fly kites or do some rock-painting. You can also bird-watch as you take a nature walk though the resort’s nature preserve. If you’re there in the right season, you may even catch turtles nesting! There are also many classic games located poolside such as Jenga, Connect Four, cornhole and a giant chess board.
Why the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar is great for families:
- Weekly activities designed just for kids
- 10 kid-friendly on-site restaurants
- Children’s pool and waterslide, as well as a resort playground
El Conquistador Resort
1000 El Conquistador Avenue
Fajardo, 00738, Puerto Rico
Within minutes of the El Yunque National Rainforest and the Laguna Grande Bioluminescent Bay (both of which I highly recommend), El Conquistador Resort is one the best all-inclusive resort experiences in Puerto Rico for families.
Perhaps the biggest draw to the resort (especially for children) is the Coqui Water Park, Puerto Rico’s only seaside waterpark. Here the whole family can spend the entire day doing fun things such as zipping down waterslides, coasting down the lazy river or cooling off in the huge infinity pool. You’ll also find mini-golf, an oversized chess board, game room, small theater and fire pit for roasting s’mores.
In addition to the resort’s wide range of amenities, you also get access to a private 100-acre white sand island, Palomino. There the family can partake in even more fun activities including kayaking and paddleboarding.
One SheBuysTravel contributor traveled to the El Conquistador with her tweens who particularly enjoyed the thrills at the Coqui Water Park and visiting the nearby El Yunque rainforest.
Why the El Conquistador Resort is great for families:
- Game room and recreation center with video games, pool tables, air hockey and a family-friendly DJ in the evenings
- A 2.4 acre resort waterpark in addition to several resort pools
- Resort activities and facilities designed for family members of all ages to enjoy
Wyndham Palmas Beach and Golf Resort
170 Candelero Dr
Humacao, 00791, Puerto Rico
Formerly the Wyndham Candelero, the Wyndham Palmas Beach and Golf Resort is located in the gorgeous resort community of Palmas del Mar. With 107 rooms and no elevators in any of its buildings, the Wyndham is great for families looking for a small, quaint resort without sacrificing the amenities of an all-inclusive resort in Puerto Rico.
Some of the ways your family can enjoy a day at the Wyndham include spending the day at the beach or lounging in the lazy-river style pool. There’s a kids’ pool exclusively for the littlest ones to splash and play as well as an adults-only infinity pool. You’ll also get access to the world-renowned Palmas del Mar Tennis Club, two-championship golf courses at the Palmas del Mar Golf Club and a relaxing spa. Concierges are available on site to help you plan excursions for hiking and kayaking.
When you’ve worked up an appetite, you can choose from one of the resort’s eight restaurants and bars serving up traditional Puerto Rican style cuisine and cocktails.
Why the Wyndham Palmas Beach and Golf Resort is great for families:
- Outdoor lazy-river style pool and children’s pool
- Daily housekeeping and laundry services available
- Concierge with tour and ticket assistance to make planning family activities easy
- Pet friendly resort
Copamarina Beach Resort & Spa
PR-333 Km 6.5, Guanica
Guánica, 00653, Puerto Rico
Located in the southern part of the island, the Copamarina Beach Resort and Spa is a tropical getaway with a half-mile of private beach and 20 acres of tropical gardens.
Although not a fully all-inclusive resort in Puerto Rico, the Copamarina Beach Resort does have three inclusive meal plan options to choose from. Additionally, there are various inclusive packages available with meal and facility credits for added savings.
Amenities at the resort include free wifi, two outdoor pools, two hot tubs, two tennis courts, volleyball court, spa and a fitness center. Water lovers in the family will have access to the kayak, paddleboard and Hobie Cat rentals as well as scuba diving and snorkeling excursions and lessons.There’s also a playground for the youngest family members. Historic Ponce, the island’s second most populated town outside of San Juan, is just 45-minutes away.
After a day splashing around in the water, replenish your appetite at one of the resort restaurants with delicious farm-to-table meals and breathtaking Caribbean views.
Why the Copamarina Beach Resort and Spa is great for families:
- Family-friendly amenities such as a playground and two pools
- Suites with separate living areas and kitchenettes as well as villas with full kitchens and wrap-around balconies
- Water sports equipment rentals available
Aguadilla, 00662, Puerto Rico
Located on the west coast of the island, Villa Montana is an upscale Colonial-style resort that sits on three-miles of pristine, secluded beaches. With all of the complimentary facilities and amenities, it is one of the closest things you can get to an all-inclusive resort in Puerto Rico.
As guests, your family gets complimentary use of beach cruisers, snorkeling equipment and tennis equipment. In your room, you’ll find complimentary wifi and delicious complimentary Puerto Rican coffee. If you’re renting a car, you get complimentary parking. You can also enjoy various activities such as a two-hour horseback riding tour on the beach, scuba-diving, beach bonfire with s’mores (which I know my eight-year-old son would absolutely love) and a private beach picnic.
Other amenities and activities include award-winning restaurants, swimming at the two resort pools, trail running, golf, fishing and kitesurfing. Children in the family can burn off some energy at the resort playground. If you’re a wine lover like myself, you’ll fall in love with the resort wine cellar. If you’re up for a road trip, the picturesque beach town of Rincon is just a 45-minute drive away.
Why the Villa Montana is great for families:
- Complimentary playpens available
- Kids’ menu including kid favorites such as pizza, pasta and chicken fingers
- Villas available with full kitchens and washers/dryers
- Pet-friendly resort