Ultimate Family Holidays: Luxury All-Inclusive Resorts with Thrilling Water Parks

Looking for the ultimate family holiday that combines luxury, all-inclusive comfort, and endless entertainment for all ages? Look no further! Imagine a lavish resort that offers everything from spacious accommodations and top-notch amenities to kids’ clubs and an exhilarating water park. Who says you can’t have it all? Get ready to discover the best luxury, all-inclusive resorts with water parks:

UAE: Rixos The Palm, Dubai (5 Star)

Rixos The Palm Dubai Hotel & Suites, a jewel among family beach destinations, is located on the iconic Palm Jumeirah Dubai. Its beachfront location offers a perfect blend of relaxation for parents and thrilling water adventures for kids, with its array of exciting waterslides, a vibrant kids club, and a host of daily activities.

At Rixos The Palm Dubai Hotel & Suites, guests are treated to the renowned Turkish hospitality in the iconic setting of Palm Jumeirah. The resort’s all-inclusive options, which include premium beverages, à la carte restaurants, and a variety of bars serving high-quality food and drinks from day to night, ensure that every family member’s culinary preferences are catered to.

The hotel provides a variety of spacious guest rooms and suites to accommodate families of all sizes. From deluxe rooms to 3, 4, and 5-bed suites, there is a room type for everyone.

Families have complimentary access to the world’s largest waterpark, Aquaventure Waterpark, where they can enjoy daily access to over 105 slides, attractions, and experiences, ensuring endless fun at this fantastic waterpark.

Read our guide to the best hotels on the Palm

Mexico:  Royalton Splash, Cancun (5 Star)

The brand-new Royalton Splash resort is positioned along the pristine shores of Riviera Cancun, just a quick 20-minute drive from Cancun Airport. This idyllic retreat strikes the perfect balance, offering easy access to Cancun’s vibrant attractions while serving as a secluded haven. Families can delight in the diverse dining options with 12 restaurants, from savouring authentic Mexican flavours at Agave to relishing mouthwatering steaks at Hunters Kitchen, where the chefs prepare your meal in a lively show kitchen. And let’s not forget the nine bars scattered throughout the resort, serving up tantalising Mexican Margaritas and an array of premium drinks and tropical cocktails.

The Royalton Splash Resort has a perfect accommodation for every guest. Step into the relaxed, coastal vibe of the entry-level suites, where tranquillity awaits from the moment you arrive. For families, luxurious two-bedroom junior suites provide ample space and comfort. Or, you can enhance your stay with the indulgent Diamond Club™ suites, complete with exclusive amenities and privileges. 

The resort offers a plethora of activities to captivate even the most energetic guests, such as laser tag, an indoor trampoline park, and a luxurious spa for those seeking relaxation. And if that’s not enough, prepare for an aquatic adventure at one of the largest water parks in the Caribbean, featuring two lazy rivers, ten thrilling slides, and an abundance of splash pads and playgrounds for guests of all ages.

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Turkey: Rixos Premium, Belek (5 Star)

Situated on the Turkish Riviera, Rixos Premium Belek is a beautiful resort on a sandy beach overlooking the Mediterranean coast. It offers different family accommodation types, including stylish family rooms, deluxe suites, and the exclusive Club Prive Villas for those seeking a more private and privileged experience.

The resort is all-inclusive and features eight restaurants serving authentic and wholesome cuisine, such as handmade pizzas at Piazzetta Italiana and pan-inspired dishes at Z’asya. There are also eight bars where adults can enjoy a tropical cocktail or two! s

The resort’s kids’ facilities are exceptional. The Rixy Kids Club offers a wide range of exciting activities for children aged 4-12, including pools with slides, special shows, workshops, game consoles, and engaging activities.

One of the biggest perks of staying at Rixos Premium, Belek is its proximity to Land of Legends, a theme park and water park with thrilling rides like the Typhoon Coaster and Hurricane, as well as more tame rides and attractions in the Masha and The Bear Land of Laughter. Land of Legends also features its own waterpark, Aqua Land, with a variety of thrilling slides, Float Rider surf simulators, and marine encounters. And the best part? Access to Land of Legends is free for guests staying at Rixos Premium, Belek. 

Read our guide to the best hotels in Turkish Riviera

Greece: Atlantica Aegean Blue, Rhodes (5 Star)

Atlantica Aegean Blue is found right on the beach next to the sparkling waters of the Aegean Sea. This gem is just 22 km from Rhodes City and a mere 950 m from the charming summer resort of Kolymbia.

The resort offers a wide selection of family-friendly accommodations, from contemporary premium family rooms to more decadent 2-bedroom suites with a swim-up pool. There’s room for everyone to relax at the end of a busy day of exploring.

The dining scene at Atlantica Aegean Blue is just as exciting and vibrant as the on-site waterpark. The resort has three à-la-carte restaurants, various snack bars, and a delicious gelateria. Drinks and snacks are available throughout the day at different watering holes throughout the resort, like Splasher’s Hub, which serves up tasty snacks, ice creams, and refreshing drinks daily.

The resort boasts its own water park, providing plenty of excitement and fun for the whole family. Thrill-seekers can enjoy rides like the Turbo Lance Thriller, Kamikaze, and Freefall, or take on the 3-lane slide race. For younger adventurers, there are also more gentle slides and splash zones to enjoy in the Animal Kingdom area.

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Turks and Caicos  – Beaches Resort (5 Star)

Situated on the breathtaking Grace Bay, recognised as “The World’s Best Beach” by TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice awards, this resort offers an exceptional family experience. The azure waters and unspoiled beach create a setting reserved for the privileged few, providing a perfect backdrop for endless hours of fun in the sun.

One of Beaches Turks and Caicos’s most unique features is the “Stay at 1, Play at 5” concept, which allows guests to choose from different village atmospheres during their stay. From the tropical Caribbean and Seaside Villages to the charming Italian Village, there’s something for everyone. The newly enhanced rooms and suites, including spacious luxury rooms, beachfront villas, and family suites, cater to families of all sizes.

Dining at Beaches is an adventure in itself, with 20 restaurant options ranging from five-star service to laid-back cuisine at food trucks. The resort’s 15 bars serve up premium drinks and hand-crafted cocktails, ensuring that every member of the family is catered to.

For the little adventurers (and the young at heart), the Pirates Island Water Park is a must-visit. With thrilling slides, a lazy river, surf simulators, and zero-entry pools, the water park promises non-stop excitement. They even have a kids-only swim-up bar, ensuring that the little ones have their own space to have fun.

Read our guide to the best hotels in the Turks and Caicos

Dominican Republic – Hyatt Zilara, Cap Cana

The Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana is an all-inclusive resort in the exclusive area of the Dominican Republic. Situated on the stunning Juanillo Beach, this tropical paradise offers all-inclusive indulgence, breathtaking ocean views, and an array of amenities. Just a 15-minute drive from Punta Cana International Airport, the resort features 375 well-appointed suites catering to all types of travellers, from luxurious junior suites to swim-up suites and an impressive penthouse option. Moreover, families can elevate their experience by opting for a Club Suite, granting access to exclusive amenities and personalised concierge service.

Dining at Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana is a delight, with over eight on-site restaurants offering diverse culinary experiences, from upscale beachside dining at La Chinola to the delectable offerings of the La Zizi food truck. The resort also features vibrant bars serving premium drinks and cocktails. Families can revel in a wealth of activities, including water sports, infinity pools, lazy rivers, and a thrilling water park with five slides and a grotto cascade. Meanwhile, the Lost City of Anac Pac Kids and Teen Club ensures that young guests are entertained with interactive activities and a dedicated play zone.

For adults seeking relaxation, the resort’s spa, inspired by the tranquillity of a Cenote, offers a 26,900-square-foot oasis featuring the Dominican Republic’s first Himalayan Salt Lounge. Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana truly provides a perfect blend of family fun and adult relaxation in a stunning Caribbean setting.

Read our guide to the best hotels in the Dominican Republic

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