Best All Inclusives for Water Park Lovers

All-inclusive resort with waterpark

The waterparks and water features at these all-inclusive resorts are so good that even beach-lovers might skip the sand in favor of a few days poolside…

Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas

Water slide at Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas

Atlantis Paradise Island has featured in a few of our articles, including as an all-inclusive for celebrity spotting and a resort for watching major international music concerts. It also happens to be — with not a hint of exaggeration — a veritable water wonderland. The massive resort-based Aquaventure waterpark includes 20 distinct swimming areas for families, kids, and one for adults only. You’ll also find a lazy river; a mile-long series of inner-tube traversed rapids; a 120-foot tall tower slide; a 200-foot body-slide; and various other water slides, towers and forts for all ages. And when all that water wears you out, you can go relax on one of Atlantis’ three white-sand beaches. (

Beaches Turks & Caicos, Turks and Caicos Islands

Surf simulator at Beaches Turks & Caicos

It seems somehow fitting for an all-inclusive resort in a British Overseas Territory to have its own Pirates Island. But you won’t find any rum-fueled bar brawls at this Beaches waterpark, as it’s very much for families — and especially for kids. Set around a huge pirate ship, the waterpark includes a 650-foot lazy river, water cannons, three huge waterslides (and eight smaller slides), swim-up soda bars, and the SurfStream surf simulator, supposedly the only one of its kind in the Caribbean. (

Coconut Bay, Saint Lucia

Lazy river at Coconut Bay, Saint Lucia

The all-inclusive Coconut Bay resort is home to CocoLand, the largest waterpark in Saint Lucia. CocoLand has been designed with both kids and adults in mind, so the whole family can enjoy the waterpark together. You can gently float down the 1,500-foot lazy river, or propel yourself down the super-fast and fully-enclosed Coconut Canon waterslide. For twists and turns, head to the Coconut Coaster for a splash-down in a plunge pool. For your littluns, there’s a zero-depth aquatic playground with spraying fountains, misting jets, water cannons and geysers. (

Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa, Montego Bay, Jamaica

Lazy river at Hilton Rose Hall Resort

The Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa is located in an 18th century tropical estate with historic ruins and a beautiful private beach. “But what about the waterpark?” I hear you cry. Well get this: Rose Hall Resort owns and operates the Sugar Mill Falls Water Park, the second largest water complex in the Caribbean — and it’s all-included for guests. With artificial lagoons, three terraced pools, cascading waterfalls, a 280-foot slide, and a lazy river, this waterpark is perfect for all the family — even teens who claim to hate family vacations will be tempted by this all-inclusive. (

Memories Splash Punta Cana Resort and Spa, Dominican Republic

Waterpark at Memories Splash Punta Cana Resort

If sipping a piña colada at a swim-up bar while watching your kids have fun on the waterslides sounds like a good holiday, you’ll probably enjoy the affordable and family-friendly Memories Splash Punta Cana Resort and Spa. Here you and your older kids (10 years and up) can bomb down seven large waterslides with names like Black Hole, Space Bowl and Kamikaze, the latter featuring a 15.2-meter vertical drop. Smaller children have seven of their own slides to choose from, including introductory slides for slightly fearful first-timers. Guests can also take part in some in-pool introductory scuba lessons, all included. (

Moon Palace Cancun, Mexico

FlowRider at Moon Palace Cancun

If you love to surf, or if you or your kids want to learn how to surf, you’ll find a perfect endless wave at the all-inclusive Moon Palace Cancun. This is all thanks to FlowRider (not to be confused with American rapper Flo Rida, no relation), a pool-based system that pumps thousands of gallons of water over a riding surface, allowing you to surf non-stop on an unbroken wave. Children and adults can both have a go, with bodyboards available for kids who are not quite ready to stand on a surfboard. (

Gran Caribe Cancun Resort, Mexico

Oki Splash Park at Gran Caribe Cancun

Thanks to Jack Sparrow and crew, pirates haven’t been this popular since Treasure Island was first published back in the early 1880s. And if your kids are pirate fans, they’ll love the Gran Caribe Cancun Resort, home to the Oki Splash Park. This family-friendly waterpark has a large 17th century replica pirate ship at its heart, and a playful pirate atmosphere throughout. There are large waterslides for older kids and teens, splash and spray areas for the younger kids, and water cannons for adults who want to play pirate for the day. All good fun in the Mexican sun. (

Excellence Playa Mujeres Resort, Cancun, Mexico

Swimming pool at Excellence Playa Mujeres Resort

Not everyone has children. And not everyone likes children. So this one is for all you people out there that love pools, but only when they are 100% free of screaming, dive-bombing and crying kids. Excellence Playa Mujeres is an adults-only all-inclusive resort with seven pools covering a total area of 55,500 square feet. Guests can also make use of four outdoor hot-water Jacuzzis and the pool waiter service. Sure, you won’t find water slides or pirate ships or artificial surfing waves — but if you want plenty of pool space and not a single child in sight, then Excellence Playa Mujeres could be the place for you. (

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Tony Dunnell is a full-time writer based in the high jungle of Peru, from where he continues to explore Peru’s fascinating culture and varied landscapes, which are sometimes a little blurry due to too much pisco or Peruvian craft beer. You can read more about Peru at his website, New Peruvian.


  1. Thanks for the great info. I have been researching the many great all-inclusive resorts in Mexico and you have helped me narrow down my decision. My money is going to Excellence Playa Mujeres.

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