5 Affordable Family-Friendly Resorts Around the World


Riu Palace Mexico, Playa del Carmen

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Once your family starts growing, the idea of luxurious vacations can easily get swept under the rug. Not many families travel to exotic destinations, partly because of the challenges involved, but also due to the high cost of family travel.

But it doesn’t actually have to be this way. There are plenty of family vacay options in exotic destinations that won’t break the bank. So start searching flight deals and book your next family-fun adventure at one of these affordable all-inclusive resorts around the globe.


5 Cheap Family-Friendly Resorts Around the World

Here are five of the most popular family-friendly resorts around the world:

1. Evason Hua Hin, Pranburi, Thailand

Flying into Bangkok is the best way to get to many SE Asia destinations. You can catch a bus from Bangkok to Siem Reap, take the train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, or hire a taxi to take you to the nearby Evason Hua Hin Resort in Pranburi, Thailand.

Evason Hua Hin, Pranburi, Thailand

This resort is just over 225 kilometers from the country’s capital, taking about 3 hours to reach.

Evason Hua Hin, Pranburi, Thailand - Villa

Evason Hua Hin Resort used to serve as a palace to King Rama VII, and the Thai Royal family still vacations to Pranburi to this day. Each room and suite faces the Gulf of Siam, so you and the family can wake up to stunning views of the water each morning.


2. Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort, Trinidad and Tobago

The most expensive aspect of vacationing in Trinidad and Tobago is getting there. However, once you’ve arrived, you can take advantage of the amazing all-inclusive rates offered at Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort.

Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort, Trinidad and Tobago - Pool

This island resort is nestled in between mangrove forests and lush palm trees with stunning views of the crystal-clear waters.

There are plenty of family-friendly features offered at Magdalena, including three swimming pools and a kids’ club that offers preschedules kid-friendly activities each day.

Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort, Trinidad and Tobago - Room

Not all packages at the resort are all-inclusive, but no matter which package you choose, you’ll receive a complimentary buffet breakfast each morning.

The resort also offers free shuttle service to the island’s most popular beach, Pigeon Point.


3. The Village Lodge, Mammoth Lakes, USA

Best way to get to The Village Lodge is via the Mammoth Yosemite Airport located only 15 minutes away from the property.

The Village Lodge - Resort

The number one attraction of the lodge is the fact that the visitors have direct access to the Mammoth Mountain via the ski lift. This, of course, means that the lodge is a very popular spot for the winter vacations.

The Village Lodge - Resort - Family friendly resorts around the world

Among many other great features such as the pools and hot tubs, the condos are fitted out with fireplaces, kitchens and mountain views.


4. Riu Palace Mexico, Playa del Carmen

North Americans love to travel to Mexico. It’s a quick flight, plus the entire country is fairly cheap. This is especially true when it comes to all-inclusive resorts.

Riu Palace Mexico, Playa del Carmen - beach

The best area for families traveling to Mexico is Playa del Carmen (try to avoid Cancun, it’s becoming less and less family-friendly each year).

Riu Palace Mexico in Playa is an amazing choice for sticking to your vacation budget. The resort is surrounded by white sands and tropical palms, located in a safe area.

Riu Palace Mexico, Playa del Carmen - room

Every evening, guests get to enjoy the live entertainment put on by the resort. And you can’t beat the all-you-can-eat restaurant buffet.


5. Breezes Resort & Spa, Bahamas

Traveling to the Bahamas is easy for American families; the island is only an hour-long plane ride from Miami.

Breezes Resort & Spa, Bahamas

Not only is it a quick trip, but there are constant flight deals for the Bahamas all year round. For an all-inclusive affordable vacation in the Bahamas, consider the Breezes Resort & Spa.

Most other resorts in the area cost upwards of $500 per night, however, this one is less than half of that lofty price. Another perk is that guests aren’t required to tip the staff members – in fact, tipping is strictly prohibited.

Breezes Resort & Spa, Bahamas - Room

For an affordable nightly rate that includes all drinks and meals, the family will have complete access to the resort’s three swimming pools, nightly entertainment, rock climbing arena, and five onsite restaurant

If it’s within your budget, bring the nanny or babysitter along so that the adults can take advantage of the 4 onsite bars. There’s even a swim-up bar in one of the outdoor pools with submerged seating.

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    Jane Park
    October 4, 2019 at 1:26 am

    I loved the Riu Palace in Playa, was a nice experience, the food, the service, the rooms, everything was fantastic! But I want to travel to the Bahamas to go to this resort you mention! Seems very awesome!

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