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 At IBEROSTAR, for one price paid upfront, guests receive all meals, beverages, non-motorized water sports, many daytime activities and evening entertainment.

 

Most IBEROSTAR resorts are family-friendly properties, offering sparkling pools, wide beaches with plenty of room to run around and supervised activities for kids ages 4-12 at Lucy's Club. Some properties also offer a Teenie Club for teenagers 13 to 17 (subject to a minimum number of participants).

 

Those looking for a kids-free escape will find just what they're looking for atIBEROSTAR Grand Collection Hotels. These properties -- one in the Dominican Republic, one in Jamaica and one in Mexico -- are exclusive to guests age 18 and up, and offer a tranquil atmosphere. Each "Grand" resort features all-suite accommodations, which come with the service of a personal butler, as well as gourmet cuisine, personalized service and a relaxing spa. Click here to see a list of the company's kids-free Grand resorts.(SEE VIDEO)

 

Opened December 2011-- IBEROSTAR Cancun. Formerly the Hilton Cancun Golf & Spa Resort, IBEROSTAR Cancun is currently closed as it undergoes multi-million dollar renovations. It is scheduled to reopen December 1. Key features of the resort include Cancun's only 18-hole golf course, five restaurants featuring a variety of cuisines, seven pools, a relaxing spa with eight private treatment rooms, Lucy's Kids Club with a kids water park, a teen club and a huge convention center.

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Iberostar Rose Hall Suites, Montego Bay, Jamaica - SEE VIDEO
Upscale family vacations in Jamaica! Beachfront on Rose Hall Beach in Montego Bay; 6 restaurants with Mexican and Mediterranean dining plus a Steak House; personalized concierge, state-of-the-art spa and 24-hour room 

 

Iberostar Rose Hall Beach, Montego Bay, Jamaica SEE VIDEO
Great Jamaica value! Deluxe rooms with a large balcony and room service from 11am to 11pm; supervised kid's club plus a large infinity pool; state-of-the-art fitness center and spa 

 

Iberostar Quetzal, Riviera Maya, Mexico SEE VIDEO
Lush tropical surroundings in Playacar! Surrounded by lush gardens home to monkeys, flamingos and parrots; 6 international restaurants plus 7 bars/lounges; expansive pool area with a kid's pool and a quiet section for 

 

Iberostar Punta Cana, Punta Cana, DR
Great value on a great beach! Family-friendly amenities with a playground, kid's club and wading pool; 8 restaurants featuring Mexican and Oriental cuisine; casino, disco and nightly  SEE VIDEO

 

Iberostar Cozumel, Cozumel, Mexico
Great for scuba and snorkeling! Bungalow-style guestrooms with a private terrace, PADI Dive center, nightly entertainment and supervised kid's club; 4 restaurants featuring elegant Mexican cuisine and a steak house - SEE VIDEO

 

Excellence Punta Cana, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic -- A 5.5-star property that wraps dance lessons, horseback rides, snorkeling tours and yoga classes into its all-inclusive vacation package, the kids-free Excellence Punta Cana is a favorite among active couples looking for an engaging getaway. Two pools, eight a la carte restaurants, 10 bars, a casino, spa and cardio-conditioning facility round out the list of on-site amenities. - SEE VIDEO

 

Sandos Playacar Beach Resort, Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- Inspired by its surroundings on the Mayan Riviera, this 4.5-star property offers hacienda-style accommodations, freshwater swimming pools and a stretch of white-sand beach lined by shady thatched palapas. On-site amenities at the all-inclusive property include seven restaurants, four bars, a nightclub and ample children's facilities, with activities for toddlers 2-3, kids 4-12 and teens 13-17. It also offers easy access to the archaeological sites of Tulum and Coba and the local water park, Xcaret. - SEE VIDEO

 

Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa, Montego Bay, Jamaica -- This 4-star, all-inclusive resort features all-suite accommodations and a state-of-the-art spa and fitness center. The resort's 10 restaurants offer a wide variety of cuisines, from Italian to Indian to Mexican to Creole. Guests here can also take advantage of the facilities and amenities at Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort and Spa. - SEE VIDEO

 

Crown Paradise Club Cancun, Cancun, Mexico -- With family suites that accommodate up to seven people, this 4-star, all-inclusive resort is a good choice for a vacation with the kids. Supervised activities are scheduled throughout the day for young guests, and in the evening they can join campouts, fiestas, pajama parties and movie screenings. Children also will enjoy the miniature golf course and a water park complete with a pirate ship and eight waterslides. SEE VIDEO

 

Melia Caribe Tropical, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic -- This 5-star, all-inclusive resort is a family-friendly escape. It sits on Bavaro Beach, a 24-mile-long stretch of sand often hailed as the prettiest place on the island of Hispaniola. All-suite accommodations and two on-site spas offer a luxurious getaway for adult guests; meanwhile, kids flock to Flintstones-themed attractions to be entertained by Fred, Dino and the rest of the Bedrock gang. When it's time for togetherness at the all-inclusive resort, families have seven swimming pools and 13 restaurants at their disposal. - SEE VIDEO

 

Riu Palace Paradise Island, Paradise Island, Bahamas -- This 4-star, all-inclusive resort is situated on a three-mile-long, white-sand beach, next to the Atlantis casino. The property was formerly known as Riu Paradise Island and recently underwent extensive renovations, reopening in November 2009. There are five restaurants, four bars and a wellness area, with a spa, gym, sauna and Jacuzzi. - SEE VIDEO

 

The Royal Playa del Carmen, Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- SEE VIDEO At the kids-free Royal, guests can relax on canopied beach beds, visit the Mayan-inspired spa, participate in wine and tequila tastings led by the sommelier, attend nightly shows or try any of the nine dining options -- perhaps the Spanish tapas place, Caribbean seafood spot or Mexican-French fusion restaurant. The 5-star property is within walking distance of Playa del Carmen's Fifth Avenue, a pedestrian street lined with shops and restaurants.


Hotel Riu Guanacaste, Guanacaste, Costa Rica -- SEE VIDEO Surrounded by gardens and backed by lush, green hills, this 5-star Pacific Coast haven offers an array of land and water sports, like beach volleyball, tennis, snorkeling, kayaking and windsurfing. Take scuba diving lessons in the pool, or indulge in a hot stone or shiatsu massage in the Renova Spa. A kids' program caters to young guests ages 4 to 12, and there are day-to-night activities scheduled for adults, too.

 

El Dorado Royale, Playa del Carmen, Mexico -- This 5-star, kids-free retreat is noted for its gourmet all-inclusive program, with specialty restaurants and 24-hour room service. Those looking for a truly relaxing getaway might opt for a swim-up suite that fronts a "lazy river" pool system, so you can step off your patio right into a cool current. More than a dozen other swimming pools are scattered around the resort. Kayaking trips, scuba clinics and complimentary use of paddleboats and snorkeling gear are offered.SEE VIDEO

 

Barcelo Bavaro Family Deluxe, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic -- Accommodations at this 4-star, all-inclusive resort are specially designed for families, giving parents the privacy they desire in a separate bedroom with a private Jacuzzi. There's a kids' swimming pool, game room and Miniclub for children ages 4 to 12. Guests have access to all facilities and amenities at all resorts within the massive Barcelo Bavaro Beach Resort complex, including Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe, Barcelo Bavaro Palace, Barcelo Dominican Beach, Barcelo Punta Cana and Barcelo Bavaro Casino.SEE VIDEO

 

Golden Parnassus Resort & Spa, a 4-star resort in Cancun, Mexico -- This kids-free resort is about 20 minutes from the airport. A large, inviting swimming pool faces the blue Caribbean, and daily activities include Spanish language lessons, cooking classes, water aerobics and beach soccer. For dinner, try the seafood dishes at Pier 12, authentic Mexican cuisine at the Old Barn or Japanese fare at Sumo. There are also buffet options and several bars. - SEE VIDEO

 

Hotel Riu Caribe, a 3.5-star resort in Cancun, Mexico -- In the heart of Cancun's hotel zone, Riu Caribe offers guests a gym, sauna, three swimming pools and daily entertainment programs both for kids and adults. Windsurfing, body-boarding, canoeing and snorkeling are among complimentary water sports. Specialty restaurants serve Mexican, Italian and Asian dishes, and snacks are available 24 hours a day. - SEE VIDEO

 

Hotel Riu Santa Fe, a 4.5-star resort in Los Cabos, Mexico -- This property is less than three years old, located just a couple of miles from downtown Cabo San Lucas on Mexico's Baja Peninsula. It's a large resort, with 902 rooms, four specialty restaurants, seven bars, a spa, nightclub, conference rooms and gym. Daily activities and nightly shows keep guests entertained around the clock. SEE VIDEO

 

Marival Resort & Suites, a 3.5-star resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico -- The accommodations here include two- and three-bedroom suites, making this a good choice for family vacations. A club for children ages 4 to 12 offers miniature golf, movies and camping nights, while older kids 13 to 17 are entertained with darts, archery, soccer, pool and Xbox video games. Dinnertime brings a range of choices at six restaurants, including themed buffet nights at Casa Bella, brick-oven pizzas at Portofino and Mediterranean dishes at La Pergola. SEE VIDEO

 

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Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta -- This all-inclusive, kids-free resort sits on the golden sands of Banderas Bay on Mexico's Pacific coast. It's a 5-star property with all-suite accommodations and offers an "Unlimited Luxury" experience. This includes access to seven restaurants, five bars and eight swimming pools, as well as poolside and beachfront waiter service, live nightly entertainment in the theater and an array of diversions, from snorkeling, kayaking and sailing to yoga and dance classes. Opened April 2012. SEE VIDEO

 

Hotel Riu Palace Peninsula -- About 13 miles from Cancun's airport, this 5-star resort includes many amenities in its all-inclusive pricing. Work out in the gym, join a volleyball match, try windsurfing, kayak over crystal waters or check the kids into the RiuLand children's program, divided between ages 4 to 7 and 8 to 12. Guests can visit the buffets with on-the-spot cooking stations or sample one of the specialty restaurants serving Japanese, Italian, Mexican or steakhouse fare. Opened May 2012. - SEE VIDEO

 

Secrets The Vine Cancun -- The signature element of this 5-star, all-inclusive retreat is the extensive collection of wines in its on-site cellar, or "enoteca," which provides tastings and food-and-wine pairings. The property offers a kids-free ambience, along with three infinity pools, nightly themed parties, 24-hour room service and land and water sports. Several a la carte restaurants provide a variety of cuisines, like Asian flavors at Dragons, steakhouse favorites at the Sea Salt Grill, pizzas from a stone oven at Nebbiolo and Mediterranean fare at Olio. Opened August 2012. SEE VIDEO

 

El Dorado Generations Maroma -- This 5-star, boutique resort is all-inclusive and located about 10 minutes north of Playa del Carmen on Mexico's Riviera Maya. It's well-suited for family groups and has 30 spacious suites, including beachfront, swim-up and one-, two- and three-bedroom accommodations. Families traveling with infants can take advantage of complimentary strollers, cribs, changing tables, baby monitors and bottle warmers. There's a kids' club for children ages 4 to 12. Head to the rooftop Sunset Bar for cocktails with views of the sea. Guests ages 16 and older also can use the facilities at neighboring El Dorado Maroma, a sister resort. Opened August 2012. SEE VIDEO

 

 

 

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