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Why All-Inclusives Are a Great Choice for Families

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For Caroline, a Public Relations Advisor with Transat and our host for a series of family-friendly excursions in the Dominican Republic, all-inclusive resorts are a gateway to the wonders of travel. “All-inclusives are a way for me to get my kids into travelling,” she says, referring to her two daughters, Victoria (3½ years old) and Margot (16 months). “It’s usually such a short flight away, so they don’t get bored on the plane. And then there’s the setting and all the activities!”

Activities in Dominican Republic
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The experienced traveller loves all kinds of trips, but appreciates the simplicity of an all-inclusive vacation. “I’m a hiker and I enjoy backpacking, but sometimes you just need a break from the logistics of that kind of holiday,” she says. “Especially since the girls are so young, opting for all-inclusives is a really stress-free way to travel.”

Bird in Dominican Republic
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4 Family-friendly Reasons to Go All-inclusive on Your Next Vacation

1. You’ve got a home base

 

“I used to travel to Spain, for instance, and drive around, doing two nights in each city. But with all-inclusives like the Grand Palladium Palace Resort Spa & Casino, you get to settle into one location, which makes it easy to establish a routine – and keeping a routine is our recipe for success.”

Hammocks at a resort in Dominican Republic
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2. They’re practically made for kids.

“All-inclusives are so toddler- and baby-friendly: beach parties, lots of pools with shallow areas, the Baby Club and Mini Club, and a Kids’ Club that even has a closet full of costumes for dress-up. They’re all things they really enjoy doing, so they really build positive feelings about travel.”

Water park at a resort in Dominican Republic
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3. Everything is always nearby

“Everything is accessible at all times – food, water, drinks, bathrooms, ice cream. Afternoon ice cream became part of our routine, and that was definitely Victoria’s favourite part of the trip.”

Ice cream in Dominican Republic
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4. You don’t have to clean or cook

“Very selfishly, my favourite part of an all-inclusive like the Grand Palladium Palace Resort Spa & Casino is that I don’t have to cook – there are eight à la carte restaurants plus five buffets available – or do the dishes. I can just focus on my family and the time we have together.”

Fruits in Dominican Republic
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Grand Palladium Palace Resort Spa & Casino, Avenida Francia s/n, Playas de Bavaro, Dominican Republic

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