Finding a luxury all inclusive kid friendly family resort in the Caribbean islands or Mexico for family with a baby, a toddler, young children, tweens, or teens can be a challenging venture.  It is extremely stressful to find a luxury all inclusive family resort that gets good past guest reviews.  It is also challenging to find resorts that have acommodations for large families of 5 or 6 persons.

Families are looking for all inclusive family resorts that provide age appropriate activities for all age groups: baby care, kids clubs, tween and teen programs.  Almost everyone wants an all inclusive vacation resort that has a water park with water slides.

All inclusive Caribbean island resorts are good for family vacations because almost everything is included in one price that is payable in advance.  Prices include accommodations of choice, food (including snacks), nonalcoholic and alcoholic beverages (some include premium brands), day and evening activities, water sports, land sports, kids and teen clubs. Some resorts include room service.  Everyone has a good time, because there is a freedom in having everything available.  Kids get snacks and drinks and activities anytime and Mom and Dad have no worries about pricing surprises at check out.  And, kids have a ball with all their activities so Mom and Dad can have some adult vacation activities and relaxation time.

We have compiled a list of the best of the top, best all inclusive kid friendly resorts in the Caribbean islands and in Mexico -- Resorts that provide what every family needs to have a fun-filled vacation where kids are not bored and parents have some fun "me" time.

Some of these Caribbean island  and Mexico resorts do not have water parks with water slides, but they all have great programs for kids, tweens and teens.  They might not have a water park with  water slides but they might have other fun activities such as a great kids club, a climbing wall, or a lazy river or surfing pool or euro bungee or an ocean trampoline.

For example, the Dreams Resorts do not have water parks with water slides but they have euro bungee, ocean trampoline, climbing wall and they have tween and teen activities.

Beaches Negril does not have a surfing pool but it does have a lazy river.
Beaches Turks & Caicos doesn't have a lazy river but it has a surfing pool.
Both have kid programs, tween programs, teen zones. Beaches Ocho Rios has a great kids club and activities for kids, tween children, and teens as well as a 27,000 sq.ft water park with slides and a splash pool, but it doesn't have a lazy river or surfing pool.

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Aruba

Holiday Inn Aruba
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A children's activity program for ages 4-12 and a teen gameroom.  Other amenities include  full service casino, rejuvenating spa services, five  restaurants, fitness facilities, seaside pools, on-site shopping arcade, and water sports
Bahamas

Melia Nassau Beach Resort
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Kid's Club with a varied schedule of activities such as Arts and Crafts, Playground Fun, Jr. Chef, Pool Swim, Tour Straw Market. The Meliá Nassau Beach organizes different daily activities.Workshops, creative and themed activities, parties and games are just some of the activities they can take part in  The Kids’ Club has a pool table, basketball basket, bowls, hoops, table and chairs and 32 inch LCD TV. For children aged between 5 and 12  OPENING TIMES: 9am to 5pm
Dominican Republic.

Royalton and Memories Splash Resorts
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Kids Adventure Club

(2-12 years) Activities: Kids Characters, Special and Secure Facilities, Cartoons, Games & Playground.

(13-17 years) Activities: Lounge, Exclusive Games, Play Station rooms, Wi-Fi area with charging stations, billiards, table tennis.

Sports & Recreational Activities:  Splash Park, Mini Golf, Beach Volleyball, Table Tennis, Tennis Courts, "Sports event guarantee", Trivia Games, Beach & Pool Olympics, Aerobics Classes, Fitness Center, Weights with professional instruction, Disco, Theater, Motorized Water Sports ($), Casino with Slots ($)

Water Park (at the Memories Splash Resort -- 10 minute walk from Royalton)
  • Wave Pool
  • Kamikase Waterslide Defy gravity; defy yourself in this 15.20 m vertical drop waterslide. Catch a fantastic water park view from the top before taking the plunge and sliding 60.70 m
  • Roller Coaster Waterslide Slide down a single or double tube down this unique open waterslide with a straight wide single channel that gives a roller coaster feel as you slide down, up and then back down
  • Black Hole WaterslideThe Black Hole Waterslide offers an exciting 113.50 meter slide down several curves in an enclosed black tube from a 12.0 meter drop. This is the water park's longest slide.
  • Multi-Lane Waterslide Challenge your travel companions to a race down our parallel 4-Lane water slide. Slide from 12.0 m in altitude down 59.67 m to see who is the fastest slider in the park with speeds of up to 14 meters per second.
  • Hydrotube Water slide Slide down one of the twin hydrotube waterslides. This enclosed water slide has two great twists and turns that end in a pleasant splash in one of our pools
  • Giant (Hydrotube) Water slide Take a plunge down our other twin hydrotube waterslide's two great twists turns that ends in a pleasant splash in one of our pools 
  • Space Bowl Waterslide --Are you ready for this? This is a combination slide where you move from one enclosed slide and then drop on a spiral path on a ball where you fall through a hole in the bottom before falling freely in the reception area.

Slides for children ages 2 - 8. Must be 10 years old or 4.48 feet in height to ride the monster slides.  Read about adult activities.
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Antigua

St. James's Club : No water park but it does have a kids club and teen center. This resort has family rooms of 2 rooms, one room has a king bed and the other has 2 twin beds.

The Verandah:  No water park but it does have a kids club and a splash park

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Melia Nassau Beach Resort
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Dominican Republic.

Dreams Punta Cana
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Red Cross supervised Explorers Club for ages 3-12.  Splash fountain, pirate ship with slide, playground with dino dig, game room, treasure hunts, big screen movies, hiking.

Teen Club:  Social events, snack/beverage bar, rock climbing wall, arcade, disco, euro bungee, pool tables, ping pong, foosball, basket ball, batting  cage, volleyball.
Dreams Punta Cana
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Dominican Republic.

Hard Rock Hotel, Punta Cana
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The kids program at the Hard Rock Hotel in Punta Cana has character stars who interact with thet children:  Barney, Angelina Ballerina, Bob the Builder, and Thomas the Tank Engine. The characters are available for special breakfasts and kid shows.  They also interact with children:  learning, singing, dance, building, and dress up. Also:  Big Little Band and talent show. Arts/crafts, table games, jewelry making, Spanish lessons, pirate games, kids disco, climbing wall. Teens enjoy the arcade center, disco, and pool tables, and mini-golf.  The large slide is fun for kids up to 15 years old. This resort has a casino for adults.

Dominican Republic.

Melia CaribeTropical, Punta Cana
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The Melia Caribe Tropical doesn't have a water park or water slide but it does have an outstanding children's program.  Kids enjoy Fun Flintstone Adventure Park with its zipline, climbing wall, and super jumper.  There are art & craft workshops that the entire family can enjoy.  Kid parties, the mini-pirate disco, camping out, sack races,  mini-darts  and the kid's mini show are fun activities.

Baby Rock Club (8 months – 4 years) (open every day). Little ones have fun with educational games, arts and crafts (plasticine modeling) and playing games (puzzles, memory games…

Bamm – Bamm Club: (5 – 8 year olds) (open every day). Kids have fun with educational games, arts and crafts activities (plaster of Paris masks, t-shirt painting, pirate crafts) and sports (Olympics Games, water polo, tennis). Also worth highlighting are the tropical pool games, climbing wall, ecological excursions, mini pirate disco and mini Flintstones disco open from 10am to 12:15pm and from 2:30pm to 8pm.

Cool Club: (9 - 14 year olds) (open every day). Arts and crafts workshops (plaster of Paris masks), sports (Olympics Games, water polo, tennis, football), pool games, sack races, climbing wall, rehearsals for the evening show...open from 10am to 12:15pm and from 2:30pm to 8pm

Activity program for adults, 14 years old and up: Volleyball, darts, water polo, aerobics, workshops, spa, golf, non-motorized water sports, tennis, rock climbing, games room,  aerobics/fitness, olympic games, mini-golf, dance classes, adult casino

Every evening guests are treated to professional musical performances.  The resort has a casino.
Melia Caribe Tropical Grounds With Lush Foliage
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Melia Caribe Tropical Pool
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Melia Caribe Tropical Rock Climbing
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Dominican Republic.

Paradisus Palma Real
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Kid's Club for ages 1 - 12 at Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real.
Kids Club for ages 5-12 at Paradisus Palma Real
Teen Zone
Monitored Baby Crib Area.  Splash Pool

Age Appropriate Availability:  Game Room with XBox, Play Station, Wii, Table Tennis, Air Hockey, Foosball, Computer Area with Internet, Adventure Park with Climbing Wall, Super Bungee Jumper, Bouncey Castle.  Sports:  Mini-Olympics, Bike Rides, Tennis Classes, Kids Lounge with Mini-Bar and Mini-Disco, Evening Program: Party, Movies, Karaoke, Magic Show, Puppet Show. Water Slide.   Tennis and Paddle Tennis. Golf ($)   Art ($)   Olympic Games   Local Excursions ($)  Volleyball.  Creative Space:  Some activities include Eco Workshop, Pizza Making, Face Painting, Science Workshop.

The One Bedroom Master Suites can be connected to a Luxury Junior Suite.  The Luxury Junior Suites are equipped with king size bed and independent lounge area with sofa-bed. The kitchenette and minibar restocked daily are some of the many luxury amenities offered by this suite. It can also be connected to a One Bedroom Master Suite (with charge).  
Memories Splash Pool
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Memories Splash Water Park
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Paradisus Palma Real Nursery
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Dominican Republic.

NOW Larimar Punta  Cana
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Explorer Club:  3-12 ages. 
Supervised by American Red Cross Certified Staff. 
Variety of age appropriate activities that are fun and educational: arts and crafts, playground, treasure hunts, rock climbing wall, game room, splash fountain, ocean trampoline, scalable ocean ice berg, big screen movies on beach.

Teen Core Zone:  13-17 ages
Daily activities such as nonmotorized water sports, pool games, basket ball, ping pong, pool tables, bungee trampoline,snack/beverage bar, foosball, bonfire and disco nights,

Resort has a casino
Jamaica, Montego Bay

Iberostar Rose Hall Suites: Montego Bay, Jamaica:
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This resort has great snorkeling right off the shore due to a man-made reef and natural reef close in.  It also has a lazy river and a new waterpark for ages 6 - 12.  Lucy's Club is a kid's club for ages 4 - 12.  Resort has a water park with water slides

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Jamaica, Montego Bay

Royalton White Sands 
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The Royalton White Sands is a new resort near Montego Bay, Jamaica.  It is very kid friendly with its kids club for children 2-12 where they can interact with characters, watch cartoons, visit the playground, play games, and participate in kids adventure programs.

Teens have their own lounge with games, a Playstation room, WIFi area, billiards, and ping pong, beach volleyball, water sports, water park with slides.

Families can stay in the 2 connecting rooms that hold a maximum of 7 persons.

Adult activities include ping pong, beach volleyball, cooking classes, dance classes, fitness training, live show / entertainment, splash pool and 2 other pools, water sports.

The resort has a waterpark with a slides.
Beaches Ocho Rios
Accommodations:  Completely refurbished oversized rooms and suites -- including family suites.
Resort Activities
Golf Is Included
Water Park at Beaches Ocho Rios
Height requirement is 42 inches for water slides.

Kid's Camp   Programs for all ages and needs:  Certified nannies, infant and toddler programs, tween and teen programs, babysitting after hours.  Programs for children with special needs ($).

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St. Lucia

Coconut Bay Resort
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Coconut Bay Resort is located on the Atlantic side of St. Lucia island.  It is a moderate 3 star resort and has an adult side (Harmony) and a family side (Splash).  Families love the connecting 2 bedroom accommodations with a king in one room and 2 queens in the other room.

The Splash side has a large activity pool, a family pool, a lazy river, water slides (must be 4 ft. tall to ride alone), a pirate ship, a paint ball facility, kite surfing, and an air conditioned playroom. The Kidz Klub accepts babies to teens has an educational, interactive curriculum designed by educational professionals in the USA.  Coconut Bay signature characters, CoCo and LoCo interact with children for a fun experience.

Note:  There is an extra charge for paint ball and for kite surfing.

Babysitting is available after hours (5pm & onwards). For one child is US $12 per hour. 2 - 3 children is US $24 per hour. If you require babysitting services past 11pm, then there is an additonal charge of US $20 to cover the cost of the taxi cab for the staff member, as public transportation is no longer available at this time.

The adult side, Harmony, has an adult serenity pool.

Coconut Bay Resort offers day and evening entertainment.  Two nights are theme nights
1.  Country Western Night with BBQ and line dancing
2.  Caribbean Night with regional tropical dishes, acrobats, fire breathers, dancers.
Other nights there is karoke and island jazz and blues entertainers

Coconut Bay Resort has 5 dining options and 8 bars, including a children's swim-up bar with non-alcoholic cocktails.  Legal drinking age is 18..
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All Inclusive Mexico Hotel Resorts
Riviera Maya, Mexico

Azul Sensatori, Riviera Maya, Mexico:
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Luxury all inclusive resort with a great kids club (4-12) with Fisher Price designed rooms and special programs based on age. Children's pool with water slide.  Spray water park. Gym center with ropes, parallel bars, spring board, big floor pads.  Arts and crafts room.  Playhouse.

Teen club and nightclub. Lazy river, Rock climbing wall. Adult only sections also..   

All baby items included; Available baby amenities include strollers, baby bath tubs, changing tables, baby monitors, cribs, play pens or pack n'plays, baby step stool, baby bath robes, bottle warmers & sterilizers.

Azul Sensatori caters to kids and teenagers, with the Azulitos Playhouse and Extreme Breeze Teens Club. The exclusive Family & Friends Vacation Planner coordinates family reunions.just bring baby and diapers.

Family Jacuzzi Suite:  1 Queen, 1 double sofa, 1 single sofabed for 2 adults and 3 children.  Also 2-3 bedroom suites.
Cancun, Mexico

Beach Palace,:
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The Beach Palace islocated in the heart of the Cancun Mexico hotel zone, located across from the Flamingo Mall and 1 mile from nightlife.  Kids club for ages 4 -12.  Large water slide.  Stay at Beach Palace and play at all Palace family resorts which allows access to the surfing training pool at the Moon Palace resort.  Separate kid's pool. New kids club with fun game and water activities. Billiards. Table Tennis. Four restaurants and bars including swim-up bar. Family room has two connecting room with a king in one room and two double beds in the second room.2 Bedroom Presidential Suite has room for 6:  One king and 2 doubles.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Dreams Puerto Vallarta
Dreams Video Puerto Vallarta, Mexico does not have a water park but it has a daily childrens program based on science, nature and exploration that will keep kids entertained.  The kids will enjoy sandcastle competitions, arts & crafts, a game room, movies on the beach, -- big screen TV and the ocean trampoline. There are even weekly camp-out adventures where the kids get to spend the evening at the club (with parent’s approval).  All Explorer's Club staff are certified in Infant, Toddler and General Red Cross first aid as well as CPR for all ages. Parents can rest assured that their children are participating in fun-filled activities with trained, safety-certified employees. Activities for older kids and adults include laser tag, jungle & river tour, snorkel tour, kayaking, natural rock climbing, camping night, jogging trail, beach volleyball, parasailing ($$), surf floats ($$), fishing ($$), dolphin adventure ($$), snorkeling ($$), laser tag, ziplining ($$)
Riviera Maya, Mexico

Barcelo Tropical / Colonial
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Barcelo Maya Colonial & Tropical features a total of 960 guest rooms 8 restaurants and 8 bars, free form pools with Jacuzzi, a fun filled Barcy Kids club including water park specially designed for children up to 12 years old, non-motorized water sports, 18 hole mini-golf, teens club, discotheque, theater, gym/fitness center, spectacular nightly shows with liveband music, tennis courts, professional Soccer field, and 16,000 sq ft full service Spa.

Resort has 5 pools including a children's pool,  8 restaurants, 6 bars, a disco, fitness center, motorized and non-motorized water sports, 7 tennis courts.  Snorkeling is great off the beach.

At the Teen Club teens will find their own space to have fun with the latest new games. pool, video-games and the best music.

Cancun, Mexico

Iberostar Cancun
Iberostar Cancun Video: This all inclusive 5* hotel tesort is located in the Cancun hotel zone.  Kid's Club for ages 4 - 12 and a teen club for ages 13 - 17. There is a small waterpark for kids.  This is the only hotel resort in Cancun that has an 18-hole championship golf course (Not included in All Inclusive). Guests enjoy 7 pools, a soccer field, tennis. There are 7 dining options, including an ice cream parlor.  The rooms are spacious: villas, suites, deluxe rooms.  Many have ocean views.
Riviera Maya, Mexico

Dreams Puerto Aventuras
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Wonderful family resort about 30 minutes from Playa del Carmen.  The resort has family rooms that will accommodate up to 6 persons.  Kids program and Teen Club.  Kids club activities based on science, nature, exploration plus  sand castle building, arts/crafts, movies on beach, giant ocean trampoline, water sports, 3 pools (1 is salt water), euro bungee, large variety of activities for teens and adults.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Grand Velas Puerto Vallarta
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Very luxurious 5* resort in Riviera Nayarit near Puerto Vallarta.
Villas, Suites, Rooms

Kids Club for ages 4 - 12 from 9 AM to 11 PM. 
Sample activities:  Mexican party, Special show and dinner, DJ and mariachi, Treasure hunts, Mexican games, Mexican fair for kids, "Las Canicas de Pancho"  massage for kids (an extra charge is applied)

Fun for older kids and adults:  snorkeling, boogie boards, water polo, tennis, beach volleyball, water aerobics, paddle tennis, Scuba lessons, great shows for all ages.
Riviera Maya, Mexico

Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya
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Brand new resort with fun, fun, fun for every family member from adults to teens (teen lounge and disco), to kids (Litttle Big Club).  Activities (besides daily activities) include Tennis, Bicycles, Kayaks, Climbing Wall, Water Slide, Snorkeling.  Rooms and 2 bedroom suites for larger families.

Hang out, learn, and play with all your kids’ favorite friends like Barney™, Angelina Ballerina™, Bob the Builder™,and Thomas The Tank Engine™! The Little Big Club™ is loaded with all the amenities of an All Inclusive luxury resort, with fun, kid-oriented activities scheduled throughout the week for a vacation parents appreciate and children will never forget
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Beach Palace Water Slide
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Beach Palace Pool.
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Iberostar Cancun
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Azul Sensatori Pool
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Azul Sensatori Splash Park
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Azul Sensatori Family Room
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Hard Rock Hotel, Punta Cana
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Coconut Bay Lazy River
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Coconut Bay Resort Water Park Slide
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Memories Splash Water Park
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Riviera Maya, Mexico

Dreams Tulum
Dreams Tulum Video:  Explorer's Club for kids 3 -12. Kids club activities based on science, nature, exploration plus  sand castle building, arts/crafts, movies on beach, giant ocean trampoline, Teen daily activity program.  Fun kid's activities include Euro-bungee, ocean trampoline, climbing wall, dolphin and manatee pools.  Family Suites come in segments of 4, 5, 6 and 7 rooms. These room segments are accessed through one master door and together they share one large living room area. The external hallways surrounding these Family Suites have been closed to provide privacy and isolation.
Dreams Puerto Aventuras Beach
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Barcelo Tropical Waterpark
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HRH Pool
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Paradisus Palma Real Beach
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Paradisus Palma Real Kids Pool
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Huatulco, Mexico

Dreams Huatulco Resort and Spa
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In addition to the Explorer's Club for children 3 - 12, this resort has a large secure playground, ocean trampoline, ocean climbing ice berg, Euro Bungee, Rock climbing wall, snorkeling, wind surfing, kayaking, billiards, ping pong. The Explorer's Club kids enjoy story telling, music, arts and crafts, video games, sand castle building, big screen movies under the stars.  Teen activities.

Los Cabos, Mexico
( Post Hurricane Schedule to open Nov. 15)

Dreams Los Cabos Golf and Spa Resort
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Explorers Club for children 3 - 12  with arts and crafts, playground, treasure hunts, sand castle building, climbing wall, board and video games, kid's theater, big screen movies on the beach. Red Cross certified care givers
Grand Velas Puerto Vallarta
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Dreams Puerto Vallarta
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Dreams Huatulco Explorers Club
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Dreams Los Cabos Explorers Club
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Now Larimar
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