All-Inclusive Beach Thanksgiving Vacations for Families

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It's a joy to come together to feast and spend time with loved ones. But hosting Thanksgiving can also be a major hassle. These all-inclusive resorts will inspire your family to ditch the dishes in favor of a relaxing beach Thanksgiving vacation.
A beach holiday is better in the Bahamas!

Meliá Nassau Beach in The Bahamas (Photo credit: Melia Nassau)

Meliá Nassau Beach – The Bahamas

Situated on a 1,000-foot stretch of spectacular Bahamas beachfront, Meliá Nassau Beach All Inclusive is a fabulous place to unwind and relax in the warm, tropical paradise of Nassau. The 694-room, 32-suite resort is set on seven acres of stunning waterscape. It includes three freshwater pools, flowing waterfalls, and hydromassage whirlpools. With seven dining venues to choose from, every family member's tastebuds will surely be grateful. Kids will love building sand castles on the resort's powder-white sand. Afterwards, they can make friends and enjoy all sorts of indoor and outdoor activities at the Kids Club. Meanwhile, parents can get in some couple time by the pool, or maybe kayaking in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean.
For Thanksgiving, Melia Nassau Beach is offering families up to 50 percent off the usual suite rates. Plus, kids stay free.
Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal makes a great beach Thanksgiving resort

Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal in Costa Rica (Photo credit: Westin)

Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal – Costa Rica

Located on Costa Rica's magnificent north Pacific Coast, the Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal is a spacious all-inclusive resort property filled with pura vida. The resort is set on 2,400 acres and offers everything you need during a family vacation. Delight in access to pools, water sports, an amazing beach, and your choice of nine restaurants and cafés. Be sure to wander into the shallows during dusk, to see the incredible natural phenomenon of bioluminescence — beautiful bluish-green colored lights in the sea that are the product of harmless microscopic ocean organisms.
Check Westin's website for current travel specials. Read my full review of Westin Playa Conchal!
Plan for warm sand and seas this Thanksgiving at Mandarin Oriental, Canouan

Mandarin Oriental, Canouan in St. Vincent and the Grenadines (Photo credit: Mandarin Oriental)

Mandarin Oriental, Canouan – St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Located in St. Vincent and The Grenadines, the Mandarin Oriental, Canouan is the luxury hotel chain's first Caribbean resort. This fly-in property features stylish colonial decor in its 26 suites and seven villas. All accommodations are nestled on a hillside along a stunning stretch of pink sand on Godahl Beach. Expect restaurants with beach views, a championship 18-hole golf course, and a stellar spa with treatments and yoga classes on a platform overlooking the ocean. Kids will enjoy their own time in the Pirates of Canouan Kids Camp, playing games and learning tosail on Hobie Cats or snorkel.
For Thanksgiving, the Mandarin Oriental, Canouan is offering a Caribbean Thanksgiving Getaway in its range of patio villas. The four night getaway includes delicious cuisine, a variety of activities, private jet transfers, a Chef’s Thanksgiving feast for up to six guests (excluding alcoholic beverages), and much more.
Think outside the holiday box this holiday season. Tips on where the family can enjoy a fabulous all-inclusive beach holiday this Thanksgiving.

Barceló Huatulco in Mexico (Photo Credit: Barcelo Hotels)

Barceló Huatulco – Mexico

If you're looking for a resort with beachfront access and its very own waterpark, then Barceló Huatulco is for you. This all-inclusive hotel is located in the Bay of Tangolunda, the largest of the nine bays of Huatulco. Its 351 suites feature views of the bay or the hotel’s lush gardens. Dining options include six restaurants, four bars, and an original Mexican cantina with live music. Barceló Huatulco provides tennis, kayaking, mini golf, kids’ areas, and water sports. It's also home to the area's only water park, Barcy Waterpark.
For Thanksgiving, Barceló Huatulco is offering up to 45 percent off all bookings for travel through December 16, 2019.
Think outside the holiday box this holiday season. Tips on where the family can enjoy a fabulous all-inclusive beach holiday this Thanksgiving.

Jamaica's Jewel Grande Montego Bay in Montego Bay (Photo Credit: Jewel Resorts)

Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa – Jamaica

Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa caters to large parties or multigenerational family groups with its multi-room suites and expansive villas. The Kids Club and Teen Lounge offer daytime fun with supervised games, activities, and water sports plus Xbox and Wii games. Dining options vary from casual to fine fare as well as juice bars and cafés.

Families planning a Thanksgiving beach vacation can take advantage of 47 percent off room rates at the all-suite Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa. A stay includes complimentary round-trip airport transfers and amenities such as 24-hour butler service.
Think outside the holiday box this holiday season. Tips on where the family can enjoy a fabulous all-inclusive beach holiday this Thanksgiving.

Barceló Karmina in Mexico (Photo credit: Barcelo Hotels)

Barceló Karmina – Mexico

Located right on the beach in Manzanillo, Barceló Karmina, will suit any sun-seeking family. Mayan architecture inspired the design of this four-diamond resort. Tucked away on a private beach on the Santiago Peninsula, guests take in views of the Pacific Ocean and the hotel's impressive tropical gardens. All 324 suites feature a private terrace or balcony. There are four restaurants to choose from. The onsite Kids Club features games, water sports, and even a Mini Nightclub.
For the Thanksgiving holiday period, the resort is offering up to 55 percent off all bookings.
Where to Spend Thanksgiving at the Beach ~ All-Inclusive Resorts for Your Family Vacation

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For even more drool-worthy beach hotels, take a look at the 10 best beach hotels for kids or the best hotel pools in Hawaii for families.

Whether you choose to celebrate Thanksgiving at the beach or at home, we at Travel Mamas wish you a wonderful holiday!

Where are you planning to celebrate Thanksgiving? Let us know in the comments below!

About Claudia Laroye, The Curious Travel Mama

Claudia Laroye lives in Vancouver, Canada, with her husband and two sons (ages 18 and 20). She started travelling at a very young age, and has never stopped. She’s had the fortune of visiting more than 20 countries on four continents, and has also lived abroad in Sweden. Claudia is passionate about family travel and about educating children through the travel experience. She is the author of the thetravellingmom.ca, and contributes to many online and print media publications. Connect with Claudia on Twitter as @travelling_mom.

Comments

  1. I love this so much! We take a trip up to the Smoky Mountains every year for Thanksgiving. The entire extended family goes. I’m thinking beach next year!

  2. I love the idea of going away for the holidays. Time to convince my extended family!!

    • Colleen Lanin says:

      Every year I try to convince my extended family that we should skip exchanging gifts & go on a multigen trip somewhere instead. And every year I fail. I hope you’re more successful convincing your family!

  3. If we were to travel during Thanksgiving, I’d pick any of these locations. The Bahamas sounds nice this time of year.

  4. Bill Sweeney says:

    I’m all in for a beach thanksgiving destination! Now, if I could get the rest of the family on board…

  5. We were thinking of doing a beach thanksgiving here at Huntington Beach, CA. Weather is nice enough this year.

  6. I got vacation on my mind! I would love to go to the Bahama!

  7. Toni | Boulder Locavore says:

    This is a great list! Spending Thanksgiving on the beach sounds like a great idea!

  8. Beautiful international beach vacays. I love mexico I would look into the resort over there!

  9. Melanie Walsh says:

    Now those are destinations to be grateful for! My kids have the week of Thanksgiving off from school, so it’s a perfect time to get away to a gorgeous beach.

  10. emman damian says:

    I want to go to Nassau in the Bahamas! It looks very relaxing to stay!

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