Class and Family Reunions Travel Guide
Resorts for Every Class and Family Reunion
Whether you’re reconnecting with distant relatives or getting the gang from homeroom back together, there is a bevy of all-inclusive resorts available to elevate your group’s experience at a reasonable cost. Aside from decompressing in a tropical oasis with longtime friends and family, destination class and family reunions are both incredibly simple to coordinate and consistently deliver an unforgettable stay. From Mexico to the Caribbean and every island in between, TravelZap’s partnered resorts feature secluded large meeting spaces and plenty of lavish amenities to heighten your group’s collective stay.
Although most resorts are well-equipped to fulfill a stellar class/family reunion, we have pinpointed some of our favorite resorts that we believe encapsulate the perfect large reunion properties. Whether you’re barreling down an adrenaline-filled waterslide with your siblings or toasting to your class’ 20th reunion by the beach, your class or family reunion will thrive at these top resorts:
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Dreams Las Mareas - Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Tucked away in the northern region of Guanacaste, Dreams Las Mareas features one of the premier all-inclusive Costa Rica getaways. Teeming with glistening oceanfront swimming pools, seemingly endless thatched beach palapas, and elegantly designed villas, the resort is an optimal choice for large groups seeking a more private setting for their celebration. There are a total of 17 different meeting and event spaces at Dreams Las Mareas. Everything from intimate beachfront or garden dinners to grand reunion receptions are possible. Several spaces can also be combined to accommodate specific needs, if necessary. For children and teens, the Explorer’s Club and Core Zone will entertain them with endless fun-filled activities ranging from basketball and tennis games to arts and crafts.
Grand Palladium Jamaica - Montego Bay, Jamaica
Situated on a lovely crescent of land extending into the scintillating Montego Bay, Grand Palladium Jamaica represents the ideal Jamaica retreat. Touting Jamaica’s largest whirlpool hot tub and direct access to 4 pristine beaches, the family-friendly resort is perfect for family reunions that include younger guests. Additionally, Grand Palladium Jamaica features an expansive multi-slide water park with nearby sunbeds ideal for children and parents alike. The resort’s convention center is great for class and family reunions, as it can comfortably accommodate up to 300 guests.
RIU Palace Pacifico - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
One of the more budget-friendly luxury resorts on our list, RIU Palace Pacifico showcases the best scenery that Flamingos Beach has to offer. Providing activities and excursions for everyone’s speed, the resort features 10 restaurants and bars, as well as a plethora of watersports and hiking groups. With 2 air-conditioned conference rooms on the premises featuring the latest audiovisual equipment, as well as a variety of outdoor venues, the RIU Palace Pacifico is equipped with the necessities for any reunion. Featuring a selection of interactive activities and events, the resort’s RIU Land program is perfect for family reunions with younger guests.
NOW Onyx - Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
As the newest resort to join the NOW chain, Punta Cana’s NOW Onyx provides guests with an elevated contemporary retreat experience. Garnering an expansive set of 16 swimming pools, over 15 dining and bar options, and a vast selection of activities, the resort is ideal for larger class and family reunions. NOW Onyx has also added a new family section and pool featuring 4 different waterslides and a connecting lazy river. Whether your group travel event is focused around business, pleasure, or both, the NOW Onyx has an event space to suit your every reunion need. The resort’s Silk Ballroom is particularly useful for larger group reunions as it has the ability to support over 1300 people. NOW Onyx also includes the smaller Silk meeting rooms, as well as private areas of the property’s beach.
Royalton St. Lucia - St. Lucia, Caribbean Islands
The Royalton St. Lucia graces the island’s coastline with stunning architecture and decor, all while maintaining a pleasantly tranquil tropical getaway. Providing an impressive 20 restaurants and bars, and a sizeable stretch of golden sand beaches, this resort specializes in accentuating large travel group vacations, including an endless amount of off-site excursions. The Royalton St. Lucia has a variety of event venues that can be catered to reunions of every size. The Ballroom is best for larger reunion events as it can comfortably support up to 700 guests. Additionally, the ballroom can be broken down into smaller sections which allow for a more intimate setting.
Mexico Resort Recommendations
Featuring a wide selection of all-inclusive resorts with impeccable views of both the Pacific and Caribbean, Mexico is a perfect destination class/family reunion destination for groups who desire a tropical getaway not far from the States. From Cancun’s dazzling resort-zone to Puerto Vallarta’s tranquil beaches, groups will discover a seemingly endless array of excursions and amenities that will elevate their experience.
Hard Rock Cancun, Iberostar Selection Cancun, Sandos Finisterra, RIU Tequila, Iberostar Tucan, NOW Amber
Dominican Republic Resort Recommendations
Adventure and relaxation await in the Dominican Republic! This lively Caribbean nation is idyllic for large group travel, featuring expansive resorts with an equally sizeable amount of activities for guests of all ages. Tour Punta Cana’s pristine white sand beaches, soar through the jungle canopy at Puerto Plata’s premier zip-lining courses or kayak the Caribbean from nature-laden La Romana. No matter where your group ends up in the Dominican Republic, you will be met with lavish service and a plethora of all-inclusive accommodations.
Majestic Mirage, Hard Rock Punta Cana, Dreams Dominicus La Romana, Hilton La Romana, Be Live Collection Marien, Iberostar Costa Dorada
Jamaica Resort Recommendations
Take a ride on the island side and discover the high-life in the leisure capital of the world! Your family and friends will be consistently pampered by authentic jerk cuisine, breathtaking panoramas, and national landmarks such as Dunn’s River Falls. Providing all-inclusive resorts devoted to fulfilling your dream destination class or family reunion, Jamaica hotels offer a bevy of large meeting spaces overlooking the glistening Caribbean, as well as water parks and sports that’ll entertain every traveler of your group.
Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall, Breathless Montego Bay, Azul Beach Resort Negril, Royalton Negril, Moon Palace Jamaica, RIU Ocho Rios
Caribbean Resort Recommendations
Choosing a Caribbean destination class or family reunion enables you the opportunity to browse through a variety of stunning islands, all with their own culture and heartbeat. Regardless of whether you’re simultaneously biking through 2 countries in St. Martin or unwind in the tropical sun in Aruba while sipping on a cocktail, the Caribbean Islands encourage guests to get out of their comfort zone, as well as maximize their tranquility.
Sheraton Puerto Rico, Coconut Bay Beach Resort and Spa, Divi Little Bay Beach Resort, RIU Palace Aruba, Sunscape Curacao, RIU Paradise Island