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Caribbean The new Melia Braco Village in Jamaica. The New All-Inclusives for Families Ed Wetschler Could any trend be stronger than the posting of puppy videos on Facebook? Just one: the race to open name-brand, allinclusive resorts, some for adults only and others that are family-friendly. Here's how three successful companies are parenting new resorts targeting families. AMResorts, a division of Apple Leisure Group, offers six different brands that have been expanding so quickly that it's hard to keep up with them. On Dec. 23, for 10 march 2016 example, AMResorts opened not one but two Sunscape Resorts in Montego Bay-right next to each other, no less. The Sunscape brand's patented Unlimited-Fun includes redcarpet check-in for kids, a club for children ages 3-12, another club for teens, large and/ or connecting rooms, restaurants that don't require reservations, and more. But why two adjacent Sunscapes? The 308-room Sunscape Splash Montego Bay is action central with its pirate-themed water park, while the 122-room Sunscape Cove Montego Bay, whose beach faces Montego Bay Marine Park, offers a more low-rise, low-key setting. Guests at either one may use the facilities at the other. For a family of four with two children ages 5 and 13 who want to book July 16-23, rack rates at Sunscape Splash start at $534 a night (with a best available rate of $414 at press time) and at the Cove, $694 (best available, $526). In the Dominican Republic, Sunscape

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recommend March 2016

Editor’s Notes
Hotel Desk: Growth of Barcelo
Tour Talk: Are We There Yet?
The New All-Inclusives For Families
Onsite Review: Sandals Ochi Beach Resort
New Happenings at All-Inclusives
2016 Delta Air Lines Europe, Middle East, and Africa Travel Guide
Family-Friendly Sailings
Spring into Hawaii’s Family Fun
New Choices for Families in Florida
Onsite Review: Icy Strait Point, Hoonah
What’s New in Alaska
Adventure-Lands Ripe for Family Travel

Recommend March 2016