Life Is a Journey — Plan Yours to Margaritaville Island Reserve

Find Your Family Fun in the Dominican Republic

By Jen Anderson February 27, 2023

"It's those changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes nothing remains quite the same. With all of our running and all of our cunning, If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane."

-Jimmy Buffet

When it comes to relaxing and slipping into vacation mode, nothing helps ease the transition the way a Jimmy Buffet song does. It reminds me not to take life to seriously and that we all need a break from the day-to-day to slow down and have fun. Listening to Jimmy Buffet makes me think of sitting on a beach, by a pool, enjoying great food or sipping on a cold drink. It conjures that "no worries" feeling and focuses on good times and laughter. 

A visit to Margaritaville Island Reserve Cap Cana by Karisma conjures up those same chill vibes. With it's luxurious setting, top-notch service, and incredible food and entertainment options, your entire family will enjoy their all-inclusive stay in paradise.

When you think of Margaritaville, you may think of good times, frozen concoctions and flip-flops. You'll find all of that at Margaritaville Island Reserve Cap Cana by Karisma (and more!) and as a family you'll be able to enjoy the fun of the Margaritaville theme that pleases, entertains, and pampers both the grown-ups and the kids. 

The author was hosted to facilitate this article. All thoughts and opinions expressed are their own.

Life, and vacation-planning, is all about balance. Margaritaville Island Reserve Cap Cana offers the perfect balance of luxury and family-friendly fun. While your family vacation doesn't have to be completely centered around your kids, we can probably all agree that if the kids have the options they want and enjoy, the parents are more likely to relax and unwind and to embrace the "chill" aspect of vacation. We think you'll love pretty much everything at this fabulous destination, but to help you plan your trip to Margaritaville Island Reserve, here are our four favorite family-friendly aspects of this resort:  

Flip-Flops and Chill Vibes

While it is luxurious and beyond gorgeous, Margaritaville Island Reserve Cap Cana is anything but uptight. Fun is the name of the game and family-friendly fun can be found throughout the resort. You'll be greeted with the sight of a giant flip-flop and friendly faces that will welcome you all "home." These touches will give your family all of the chill vibes. Your kids can be kids and you might even feel a little playful again yourself. After all..."if we couldn't laugh we would all go insane."

Great Food Choices...Whichever Way you Steer

From a Cheeseburger in Paradise to a delicious Italian meal, everyone in your group will find their food, their way. Whether your kids are fine-dining foodies or chicken-finger aficionados, you will all be able to enjoy your favorite food and beverage options. 

Once you are checked-in to the resort, you'll be able to download and use the Margaritaville Island Reserve Cap Cana app, which will provide dining options, times, and menus to help you make the perfect choices for your party. You can even opt to order room service right to your family's room or suite which, even though it's included in your stay, still feels like a tremendous treat. 

FINS up!
In the family-friendly Wave section at Margaritaville Island Reserve Cap Cana, you can book a swim up room with direct access to a swimming area. If your kids are water babies like mine, they will LOVE having a pool just steps from the room. If you book a room like this with little ones in-tow, know that safety measures are in place on the terrace door to help prevent children from entering the swim area without supervision.

Families can also enjoy the resort pool on the family side, designed just for them — with loungers big and small, zero-entry access, and a fun splash pad. Despite it's family-friendly status, this kids' pool still sits in the same beautiful and luxurious setting as any other pool on the resort. This isn't your average "kiddie pool," but rather an oasis where kids can be kids, helping the parents relax even more.  

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Kids Spots

If the kids need a getaway of their own during your stay, the Parakeet Kids Club and the Sports Hub offer entertainment just for them. The Parakeet Kids Club offers a drop-off option with supervised activities, indoor and out, for children 4-12 years. While kids are enjoying activities like movie night or art class, parents can enjoy the spa or an adult-only meal or swim. Once you discover a resort with a kids club option, you might never go anywhere else for vacation.

In addition to the general activities at the Kids Club, guests can check the app for special events and entertainment throughout their stay. There is also sports equipment available to borrow so that families can play games like soccer or volleyball on the beach.

Whatever your family needs in order to plan the best vacation yet, you will find it at Margaritaville Island Reserve Cap Cana. You'll feel at home in paradise and will find great food options, well-appointed rooms, and activities for kids to enjoy in a setting that's family-friendly. Book your stay and get ready to show up and relax — when you spot that welcoming flip-flop, you'll know it's time to chill and have fun. 

"Life is a journey that's measured not in miles or years but in experiences." -Jimmy Buffett