When you think of vacations in the Caribbean, you may be like me and immediately imagine cocktails on the sand with calm turquoise waters and pure relaxation. There is a good chance children don’t have a place in this daydream. But what many of us moms (and dads) don’t realize is how many truly family-friendly resorts can be found throughout the Caribbean region. For the first entry in our series of mom travel destinations, we’re going to take a look at five family-friendly Caribbean resorts:
Jumby Bay, A Rosewood Resort, Antigua
Just two miles off of Antiqua, Rosewood Resorts got it right with Jumby Bay – a private island resort that brings luxury escape and family fun into one experience. It’s simply a perfect family getaway. Enjoy a cold beverage in the sand while your children get lost in adventure at Rose Buds for Children.
Have children under 11? This is the place for you! Right when you think the idea of all inclusive couldn’t get any better, it does. At Divi Aruba, your children can stay, eat and play (at the kids camp) for free!
Club Med Punta Cana
Club Med is a true diamond among all-inclusive family resorts. With raving reviews, it’s your chance to experience family vacation at its finest from one of the highest ranked family resorts in the world. Whether you’re escaping with your baby or toddler for the first time, or showing your teenager what fun in the sun is all about, this is the resort for you.
Beaches Turks & Caicos
You simply can’t search for “the best family resorts” without stumbling across a Beaches resort. Kids will have more than their fair share of fun with activities, regardless of their age. Like a DJ academy, Xbox Game Garage, kids clubs for infants and young children, and a massive aquatic playground featuring a lazy river, surfing simulators and splash zones.
The Atlantis, Bahamas
Escape to Paradise Island with your family for the vacation of a lifetime! The Atlantis Resort has everything you could possibly ask for in a family vacation, regardless of how old your children are – from gorgeous pools and an insane water park, to buried treasures on the beaches and a separate tweens and teens resort that will give your older children the freedom they desire, while building friendships with other fun vacationers their age. As explained clearly on the Atlantis site, “There may be no resort in the world better suited to children’s love of discovery than Atlantis, with its incomparable ruins of an ancient lost world populated by schools of sharks and manta rays; with waterslides and water rides, beaches and swimming pools, its remarkably diverse play activities.”
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