7 Kid Friendly Caribbean Resorts
Time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life is something every parent dreams of. While most dream of sun and sand, others simply can’t imagine going away without their children by their side. The good news is that it’s completely possible to enjoy a relaxing Caribbean vacation with the kids. All you need to do is head towards one of these spectacular kid-friendly resorts!
7. Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort & Spa
Situated on Providenciales, one of the most popular Turks & Caicos Islands, is the Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort and Spa. This resort is like a dream come true to families with children, with specially designed activities and events geared towards keeping the little ones occupied at all times. Even the youngest members of your family will have an enjoyable time as they hang out with their favorite Sesame Street characters between visits to the beach.
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Activities for children include a free kids club, supervised pools for children with juice bars and, believe it or not, Xbox stations scattered throughout the resort. The resort also plans to open family style suites, a tweens-only pool, and a gigantic water park. Average rates here are $410 per night per adult and $95 per night for each child. If that’s a little too rich for your blood you may want to try some of these other cheap Providenciales hotels for an alternative!
6. Four Seasons Great Exuma at Emerald Bay
When you think of a Four Seasons hotel you usually think of really expensive luxury hotel rooms in an incredibly formal setting. The Four Seasons Great Exuma at Emerald Bay is delightfully surprising with a relaxing atmosphere and plenty of activities for both adults and children alike.
Children between the ages of 5 and 12 will enjoy free kids activities including kite flying, hair braiding, and crafts while teens will enjoy an activity center of their own. Family time will include volleyball, mother-daughter classes, and even family golf clinics. The average double room in this resort starts at $495 per night.
5. Atlantis Paradise Island
Another great choice for families searching for hotels in the Bahamas is the Atlantis Paradise Island resort. This famous hotel features a 30,000 square foot pool, water slides set within Mayan architecture, and a gigantic dolphin habitat the kids are sure to love.
The Coral Towers near the center of the hotel are the home of the Kids Club where your children will be kept occupied for hours on end as you and your spouse enjoy some adult entertainment or private time on the beach. Rooms here are a bit more affordable than some hotels – starting at $370 per night.
4. Aruba Mariott Resort & Stellaris Casino
The Aruba Mariott Resort & Stellaris Casino is quite possibly one of the best located resorts in all of Palm Beach. The Kids Club here isn’t free, but it’s inexpensive (at $25 per half day) and will ensure your children are pleasantly entertained as you enjoy some time on the beach or in the casino.
Your youngest children will learn how to make driftwood sculptures while your tweens learn how to play volleyball on the beach. Bets at the roulette table start at only 50 cents so you’ll want to play a few games while the kids are busy enjoying the island. Rooms here start at $450 per night but are the most spacious in the area, averaging up to 400 square feet each.
3. Round Hill Hotel & Villas
The Round Hill Hotel & Villas is one of the most chic resorts in Montego Bay. This astounding resort may not have any televisions but certainly has enough activity to keep everyone in the family busy (and relaxed) throughout the duration of your stay.
The Pineapple Club features tons of activities, including swimming (in pools with safe areas designated for small children) and t-shirt dying. If you want to keep your children at arms length you’ll want to inquire about suites with connecting rooms in the Pineapple House. Average room rates start at $590.
2. Beaches Negril Resort & Spa
The Beaches Negril Resort & Spa in Jamaica’s Negril is situated right on the famous Seven Mile Beach. Activities for children include visits with Sesame Street characters, trips to the water park, and dessert at the self-serve ice cream station.
Your children will have an accredited nanny with them at all times – even while they’re enjoying their kid-friendly reggae parties and snorkeling trips. Rates at this all inclusive resort start at $370 for adults and $95 for children up to the age of 15.
1. Westin St. John Resort & Villas
The Westin St. John Resort & Villas is perhaps one of the most popular family-friendly resorts in the United States section of the Virgin Islands. Situated on the Great Cruz Bay, children enjoy jumping on water trampolines, climbing in and out of the pool’s spectacular waterfall, and embarking on their own exploratory safaris.
There are tons of family activities to participate in here as well, including bingo games, races, and trips to some of the nicest snorkeling beaches you’ll ever see. Choose between a double hotel room or a private villa – usually starting around $759 per night.
Are you ready to jump on a plane to the nearest Caribbean Island? Make sure the kids pack their swimsuits and you’ll be ready to go!