Best Caribbean Vacations for Kids

Looking for an unforgettable vacation the whole family will enjoy? Why not the Caribbean?

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From the pristine beaches with clear blue water and soft white sand, to the island adventures, to the activities offered by resorts, a vacation to the Caribbean is filled with something you, your spouse, and your kids will all enjoy. From supervised programs, to extreme water parks, to jet skiing or kayaking, check out the best Caribbean vacations for kids to find your family’s perfect vacation

Atlantis, Bahamas

This is perhaps the ultimate kid paradise. The resort is located on Paradise Island in the Bahamas, and offers you the all-inclusive resort experience perfect for your Bahamas vacation. With 11 swimming areas fully staffed with lifeguards. Two of the pools are completely off limits to adults. Along with the pools, there are numerous water rides so your little mermaids and mermen will never run out of things to do. If your kids do decide to take a break from the pools, Atlantis features a free movie theater and free treats, an underground maze so you and your family can discover the lost city of Atlantis for yourselves, a pottery studio, family yoga, and of course, a 97-acre waterscape featuring over 250 species of marine life.

Almond Beach Village, Barbados

Adventure is everywhere at this Barbados resort. Almond Beach Village, in St. Peter, Barbados, is a must-go destination for families with kids. Relax in the all-inclusive beach with clear water and soft, white sand, or take your kids for any of the water adventures, including aqua cycling, kayaking, and sailing. In the resort, one of the six pools turns into a movie theater with “swim-up movies.”  Let your kids explore their culinary side with junior chef classes, learn how to dance like the locals in the Calypso dance classes, or enjoy the local cuisine at the Bajan barbecue picnic.

Beaches Negril Resort and Spa, Jamaica

This resort was designed with kids in mind. The Beaches Negril Resort and Spa is located in Negril, Jamaica, in front of Negril’s famous seven-mile beach. Let your kids enjoy the kayaking, snorkeling, hydrobiking, waterskiing, windsurfing, paddle boarding, or scuba diving in the ocean’s waters just outside your room. In the resort, head to one of the six pools. Two of the pools have water slides. Beaches is also home to a full waterpark, Pirates Island. The resort also offers 15 different sports and activities, as well as the opportunity for your kids to spend their vacation with the characters of Sesame Street.


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Club Med, Dominican Republic

Club Med, in Punta Cana, is a parent’s vacation dream. The resort has something for kids of all ages, from babies to teens. This gives the kids plenty of fun in the sun and the parents plenty of rest and relaxation. For babies 4-23 months old, Club Med Baby offers full daycare service. Petit Club Med, for kids aged two to three, lets them have (supervised) fun and rest. Mini Club Med, for kids four to ten is full of adventures for the kids, broken into three groups based on age. And finally, for teenagers 11-17, Passworld provides them with their own private space away from both adults and kids. And to top it all off, the vacation is in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic’s premier beach of perfect white sand and clear turquoise water.


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Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club, Aruba

Upon arriving at this resort, guests are greeted with a lazy river that surrounds the entire resort complex. If that isn’t a sure sign of kid-friendly fun, then what is? The resort features jacuzzis, pools, and a kids’ pool with only a foot of water — perfect for toddlers to swim safely. Aruba’s classic white sand beaches are just a short walk away, if you need to trade pool water for salt water. Marriott’s kids club allows your kids to spend days in a summer camp-like program, full of activities, pizza parties, and of course, trips to the beach, giving your kids plenty to do, and giving you some alone time to relax on the beach.


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