Oct 4, 2012

Island Fun with the Kids: Top 10 Family-Friendly Caribbean Resorts

Have you been dreaming of that much needed family vacation and are not sure which Caribbean resort is right for you and your family? Seeking top quality time with those top 'quality' people in your life?

Nowadays, it is extremely easy to forget to put time aside for family fun. When the economy is in a bad state, everyone suffers and this can jeopardize our time and efforts with loved ones. Whether we are working two jobs or spending most of our daily hours searching for new ways to make money, we lose time with those we love. realizes the need to get away with family and wants you to feel as though you will get the most out of your trip, not to mention the perfect escape away from the stresses of home where you can build new memories with your family.

If you and your family are dreaming of a Caribbean vacation and are not sure where to go, make sure you check out these top 10 Caribbean resorts for families below. Imagine being able to teach your 6 year old how to swim and snorkel in the surf with colorful schools of fish, sailing with your 11 year-old son or sharing some sun bathing time with your teenage daughter. Toddlers, children and teenagers alike can enjoy creating Caribbean memories of a lifetime and truly get some 'real' bonding time with their parents and guardians.

Build castles, jump through waves, mingle with dolphins, slide wild water slides, seek out monkeys in an exotic rain forest and discover glorious sand dollars and colorful shells on the ocean floor. There are so many opportunities for you and your family when visiting the breath taking Caribbean and we want you to find the perfect Caribbean resort for you and your loved ones. Check out these top 10 Caribbean resorts for families seeking an escape to the sun.

#1: Club Med Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Best known for kids ages 5 through teens, energetic families who are active with their kids and budget-friendly all-inclusive vacation fans, the Club Med Punta Cana is an excellent choice when seeking a break away with the family. Stroll, snorkel, build castles, swim and frolic under the Dominican sun. Club Med is famous for its baby, kids and teenager programs, so there is no room for feeling left out while on vacation. This means you adults as well!

There are activities for every age group and combined family-fun activities as well. Teenagers can hang out at Passworld, which is a space dedicated primarily to teens that boasts rollerblading, hip hop music, high tech equipment for play and more! The resort has two-bedroom family suites with room service and entertainment centers, not to mention newly upgraded bright and colorful decor. The resort also has tons of sports for the family to enjoy such as basketball, tennis, trapeze fun, a water park and more.

#2: Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman has an opportunity for learning and fun guests of all ages. From the environment programs developed by Jean-Michel Cousteau to an abundance of water sport activities and family-fun, this resort offers an educational experience that will remain in your family's memory for a lifetime. Some highlights include snorkeling, mangrove exploration, solar oven cookie baking, a visit to Stingray City, taste bud-tingling cuisine at Blue Restaurant by Eric Ripert, spa pampering and luxury suites and rooms.

#3: Beaches Resort, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

With a 45,000 square foot Pirate Island Waterpark, kiddie programs, supervised activities, cookie baking with the Cookie Monster, DJ fun and record spinning, the Liquid nightclub for under-agers, Xbox 360 challenges, 615 rooms including two-bedroom family suites and all-inclusive amenities, how can you go wrong when booking this family-friendly resort?!

#4: Westin St. John Resort and Villas, St. John, US Virgin Islands

Known for luxury-loving families, upscale suites, rooms and villas and its variety of water sports, the Westin St. John attracts thousands of families to its property every year. Kids and teenagers can join tennis programs, salsa lessons, parasailing activities while families as a whole can kayak, play volleyball and paddle boating! After all the fun, and when everyone is looking for some quality 'down' time, families can join each other by the pool for some movies and entertainment.

#5: Atlantis Hotel and Resort, Paradise Island, Bahamas

This famous mega-resort is known worldwide for its thrilling water slides, dolphin swims, sea lion visits, 11 pools and over 2,500 rooms. Your youngsters can jump into loads of water-splashing fun at the Splashers Waterpark and encounter a variety of tropical fish and marine species at the Atlantis Resorts aquarium. Teenagers can escape their parentals for a bit and engage in games galore  and dancing at Club Rush which is home to loads of Nintendo Wii fun and games. Don't worry, there is loads of fun for parents, not to mention a casino to get your blood pumping!

#6: The Inn at Roberts Grove, Belize

Famous for snorkeling excursions, eco-adventures, kids and teenagers educational experiences, the Inn at Roberts Grove located in Placencia, Belize is perfect for an exotic family getaway! This is where the Caribbean meets the rain forest and while many of us think of Belize as outside of the Caribbean and in Central America, it is still situated on the Caribbean ocean and is considered by many, a Caribbean hot-spot. This resort is famous for providing the perfect escape for families seeking lagoon outings, monkey-seeing, Maya ruin exploration and numerous water activities for kids. Stay on Robert's Caye in one of the four cabins and make memories like the Swiss Family Robinson! (Except know that you'll get off the island eventually)

#7: Bitter End Yacht Club, Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

Popular with sailing families and those who want to learn the sport, the Bitter End Yacht Club is the perfect resort to spend quality time with each other while developing a new skill. There are sailing camps for kids ages 4 to 12 years old, amazing snorkeling areas, reef explorations, water sports of all kinds and so much more! All guests of any age can participate in sports such as fishing, windsurfing, snorkeling, scuba diving and other island excursions and when parents and guardians are seeking relaxation, they can sample one of the many spa treatments featured.

#8: Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas, St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

With 180 over-sized rooms, four restaurants, spa, luxury amenities, water sports and the Ritz-Kids program, your kids from ages 5 through to 12 can play lawn games, pool games, watch fun kid-friendly movies and design and create their very own art and crafts.  Snorkeling opportunities are everywhere on this island, so the kids and adults won't be bored! Kids can even get their own facials and supervised massages when staying at this luxury resort. Note: This resort is mainly for families that can afford to vacation 'luxury-style' without having to take out a loan.

#9: Club Med Yucatan, Cancun, Mexico

Club Med never fails to provide families with family-friendly fun and daily activities. Club Med has specially designed programs for babies, mini-kids, tweens, teens and more, not to mention fun for adults! The Passworld Teen Club is there for teenagers to stay out of trouble and stay in the fun zone.  There are soccer, tennis and other sport programs to get involved in, as well as a variety of water sports, Nintendo Wii games, hip hop dancing, trapeze-flying and swimming fun!

#10: Windjammer Landing Hotel and Resort, St. Lucia

Explore glorious St. Lucia and stay with your family at 'off-the-beaten path' Windjammer Landing on your next visit! Families can relax in comfortable surroundings, dine in luxury or order room service and unwind. The resort offers 161 beautifully designed tropical villas and its Hibiscus suites which are quite large and offer beds and sitting areas for the whole family. Children and teenagers can explore and be 'one' with nature, go on thrilling boat rides, take cooking lessons, dance in the disco and get involved in a bunch of activities with the free Jacquot Fun Club.

Ready to book your family fun escape to the Caribbean? Visit us online at or get in touch with our travel experts by giving us a call at 1-888-685-6888. We are your top-notch vacation specialists and our goal is to get you where you want to go!

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