Traveling with kids can be a challenging experience but also one of the most fun and rewarding ones. Most of our childhood memories are of summer vacations and family times. So let’s make them special but also let’s plan ahead and choose a place where every member of the family can enjoy, have fun and relax. If you have the time and can afford it, the Caribbean all-inclusive resorts are a great option for families.
We did a little research and our number one spot this summer is the Carlisle Bay Resort in the Caribbean Island of Antigua. While Mom and Dad relax at the beach, the kids can enjoy the kids club for children starting at 6 month. The Carlisle Bay kids club is free for children 2 years old and older.
Our second choice is Buccament Bay Resort on the beautiful island of St Vincent. The property’s 95 villas are located on an unspoiled, uncrowded coast. Kids will love that Pirates of the Caribbean was filmed in this area. And Buccament Bay even has its own Pirates’ ship. Other attractions include the resort’s partnership with Liverpool Football Club Soccer School, which offers kids ages 5 and up a chance to train with professionals. With the excitement of the World Cup in Brazil, kids will be thrilled to train and play!
Our third choice is Beaches Turks and Caicos, an all-inclusive on beach-blessed Providenciales (the most populated of the 40 Turks and Caicos Islands, located just a 100-minute flight from Miami). Beaches Resort is full of delighted parents who can’t quite believe that they’re on vacation with their kids and things are going well. Four distinctive themed enclaves share a 45,000-square-foot water park (Pirates Island is a fantasy world filled with gigantic waterslides, kid-friendly pools and swim-up soda bars, as well as the Caribbean’s only surf simulator) and for those of you still wanting to dance the night out – a 21-and-under nightclub! Beaches Turks & Caicos has been awarded #1 top family hotel in the Caribbean by Travel+Leisure and Best All-Inclusive by Caribbean Travel+Life. Plus, the resort is located on a stretch of beach so perfect that it was voted “Best of all island beaches worldwide” by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler.
Our fourth choice is Round Hill in Jamaica. Families have long retreated to Round Hill Hotel and Villas in Montego Bay, Jamaica, where they go to great lengths to please even the smallest guests. They warmly welcome everyone to enjoy their on-site activities and amenities to ensure that a good time is had by all. Their special children’s programs offer fun-filled opportunities for kids to be active, creative, adventurous, and imaginative which is one of the many reasons they are a favorite amongst family resorts in the Caribbean. Round Hill is situated on a private peninsula with 110 acres, children are free to explore the resort and it only takes a few hours for the Round Hill staff to learn everyone’s name and look after them while they enjoy everything that this spacious Jamaica family resort has to offer. Round Hill is also large enough to allow couples and families to enjoy their own private time in equal measure.
Finally, we vote for Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas, just a short flight away from Brickell and Key Biscayne. The coral-pink fantasy castle of the Bahamas’ only megaresort is visible from miles away (by land or sea). The main resort has some 2,300 guest rooms, a massive casino, a 63-slip marina filled with luxury yachts, 40-odd restaurants and bars, and too many activities and entertainment options to count (did we mention the 63-acre waterpark?). It’s Disney World in the Caribbean!
Finally and as always, these are just a few of the many beautiful kid-friendly resorts. We bet you can share with us other wonderful vacation spots! Let us know which one is your favorite and recommend us fellow moms!
Pic Credit: Carlisle Bay Resort