Having travelled to long haul destinations with three children on many occasions, we have first-hand experience of family holidays in the Caribbean and we have compiled the below list of the hotels we recommend as family friendly. To explain, in our minds at Tropic Breeze, a family friendly hotel in the Caribbean is one which welcomes young children and it is a pleasure to stay in as a family. This does not mean it definitely has a kid’s club, so please visit the individual hotel pages to find out more about their facilities or call us on 01752 880880 for more details.
Set in 60 acres of hillside overlooking La Brelotte Bay on the northwest coast of St Lucia, Windjammer Landing has the prime location for a perfect family holiday. With all the facilities readily accessible within a stone’s throw, it makes for a hassle-free trip. As a resort they are extremely accommodating towards children and their needs, with a complimentary children’s club (running through to the evening), babysitting and children’s menus at many of the restaurants, and a vast amount of activities to keep them entertained. Guests can even opt for the all inclusive package to save paying for all those ice creams every time!
For peace of mind, guests can stay at St James Club Morgan Bay knowing that their children are well catered for and looked after at the Kids Club. Children aged 2 and above have access to a stimulating and fun time with professionals keeping them busy for some ‘grown-up time’. Similarly, a nursery is provided for those babies up to the age of 23 months, and teenagers can use the teen centre – children of all ages are perfectly catered for. As well as the Kids Club, St James Club has a children’s pool and a range of water activities on site to keep them entertained. The resort also aims to be as flexible as possible when meeting guests’ accommodation requirements in terms of beds and cots etc. so that parents can be with or without children in certain rooms.
Most of the Elegant Hotels portfolio that we feature are perfect for family holidays, and Tamarind in Barbados is just one example. Located on the platinum west coast, set along a prime 750 foot stretch of serene beach, the luxury hotel is a great location for families. ‘Freddie the Flying Fish Kids Club’ is available for children aged between 3 and 12 and is operated by trained, professional staff providing a wide range of fun filled activities. For teenagers there is ‘Club Tamarind’ offering contemporary loungers and modern games consoles on large screen TVs – all the children will be happily occupied! Again, a range of watersports are available and the facilities are accessible to keep the children entertained.
Another hotel on the Elegant Hotels portfolio, Crystal Cove is another great all inclusive, hassle free option for families, located on a stretch of white sand beach on the west coast of Barbados. Parents can take advantage of the complimentary Kids Club and range of watersports (including motorised) to keep the children entertained, and enjoy a range of activities as a family, with no extra cost than you paid when booking. Crystal Cove offers educational activities for the children, family-friendly accommodation, marine programmes, golf lessons and much more. Families can even schedule offsite visits to swim with sea turtles or take in some of the best sights in Barbados. There really is something for every family at Crystal Cove, and the staff are more than willing to be of any assistance and provide items to make the family holiday run as smoothly as possible.
Welcoming to families all year-round, The Verandah Resort and Spa has a beachfront location on the north east coast. The great benefit of booking a holiday to the Verandah is that they offer optimum flexibility in their accommodation, with all of their rooms accommodating at least 4 people and some rooms are interconnecting with each other. This makes it an affordable get away for families and larger groups. This lovely resort in Antigua has an array of activities for all of the family to get involved in from mini-golf, tennis, watersports and diving, or just relaxing together on the pristine white sand beach. A Kids Club is also available from the ages of 2 to 11 years old.
For a slightly more luxurious family holiday, Antigua offers Carlisle Bay – a beautiful resort that perfectly accommodates children and families in a more indulgent setting. Sophisticated and contemporary in style, the accommodation is designed to allow for both families and couples to holiday in peace. Both kinds of traveller have a dedicated end of the resort which allows for everyone to enjoy the tranquillity of the beach. The ‘Cool Kids Club’ is suitable from the ages of 6 months until 6 years old and is supervised by qualified childcare professionals. Similarly, there are programmes in place for children from the ages of 7 years old, all the way up to teenagers. This can include activities such as raft building, five-a-side football, zip-wiring and star fish hunting! This really is a special family holiday and one to consider for those looking for a beautiful destination with all the resources for a modern and exciting Caribbean, family adventure.
These are certainly not the only islands or resorts that are perfect for a family holiday, so take a look at some of our other resorts available. To speak to a specialist to help find the perfect destination for you, give us a call on 01752 880880.