top 5 family resorts in the caribbean



Date: January 27, 2017     | By Baarb.com     | Tags: Windjammer Landing, Las Casitas Village, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, Atlantis, Beaches Turks & Caicos, Four Seasons Resort Nevis


Just because you have children doesn’t mean you should miss out on a luxury Caribbean vacation in the sun. Resorts are waking up to this market and providing family-friendly offerings. The Caribbean spots below offer the chance to explore iconic natural wonders (coral reefs and cascading waterfalls included) along with a wide range of activities that the whole gang can enjoy.
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WINDJAMMER LANDING, ST. LUCIA

St. Lucia is famous for chalk-colored beaches, towering mountains, and stunning resorts. Although a large resort, Windjammer Landing isn’t quite the size of some others on our list, yet appeals to the luxury traveller as it mainly consists of beautiful villas (175 of them) which are perfect for families. There are 5 restaurants on site, although the villas have their own fully equipped kitchens too. A children’s club, teen club and water sports keep the young ones entertained, plus the island of St. Lucia is famed for its’ zip-lining adventures, rainforest hikes and snorkeling; perfect for active youngsters. Themed fun nights are on the agenda for the evening from Disco Night to Popcorn and Movie Night to Pirate Night!

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LAS CASITAS VILLAGE, A WALDORF ASTORIA RESORT, PUERTO RICO

Though this Spanish-style cobblestoned "village" is part of the blufftop El Conquistador Resort, a fixture on the island’s northeastern coast since 1962, it’s wonderfully removed from the bustle around the centerpiece hotel and casino. Casitas guests have full run of the Conquistador’s 500 acres—including the spa and an 18-hole golf course that runs family clinics. But they also get an exclusive crescent-shaped edgeless pool that seems to slosh directly into the ocean 300 feet below, not to mention personal butlers who will draw baths (sprinkled with rose petals, if you wish) and keep the fridge stocked with mangoes and Coco Lopez. Soft sand is a hop away by ­water taxi, on palmy Palomino Island, a private retreat where there are horses to ride, jet skis to rev, and beach-roaming waiters to flag down. The resort’s Camp Coqui, for kids 4 to 12, uses the island for hikes and snorkeling. Mud-­loving families can slip-slide on trails and get sprayed by a waterfall in 28,000-acre El Yunque, the only tropical rain forest in the U.S. National Forest System. Join a group kayak excursion into the beautiful bioluminescent bay in Las Croabas, where you’ll get to see—and swim in—an underwater light show, courtesy of clouds of tiny, glowing sea creatures. And with nonstop flights to San Juan from many U.S. cities, Puerto Rico is a quick and easy trip for the family.

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ATLANTIS, PARADISE ISLAND, BAHAMAS

Your kids will never be bored here and neither will you at this legendary resort! 11 swimming pools of which 2 are just for families, 18 thrilling water slides, a cinema showing new movies, 35 restaurants and a 30,000-square-foot spa, plus the marine habitat, snorkel, and scuba within the resort itself. For anyone over eight years old, this resort offers scuba which is great for exploring the world underwater. Other treats include family yoga on the beach, a pottery studio, and live family entertainment. There are a wide range of accommodations available to fit most budgets from value-oriented to ultra-luxurious experiences, and flexible dining plans including an all-inclusive option. This resort has it all!

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BEACHES TURKS & CAICOS

Traveling with kids makes all-inclusives appealing because it’s just so easy. Beaches Turks & Caicos does it very well, add a generous selection of family-oriented facilities and place it on a beautiful beach and you have one of our top recommendations for a family resort in the Caribbean. The Providenciales’ Grace Bay is a stunning 12-mile sandy beach and being situated right on the beach is definitely part of the appeal of the resort. There are 6 swimming pools set in a 45 square-foot waterpark, including a pirate-themed area, an Xbox Play Lounge, 20 restaurants and bars, a DJ academy, teen disco, children’s clubs and a host of water sports. There are 4 villages so you can choose to stay in whichever takes your fancy; Caribbean, Italian, Key West or French.

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FOUR SEASONS RESORT NEVIS

We are big fans of Four Seasons resorts, and Nevis is one of the Caribbean’s most magical islands. With no stop signs or traffic lights, and a small population, the island is an easygoing place of peace and tranquility.This resort is slightly more difficult to get to because you can’t fly direct to the island of Nevis, but it still earns its #1 spot. The resort is great for kids but they haven’t forgotten the parents too; there is a freeform infinity pool for families, and the kids club (Kids for All Seasons) is carefully situated in the middle of the resort so wherever you go, you’re not far away. The little touches are really cute; child-sized bathrobes, milk and cookies upon arrival and a complementary cuddly turtle. Stay in one of the luxury suites or private villas for additional space.

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The Caribbean is the perfect destination, with or without kids. We hope that this Top 5 list shows that when traveling with children, it’s easy to find resorts that they will love, and that will also give you everything you need for a wonderful vacation.