Caribbean and Mexico Family Resorts
|Barbados||Bermuda||Curacao||Cayman Islands/Grand Cayman|
|Dominican Republic||Jamaica||Puerto Rico||St. Kitts and Nevis|
|St. Lucia||British Virgin Islands||US Virgin Islands||Turk and Caicos Islands|
|Mexico||Club Med Welcomes Kids|
Many Caribbean destinations and resorts offer prime possibilities for fun family vacations. A number of prestige hotel chains have day camps for children which open for the convenience of parents during the evening with planned activities and basic baby sitting services. Cots and cribs are provided for the early-to-bed set. In most cases children under 12 stay free in their parents' room but an additional daily charge covers camp, lunch, snacks and activities. (Children may stay for all or part of the day but must be checked in and out by the adult). Outdoor activities include playground games, swimming lessons, snorkeling and scuba instruction, fishing, shelling, nature walks and classes and handicrafts. High-tech touches - television, video libraries, computer games and tapes and CDs for listening, dance and exercise periods - are often available. Local staff shares local history and culture. On some islands, campers can learn a foreign language or work on the local "lingo". Several all-inclusive resorts cater exclusively to families with their rates often become a bargain. All price includes adults and kids activities - land and water sports (with instruction), entertainment, meals, beverages, snacks and kids babysitting services.
This family friendly hotels list by island shows just some examples what is available on the market and by no means does not cover everything. It is continuously updated as we receive new information and specials, so make sure you bookmark this page and check it out regularly. If you are interested in a specific island or resort which is not mentioned here, please email us
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Club Antigua. Standard all-inclusive. Situated amidst tropical gardens and a half mile stretch of spectacular white sand at Jolly Beach, Club Antigua is an ideal all-inclusive resort for families. It has 470 a/c rooms. All-inclusive plan includes: All meals/unlimited drinks/snacks in 4 restaurants, bar, disco, nightly entertainment/theme nights, mini casino with slot machines, swimming pool, 8 tennis courts (6 lighted), sunfish daily, water skiing, windsurfing, snorkeling, scuba lesson in pool, jogging track, bicycles. Kids club for children 4-12.
Royal Antiguan beach and Tennis Resort. Superior. Contemporary, full service tropical resort featuring modern amenities and 282 a/c rooms (each with direct dial phone and TV). Spectacular sunsets and an unbelievable half mile of pristine white sand beach. Activities: Snorkeling, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, dive shop, 8 championship tennis courts, pro shop and fitness center. Lagoon pool with swim-up bar. Live nightly entertainment/casino. Children playground and activities. All-inclusive plan available.
Sonesta Anguilla. Deluxe. Former Casablanca hotel, this beautiful hotel has been exquisitely detailed by mosaics and carefully hand-painted by Moroccan craftsmen. All rooms have a king size bed, balcony or patio with table and chairs, mini-bar, color TV, in room safes and Moroccan tile. Activities: windsurfing, snorkeling, sunfish sailing, tennis, fitness center.
Cap Juluca. Deluxe. One of the best resort in the world located on the most beautiful beach. The resort features award winning restaurant.
Shoal Bay Beach Hotel. Small, casual hotel - all units are one bedrooms. Also, luxurious 2 bedroom beachfront villa. Located on the most spectacular Shoal Bay East Beach.
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La Cabana All Suite Beach Resort and Casino. Superior. Located along powdered-white Eagle Beach, La Cabana boasts 800 spacious and luxurious suites, each fully equipped with a fine appointed kitchenette, a/c, whirpool, private balcony or patio, color satellite TV and more. Activities/Amenities: The Royal Cabana the largest and most exciting casino in the Caribbean.3 free form freshwater pools, a swim bar and 2 spectacular water slides. Complete health and fitness center. 5 lighted tennis courts. Unique indoor/outdoor dining options from casual to elegant. Club Cabana Nana supervised children program.
Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort and Casino. Deluxe. Located on Palm beach, just 2 miles from Oranejestad. 360 luxuriously appointed a/c rooms, most with sea view and balcony. Enchanted by Divi Divi trees, gentle trade winds and powdery white sand beach. The perfect blend for relaxation and adventure. Amenities/Activities: Restaurants and Lounges, health and fitness center, Saltwater lagoon stocked with tropical fish and wildlife, Camp Hyatt’s professionally supervised children's day camp.
Atlantis, Paradise Island. Deluxe. An ocean runs thru it - the world's first amphibious resort, combining an amazing kaleidoscope of sea life with the stunning beauty of Paradise Island. 14 acre waterscape complete with pools, lagoons, grottos, waterfalls and beautiful landscaping. 6 Exhibit lagoons with over 100 species of beautiful tropical fish. Amenities/Activities: 3 free-form pools, children's pools, 12 restaurants, an 18 hole seaside championship golf course, swimming pool/jacuzzi/pool bar. Tennis courts/fitness center.
Our Lucaya (Now Sheraton and Westin) Grand Bahama Island. Superior First Class. This Brand New resort features imaginative and fun-filled children's center occupies its own free-standing building, and offers children everything from traditional arts & crafts to a unique marine education program developed by The Lucayan in cooperation with The Underwater Explorers Society (UNEXSO). The Lucayan is dedicated to making sure that your kids have the time of their lives when you and your family stay with us. That's why we've created Camp Lucaya, our children's interactive center for infants through 12-year-olds. With 3,000 square feet of brightly painted space dedicated just to the children, Camp Lucaya provides a fun and safe place for our youngest guests to enjoy the resort and the island. Activities vary daily, and include crafts, pool activities, dolphin experiences, field trips (such as horseback riding excursions, kayaking and visits to The Lucayan Caves!), educational sessions about Grand Bahama Island and more, including special holiday programs. The camp supervisors are all certified lifeguards with CPR and first-aid certifications. Camp Lucaya also provides a separate, quiet nursery for our littlest campers.
Holiday Inn Sunspree and Holiday Inn Junkanoo , Paradise Island for families there are six kids' suites, each featuring a separate sleeping area with bunk beds, as well as a stereo, VCR and microwave. (In addition, one of the kids' suites has a whirlpool.)
Considered the most "British" of the Commonwealth islands, the charm of an earlier and more leisurely age has not been lost in Barbados. Beautiful powdery beaches dot the Caribbean side of the island. Sightseeing is rich in history, and shopping is rich in treasure – especially British goods. An abundance of water sports activities and a great variety of nightlife ranging from folklore shows to dancing under the stars adds up to round the clock fun.
Almond Beach Village All-inclusive. Deluxe.
Located on the west coast of Barbados. All 288 rooms feature a balcony or patio, a/c, private bath and shower, safety deposit box, direct dial phone, color tv, radio, hair dryer and a coffee machine. Amenities/Activities: Water sports, fitness center, 9 hole golf course, 5 tennis courts, 9 pools, 3 jacuzzis.
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The Southhampton Princess. Deluxe. A world-class, elegant 600-room resort in a beautiful location stretching along the rolling fairways of its own 18-hole, par 3 golf course and meeting the sea at historic Waterloo Inn. Located on 100-acre estate in Southhampton Parish, this resort offers ultra-modern luxury accommodations and facilities. Amenities/Activities: Private beach club, shopping arcade, health club with spa, variety of restaurants, night club, bars, indoor/outdoor pools, tennis, all rooms are with private balconies.
Sonesta Beach hotel and Spa. Deluxe. Luxurious 25 acre resort on a peninsula overlooking the Atlantic. Bermuda's only major hotel that's right on the beach. Three private pink sand beaches. Features deluxe accommodations with ocean and bay views and private balconies or patios, heated outdoor and indoor swimming pools, 6 tennis courts, nearby golf, water sports, European health and beauty spa, casual to fine dining, nightly entertainment and a shopping galleria. "Just us kids" Program. All-inclusive plan available.
Elbow Beach Resort, As the largest hotel on the island at its opening in 1908, Elbow Beach has played a major role in Bermuda's entire tourism industry. A stellar European- style resort with a bit of tropical spice has undergone a loving refurbishment program, bringing new vibrance and polish to a well-loved classic. An ingenious combination of resort hotel and cottage colony, Elbow Beach offers a broad array of accommodations-whether you prefer the atmosphere of a full-service hotel, or the intimate luxury of a garden cottage, you can find it here. Experience the refined vitality of the island with the English accent. Bring the Family package includes: Accommodations of you choice; Welcome refreshment; Fresh seasonal fruit plate in your room; Use of fitness facilities; Family picnic, one box lunch per family member*; Admission to the Maritime Museum* ; Admission to the Aquarium* ; Blass-bottom boat cruise*; Elbow Beach T-shirt for each member of the family.
Princess Beach Resort and Casino. Superior. Located in front of the National Underwater park and next door to the famous Curacao Seaquarium. This resort offers a delightful experience of the Dutch flavor surrounded by the warm Caribbean Sea. White sandy beach, flowing into the crystal clear blue water. Amenities/Activities: 2 pools and kiddie pool, playground, nursery, Activity program, 3 restaurants, 4 bars, Live Entertainment, Las Vegas Style casino, Executive lounge and nightclub, Shopping Gallery, Beauty Salon, Fitness Room, Tour/car desk, Lighted Tennis Courts, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling.
Cayman Islands/Grand Cayman
Hyatt Regency Grand Cayman resort and villas. Deluxe. On the 7 mile beach, in the center of Britannia Golf and Beach resort, Hyatt regency offers 236 luxurious guest rooms overlooking the hotel's private waterway and golf course. British colonial design, open air lobby, lush tropical foliage, waterfalls and two elaborate pools highlight the grounds surrounding seven buildings. Hyatt is famous for it's "Hyatt's kids" and this is the resort which pioneered teens activities program "Rock Hyatt".
Other accommodations. For those who require privacy and seclusion, there are beautiful stand alone houses in Cayman Kai area, many located on their own private beach.
Paradisus Punta Cana - this deluxe beachfront resort offers all deluxe facilities including gourmet a la carte restaurants, 1 free round of golf, and parents will appreciate daily mini-club for children 4 through 12
Casa De Campo. Deluxe. Probably the most complete activity resort in the Caribbean - the destination in itself. It is a tropical paradise on the southeast coast, one of the world's finest international resorts. Sports - you name it, they have it, from tennis to polo and skit shooting. They even have their own jet airport - fly from Miami! Amenities/Activities: 300 spacious casita rooms and 150 luxurious villa homes, 2 championships Pete Dye - designed golf course, featuring the world famous "Teeth of the Dog", tennis center, shooting center, polo and horseback riding, choice of international restaurants and lounges, live entertainment nightly. Beautiful beaches with water sports. "Completely Casa" and "Family Villa" including nanny packages are available.
Hacienda Villas Del Mar, Dominican Republic - Most vacations demand that you choose between a private retreat and a resort that bustles with activities and people. Hacienda Villas del Mar brings together the best of both worlds. The quiet enclave of villas is a short walk from the exciting all-inclusive Hacienda Resorts. You may choose the option of full guest privileges at the entire resort complex. . Kids Club with activities, nanny is avalable.
Club Viva Dominicus Palace in Bayahibe
Punta Cana Beach Resort
Coral Marien Resort and Spa
Half Moon, Montego Bay
Beaches Negril. Deluxe "ultra" all-inclusive. The newest Sandals resort is located in Long Bay, Negril on the best location of a famous Negril 7-mile beach. Welcomes couples, families and singles. Special activities with designated area and restaurants for children. Adults are welcome to kids restaurants only by kids invitation! Full range of special activities and sports.
Franklyn D. Resort, (FDR) Runaway Bay. Superior all-inclusive suite resort. Parents at FDR have a totally relaxing holiday because every family gets it's own "Girl Friday" for an entire vacation. Think of her as a highly trained mother helper who looks after you, your family and your suite with charming friendliness. Extremely popular with families with younger kids who adjust better with one care person rather then in a standard group care. Parents can do their own thing like a full range of sports, water sports, entertainment without worrying about their kids. Children also have best special programs, activities, sport, excursions, clubs and entertainment designed for all ages from infants to teens. As for accommodations, all of them are suites. Children under 16 stay, play and eat free.
The same company opened another resort FDR Pebbles, same philosophy applies. Great programs for teenagers.
Jamaica Grande, Ocho Rios. Standard all-inclusive. At Jamaica Grande, you get all you want from a vacation, all at one great price. So it is easy to enjoy Jamaica's most complete resort: 3 gorgeous pools, including Fantasy pool with swim-up bar, 5 sensational restaurants, the "Club Mongoose" program of activities for children under 12 and much, much more.
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St. Kitts and Nevis
Four Seasons Nevis Deluxe. A luxurious resort situated along a 2,000 ft stretch of a beach. 194 rooms and suites. Each with a/c, ceiling fan, color TV, VCR, minibar, large private verandah and marble bathroom. Activities/Amenities: 2 restaurants, poolside grill. 18 hole championship golf course. Tennis, spa, jacuzzi, water sports. Various children's activities. Babysitting.
Hyatt St. Lucia - brand new, opened in 2000, full service deluxe resort in St. Lucia, features famous "Camp Hyatt". Outstanding service, exceptional views, luxury accommodations.
Club St. Lucia. Standard All-inclusive. A fun filled resort for families. Kids under 12 stay free in 372 units on a hillside overlooking 2 beaches. All meals, drinks, snacks, beverages, water sports, children's club and entertainment is included in one price.
Windjammer Landing. Deluxe. Set amidst 55 lush tropical acres, cascading down to a white sand crescent beach, this full-service community is considered one of St. Lucia most luxurious. Comprised of 1 to 4 bedroom open air villas with terraces, lounges, dining areas, a/c bedrooms and fully equipped Kitchens, most with private plunge pools. Also deluxe and superior handsomely appointed spacious rooms with private terraces. Besides being very romantic, this resort also caters to families - extensive "Just kidding" programs for kids 4-12. Babysitters are available. Activities/Amenities: 4 restaurants from casual West Indian to fine dining. For a special treat, order gourmet meal prepared by chef in your villa's kitchen! 4 bars and beach barbeque. Pools including 2 kiddie pools. Complimentary water sports, tennis, fitness center, village shops and markets. Golf nearby
British Virgin Islands
Little Dix Bay. Deluxe. A paradise where the beaches offer tranquility found nowhere else. The island is Virgin Gorda. Nestled behind a secluded half-mile crescent beach amidst unspoiled, naturally beautiful surroundings. 98 guest rooms and suites (44 with a/c), 3 open air restaurants. Snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, water skiing, nightly entertainment, 7 all-weather tennis courts. Scuba and fishing trips. Kids are welcome.
The Bitter End Yacht club. Superior. On the secluded shores of Virgin Gorda's North Sound lies the Bitter End yacht Club, an island hideaway - isolated to visitors except by sea. Here sailing, snorkeling swimming and relaxation are a way of life. Luxury island-style villas with private decks boast unsurpassed ocean views. Privately explore this bit of paradise with the club's fleet of sailboats or outboards, snorkel spectacular reefs, dive historic wreck or join the other guests on an offshore island excursions. Special sailing packages for families are available (age restrictions apply).
US Virgin Islands
Westin St. John Resort and Villas entertains a wide range of guests, including families with children. Kids kept busy with individual
DoubleTree Sapphire Beach Resort and Marina, St. Thomas. Superior. Parents traveling with children can take advantage of the resort's comprehensive children's program where kids 12 and under stay and eat free. The Little Gems Kids club is a fully supervised kids program. The resorts 171 suites and villas are located on a spectacular Sapphire Beach. Completely equipped with full kitchens, spacious sea view galleries, color cable TV, phones, a/c, private marina. Watersports are complimentary. Babysitting is available.
Wyndham Sugar Bay Resort. St. Thomas. All inclusive superior. Located just 8 miles from the airport and minutes from downtown Charlotte Amalie, the resort reopened in December 1996 after extensive renovation. Set on a lush hilltop overlooking Smith bay, most of the 300 guest rooms offer magnificent water views toward St. John and its surrounding islands on the horizon. The resort offers free tennis day and night, non-motorized water sports, and the use of snorkeling equipment. In addition of fitness center, there is a daily activity program and nightly entertainment. Children under 12 eat and stay free with parents in the same room. Children 18 and under can stay in separate room for half a price. (This offer is thru summer only).
Point Pleasant Resort, St. Thomas 134-villa-style accommodations on 15 acres of tropical gardens, There are three swimming pools and sundecks. Sugar Beach and Pineapple Beach are nearby. Bayside Cafe serves three meals daily. Agave Terrace is a gourmet restaurant open for dinners, with live steel drum music two nights weekly. Lookout Lounge Bar offers spectacular views. There are also a gift shop, activities area and watersports center. Kids stay free.
Turk and Caicos Islands
Beaches Turks & Caicos. Deluxe all-inclusive. This sister resort of Beaches Negril in Jamaica is also just recently opened by Sandals. It has comprehensive "ultra-inclusive" program, deluxe rooms and beachfront villas with concierge service. It is located in the beautiful Grace Bay on the spectacular 12 mile beach. As a bonus, there is a charter flight from JFK non-stop (3 hours) to Provo, that makes the air/land package very lucrative for a families. Other flights to Provo are connecting jet service from Miami or Montego Bay. Click here for Beaches trip report.
Ocean Club, Turks & Caicos. At this low-key resort overlooking Grace Bay, the staff ensures friendly service, the food is fresh and innovative, and time is the last thing on guests' minds, as nothing will interfere with their complete escape from a hectic lifestyle. Even the tiny airport on Provo sets the pace for a stay at Ocean Club - the atmosphere is informal, the service is courteous and the tempo is slowed down. Ocean Club is a cluster of 86 individually owned condominiums on 12-mile Grace Beach. The white sand is dotted with pink umbrellas and lounges occupied by guests sipping pina coladas or reading.
The Crown Princess Club, Cancun. This all-inclusive beachfront resort has a kids-size play area that includes a water park with a series of 4 slides, each designed for a different age a size of a kids. There is a Flintstone-style rock entrance into kids area which also includes a dining area with kids tables, sandbox and swings. The children program is opened from 9a to 6p for children 4-12. Activities range from yoga in the gardens, treasure hunts, swimming in the main pool, naps for younger kids. Children stay free - only pay their airfare.
Club Meridien, Cancun. This luxury resort has an extensive child care program. Parents meanwhile indulge in state-of the art new Spa Del Mar.
Robinson Club Tulum. Opened at May 1994. It occupies 90 acres along a diamond-white sand beach and is surrounded by the Xpu-ha nature reserve, a habitat for native animals with an amazing array of tropical flowers and plants. The 300-room resort is 62 miles south of Cancun and 23 miles North of the Maya ruins of Tulum. Shallow rivers meander through the property, a landscape of native palm trees, tropical plants and flower gardens. An aquarium-like cove is good for swimming, snorkeling, diving, sailing and windsurfing. The Robini club for kids 4 and older has various games and activities.
Caribbean Village Cancun - non-stop activities to keep busy the whole family. Particularly attractive all-inclusive prices . The combination of quality food, nonstop activities and warm, attentive service at Caribbean Village Cancun serves to set this product in a category above where its budget pricing would suggest.
Club Med Welcomes Kids
Throughout Caribbean and Mexico Club Med is known to many people as singles resort. But the company worked hard to promote family vacations, and designated many of its resorts as Family Villages. Today there are 44 Mini Clubs and 14 Baby Clubs around the world.
In the Caribbean, Punta Cana in Dominican Republic, Eluethera’s (Bahamas) and Ixtapa in Mexico have Baby-Petit-Mini Clubs. These clubs accept kids from 1-12 years and teen clubs from 13 years old. Club Med Huatulco geared towards families with older kids – Teen Club from 13-17 years and Mini-Club 6-12 years old.
A Mini Club is an activities center within the vacation village built for children. Kids from 2 to 11 years of age are welcomed from 9a to 9p for any time of the day. They can drop on for an hour or a day depending on parents activities. Early optional supervised meals feature foods kids enjoy. Activities include water skiing, sailing, golf, archery, arts and crafts, excursions, boat rides, picnic, puppet shows and even circus! Ixtapa’s village boasts horseback riding. The organized evening program ends when it is time for the big performance and all village gets together. Baby Club for infants and toddlers opens from 8am to 6pm. Parents can drop off and pick up children any time during these hours. They can also join the staff to feed their child from two daily buffets prepared with all fresh ingredients by a baby nutrition specialist.
Club Med has some specially priced family programs. Family Escape is one where the entire family goes for a week long vacation. The catch is that you don't know where you will end up until last week. But the price is very lucrative. Also, there are specially priced packages for family reunions.
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