Are you dreaming of a family vacation to the Caribbean but don’t know where to go? Our luxury villa specialists have the in-depth knowledge to provide you with the very best recommendations of our Top 5 Family-Friendly Caribbean Resorts.
Our experts know each destination intimately and can personally recommend the best kid-friendly Caribbean resorts for you and your family.
1. Family-Friendly Resorts in the Dominican Republic: Casa De Campo
Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic is one of the best Family-Friendly Resorts in the Caribbean. It is a magnificent seaside paradise with over 7,000 acres of the most incredible facilities and is home to a wealth of luxury Dominican Republic villa rentals. Entertaining your children in Casa de Campo will be a very easy task as there are so many activities for them to enjoy. Here are just some of the incredible facilities available at this resort.
The Casa de Campo rentals are placed near an incredible equestrian centre with dozens of horses and ponies to suit every age. You can enjoy an easy trail ride or have a showjumping or dressage lesson. The resort also has one of the best shooting centres anywhere in the world. Tennis is also available on one of the 13 immaculately maintained fast-dry Har-Tru courts.
Casa de Campo has several stunning beaches including Minitas Beach. Here you can enjoy a variety of water sports including snorkelling, kayaking, Hobie cats and windsurfing.
There is excellent deep sea fishing available at Casa de Campo. Wahoo, dolphin fish, tuna, kingfish, sailfish, marlin and barracuda are all plentiful in the local waters. The older children might enjoy playing a round of golf on one of the 3 champion golf courses followed by a trip to the Marina for some home-made ice-cream. yum!
2. Barbados Kid Friendly Resorts: St Peter’s Bay
Saint Peter’s Bay, Barbados is a stunning 5-star beachfront condominium development nestled on a 500-foot long palm-fringed, crescent-shaped beach. Straight in front, there is a lovely reef and to the left and right, the water is crystal clear and almost always calm and suitable for swimming. In addition, there is a stunning 160-foot free form swimming pool, a bar/restaurant, a fully-equipped fitness centre, spa, hair salon, beachside hammock and Jacuzzi.
For the more adventurous, Saint Peter’s Bay provides two seated ocean kayaks which are perfect for exploring the surrounding beaches. Snorkelling equipment is also provided if you would like to admire the surrounding reefs and incredible underwater life.
St. Peters Bay truly is an ideal location for families with its beautiful communal areas where children can meet other families and play happily by the pool or on the beach. The onsite facilities including kayaking, canoeing & swimming with turtles are always popular with our younger guests.
In addition, there are so many things to do in Barbados and lots of the beaches here are filled with fun activities and also other exciting adventures in surrounding areas, for all the family to enjoy together. For Barbados, kid-friendly resorts look no further than Saint Peter’s Bay.
3.The Landings, St Lucia
The Landings in St. Lucia is one of the best Beach Resorts in the Caribbean. Children can enjoy days spent in one of the three resort pools, afternoons playing on the soft sandy beaches and there is an array of water sports activities for the whole family to enjoy. There is also a wonderful spa for parents to spend time relaxing.
The Landings resort St Lucia has recently added The Landings Kid’s Club to its expansive list of amenities. Open daily the Kid’s Club allows the younger guests to make new friends and have fun taking part in many different exciting activities. At the resort parents can relax and soak up the sun while enjoying their family Caribbean vacation in St. Lucia knowing that their kids are in the care of the experienced and professional Program Director.
If hiking, swimming and snorkeling is your thing, St Lucia can offer equal measures of adventure on land or sea. At the Landings itself, there’s Water Sports galore. The Tennis Club and Golf are located at the nearby Golf and Country Club a few minutes away.
4. Viceroy Resort, Anguilla
Guests of the Viceroy Villas have complete access to the Viceroy resort including the hotel and all the wonderful facilities available. The Viceroy offers three swimming pools: an adult-only bluff-top infinity pool, a family bluff-top infinity pool with cabanas, and a family beachside pool.
The location is superb as you are just steps from the 3,200 feet of shoreline and beachfront along Barnes and Meads Bays. The resort’s pools and beaches offer a relaxing experience with a trove of pampering services, such as afternoon treats and a dedicated staff.
Guests love using the swim-through grotto which features phosphorescent fish and coral for some of the best snorkelling in Anguilla. There is a wide range of non-motorized water sports – including sailing, windsurfing and snorkelling.
Children can enjoy playing on the three tennis courts. Lessons and hitting time with pros are also available. The resort offers wonderful packages for families. Custom days start by preparing locally- inspired picnic lunches with a local chef, water–taxing to a private beach, then set up with snorkel gear and games.
The Kids Center
In addition, the Kids Center is the perfect place for your children to play with others. Activities include kite making/flying and sailing, sandcastles and pottery, safe-snorkelling and aqua Olympics, and Caribbean-style bonfires.
“Generation V” – Kids Club: (Ages 4-11) will love the pirate adventures, arts & crafts using local techniques and materials, nature safaris to learn Anguilla’s native plants and wildlife, evening theme nights (talent shows, pyjama jams, etc) and beach activities including sandcastle contests, beach obstacle courses and seashell hunting.
5. Antigua Family Resorts: Blue Waters Resort
Located on the North Coast of Antigua about four miles from the island’s capital, St. John’s is Blue Waters resort, one of our favourite Antigua family resorts.
The resort is perfect for children, boasting 7 freshwater pools, 17 acres of lush gardens and serene beach coves; Blue Waters Resort is ready to welcome you to pure luxury. There is a variety of complimentary amenities for the whole family to avail of. There is an excellent array of Non-motorized water sports including sailing, windsurfing, kayaks, Hobie Cats, pedal boats and snorkelling equipment. There are two stunning white sandy beaches perfect for swimming in the calm Caribbean waters or making sandcastles.
Children can also enjoy swimming in the 2 fresh water pools or playing tennis on the floodlit courts. In addition, there is a Fitness Centre with modern workout machines and weights as well as a personal trainer available.
Top Caribbean Family Resorts
Exceptional Villas offers beautiful and luxurious villa rentals in the Caribbean. If you want to stay at one of the top Caribbean family resorts we would be delighted to make that happen for you. Contact our villa specialists to get more information on what we offer in family-friendly Caribbean resorts.
About Linda Browne
Linda is the General Manager for Exceptional Villas and has an in-depth knowledge of the travel industry. Linda's qualifications are in the area of business, marketing and tourism. Linda travels for much of the year inspecting all of our luxury villas; the majority of her time is spent in the Caribbean and Europe.