Are you craving sunshine, turquoise water, and a week away from any responsibilities? Family vacation can be relaxing while still being packed with adventures and activities for beachgoers of all ages. Book your next vacation to one of these tropical islands and the hardest decision you will have to make is whether or not to cancel your flight back home.
Barbados is as rich in natural island attractions as it is in family-friendly resorts. With ample amounts of wildlife and beautiful white sand beaches, Barbados is a picturesque destination. Families will find off-shore activities as well, like cricket honoring their British roots and rum distilleries showcasing their Caribbean and African heritage.
For the vacationers who want nothing more than to spend hours in the water, the Cayman Islands are the perfect retreat. Seven Mile Beach is known for its beautiful shorelines and luxurious accommodations. Young children or anyone with an interest in marine life will love Stingray City where you can pet and swim with giant stingrays.
Comprised of over 700 islands, the Bahamas are sought after by families for their world-renowned crystal clear waters. While there are many family friendly resorts across the islands, Atlantis Bahamas is crowd favorite. The resort has its own 141-acre water park and hundreds of activities for children and parents.
U.S. Virgin Islands
The U.S. Virgin Islands are 3 separate islands all within reach of each other making it the perfect island hopping destination. St. John, St. Thomas, and St. Croix make up the popular Caribbean paradise and each brings with it their own niches. St. Thomas is where you will find luxury. St. John is where you will experience nature, and St. Croix is full of historic activities to mix past and present island vibes.
Turks and Caicos
Turks and Caicos boasts beautiful beaches, reefs to snorkel, and jungles home to exotic wildlife. Most resorts offer family sized suites with live-in amenities to create a home away from home. Take a trip to Little Water Cay to see indigenous iguanas in their natural habitat or take a boat ride with a glass bottom to experience all of the colors that the Caribbean has to offer underwater.
Best known for it’s white beaches and sun practically all year around, Aruba is a picture perfect example of endless summer. Aruba is nicknamed ‘One Happy Island’ and for good reasons. From animal attractions to calm oceans with still waters, this getaway is sure to please all parties.