Small Family Caribbean Vacations

Enjoy a family afternoon together on a Caribbean beach.

Vacation destinations in the Caribbean offer families the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities, while also offering each member the ability to pursue areas of personal interest. Parents can spend an afternoon playing a round of golf while a teenage child hangs out in a teen-only lounge with organized activities and video gaming. Parent and child can swim alongside a dolphin for a memorable experience, learn to windsurf or take a canopy tour above the rain forest.

Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas

The Atlantis on Paradise Island offers a multitude activities and amenities for families to enjoy throughout their stay. The resort’s Dolphin Cay is a 14-acre dolphin rescue and rehabilitation and marine habitat center where families can swim with the dolphins, become a trainer for the day and interact with sea lions and stingrays. The 141-acre water park has water slides for the timid and courageous family members, a one-mile-long rapid river, 11 pools and interactive water play structure. Families can go scuba diving and snorkeling at the resort, lounge on the beach or walk along inside a shark exhibit. Adults can play a round of golf at the resort’s Ocean Club Golf Course while kids enjoy an afternoon at the Paradise Island’s kids club, with cooking classes, interactive video gaming, arts and crafts and a multitude of pretend play centers. Teen guests can spend an evening lounging in the 14,000-square-foot Caribbean Crush nightclub while parents try their luck at the resort’s casino.

Beaches Boscobel Resort & Golf Club, Jamaica

The Beaches Boscobel Resort & Golf Club is located in Jamaica along the Caribbean Sea. The resort is equipped with a 27,000 square-foot water park, with slides, pools and interactive play centers. Both parents and children can learn to play golf with the resort’s kids and adult golf clinics. For pre-teens and teens suffering from video game withdrawal, the resort has an interactive Xbox 360 Game Garage open every day. Daily activities are organized by resort staff and include group water sports, boat cruises, dance parties, talent shows, scavenger hunts, sandcastle building, snorkeling and pizza making. The resort can also assist families in arranging tours and activities, such as A family swim with dolphins, an excursion to Dunn’s River Falls or a Jamaica Bobsled Tranopy Tour overtop of rainforest and Mystic Mountain.

Club Med Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

The Club Med Resort in Punta Cana offers activities and amenities for children, teens and adults to appeal to families of any size and members of any age. For the youngest members, Baby Club Med and Petit Club Med programs offers childcare services while family members are engaged in other activities at the resort. The Mini Club Med program for children up to 10 years of age organizes groups according to age for supervised activities. For young guests between 11 and 18 years of age, the Lab at the Ramp offers pre-teens and teens an adult-free lounge area with activities, such as dance and D.J. lessons. Youth at least 13 years of age can also enjoy a beauty treatment at the Teen Spa. The whole family can enjoy a flying trapeze lesson at the resort’s circus school, learn windsurf or take an Aqua Zumba class together.

Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa, St. Lucia

The Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa is situated on 85 acres and offers all-inclusive vacation packages for family visitors that include access to the amenities and activities throughout the resort. Families can learn to kite surf at the resort’s water sports complex or enjoy the beachfront, with snorkeling, sailing, water skiing and swimming. The water park is equipped with water slides, a lazy river and interactive children’s center, and the resort’s paintball facility is located nearby for a friendly game or two. Children up to 12 can participate in the Kidz Klub, with supervised activities every day. Families can also sign up for a variety of tours and excursions offered by the resort, including a jeep tour around the island, a scuba diving tour and a zip-line tour that travels through the rainforest at a height of 2,000 feet.