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Winter is the perfect time to bask in the tropical warmth of the Caribbean sun. Hurricane season winds down, the temperatures are perfect and the turquoise island waters are still nice and warm. So if frigid winter weather is getting you and the kids down, check out these five all-inclusive Caribbean resorts with something to offer everyone in the family – from the very old, to the very young!
Beaches Resort, Turks & Caicos
This top-rated all-inclusive family resort is a dream come true for kids who like to spend all day in the pool. Not only does the resort have six – yes, six – swimming pools, it also has a water park containing the largest water slide in the whole of the Turks & Caicos. Kids will enjoy the resort kids club and even surly teens may deign to show some enthusiasm for the teen nightclub. Mom and Dad will love picking from the 19 restaurant options at the resort and the whole family can get in on the fun with the resort’s scuba program, which is designed according to age and experience.
Situated on a 12-mile stretch of gorgeous sandy beach, Beaches offers a beach science program for kids aged 4 -7 where they can learn about sharks teeth and launch rockets from the sand. Accommodation is varied depending on family size and water view preference!
Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas
It’s the iconic vacation paradise that has something to offer everyone in the family. It features 11 different swimming areas, an on-site movie theater, 35 restaurants and a Bahamian marketplace.
Older teens and parents will love the on-site 30,000-square-foot Mandarin Spa with unique water therapy treatments and a state-of-the-art fitness center. Your budding marine biologist will be transfixed by Atlantis’ 97-acre waterscape featuring 250 species of marine life including sharks, stingrays and barracudas! The whole family can get in on the action at the waterpark, which not only features some thrilling rides, but also has a lazy river for those looking to keep things on ‘island time.’ The resort even offers fitness classes for kids and family-style yoga on the beach!
Four Seasons Resort, Nevis
This charming resort situated on Pinney’s Beach is the perfect vacation for the turtle lover in your life. Children can participate in the resort’s Sea Turtle Education and Adoption program where they will learn all about Sea Turtle conservation and even receive an adoption certificate for an endangered Sea Turtle.
Parents will love the ‘Kids for all Seasons’ facility, which is strategically placed in the middle of the resort and offers a pirate ship, storytime, croquet, lizard hunt and cake baking.
Kids will love the child-size bathrobes and special kids toiletries. Parents will love there is a babysitting service allowing them to participate in the romantic dining and moon-lit beach walks the resort has to offer.
Franklyn D. Resort & Spa, Jamaica
Located in Runaway Bay, Jamaica, the Franklyn D. Resort & Spa comes complete with complimentary nanny service, allowing parents to dine at the adult-only The Pier Restaurant. The resort is nestled on a gorgeous beach and comes complete with a swimming pool, giant waterslide, kids club, kids buffet and a special teen program.
Mom will love the Seagrape Spa, which specializes in ancient Asian and European techniques. The whole family can enjoy the nightly entertainment where kids get their own talent show! Grown-ups and teens will love the optional excursions the resort offers, including snorkeling on coral reefs, kayaking and taking a glass-bottom boat tour.
Club Med Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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Renowned for its circus school, kids will love learning circus acrobatics, juggling and even flying from a trapeze. Parents will equally appreciate the kids program for children aged 2 to 13, which keeps pint-sized resort guests busy with art and crafts, different sports, a mini-gym and Hip Hop Kidz dance program, where they are given a choice of three activities every hour. Parents can then head off to the Zen Oasis, a grown-ups only area, for some tranquil peace and quiet!
Located on a beautiful stretch of sandy beach, grown-ups can enjoy hot stone massages, snorkeling excursions and dining options. Strollers are available for free at the resort, so no need to struggle bringing yours on the plane. Teenagers can take a break from their younger siblings by hanging out in the special teen lounge.