Top 5: Caribbean family trips

Head to the Caribbean with the whole family to experience everything from unique dive sights to cruise ships kitted out with kids' clubs.

By National Geographic Traveller (UK)
Published 18 Dec 2014, 13:05 GMT, Updated 1 Jul 2021, 15:15 BST

01 The group tour
Take a 15-night trip to Cuba and tour Havana by vintage American car. Visit the 'garden province' of Pinar del Rio and go caving, swimming, snorkelling and on safari through the tropical forests with jungle pools to cool off in.

02 The cruise
Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas sails the Eastern Caribbean including the Bahamas and the US Virgin Islands before docking back in Miami. The Adventure Ocean kids' clubs start from three years and there's a babies and tots nursery, too. 

03 The dive
Grenada's underwater sculpture park is a great way to entice novices under the surface to explore submerged statues and chase tropical fish. At beachfront Calabash Hotel, an interconnecting suite sleeping up to three children is half-price from May-October.

04 The hotel
St Lucia's Windjammer Landing offers the best of both worlds — self-catering and hotel services — and its cliff-face complex comprises villas and suites with kitchens. There's an impressive range of restaurants, watersports and a well-regarded children's club for 4-12 year olds.

05 The watersports
On a budget? The Dominican Republic delivers great value, and its beach town, Cabarete, is often pitched as the Caribbean's kite and windsurfing capital. Try the cheaper self-catering packages you can book via specialist sports tour operator, Sportif

Published in the Spring 2015 issue of National Geographic Traveller – Family


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