Bridgetown, Barbados

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As much as it is for couples to enjoy the summer days, Bridgetown in Barbados is also a great place for kids to have fun. There are several attractions you and your kids can visit when you are in Barbados. We have found three of the best kid-friendly places you and your family can visit.

 

Adventures in Barbados.

Barbados has 3 of the must-see location: Harrison’s Cave, Bathsheba Beach, and Barbados Wildlife Reserve. A multi-leg visit is easy and you can enjoy the scenery throughout the trip and learn more about the local fauna, geology, and flora; Then relax on one of the most beautiful beaches on the island.

Sunbury Plantation House

At Sunbury Plantation House, a house over 300 years old; You will know everything about the life of a sugar cane plantation.

Barbados Museum and Historical Society

Understand the Bajan culture at the Barbados Museum and Historical Society, its history, its links with Africa, its fauna and flora. If your kids are into history and museums, then this place will give them the ultimate fun and an enormous amount of knowledge.

Falmouth, Jamaica

white boat on body of water near green palm trees

When you think of Jamaica, you immediately associate the name with the Caribbean Sea, Rum and the late Bob Marley. Whether it is for a honeymoon or a family vacation, it is good to ask the right questions. What are the things to enjoy with your kids in Falmouth, Jamaica? Here are the best three kids-friendly destinations in Falmouth, Jamaica.

DOCTOR’S CAVE BEACH

Founded in 1906, the Doctor’s Cave Beach Club is located between the Marine Park, which is a state-run wildlife reserve that offers you the opportunity to dive as well as Snorkeling and the Hip Strip. The latter is the name given to the part of Gloucester Avenue where the souvenir shops and trendy bistros are located, it is the main destination for a family with kids.

 

LUMINOUS LAGOON – FALMOUTH

Only 40Km from Montego Bay and 62.5Km from Ocho Rios, you will find a place called Glistening Waters and it is from there that you can take a boat ride on the luminous lagoon. It is, of course, a night activity and the darker it is, the more beautiful.  This very particular and spectacular phenomenon is due to the presence of millions of microorganisms, which emit a gleam when they are touched. Your kids will love this place and experience the wonderful feeling of watching these animals in action.

DOLPHIN COVE – OCHOS RIOS

Bring your kids to swim with the dolphins in a natural cove, surrounded by 5 acres of tropical forest. It was in 2001 that Stafford and Marilyn Burrowes decided to transform their property into a water park. The fact that it is located opposite Dunn’s River Falls has certainly helped to attract visitors, today the place is one of the most popular places in Jamaica. For those who always swim with dolphins, it is the perfect place. It is also a place to practice snorkeling and to be close to the Stingray rays, it is very safe for you and your children.

Willemstad, Curacao

yellow Curacao signage

The west coast of Curaçao is known for its beautiful beaches bordered by palm groves and coral reefs. In this place, you can spend a day at the beach and visit popular beaches such as Piskado Beach, Kenepa Beach, and Porto Marie Beach. Along the way, stop to admire the natural wonders of Shete Boka National Park, visit the Flamingo Sanctuary in St. Willibrodus and dive to swim and dive in the Caribbean Sea.

Aquafari tour

At Aquafari, you won’t have to worry about your kids drowning. The staff will let you breathe naturally. Submarine! This eco-friendly underwater scooter includes a bell-shaped glass container that is supplied with oxygen from a scuba diving tank, which is attached to the front of the scooter. This tank provides enough oxygen for the duration of the trip. During your dive, you and your kids will see dozens of sea creatures. This is a very recommended kids’ activity.

Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort

This vast, immaculate, 350-room luxury hotel attracts couples and families with its beautiful spa, tennis lessons, children’s camp, three pools, and an 18-hole golf course. The wide white sand beach and a protected swimming area are also highlights. Although it enjoys a quiet location with natural beauty, the Santa Barbara Beach and Golf Resort is far from the city and no other restaurants or hotels are everywhere nearby. This hotel can offer your kids all the fun they need.

The Spanish Water Lagoon

Stop at the Spanish Water Lagoon to admire the scenery and take photos of the tropical landscape, and then take a break on a white sand beach to swim and snorkel. With the diving equipment provided, admire a tugboat wreck and schools of tropical fish. Sail through a mangrove forest, pass glitzy mansions and mega yachts and enjoy great views of Tafelberg.

 

 

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

standing man statue

Santo Domingo is certainly one of the most exciting cities in the Caribbean. Its colonial city, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to superb monuments, lively alleys, and cafes with a local vibe. Take your kids and enjoy the historic city and its monuments.

 

The mythical Punta Cana

Located on the East Coast, beautifully renamed the “Coconut Coast”, Punta Cana is renowned for its idyllic beaches, ocean-defying palm trees, and crystal clear waters. Here, bathers are protected by a coral reef that stretches for almost 60 kilometers along the coast, equal to the extent of the beach. This kids-friendly spot will give you and your family unimaginable fun.

 

The wild Barahona

Much less known than the rest of the island, the southwest region of the Dominican Republic deploys paradisiacal lagoons and offers breathtaking green landscapes. The natural parks and the vertiginous mountains peaking at more than 3000 meters above sea level stretch as far as the eye can see. Off the beaten track, Barahona is home to little-known corners and rivers nestled in the lush forests of the Sierra de Bahoruco where swimming with children is fun.

 

Eden Roc

A tropical and fun setting To reconcile Dad’s passion for golf, mom’s love for Zumba and 100% of children’s activities. Eden Roc Cap Cana is a 5-star hotel located in a private bay far from mass tourism which founds the resorts devoid of charms coupled to each other along the East Coast. Younger guests will enjoy living for a few days in this ultra-chic setting which illustrates the successful marriage between the traditional Spanish colonial style and modern Caribbean luxury.

Soufriere, Saint Lucia

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A small English-speaking island state in the south of Martinique, Saint Lucia is part of the Windward and Lesser Antilles islands east of the Caribbean Sea. On the island, two volcanoes – called “peaks” – 786 meters high and 743 meters high, are inscribed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO. Do not worry, you are your kids are totally safe, the two volcanoes are dormant.

Castries

It is there that you will arrive by boat to visit Saint Lucia. There are many retail stores, restaurants, bars, and supermarkets: everything you need to live at the calm pace of the Saint Lucians. Many typical colonial buildings dot the streets from which one strolls towards the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Your kids will enjoy the calm nature and the fun sunny beaches.

Marigot Bay

In Marigot Bay! The city is described as one of the most beautiful on the island, surrounded by hills with lush tropical vegetation and bordered by white sandy beaches. There is the Saint Lucian parrot (Amazona Versicolor), one of the rarest and most endangered birds in the world. Your kids will definitely enjoy paying him a visit.

Gros Islet and Pigeon Island

Here’s one of the must-sees when visiting Saint Lucia: Gros Islet. There are a lot of colorful houses with lots of colors at the feet of palm trees. Traditional music and local dances take over the streets on Friday evening.

The main attraction is to the north: visit Pigeon Island, a must. It’s a great spot for diving and watching tropical fish. Then, the homonymous beach, then the Pigeon Island peninsula, with the colonial military forts: Fort Rodney, the Carib caves, and Signal Peak

San Juan, Puerto Rico

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With so many beaches to swim, restaurants to try, and historic sites to see, planning the perfect itinerary for San Juan, Puerto Rico can seem daunting. Throw the kids into the equation and things could get even more difficult. This is why we have put together this list of the best things to do on the Caribbean island when you have children in tow.

El Morro.

Every day you will see families picnicking and frolicking – without shoes, of course – on the grass, and colorful kites dancing in the sky. Forgot to take yours? Buy one from a local supplier. And when you start to sweat, refresh yourself with an iced treat, like piraguas (crushed ice) or paletas (popsicles), which come in a myriad of tropical flavors such as papaya and strawberry. This is the best time killer for you and your children in San Juan.

El Yunque National Forest

Visitors can get a glimpse of the lush landscape by booking a horse ride at the Hacienda Carabali. Kiddos will love meeting the majestic animals before sitting and riding through the foothills of the forest, while adults will marvel at magnificent Instagram worthy views of the surrounding flora and fauna.

Museo del Nino

When you need to shelter from the torrential rain (or shelter from the oppressive heat), head to the Museo del Nino. Located near San Juan, in the Carolina neighborhood, this three-story children’s museum offers many hands-on exhibits, a mini petting zoo, a climbing wall, a playground, and go-kart racing.

Kinston Town, Jamaica

multicolored garden pathway

Jamaica is becoming one of the most dreamed destinations for a lot of people. A kaleidoscope of natural and cultural wonders, this Caribbean gem offers a fantastic travel experience. Breathtaking landscapes – sublime beaches, lush mountainous landforms, mangroves and waterfalls – warm and welcoming inhabitants, a perfect climate … and of course, plenty of kids friendly spots.

Hope Botanical Garden

Discover the hundreds of unique species and tropical plants available on in Hope Botanical Garden. The 200 acres of land offer you and your kids plenty of space to enjoy your stay Kinston Town.

Devon House

One of Jamaica’s most famous landmarks is the Devon House plantation home, which is the architectural dream of Jamaica’s first black millionaire, George Stiebel. Stiebel was among the three wealthy Jamaicans who built elaborate late 19th-century homes at the corner of Trafalgar Road and Hope Road, which was known as the Millionaires Corner. If you want to introduce your kids to Jamaican history, this is the first place to visit.

National Gallery of Jamaica

This public art museum was built in 1974. It contains several works from celebrated artists such as John Dunkley, Mallica “Kapo” Reynolds, and Edna Manley. There are also several art pieces that are visited frequently by families and art fans.

George Town, Grand Cayman

Grand Cayman is located west of the Caribbean Sea and is the largest of a group of three islands known collectively as the Cayman Islands (British overseas territory). Grand Cayman is small for most standards, it is about 32 kilometers long and about 12 kilometers wide at its widest point. This does not mean that there aren’t enough kids friendly attractions to visit.

Seven Mile Beach

Seven Mile Beach is justly famous and offers a long crescent of powdery white sand and crystal clear blue waters, everything one would expect from a Caribbean beach. Ideal for activities in Grand Cayman, it is close to the capital city of George Town and is easily accessible to cruise ship visitors and offers many more amenities than you and your kids would enjoy.

Crystal Caves

Crystal Caves are located on the north side of the island, a whole system of underground caves that has just opened up to visitors. These caves have long been private, so they are in immaculate condition. They are filled with stalactites and stalagmites, and there are also underground lakes and open ceilings. You can enjoy these geological wonders with your kids and family.

National Museum

The centerpiece of this small museum is the attractive audiovisual presentation that provides a glimpse of the island’s heritage. Natural and cultural history is the subject of the exhibitions, including one on extinct animals. Housed in the oldest building in George Town, the museum also features two rooms in the former prison (Gaol), with drawings of prisoners recently discovered on the walls.