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The Kids' Guide to the Best Caribbean Hotels

Family vacation

Step back mums and dads, this one's for the eyes of little ones only. If your parents are always moaning that they ‘need a holiday’, tell them to go to the Caribbean! Grown-ups will simply love this collection of far-flung tropical islands and the incredible resorts there. And do you want to hear the best bit? While they’re lazing by the beach, you can go on a real adventure…

Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas

Brace yourself for heaps of fun at Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas, part hotel, part theme park, packed with water slides, dedicated kids’ pools and even an aquarium! For a real thrill, try the mile-long river ride, complete with rolling rapids.

TELL ME MORE: Atlantis has a range of kids’ clubs for varying ages. At Paradise Island’s kids’ club – Atlantis Kids Adventures – three to 12-year-olds can enjoy cookery lessons, theatre, a games room and an arts and crafts room.

YOU'LL LIKE IT IF YOU LIKE... The Little Mermaid

AGES: Clubs are split into three age groups: one to six, seven to 12 and 13 to 17.

RATING: 5 dolphins

Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa, Jamaica

With 400 lush tropical acres as your playground, Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa is a great choice for you and your parents. Here you can make a splash on the water slides at the Sugar Mill Falls Water Park – the biggest in Jamaica – or, if you like the ocean, paddle at the private beach.

TELL ME MORE: The resort’s Kidz Klub is for seven to 12-year-olds to enjoy a range of activities under the watchful eye of an adult.

YOU'LL LIKE IT IF YOU LIKE... Pirates of the Caribbean

AGES: Kidz Klub for seven to 12 years; Teen Zone for 13 to 17 years.

RATING: 4 pirate faces

Turtle Beach Resort, Barbados

Young VIPs will love a holiday at Turtle Beach Resort, a hotel bursting with fun activities, a dedicated kids’ club and even a kids’ buffet. And when you want to spend some time with your parents, there are scavenger hunts, cooking demos and limbo dancing to keep all the family entertained.

TELL ME MORE: The Flying Fish Kids Club has a pool and a calendar of activities.


AGES: Flying Fish Kids’ Club is for children aged three to 12

RATING: 4 turtles

Written by Lauren Burvill

Australian born but London based, I'm a sucker for big cities and small tropical islands. When travelling, I like eating like a local, dressing like a local, but staying in 5 star style. Have a travel story to share? Tweet me @laurenburvill.

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