Carribean Family Vacation Ideas

Carribean Family Vacations Idea #1:

If you are thinking about taking the family to the Caribbean, then beaches are probably important to your plans. The island of Anguilla has 33 beaches. You're certain to find one that fits your family's tastes. For sheer beauty you can't go wrong with Shoal Bay East.

This 2-mile long beach has been rated one of the best in the whole world. Sandy Ground Beach is also world famous but it's also Anguilla's most busy, touristy beach and it's known for its wild partying. So maybe it's not the best for families.

One of the best Anguilla beaches for families may be Barnes bay Beach. It's actually on its own little secluded island so you won't have to put up with crowds of beach goers. The family can relax, swim, and play in the sand without hassles. The bay waters off the beach are perfect for snorkeling, a wonderful family beach vacation activity.

Carribean Family Vacations Idea #2:

The Peninsula House, on the northeast coast of the Dominican Republic is one of the very top places to stay in the Caribbean. This is an exclusive luxury guesthouse and Fodor’s ranks it one of the best in the world. Nearby is beautiful Los Haitises National Park which is an ecological protected area.

Take a tour here and view the pre-Colombian pictographs, wildlife, birds and lush topical landscape. Ride horseback on an excursion to El Limon waterfall.

January through March is mating season for the humpback whale. Thousands of them come to Samana Bay so head out on a boat for some whale watching fun. This is one of the best whale watching spots in the world. You can explore the surrounding jungle on an ATV. The coastline here at The Peninsula House is great for scuba diving, sailing and deep-sea fishing.

Carribean Family Vacations Idea #3:

The family can enjoy an Caribbean adventure vacation in Morne Anglais, Dominique in the West Indies. Exotica Cottages are a world-class nature tourism destination. This unique mountain resort has eight charming, comfortable cottages which are spread out 1,200 feet high along the terraced western slope of Morne Anglais.

The Dominica is a place of breathtakingly beautiful scenery and Exotica Cottages takes full advantage of it. Families are welcome and kids will thrive on the rugged outdoor nature of the activities available here - hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, snorkeling, fishing, diving, horseback riding or whale watching.

Or you can arrange for a tour guide and strike out on a sightseeing tour of the countryside with its scenic volcanic landscapes hot springs, wildlife and waterfalls.

Carribean Family Vacations Idea #4:

Maho Bay Camps is one of the original eco-tourism destinations and began life in 1976. Located on Cruz bay, St. John, Virgin Islands, Maho Bay Camps is a series of tent cottages on 16 foot square platforms which are linked together by an intricate network of wooden walkways.

The lush tropical foliage shields the cottages from view providing privacy for guests. It’s all perched on a terraced hillside overlooking a secluded white sand beach.

Maho Bay Camps sits within the borders of Virgin Islands National Park and is surrounded by a number of excellent hiking trails. Nearby islands are ripe for exploring on a kayak. Local tour guides can arrange horseback rides on the beach or the trails. Maho Bay Camps is a great family vacation idea and has a wide variety of activities for adults as well as children.

Carribean Family Vacations Idea #5:

Bonaire Marine Park is a great place where the whole family can vacation and enjoy the adventures of scuba diving. It's located on Bonaire Island in Netherlands Antilles, the Caribbean. This is truly a diver's paradise with over 80 dive sites, and many are excellent for kids as young as six. Children can even get dive instructions at one of the many dive shops in the park.

With water clear enough for 100 feet or more visibility, both snorkelers and divers can enjoy the spectacular underwater show of colorful coral and 350 species of tropical fish. The locals have taken great care to set aside and preserve this spectacular natural ocean shoreline marine park.

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