At Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana, breakfast with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a treat for the whole family — Photo courtesy of Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts
Fun in the sun is even more fun when the whole brood travels together. Recognized as a multi-generational vacation, grandparents, children and grandchildren who live at the same resort have quality time written all over. Whether you choose an all-inclusive beachfront resort or a self-contained villa, an extended family vacation in the Caribbean is a win-win.
For a holiday run from home, check out these family-friendly suggestions and trade moans for wows in record time.
Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana – Dominican Republic
In the Dominican Republic, at Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana, strike a pose during a green slime party — Photo courtesy of Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts
In the Dominican Republic, families who play together stay together at Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Punta Cana (or Nick Punta Cana as the kids call it) on Uvero Alto Beach, north of the Punta Cana airport. Truly original, the all-inclusive offers 208 suites, 10 restaurants, three bars, four swimming pools and 24-hour room service. Not to mention, the Pineapple Villa inspired by SpongeBob SquarePants’ home in Bikini Bottom is super cool and super kid-friendly.
Keeping with the theme, there’s splashing around the Aqua Nick water park, as well as breakfast with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. For picky eaters, opt for the intergalactic treats at Spacewalker where waiters are dressed like astronauts. Top of the bucket list, green mud parties are a rite of passage in the resort town.
Divi Little Bay Beach Resort – St. Maarten
In Sint Maarten, it’s a watery paradise at Divi Little Bay Beach Resort with a trio of pools, sea views and a sandy beach — Photo courtesy of Divi Resorts
Prettier than a postcard on a private peninsula in Sint Maarten, it’s a one-stop-shop at Divi Little Bay Beach Resort where families are welcome in multi-bedroom suites or a 3-bedroom penthouse for larger groups. To sweeten the pot, add a trio of pools, five restaurants, three bars, a spa, paddle boards, and a mascot parrot named Gizmo. For young history buffs, the resort is next to Fort Amsterdam, built by the Dutch in 1631.
Ideal for wallet watchers, children up to 5 years old stay and eat at no extra charge when families book an all-inclusive vacation.
Mount Cinnamon Grenada
In Grenada, affectionately known as the Spice Isle, Mount Cinnamon Resort is an enclave for families — Photo courtesy of Ed Shepard Photography
Nestled on the hill atop Grenada’s Grand Anse Beach, Mount Cinnamon is the perfect spot for a happier vacation in villas like the 6,000-square-foot Cinnamon Heights with a pool, laundry facilities, and ocean views. Caribbean Sea.
Beyond that, there’s snorkeling, as well as farm-to-table dining from the on-site gardens. Massages at the Cinnamon Spa are the pride of a grown-up afternoon, and for a lesson in marine conservation, the resort sponsors Dive Grenada’s Grand Anse Artificial Reef Project, which builds artificial reefs out of building blocks.
Ocean Club Resorts – Turks and Caicos Islands
Facing Grace Bay Beach in the Turks and Caicos Islands, Ocean Club Resorts offer families a myriad of activities — Photo courtesy of Ocean Club Resorts
This is a two at Ocean Club Resorts overlooking spectacular Grace Bay Beach in the Turks and Caicos Islands. With multi-bedroom suites with kitchens, washers, and dryers, families staying at Ocean Club or Ocean Club West have access to restaurants, pools, water sports, and tennis courts at both. complex.
Family gifts include bicycles, a Seafari program for children and a digital guide for sightseeing suggestions. The walk between the two stations is short. However, for those not ready to walk around, a shuttle bus makes the trip.
Atlantis Paradise Island – Bahamas
In the Bahamas, Atlantis Paradise Island impresses with its marine programs at Dolphin Cay where children and adults meet and greet the friendly dolphins — Photo courtesy of Atlantis Paradise Island
With all the conveniences of a cruise, but without living on the water, there’s so much variety at Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas that you might need a Sherpa guide to show you around. Home to the world’s largest outdoor marine habitat, the sprawling resort is made up of five hotels built around the Aquaventure water park which features 11 pools, river rides and five miles of sandy beaches.
Get up close to the friendly mammals of Dolphin Cay and, for the not-so-tricky and scary sharks, live in the Predator Lagoon. Back on land, you’ll find the Ocean Club Golf Course, Atlantis Casino, Jokers Wild Comedy Club, Mandara Spa, and a host of restaurants, from those run by celebrity chefs to the more laid-back McKenzie’s Conch Shack on the beach.
Ocho Rios Beaches – Jamaica
On Jamaica’s north coast, Beaches Ocho Rios is an all-inclusive vacation playground with a Pirates Island water park, spacious suites and seven restaurants — Photo courtesy of Beaches Resorts
Where the toughest decision you’ll make is whether to go to the beach or one of five pools, Beaches Ocho Rios is a resort to eat, play, sleep and repeat. On the North Shore, all-inclusive includes family suites, seven restaurants, speedy waterslides, Pirates Island water park, tennis, Sesame Street parades, and a kids’ camp for toddlers, tweens, and toddlers. teenagers.
Kids stay, play and eat for as little as $45.00 per night, as long as they sleep in the same room as the adults traveling with them. Nannies are available to watch the children, should those of a certain age stay up late to get a move on the dance floor.
Turtle Beach – Barbados
The beach is just the start at the all-inclusive Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels on the south coast of Barbados, where activities go a long way from surfing lessons and baking demonstrations to cricket on the beach — Photo courtesy of Elegant Hotels
Part of the trusted brand’s All-Inclusive by Marriott collection, Turtle Beach in Barbados is one of several all-inclusive resorts in the Elegant Hotels portfolio. Suites with sofa beds are big enough for families, and to keep boredom at bay, activities for all ages include calypso dance lessons and baking demonstrations.
A big plus for grandparents rocking TikTok, Wi-Fi works on the beach. For a change of scenery, families can eat and play at the other participating stylish all-inclusive resorts, a short taxi ride away.
Altamer Resort – Anguilla
In Anguilla, the luxurious Blue Diamond Villa at the Altamer Resort is an ideal resort for large families seeking privacy — Photo courtesy of Qualls Benson
For families wishing to keep everyone under one roof, the Blue Diamond villa at the Altamer Resort in Anguilla can accommodate up to 11 people. Sprawling over 13,000 square feet, this flower-shaped villa dazzles with butler service, a pool, tennis court, kayaking and perches for extra privacy if Grandpa prefers an afternoon in the sun. solo. To create family ties, the dining room can accommodate 14 people and the jacuzzi 12 people.