We know it’s a tough break, when you're landed with trying to organise the family holiday. In search of nothing short of perfection, yet still fitting within that small gap in the calendar where everyone's available. That’s why we've homed-in on the finest choices for you, guaranteed to include the perfect package for you and the kids. These are not just beach holidays, they are family beach holidays!
When endless work and school is the malaise, a beach getaway is just what the doctor ordered... and more... the children's academic respite, an adult's haven, where the sunshine instantly soaks away the trials and tribulations of the daily grind. The islands' home to bountiful beaches, water sports, sea fronted restaurants and more. Gather your luggage (and kids), paradise is waiting!
The list of family-friendly beach options is endless, so we have collated our favourites, best for the whole brood.
Say bon voyage to your normal worldly worries, by jetting off to Jamaica and planting your feet in that famed cashmere sand. This is one of the Caribbean’s most popular family destinations, and for good reason too... In Jamaica’s ‘Garden Parish’, Ocho Rios, you can swim with dolphins, climb the Dunn River Falls or board Jamaican bamboo rafts. Home to jerk chicken and Reggae – there's something great for all the senses here!
A cornucopia of activities, ranging from the more mellow to the fast-paced and action-packed; The Bahamas is an idyllic getaway, a sweet escape from reality. For the water babies - splash about at the 141-acre Aquaventure Waterpark; for the sweet-toothed – become a chocolatier for the day at Graycliff Chocolatier, and for the explorers – hotfoot the islands and cays that form the beautiful Bahamas.
Next on the Caribbean hitlist for your family getaway is Barbados, the Brits favourite Caribbean Island. Those grumbling teenagers will love a submarine trip with Atlantis Submarines – you may even see them break a smile! Indulge in an array of water sports, of windsurfing, jet skiing and windsurfing, or grab some culture on a trip to Speightstown.
Club Med Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic is the perfect example of an all-inclusive beach resort, offering a separate, adult only ‘Zen Oasis’ and a kids club to cash in on that precious time alone. They have teamed up with Cirque du Soleil to create one of the most unique features to ever grace a resort, a circus training and play area. There are experts on hand to demonstrate and teach acrobatic activities, such as high bungee, trapeze, and tightrope. It doesn't stop there though, try your hand at several arty activities of mask painting, juggling, percussion and dance!
Step into a wonderland of pure imagination perched on the idyllic shores of Paradise Island in The Bahamas. The iconic Atlantis resort is the perfect landing spot for family holidays, regardless of age. The Reef at Atlantis is for families who seek the comforts of home within a tropical paradise. These luxury residences come with a kitchenette, living area and private balconies with added benefits of a private pool and a private strip of Paradise beach. Plug in to all Atlantis has to offer, a playful universe of slides and swimming pools, kids club from 3 to 12 years, kid-friendly dining and a babysitting service. For an extra special stay at Atlantis, stay at The Royal, one of the most iconic landmarks in all of The Bahamas.
You may be familiar with their sister brand "Sandals", but have you heard of their family-catered alternative, "Beaches"? These resorts are the epitome of ALL inclusive – leaving no stone unturned when it comes to keeping their guests happy. Tuck into their private beach-fronted accommodation, pirate waterparks, golfing programmes, swimming pools, and their vast selection of gourmet restaurants. There are only three Beaches resorts, Beaches Turks and Caicos, Beaches Negril and Beaches Ocho Rios.
Contact our friendly travel experts today to book your perfect family getaway. Our knowledgeable team can arrange everything you need to make this an unforgettable trip of a lifetime. Whether you’re looking for a hassle-free all inclusive beach holiday, a trip filled with lively activities or an extra special luxury getaway that the family will remember forever, we are here to find the best family holiday package for you.