Round up the whole clan and escape to a destination that promises a mixture of adventure, relaxation, and fun for everyone. From travelling with toddlers or teenagers, to multi-generational getaways, we understand that planning a luxury family holiday is all about striking the perfect balance for every generation. Here is a selection of our family favourites...
St Peter’s Bay Luxury Resort & Residences, Barbados
Situated on a tranquil stretch of beach on the island’s northwest coast, the beautiful beachfront residences at Saint Peter’s Bay offer a stylish and contemporary home from home, alongside mesmerising Caribbean Sea views. With a choice of one, two, three or five bedrooms, with modern finishes, spacious living areas and generous terraces with breathtaking views, families will have plenty of space to spread out. The resort’s dedicated concierge team will thoroughly pamper and spoil you during your stay, and you’ll enjoy world-class amenities including a 160ft lagoon-style pool, generous range of watersports, and kids’ activity centre.
St Peters Bay is designed to be a place where families can get away and come together. From arts and crafts to indoor and outdoor parks, or even to sea turtle education, there’s always something going on to engage the children’s minds, bodies and souls. Offering adult supervision and leadership, the various kids play centres allow the whole family to engage in their favourite activities before coming together to share their stories of adventure.
St James’s Club & Villas, Antigua
Tucked away on a secluded peninsula with 100 beautiful acres of gently swaying palms, two white-sand beaches and a huge range of facilities, families love this ever-popular resort. The accommodation offers a real feeling of ‘home from home’ with a choice of rooms, spacious suites or two- and three- bedroom villas which are perfect for families. There is an award-winning ‘kidz club’ and an extensive range of watersports and activities to help you build up an appetite which will be rewarded at the resort’s five restaurants.
The extensive facilities here include six swimming pools (including a children’s pool, one for adults only and one reserved exclusively for guests staying in the Royal Suites), four tennis courts, fitness centre and complimentary non-motorised watersports. The Tranquillity Spa features six treatment rooms, an outdoor treatment area and a beauty salon. The popular Kidz Club is open daily and offers a wide range of daytime activities for children aged 4-11 yrs; an evening programme also operates during peak times. There is an open-air Teen Club on the beach at Mamora Bay and, for younger children, babysitting services are available at a local charge.
The Verandah Resort & Spa, Antigua
With a stunning setting on Antigua's pristine north east coast, this eco-friendly resort is ideal for couples, friends or families. Offering two sheltered beaches, a range of watersports, excellent kids' club and a rejuvenating spa, there's something for everyone at this popular hotel.
The Verandah is a great choice for families. They offer lots of facilities, so people tend to stay within the resort. For that reason, I wouldn't say that it would suit people looking to explore Antigua, but in terms of value for money, it’s great. The all-inclusive package that they run is very comprehensive, and includes all meals, drinks and water sports. The resort also has a good kids' club, and is perhaps the only Caribbean resort we have come across that has a crazy golf course!
There are 3 free-form swimming pools (one for adults only) and two gorgeous white sand beaches. Other amenities include a fitness centre, tennis courts, beach volleyball, spa and salon, mini golf and non-motorised watersports, including sailing, windsurfing, snorkelling and kayaks. The hotel can also arrange scuba diving at sister resort St James's Club. The Kids' Club, for children aged 2-11 yrs, organises activities ranging from art classes to nature trails, and there is a shaded adventure playground and kids' splash pool.
Blue Waters Resort & Spa, Antigua
It won’t take you long to discover why this charming resort remains such a favourite amongst Caribtours clients and our staff. Set in 17 acres of gardens on a secluded cove, at Blue Waters Resort & Spa, you’ll find yourself instantly relaxing into the resort’s elegant, Caribbean ambience. The emphasis here is on friendly service and traditional West Indian hospitality, so whether you’re one of the resort’s many repeat guests or a first time visitor, you’ll find that a warm welcome awaits you at Blue Waters.
There are two sheltered sandy beaches, three swimming pools (one for adults only), a Jacuzzi, tennis court, fitness centre, complimentary WiFi and complimentary non-motorised watersports including kayaking, sailing, windsurfing and snorkelling. The fabulous Spa at Blue Waters offers a range of Elemis and Ila treatments and there is an activities programme which includes yoga, Pilates, and wine and rum tasting.
Hugely family friendly, there’s an extensive choice of accommodation for multi-generational holidays and a range of children’s activities from as young as five up to 12. From cricket to fishing and arts and crafts, the fully trained staff ensure the day is packed with fun and adventure. During high season the resort also organises evening activities for its younger guests, and provides a nanny and babysitting service. For teenagers, there’s a games room with a pool table, table tennis and TV. All of the restaurants have a children’s menu.
The Landings Resort & Spa, Saint Lucia
On Saint Lucia’s most breathtaking beach and with the island’s only private marina, this magnificent resort is almost a little world within itself. Offering spacious, family-sized accommodation, gourmet dining and all the facilities you would expect from a modern, luxury resort, the landings is also ideally located for all the superb restaurants and shops in the Rodney Bay area.
There are four swimming pools (one for adults only), two Jacuzzis, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, tennis courts and a complimentary kids’ club open daily for ages 4-12yrs. If you’re looking to take up a new watersport, the calm, sheltered waters of Rodney Bay are the ideal place to learn - and for the more experienced, the expansive bay is a joy to explore by hobie cat, kayak or paddleboard
Spacious family villas provide the perfect getaway. Each of the one, two and three bedroom villas is complete with a private furnished terrace, fully equipped kitchen and complimentary Wi-Fi. All master bedrooms feature a four poster bed and many suites offer a private plunge pool and spectacular views. Ocean View and Beachfront Suites also come with complimentary butler service, available from 7am– 11pm each day.
Mandarin Oriental Canouan, St Vincent & The Grenadines
Escape from the rest of the world at the ultra-exclusive Mandarin Oriental Canouan, which has quickly put the little-known island of Canouan firmly on the map. You would struggle to find a more perfect location anywhere in the Caribbean, with a jaw-dropping white-sand beach alongside a brilliant turquoise lagoon. Add the opulent suites, superb restaurants and extensive facilities into the mix and you’ll discover one of the most luxurious holidays that money can buy.
A heap of fun and games await at the Canouan Kids Club offering fully equippted facilities to both Kids’ and Teens. There’s beach Olympics, cricket and yoga to keep them active as well arts and crafts for creative minds. Babysitting is available on request and any items you may need in your suite such as baby cots can be booked in advance.
The resort has a truly spectacular location which must be enjoyed by all the family. There’s an array of day trips to explore including a trip to neighbouring island Mustique, Sea Turtle and Reef Snorkelling at Tobago Cays, Yoga classes and historical tours of the area.
Windjammer Landing, Saint Lucia
If you value your independence but still want all the benefits of a beach resort, Windjammer Landing could be just what you’re after. Most of the suites and villas are set into the hillside overlooking the bay, giving you a real sense of peace and privacy. The resort has a lovely relaxed atmosphere and is very child friendly, but it’s also ideal if you’re on honeymoon and looking to enjoy the romance of your own villa and private pool.
Young children can take advantage of the Jacquot Fun Club which offers a diverse array of activities to keep them entertained throughout their entire stay. From sports and tennis lessons to performances, arts, and crafts. Teens can opt for the variety of land and sea activities, as well as themed on-site and off-site events in the evenings.
Spacious family villas provide the perfect getaway. Choose between two, three or four bedrooms, and enjoy your own kitchen, dining area, living room and private plunge pool.
Ikos Dassia, Corfu, Greece
Award-wining Ikos Dassia is famed for its re-invented all-inclusive programme with Michelin-starred menus, 24-hour room service and many more benefits which attracts families year after year whilst still being a popular couple’s resort, the Ikos brand have cleverly combined amenities making it an effortless holiday for all. With 25 acres of verdant space adjacent to the breathtaking Ionian coast, a white-sand beach to call its own, and a great setting just 15 minutes away from Corfu Town, you can’t beat this resort’s location.
A whole world of fun awaits youngsters of all ages; there’s Heroes Crèche for smaller guests, while Heroes Kids Club and Just4Teens provide a programme of organised events, sports and learning morning and afternoon. All of the clubs are operated by childcare experts, operating in line with UK Ofsted standards. And when you’re on the beach and would like a little time to yourselves, the beachside childcare service lets you enjoy a short break free of charge. In addition to the clubs, there’s an array of activities to enjoy as a family from crafts, sports, cooking, water spots, swimming, games and spa and not to mention the 600m long exclusive beach.
There are many room options to choose from the Junior Suites comfortable accommodating 2 adults and a child to the Family Rooms with private balcony and space for up to 4 pers. multi-generational families will love the villas with beachfront location, private pools, high level of privacy and can accommodate up to 7 pers.