Why should a family travel to Barbados?
Firstly, a Barbados family vacation allows you to share your Caribbean vacation experience with your loved ones! You will enjoy the beautiful beaches as well as take in the cultural, historical and natural attractions that the island has to offer with those closest to your heart.
The Barbados tourism industry has worked very hard to make this island a family-friendly holiday destination, making it easily accessible from many countries while developing a wealth of Barbados family resorts and all inclusive family resorts which welcome children with open arms.
As we have also mentioned numerous
island is known as one of the safer tourist destinations in the
Caribbean giving you more peace of mind while you vacation with your
Where should you stay during your Barbados family vacation?
are a wide range of resorts, hotels, guest houses, villas and
apartments available to choose from depending on what you and your
family are looking
for from your Barbados family holiday.
Barbados Family Vacation Resorts
One of the first accommodation options most people thinking of taking a Barbados family vacation consider is a family resort in Barbados.
With a range of
on-site facilities a Barbados family resort, such as Bougainvillea
Beach Resort Barbados,
is a great choice. These particular Barbados resorts have kids
and other child-oriented activities and are also situated
right on the beach. Most of the resort style
family hotels also offer
babysitting services so that parents can have some time alone during their Barbados vacations.
Barbados Family Vacation Villas and Vacation Rental Properties
you are traveling as a larger family group, or just want to do your
own thing, self-catering rental properties can be an
Most have their own pool, some include a hire vehicle, others even come
with staff to look after the villa or do the cooking for you. There are
many to choose from and it is all up to what you are looking
for. This type
of Barbados accommodation is located in all areas of the island, so you
choose to be beachfront or away from the coast if you wish.
Why Might You Choose A Family Villa Over A Family Resort in Barbados?
Staying in a Barbados family vacation villa can offer a more secluded holiday experience in exceptionally luxurious surroundings.
often find having their own kitchen facilities to be a bonus
on Barbados family holidays. If you need to prepare baby
bottles in the middle of
or can't face getting all the children up and dressed in time to catch
hotel breakfast, you will find having your own cooking facilities to be
real benefit of a Barbados family villa. You will also save
money by eating in some nights.
What should families do together while on vacation in Barbados?
There are a multitude of activities
that can be
enjoyed by the whole family on a holiday to Barbados...
Build Sand Castles On The Beach
parent can deny this...kids love the beach even more than parents do!
They love to play in the sand, jump in the surf and find sea
shells. Most of the beaches along the south-west and west
of the island are safe for children due to the shelter, calm Caribbean
Swim With Sea Turtles on the West Coast
Kids really, really love this one! A visit to Paynes Bay will allow you to see the hawksbill sea turtles that have made this area their home. The opportunity to feed them some fish and even swim amongst them is a must.
There are several snorkeling tours that include a stop at Paynes Bay. These boat tours and catamaran cruises will take your family for a lunch buffet cruise up the island's west coast making a stop to go swimming with these turtles.
There is no need to worry...these cruises are equipped with all the necessary safety equipment for both you and your children. These included child life vests and first aid equipment. You also won't need to bring your own snorkeling equipment with you as the crew will also supply you with a mask, snorkel and swim fins.
cruises vary in price depending on which cruise you choose, however the
average rates are $75 USD per adult and $40 USD per child.
Take A Trip Aboard A Submarine
Another thing that kids love to do during a Barbados family vacation is dive deep down to the Caribbean Sea bed aboard the island's submarine. This underwater tour starts with a ride aboard a shuttle boat called the Ocean Quest out to sea to board the Atlantis Submarine.
This is a 48 passenger, air conditioned Barbados submarine which explores the coral reefs off of the west coast of the island, reaching depth of up to 150 feet.
Here your family and kids will enjoy a narrated underwater voyage viewing shipwrecks and a variety of Caribbean marine life from your view ports.
A Barbados submarine
cruise during your Barbados family vacation will cost about $92 USD per
adult and $47 USD per child.
Explore The Limestone Caves