Caribbean family holidays are the dream for any parents with children who love a good dose of beautiful beachfront bucket and spade action, but there's so much more to the region than sun, sea and sand.
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Speak to our expert Caribbean consultants and they can tailor-make your ideal Caribbean family holidays, based on your and the family's specific requirements. Obviously beautiful beaches framed by swaying palm trees and turquoise water come as standard, but pick your island right and you can add delicious dollops of Caribbean culture as well, and some excellent opportunities for activities as well, from snorkelling to riding and kayaking and even chocolate tasting.
Even better, all Original Travel holidays come with our exclusive additional services, such as fast track check-in and security at the airport, as well as lounge access (even if you're flying in economy), plus access to our clued-up local Concierges in most of our destinations to book last minute restaurants and recommend activities and more. There's more. All children aged 3-10 are given a fun pack designed by the famous kids' party people Sharky & George, and containing fun challenges and puzzles, and a quiz about the destination for that all-important educational element.
So, where the sweetest spots for Caribbean family holidays? One absolute classic destination is Antigua, home to some of the best family-friendly hotels in the Caribbean, and also a perfect place for youngsters to learn to sail, in sheltered, warm water with excellent instructors. If the children wanted any inspiration to become good sailors, then you can introduce them to Antigua's historical heritage with a visit to English Harbour, where a young British naval officer - one Horatio Nelson - spent time early in his career.
Another classic for Caribbean family holidays is Grenada. There are lovely beaches (of course), but this diminutive island nation also contains a wild hinterland where your cheeky monkeys can walk through beautiful rainforests to spot actual cheeky monkeys or visit a chocolate factory to see the chocolate making process and sample the end product. Offshore there is wonderful snorkelling, including above the world's first underwater sculpture park.
One final nod is to Jamaica, another Caribbean family holiday cracker, and ideal for trips with teens. There's a huge amount to do on the island, from fun musical mystery tours exploring the country's reggae legacy and even staying in hotels with music studios where the children can lay down their own tracks. There's a strong James Bond connection too, river rafting, dolphin spotting boat trips, horse riding in the shallows offshore and waterfall climbing.
So what are you waiting for? Take the children on a Caribbean family holiday and everything will be irie!