Nothing sounds more necessary during the harsh winter months than a warm, tropical vacation in the Caribbean. The beautiful beaches, crystal clear blue waters, consistent sunshine, and tropical breeze make it the perfect location to ditch the snow boots for a bathing suit and flip flops. Especially when you bring your whole family along! The warm Caribbean sand and sun await you. However, it’s no secret that trip planning can be a tedious task. From deciding on the perfect destination to finding the perfect accommodations, the whole process can be daunting. Fun fact: 41% of Millennials with children visit beach resorts, and every family is unique; there’s no one-size-fits-all solution for what constitutes the perfect family resort. Whether your family enjoys adventurous or laid back activities, there’s a hotel out there best equipped to meet your family’s specific needs. For American travelers, the benefits of vacationing in the Caribbean are unmatched. Idyllic beaches, convenient proximity and an abundance of family friendly excursions and activities are only the beginning of a long list of benefits that’d surely rival the frostbite risk and freezing temperatures. Ready to find the best Caribbean resort for your family? Let’s get started!
Hilton Aruba Resort & Casino
While it may be small in size – only 20-miles long to be exact – Aruba is not to be underestimated. Packed with beaches, pristine waters, a beautiful national park, plenty of shopping options, delicious worldly restaurants and an offering of multiple family friendly activities, it’s no wonder so many families visit Aruba every year. Popular attractions include visiting a butterfly farm, driving ATV’s through the desert, and snorkeling through the clear blue shores. This tiny island offers enough adventures to rival any other country, so it comes as no surprise that this vibrant nation is the most visited island in the Southern Caribbean by North Americans.
Where to stay? The Hilton Aruba Resort and Casino, arguably one of the most family-friendly resorts you’ll find anywhere in the Caribbean. The property caters to the entire family, from mom and dad to the kids. Hilton Aruba boasts multiple pools, private cabanas, beachside palapas, and its very own bird sanctuary. Wake up early and bring your little ones over to the sanctuary, where Ramon, the hotel’s charismatic bird keeper, will personally introduce them to his winged friends, making both a great photo opportunity and an experience they’ll never forget.
If you are looking to spend an afternoon at the spa, Hilton Aruba has your children taken care of. The property offers a daily lineup of activities at it’s on-site ShocoLand Lounge, ranging from beach play to cupcake decorating, arts & crafts and so much more. Fully equipped with a library, electronic games and a host of toys, your kids will be occupied for hours, leaving you precious time to unwind and soak up the sun.
Looking to explore the Caribbean Sea from down below? Hilton’s onsite diving center provides fun-filled, and most importantly, safe trips daily, perfect for all levels of experience. From fish and coral to decades-old shipwrecks, this unique experience is one the whole family will enjoy.
Hilton at Resorts World Bimini
Ah, Bimini. The most pristine beaches you’ll find anywhere 45 minutes away from the US coast. For those looking for a hassle-free, easy to reach destination, look no further than Bimini. Hilton at Resorts World Bimini comes equipped with activities for the entire family, from a casino to the Beach Bums Kids Center. Start your day off at the rooftop deck, where you can relax while the kids enjoy the property’s immaculate pool. For those looking for a more private experience, the property offers private suites complete with personal patios and pools, perfect for families looking for a more intimate poolside experience.
With its centrally located location, Hilton at Resorts World Bimini makes it easy and accessible to explore all the rest Bimini has to offer. Rent a golf cart for the day and take in the tropical sights and scenes – not only will you get around more easily, but your children will have a blast cruising around town.
No family vacation in the Bahamas is complete without water activities, and Bimini is rife with options to keep your family entertained. Located on-site, book a snorkeling tour and swim the waters beyond the hotel, exploring storied rock formations and mysterious shipwrecks. For a truly Bahamian experience the entire family won’t forget, grab a rod and head out to sea for a day of sport fishing. Bimini is regarded as the sport fishing capital of the world, with its waters abundant in marine life. Every season is sport fishing season in Bimini, so catch one of the many charters from Hilton at Resorts World Bimini and enjoy a day out on the high waters.
For some adrenaline-pumping action, arrange for your family to go parasailing over the island’s crystal clear waters, or rent out jet skis for a thrill the whole family will love. Not in favor of action packed activities? Spend an afternoon kayaking over the stunning waters of Paradise Beach with a glass-bottomed kayak, where your kids can enjoy all the beauty of the rich marine life below from a above!
Hilton Rose Hall
If you’re looking for lovely landscapes, warm weather, beautiful beaches and friendly locals, then Jamaica is waiting for you! Aside from being a beautiful country, Jamaica is a great destination for family bonding. There are a bunch of activities your little ones will enjoy, especially if they are into the outdoors and water activities. Fun fact: Jamaica is full of waterfalls, which are great to enjoy after a nice hike through the mountains. The key here is staying at a hotel that allows you to enjoy nature while also providing you with the best care.
Situated within the historic 18th century Rose Hall estate in sunny Montego Bay, Jamaica, Hilton Rose Hall is an all-inclusive resort your family will truly never want to leave. There’s no better value in the Caribbean than vacationing at Hilton Rose Hall, with amenities ranging from food and beverages to an on-site waterpark, all at no additional fee.
The perks of staying at Hilton Rose Hall are innumerable: three included meals per day (plus snacks), alcoholic beverages, free WiFi, watersports, kids club programming, gourmet dining, and shuttle services, just to name a few. Coming with a guest under the age of five? At Hilton Rose Hall, our five and under friends stay for free! Paired with sophisticated suites complete with private patios and awe-inspiring views, there’s no place in the Caribbean quite like it.
Scattered across the 400 acres Hilton Rose Hall calls home are a wealth of activities and facilities to be found. For the perfect day spent beachside, find a spot along the property’s 2,500 feet of private white sand, the longest in all of Jamaica. If your kids prefer to spend the day poolside, cozy up in one of the oceanfront pool’s deluxe cabanas while your little ones splish and splash away. For an afternoon your kids will cherish, make your way over to Sugar Mills Water Park, the second largest water complex in all the Caribbean. Whether you find yourself drifting along the lazy river or speeding down the park’s 280-foot slide, there’s no shortage of things to do onsite.
From Aruba to Jamaica and Bimini & beyond, the Caribbean plays host to an unending list of beach resorts ready to offer your family an escape from the freezing cold and the trip of a lifetime. Whether you prefer outdoor excursions in Jamaica, bonding with nature in Aruba or enjoying thrilling water activities in Bimini, these resorts offer everything you need to make the best memories with the people you love most, under the toasty Caribbean sun. Who needs white snow when you can have warm white sands? Not to mention, you deserve some therapeutic vitamin sea!