With Spring Break season among us, it’s time to get planning. With so many destinations out there, choosing where to vacation with your family can be daunting – but it doesn’t need to be. Choosing the Caribbean pairs accessibility and convenience with island splendor and fun for everyone. Read on for our top Spring Break destinations for your next family vacation!
They don’t call it “one happy island” for nothing! Planning your family Spring Break trip to Aruba will surely make for one happy family. Packed with beaches, a national park, plenty of shopping and many more family friendly activities, it’s no wonder so many vacation here year after year. Spend a day exploring Arikok National Park or a relaxing day beachside at Baby Beach or Eagle Beach. What’s more? When staying at Hilton Aruba, your family will never want to leave the property! From activities for your little ones scheduled nearly every day to an on-site bird sanctuary, there’s no shortage of things to keep everyone entertained. And while the kids are busy playing, stop by the spa and unwind with a full body massage or get a workout in at Hilton Aruba’s oceanfront gym.
A short 45-minute flight from Miami is all the travel it takes to reach a little slice of Caribbean paradise – Bimini. When visiting Bimini, it’s essential to plan a water activity for the family, like snorkeling or scuba diving. With its rich marine life, your family will feast upon stunning underwater vistas rife with an abundance of sea creatures and even dolphins! And if diving or scuba diving isn’t for you or your family, there’s plenty to do above water as well. Head over to Bimini Big Game Club and Marina to watch local fisherman cleaning their spoils of the day, or stop by Bimini Sharklab, a world-famous shark research facility with a variety of tours and educational offerings. Another great option? Hanging poolside at the Hilton at Resorts World Bimini, of course!
While it may only be 21 miles long, Barbados packs a big punch when it comes activities and adventures to be had. For the beach loving family, spend a day over at Eagle Beach, where you can work on your tan on the pristine sand, go for a quick jet-ski ride with the kids, and even turtle watch right from the sand. Eagle Beach makes for the perfect beach day locale, situated just steps from an assortment of restaurants and bars for when it’s time to grab a snack. While you may find it hard to get the family away from Barbados’ stunning blue beaches, taking a trip into town is a must. Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados, offers gorgeous colonial architecture and no shortage of history, food and shopping – all the ingredients for a perfect day of exploring!
40 miles north of the Venezuelan coast lies a true Dutch Caribbean gem, Curacao. With its immaculate weather, vibrant colonial architecture and dreamy beaches, vacationing here surely will not disappoint. If your kids love nature and wildlife, swimming with sea turtles at Playa Lagun is a trip essential. The turtles, which are drawn to the beach by the fish guts leftover by the areas local fisherman, make their way over to Playa Lagun twice a day, so be sure to time your visit along with the arrival and return of the fisherman! Admission is free, and great memories for the whole family are guaranteed. After a long day exploring, it’s time to let loose. If it happens to be a Thursday, you’re in luck – it’s Punda Vibes night! Grab some comfortable shoes and make your way over to Punda, where you’ll find live music, artist displays, cocktails and live dance shows. There’s no better nightcap in Curacao, we guarantee it!
If lush landscapes, warm weather, beautiful beaches and friendly locals sound good, then Jamaica is waiting for you! Spend a day rafting the famous Martha Brae river while learning about the history of the area and enjoying a swim in its cool waters. When the family is ready to hit the beach, Doctor’s Cave Beach is the place to go. Known for being one of the most famous beaches in Jamaica, a day here is a day well spent. And if you’re looking to get your golf fix in, you’re in luck! Jamaica is rife with pristine courses, including the White Witch Golf Course, which comes complete with sweeping views of the Caribbean Sea and is conveniently situated near Hilton Rose Hall.
All the perks of the Caribbean, all without a passport. Catch the next flight out to San Juan and leave your passport behind, because Puerto Rico makes for the ideal Spring Break destination, especially for those living in the United States. With 7 hotels to choose from, Hilton has got your Puerto Rican vacation covered. Dine at one of the islands multitude of incredible cafes and restaurants and indulge in local delicacies like mofongo, arroz con gandules and tostones. Take a trip into the jungle at El Yunque, or arrange for a ziplining excursion your kids will never forget. And of course, there are no shortage of stunning beaches to spend the day building sandcastles or working on your tan. Whatever you choose to do, Puerto Rico truly makes the ideal backdrop for your family’s Spring Break vacation.
For a destination your family will surely never forget, visit St. Lucia, the most mountainous island in the Caribbean. With its famous mountain landscapes perched along the Caribbean Sea, your kids will feel as though they’ve been transported to another world. For those looking for some adventure, sign up for a tour and hike up the Pitons, where upon your ascent you’ll find the best views of the island that make for some world-class photos. For those interested in less arduous activities, snorkel the reef at Anse Piton, where you’ll find an abundance of sea creatures and exotic fish (think: parrotfish, squids, eels and needlefish). Whatever your itinerary looks like while vacationing in St. Lucia, rest assured it’ll be a trip for the books.