Families with children of all ages love Barbados; it is relaxed, the weather is pretty much perfect, and the hotels that put themselves forward as family-friendly are indeed just that! Kid’s clubs generally have a varied programme of activities for around 3 to 12 years, whilst the older ones will have access to most of the adult sports and activities. Away from the hotels, you’ll find horse riding on the beachfront, lush rainforest adventures, intriguing caves, thrilling zip-lining and more. Let us help you find the best deal for you and your youngsters today.
'All-Inclusive, Dine Around – Beachfront & Water Sports'
Located on the West Coast of Barbados, Tamarind by Elegant Hotels is perfectly located to combine water sports and island exploration. Family friendly rooms and suites can accommodate groups of all sizes and there are also adult only options and areas in the resort. Water sports are varied and the All-Inclusive includes non-motorised activities including snorkelling, sailing, windsurfing and water skiing of which lessons are also available. There is a Flying Fish Kids’ Club and a teen lounge. Two restaurants are on-site but the Elegant hotels dine around option means you can also enjoy The Colony Club and Crystal Cove restaurant options provided you have pre-booked.
‘Exclusive beachfront living’
The Fairmont Royal Pavilion is ‘on the beach’. The colonial architecture blends with Bajan lifestyle and culture. There are just 72 guest rooms and suites which can be interconnected and reconfigured to provide holiday accommodation for all family and group sizes. Accommodation lies on the beach or in the gardens and all feature furnished balconies or terraces. At the Fairmont Royal you can kayak, stand up paddleboard, play tennis or enjoy an in-room spa treatment. The tropical gardens are home to the outdoor freshwater pool and there is a Fitness room overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Local Bajan and International cuisine is served at the resorts three bar/restaurants.
‘Crane Beach, Family Friendly’
Nestled on Barbados’ famous Crane Beach, The Crane is a Caribbean jewel which was first opened in 1887. This unique property combines old-world charm, with an incredible sense of natural beauty, which is reflected in the accommodation options that suit many needs, from cliff-top private pools and rooftop terraces to the simple pleasures of a cosy bed and spectacular views. The Crane is perfect for couples and families, with a great variety of dining options that includes Thai, Japanese, Italian and Caribbean along with a kids’ club. Get away from the rush and relax and invigorate in the spa, take up tennis or go boogie boarding and crash amongst the crystalline waters of the beautiful sea.
‘Exclusivity, indulgence and three great golf courses’
Sandy Lane is located on the western, ‘platinum coast,’ of Barbados, on its own coral sand beach. The hotel’s rooms, suites and villas are scattered across separate exclusive wings, each offering a spacious outdoor living area with tropical garden surroundings or scenic sea views. The resort has its own world-renowned golf courses, one of which was crafted by architect Tom Fazio. There is a stunning swimming pool with cascading waterfall, a fun club for kids, a host of water sports and beach activities and the incredible spa facilities voted number one in the Caribbean. Dining is enjoyed at one of four restaurants offering cuisine from across the world.
‘All Inclusive Luxury – Activities for Everyone’
Sugar Bay is set on 5.5 acres of stunning beachfront with 150 meters of sandy beach and a tranquil ocean lagoon located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Garrison Historic Area. There are just 138 suites which have Caribbean Sea, garden or pool views from balcony or terrace including the Family Suites which can accommodate 2 adults and 3 children. The resort has 2 pools, a Jacuzzi, Spa, fitness centre, range of water sports and a Kids Club with playground. The choice of 4 restaurants and 5 bars offer international food and drink options making the all-inclusive a real experience.
'Lush tropical gardens and an incredible all-inclusive package'
Sea Breeze Beach House is an intimate all-inclusive resort set on 2.5 acres with over 1,000ft of pristine beach. The cool and contemporary suites and rooms are located within the tropical gardens or on the beachfront. The resort has three pools, adult-only Jacuzzis, a floating sun deck and a well-equipped gym - you can even enjoy spa services from the comfort of your room. A range of non-motorised watersports are available, as well as hobie cat sailing and beach-fit sessions. Families are welcomed with a comprehensive kids’ club and teens lounge, and for adults there are a number of rum, wine and mixology events to try. The adults-only area in front of the West Beach is perfect for honeymooners, with memory foam loungers, an exclusive pool, and hot tubs. With six on-site dining options, including award-winning cuisines and casual beach dining, the all-inclusive starts from the moment you arrive.