Going on vacation with children requires a lot of planning because children tend to get bored easily, and they need to be entertained almost constantly. Fortunately for parents looking for an ideal holiday destination, the Caribbean has a lot of activities the young ones can enjoy, apart from its pristine beaches. Here are a few ideas to fill up the itinerary:
Enjoy waterpark thrills
Imagine sliding down six stories and then careening through a clear tunnel, right past a lagoon of sharks, and into a shark-less pool. That’s what guests can do in the “Leap of Faith” waterslide in Bahamas’ Aquaventure Park. But there are other water parks around the islands such as the 45,000-square foot Pirates Island and the Sugar Mills Falls Water Park in Montego Bay.
Go on wildlife encounters
Budding marine biologists and animal lovers may want to take a detour to feed the rays in Antigua, Grand Cayman, and Turks & Caicos Islands, or the nurse sharks in the Bahamas. There are also a number of opportunities to meet-and-greet other creatures. Caribbean visitors may want to see the donkeys in Antigua’s donkey sanctuary where they can “adopt” donkeys, or the adorable swimming pigs of Big Major Cay, also in the Bahamas.
Takes jaunt off the beaten path
If the family starts to tire of crowds, there are options outside the name resorts such as Mosquito Bay in Vieques, Puerto Rico, where the waters are lit up by bioluminescent organisms at night; the 300-ft wide sinkhole, Darby Cave, in Barbuda, or Curacao, a popular windsurfing escape (but still less crowded than Aruba).
With the many islands dotting the Caribbean, each with their own special features, parents need not worry about kids getting bored during their trip. They might, however, require some help convincing the children to go back home after being in paradise.