5 Most Family Friendly Caribbean Islands to Visit in 2024

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Traveling together with the whole family is always a fun experience, but it comes with its fair share of worries and problems as well. You can never be too sure that the destination you have picked is the best one for you. Until they get there and experience first-hand what it has to offer, couples with younger children tend to feel a bit concerned and even stressed about things going well throughout the long-awaited holiday that is usually the only one in the year. While other, shorter trips are great to rewind for a few years, the main one during the summer months is usually what the family is hoping would prepare them for the second half of the year and allow both them and the kids to forget about the “real” world problems and obligations for a week or two.

There is no doubt that the most popular type of summer destinations includes exotic, far away locations, the kinds of which you only get to visit a few times in your life. They popular throughout the world and no matter where people come from they are at the very top of their traveling bucket list. Weirdly, or perhaps luckily, a lot of these destinations are located relatively close to one another, right there in the famous Caribbean Sea. The Caribbean are among the most sought-after places for vacation spots on the planet and the area has been an intriguing and appealing part of the world for centuries. You probably have a few of the local countries on your bucket list too.

Well, this is exactly why we are here. In this article we will explore the wonderful islands of the Caribbean Sea and talk about the best places to visit. More importantly, we will discuss the most family friendly islands worth visiting in 2024. If you are still looking to go somewhere this year where you can escape the cold autumn and winter months, the following list will give you a few amazing tropical examples that will give you some summertime at the end of the year. Read on to learn more!

1. British Virgin Islands

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The British Virgin Islands have been the favorite spot for sailors for centuries due to the favorable conditions for all sorts of sailing mostly due to the whole horizon being within eyesight. Well, things are largely the same when it comes to family holidays. The most favorite activity is certainly sailing as it is necessary for visiting the many islands that make this archipelago.

Book a few trips in order to visit a few of them at least. The best looking beaches and the ones with the most to offer include White Bay Beach on Jost Van Dyke, and Cane Garden Beach on Tortola. For a different take and some amazing boulders and rocks in the sand, visit the Baths on Virgin Gorda. Snorkeling in the reefs is widely available no matter where you go and you will get to see plenty of colorful, tropical fish regardless of the island. There is plenty of resorts, hotels, and bungalows on every island.

2. Curacao

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The country state of Curacao is a former Dutch colony and it is located very close to Aruba and Bonaire. The three islands are also known as the ABC islands, and the closest mainland to them is the north coast of Venezuela. Curacao is a dream family destination as it offers plenty of beaches, picturesque towns, water sports and activities, and exploration potential.

There are plenty of fun places to visit with the kids as well as with your partner alone. Local restaurants serve the freshest of sea foods which you can eat while looking at colorful Dutch colonial architecture all around you. Resorts with special programs for small children and teens are the best type of accommodation for families to browse through. If you want to find out more about this amazing Dutch Caribbean island, make sure to check here.

3. Bahamas

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Is there anyone on the world that would not like to go to the tropical paradise that is the Bahamas? Breathtaking white sand beaches, crystal clear light blue water, and plenty of things to do and natural beauty to see make this 700+ island archipelago one of the world’s top destinations irrelevant of who you are traveling with.

If you want more than swimming, surfing, scuba diving, or snorkeling, you can book some horseback riding lessons or rent some transportation and explore the islands throughout. Family and budget friendly resorts are present all over the main islands and present the best places to stay with children. Atlantis on Paradise Island is one of the most popular since it has a huge water park for the guests and the largest open-air marine habitat that adults and kids equally enjoy.

4. Cayman Islands

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When it comes to the Caymans, it is the Grand Cayman, the largest of the three islands, that is the best for a family trip to the Caribbean. The Seven Mile Beach there has everything you could possibly want, from sunbathing opportunities with amazing views, to floating carefree in the water. Building sandcastles in this sand is a whole new experience too. For something a bit more special though, head on over to the Stingray City and its shallow waters, where you can swim with the, you guessed it, stingrays! If this sounds a bit too extreme for your taste, you can swap it for the Cayman Turtle Centre and interact with all sorts of turtles there. The kids will simply adore it! One more thing that you simply need to do is to take Caribbean helicopter tours, get ready to be impressed.

5. St. Kitts and Nevis

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The peculiarly named dual-island nation is formally known as the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis. Located in the West Indies, it is actually the smallest sovereign state in the entire Western Hemisphere b population and by area. Since it is a Commonwealth realm, you can expect a few of the similar things the other former British colonies have in terms of tradition and culture. Aquatic pursuits, water sports, and all sorts of beach activities exist on every corner, the most fun of which include deep-sea fishing, windsurfing, snorkeling, and sailing. Make sure to visit the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Part if you like UNESCO World Heritage Sites (who doesn’t?) and have a ride across the island on the St. Kitts Scenic Railway, a local and tourist favorite!