Best Luxury Caribbean Family Vacations : Our Kid-friendly Picks

For a memorable luxury family vacation in the Caribbean, whether you're travelling with toddlers or teens, find the best Caribbean islands for families.
Best Luxury Caribbean Family Vacations : Our Kid-friendly Picks

Discover glorious white-sand beaches and calm waters with our selection of the best places for your next luxury family vacation in the Caribbean. Toddlers and teens will delight in exploring the breathtaking scenery, from the technicoloured schools of fish that you spot on your snorkeling adventure to the crabs that scurry past your sandcastle construction.

From the lush tropics of Saint Barts, the jungled beauty of Punta Cana to the glistening turquoise seas of Turks and Caicos, choose the best Caribbean island for your family and stay in one of our luxury kid-friendly Caribbean villas


St Barthélemy

Best for: families with teens, with something to keep all kids entertained 

The idyllic nature on St Barts makes it one of the best Caribbean islands for teens, with its crystal-clear turquoise waters, dense vegetation that creates an emerald carpet over the majestic mountains and the charming Caribbean town centre

  • Who will love it: St Barts is one of the best Caribbean islands for teenage families, with spectacular panoramas that your teens will want to post on social media for all their friends to see!
  • Best time to go: from December to January and then April to May are some of the best periods to make the most of the dry season in St Barts, making it a perfect winter sun destination
  • Location: St Barts is a northeastern island in the Caribbean Sea, part of the Lesser Antilles.

Our top spots for vacations with teens in St Barths:

St Barts is the perfect Caribbean island for teens, with picturesque beaches that offer much needed respite. Discover the natural pools of Grand Fond Beach or the lagoon off the shores of Grand Cul de Sac. Make sure to get out of bed for the market that Gustavia hosts on the first Sunday of the month, with colourful stalls selling local cuisine and artisanal crafts that will make the perfect souvenir of your family vacation. For young adults, enjoy the spectacular sunset spilling onto the golden sea together from one of St Barts many beach bars

Our top spot for vacations with younger kids in St Barths:

At Gouverneur Beach let your little ones hunt for buried treasure and snorkel through the private coves, where rumour has it a famous French pirate hid his gold! Let our luxury concierge team arrange a treasure hunt across the island, where the whole family can unite in the quest. Discover all the splendour of St Barts with our dedicated guide

Whether it's a spectacular villa cocooned in lush foliage or a seafront villa where you can wake up to the lullaby of the breaking waves, we have the perfect St Barts family-friendly rental for your tribe like Maison Valentina

Maison Valentina

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punta cana

Best for: families looking for a lively and safe beach vacation  

Punta Cana is a jewel of the Dominican Republic, located at the crossroads of the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean, making it the perfect beach vacation in the Caribbean for families and one of the safest vacation spots in the Caribbean

  • Who will love it: Punta Cana boasts of plenty of shallow waters for kids to splash about and spectacular natural beauty. It's the perfect spot especially for families with teens who want to join you on the dazzling white-sand beaches, under the palm trees with a good book. 
  • Best time to go: January to May.
  • Location: a beach town on the eastern shore of the Dominican Republic, at the junction between the Atlantic and Caribbean.

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Our top spots for vacations with teens in Punta Cana:

Punta Cana is one of the best Caribbean islands for teens! They can try their hand at waterskiing or windsurfing in the turquoise waters, lounge on the spectacular white sands at Playa Blanca or if they are more adventurous, head on a day-trip to Santo Domingo to marvel at the oldest European city in the Western Hemisphere. For a trip that they will never forget, explore the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park and Reserve, a subtropic forest with 12 freshwater lagoons and 500 species of plants for some of the most beautiful wildlife in the world. 

Our top spots for vacations with younger kids in Punta Cana:

Gather you little captains and set sail on a boat trip organised by our luxury concierge. Picnic on the open seas and make the most of the crystal-clear waters to marvel at the colourful corals and marine wildlife. You might even spot the majestic migrating whales! For an unforgettable experience, head to Dolphin Island Park where experts will guide you little kids to swim with the friendly creatures, trained to not cause the animals any distress. 

For more inspiration, browse through our guide on how to spend your winter family vacation in the Caribbean and choose from one of our kid-friendly villas in Punta Cana like Villa Egretta

Villa Egretta 

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Turks and caicos

Best for: a relaxing family vacation on the beach 

The Turks and Caicos archipelago, a constellation of Caribbean islands, is home to some of the most breathtaking beaches and coral reefs in the world that is the perfect backdrop for your relaxing luxury family vacation in the Caribbean.

  • Who will love it: Turks and Caicos are some of the best Caribbean islands for teens, where they can dip their toes in the brilliant white sands, while snapping pictures of the crystalline waters glistening in the sunlight. 
  • Best time to go: From December to April, enjoy the high season and impeccable weather on these islands although if you want to enjoy heavenly weather with fewer crowds, opt for February to April
  • Location: a group of tropical islands in the West Indies.

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Our top spots for vacations with teens in Turks and Caicos:

Your teens can discover a new world on a guided tour through the awe-inspiring Couch Bar Caves, which are some of the most spectacular dry caves in the Caribbean. Then dive to discover the company of bonefish and barracuda rays, an adventure that your teens will be telling their friends about for months! 

Our top spots for vacation with younger kids in Turks and Caicos: 

The turquoise waters invite your family to explore the secret kingdoms beneath their surface. From colourful corals to unusual sea life, your little ones will be transfixed by the animals that appear to have leapt out of the pages of a story book. Meanwhile, the white-sands of Grace Bay Beach is the perfect material for your budding architects to build their sandcastle creations! 
To make the most of this breathtaking scenery, stay in one of our family-friendly Turks and Caicos villas on the beachfront like Villa Palapa
Villa Palapa
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Whether you are looking for an itinerary packed beach vacation in Punta Cana with your little ones, a relaxing beach holiday on the shores of Turks and Caicos, or want to make memories with your teens in St Barts, stay in one of our luxury villas and let our dedicated concierge team make your family Caribbean vacation magical. 
Which is the best Caribbean island for a luxury family vacation?

If you want to spend your family vacation under clear skies, white sandy beaches and swimming in crystal-clear waters then the Caribbean is the perfect spot! 

With lots of do in St Barts, your kids with delight at showing off their water skiing prowess and teens will love exploring the vibrant town centre. Equally, the beaches of Punta Cana are the perfect spot for your kids to lay down your bucket and spade. If you looking for a relaxing beach vacation where you can spend quality time together, what could be better than one of the islands in the Turks and Caicos archipelago! 

Where is the safest place to travel with kids in the Caribbean?

If you're looking for a lively place to match the energy of your little ones, Punta Cana is one of the safest spots in the Caribbean.

Equally, if you're looking for a more calm and secluded family escape, check out our villas in Turks and Caicos, promising safety as well as a plethora of family-friendly activities!  


What Caribbean island should I visit first?

St Barts epitomises everything we love about the Caribbean: champagne-coloured sands, turquoise beaches, breathtaking nature and a vibrant ambiance that will enchant you. For a heavenly retreat, explore our St Barts villas

However, if you're looking for something off the beaten path, then choose one of our villas in Turks and Caicos to have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world as your playground!

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