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Barbados for kids

Mark's verdict:

Barbados oozes family appeal. There are daily, non-stop flights, short transfers and some exciting island escapades. Don’t miss the train ride into Harrisons Caves, surfing on the east coast or ziplining over Jack-in-the-Box Gully. Pick an all-inclusive hotel for the best value and peace of mind.

Recommended tour operator: Tropical Sky

Happy kids in BarbadosThe Sands BarbadosContemporary suites at Sandy BaySnorkel with turtles

Tropical Sky says

Barbados is arguably the Caribbean’s most popular island for families. It’s a non-stop flight away from Gatwick, Manchester and Glasgow, and it offers a great range of hotels, many of them all-inclusive.

  • all-inclusive
  • family-friendly activities
  • kids clubs

There is plenty to keep kids amused. As well as powdery sand beaches, Barbados also has a dazzling choice of exciting experiences from jeep safaris to a ride in a submarine, swimming with turtles and pony trekking.

Here’s our pick of the best all-inclusive family resorts in Barbados.

Opening in January 2017, The Sands Barbados is set to become one of our most popular family resorts and we’re already taking bookings for the school holidays next year. With contemporary styling and a wide choice of spacious two- and three-bedroom suites, it’s located close to St Lawrence Gap on a gorgeous white sand beach. The free kids club will offer a range of supervised activities for ages three to 12 years, all included in the price. The all-inclusive rates include dining in a choice of two restaurants as well as non-motorised water sports.

Also on the south coast, Turtle Beach by Elegant Resorts is a perennial favourite. Their Flying Fish Kids Club, for ages three to 12 years, is open daily until 9pm and there’s an exchange dining programme with sister hotel, Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels on the west coast, also known as the Platinum Coast.

Almond Beach Resort is set on 32 acres on the Platinum Coast. There’s a choice of ten pools, a nine-hole golf course and a wide range of non-motorised water sports. The nursery caters for ages two years and under and there’s a Mini Club for two to four year olds, The Kids’ Club for ages four to 13 years and a Teenagers’ Centre.

Discovery Bay by Rex Resorts has a low-key plantation house feel to it. This relatively intimate family-friendly hotel is located close to Holetown, a popular spot for shopping, and some rooms are located directly on the beach.

Explore our full range of family-friendly all-inclusive hotels in Barbados and check out our latest special offers in the Caribbean.

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