Family friendly: Explore the luxury of the Caribbean & don’t forget the kids
A Caribbean holiday usually makes one think of luxury, white sandy beaches and fresh fish dishes cooked to perfection and served up while those tucking in listen to the sound of the ocean and soak up the view.
Forget the association with the Caribbean being the place for newly weds and rich retired couples, it’s great for families too. Holiday operators such as tots too are now providing fun filled getaways to locations such as Antigua, in high end resorts that offer everything a family might need.
In Grand Cayman? Plan a visit to…
These gentle creatures can be found in abundance in the Antiguan waters and regular tour boats are available to drop you off at Stingray City if you fancy swimming with graceful, majestic sting rays. You can snorkel above the rays and watch them below, or try and get a picture with one and give it a kiss for seven years’ good luck! It’s a true privilege being able to get this close to such wonderful creatures. Book a tour and explore the wildlife and luxury the Caribbean has to offer.
Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park
Forget lazing on sandy shores…there’s a whole world of tropical paradise to see in Grand Cayman! Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park is well worth a visit if you fancy stealing a glimpse of luxury and the chance to see the island’s tropical plant life up close. Visitors will also enjoy the opportunity to see rare blue iguanas and stunning birds, so if you plan on visiting here, be sure to pack a camera and the charger!
In Virgin Gorda? You need to see…
A natural wonder, The Baths is a popular tourist spot. Therefore, it’s best to plan a visit when there aren’t any cruise ships or tour boats in the neighbourhood. Created by volcanic eruptions, boulders and batholiths have pushed up to the surface and created breath taking grottos and pools of water that you can enter and explore. You will have to climb and crouch in places to reach the beauty inside, but it’s worth it if you’re fit and able bodied. It’s also a great activity for adventure loving explorers as it will break up those long days spent relaxing on a sun beds.
Virgin Gorda Peak
If you fancy experiencing the luxury with even more adventure thrown in, then a hike up Virgin Gorda Peak should definitely be on the cards when you visit. It’s quite a distance to trek, but you could get a taxi to the trail head and then just hike the last 800m (which is a little luxurious in itself!). Take lunch with you and stop off at the picnic area to refuel on the way. Once you reach the peak you’ll be awestruck by the views overlooking the islands nearby.
So, when it comes to exploring the luxury of the Caribbean, visit these stunning locations for a once in a lifetime experience. You’ll make memories to treasure forever.