These four kid-friendly grub hubs come with built-in entertainment.
Vervet monkey steal the show (and the odd hamburger bun) at Reggae Beach Bar & Grill, located on the island’s southeast peninsula. When you’ve finished that last bite of banana-bread pudding, recruit the kids for a game of beach volleyball or rent snorkeling gear to explore offshore reefs. reggaebeachbar.com
You’ll love: The frozen-drink menu at The Wreck Bar and Grill on Rum Point. They’ll love: The location. This end-of-the-road hot spot sits on the east tip of the North Sound. From table, beach or dock, your minis will be mesmerized by kitesurfers preforming aerial acrobatics. rumpoitclub.com
There’s no charge to feed the Southern stingrays off Stocking Island, a spit of land in the Bahamas near Exuma. They’re there because a house specialty of Chat ‘N’ Chill, a beach bar and restaurant beloved by the sailboat set, is conch ceviche. Your kids get a lesson in making the lemony dish, then they feed the scraps to these gentle, winged scavengers. chatnchill.com
On Utila, sleepiest of the Honduran bay islands, ask anyone: The walls of the Jade Seahorse resort, home of B-Leaf Restaurant, are as unusual as it gets. little detectives explore its many intricate treasures, from marbles to tiny toys, stuck into the cement walls, bridges and patios around the tables. http://jadeseahorse.org/ – Brooke Morton