Parting with the kids and hiring a sitter whenever vacation beckons? There’s no need for that juggling act anymore. You can take a retreat fit for a king, queen and little ones in tow.
Renowned company Elite Island Resorts operates three family-inclusive Caribbean escapes—St. James’s Club & Villas and The Verandah Resort & Spa, both in Antigua, and St. James’s Club Morgan Bay in Saint Lucia. Mom and Dad get the best of both worlds: entertaining clubs and activities for the kids, and tranquil, adults-only areas to help parents unwind.
While the children play and romp about, parents can clink glasses by the pool, indulge in one of many Elite spa treatments, and savor a romantic dinner for two. The resorts’ childcare professionals ensure a safe, fun environment for the kids while their parents play.
The tastemakers have taken notice. Family Vacation Critic recognized The Verandah Resort & Spa as one of 2015’s best family-friendly Caribbean destinations, and for good reason. The Verandah’s Kidz Club is Elite Island Resorts’ largest, with plenty of space for kids to bound and bounce around. The Club includes a huge jungle gym, a winding mini-golf course and a splash pool.
St. James’s Club Morgan Bay has also drawn praise for its family-friendly fare. Travel Weekly named the resort its 2015 Gold Magellan Award winner in the Family Resort category. The resort boasts a kiddie pool festooned with water slides to careen down, and beachfront, freeform pools for parents to lounge by while the kids scamper about—not to mention the swim-up pool bar for mom and dad to visit.
In addition to Kid’s Clubs, the resorts offer up other adventures and activities for youngsters. Children between 2-11 years old can embark on crab walks and treasure hunts, arts and crafts, movie nights and beach games with their newest friends. Parents toting the littlest vacationers can also take advantage of in-room babysitting for an added fee.
Elite Island Resorts hasn’t forgotten about teenaged vacationers, either. Teen’s Clubs are stacked with pool and ping pong tables, video games and sand volleyball courts to give teens a space of their own.
And the whole family can enjoy complementary water sports like sailing and snorkeling. With coaches on site to offer free instruction for bemused guests, there’s nothing stopping a fun day on the water.
With three outstanding, all-inclusive resorts packed with fun for the whole family, there’s no reason to resist the Caribbean’s call.
Visit www.eliteislandresorts.com to book your family’s unforgettable vacation.