Looking for a kid-friendly getaway (that the adults will love, too)? Head down to the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, where you can have it all.
We’ve mapped out the perfect combination of exploration and relaxation that spells fun for the whole family. Check out our insider tips and start packing.
1. Wondering When to Book?
Great news! The best time to visit is NOW. Resort accommodation costs are at their lowest in the spring, around April and May. Plus, take advantage of optimal mild temperatures.
2. Cruising In?
Most Caribbean-bound cruise ships allow eight hours to venture out and explore after docking, so it’s worth taking the time to plan ahead.
Expert Traveler Tip: Maximize your time (and the kids’ good moods) – have a seasoned boat charter captain waiting for your family at the dock.
3. Relax While the Kids Burn Energy
Float undisturbed with a drink in hand, or soak up the sun on a sandy beach while the kids splash in the crystal clear waters nearby.
Expert Traveler Tip: Be sure your boat charter has family-friendly accommodations. Think adult beverages for making mom and dad happy and a dive door for easy water access.
4. Find the Ultimate Marine Life Sightings
For exotic snorkeling, start out with the well-marked Trunk Bay Underwater Snorkeling Trail, then venture out to the sea gardens of Hansen Bay, Caneel Bay and Little Lameshur Bay.
Expert Traveler Tip: Ask ahead to be sure your Virgin Islands boat rental includes snorkeling gear of all sizes so the whole family can join in the fun.
5. Let the Kids Explore, Uninhibited
Trek through rich nature parklands like the Reef Bay Guided Hike in St. John and the Tropical Discovery Hike in Magens Bay, St. Thomas.
Expert Traveler Tip: Island hop with a rental boat that includes freshwater showers (trust us, you’ll want one after a day of sun, fun and tanning lotion)!
Take it to the next level with a luxury Sea Ray Sundancer yacht rental. Get $100 off with Coupon Code: FAMILY17.