By Lissa Poirot
Planning a vacation to the Caribbean, but don’t know which island is right for your family? Here, we recommend our favorite islands based on various travel types and ages, to give you a starting ground.
For teens, it’s all about high-adrenaline activities—or just lounging by the pool. Our favorite place for both is The Cayman Islands. The Cayman Islands are a SCUBA diver’s paradise, with more than 300 dive sites for teens old enough to dive. Other teen-centric experiences in the Cayman Islands include Stingray City, where you can get up close with a gentle group of stingrays; shopping at Camana Bay; bioluminescent kayaking with Cayman Kayaks; and sunbathing on world-famous Seven Mile Beach.
Infants are typically easy to please when it comes to an island vacation. But for parents, perhaps the best place for infants is Jamaica—more specifically Franklin D. Resort and Spa. This resort assigns every family with their own full-time nanny (included in the cost of the stay). This nanny can put baby down for a nap while you and your partner lounge by the pool, babysit while you enjoy a quiet dinner, and play with baby when you want to enjoy some of the island’s adult amenities.