Caribbean Islands Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • New Fodors vBulletin Forum
  • coming soon -- discuss!
View all Caribbean Islands activity »
  1. 1 All@: AVAST Tec*h SUPP0RT CONTACT ☎ 1:8OO:681 :7208 AVAST ANTIVIRUS 24*7
  2. 2 Airfare Tips for Flying to Abaco Islands, Bahamas in December
  3. 3 St. Vincent - Boat hire or day tour?
  4. 4 Cuba: 4.5 days,4 nights
  5. 5 Havana
  6. 6 Antigua or St. John Honeymoon Dec.
  7. 7 Barbados-how about this place?
  8. 8 Trip Report Avoid Sandals Resort in St Lucia
  9. 9 What is the food and water situation in Cuba?
  10. 10 Aruba All Inclusive vs. Not
  11. 11 Trip Report Anguilla Trip Report & Photos 6/26-7/3 2016
  12. 12 Trip Report Cuba, March 2017, what an experience!
  13. 13 Upcoming Cuba Trip
  14. 14 Restrictions on US Military travel to Cuba?
  15. 15 Affordable Honeymoon Help
  16. 16 Anguilla Hotel recommendations
  17. 17 Restaurant Recommendations
  18. 18 Help, USVI in June, must book soon!
  19. 19 Family vacation
  20. 20 Puerto Rico Christmas Week
  21. 21 PR or USVI
  22. 22 Havana Hotel
  23. 23 Best kids friendly Island to visit in August
  24. 24 The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Reall-Punta Cana DR
  25. 25 Trip Report Back to the Exumas - Trip Report
View next 25 » Back to the top

Large Family Trip to Caribbean

Jump to last reply

We are planning our 50th anniversary trip with our whole family next summer and are giving thought to the Caribbean. We are an active family of 12, including 6 adults, 2 teens, 3 older elementary children, and a 4 year old.

I have been looking at Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas and would appreciate input from those who have visited there. The activities look somewhat "canned" to me, yet I may not be seeing it correctly. Tell me about things like the dolphin encounter and swimming with the sting rays. When looking at their website, those type activities seem a bit cookie-cutter. We want to avoid a spot that is basically a water park with a few added activities and eating at the same restaurants for a week. So should we avoid Atlantis? I'm not being critical of anyone who chooses this as their favorite vacation spot. Vacations are so personal. Just trying to find the best fit for our family.

We would love to enjoy the ocean. We want to take some great snorkeling trips that go away from the hotel, parasail, go deep sea fishing, the kids want take some beginner scuba lessons and go on a basic dive, windsurf, boogey board, jet skis, etc. We don't want to be at the hotel and a water park for the entire week.

My husband and I have visited St John and love it. Not sure if the activity level is a bit laid-back for our whole group. Our group likes to stay busy most of the time and we want a beautiful beachfront location to call home for the week.

I would appreciate input. Thanks!

7 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement