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The 7 Best Hotels in Barbados for a Fun-Filled Family Vacation

Jane Zarem | January 10, 2018

Barbados has a lot of activities and attractions that appeal to kids and their parents—from wildlife to water sports… even a tram ride through an underground cavern. These resorts are particularly tuned in to families—with plenty to keep kids busy.

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Sandy Lane Hotel and Golf Club

Why it made the list

The Treehouse Club, Sandy Lane’s complimentary activity and entertainment center, entertains kids age 3 and up with themed activities—arts and crafts, sports, movies, parties, and games. Teens have their own special “Den,” with pool tables, electronics, and a jukebox—plus specially tailored island tours, sports clinics, and coastal cruises.

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The Crane

Why it made the list

The “residences” here suit families beautifully, as they have spacious bedrooms, living rooms, and full kitchens; some have private pools. Youngsters ages 4-12 head for the complimentary Calypso Kids Club, which fills each day with activities such as arts and crafts, story time, sand castle competitions, discovery tours, and talent shows.

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Crystal Cove Hotel

Why it made the list

Everything’s included here, including a supervised kids club for youngsters ages 2-11. Swim, snorkel, water-ski, windsurf, and kayak to your hearts content…and parents and kids alike get a kick out of a banana boat ride.

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Bougainvillea Beach Resort

Why it made the list

Having a full kitchen or kitchenette in your suite is a real benefit for families, especially with a supermarket nearby. And at the hotel restaurants, toddlers eat free and kids up to age 15 get discounted meals. Three pools, a bevy of complimentary water sports, a children’s club, and a games room all keep kids busy.

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Sugar Bay Barbados

Why it made the list

Family suites in this large, all-inclusive resort on a beautiful sandy beach accommodate up to five people. Supervised care and activities are included for children from four months old to age 12—along with electronic games and other activities specifically for teenagers. It’s also within walking distance of the Barbados Museum, George Washington House…and Garrison Savannah Racetrack!

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Divi Southwinds Beach Resort

Why it made the list

In addition to a beautiful beach, this huge resort on the busy south coast has three pools, a basketball court, and miniature golf for families to enjoy together. For the littlest guests, there’s a playground with a jungle gym and swings and a kids’ club with age-appropriate adventures and activities.

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Turtle Beach Resort

Why it made the list

It’s big, it’s all-inclusive, and it’s full of families having fun. The Flying Fish Kids Club has activities for kiddies, ‘tweens, and teens every day, all day—until 9 pm. Plus, everyone loves the poolside ice cream parlor—have as much as you want all day long.

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