This all-inclusive resort specializes in active, fun-filled, family vacations.
This massive Caribbean resort was designed with families in mind. The beachfront property boasts the 45,000-square-foot Pirates Island Waterpark with a range of water slides, a 650-foot lazy river and a SurfStream surf simulator. Guests stay in one of four unique villages — Italy, France, Caribbean or Key West — while enjoying complimentary extras like wining and dining at 20 distinctive restaurants.
Seafood, Southwestern fare, Italian cuisine, Caribbean specialties and more provide choices for every meal. Better yet, the dining venues range from casual to romantic, so you can take the kids or leave them at one of the supervised programs while you enjoy a night "on the town."
Although themed, all of the accommodations have the same breezy island feel to them, and basic amenities include Internet, cable TV and CD clock radios. Kids clubs are geared for various age ranges. Of note are Sesame Street-themed activities, Trench Town arcade for Tweens, Club Liquid for teens, Scratch DJ Academy and customized infant and toddler programs. Red Lane Spa treatments are one of the resort's few chargeable offerings, but for the most part, everything from Mondavi wines to unlimited scuba diving is included.
One of the best attractions is the waterfront. Protected by the third-largest coral reef system in the world, Grace Bay Beach is an uninterrupted 12 miles of pristine white coral sand facing a brilliant turquoise sea. Free water-based activities are extensive and include sailing, wind surfing, snorkeling and even SCUBA (certification required).