New Family Friendly Hotels in Caribbean:

Aruba Tropic Apartments: Noord Aruba

If you aren’t in the mood the all-inclusive high rise hotels, Aruba Tropic Apartments is a great way to hang out in a neighborhood away from the tourist hustle and bustle. The property is enclosed and all the units face inward to the pool so it’s a nice safe area for the kids to run [...] more »

Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa: Vieux Fort, St. Lucia

Drenched in tropical hues, the Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa features 254-rooms, four dining options, five bars, three swimming pools, a full-service spa, and the island’s largest water park. more »

Franklyn D. Resort: Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Tucked just outside Ocho Rios on Jamaica’s north coast, Franklyn D. Resort makes the perfect getaway for families. more »

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