Dynamic ideas to add to your family’s active Caribbean travel plans

Written by Linda Jackson, Editor of Active Caribbean

With so many islands in the region, making active Caribbean travel plans for your next family adventure is not easy. If your family is looking for an active Caribbean adventure, and enjoy active holidays, then we can help with where to go and what to do with the kids. Here are some of our ideas which might help you decide what to add, or possibly not, to your family’s active Caribbean travel plans.

Active Caribbean travel plans for families

If you’re travelling with your family, there are some exciting adventures to add to your active Caribbean travel list. Read more before clicking on the images links…

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Cayman Islands

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Dominican Republic

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Dolphin encounters

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Turks & Caicos

There are some huge Caribbean water parks in the Bahamas as well as in Cancun and the Riviera Maya in the Yucatan Peninsula. In Montego Bay in Jamaica you’ll find a go-cart racing course, a kids’ playground with swings and slides, and in the Ocho Rios area if you want your older kids to discover what adrenaline is, there’s a speedy downhill bobsled ride on tracks through the rainforest… if they dare.

The Dominican Republic boasts Caribbean family adventure parks on the north coast of the island – here you’ll find around 52 different adventures and activities. Kids can also get up close and personal with animal encounters. In the Punta Cana area there are three amusement parks where the kids can have some fun. In the Cayman Islands they can also ride the waves at a skate and surf park.

Caribbean submarine adventures

On your active Caribbean travel journey, why not check out Caribbean marine life without getting wet – explore the waters in a submarine, semi-submarine or the kids will love it. You can do this in Aruba, Barbados,  St Thomas (US Virgin Islands), Grand Cayman, the Dominican Republic (Punta Cana), and Curacao (Willemstad).

Active Caribbean travel plans for animal-loving kids

In the Cayman Islands, for your animal loving kids, there is a turtle farm to visit and an opportunity to get up close with stingrays. Other Caribbean islands where kids can have a stingray ‘experience’ are on Paradise Island in the Bahamas, Antigua, Cancun, the Dominican Republic and Grand Turk (in the Turks & Caicos Islands).

Spotting dolphins in the wild is the best way to see them we think, but kids do love playing with trained dolphins, so you’ll find special dolphin encounters in the Bahamas (Nassau, Freeport), the Cayman Islands (George Town, Grand Cayman), Jamaica (in Montego Bay, Ocho Rios and Negril), and also in Puerto Plata and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.

We hope you find these ideas worth adding to your family’s active Caribbean travel plans. There’s so much more to discover in the Caribbean than just sun, sea and sand, so make the most of your family active Caribbean travel.

Images on this Active Caribbean Travel page are copyright of, Travel Writer Linda Jackson, Aruba Tourism Authority, Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism