Exciting Caribbean activities and adventures for families

In this Active Caribbean Family Adventure section discover exciting things to do with children while on vacation. There is a Caribbean family adventure for children of all ages – including those difficult teenagers who surely will love ziplining in the rainforest and snorkelling with stingrays. Go to Ziplining in the Rainforest Activities section to read more about a ziplining Caribbean family adventure throughout the region.

Caribbean water parks and adventure parks

Water parks are popular for Caribbean family adventure experiences and there are quite a few throughout the Caribbean – some water parks are huge, such as in the Bahamas, Cancun and the Riviera Maya in the Yucatan Peninsula.

A number of large Caribbean resorts with water parks on-site do allow non-resort guests to use them on payment of a daily fee but it can be expensive, so look for all-inclusive Caribbean family resorts that include a wide range of Caribbean family adventure activities. Waterslides, surf simulators and lazy rivers are some of the water experiences children can enjoy. The Water Parks & Experiences section has more information.

For information on Caribbean adventure and theme parks go to the Adventure Parks page in this section.

Enjoy a water-based Caribbean family adventure

Water-based Caribbean family adventures holidays are so much more fun when there are plenty of activities for children to choose from. Water-based adventures are numerous – there is SNUBA diving, aquanaut adventures and river tubing for older children as well as adults, and mini-submarine tours for all the family.

Caribbean family adventure – swimming with dolphins, stingray experiences, turtles

There are dolphin parks where children can swim and play with friendly dolphins and, even better, boat trips to see dolphins and whales in their natural habitat. At certain times of the year, on their favourite beaches, you’ll be able to watch turtles nesting in protected areas. Go to our dedicated Dolphin Encounters section or Turtles section to find out more.

A few islands have stingray ‘cities’, these are special areas where generally visitors of all ages can snorkel, touch and feed stingrays. Antigua, the Cayman Islands, the Dominican Republic and Cancun in the Yucatán Peninsula are countries where you can interact with stingrays. Cozumel, a port of call for cruise ships, is another island with stingray encounters.

Get up close and personal with a ‘dragon’ (iguana) on your Caribbean family adventure

It’s quite something when you see a huge Caribbean iguana strut across the road in front of you or basking on a rock in the sun. In the Cayman Islands children can see the island’s endangered Blue Iguana in a special conservation area. This giant lizard looks just like a dragon and is endemic to Grand Cayman.

Caribbean family adventure experiences throughout the region

To discover what Caribbean family adventure activities are available in different countries throughout the region, go to the Caribbean Adventure Guides section and click on the country you are interested in visiting.