I can’t talk about Spring Break without mentioning the array of wonderful Caribbean Islands and Caribbean Cruise spring break destinations for families. I enlisted in the help of some blogger friends to share their favorite spots and you will find them below.
For the purpose of this post, I included official and unofficial Caribbean Island options. Yes, technically the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos do not touch the Caribbean Sea – but they’re still considered Caribbean Islands. If you want to see more details to which countries, islands, and specific islands within island countries are in the Caribbean – this Wikipedia post is a lot of fun.
Family Spring Break in the Dutch Caribbean Islands
Family Spring Break in Aruba
People love Aruba! It was the most recommended destination.
Aruba is a fantastic family vacation destination! Whether you’re looking for a low key relaxing vacation or a spring break full of adventure, Aruba has it all. Our personal family’s favorite activities include snorkeling, playing on the pristine beaches, and going on a ride in a submarine!
– More than Main Street
Aruba offers a mixture of adventure and relaxation so families can get a little bit of everything. Families can rent ATVs and explore all the different beaches, go snorkeling in one of the best places to see colorful fish, explore the diverse island filled with multiple cultures, and so much more.
– My Curly Adventures
Family Spring Break in Curacao
My top choice for a Spring Break vacation with kids is the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao. This sunny island is dotted with small, white-sand beaches protected by breakwaters which means its clear waters are calm and gentle enough for even the most novice young swimmer. In addition to the fantastic off-shore snorkeling and diving, there’s a wealth of free things to do on Curacao which makes it easy on the travel budget.
– A Taste of Travel
Family Spring Break in St. Maarten
St Maarten boasts a large number of beautiful, sandy beaches, a wide range of water sports for all ages and an ample choice of restaurants. Plus, with a French and a Dutch side to enjoy, this island will surely keep you entertained during your spring break!
– Spend Life Traveling
Family Spring Break in British and U.S. Virgin Islands
Rent a beachfront condo on St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands for a family-friendly tropical spring break getaway. With a white sand beach and calm blue bay right at your doorstep, there’s no need to do anything but relax. For a bit more adventure, spend the day snorkeling, hiking or even island hopping on a catamaran.
– Snorkel and Hike
The British Virgin Islands on a catamaran is our family’s go-to for Spring Break. Wake up to the sound of the sea, snorkel the crystal blue waters, swim through caves searching for pirate treasure, hike the giant boulders of “The Baths,” and drink some lovely umbrella drinks. And the sunset, well, nothing less than stunning.
– Traveling Party of 4
Family Spring Break in St. Lucia
Saint Lucia, from it’s beautiful beaches, to small fishing villages, to dense jungles, is an idyllic spring break destination. Visitors can hike the famous Piton mountains, drive through a volcano, take a mud bath, or do nothing at all at one of the island’s beach resorts.
Related: Children’s books set in St. Lucia
Family Spring Break in Jamaica
If you are looking for one spring break location that your family can have many different adventures wrapped up in one vacation look no further than Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Here your family can swim in crystal clear ocean water, take an adventure hike up the Dunn’s River Falls, or visit a resort waterpark.
– Mommy and Me Travels
Related: Children’s books set in Jamaica
Family Spring Break in Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico makes for a perfect family Spring Break destination because it provides a combination of family-friendly beaches (like Isla Verde), safe walk-able streets to restaurants and shopping, and affordable hotels right on the beach. If you head to the Old San Juan area, you can explore Castillo San Felipe del Morro which is a national historic landmark and a giant citadel built right on the water between the 16th and 18th centuries.
– Wes Meets World
Related: Children’s books set in Puerto Rico
Family Spring Break in Turks and Caicos
Beaches Turks and Caicos is amazing for families! It is situated right on Grace Bay, which is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world with calm teal water and soft pale sand. An all-inclusive that has something for every age from babies to teens to adults, activities to keep everyone happy, and more than 20 restaurants, it is an ideal spot for families to get away to relax and enjoy some family time.
– Bon Voyage with Kids
Family Spring Break on a Caribbean Cruise
We have done cruises our last two spring breaks – why? because there is so much for everyone to do onboard and in all the amazing ports you can visit! Kids love kids clubs, arcades, waterslides, pools, rock climbing and more, while parents can visit the casino, spa, partake in fine dining, wine tastings, etc!
– Momma To Go
Going on a cruise to the Caribbean is a great way to spend your spring break! Here’s why: cruise ship kid’s clubs! These great (free!) programs will entertain your kids while you can enjoy some adult time. The kids get to do something that’s just for them and you get to actually relax on your vacation…it’s a win-win!
– Zen Life and Travel
Royal Caribbean’s private island, ‘Perfect Day at CocoCay’ in the Bahamas, offers the ultimate in family Spring Break destinations. Only accessible by cruise ship, it features so much for families to enjoy, including a water park, zip line and a helium balloon giving the best views of the Bahamas.
– Cruise Mummy