Cheap Family Vacations to the Caribbean

Dreaming of sipping coconut smoothies while lounging beach side but think you can't afford it? Check out these cheap family vacations in the Caribbean!

You want to plan your next family vacation in the Caribbean, but is it going to cost your kids’ college funds?  Good news, your kids can still go to college and you take them on a cheap family vacation!  The Caribbean offers many family friendly resorts at wallet saving prices.  Here are a few to help you get started on your search for an inexpensive family-friendly resort in the Caribbean!

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Cheap Family Vacations to the Caribbean

Comfort Suites Paradise Island (Bahamas-Paradise Island): A small resort with 228 rooms.  Here is why you want to vacation here: kids 11 and under stay for free, breakfast is free and so is the WiFi (who said nothing in life is free?)  Not to mention, you can use all the amenities at the Atlantis Resort which is just next door, again free of charge.  This means you can use their lagoons, lazy river, pools, water slides and beach.  And if you are feeling lucky, you can try your hand at their casinos too.  This just might be the best way to enjoy the Bahamas, without spending a ton of money!  You can always use the pool at Comfort Suites, as it has a swim up bar, and who doesn’t love a swim up bar?

Crown Paradise Club Cancun: This resort is rated in the top 10 in the “Top 10 for Families in Latin America and the Caribbean” list from TripAdvisor.  Each room has an oceanview balcony or patio.  Book a Standard Oceanview Room and up to two kids can stay free!  Chances have it you won’t be spending too much time in your room, so if this fits into your family size, I would definitely go with this room!  This room comes with either a king bed or two double beds, so if you have more than two kids, you can request a rollaway for an extra charge, which would balance out or still save you money!  Children’s activities are free, but jet skis and parasailing will cost you more.

Rooms on the Beach, Ocho Rios (Jamaica): All 99 rooms here have ocean views and free breakfast, need I say more?  It is not an inclusive resort, more like a hotel, so all the amenities will cost extra, but they do offer water skiing, windsurfing, scuba diving and parasailing.  Branch out into town and you have shopping, restaurants, horseback riding and snorkeling to experience.  You can spend your days lounging on the white sand beaches while your kids enjoy the crystal waters.

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I want to plan my next  cheap family vacation now!  Many resorts are all inclusive as well, meaning your food and drinks are covered once you arrive.  Excursions and extra activities may or may not be included, each resort is different.

There are so many places in the Caribbean to choose from for a cheap family vacation, where have you been before?  Where are you looking to travel to now?  Post your stories below and share the travel bug with the rest of us!

20 thoughts on “Cheap Family Vacations to the Caribbean”

  1. Have been thinking of a trip to the Caribbean to break up a long Canadian winter. Always hard to decide the best options. Thank you so much for these ideas to look into!

  2. I’ve never visited the Caribbean but one of my daughters has and she loved it! Thanks for this article, its very helpful!

  3. Michelle Hwee

    Wow this is great! I could definitely use a vacay there right now! Great that you can do it with my budget as well. Going to check this out!

  4. Sounds like a beautiful place to visit with whole family. I have never been to Caribbean before. I always like to find the best deals when we go on vacation. Thanks for sharing this useful information.

  5. i could use that drink right now, it looks really good. we love the caribbean. moving across the country this summer so no vacations this year. next year though, we will be hitting the beach again.

  6. We all want the best deals when going on a vacation. Thanks for sharing this. I’ve never been to the Caribbean. I hope I can visit one day.

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