What is the best Caribbean vacation? Where are the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean with the clearest water? Which Caribbean island is family-friendly?
With over 7,000 Caribbean islands to choose from – which ones are ideal for families?
From one mother to another… that all depends on you and your family.
Everyone has different family vacation goals.
Here are some key points to consider that will help you plan your next Caribbean Island Adventure.
We asked our children individually how they want to spend their vacation.
Okay… sounds like we need to make more money because these guys have some expensive taste in water! Lol.
How awesome is it that they’re not afraid to live life to the fullest!?
As parents, we will do whatever it takes to support their dreams:)
CLEAR WATER CARIBBEAN
Considering what our family goals are – we want a beach on the Caribbean coast with calm water within 4 hours away.
[ who wants to be on a plane that long with kids?! ]
There is no denying it – we love clear water, soft sand, and wildlife.
Water activities and excursions are a MUST for us.
For this reason we prefer a beach with a good snorkeling reputation.
How much are you willing to spend and how much is the experience worth to you?
Jeremy is the one that will first decide how much he wants to spend. Me on the other hand… If I want it, I will figure out a way to get it! Which is why he is a Financial Advisor and I’m not. lol.
Figure out a budget that works for you, and this will help you narrow down your options.
We can assure you traveling with a family of 5 from NC to the Caribbean can be anywhere between 7 – $10,000.00, [ on a promotional rate ] for a 5-7 night vacation. This includes airfare, excursions and food.
[ because you HAVE to feed the little people, lol ]
And the winner is… GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND!
Not because we want to start an off shore bank account. Lol.
Grand Cayman is a British Territory south of Cuba in the Caribbean Sea.
Everything anyone has ever said about Cayman is a true testimony. Photos online does no justice for this island.
Because the reflection of the Caymanian twilight is evident – this is one of the most pristine beaches in the Caribbean.
RESORT | VACATION HOME
Because how and where you rest your head sets the tone of your mood. The way you wake up dictates your entire day.
You should ask yourself :
“how do I want to start my day?”
As for us – we like luxury. This is why we knew right away Westin Grand Cayman was perfect for our family. To learn more about why we chose Westin over the other resorts in Grand Cayman… See our BEST WESTIN HOTEL story for more photos of the resort experience.
How do you want to remember your experience?
When Jeremy and I were younger, road trips to Myrtle Beach, SC were the ultimate dream. Our parents didn’t have the means to expose us to anything more. Not much excitement but that was all we knew.
As we see more, we want more for our children.
Treasure moments and not things.
LIVE, EXPERIENCE , and MAKE MORE MEMORIES with the ones you love!
MUST DO IN CAYMAN
This is one of the most popular tourist attraction out of the 3 islands.
We enjoyed sailing to Stingray City – a series of shallow sandbars found in the North Sound of Grand Cayman.
If you are looking for an unforgettable wildlife experience – scuba diving, snorkeling, or interacting with starfish and stingrays – you will be blown away by the clarity of Cayman’s lucid waters.
You can book your Stingray City excursion here with Red Sail Sports and other Cayman excursions to add to your GC vacation list. Shuttles to and from resort are included.
The Red Sail Sports team were very knowledgeable, accommodating and provided excellent service.
A special Thank You to the Red Sail Sports team
[ especially Monique ] for taking care of our family and hosting the BEST CAYMAN EXCURSIONS ever! These memories will live with us forever!
Are you a foodie? If so, you need to try the flavors of the Caribbean! Cayman’s Caribbean spices are very similar to Jamaican, but with a British influence. Cracked Conch is a Grand Cayman staple, and Red Snapper is a common seafood dish you will find in restaurants. [ one of my favorite fish ]
The seafood is fresh out the sea and seasoned by the best award-winning culinary chefs in the Nation. With that being said – you honestly can’t go wrong with any of the restaurants in Cayman. Our personal favorite restaurant in Grand Cayman is Beach House Coastal Cuisine located at The Westin Resort. Macabuca has great views for lunch.
SEVEN MILE BEACH
If you’re surfing the internet, you will notice Seven Mile Beach Grand Cayman has been lauded Best Beach in the Caribbean for years!
There are about 15 other beaches that’s worth exploring but Seven Mile Beach is a MUST. The crowds aren’t too heavy in July either.
Which means there’s a chance you can have the island all to yourself ! Because who wants a bunch of random people photo-bombing in your photos anyway?!!
One of the biggest tourist attractions located in the West Bay district of Cayman Islands.
Swim with turtles in a lagoon full of colorful marine life. This is a great place to get a sense of the “wildlife” and learn about the island’s history. A hands-on learning center for you and your family to enjoy.
TORTUGA RUM SHOP
In 1984, the founders of Tortuga Rum Company introduced the first rums of the Cayman Islands. In 1987, the first duty free liquor store was born – and that same year the famous Tortuga Rum Cakes were available on the shelves! Today, we can purchase them online!
It is a “travel tradition” for us to eat Rum Cake in the Caribbean. Tortuga makes the BEST rum cakes in history! They also make great souvenir gifts for friends and family! If you know me well – you must know I am a cake connoisseur;) It takes a lot to wow me!
My personal favorite is the chocolate and coconut flavored rum cake with a side of vanilla frozen yogurt. [ mmmmm… 😋 ]
SWIM WITH PONIES
Here’s an opportunity of a lifetime — because seriously, when will you have another chance to be carried by ‘mermaid horses’ – swimming across the oceans of the Caribbean? There’s a “first time for everything”, right?
This was our first experience ever horseback riding along the island streets or even into the water. Considering we’ve never had any prior experience saddling a horse, it was truly an unforgettable experience. It actually forced me to relax so I can get to know my horse, Sarah. What a perfect match, right?
For more information about this excursion visit Pampered Ponies Grand Cayman
COME TO CAYMAN
This was truly the BEST family vacation ever! The Caymanians are super friendly.
Grand Cayman’s atmosphere is completely different from any other Caribbean Island we’ve experienced.
The crowd is sophisticated and classy, no trespassing, and no language barrier. Definitely a safe place for families to visit.
What’s impressive is how much you can do on what appears to be such a “small” island.
Would we suggest a romantic couples’ trip to the Cayman Islands?
Is this a family-friendly kind of vacation?
Come to Cayman and see for yourself:)
Thanks for reading guys! So sorry it took so long to share our memories with you. We wanted to make sure we included everything. Also, here’s a YouTube video we made for you. Let us know what your thoughts, okay?
…Until our next vacation!
Love, The Chambers Family 💋
*Sponsored by Westin Grand Cayman, Red Sail Sports, Tortuga Rum Cakes, Pampered Ponies
*Documented are all honest opinions from our hearts