Summertime Island Excursions For The Whole Family
Summer, glorious summer, is almost here, and you are driven to make this one a great experience for your family. After all, you only live once, right? The question is, how can you make it special? The answer many people arrive at is to create a voyage full of memories that the entire family will never forget. So now what?
Read on to learn about some of the best island trips and destinations for your family in 2017.
When you’re looking for sun, warmth, tranquility, fun things to do and hospitality, there is no better place than the Cayman Islands. With a decidedly family-oriented attitude, this tropical paradise offers breathtaking beaches and unparalleled water activities that include snorkeling, diving, sailing and cruising. When you’re ready for some history, take one of the many tours of historic sites and plantations there. So what are you waiting for?
Take a trip off the beaten path of the Caribbean to the Lesser Antilles, where Barbados boasts a feel all its own. This independent British Commonwealth nation offers great cruises, which sail into the beautiful harbor of Bridgetown, as well as tours of lovely plantations and botanical gardens. It’s also a great example for the kids of what a land that boasts a 99.7 percent literacy rate looks like.
Key West, Florida
This one-time pirate destination and former cigar-capital of the world is still a sleepy tropical island at the end of the Florida Keys archipelago. Located 150 miles south of Miami, it is reachable by easy 30-minute flights from the Magic City. However, we recommend flying to Miami and driving the breathtaking two-lane road to Key West to give your family expansive views of the Caribbean. Once there, this quirky island offers outstanding sailing, fishing, diving, snorkeling and trolley rides. You’ll also be able to park your car and leave it behind, then rely solely on bikes during your stay.
Catalina Island, California
This is the sleeper on the list, because people often forget that this stunning island exists. Located about 20 miles west of Los Angeles, this 22-mile by eight-mile island is an easy commute from Southern California, but you and your family will feel miles away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Take the ferry ride there, then settle in and enjoy the great beaches, hikes, restaurants and sunsets. Oh, and don’t forget to try your hand at Catalina Casino in Avalon Bay.
In the end, all it takes to create priceless moments for your family is a little organization and planning. Why not spend a few minutes planning now so you can enjoy the memories for the rest of your life?