10 Best Family Vacation Islands: Plan Your Dream Getaway

10 Best Family Vacation Islands: Plan Your Dream Getaway

Hi there! Creating lasting memories together is what makes life beautiful. Choosing the right destination to visit with kids can be a daunting task, as you want to find a place that offers something for everyone.

Islands are a great option for family vacations, as they offer a variety of activities such as swimming, snorkelling, exploring, and entertainment.

We`ve explored many islands and wanted to share our top 10 recommendations. We tried to choose only 10 options, but it didn’t work out. After all, the world is so beautiful. Please take a look at our extended range of options for a family vacation:

Caribbean Island Paradise

The Caribbean is the perfect destination for families seeking the family trip of a lifetime. With its crystal-clear waters and white sandy beaches, it is no wonder why this is one of the best Caribbean islands for families. Whether you are looking for a kid-friendly vacation or a private island getaway, this paradise has it all.

For families looking for healthcare options, the Virgin Islands National Park offers some of the best beaches in the Caribbean Sea. The British Virgin Islands are another favourite Caribbean spot for families, with plenty of family-friendly activities and islands for kids to enjoy.

Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

This picturesque island won our hearts with its stunning beaches, all-inclusive resorts, and endless water activities. You’ll find everything for a comfortable vacation with kids, whether it’s snorkelling, kayaking, or simply swimming in crystal-clear water.

  • Must-visit: Seven Mile Beach, Stingray City, Cayman Turtle Centre
  • Stay: The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman (luxury), Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa (family-friendly), Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa (all-inclusive)

More information about Western Caribbean islands you`ll find in our article.

Grand Cayman
The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa, Seven Mile Beach

Turks and Caicos

 If you’re looking for a safe and peaceful place with charming beaches, Turks and Caicos is your choice. Here you can explore the local culture, visit historical sites, or simply relax on the beach.

  • Must-visit: Grace Bay Beach, Providenciales, Grand Turk
  • Stay: Beaches Turks & Caicos (all-inclusive), Alexandra Resort (family-friendly), The Palms Turks and Caicos (luxury)
 Turks and Caicos Islands
Turks and Caicos Islands

European family-friendly Adventure

When it comes to family travel, Europe offers some of the best island vacations for families looking for an adventurous getaway. Europe is an ideal destination for families who want to explore new and exciting places. Whether you’re looking for one of the best beaches or an English-speaking island, Europe has it all.

Mallorca, Spain

 This versatile island offers activities for every taste: from hiking and biking to historical excursions. Add to that beautiful beaches and you have the perfect place for a family vacation.

Must-visit: Palma de Mallorca, Soller Valley, Cala Llombards

Stay: Iberostar Selection Jardín del Sol (family friendly), Hotel Marqués (boutique), Barceló Illetas Albatros (adults-only)

Malorca, Spain
Maritime spirit of Cala Figuera’s fishing village

Tenerife, Spain

 If your family loves adventure and active holidays, Tenerife is your ideal choice. Here you can explore volcanic landscapes, ride water slides in the water park, or simply relax at a family resort.

  • Must-visit: Teide National Park, Loro Parque, Siam Park
  • Stay: Bahia del Duque (luxury), Iberostar Selection Sabila (with family), Royal Hideaway Corales Suites (adults-only)
Tenerife, Spain
Tenerife, Spain

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Asian Oasis — islands for family vacations

Phuket, Thailand

This exotic island offers affordable prices, a rich culture, and captivating beaches. You can explore ancient temples, ride elephants, or simply relax on a beach lounger under a palm tree.

  • Must-visit: Phi Phi Islands, Phuket Town, Big Buddha
  • Stay: Trisara Phuket (luxury), The Slate Phuket ( with family), COMO Beach Resort Phuket (adults-only)
Freedom Beach, ถนนศิริราช Pa Tong, Kathu District, Phuket, Thailand
Freedom Beach, ถนนศิริราช Pa Tong, Kathu District, Phuket, Thailand

Bali, Indonesia

 If your family loves nature and new experiences, Bali is a must-visit. Here you can see majestic volcanoes, picturesque waterfalls, and exotic temples.

  • Must-visit: Ubud, Tanah Lot Temple, Tegalalang Rice Terrace
  • Stay: The Viceroy Bali (luxury), COMO Uma Canggu (for family), COMO Uma Ubud (adults-only)
Bali, Indonesia
Bali, Indonesia

North American Beauty:

Hawaii, USA

This archipelago offers endless diversity: from volcanic peaks to tropical rainforests. You can explore national parks, visit historical sites, or simply enjoy a beach vacation.

  • Must-visit: Oahu, Maui, Kauai
  • Stay: Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea (luxury), Grand Wailea Maui, A Waldorf Astoria Resort ( for family), The Lodge at Kukui’ula (adults-only), Poipu Kai Resort
Kualoa Beach, Hawaii, USA
Kualoa Beach, Hawaii, USA

Outer Banks, North Carolina

This chain of islands offers charming beaches, quaint towns, and historical sites. It’s a great option for a budget-friendly family vacation.

Must-visit: Corolla, Jockey’s Ridge State Park, Wright Brothers National Memorial.

Stay: Sanderling Resort (luxury), Sanderling Resort Oceanfront Villas (perfect for families), Currituck Club (adults-only).

Outer Banks, North Carolina, USA
Outer Banks, North Carolina, USA

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South American Escape:


This paradise island is famous for its all-inclusive resorts, white-sand beaches, and abundant water activities. Here you will find everything for a carefree vacation with your loved ones.

  • Must-visit: Eagle Beach, Palm Beach, Oranjestad
  • Stay: Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort (adults-only), Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa (for family), Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino (all-inclusive)
Renaissance island, part of Aruba island, the Caribbean islands
Renaissance island, part of Aruba island, the Caribbean islands

Tips for Planning Your Family Island Vacation:

  • Consider the ages of your children. Different islands cater to various age groups, offering age-appropriate activities and amenities.
  • Choose an island that offers activities that everyone in your family will enjoy.
  • Set a budget and choose an island that fits your financial constraints.

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With this list and these tips, you’re well on your way to planning the perfect family island vacation.