Miles-long stretches of soft white sand & clear blue waters may seem like the perfect setting for a romantic getaway, & they are – that's why so many people choose to have destination weddings & honeymoons on the gorgeous islands of the Caribbean every year. However, these tropical locales are also a fabulous place to treat the kids to a vacation.
Escaping to Bermuda is a perfect idea for the holidays or a school vacation – it's not too early to start planning! Although there are plenty of romantic spots for Mom & Dad on the island, there are also several hotspots that kids will love – from exploring the world beneath the warm Caribbean waters to riding horses across the scenic beaches. Incorporate these kid-friendly activities into your next family vacation in the Caribbean:
Explore Bermuda's wildlife Kids will be thrilled to see critters like lizards & tropical fish everywhere on Bermuda, but you can see even more when you visit the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo (BAMZ). This wildlife sanctuary is home to more than 200 species of fish & invertebrates that live in a 140,000-gallon live coral exhibit. The Galapagos tortoise, scarlet ibis & golden lion tamarin are just a few of the 300 birds, reptiles and mammals in the zoo portion of this attraction. Kids will love the touch pool, where they can learn more about sea urchins, conches & sponges, & parents might enjoy the exhibits on island geology & environments. If you book a Beach Bum Vacation to Bermuda during August or September, you also can take advantage of BAMZ's boat rides, north rock snorkeling & glow-worm watching cruises.
Ride horses across the beach There are few things more romantic than a horseback ride across the beach, but as suitable as this activity is for destination weddings in the Caribbean, it's also a thrill for youngsters. Whether you have a young horse lover in your family or your kids have never climbed into a saddle, Spicelands Equestrian Centre has the perfect adventure for you. Sign up for a private guided family ride along Bermuda's stunning shoreline or a former railroad converted into a walking path.
Roll across the island Walking & swimming are great ways to explore Bermuda, but even more fun is exploring the lay of the land on wheels – mountain bikes & automatic scooters, to be exact. Eve Cycles, a local rental company, makes it especially easy for families to take advantage of these activities. The company offers island-wide pickup & delivery of their bikes & scooters, plus cycle training. Want to set off on a scooter right from the airport? No problem. Eve Cycles will meet you at the airport, set you up on your wheels & take your luggage to your hotel.