Barbados is home to beautiful white sand beaches with calm turquoise waters, which gently lap the shores of its South and West coasts… and contrasting Atlantic Ocean waves crash against its rugged East coast. This small Caribbean island is safe, it’s fun, has loads of things to see & do and it provides the perfect getaway for a family with children. When you’re travelling with kids, you’ll definitely want to stay at one the very best child-friendly (and conveniently all-inclusive) resorts in Barbados that has its own kids club and children’s swimming pool. Barbados is an ideal holiday or vacation destination for kids who love spotting crabs and green monkeys, families who love beach-hopping and adventure, and people who love good, authentic food!

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If you’ve recently started planning a Barbados adventure for your family, you’ve probably wondered “what are the best family-friendly, all-inclusive hotels and resorts in Barbados?” or “which Barbados resorts have the best kids clubs and teens clubs?”. We’ve already enjoyed a fun-filled family holiday in Barbados and we’d highly recommend it, so here are 10 of the best kid-friendly hotels and resorts in Barbados, with many offering an all-inclusive package…

1. Hilton Barbados Resort (We’ve Stayed Here!)

Distance from Grantley Adams airport: 15 minutes by car or taxi
Kids pool: Yes
Kids club age-range: 4 – 12 years old
Babysitting service: Yes, available at a charge
All-inclusive: No
Our rating: 4 out of 5

Hilton Barbados Resort: The View of the Pools and Beach from Our Hotel Room
Hilton Barbados Resort: The View of the Pools, Beach and Ocean from Our Hotel Room
Big & Bright Rooms: This is a Kid Who Loves Hotels, Can You Tell?
Big, Bright and Airy Rooms: Our Daughter is a Kid Who Loves Hotels, Can You Tell?
Daddy Shark and Baby Shark Enjoying One of the Many Pools at the Hilton Barbados Resort
Daddy Shark and Baby Shark Enjoying One of the Many Pools at the Hilton Barbados Resort. We give the resort 4 stars out of 5

Exclusively situated on the Needham’s Point peninsula – among the 17th century ruins of Charles Fort on Barbados’ south coast – the 4-and-a-half-star Hilton Barbados Resort is nestled between two beaches and is only a 5-minute drive from Barbados’ capital city, Bridgetown. The hotel features a large outdoor pool complex consisting of two large pools, a waterfall and a smaller kids pool. Catering to their younger guests, The Hilton’s Kidz Paradise Club is open daily from 9am to 5:30pm and separates children into two groups; the Groovy Kidz group (4 to 7 years old) and the Cool Kidz group (8 to 12 years old). Daily activities include watching movies, playing PlayStation 2 games, going on treasure hunts and listening to stories at story time.

Our Hotel Review: We stayed at this resort as a family of three and our daughter was 3 years old at the time. We all really enjoyed our 7 nights at the hotel, especially the generous choice of pools to choose from, the tasty fish cakes (and rum punch!) at the pool bar and the super-easy access to the hotel’s two private beaches. Another bonus is that the hotel car park backs on to Carlisle Bay – home to Brownes Beach, Bayshore Beach and Pebbles Beach, which happens to be one of the best beaches in Barbados. The Hilton is not all-inclusive, and the only thing we didn’t like about the hotel was the price of the food and drinks, which we found jaw-droppingly expensive. This issue isn’t really unique to the Hilton though, as Barbados is expensive in general. On the positive side, if you have a child aged 5 or under (like we did), their meals at the Hilton Barbados Resort are free with the purchase of an adult meal. All in all, we’d definitely recommend The Hilton for an enjoyable family trip.


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2. The Crane Resort

Distance from Grantley Adams airport: 12 minutes by car or taxi
Kids pool: Yes
Kids club age-range: 4 – 12 years old
All-inclusive: No
Babysitting service: Yes, available at a charge

The Cliff-Top Swimming Pool Complex Perched Above Crane Beach - with a Kids Pool and Adults Pools
The Cliff-Top Swimming Pool Complex Perched Above Crane Beach – with a Kids Pool and Adults Pools. Photo: thecrane.com
Calypso Kids Club at The Crane Resort - Fun Activities for 4 to 12 Year Olds
Calypso Kids Club at The Crane Resort – Fun Activities and Games for 4 to 12 Year Olds. Photo: thecrane.com

Opening more than a century ago in 1887, The Crane Resort isn’t just the first hotel to open in Barbados, but it styles itself as the oldest continuously operating hotel in the Caribbean. Situated in the south-east corner of Barbados, this is a vast hotel with large suites and a spectacular cliff-top swimming pool complex, which is perfectly suited to families as there are pools for both the kids and adults perched above Crane Beach. For The Crane’s younger guests (aged 4 to 12 years old), the Calypso Kids Club is conveniently located in the hotel’s pretty village and offers fun activities including sandcastle competitions, talent shows, discovery tours and games that teach kids about Barbadian culture. Calypso Kids Club is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9am to 5:30pm.


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3. Sugar Bay Barbados

Distance from Grantley Adams airport: 21 minutes by car or taxi
Kids pool: Yes
Creche age-range: 4 months – 3 years old
Kids club age-range: 4 – 12 years old
All-inclusive: Yes
Babysitting service: Yes, $12.50 USD per hour ($5 USD per hour for each additional child)

The Sugar Bay Barbados Resort Offers its Guests a Picturesque Beachfront Location
The Sugar Bay Barbados Resort Offers its Guests a Picturesque Beachfront Location. Photo: sugarbaybarbados.com
The Kids Club at Sugar Bay Barbados - Tons of Fun for 4 to 12 Year Olds
The Kids Club at Sugar Bay Barbados – Tons of Fun for 4 to 12 Year Olds. Photo: sugarbaybarbados.com
The Creche Comes Complete With Play Mats, Travel Cots and More... for Babies and Toddlers Aged 4 Months to 3 Years
The Creche Comes Complete With Play Mats, Travel Cots and More… for Babies and Toddlers Aged 4 Months to 3 Years. Photo: sugarbaybarbados.com

With a picture-perfect, premium beachfront location on the island’s south west coast, Sugar Bay Barbados is an all-inclusive 4-star resort that promises to have something for the whole family. In its efforts to appeal to families, Sugar Bay lets babies and toddlers aged 3 and under stay free; and the first child (aged 4 to 16 years) in a family also stays free. Younger guests are spoilt for choice with an on-site creche, a kids club, a teen clubhouse and a games room! The kids club is open on weekdays from 9:30am to 9pm and entertains the little ones with its outdoor jungle gym, trampoline, swings and indoor games, whilst teenagers are given three different options… video games in the teen clubhouse, board games and table football in the games room or hit the beach for a spot of kayaking, snorkelling or stand-up paddle boarding.


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4. Turtle Beach by Elegant Hotels

Distance from Grantley Adams airport: 14 minutes by car or taxi
Kids pool: Yes
Kids club age-range: 3 – 12 years old
All-inclusive: Yes
Babysitting service: Yes

Freshwater Swimming Pools at Turtle Beach
Freshwater Swimming Pools at Turtle Beach. Photo: marriott.com
The Flying Fish Kids Club at Turtle Beach - Open Daily from 9am to 9pm for 3 to 12 Year Olds
The Flying Fish Kids Club at Turtle Beach – Open Daily from 9am to 9pm for 3 to 12 Year Olds. Photo: marriott.com

Located on Barbados’ south coast in the popular Oistins / St. Lawrence Gap area, Turtle Beach is a popular 4-star all-inclusive hotel with 5 restaurants and bars, 2 freshwater swimming pools, a kids splash pool, tennis courts and more. Known for its lively atmosphere, this resort-hotel is only minutes away from an abundance of nightlife and the famous Oistins friday night fish fry. As with all of the hotels in Barbados’ Elegant Hotels chain, Turtle Beach has a Flying Fish Kids Club, which is open daily from 9am to 9pm for children aged 3 to 12 years. In addition to an outdoor jungle gym, the kids club offers a huge variety of fun activities, from jewellery-making and nail painting to video games and movies. Kids can even complete a fun course, where they’re awarded a certificate upon learning local Bajan lingo and phrases, as well as learning how to cook Bajan food! For teenage guests, the pool table, air hockey and movie nights are popular, as is the hotel’s beach where boogie boarding and kayaking are firm favourites.


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5. Sandy Lane

Distance from Grantley Adams airport: 33 minutes by car or taxi
Kids pool: No
Kids club age-range: 3 – 12 years old
All-inclusive: No, but breakfast is included
Babysitting service: Yes, $40 BDS ($20 USD) per hour

The Multi-Layered Swimming Pool at Sandy Lane - Suitable for All Ages
The Multi-Layered Swimming Pool at Sandy Lane – Suitable for All Ages. Photo: sandylane.com
The Treehouse Club at Sandy Lane - Games and Fun Activities for Young Kids and Teens
The Treehouse Club at Sandy Lane – Books, Puzzles, Games and Fun Activities for Young Kids and Teens. Photo: sandylane.com

Perhaps the poshest hotel in all of Barbados, Sandy Lane is a palatial, plantation-style 5-star resort on the island’s platinum coast (the west coast). Its huge multi-layered swimming pool and waterfall feature are popular with children and adults alike, and Sandy Lane prides itself on being one of the most prestigious family resorts in the World. The resort’s Treehouse Club is a split-level kids club divided into four areas – The main play room, the dining room, The Den (teens club on the lower level) and the Toddler Corner (for babies and under 3’s). With an extensive children’s entertainment programme, The Treehouse Club is open daily from 10am to 8pm and its hourly schedule includes sailing, arts & crafts, tennis, pool time, poolside lunch, board games, movies, puzzles and more.


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6. Sea Breeze Beach House

Distance from Grantley Adams airport: 16 minutes by car or taxi
Kids pool: Yes
Kids club age-range: 4 – 11 years old
Teens club age range: 12 – 16 years old
All-inclusive: Yes
Babysitting service: Yes, available at a charge

Sea Breeze Beach House Features Three Outdoor Swimming Pools
Sea Breeze Beach House Features Three Outdoor Swimming Pools. Photo: sea-breeze.com
It's Story Time at Lil Dipper's Kids Club!
It’s Story Time at Lil Dipper’s Kids Club! Photo: sea-breeze.com

A 4-star all-inclusive hotel perfectly positioned on a 1,000-foot stretch of Maxwell Beach’s white sand, the Sea Breeze Beach House hotel is a family-favourite in the Oistins area (on Barbados’ south coast). In addition to the resort’s specially designated areas for families, their Lil Dipper’s Kids Club provides enjoyable activities for kids aged 4 to 11 years and their Shore Break Teens Lounge dishes out non-stop action for 12 to 16 year olds. The lil dippers are spoilt for choice with toys, puzzles, pool time, art classes and more; while teenagers can expect to be kept busy with video games, DVD’s, table tennis, beach cricket, non-motorised watersports and much more. The swimwear-friendly, beach-side dining options contribute to this hotel’s popularity with families who prefer a chilled-out, laid back setting.


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7. Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels

Distance from Grantley Adams airport: 35 minutes by car or taxi
Kids pool: Yes
Kids club age-range: 3 – 12 years old
All-inclusive: Yes
Babysitting service: Yes, available at a charge

A Scenic Swimming Pool at Crystal Cove - Overlooking a White Sand Beach on Barbados' Platinum Coast
A Scenic Swimming Pool at Crystal Cove – Overlooking a White Sand Beach on Barbados’ Platinum Coast. Photo: marriott.com
Arts & Crafts: Children Can Make Their Own Barbados Flag at the Flying Fish Kids Club
Arts & Crafts – Children Can Make Their Own Barbados Flag at the Flying Fish Kids Club. Photo: marriott.com

Crystal Cove is a 4-star, all-inclusive boutique hotel on Barbados’ pristine west coast, also known as the platinum coast; boasting 3 outdoor lagoon-style swimming pools including a kids pool and 2 restaurants with a kids buffet available 6 days a week. Offering 88 contemporary rooms and suites, the resort’s family suites are bright, airy and spacious. Like the other properties in the Elegant Hotels chain, Crystal Cove is home to a Flying Fish Kids Club, which operates every day from 9am to 9pm. Young visitors to the kids club can make the most of its toys, puzzles, board games, hopscotch play mat, acrylic paints, crafts and its outdoor playground with swings and a slide.


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8. Colony Club by Elegant Hotels

Distance from Grantley Adams airport: 37 minutes by car or taxi
Kids pool: No
Kids club age-range: 3 – 12 years old (seasonal only)
All-inclusive: No
Babysitting service: Yes, available at a charge

Scenic Hotel Room Views - Waterfalls and Palm Trees Surround the Lagoon-Style Swimming Pools
Scenic Hotel Room Views – Waterfalls and Palm Trees Surround the Meandering, Lagoon-Style Swimming Pools. Photo: marriott.com
Hobie Cat - Colony Club Hotel Guests Benefit From Motorised and Non-Motorised Water Sports
Hobie Cat – Colony Club Hotel Guests Benefit From Free Motorised and Non-Motorised Water Sports. Photo: marriott.com

With seven acres of lush scenery, dreamy waterfalls and ultra-tall palm trees towering over its four lagoon-style swimming pools, the Colony Club Hotel prides itself on its sophistication and tropical ambience. Describing itself as being located on the “finest stretch of Barbados’ Platinum West Coast”, Colony Club offers 96 rooms in total – 62 guest rooms and 34 suites to suit families of all different sizes. Each suite will comfortably sleep a family of four. Although being a member of the Elegant Hotels group, the hotel doesn’t benefit from the usual signature Flying Fish Kids Club; instead they operate a kids club only during busy holiday seasons. During the school summer holidays, the hotel organises family-oriented daytime outings such as visits to the Barbados Wildlife Reserve and movie nights in the evenings. Families will also be happy to benefit from free motorised and non-motorised water sports on the hotel’s beach, such as banana boat rides, water-skiing, tubing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and snorkelling.


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9. Bougainvillea Barbados

Distance from Grantley Adams airport: 14 minutes by car or taxi
Kids pool: Yes
Kids club age-range: 3 – 12 years old
Babysitting service: Yes, available at a charge

Can You Spot the Pink Bougainvillea? The Hotel Boasts 3 Outdoor Swimming Pools
Can You Spot the Pink Bougainvillea? The Hotel Boasts 3 Outdoor Swimming Pools. Photo: bougainvilleabarbados.com
The Kids Club at Bougainvillea Barbados
The Kids Club at Bougainvillea Barbados. Photo: bougainvilleabarbados.com
Popular With Teens - The Games Room Comes Complete with Table Football, DVD's and Video Games
Popular With Teens – The Games Room. Photo: bougainvilleabarbados.com

Named after the pink, tropical vine that can be seen dotted around the property, family-owned Bougainvillea Barbados is a 4-star, beach-front hotel on the south coast’s Maxwell Beach. To ensure that families are well looked-after, kids aged 15 and under stay for free with each paying adult; and the Bougainvillea Barbados hotel offers 3 swimming pools, a kids club for 3 to 12 year olds, a games room, a children’s playground and an array of non-motorised water sports. On a typical day at this resort, kids are kept entertained all day with PlayStation 4 games consoles, table football, table tennis, boogie boarding, snorkelling, splashing beneath the waterfall and much more.


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10. Tamarind by Elegant Hotels

Distance from Grantley Adams airport: 31 minutes by car or taxi
Kids pool: Yes
Kids club age-range: 3 – 12 years old
All-inclusive: Yes
Babysitting service: Yes, available on request

Tamarind's Outdoor Swimming Pool Overlooking the Beach
Tamarind’s Outdoor Swimming Pool Overlooking the Beach. Photo: marriott.com
Paint and Play - Arts and Crafts at the Flying Fish Kids Club
Paint and Play – Arts and Crafts at the Flying Fish Kids Club. Photo: marriott.com

Perfectly positioned between Paynes Bay and Mahogany Bay on Barbados’ Platinum West Coast, the 4-star Tamarind by Elegant Hotels is a contemporary-styled property whose all-inclusive package makes it a popular option for families who love luxury and convenience. As a member of the Elegant Hotels Group, Tamarind’s Flying Fish Kids Club is open Monday to Saturday, from 9am to 9pm (for 3 to 12 year olds). As for the teenagers, they can take full advantage of the Tamarind Teens Den, which is equipped with an air hockey table, pool table, video games and more. If that’s not enough… in addition to water skiing, tubing, banana boat rides, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding, the hotel’s complimentary water sports include a water trampoline, which is hugely popular with younger guests who spend their time on the 750-foot stretch of beach.


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