For such a small island, there is a shockingly long list of reasons to visit Anguilla. Picture-perfect beaches, mouth-watering cuisine, and luxurious hotels top the list for many travellers. From celebrities looking to go unseen to beach-loving families and everyone in between, there is always a reason to visit the blissful island of Anguilla.
Anguilla offers countless places for relaxation and adventure, making it an ideal destination for a family vacation. There are many family-friendly activities on the island; whether you prefer to be on land or water, you'll find plenty of unique excursions. Most importantly, Anguilla offers a natural oasis for your family to create everlasting memories. So, where should you stay to make the most of your next family vacation in Anguilla? We've compiled a list of the best family-friendly resorts and excursions in Anguilla.
Four Seasons Resort and Residences Anguilla is located in the West End Village, or as some might say ‘paradise’. The resort is right on the beach, providing an idyllic locale to make memories with friends and family. There are a variety of accommodations to choose from; if you have a big family, you may opt for the five-bedroom beachfront villa, or if you plan to cook some of your own meals, you may choose to stay in a townhouse that features a private kitchen. If cooking isn't your idea of relaxation, don't worry; there are five restaurants on-site serving various dishes, including world-class Caribbean food. Kids will also love the broad array of activities offered at the Four Seasons, including jewellery-making classes, rock climbing, and watersports. If you want to do something with the whole family, take advantage of the complimentary kayaks and stand-up paddleboards.
Zemi Beach House is set on Shoal Bay East, one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. Zemi Beach House is perfect for family getaways since it offers plenty of amenities for all ages. Kids can enjoy the complimentary Zemi Beach House Kid's Club, including activities like coconut bowling, treasure hunts, and swimming with a mermaid tail. In other words, you'll have no issue keeping the kids entertained. Family vacation also means family bonding time, so some activities everyone can enjoy together are snorkelling, kayaking, and swimming at the pool. Of course, we should mention food after discussing activities that work up an appetite. So, besides the complimentary breakfast, your family can enjoy a variety of island flavours at the various on-site restaurants, or even head over to local restaurants in Shoal Bay Village.
Zemi Beach House is conveniently located near the Anguilla Animal Rescue Foundation, which is a perfect excursion for the whole family. You can visit the rescue centre to socialize with some furry friends. Although we should warn you, you might fall in love with one of the adorable puppies or kittens and end up taking one home!
The Aurora Anguilla Resort & Golf Club lies on the spectacular Rendezvous Bay, one of Anguilla's best beaches. Get ready to wake up to breathtaking views, then walk directly to the soft, white-sand beach where you can stroll for miles. At Aurora Anguilla, you can choose from a variety of spacious suites and villas to perfectly accommodate your family. This resort offers many activities for guests of all ages such as mini-golf, kayaking, and evening campfires on the beach. You can even rent bikes and explore the resort on two wheels. The Aurora Anguilla is also home to a handful of delicious restaurants, so you can work up an appetite at the beach and walk over to grab a bite while listening to live music. Parents, if a romantic dinner with a stunning view is on the agenda, take advantage of the childcare services and try dining at D Richard's, where you’ll savour the best steak you’ve ever had!
Staying at Aurora Anguilla means you’re less than ten minutes away from horseback riding on the beach. Seaside Stables is located at the beautiful Cove Bay Beach, where your family can ride horses on the soft sand and through the warm water! Whether you love horses or simply crave new adventures, this is an excellent excursion for families who want to explore the beaches of Anguilla in a unique way. Even if you’ve never ridden a horse, you’ll love this excursion!