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What to do in Barbados with kids

Family Friendly Barbados

Royal Glitter Bay Villas are one of the few resorts on the west coast that is truly family friendly with a children’s pool and play area along with a magnificent stretch of beach with calm, warm waters. Each morning the staff will set up your beach chairs and umbrellas in your favourite spot creating a familiar home base on the beach for your family.

The spacious Glitter Bay Estate has lots of room to run and play within eyesight of the main pool area. Contact us to arrange for baby cots, high chairs, car seats and other items to ensure your family vacation goes smoothly. Our Royal personal concierge can also arrange for babysitting services.

If your family is up for a little island adventure, here are some family-friendly activities you will enjoy. Please note all prices listed are in USD and are subject to change. 


Swimming with the Turtles

$60-$80 per adult, $30-$40 per child

Action Charters offers 3 and 5 hour cruises on their “Stiletto” catamaran. With a maximum of 12 passengers, you’ll have a more intimate experience with your family than you might on one of the larger catamarans.

Sail along the coast and get the unforgettable experience of feeding and swimming with turtles. Then you can stop to snorkel at a coral reef and shipwreck.  A delicious local buffet is served on board during the 5 hour tour.

* Departs 10am Daily

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fish fry at Oistins

$15  for dinner

Frequented by visitors and locals alike, Oistins Fish Market is a great place to bring your family for a casual dinner. Fridays are the most popular night with live music, dancing and a delicious array of fish including tuna, swordfish, marlin, mahi-mahi, flying fish, plus lobster and chicken.

Food service starts around 7pm, and there can be longer waits as things get busy about 8pm. Families tend to arrive around 6:30-7pm and leave by 10 before the party really starts. 

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COCONUT TOURS 360 ISLAND TOUR

$70 per adult, $30 per child (under 12)

Explore the island in air-conditioned comfort. You will see The Garrison Savannah & The Yacht Club, the Animal Flower Cave, and the Oistins Fishing Village. You'll also experience tours of Bridgetown and Sunbury Plantation House where you can take in the history of Barbados and sip refreshing rum punch. A delicious lunch and refreshments are included.

*Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays

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ISLAND SAFARI 4X4 ADVENTURE TOUR

$93 per adult, $60 per child

Explore “The Islands most popular Adventure Safari tour”. This tour takes you to the Eastern and Northeastern side of the island visiting Edge Cliff, Bathsheba, Joe's River, the Flower Forest and much more. Includes round trip transportation from your hotel, sumptuous buffet lunch and dessert and drinks and snacks along the way.

*Mondays-Saturdays

Pick up times: 8 - 8:30 am and returns: 2 – 2:30 pm.

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ATLANTIS SUBMARINE DAY TOUR

$104 per person

Explore the amazing sea life Barbados has to offer on this fantastic tour abroad a real submarine diving down to 150 feet. Enjoy the ocean in air conditioned comfort. Passengers can view a spectacular coral reef, an abundance of marine life and a sunken shipwreck.

*Tuesday-Saturdays 10 am-1 pm.

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AERIaL TREK ZIP LINE ADVENTURES

$92 per person

Explore the lush interiors of Barbados with a thrilling zip line ride. The Zipline tour is constructed as a course of eight platforms that are built around the canopy of the trees within Jack-in-the-Box gully in the parish of St. Thomas. You'll have amazing views of the island as you zip between platforms under the supervision of experienced guides.

*Mondays-Saturdays 9 a.m to 2 p.m.

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HARRISON'S CAVE TRAM TOUR

$31 per adult, $16 per child

Harrison's Cave is a massive underground cave stream system, with awesome caverns and breathtaking formations. Enjoy an unparalleled underground experience as you journey aboard a tram, past clear streams and cascading waterfalls.

*Daily 8:45 am-3:45 pm

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