Half Moon Resort
Montego Bay, Jamaica
This resort’s Family Time Package includes accommodations, all dining and drinks, as well as complimentary nanny service daily for three hours for two children, plus free use of the tennis courts, fitness center, paddle-boat and kayak rental. This year, it opened the teen center, named the Hype Zone, and started a VILPS program (Very Important Little Persons Services) for children 3 through 12 (package is valid through Dec. 15; rates start at $619, www.halfmoon.com).
The U.S. Virgin Islands
Traveling with kids can be a nightmare; but traveling to the U.S. Virgin Islands might be slightly less painful as passports are not needed and you can check in domestically. During its Family Fun Promotion, families who reserve one two-person room in participating hotels receive 50 percent off the price of a second room for the kids, as well as $200 in certificates to enjoy free dining and activities such as shopping, golf, spa and sailing if you book through May 31 (www.visitusvi.com).
Mango Bay, Barbados
If you’re traveling with a teenager who is turning 16, be sure to celebrate at the luxurious Mango Bay where he or she will only pay an extra-person rate of $16 when sharing a room. Its all-inclusive rates for May 1 to Dec. 14 start at $425 and include meals, drinks, water sports, nightly entertainment and sail ing (mangobaybarbados.com).
FOR THE SPORTY FAMILY
Casa de Campo
Casa de Campo has two great options for families. Its three-day Sports Sampler Program lets kids and their parents learn ocean kayaking, tennis or horseback riding ($119 per child; $169 per adult). It also boasts a Summer Family Values program where guests who travel through September
get a free room upgrade, as well as two kids for free in their room or 50 percent off a connecting room (www.casadecampo.com.do).