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Families enjoy the all-inclusive activities at Curtain Bluff on Antigua


Beautiful bougainvillea abounds at Curtain Bluff on Antiqua
Rod McCrea likes that Curtain Bluff is not only considerably less expensive in summer but that the all inclusive nature of the property means he not only knows exactly what he is spending but that all of his kids and grandkids can do what they like–tennis and sailing, deep sea fishing and snorkel trips, not to mention all the fruit smoothies the kids can drink—or that their parents will allow them to mix up with the bartenders. more
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Back to our honeymoon spot, three grown kids later


View of the surf beach from out room at Curtain Bluff on Antigua
Thirty years later, our room overlooks that same windswept beach. As I think about the three kids we did have—and the adventures we shared with them—I’m struck by how this 72-room all-inclusive resort is emblematic of how family travel has changed in the past three decades. more
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On Anguilla, a couple aim to make a Caribbean destination affordable


Anacona Hotel Anguilla
The Ricketts want their little hotel and villa business to show people that Anguilla is not only for those who can afford five-star luxury. The hotel also serves as the island’s unofficial cultural center. In fact, the restaurant is crowded the night we visit with locals and visitors alike for the weekly dance performance that tells the story of Anguilla. more
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Spring fever is breaking out all over


Spring Training
None of us want to wait until summer for some fun in the sun. We all could use some rest and relaxation right about now, whether your family’s idea of vacation heaven is a bluebird sunny day on a ski slope, a blue-sky sunny day on a beach or a hiking trail. more
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It’s Okay Not to Take the Kids on every trip


Candelight dinner at Sandals Emerald Bay
When you are after an adult’s getaway, you don’t want a lot of kids around to either spoil your tranquility or make you feel guilty. If you wanted to be with kids, you would have brought your own. more
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Thinking back on all the great family times at the beach


Swimming pigs in Bahamas
I wish I were at the beach.I’m guessing so do a lot of people right about now when it is freezing across the country. At least I can think about the fun times on the beach in recent months: more
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Families welcome for sun and fun on the tiny island of Anguilla


Farming on stilts in the hydroponic garden at CuisinArt Resort Anguilla
Locals are quick to tell you Anguilla, a British territory, isn’t only about the beaches, though their motto is “tranquility wrapped in blue.” “I have lived in Anguilla for 20 years and the thing that never changes is the people,” says children’s book author Jo-Anne Mason, originally from Brooklyn. more
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Spread the word: you can find affordable family vacation spots in the Caribbean


Anacona Hotel Anguilla
Sue and Robin Ricketts started Anguilla’s flourishing villa business—ideal for multigenerational families and now manage some 80 villas on the island from the most luxurious ($1,000,000 a week) to totally affordable (a few thousand). Now they also run the boutique 27-room Anacona where rooms can be as low as $150 a night and all kinds of special programs—tennis, sailing, wellness, biking, yoga, art…... more
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In Anguilla everybody sails, especially the kids


Sailboats ready for racing at the Anguilla Youth Sailing Club
The Anguilla Youth Sailing Club that teaches local as well as visiting kids to sail (look for programs through the Viceroy Hotel and others) “Kids really rally round the boat racing…we start to teach them at age four,” says Paul Koeniger, who oversees the youth sailing club. more
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A day well spent at the stunning new Viceroy Anguilla


Sunset from the infinity pool at the Viceroy Anguilla
We spent the afternoon at the stunning Viceroy Resort down the road from where we are staying that employs 600 people for their 166 rooms. Did I mention the five-bedroom villas that rent for as much as $17,500 a night? more
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