It’s easy to see why Carlisle Bay, Antigua is so suited to families. One of the best beaches on the island? Tick. Spacious two-room suites? Tick. The expansive sands are within a lush, secluded bay, meaning the water is calm – perfect for kayaking or sailing. What really impresses however, are the Beach Terrace Suites, benefiting from direct access onto the family half of the crescent beach (the other half is aimed at couples). Hungry little bellies are also well taken care of – children can enjoy flexible menus designed just for them at Indigo on the Beach. If you can tear them away from the Cool Kids Club or the pool, kayak to the nearby mangrove lagoon to spot herons, egrets, snook and tarpons together.