When you close your eyes and picture your perfect family vacation, start by envisioning miles of pristine beach ready to be explored. Then imagine digging in the sand with your delighted children, introducing them to exotic local fruits, and searching for starfish in the ocean. With the help of Memories Resorts & Spas and Starfish Resorts, these very dreams can become reality. And Sunwing can help you put together the perfect vacation option for your entire family.

Make a Splash

The Dominican Republic is known for beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters, but Memories Splash Punta Cana is also home to the largest waterpark in the Caribbean. In addition to luxury accommodations and a wide range of amenities and dining experiences, every room at this spectacular property includes water park access. At the Splash Park, pick and choose from a full range of activities to keep your entire family happy — from splash pads, wave pools and seven monster water slides to teen lounges and a Kids’ Adventure program there is something for each member of the family. In the midst of a beautifully landscaped tropical garden, your kids will have a great time zipping down slides while you kick back on a shaded sun lounger.

Do Things Together

The best part of a Caribbean family vacation is finally having the time to try things together — whether it’s dividing up into teams for a round of beach volleyball or strapping on masks and snorkels to explore the underwater world. Starfish Varadero in Cuba has terrific activities for guests — even less typical options like Spanish and sailing classes. The resort is also close to downtown Varadero, so you can take the whole family to explore street markets and ornate architecture. And don’t forget to visit the Reserva Ecologica Varahicaco, a nature preserve with ancient caves. Cuba’s Starfish Cayo Santa Maria is also a great option for families who just want to stay put. In addition to an idyllic white-sand beach, this all-inclusive resort — where kids ages 2–12 Stay, Play and Eat Free — offers everything from a supervised kids club and windsurfing to a theatre that can hold 1,000 people. With either Starfish Resort, you’ll keep busy by day and have lots of fun adventures to recap every night at dinner.

A Place for Quality Time

In a world where everyone is seemingly overextended and there’s never enough time or energy, consider giving your family the gift of a slow-paced paradise — where the days are easy and the sound of the gently lapping waves forces you to be present in the moment. Memories Holguin Beach Resort on beautiful Yuraguanal Beach in Cuba is a casual, friendly place for families to sit back and relax. Take a dip in one of five pools, including two pools just for kids, or kick back with a cocktail at one of the beach bars. This resort’s calm, natural landscape and beautiful ocean views will provide everyone with a quiet moment of gratitude.

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