Coconut Bay is on the south side of the island, just a five minute drive from the airport. The airport has a separate customs line for families travelling with children, so we were out the door and checking in at the hotel about fifteen minutes after the flight landed. The kids were handed a fruity smoothie and we were sipping a rum punch (or two) while checking in.
We found our room, dropped our bags, threw on some shorts and went out to the patio for the Caribbean Night barbeque. Next thing you know, the kids were onstage doing the limbo with the local dancers.
The girls spent some time at the kids club as well. The club was extremely well organized, with lots of fun activities, including beach Olympics and coconut bowling. Between the kids club and the "teen hangout" the girls were often out on their own. We would often find them at the swim-up bar, ordering another "Cloud 9" or "Sponge Bob" drink when the 11am fruity drink twitches started. All this past week I was having "Yellow Bird" mid-morning cravings myself.
The ocean was surprisingly warm. V and I spent a couple of days diving to see the colourful fish. The water was a bit turbulent due to the constant Atlantic breeze, but behind the breakwalls the fish were easy to spot in the clear blue water.
Highly recommended for a family winter getaway.
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