Atlantis Paradise Island Resort Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Brimming with activities for kids and teens, Atlantis is a veritable Caribbean Disneyland. In addition to all the basics -- babysitting, cribs, rollaway beds, kids' club -- the resort has 11 spectacular pools (including several kids' pools), a 141-acre water park, a speedway for racing remote control cars, and a marine habitat with sharks, stingrays, and dolphins to swim alongside -- and that's just a small sample of all the attractions. In addition, for teens, Atlantis has an elaborate shopping center, a rock-climbing wall, teen-focused spa treatments like "Acne-attack" facials, an under-18 nightclub, and, on occasion, a pop-star concert of the Jonas Brothers variety.
One&Only Ocean Club Rating: 5.0 Pearls
Even with all its peace and exclusivity, the Ocean Club -- a sister to Atlantis -- can be a the best, ultraluxurious option for a young family, considering that it has full access to the theme park's worth of attractions down the road at Atlantis. But even on its own grounds, the superb, and often educational, children-only camp incorporates such activities as marine life exploration and chef-led cooking lessons.
Grand Lucayan Rating: 4.0 Pearls
This enormous resort complex offers myriad activities, a convenient location, a great (and safe) beach, four pools, a supervised daily kids' camp, and extensive dining options both on-site and across the street at the Lucaya Marketplace, where you can find cheap, familiar eats like Quiznos and Domino's. Better, it all comes at a fair price.