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 (think Jonas Brothers, Justin Bieber).
Grand Lucayan Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The Grand Lucayan is one of the best family resorts in the Bahamas. This is mainly due to location; it sits on arguably the best beach of any hotel on Grand Bahama, and it is also across the street from the Lucaya Marketplace, a popular tourist spot with cheap kid-friendly eats. The on-site family pool has a two-story waterslide, and guests can rent snorkeling gear, Jet Skis, kayaks, banana boats, parasailing, and more from nearby vendors. Camp Lucaya Kids Club provides daily activities like arts and crafts, supervised swimming, and beach Olympics for kids ages three to 12. Plus, connecting rooms are available, cribs are free in Breakers Cay and Reef Village, and rollaway beds are on offer (though there's a nightly fee for use, and an extra guest fee).