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Can anyone tell if this is a family friendly destination

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Can anyone tell if this is a family friendly destination

We have a 5, 12 and 16 year old kids. The older kids I know will be fine snorkeling all day long, but is this a good place for a 5 year old who is now just learning how to swim?

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1. Re: Can anyone tell if this is a family friendly destination

There are several spots where your 5 year old can enjoy some shallow water. Donkey Beach is one but be sure that s/he has water shoes as there can be some rough coral or loose rocks. A fabulous spot for little ones is the beach at Lac Bay where the windsurfers are. The water is shallow and calm and the beach is one of the only sandy ones on the island. Plus, there are two restaurants, chairs and toilet facilities. The 12 and 16 year old kids might like a windsurfing lesson there as it is a great spot to learn.

Additionally you can take the 5 year old to the donkey sanctuary or the butterfly farm.

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2. Re: Can anyone tell if this is a family friendly destination

Thanks a lot for your advise!

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3. Re: Can anyone tell if this is a family friendly destination

They used to have some good kids' programs, like Aquakids, but they have fallen onto some hard times. Sand Dollar used to have the Sand Penny Club, which was free to guests for kids from 3-7, but that seems to have gone away, too. It's kind of a bummer....

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