Single, But Not Solo - At Coconut Bay Resort, St. Lucia, Families Enjoy Water Park, Paintball and Island Activities

Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia, October 11, 2008 --( Recently voted by TripAdvisor® as one of the top three best Caribbean hotels for families, Coconut Bay Beach Resort is ideal for solo parents traveling with kids. “We are seeing a growing trend with not only single parent families, but also parents who travel alone with the kids because a spouse can’t take a vacation,” said Coconut Bay general manager, Vishal Bhalla.

Solo parent travel is a growing traveling market since one out of four American families with children is headed by a single parent, according to the 2000 U.S. Census. Coconut Bay Beach Resort makes traveling with kids easy and enjoyable for parents with access to hotel amenities, meals and even entertainment within a safe, tropical haven.

“With our broad family appeal, children and teens have plenty of playmates to choose from and loads of fun to experience,” Bhalla promises. “From splashing around at CocoLand, the island’s largest water park, to grabbing a snack at the poolside bar and grill, or learning new games at the supervised Kids Klub, younger guests will experience a fun-filled vacation in a safe environment.”

At the Kids Klub, the action starts as soon as the kids arrive and receive their free CocoPacks including a scrapbook to record their every vacation adventure. A favorite new adventure among kids at Coconut Bay is “The Zone,” which is the first paintball facility of its kind in the Caribbean. Teams can battle it out on the field where splashes of yellow paint determine who wins.

While the kids are in good hands, single adult travelers can enjoy the adults-only side of the all-inclusive resort where hammocks and cabana beds await. The oceanfront organic-infused spa is where moms or dads can enjoy a massage, aromatherapy or other native spa treatment.

Another Coconut Bay feature popular with families are the themed dinner nights. On Pirate’s Night, kids are encouraged to dress in their finest pirate outfits. While Coconut Bay gets “invaded” by pirates, who perform on stage and get the kids in on the action, guests dine on a buffet-style BBQ meal. Swashbuckling pirates masquerade around the resort with impressive acrobatics and a fire-breathing show. Caribbean Night, with live entertainment and all-you-can-eat local Caribbean dishes, turns into a classic street party with entertainment, dancers and handicrafts.

Coconut Bay further simplifies single parent travel by making it easy to plan once-in-a-lifetime island excursions. The activities desk can arrange trips with local boat charters, jeep safari expeditions, snorkeling tours and even zip lining through the rainforest canopy. With years of experience exceeding expectations of families from around the world, Coconut Bay provides the level of service to make all family vacations memorable.

St. Lucia’s exotic southern coast is home to Coconut Bay Beach Resort, an all-inclusive resort catering to families, couples and honeymooners alike. Mirrored after the island’s most famous landmarks, the twin Piton Mountains, Coconut Bay has its own set of twins, Harmony and Splash. “Harmony” is a tranquil adult-only oasis offering the perfect setting for those seeking a romantic escape with a coconut palm-fringed pool, braided hammocks, intimate cabana beds and the oceanfront Kai-Mer Spa. At the opposite side of the resort, the young at heart are drawn to “Splash,” the resort’s tropical playground featuring CocoLand Kidz Klub, a paintball facility and the island’s largest water park. This casually Caribbean resort has 254-rooms on 85 acres, and it’s all just a short transfer from the Hewanorra International Airport. For more information about Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa visit or call 866-978-6226 to reach the resort directly.

Coconut Bay Resort & Spa
Shannon Schiner
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