14 July 2023

Ultimate Family Golf Vacation | Apes Hill Barbados

Golfing holidays are no longer ‘adults only’. With the right destination, your children will enjoy the holiday while being introduced to your favourite sport.
Silhouette of a father and young boy holding golf clubs, looking at each other and holding hands.

Everything You Need For The Ultimate Family Golf Vacation

Golfing holidays are family-friendly, and can include many other great activities suitable for building memories, bonding, and providing entertainment for a range of ages.


With time, the places you choose for your family holiday become a part of your family story. If your parents are avid golfers, it’s only natural everyone will get involved and you’ll plan your holiday around opportunities to play or practice. You’ll want to choose a golfing destination that promises fair weather for your family or friends as well as child-friendly activities and amenities.


You’ll also want to ensure there is more than golfing on offer to keep everyone happily engaged. Fortunately, Apes Hill Barbados ticks all the boxes for an ideal family golfing holiday destination.


[Find out more about the golfing experience at Apes Hill here.] 


We cater for every age group, whether you’re toting a newborn, on a business golf trip, or travelling with extended family.




A Place For All Ages to Get Into The Golf Swing of Things

Often with families the level of golfing experience will vary, so when planning a family trip around golf a resort with entry level courses and practice space is a must.


The Apes Hill Performance Center is the ideal space to improve your swing for golfers of all ages and levels of experience. The veterans will benefit from video analysis software that finds and corrects even the smallest of nuances, and greener golfers will enjoy an interactive putting matt that uses games to teach the fundamentals of golf. Read more about our Golf Performance and Teaching Centre here.


There are fun family games that can be played as well as you learn or practice at the performance centre. Noughts and Crosses is one.

Panoramic view of Apes Hill golf course: a man assists a boy with his golf swing while another observes.

Enjoy quality time together in a family round of golf.

Challenge The Whole Family to a Round of Golf

Golf is widely recognised as a sport that can be enjoyed by people of any age and can foster healthy competition, banter and strengthen bonds. very young children and is a great way to bond with parents or grand parents.


The Par 3 course at Apes Hill Barbados is family friendly and suitable even for children to play, so the whole family can get in a round together. The holes are inspired by some of the most famous courses in the world, and designed with all levels of golfers in mind. It’s the perfect choice for your casual Sunday afternoon game. The 19th hole for example will be an island green styled on the infamous 17th hole at the TPC Sawgrass situated conveniently in front of our new half-way house.




Activities Off The Course

Even those resolved not to play any golf at all will find a lot to do at Apes Hill Barbados, from gully walks to sports and well being activities and unparalleled dining experiences. We’ve even got childrens menus, meaning no one misses out on the carefully curated menu items.


Apes Hill designs unique bespoke activities for kids and families all year round and we have a calendar of exciting events for members and guests. 



Hike through the tropical gully and keep your eye out for birds and monkeys roosting in the canopy or peeping behind branches. Do so at your own pace, either on a bicycle or trotting alongside your four-legged family member. To foster a bit of friendly competition, hit the paddle Padel tennis courts and work up a sweat. 


At the end of any day, you can gather the family in time to catch the sunset at dinner, when the golden light illuminates the walls of the restaurant and laughter fills the space around you as you chat.


Whether it’s full moon yoga, cocktail events, a rumology class, BBQs and scavenger hunts, our activities are sure to entertain.




A mother and her daughter sit with their backs to the camera cross legged, doing yoga.
A young child's hand holds a blue basket full of foil-wrapped easter eggs.

The Entire Island is Waiting to be Explored

Barbados is an island full of new experiences and memories yet to be made. Around the island you’ll find plenty of activities fit for all ages, and the range of travel options for getting around makes it ideal for exploring Barbados and having the ultimate family vacation.


Looking to explore the lush forests of the island? Search no further than Coco Hill, Welchman Hall Gully, Hunte’s or Andromeda Gardens and the Flower Forest. Go deep into Harrison’s Caves in the heart of Barbados, and soar through the trees at the zipline. They are all in close proximity to each other as well so you can make a real day of it.


If you’re in the mood for an aquatic adventure, you can take your pick of wingfoil, windsurfing, swimming, sailing, surfing, paddle boarding, and surfski. The sea is very safe and also offers catamarans, swimming with endangered green turtles, and deep sea fishing. There are lessons available for anyone planning to pick up a new hobby. The beach is only 7 minutes away from Apes Hill and we offer Beach access at the Fairmont Royal Pavillion, so you can slip into sandals and laze on your lounge chair whenever the mood hits.


Apes Hill offers sitters for children, and has a kids club and teen zone in development, perfect for days when the family might need some space to take on activities of their own.


A young family walks through the forest at Apes Hill; the mother points to something ahead.

Explore the island with the whole family.

Make it an Annual Holiday or Stay Forever

Apes Hill Barbados offers guests the opportunity to buy real estate here, meaning that you and your family can become a permanent part of our community. And there couldn't be a better place for a family. From its top education system to its safe but lively social scene, Barbados is an incredible island to live on. If you do choose to settle down, you’ll have your pick of Caribbean luxury and the option of a turnkey experience.



Take a moment to learn more about our real estate opportunities too, as the resort is family friendly, including any four legged family members. 


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