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Is it possible to find time for romance in the Caribbean with a toddler in tow? Find out with Heather Greenwood Davis's latest advice. (Photograph by Chad Springer, Alamy)

Romantic Caribbean With Kids?

National Geographic Traveler columnist Heather Greenwood Davis is the magazine’s family travel advocate, guru, and soothsayer.

Here’s her latest advice:

Reader Question: We want to celebrate our anniversary in the Caribbean, but with a toddler in tow, is a romantic getaway out of the question?  

My Answer: Start with an island setting like Jamaica, Turks and Caicos, or Dominican Republic, where families are a familiar sight and shallow coves allow for splashing at the beach.

An all-inclusive resort can provide a balance of romance and family-friendly amenities. Watch for things that could throw a wrinkle into the good times (tap water that’s unsafe to drink could make an active toddler’s bath time nerve-wracking).

Look for packages that include child care (Franklyn D. Resort in Jamaica includes a nanny; from January to March it offers a Bring Your Own Grandparents deal), and consider resorts that also have an adults-only area, suggests Corinne McDermott, founder of “If you feel confident enough to leave the toddler for a few hours, you can nip away and have some grown-up time right on the property.”

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