Samana, Dominican Republic Island of Hispaņola
With Responsible Mature Sisters
Many paraents with babies and small children feel that traveling with them at a young age would not be relaxing, and since the do not want to leave them at home with someone, they often put off having a vacation until the children are older, preferring to have their children with them.
One couple with three children and sorely in need of a vacation resolved the problem this way. They called ahead and arranged for a sister in the congregation where they would be vacationing to care for their three children every other day, still enabling the family to enjoy a vacation together, and yet giving the parents every other day to be alone together and rest. With this was born the idea for Tropical Island Bed & Breakfast to provide a child-care service for their guests.
OPTIONS: Since parents vary in the kind of arrangements they would like to have, Tropical Island Bed & Breakfast offers the following options:
Child care provided any time or day of the week.
Parents can leave the child(ren) at Tropical Island Bed & Breakfast when they
leave in the morning. A sister will lovingly care for the child(ren),
taking them for a walk along the sea, feeding them, changing diapers if
necessary, bathing and putting them down for a nap, etc.
Evenings can be arranged for child-care: Feeding, bathing
and putting the child(ren) to bed while parents go out for the evening.
Arrangements can be made for child-care every day, or every other day, or for whatever period the parents would like.
Available for older children: Computer, TV, DVD with nice children's DVDs/Disney songs, legos, dolls.
Sister can make arrangements & supervise horseback riding . Stroll the "malecon", go for ice-cream. etc.
Some parents might prefer to have the
sister caring for their child(ren) accompany them to the beach and other
places so the family
can still be together
and yet enable the parents to "go off on their own" and relax while the children play and enjoy the beach under the supervision of the sister.
Naturally, parents would supply all food and
beverages - Sister would prepare all meals for
If children are older and parents would like the sister to take them to the beach or horseback riding, this can be arranged. Parents, of course, would pay for the activities and transportation. Also, arrangements can be made for older children to accompany the sister in the ministry and work with the pioneers during the times parents would like to go off on their own.
For rates, arrangements and answers to any questions please kindly email Marilyn at: MarilynPereira@usa.net
Page updated January 2016