PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas -- Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort here now offers a fully supervised children's program, the Island Stop Kids Club, as part of its inclusive packaging.

The Island Stop Kids Club was designed with a Bahamian theme -- vibrantly colored decor, open spaces and a sea-inspired motif.

The walls are decorated with a water scene featuring sea creatures interspersed with caricatures of popular children's story characters, such as Winnie the Pooh, and Blue from Nickelodeon's "Blue's Clues" television show.

The club is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and provides activities, lunch and snacks.

The program is coordinated by Erin Pratt, activities director, who guarantees "not a single dull moment."

According to Pratt, "a slew of activities and amenities are offered for children ages 4 to 12."

The activities include arts and crafts; jewelry making; kid-appropriate movies and games; science activities, and morning story time.

Afternoons are spent outdoors, weather permitting, with a host of plans to keep children busy.

The outdoor activities include sand-sculpting contests, "beach olympics" and marine life hunts.

Entrance into the program is free to guests on the inclusive plan; guests on the European plan pay $20 per child, per day, with lunch included.

For parents who crave a late night out, baby-sitters can be arranged for an additional charge through the Island Stop Kids Club.

The 246-room property reopened in May following a $9 million refurbishment project and rebranding as Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort.

The inclusive rates cover accommodations, three meals daily, most beverages (house liquors and nonalcoholic), Island Stop Kids Club, airport transfers, use of the fitness center and tennis courts and all taxes and gratuities.

Through Dec. 20, nightly inclusive rates range from $139 to $219 per person, double.

From Dec. 21 to Jan. 1 and from Jan. 21 to April 14 rates range from $245 to $305. Between Jan. 2 and 20, rates are from $190 to $250.

Children under age 12 stay and eat free when sleeping in a room with adults.

For more information, call (800) 331-6471.

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