There are LOTS of children here. No problem with playmates. The Tropics Hotel is very nice. The grounds and beach are clean. It has a great restaurant as far as apperance but much more could be done with it. It is a bit out of the Village so it does not get as much business, good for the quiet of the rooms and grounds, not good for the restaurant. With a little creativity the customer count could be improved. My neighbor just stopped by, I am not sure why you are asking about the Tropics, it is for sale, and I dont like to dump on any business on this site but you should have it inspected if you are interested in purchase. It is mostly all wood.
I dont know if there are any older children from here going to The Island Academy or not. Kids use the water taxi and do get a discount on fare.