Jamaica has always been a popular family beach vacation destination. But with so many resort choices, how do you know which ones are the most family friendly? We’ve listed the top resorts in our favorite Jamaican cities. Our main criteria was that they are on the beach, ideally all-inclusive, and have kid’s programs or childcare.
Breezes Trelawny Resort and Spa All-inclusive: On the beach, the Breezes Trelawny Resort and Spa All Inclusive is accessible from the Sir Donald Sangster International Airport. The local attractions include Coral Cliff, Bob Marley Nine Mile, and Rose Hall Great House.The hotel offers services like kids center, Internet cafe, Blue Mahoe Spa, and rental for private parties. The hotel offers recreational activities like supervised kids club, swimming pools, motorized/non-motorized with the exception of jet ski and scuba, tennis courts, rock climbing wall, circus workshop, and flying trapeze show.
The Ritz-Carlton Golf Spa Resort Rose Hall Jamaica in Montego Bay: Choose from all-inclusive or room-only packages at this 5-star resort. Hotel amenities include 24-hour room service, twice-daily housekeeping including evening turndown, complimentary overnight shoeshine, overnight laundry service, Bath Butler & Bath Menu (upon request), multilingual staff, ATM, valet parking, tour desk, gift/sundry shops & Kids Club. Book your family beach vacation by August 31st and save!
Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa All-inclusive: Rose Hall Resort & Spa All-Inclusive, a Hilton Resort, completed a 35-million dollar enhancement program in early 2008 and has transformed into one of Jamaica’s most sought-after beachfront resort experiences. This resort offers the Caribbean’s newest and most spectacular water complex featuring cascading waterfalls, three terraced pools, relaxing lagoons, a 280-foot waterslide, and a lazy river; a private beach offering world-class snorkeling, wind surfing, kayaking and sailing; Cinnamon Hill Ocean Course, an 18-hole championship golf course, with nearly 7,000 yards of greens and tees, designed by Robert Von Hagge, and 12 distinct restaurants and lounges, offering first-class, casual, and formal dining. The hotel also offers cell phone rentals, babysitting, concierge services, currency exchange, laundry valet, local shuttle service, game room, salon services, massage therapy, playground, kids’ club, and tennis courts. Please be aware that a nightly surcharge for children sharing a room with an adult will be added to your accommodation bill and due to be paid to the hotel directly.
Beaches Negril Resort & Spa – Luxury Included Vacation: Enjoy deep discounts right now at Beaches Negril Resort and Spa is an all-inclusive, family-friendly resort located on Negril’s Seven Mile Beach. There is also an 18,000 square foot water park, Pirates Island, which features 200-foot water slides, a misting pool, lazy river, and more. The all-inclusive rate includes all meals, anytime snacks, gourmet dining, brand drinks, airport transfers, fitness center, non-motorized watersports, scuba diving, childcare and ultra nannies, video game center, entertainment, and all taxes and gratuities. Seven miles of beach, a pirate water park, and the amenities of an all-inclusive resort make for a classic family oasis. Book your Caribbean family vacation now for huge savings!
Beaches Sandy Bay Ultra All-inclusive: The Beaches Sandy Bay Resort is an all-inclusive resort offering family-friendly water activities, entertainment, and dining options. The Kid’s Kamp offers myriad activities for younger travelers. The all-inclusive rate includes all meals, anytime snacks, gourmet dining, brand drinks, airport transfers, fitness center, water sports, scuba diving, childcare and ultra nannies, video game center, entertainment, and all taxes and gratuities.
Beaches Boscobel Resort and Golf Club – Luxury Included Vacation: Enjoy deep discounts right now at Beaches Boscobel Resort & Golf Club, a family-oriented, all-inclusive resort located on a private beach. The all-inclusive rate includes all meals, anytime snacks, gourmet dining, brand drinks, airport transfers, fitness center, watersports, scuba diving, childcare, video game center, petting zoo, and all taxes and gratuities. Additional services include a free shuttle to shopping and a tour desk. Connecting rooms and rollaway beds are available.Transfers to and from this hotel are included in your room rate. Upon airport arrival, please go to the Sandals desk for your transfer. Book your fall and holiday beach vacation now and save big!
Franklyn D. Resort & Spa All-inclusive: Parents magazine named the Franklyn D. Resort & Spa in Runaway Bay, Jamaica ranks as Number 2 from its 10 Best Family Beach Resorts survey in 2010. The family friendly, boutique, all-suite Franklyn D. Resort & Spa is located in Runaway Bay on Jamaica’s North coast. Hotel amenities include accommodations in spacious one, two or three bedroom suites, extensive children’s activities including CPR-certified nannies assigned to each family and provide education and entertainment for children for when parents would like some time alone, fitness services, snorkeling, beach access, a new SeaGrape Oceanfront Spa, which offers European and Asian treatments by the seaside, and a swimming pool with a 100-foot waterslide, Jacuzzi, and swim-up bar. A games room, disco, and gift and duty free stores are also on the property. Note: In order to best match Nannies to children, once you have booked your vacation, please call the hotel to provide your child’s age. Also, please note: Nanny rates for babysitting services AFTER 4:40 pm are USD6.00 per hour.
There are many more family resorts in Jamaica, these are our top picks. Have you been to any of these? Let us know in the comments below!