Family holidays in Jamaica

11 October 2018


Jamaica is a wonderful holiday destination, a tropical garden surrounded by stunning beaches, shimmering turquoise waters and a joyous vibe that makes it simply irresistible. What you might not know is that this Caribbean nation is second to none when it comes to finding the perfect family holiday experience.

It boasts more family-friendly attractions than the rest of the Caribbean put together and every one of Jamaica’s luxury resorts offers its own impressive array of activities for all ages. From a superb range of water sports, exciting theme parks, dedicated clubs for kids and teens and a full range of fun activities for all ages, the whole family can enjoy a fantastic all-inclusive Caribbean adventure.

"One of the main features of Jamaica which really stood out for me was the calmness of the sea as it is literally surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and has no Atlantic Sea aspect unlike many of the other Caribbean islands. Something which I feel might be easily overlooked when thinking of travelling to this part of the world. This makes it an ideal destination for families – as the sea level is always very flat, inviting and warm."

Gerard, Travel Counsellor

Luxury family holidays

If you’re looking for a family holiday which doesn’t compromise on luxury, Jamaica fits the bill perfectly. The island has an incredible choice of five-star resorts offering world-class facilities and excellent dining options, with highly rated kids clubs for children of all ages. Kids and teens clubs are offered by almost all of the all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica, so you can relax and feel happy in the knowledge that your children are receiving the best care and having the time of their lives. Half Moon and Round Hill in Montego Bay are two of the island’s best-known luxury resorts and although are not all-inclusive, they provide families with a choice of delicious dining options.

All-inclusive family fun

With an all-inclusive family escape to Jamaica, you can remove all the stress and hassle from your holiday, leaving you the time to look forward to fine dining, superb personal service and a full range of activities to suit all ages and interests. Every one of Jamaica’s high-end all-inclusive resorts has its own unique appeal for families. For example, Beaches Ocho Rios features is own huge action-adventure waterpark and a Championship golf course, along with 22 acres of lush tropical gardens, a private white sand beach and three swimming pools.

Sunscape Resort Montego Bay makes plenty of noise when it comes to unforgettable family holidays, overlooking its own beautiful private beach with shimmering turquoise waters, this resort has something for everyone. You can enjoy plenty of restaurants, contemporary bars, a Pirate’s Paradise Waterpark for the kids, lazy beachfront hot tub and of course, an incredible resort spa for the ultimate pampering session.

What is there for families to do in Jamaica?

Jamaica has plenty of land and water sports suitable for all ages. From kayaking and snorkelling through to glass-bottomed boat rides and guided tours of the coast, you can discover Jamaica’s underwater world in the crystal-clear waters that are teeming with colourful fish.

Mystic Mountain makes for a thrilling day out for the whole family, with one of the highlights being the famed bobsled run mountain coaster. From waterslides to butterfly and hummingbird gardens, there’s something to keep everyone busy. 

Fearless teens can swing through the jungle canopies to their heart’s content with the Canopy Tours available out of Montego Bay and Ocho Rios, and there are many adventure companies offering adrenaline-fuelled action, certainly not for the faint of heart.

Jamaica is packed with natural attractions to keep you busy - ride horses in the Caribbean shallows at Negril, climb the waterfalls at Dunn’s River Falls or sit by the famous Rick’s Café and watch the cliff divers plummet into the water, there's so much to see and do that even the most adventurous will be kept on their toes. 

Would you like to whisk your family off to Jamaica? Get in touch with your Travel Counsellor today to chat about your Caribbean holiday of a lifetime. 


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