And the kids came too.....

May Swan-Easton on 25 September 2018
Whilst in Jamaica visiting the Sandals resorts I also visited the Beaches Resorts in Negril & Ocho Rios. Beaches Resorts offer most of the same luxuries as Sandals Resorts but are family-friendly with many extras for the kids and family accommodation that sleeps up to 12.

The have an exclusive partnership with Sesame Street so you can arrange character breakfasts and bedtime stories with one of the characters plus you will see the Sesame Street characters milling around the resort at different times of the day and they also have a Character Street Parade and stage shows.

All nannies and Kids Camp staffers at Beaches Resorts are members of the International Nanny Association, America's oldest and largest in-home child care association. To become accredited, each nanny must meet the minimum requirement of 2,000 hours of child-care services. Additionally, nannies have been trained in safety, nutrition and child development.

There are kid’s clubs for five different age levels. Both Beaches Resorts each have X-Box game rooms and get games earlier than the public to test them out. There is a Sesame Street Character parade twice a week with photo ops (including the character ‘Julia’ a sweet and curious 4-year-old with autism). For an extra fee your child can learn to be a DJ in the Scratch DJ class. Good for most ages and you get to take your record home! Plus, water slides, ice-cream machine and a whole host of kid’s activities to keep them happy – what’s not to like?

Beaches is the first resort company in the world to complete the rigorous IBCCES training and Autism Certification! They offer families with children with autism and other special needs specialized service, engaging activities and custom dining options so that all families may enjoy a memorable holiday experience.

Beaches resorts are located in:


Located on Jamaica’s North Coast, Ocho Rios lays claim to an incredible variety of natural and manmade wonders. Characterised by luxuriant greenery, mountains that soar down to meet stunning beaches, plus the world famous, Dunn’s River Falls, Ocho Rios is alive with an energy all its own!


The ultimate family beach resort! Imagine seven miles of silky white sand coupled with five miles of cliffs dotted with authentic watering holes and eating establishments. Envision all this overlooking the most marvellous turquoise ocean, along with some of the most spectacular sunsets you’re ever likely to witness, we’re sure you will never want to leave.

There is also a Beaches resort located in Turks & Caicos.

So, if you want the perfect family holiday then look no further than a Beaches Resort.