Family 'Beaches' trip

Sarah Smith on 22 October 2015
This was to be our last family holiday before my 18 year old decided it's no longer cool to go with us, so I wanted a real family trip for half term with loads of activities for both age groups of my children and I couldn't have chosen better.

We went to the 5* Beaches hotel, Negril, Jamaica, mainly for the weather, but also for the beachfront location, the watersports, choices of restaurants and all-inclusive activities. It was fab!

The waterpark on site kept my 8 year old busy all day, every day. We also tried all the FREE watersports available, paddle-boarding, banana boats, water skiing, hobie-cats, kayaking and snorkel trips. It was unlimited so we had plenty of goes every day.

The Scratch DJ Lessons were really popular with the girls too, for $25 an hour they got to learn how to scratch records and came away with a CD with their work on too.

The food was the highlight for me, especially Café de Paris for breakfast (French pastries and lovely coffees), Grills/BBQ for lunch, and Kimonos was my favourite for dinner(the tepanyaki restaurant) such different foods and offered such variety.... the cocktails weren't bad either!

The romantic setting sun and daytime beach-life were just what we needed for an all-round fabulous family Caribbean holiday. I would highly recommend.