There are indeed, many wonderful places to enjoy your vacation in Jamaica, but some of them might not be suitable for a family. The needs of children and the needs of adults are not often adequately provided for in one location.
There are indeed, many wonderful places to enjoy your vacation in Jamaica, but some of them might not be suitable for a family. The needs of children and the needs of adults are not often adequately provided for in one location. But there are some exceptions. So, we have compiled a list of 10 of the most family friendly resorts on our north coast to have a vacation. Check it out...
Beaches Ocho Rios is a part of the the Sandals family of resorts. There is a 27,000-square-foot Pirates Island Waterpark on-site which has several water slides. It features a variety of activities for all ages, including an Xbox Garage for teens and water activities like kayaks, scuba diving, and paddle boards are free. There is even a private golf course for those so inclined.
Half Moon occupies a 400-acre property and it offers ample amenities for families, including full-time nannies. WiFi, non-motorised water sports, use of golf range, fitness centre, putting green, and tennis courts are all complimentary. Also, children under 16 eat and sleep free here. Half Moon even has a private dolphin cove.
One of the spacious bedrooms at Iberostar Rose Hall
Iberostar Rose Hall is super kids friendly with a water park, a playground showered by fountains and even a video game centre. Amenities include a gym, free wifi, professional shows, Game room/reading room and more. Restaurants feature a la carte meals with kids menu. Now the Family Junior Suite with a capacity for 6 adults has connecting rooms which allows everyone some freedom and space.
Hilton Rose Hall is a 4 star hotel with many kids friendly features. It is home to the Sugar Mill Falls Water Park, Jamaica's largest. The 488 rooms have large flat screen TVs, free WiFi and private balconies. There is a free shuttle service which provides free transportation to various destinations since the property is somewhat secluded. There is also a spa, a kids club and a top-of-the-line golf course.
Address: Rose Hall Rd, Montego Bay, St. James
Jewel Runaway Bay offers kayaking, golfing, and weekly bonfires as part of the entertainment. There are quite a few kids attractions like the water park seen above and there are 3 free form pools. The site is in the midst of lush foliage, scenic beauty and exotic adventures. The hotel is all-inclusive, all-ages and is situated on more than 22 acres on Jamaica’s famed North Coast.
Panoramic view of beachfront.
As per the Royalton White Sands website, the resort masterfully blends Jamaica’s unique culture with a luxury product featuring top quality service, great attention to detail and exceptional personalized service. It has multiple bars and restaurants (including a jerk hut) and a water park. Benefits include 24-hour room service, unlimited free calls to North America and parts of Europe, 24-hour concierge service, free resort-wide Wi-Fi and more.
This is what 5 star accommodation looks like
Hotel Riu Ocho Rios has over 800 rooms which is typical of the Riu brand. A property so huge feels like a small town, with its seven restaurants, a large private beach, two pools (including a kiddy pool), a kids' club, and a theater. Highlights include free gym, sauna and whirlpool bath as well as free wireless Internet throughout the hotel.
Address: Mammee Bay, Ocho Rios, St. Ann
Phone: (876) 972-2200
Restaurant Maria Bonita at Grand Palladium
Grand Palladium has 540 spacious rooms that are done in a traditional colonial style, with flat-screen TVs, minibars, and large furnished balconies or terraces. The massive resort features 5 swimming pools, water sports rentals and views of the Caribbean Sea. This luxury all inclusive oceanfront resort is 20 miles from downtown Montego Bay. But with a first class spa & wellness center, a casino and shopping center, that may not be necessary.
Sunscape Cove allows up to 2 kids to stay free. It neighbours its less starred sister, Sunscape Splash with which it shares amenities. There are four pools, five restaurants, multiple bars, a 24-hour cafe, a state-of-the-art waterpark, water sports, a fitness center, spa, a beauty salon, and excellent Wi-Fi across both properties.
Franklyn D. Resort is a mid range resort targetting families. There are supervised arts and crafts projects, a Teen Center with activity coordinators, and even free nanny services for all guests. Pools (which include a mini-pool for toddlers), a waterslide, dock space for easy access to water sports, tours to off-site attractions, and many other amenities are also available.