Summer is quickly approaching and the sandy shores and jewel-toned coastline of Jamaica beckon with promises of an unforgettable vacation. You could spend your holiday sunbathing on our western cliffs or savouring spicy jerk sauces, with great summer deals on airfare and accommodation. To help plan a family vacation that everyone will enjoy, here are 5 of our top Family Hotels & Resorts in Jamaica.
Located on the golden coastline of Ocho Rios and the white sand beach of Negril, Beaches Resorts offer families a ‘luxury included’ vacation with activities for everyone. Their resorts boast a mirage of teen and kid friendly options including a Pirate Island Themed Waterpark, X-Box Play Lounge, Scratch DJ Academy, Kids Camps, and the beloved Sesame Street characters. While the kids are entertained, adults can indulge in all-inclusive amenities like Beringer premium house wines, unlimited top shelf drinks and up to 16 restaurants each offering a unique culinary experience.
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Montego Bay is renowned as the home of some of the best golf courses in the Caribbean. This November several golf tournaments will take place in the Complete Resort, allowing attendees to enjoy undulating greens and magnificent ocean views. Whether you’re a golf enthusiast or a pro, come discover Jamaica’s ample golf offerings at any of these upcoming events.
One of the most picturesque natural harbours in the Caribbean, Discovery Bay on Jamaica’s north coast was renamed in 1947 to commemorate the place where it was once thought that Christopher Columbus first set foot on Jamaican soil. The area is home to Columbus Park, an open-air museum facility featuring various Columbian and Colonial artefacts. Since Columbus, many others have discovered the beauty of Discovery Bay, and over the years a small town has developed around the bay area.
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The eastern side of the bay is rimmed with white-sand beaches including Puerto Seco Beach, whose pristine setting and relaxing appeal can only be described as breathtaking. With its soft sand and limpid waters, Puerto Seco Beach is a real charmer. Open to the public, it sports rustic eateries and bars and a fun park with a waterslide for kids not interested in sun-tanning. On weekends and holidays the beach is teeming, but during the week the place is often deserted. You can rent fishing boats, sea bikes and jet skis.
Located at the main entrance to Long Bay Beach Park on Negril’s famous seven-mile beach Cosmo’s is a steadfast beach favourite for anyone visiting Jamaica’s “Capital of Casual” and a great alternative to its busier counterpart for anyone looking to escape the crowds.
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The beach is private so visitors need to pay a small fee to enter (about the cost of one bottle of beer). The beach is usually less crowded and attracts a mainly local crowd. Cosmo’s is comprised of three thatched bars and dining areas. Diners can sit inside or dine on outdoor tables with their feet in the sand. Both indoor and outdoor tables offer a view of the ocean. Best of all, hammocks are strung up on the beach outside the restaurant so you can sleep off your meal in the sun.
Looking for heaven on earth? The warm azure waters of The Caribbean Sea have a magnetic pull that very few (if any) can resist. Just looking at the ocean will tempt you to dive right in. Negril, Jamaica’s casual, laid-back pace and natural beauty make it a favorite escape for locals and visitors alike. Here, anything goes and everyone is welcome.
Outrun your cares on seven miles of white sand beach on the island’s western-most point. Stake out a blanket-sized spot of paradise or meander along soft white sand. By day, funky eateries serve ice cold drinks. By night, sizzling hot Reggae. Frequently flocked to by thrill-seekers and sun-worshippers alike, Negril’s Seven Mile Beach boasts turquoise, see-through waters hugging a coastline of rocky cliffs and white sands that seem to trail on forever. If you’re seeking a vacation experience heavily based on relaxation and uninterrupted hours of one on one time to enjoy the majestic beauty of the Utopian coastal environment then a day spent on this beach is ideal.
There’s more to Jamaica than just scrumptious food, stunning beaches and vibrant nightlife. The island is bejeweled with fascinating hidden gems and natural wonders suited for anyone looking for an off the beaten path adrenaline rush. From exciting hikes through mysterious landscapes to heart-stopping dives into dark caves and deep waters, get ready for a thrill ride in Jamaica.
Throw caution to the wind and launch yourself into the warm, blue Caribbean Sea. While the food is to die for and a stunning view of the sunset, without a doubt the main attraction at Rick’s Cafe is the cliff jumping displays. You can either watch the professional cliff jumping displays or participate yourself if you’re feeling the daredevil spirit. Countless visitors and locals have jumped or dived from the cliff and into the crystalline water below. The highest platform jump is 35 feet and ensures the thrill of a lifetime, though some choose to jump from even higher points from tree limbs. Catapult your body from breathtaking heights into the cool embrace of the Caribbean.
Thoughts of Spring Break immediately conjure up images of white sand beaches and turquoise seas filled with tanned, toned bodies, partying away their semester stresses. Spring Break in Jamaica is no exception. The island is one of the hottest Spring Break destinations in the world, where having a good time is the rule of thumb.
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The “Capital of Casual” Negril is the island’s unofficial spring break headquarters and with seven miles of sparkling white sand and your disposal it’s easy to see why. For three months, lively Reggae concerts, nonstop beach volleyball tournaments and wild theme parties take over Negril and visitors from all over flock to the area. Located on the famous Norman Manley Boulevard, The Jungle is Negril’s most popular night club. Dance the night away on the biggest and best dance floor in Negril with weekend specials and discounts including the most popular night of the week “Ladies Night” every Thursday, infamous islandwide.
Located between the Blue Lagoon and Boston Bay just a mile on from the closed beach where Tom Cruise once juggled his bottles in Cocktail, Winnifred Beach is one of the most appealing beaches in all of Jamaica. Found in the Fairy Hill community in Portland on the island’s lesser traveled east coast this beach is home to a delightful reef just offshore that’s not only perfect for snorkelling, but for its clear, calm, bright-blue water justly popular with locals.
A long, unpaved road leads to the wide, white-sand beach that stretches along a sheltered bay. Thick groups of trees and vines act as a backdrop to the aquamarine water filling the foreground. At the base of the hill, large trees shade a flat strip of land, where several food and drink vendors prepare fresh fish dishes and Jamaican jerk delights – a specialty of Portland. There’s also a mini-field, perfect for a game of football. And on weekends, there are horseback riding tours down the beach and boat trips to nearby Monkey Island.
If you’re looking for sun soaked thrills on your spring break vacation look no further than the black cliffs, azure waters and mellow vibes of Jamaica’s “Capital of Casual”, Negril. Outrun your cares on seven miles of white sand beach on the island’s western-most point. Negril’s casual, laid-back pace and natural beauty make it a favorite escape for locals and visitors alike. Here, anything goes and everyone is welcome.
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After having your pick of accommodations ranging from intimate to sprawling, it’s easy to simply kick your feet up and let this easy-going town work its magic but if you’re looking for a bit more excitement and adventure there are a host of ways to enjoy yourself in Negril. One of the more popular ways to see the sights while on spring break in Negril is through Wild Thing Water Sports. Located in the middle of the famous seven-mile beach Negril’s finest Catamaran Cruise Company offers everything from fun-filled party and sunset cruises to parasailing and cliff diving.
Energetic, stunning and exciting, Montego Bay on Jamaica’s north coast embodies a spirit that invites us all to come out and play. A definite favorite among travelers in search of a good time, the second city is a great place to have your fill of relaxation and revelry. Treat yourself to something special with selections from Mobay’s extensive list of hotels, restaurants, attractions and nightclubs. There are options for every taste and budget in Jamaica’s “complete resort”.
World famous white sands and crystal clear waters fed by a mineral spring combine at the beautiful Doctor’s Cave Beach in Montego Bay. Founded in 1906, Doctor’s Cave is nestled between the Marine Park and the Hip Strip. The translucent water is known for its mineral content and its golden sands and turquoise water provide the perfect place to enjoy the tranquil warmth of the Caribbean Sea. Visitors can even watch brightly colored tropical fish swimming close to the surface.