Jamaica is home to so many beautiful resorts, it’s hard to make the right choice – especially since not all of them are kid-friendly. Don’t worry, parents, we’ve done your homework for you! Our Travel Experts have combed through Montego Bay, Negril, and Ocho Rios to find the top 11 resorts that are perfect for the whole family.
These top-tier resorts offer fabulous experiences for little ones and grown-ups alike, with helpful amenities and services to give you peace of mind. From water slides and teen lounges to connecting rooms and high chairs, here’s where to stay with kids in Jamaica.
1. Azul Beach Resort Negril
Travelling with a baby or toddler? Azul Beach Resort Negril provides a wide range of baby amenities so you don’t have to pack the whole house with you. Whether you need bottle warmers and sterilizers, baby monitors, strollers, or even pureed baby food delivered to your room – just ask!
For everyone else in the family, there’s Azulitos Playhouse, a great family pool, and excellent family rooms. Choose between a family suite, two bedroom suite, or two-level family loft suite (which is right next to Azulitos Kids’ Club!).
2. Hotel Mockingbird Hill, Port Antonio
This gorgeous BIPOC owned eco-boutique hotel is ideal for families with older kids or children who prefer a quieter setting. With only 10 rooms on the property, your family will enjoy a calm beach with no crowds, extra-personal service, and fantastic healthy food featuring Jamaican ingredients.
For the most space, book your relaxing getaway in The Pad, which comes with a private patio, master bedroom and separate living room (with an extra bed and baby cot available if you need it). For the best view, you can’t beat the Superior Room, where you can watch the Caribbean Sea from your covered veranda.
3. Beaches Negril Resort & Spa
Can you tell me how to get – how to get to Beaches Negril? Your kiddos can meet their favourite Sesame Street® characters at this recently renovated all-inclusive family resort. And if they’ve already outgrown Elmo, there’s more than enough to do across the resort.
Have a blast at Pirates Island Waterpark, leave your teens at the Xbox lounge, hop on the hydrobikes and Hobie cats, or play a game of bocce ball, basketball, and more.
Families are spoilt for choice in the way of accommodations. From the Grand Luxe connecting family rooms to the Tropical Beachfront 3-Bedroom Walkout Grand Butler Family Suite, there’s a perfect oasis for your crew.
4. Beaches Ocho Rios
At Beaches’ resorts, all kids can join in the fun. At the Ocho Rios location, and all the other Beaches resorts, staff and certified nannies have completed the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) training and Autism Certification so families with special needs can travel with peace of mind.
Unique to the Ocho Rios location is an all-inclusive golf program made just for kids! Of course, if you’re more interested in forty winks than yelling “fore!” at the links, you’ll love this resorts’ Caribbean line of family sized rooms and suites (with connecting rooms and rollaway beds available if you need them).
5. Ocean Coral Spring Resort All Inclusive, Trelawny
You can beat the heat at Ocean Coral Spring’s ice cream shop, ride a tube down the lazy river, bowl a strike, catch a flick, and go snorkelling – all in a day’s play!
This beachfront all-inclusive boasts indoor and outdoor entertainment for all ages and Family Junior Suites that come with your own beach umbrellas and family amenities.
6. SeaGarden Beach Resort, Montego Bay
Grab some snorkelling gear and check out the tropical fish. Put on your game face for the ultimate pool volleyball match. Show off your most embarrassing dance moves (“Mom, make it stop!”) at the resort’s fun dance class. However you spend your quality time together, BIPOC-owned SeaGarden Beach Resort will make your vacation one worth remembering.
The all-inclusive family resort offers the perfect two-bedroom, two-bathroom family suite, great entertainment and activities, and a private beach club.
7. Iberostar Selection Rose Hall Suites, Montego Bay
Never fear, picky eaters are welcome here! Between the kids’ menus at every restaurant, the Aquafun water park, cool shenanigans at Star Camp, and spacious family suites (with your own video games!), you’d have to be trying really hard not to have a blast at Iberostar Rose Hall.
Not just family-friendly, but ocean-friendly too, you’ll love the on-site coral nursery and responsibly sourced seafood policy.
You’ll also want to check out Iberostar Rose Hall Beach, Montego Bay!
8. Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa, Lucea
With no fewer than four beaches to enjoy, Grand Palladium Jamaica creates an awesome setting for your whole family. Splash in the waves or pick up some water sports equipment to take your beach day up a notch.
Parents, you can check out the adults-only pool while your mini-me has tons of fun at the baby club, mini club, or teen club. For family time together, your connecting suite with private terraces and two full bathrooms offers the perfect place to relax.
9. Royalton White Sands, Trelawny
Choose between family and luxury? In Jamaica? Never! All-In Luxury® is the name of the game at Royalton White Sands (and spoiler alert, everyone wins this game). The attention to detail is hard to beat, and the atmosphere manages to be elegant and family friendly at the same time.
We love the Family Jacuzzi suites; they come with a king sized DreamBed™, a pull-out double bed, and a set of bunk beds (plus two separate living rooms and a private balcony). It’s the perfect place to rest up before a full day of playing at the splash pad, water park, lazy river, Clubhouse and Hangout Teen Lounge, and daily entertainment.
You’ll also want to check out Royalton White Sands Montego Bay and Royalton Negril Resort & Spa!
10. Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa, Montego Bay
Hilton Rose Hall sets the scene perfectly for a fun and relaxing family trip. Enjoy the uncrowded private beach, activities created just for kids and teens, and an on-site water park complete with a lazy river and 280-foot water slide.
With eight different kinds of family suites ranging from comfortable resort-view guest rooms to a 2,200 square foot prime minister suite, it’s easy to find exactly the right space for you and your kids.
11. Moon Palace Jamaica, Ocho Rios
How long can you last surfing on the FlowRider® wave simulator? How many cannonballs can you do at the pool? How many Xbox games can you try in one day? How many times will you come back for more?
Moon Palace Jamaica offers a fun luxury vacation for the whole fam-jam, including 6-person suites and connecting guest rooms designed with families in mind.
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