What makes a perfect family-vacation destination? Sunshine, crystal-clear water, unlimited activities and beautiful beachfront accommodations, of course. Jamaica has all this and more, with lush, natural landscapes and adventures the whole family can enjoy—not to mention delicious eats and reggae tunes.
Best Family-Friendly Beach Resorts in Jamaica
Beaches Negril Resort & Spa
Beaches Negril Resort & Spa is ideally positioned on the widest stretch of Seven Mile Beach with a beachfront waterpark and ocean-view suites. It’s the family vacation destination your kids will brag about to their friends and remember for a lifetime. Choose from three different levels of accommodations with ensuite bathrooms, flat-screen TVs and layouts to suit every size family.
Beaches all-inclusive package makes family vacations effortless with unlimited meals and drinks at nine restaurants and six bars with tastes to suit even the pickiest palate. Days are full of excitement for every age with included kids and teens’ clubs, unlimited watersports like paddleboarding and kayaking and even unlimited scuba diving on some of the world’s best reefs. Red Lane® Spa stands at the ready when you need pampering in the form of a beach massage, body wrap or facial.
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Whether you’re traveling as a family or couple, want to wake up for sunrise yoga or have breakfast in bed, Half Moon has everything you’ll need. It’s convenient location just 10 minutes from Sangster International Airport means your trip is effortless from start to finish—Half Moon concierge wait just outside Customs to transfer you to the 400-acre resort. Garden, pool and ocean views surround each uniquely-designed room, suite and villa, with anything not walking distance accessible via bicycle. Villas have their own private pools, but not to worry if you booked a room—the resort has 50 pools plus two miles of serene beach. Half Moon allows both families and couples to get the vacation they need—with a Children’s Village and plenty of activities just for kids, romantic getaways will be undisturbed.
Dine at the award-winning Sugar Mill restaurant for tasty Jamaican cuisine, Il Giardino for authentic Italian food or enjoy a beach BBQ with live music with the whole family. Half Moon has private dining options plus an array of bars and cafes, so a snack—or cocktail—is always in reach. Once you’ve got a lay of the land, head to Fern Tree Spa for a couples massage in an overwater bungalow, quiet meditation in the gardens or yoga session in the outdoor pavilion.
Azul Beach Resort Negril
Azul Beach Resort Negril is delicately designed with an adults-only section so both couples and families have the vacation experience of their dreams on Seven Mile Beach. The elegant yet subtley colorful decor gives a boutique feel, while you have the luxury amenities of a larger resort. The 285 ocean-view couples and family suites with the Gourmet Inclusive® Experience create a relaxing escape with more activities than you’ll have time for included. Every suite has ocean views at this AAA Four Diamond Award winner and includes thoughtful touches like rainfall showers, aromatherapy and free international calling.
Your options for working up an appetite are practically unlimited with kayaking, beach volleyball, yoga classes, cooking classes, a fitness center and live entertainment all at no additional charge. Plus, the Azulitos Playhouse plans supervised activities for children ages 3-12 when you want to kick back at Vassa Spa or have an intimate dinner on the beach. Gourmet Inclusive® Experience means you’ll enjoy the finest international meals and premium-brand alcohols at six restaurants, six bars and the poolside snack bar, including Italian, Thai and Caribbean cuisines for no additional cost. From the welcome glass of sparkling wine on arrival to your ultimate farewell, Azul Beach Resort Negril creates the perfect environment for you to release your worries and just be.
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
This family-run boutique hotel sits on its own private beach in Ocho Rios, Jamaica with just 48 spacious cottages and suites. While Jamaica Inn welcomes children 10 years and over, this manicured property has a reputation for romantic getaways. Luxury amenities and service here have been perfected over 50 years, ensuring you get the relaxing vacation you need, hassle-free. You’ll be delighted on arrival to your lodging—turndown service, upscale bedding and furnished balconies, make for a serene escape when you’re not lounging by the beach or pool.
Indulge in a variety of cuisines al fresco at the oceanfront terrace, in your room or on the beach three meals per day. Unlike many small hotels, Jamaica Inn offers meal plans and an all-inclusive option should you decide that’s best suited for your vacation. Complimentary kayaking, paddleboarding, snorkeling and sunfish sailing add the perfect amount of excitement to your days while the Ocean Spa awaits you with massages, facials and a full beauty salon when it’s time for R&R.