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Family Holidays, Family Friendly Hotels & Things to do with Kids in Jamaica



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Jamaica offers limitless activities that are perfect for family holidays, and its exceptional weather means that this is one island you simply won’t want to leave.

When you think about the Caribbean, you’re probably thinking about Jamaica. One of the most famous and best loved of all Caribbean islands; Jamaica has thrived on its tourist image for years. It offers the perfect combination of weather, sandy beaches and cultural interest to keep every family member happy, and with frequent flights from Europe, this is a fabulous place to spend your holidays.

Jamaica was long fought over by the British, the Spanish and the American Indians, and this diverse mix of cultures is still evident wherever you go. Once a colony inhabited by slaves, Jamaica gained its independence from Britain in the early 1960’s and has developed into a strong nation on its own.

Visitors can step into the Green Grotto Caves and explore the interconnecting limestone passageways that were once the hideouts of the Jamaican slaves, or head to the Jamaican Coffee Festival held every autumn, where coffee growers celebrate their trade and hand out as much of the caffeinated stuff for free as they can.

The weather in Jamaica is always fairly dry, but the wettest season is through the summer months of July to September. To avoid the summer rush of holiday makers, and to get the best chance of dry days, an ideal time to visit is over November to April.


Things to do in Jamaica with Children

Kids will be delighted to jump aboard a jeep and head off into the hills for a safari adventure of a lifetime. The 4x4 safari from Montego Bay will take kids from as young as 6 years old, and you’ll visit delights like a former slave hospital as well as view some stunning natural scenery along the way. More details...

For children 10 years and over, the Zip Line tour is a great way to see the rainforest. It’s a fantastic and exhilarating ride through the tree tops and definitely a unique way to explore. This tour includes pick up from your hotel and travel by bus followed by your exciting rider over 8 zip lines at speeds of up to 35 miles per hour. More details...

The Jungle River Tubing excursion is a fabulous idea for a family day out. Spend a lazy afternoon on an inflatable tube and relax as you navigate the (gentle) rapids and admire the scenery passing by. The tour guides will be on hand – in their own inflatable’s – to comment on the local sights. This trip is suitable for kids that are 6 years old and over. More details...

Dog Sledding is an activity you’d probably think was best suited for the wilds of the arctic, but here in Jamaica your family can experience the same thrill – without the snow! Join your tour guide and learn about the art of running a sled. Help harness the dogs, which are all cared for rescue animals, and then head off for an exhilarating ride with your new best friends. Children aged 6 and over are welcome. More details...

The family will have a memorable experience swimming with dolphins, at Dolphin Cove at Ocho Rios. The age range does vary but there is a program that is suitable for the younger children, and under 6 are free!

Don’t miss out on a trip to Dunn River Falls, a truly beautiful park. Older children who can swim will enjoy climbing the gentle waterfall.


Recommended family friendly hotels in Jamaica

There are many hotels in Jamaica that will be called family-friendly, but our recommended hotels really are, with their large rooms, great pools, and supervised childrens clubs. They also can go as far as providing privates nannies, water parks and children themed entertainment.

Beaches Resort and Spa is located in a stunning setting in the environmentally friendly hideaway of Negril. The water park will be a hit with kids of all ages, the younger ones will enjoy the Sesame Street theme, and the older ones, the state-of-the-art XBOX 360® Game Garage and the teens, the teen-only Liquid night club as well as Scratch DJ Academy. More details...

The popular Rose Hall Resort and Spa is located on gorgeous long stretch of beach in Montego Bay, this all-inclusive resort has plenty of entertainment on offer for the whole family. You can enjoy laying back and enjoying the body treatments on offer whilst the kids are catered for with their own children club and they will love Sugar Mills Water Park with its complex of waterfalls, waterslides and swinging bridges. The younger ones have a fenced off supervised play area. More details...

The Half Moon is a luxury resort, spread out over 400 acres, in Montego Bay. It has its own resident dolphins which you can enjoy a swim with, and an equestrian centre with dressage, show jumping and mini-polo field too! Anancy childrens village houses colourful cabins where the kids get to enjoy supervised activities such as video games, art and crafts, even stories and nap-time, not to mention the mini golf course, playground and horseback riding station – your little ones will not be wanting to come home! More details...

Both Virgin Holidays and Kuoni Holidys offer a selection of luxury hotel accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets. Thomson, Expedia and Thomas Cook also have a selection of family hotels, some with room only and free child places to Montego Bay, Negril and Ocho Rios.


Family Eco-friendly hotels in Jamaica

Sunset at the Palms Resort All Inclusive consists of 10 acres of dense, flowering gardens with charming treehouse style wood cabins on stilts offering beautiful views. There is a freeform pool, spa tub, and all day room service, there is also a free program for children ages 2-12 at Club Mongoose, and the Jamrock Centre for the teens. More details...

Ultimate Swim Dolphin Program in Ocho Rios


This Ocho Rios package brings you in close contact with the dolphins where you experience a one-to-one encounter as you swim and frolic with two friendly dolphins. You'll also see exciting birds, tropical fish, reptiles and amazing Jamaican plants as you take a gentle nature walk through lush, unspoiled tropical rainforest!

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Ocho Rios Dolphin Swim


This is a great Ocho Rios intermediate package where you swim in the deep for half an hour with one dolphin after an introduction and briefing from resident expert trainers. Experience for yourself the unique feeling of awe which dolphins inspire by their profound intelligence and beauty!Special Offer - For a limited time, book now and receive a free upgrade to the Ultimate Swim Program in Ocho Rios - Book Now!

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Ocho Rios Dolphin Encounter Program


In this 20-minute program, children and adults alike, will enjoy the company of their new dolphin friends in Ocho Rios. Learn about dolphins in the educational introductory presentation then have an encounter with the dolphins from the security of the shallows. Being extremely sociable, they will enjoy your company, as you will theirs. Caress and touch the dolphins and view them up close!

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Ocho Rios White River Valley Tubing Safari


Discover the best kept secret in Jamaica! Take off on an exciting river tube ride along the White River where you'll be surrounded by beautiful scenery. You'll pass through coconut plantations, bamboo groves and see the locals in their riverside homes! Enjoy the challenging rapids as well as the enchanting and peaceful lagoons!

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Dunn's River Falls Tour from Ocho Rios


Discover the natural beauty of Dunn's River Falls on this tour in Jamaica! Visit Jamaica’s beautiful Dunn’s River Falls from Ocho Rios and hike to the top of the stunning 600-foot (182-meter) waterfall with the help of your local guide. When you reach the top, take in the magnificent landscapes and admire the scenic tropical views.

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Kingston Day Trip from Ocho Rios with Bob Marley Museum


Discover Jamaica's capital, Kingston, on a day trip from Ocho Rios. You'll enjoy an informative guided tour of the city and visit the famous Bob Marley Museum, highlighting the lasting musical legacy of the late great reggae master.

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Jamaica Catamaran Cruise to Dunn's River Falls from Ocho Rios or Montego Bay


Cruise through the clear waters of the Caribbean aboard a spacious catamaran and discover where Dunn’s River Falls meets the sea. Snorkel over spectacular coral reefs along the way, and sway to the rhythms of Jamaican music while sipping a rum punch on your return to Ocho Rios or Montego Bay. At Dunn’s River Falls, you’ll have ample time to swim in the lagoons and climb the terraced rocks up the stunning cascade, with help from your friendly guide.

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Entrance to Dolphin Cove at Treasure Reef


Discover the secrets of the Jamaican pirates at Treasure Reef, a mini replica of Port Royal. See pirates roaming around and enjoy the many activities included in your admission pass! Treasure Reef offers a day of absolute fun, entertainment and extreme enjoyment for people of all ages!

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Geejam

  
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The Knutsford Court Hotel

  
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16 Chelsea Avenue 
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Courtleigh Hotel & Suites

  
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85 Knutsford Boulevard 
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Indies Hotel

  
5 Holborn Road 
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Wyndham Kingston Jamaica

  
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Christar Villas Hotel

  
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99a-101 Hope Road Kingston 6 
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Altamont Court Hotel

  
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The Jamaica Pegasus Hotel

  
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Reggae Hostel

  
8 Burlington Avenue 
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Spanish Court Hotel

  
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1 Saint Lucia Avenue 
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Beaches Ocho Rios, Jamaica

The Beaches Ocho Rios resort is a place for those families that enjoy a break that keeps them on their toes, or their feet to be more precise. This all inclusive resort is a place to come if you enjoy getting out, about and doing something with your family.



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Useful telephone number in Jamaica

Emergency numbers
110 – Fire
110 – Medical Emergency (Ambulance/First Aid)
119 – Police

Embassy

Embassies of all countries in Jamaica - Click here

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