Tips For Choosing a Jamaica Family Resort

by : Bill Yaconis

Are you in the process of planning your next family vacation to Jamaica? If so, you will soon see that you have a number of great resorts to choose from. However, did you know that some of those resorts are designed for families, just like yours?

Although family resorts will automatically seem like the perfect match, there are some important factors that you will want to take into consideration. One of those factors is variance, as not all Jamaica resorts are the same. For that reason, there are a number of features, facilities, and services that you will want to be on the lookout for.

All-Inclusive Resorts

Every member of your family, especially the children, will enjoy staying at a family friendly resort, but how about a resort where most of your vacation expenses are included in the cost of your stay? It sounds pretty neat, doesn't it?

All-inclusive family vacations and resort stays are increasing in popularity. This is mostly due in part to convenience. When the cost of your food and drinks are included, you are likely to worry less. There is no having to limit your child's food intake and no having worry about going over your vacation budget. As a parent, you already have enough to worry about.

To maximize your next Caribbean family vacation, look for family resorts that provide you with more. Occasionally referred to as super-inclusive or ultra all-inclusive resorts, you may find the cost of your family's food, drinks, snacks, entertainment, and tips included. These types of family vacation travel packages are the best way to ease the stress often associated with the planning process.

Child Center

Another important component of choosing the perfect Jamaica family resort involves making sure that your children have fun. This is where a child center, also commonly referred to as a fun center, can come in. These typically large rooms in a resort are filled with age appropriate activities for children under the age of twelve. What you find inside may vary, but you may find video games, arts, crafts, toys, and so forth.

Although the weather for your Caribbean family vacation should be warm and sunny, your child may still enjoy spending a few fun hours indoors. In fact, planned activities may also be scheduled for outside as well.

Babysitting Services

Babysitting services, also know as childcare services, are another important component of planning the perfect vacation. As much as you love and care for your children, would you like an hour or two to walk along the beach or steal a few private moments with your spouse? You can do so when you find a resort that offers babysitting or childcare services.

Occasionally, you will find that some child fun centers, as covered above, and babysitting services are combined into one. For example, your child may be able to visit the child fun center unattended while you and your spouse enjoy some private time together. Reservations may be required, but as long as the center is not overfilled, your child should be paired with a responsible adult who has childcare experience.

Kid Friendly Pools

Kid friendly or kid size pools come standard at most family resorts, but it is still worth the check. If you have a toddler, make sure that a small pool is available for your child to use. Otherwise, make sure that you gain access to flotation devices or know ahead of time to bring your own.


Playgrounds are also a common fixture at most family resorts, but it is still a wise idea to double check. What is nice about most Caribbean family resorts is that the playground is often right on the beach. Although a safe distance away from the water, your child could enjoy playing in the sand. You may be surprised how exciting a five-year-old finds it to slide down a curvy slide and land in a pile of sand!

The above mentioned features and facilities are just a few of the many that you will want to look for in a Jamaican family resort. As a reminder, to ease the process of planning and preparing for your trip, examine all-inclusive family vacation packages.