Jamaica Family Vacation Spots

Looking for Jamaica family vacation spots? Jamaica sends a lot of mixed messages when it comes to it’s family friendly credentials. On the one hand there is the dope issue, lot’s of adult and couples all inclusive resort while on the other there is a host of wonderful natural attractions and extremely family friendly resorts and things to do.  Here are the best of the best for families.

Destination Guides: Jamaica


Best Jamaica Family Beaches

Among the best beaches in Jamaica for children are Montego Bay's Doctor's Cave Beach and Seven Mile Beach in Negril.  

At Doctor's Cove you can easily see why this  8km of clear water fringed,  white sandy beach is rated as the best for families on the island.

Similarly the family areas on Seven Mile Beach on the western side of the island are equally attractive for kids. The nudist areas are safely sanctioned.


Save up to 65% at Beaches Negril Resort


Day Trip to Negril

VIDEO: Jamaica Negril - Nirvana on the Beach - Travel with Kids Jamaica 

On the West End of Jamaica Negril offers a handful of good attractions to keep families occupied for a day. This trip drops by 7 mile beach and the Negril Family all inclusive resorts, on it's way along the West End road to the lighthouse, and the cliff divers at Rick's Café.


White River Tubing

Tubing down the White River with urban tubing. This is one of the longest clear water rivers in Jamaica and you can take your family down about 3km of it. While this activity is earmarked for even the youngest kids you really need to apply some discernment and consider your kids experience with water. Even in the safe controlled conditions younger kids could run into problems in the flowing waters. 

This video below will give you an ideas as to what is involved and how entertaining a morning you can have in the hills by Ocho Rios. . 


Dunn’s River Falls

Open from 7 am on cruise ship days and 8 am otherwise until 4 pm. The site of a historical battle between the English and the Spanish in the good old days but more well known for it’s spectacular garden like qualities and natural beauty. Suitable for kids of most ages. Personally I have taken the chance to take my little girl to streams in the rainforest since she was almost a baby - well supervised of course. There's something extremely nourishing and revitalising about the environment that helps kids thrive. A healing effect that goes beyond the refreshing qualities of the water.

Cost: About $20 for adults or take a family tour. Dunn’s River Falls


Jamiaica Family Resorts

We will let the experts at Luxury Resort Bliss take you through the best options for Family Resorts in Jamaica. Ant there certainly is not any shortage with everything from horse private nannies (FDR Resort review below) for each family to extremely inclusive mega resorts like Beaches Negril. See more great examples of Jamaica family resorts on these pages:


Jamaica Equestrian Adventure Resort

The Equestrian Center at Half Moon Bay featured in this video below is the top choice for families looking for this type of adventure on the island. Apart from jumping, polo and  beach rides instruction there is also a Pony Park animal farm.

See a full review of this resort and other Jamaica Vacation Villa Resorts here. 


Rainforest Bobsled Jamaica

As well as the great slides there is an ECO friendly rain forest adventure program, zip lines and watersides. Definitely one to check out.


Blue Hole Ocho Rios, Jamaica

The Blue Hole in the rain forest mountains above Ocho Rios is a great alternative to the more crowded and tourist orientated Dunns River falls.


Family Vacation Deals

 The video below will help you see how to find the top family friendly accommodation options anywhere.

We recommend always to check reviews on TripAdvisor (use this link) before booking any travel deals. 

  • Accorhotels -  50% off the second room for kids.
  • All Inclusive-  The top family all inclusive discounts
  • Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas -  Save up to 40%
  • Beaches Luxury Family Resorts-  65% off, free scuba and more.
  • CheapAir.com -  Cheap Airfares 
  • Cheap Caribbean - Great family packaged deals by this network are available all over the Caribbean. Including up to 65% off.
  • Cruisedirect - Up to 80% OFF. .
  • Expedia - Discounted Family Vacation packages and last minute deals.
  • First Choice - Amazing all inclusive family holiday specialist in Europe.
  • FlipKey - Family Vacation Rentals in  1200 locations
  • Intrepid Family Adventure - Find Family adventures with 1600 itineraries.
  • G Family Adventures -Big clearance on last minute family itineraries worldwide.
  • Holiday Inn  - Kids Stay and Eat for Free
  • HomeExchange - We are into the sharing economy in a big way and this site makes it easy.
  • HomeForExchange - Another great family home exchange with 13,000 listings in 80+ countries
  • Motel 6 - Pet-Friendly and budget offers. With kids stay free and rooms from $39 road trips are now affordable.
  • Priceline - Save with bidding and Package Offers of up to $500 off
  • TripAdvisor - Allows you to search by family friendly option. Go to place to read reviews. Also one of the best places to find vacation rentals.