Family-friendly hotels in laid-back Jamaica

03 May 2018

Jamaica is a tropical paradise surrounded by stunning beaches, turquoise waters and infused with a laidback vibe that makes this island simply irresistible. Jamaica boasts more family-friendly attractions than the rest of the Caribbean put together. What’s more, almost every one of Jamaica’s luxury resorts offers an impressive range of activities for all ages, from water sports to family-friendly days out, and dedicated clubs for kids and teens. Here are some of the top family-friendly hotels and resorts on this Caribbean island.

Sunscape Resort and The Cove

For a worry-free family holiday Sunscape Resorts & Spas offer Unlimited-Fun® - a family-friendly programme with a kid’s check-in experience, speciality themed restaurants and a huge array of land and water activities to keep the young ones busy. Redefining all-inclusive, Sunscape Cove Montego Bay offers an elevated experience with complete access to every amenity at Sunscape Splash, which is conveniently located right next door.

Unlimited-Fun® means the entire family will want for nothing, providing 24-hour access to kid-friendly meals, snacks and drinks, buffet and a la carte restaurants that don’t require reservations. Enjoy endless land and water activities, live music and entertainment and daily supervised activity programmes for kids of all ages. Sunscape Cove is located within Montego Bay Marine Park – a fully submerged National Park with protected swimming areas and amazing opportunities for snorkelling. A stay at Sunscape Cove also includes full access to Pirates Paradise Waterpark and the famous ‘Hip Strip’ is just ten minutes away, so you can pick up some handcrafted souvenirs and enjoy the Jamaican nightlife.

Holiday Inn Montego Bay


Just six miles away from Montego Bay International Airport, Holiday Inn Montego Bay is the perfect all-inclusive escape for the family, with volleyball courts, on-site kids’ activities and family-friendly entertainment. The hotel offers a main buffet and has four a la carte restaurants to choose from, with seafood, Caribbean, Japanese and Italian cuisine all on offer. There’s also a fantastic range of bars, and when you need a bit of me-time head to Big Smaddy – the adults-only pool bar which is a great getaway for grown-ups. Unwind here with a tropical cocktail while the kids have some fun at the action-packed kids club.

Club Riu Ocho Rios


Conveniently situated in a quiet location in Ocho Rios, Club Riu Ocho Rios is shrouded in peaceful tropical surrounds. With exclusive 24-hour all-inclusive systems in place, guests have full access to everything they could need, any time of the day. With a full entertainment programme and a huge array of activities including sailing, kayaking, volleyball and golf the children will never be bored, plus the resort is located in dense woods which boast some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world, as well as the beautiful botanical gardens of Cranbrook.

There’s an exclusive entertainment programme for kids aged 4-7 and 8-12 at RiuLand, so the young ones can enjoy themselves while you indulge in some well-deserved rest and relaxation by the freshwater pool, on the beach or in the spa. Older kids are catered for too, with scuba diving lessons, tennis courts and horse riding available too.


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