As if warm, sandy beaches and friendly island vibes aren't enticing enough, you'll be blown away by all of the incredibly fun family attractions in Jamaica. Nestled south of Florida in the clear blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, this popular tourist destination is beautiful all year long. With an average temperature at a tropical 80 degrees, there's really no bad time to plan a Jamaica family vacation.
Some of the coolest attractions and best hotels in Jamaica for kids are located in Montego Bay. Yes, the Montego Bay of Beach Boys' fame. (...Key Largo, Montego, baby why don't we go...?) Home to the Ritz-Carlton Golf and Spa Resort and Round Hill Hotel and Villas, this area offers several beaches, duty-free shopping, golf courses, horseback riding, amazing restaurants, you name it. If you're looking to plan the perfect Jamaica family vacation, this seaside spot is a great place to start.
Should you decide to visit the South end of the island, you can pick from several hotels nearby YS Falls, one of the most incredible natural attractions in Jamaica. At YS Falls, you can kick back and relax in the natural spring pool and take in the breathtaking views of giant trees, exotic plant-life and tropical birds. If you were intent on finding some exciting things to do in Jamaica with kids, look no further.Thrill-seekers can go river-tubing through the seven-tiered waterfall or fly through the jungle on the canopy zipline!
Any reggae fans in the family? If so, your Jamaica family vacation wont be complete without a trip to Bob Marley Museum. Located in the island's capital of Kingston, the museum is the former residence of the famous reggae singer and the birthplace of The Wailers' Tuff Gong record label. You can spend an afternoon learning about the life and times of Bob Marley, grab a bite to eat at the Legend Cafe then settle into a nearby hotel to catch some Z's before tomorrow's adventure.
In choosing where to stay, all-inclusive pricing policies are a great way to save on accommodations when traveling with kids. Enter Beaches Boscobel Resort, which is practically a Jamaican tourist attraction itself. Located just outside of Ocho Rios, Beaches Boscobel is self-contained and totally kid-centric. From the children's day camp and family recreational activities, to the outdoor waterpark and on-site restaurants, you might spend your entire vacation without stepping foot off of the resort!
Next up on the list of Jamaica tourist attractions are the Blue Mountains, the longest mountain range on the entire island. There are tons of different trails and guided tours available. With views of both the South and North ends of the island (and on a clear day, the outline of Cuba!), this is one Jamaican activity for which you'll definitely want to bring your camera and an extra memory card! Nearby hotels offer a place to rest your tired legs after a long day of walking.
Whether you're looking to escape winter's chill in your neck of the woods or just hoping to max out on sun and surf, Jamaica is an awesome place to kick back and relax with your gang. Throw on some Bob Marley and start customizing your itinerary. Happy planning!