Jamaica’s wide variety of attractions and villa-styled properties may appeal to those who like to travel with the whole family, grandma included. Maybe you’re planning a destination family reunion or perhaps you’re bringing an older relative or Grandparent to help with the children. Whatever your vacation plans you’ll find a range of options to occupy everyone in your group.
Many all-inclusive properties offer high levels of luxury as well as activities for all, from lounging around in a spa to golfing, water sports, fitness centres, children’s activities as well as tour desks that have connections to offer a wide variety of of-property days out. River rafting and tubing, gentle horseback rides, bird sanctuaries and high tea on a colonial estate cater to all family members, offering some options at a slower pace while also extending an invitation to learn and play for the little ones and for the simply young at heart.
Jamaica also boasts a wide selection of villas and guesthouses on all coasts that come complete with butlers, concierges and housekeepers who will help you to enjoy your stay. Jamaica Inn sits on the sparkling golden sands of St. Ann with beautiful turquoise beaches and each private cottage is paired with its own plunge pool. Bluefields Bay Villas in the south offers a different perspective, as does the laid back vibe of Treasure Beach with darker golden sand beaches, and access to YS Falls, The Black River Safari and Pelican Bar which is a rickety offshore bar accessible only by boat that offers ice cold brews and stunning photo opportunities.
The whole family can visit attractions together too. Mystic Mountain for example offers over 100 acres of lush rainforest where families can indulge in everything from thrilling zip lines and bobsled roller coaster rides to treetop canopy rides, butterfly petting parks and nature walks. Chukka Caribbean’s Good Hope property also offers a wide variety of tours from ATV rides through mud and rugged terrain, to a milder tour tubing down White River to horseback riding and high tea at the plantation house and feeding birds at the aviary .And of course, simply laying on the beach while others build sand castles on the shore, a timeless activity for all ages.