25 June 2019
Famous for its stunning white-sand beaches and shimmering turquoise waters, as well as being the home of Bob Marley and reggae music, Jamaica is a truly wonderful holiday destination. Together with a cheerful vibe, more family-friendly attractions than the rest of the Caribbean put together, and a wealth of high-end resorts offering an impressive array of activities for all ages, beautiful Jamaica offers the perfect family holiday experience.
With a superb range of water sports, exciting theme parks and a full range of fun activities for all ages, the whole family can enjoy a fantastic Caribbean adventure in gorgeous Jamaica.
Here are five reasons why this island gem is the ideal choice for your next family getaway.
Blissful beaches: With hundreds of miles of glorious coastline, there are many gorgeous beaches to enjoy. Some of the sandy stretches that should definitely be on your holiday to-do list are Doctor’s Cave Beach, Rose Hall Beach and Cornwall Beach in Montego Bay, Seven Mile Beach in Negril and Boston Bay Beach in Port Antonio.
Wonderful water sports: Jamaica has plenty of land and water sports that are suitable for all ages. From kayaking and snorkelling, through to glass-bottomed boat rides and guided tours of the stunning coastline, immerse yourself in the breath-taking underwater world and discover crystal-clear waters that are teeming with colourful fish and marine life.
Stunning natural attractions: Whether you want to climb the world-renowned waterfalls at Dunn’s River Falls, enjoy a horse ride in the shallows of the Caribbean Sea at Negril, or relax at the famous Rick’s Café and watch the cliff divers plummet into the water, Jamaica is packed with an incredible array of natural attractions to keep you busy.
Beautiful Botanical Gardens: Head to the 200-acre Royal Botanical Gardens, which is the largest in all of the Caribbean. Also known as the Hope Gardens, discover many rare and beautiful species of tropical plants and trees here, including the Hibiscus elatus (blue mahoe), which is the national tree of Jamaica. Fans of the James Bond movies will be in there element here too, as this is the place where 007 himself was created. Jamaica itself is also the place where Ian Fleming wrote the Bond novels from his GoldenEye home, which now forms part of the 52-acre GoldenEye Resort & Spa. The first James Bond film, 1962’s Dr No, was also filmed in Ocho Rios.
Exciting adventures: Beyond your resort, there are plenty of fantastic adventure experiences to get involved with, including river tubing and kayaking, 4x4 off-road safaris, bungee trampolining, and zip lining through the rainforest treetops. For a thrilling day out for the whole family, don’t miss the chance to visit Mystic Mountain in Ocho Rios, where one of the undoubted highlights will be the famed bobsled run mountain coaster, or for more tranquil pursuits, there are also beautiful butterfly and hummingbird gardens to explore.
“I had never been to Jamaica before and was really impressed with how much it had to offer. I think it is a great destination for families, couples and groups of friends as there really is so much to do. I can’t wait until my next visit!”
Claire, Travel Counsellor
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