Jamaican Vacation With Kids

Jamaican Vacation With Kids
Jamaica, an island in the Caribbean, is a favorite destination for those traveling in the area. Famous for jerk chicken and reggae music it can be a fun tropical island for families to visit. There are many activities including scuba diving and cave exploring and beautiful beaches for some fun in the sun.


There are hotels on the island that are all inclusive, meaning that they have everything that the family needs within the resort. Beaches Boscobel is one resort and includes day care, fun characters, a video room and planned activities for kids. Within the resort, your family can go swimming, scuba diving or play a round or two of golf. Other family oriented resorts with similar programs are also located on the island.

Beaches Boscobel
Ocho Rios
St. Ann, Jamaica
West Indies
(876) 975-7777

Water Parks

There are a number of water parks in Jamaica including Sugar Mill Falls and Pirate's Paradise. Located at Rose Hall Resort, Sugar Mill Falls includes a 280-foot slide. Pirate's Paradise is at Beaches Boscobel and is for guests of the resort or golf club. The parks offer pools, slides and rivers for swimming.

Rose Hall Resort
Sugar Mill Falls
Montego Bay, Jamaica
(866) 799-3661


You can take your kids to The Green Grotto Caves for a day of exploring. The caves are thought to be where slaves escaped and hid in the 1700s. Hard hats are handed out for exploring the area and tours take about 45 minutes.

The Green Grotto Caves
Discovery Bay
St. Ann, Jamaica
(876) 973-2841


A program on the island offers you and your family a chance to get to know the island residents. Meet the People connects visitors with natives for a planned outing such as swimming or a meal. Another way to delve into the local culture is to take a Countrystyle Community Tour. The tours take you and your kids to local spots that are not as "touristy" such as underground caves, towns and local restaurants where you can get to know the Jamaican people.

Countrystyle International
62 Ward Avenue, P.O. Box 60
Mandeville, Manchester
Jamaica WI

Article Written By Keith Dooley

Keith Dooley has a degree in outdoor education and sports management. He has worked as an assistant athletic director, head coach and assistant coach in various sports including football, softball and golf. Dooley has worked for various websites in the past, contributing instructional articles on a wide variety of topics.

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