Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tips for a family holiday in Jamaica

If you are planning a trip to Jamaica, you couldn’t have chosen a better destination in the Caribbean.

Jamaica has usually been seen as a romantic destination perfect for weddings and honeymoon and while this reputation has a solid foundation, people are now waking up to the fact that it is very much a family destination and has something to offer to suit all tastes and age-groups. If you are planning a family vacation to Jamaica, the following tips can help you make the most of your stay.

Jamaica accommodation

Jamaica offers a complete spectrum of accommodation options from hotels to all-inclusive resorts to private Jamaica rentals comprising holiday villas, cottages and apartments. However, if budget and flexibility are high on the agenda, the perfect options would be holiday homes or private Jamaica rentals. If you stay in hotel, it is highly unlikely you’ll get rooms next to each other. Second, all your interactions would be restricted to outdoors as there is not enough space in a single room for spending quality time together. Third, take the cost of all the rooms and add to that what you would spend on eating out and you will find staying in Jamaican villas, cottages and apartments would prove to be less costly. Fourth, some Jamaican rentals also provide childcare facilities so if you wish to go out and spend some private moments together with your partner, you can indulge yourself safe in the knowledge that the kids are being well-taken care of.


Jamaica has a spectacular shoreline and its beaches need no introduction. However, there is much more on offer including majestic mountains, navigable rivers, reserves, parks, botanical gardens, caves (both on and underground), colorful marine life, lagoons, plantations, museums, art galleries and man-made amusement parks such as Dolphins Cove and Kool Runnings Park. Also worth a special mention is the Dunn’s River Falls, Jamaica’s signature tourist attraction. It is not just the sight of the water cascading from a height of 600 feet that is captivating. More exciting is the fact that you can actually climb up the limestone rocks over which the water cascades to reach the top of the falls. Then there are the scenic trails around the Rio Grande Valley which you can explore on foot, on a jeep or on horseback.

Finally, if you just want to relax, let go, and bask in the company of your loved ones, simply choose a Jamaican villa facing the Caribbean, away from the crowds amidst the majestic settings of this beautiful Caribbean nation.

1 comment:

Jamaican Treasures said...


Jamaica is one of the best and most affordable tropical destinations known over the world for its adventure and serenity, thrill and peace, excitement and tranquility, luxury and affordability all at the same time for everyone. I got to know about many unique things from this post.