Dont Worry About a Thing: Happy Families Holiday in Jamaica travel

Don’t Worry About a Thing: Happy Families Holiday in Jamaica

Authored by kat-prm
Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2023 - 10:47

Family holidays are so precious – a time to make memories, laugh together and have fun. But little ones want a beach, teenagers love an adrenaline buzz, grandparents like good food, exhausted mum and dad just want to chill… so where do you go? 

To borrow lyrics from the legendary Bob Marley, ‘don’t worry about a thing, cause every little thing gonna be alright’ – if you choose Jamaica. 

Jamaica is the number-one destination in the Caribbean for Brits. It is not surprising because as a destination for multi-generational holidays, the island is hard to beat. From beautiful beaches and stunning scenery to diverse activities including soft adventure to fast-paced experiences. The vibrant culture, delicious food, warm and welcoming people and a whole lot of sunshine is ideal for families. Make everyone happy and choose Jamaica. 


Jamaica is a haven for sand lovers, with options ranging from small idyllic coves to the famous white sand Seven Mile Beach in Negril. With several shallow beaches on the island, even little ones can have a safe paddle. If you’re not staying on the coast, no problem – plan a day trip to a popular public beach such as Doctor’s Cave Beach in Montego Bay, Ocho Rios Bay Beach or the Long Bay Beach Park in Negril. They have lifeguards, beach chairs, showers and authentic Jamaican food. ​ 


With an abundance of activities to choose from, you’re bound to find plenty of things the whole family can do together. The unforgettable Dunns River Falls is a must-see and do - climb this iconic 185-metre-high waterfall and experience its lush surroundings. How about a family catamaran cruise, maybe with a bit of snorkelling included, or a swim at Glistening Waters, a magical fluorescent lagoon that begins to glow at night due to microorganisms in it? Or wouldn’t you like to see some crocodiles in the wild on a sensational J. Charles Swaby’s Black River Safari on the south coast? Don’t forget your camera. 


Make awesome memories together during an activity with an adrenaline-pumping wow factor. Visit Mystic Mountain and take in the stunning coastal views from the chairlift; take an exhilarating zipline trip through the forest canopy; or zoom through the jungle on a Jamaican bobsled experience. Alternatively, burn up some energy riding an ATV or dune-buggy along the shoreline or close to a river to get muddy. There are plenty of options available all over the island. In Port Antonio, adventurers can go river rafting on bamboo rafts on the Rio Grande or visit tropical jungle-lined Somerset Falls. 


Imbibe on moreish cuisine ​ that is tasty and appealing to even the fussiest tastebuds. Resorts of course offer a wide variety of cuisines to satisfy most palettes, but for sure cookshops provide plenty of choices, such as the hearty national dish, Ackee and Saltfish, or a succulent beef patty. Jamaica is the birthplace of the Jerk cuisine, so dive into delicious Jerk chicken or Jerk pork at one of the many Jerk spots across the island. Seafood is freshly caught and done to order. There are local fruits aplenty such as bananas, mangos, jackfruit, melon, naseberry, coconuts and much more. Of course everyone will want an ice cream or three – Devon House in, Kingston, is the home of Jamaica's first black millionaire. ​ The property is home to Devon House I-Scream which serves yummy flavours such as chocolate and mango - and even stout for the grown-ups! 


If you need easy budgeting, Jamaica is home to a number of all-inclusive family resorts with prices that include food, extensive kids clubs and a range of activities. Some even have their own waterparks with waterslides and cannons, or include land sports such as beach volleyball, tennis and even rock climbing. 

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