Big, bold and bubbly, Jamaica has long been a holiday haunt for families, with its gleaming beaches, spectacular scenery, adventure tours, reggae music, spicy jerk food and laid-back Rastafarian spirit.
Book a trip through your hotel’s concierge and explore this extraordinary island. Swing through the treetops on an exciting canopy tour, climb the slippery steps of Dunn’s River Falls and watch cold mountain water crash and tumble down to the warm Caribbean Sea. You can also visit Bob Marley’s childhood home and beautifully embellished mausoleum. Take a candlelit tour of Rose Hall, a grand plantation house with an intriguing past near Montego Bay. Off-road adventures, sunset sails, river rafting, horse-riding, theme parks and, of course, those sparkling beaches for watersports. The seven-mile stretch of white sands at Negril just one of the many not-to-miss beaches on the island!
One of the best places to stay is Half Moon at Montego Bay, showcasing guest rooms, suites, cottages and also luxury villas with private pools and staff – perfect for families and promising the very best home-from-home comforts. Little ones will love Anancy Children’s Village, with its colourful wooden huts just made for puppet shows, arts and crafts, storytelling sessions and other fabulous activities. The resort’s Hype Zone, meanwhile, is a hangout for teenagers with a cyber lounge, games room, mini spa treatments and themed evening events on offer.
Half Moon is also home to Dolphin Lagoon, where you can swim and play alongside these highly intelligent and wonderfully friendly creatures – an exclusive attraction for residents only and best booked in advance.
For great beaches, family-orientated luxury hotels and almost every activity imaginable, Jamaica should rank high on any Caribbean shortlist.