Jamaica Beach Resorts

Written by Patricia Tunstall
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Jamaica beach resorts occupy some of the world's most famous strips of dazzling white sand. From Negril in the west, to Ocho Rios on the north coast, these resorts get bigger and have more offerings every year. Most of the larger resorts own their own private stretch of beach for the exclusive use of their guests. Some, such as Couples Ocho Rios, have a private island on which their visitors can frolic.

Jamaica all inclusive resorts are prevalent, but the variety of their accommodations gives tourists a wide range of choices, from villas to hotel-type rooms. Part of any planning by singles, couples, or families should be inquiries of travel agents and exploration of tourism websites to find out what "all inclusive" means specifically. Equally important is ascertaining the type of visitor the resort caters to, families or the more free-spirited crowd.

Jamaica Beach Resorts for Families

Perhaps the most family-oriented of the Jamaica beach resorts on the north coast is Beaches Boscobel Resort & Golf Club, 10 miles east of Ocho Rios. It's easy to see why Franklyn D. Resort at Runaway Bay is a prime family destination. Not only are all meals and activities included in the price, but you have a housekeeper who also babysits.

Beaches Negril is part of the Sandals chain, but is designed for families. Lots of activities are offered for children and teenagers, and there's even a restaurant set aside for children only. Coyaba in Mahoe Bay, near Montego Bay, is one of the smaller Jamaica beach resorts, but it gives a 50 percent discount to children 11 years of age and under at its oceanfront site.


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