TRAVEL COUNSELLORS: Enjoy a family holiday in Jamaica

Travel advice from the people who know

Ben Burgess Travel CounsellorsWith Ben Burgess from Travel Counsellors

Famous for its stunning white-sand beaches and turquoise waters, home of Bob Marley, Jamaica is a truly wonderful holiday destination.

Together with a cheerful vibe, more family-friendly attractions than the rest of the Caribbean put together, and a wealth of high-end resorts offering an impressive array of activities for all ages, Jamaica offers the perfect family holiday experience.

With a superb range of water sports, exciting theme parks and a range of activity, the whole family can enjoy a fantastic adventure in gorgeous Jamaica.

Here are our top five reasons why this island gem is ideal for your next family getaway.

Blissful beaches: With hundreds of miles of glorious coastline, there are many gorgeous beaches to enjoy.

Some of the sandy stretches that should be on your holiday to-do list are Doctor’s Cave Beach and Rose Hall Beach in Montego Bay, and Seven Mile Beach in Negril.

Wonderful water sports: Jamaica has plenty of water sports that are suitable for all ages.

From kayaking and snorkeling, through to glass-bottomed boat rides and guided tours of the stunning coastline, immerse yourself in the breath-taking underwater world teeming with colourful fish and marine life.

Stunning natural attractions: Whether you want to climb the waterfalls at Dunn’s River Falls, enjoy a horse ride in the shallows of the Caribbean Sea at Negril, or relax at the famous Rick’s Café and watch the cliff divers plummet into the water, Jamaica is packed with an incredible array of natural attractions to keep you busy.

Beautiful Botanical Gardens: Head to the 200-acre Royal Botanical Gardens, the largest in the Caribbean. Also known as the Hope Gardens, discover rare and beautiful species of tropical plants and trees, including the Hibiscus elatus, which is the national tree of Jamaica.

Fans of the James Bond movies will be in there element here too, as this is the place where 007 himself was created. Jamaica itself is the place where Ian Fleming wrote the Bond novels from his GoldenEye home.

Exciting adventures: Beyond your resort, find fantastic adventures to get involved with, including river tubing, kayaking, bungee trampolining, and zip lining through the rainforest treetops. For a thrilling day out for the whole family, visit Mystic Mountain in Ocho Rios, where one of the undoubted highlights will be the famed bobsled run mountain coaster.

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