It goes without saying that Montego Bay has beautiful beaches. The second largest destination in Jamaica, it also touts a cruise port, golf courses, and even an amusement park, Aquasol Theme Park. Montego Bay is most popular, however, for its oceanfront resorts — many of which are all-inclusive. Consider one of these resorts in Montego Bay for your next family vacation — approved by our staff of experts and other family travelers like you.
Written by Amanda Geronikos
Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa
Get ready for some true R&R at Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa, located on the beach in Montego Bay. The deluxe resort features the largest pool in Jamaica, along with both a la carte and buffet restaurants, a kids" club, spa and slot machines for mom and dad. Junior Suites and Suites sleep up to four guests, and connecting rooms are available upon request. Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa, located on the same property, is also a fantastic hotel, though families should be aware its rooms only sleep up to three guests.
IBEROSTAR Rose Hall Suites
There"s IBEROSTAR Grand Rose Hall (adults only), IBEROSTAR Rose Hall and IBEROSTAR Rose Hall Suites. The latter is our choice for families, with spacious accommodations that sleep four and offer mini-bars (stocked daily) and DVD players. Guests enjoy six options for dining, organized activities, a kids" club, gorgeous pool and beachfront location -- all included in rates. Parents -- treat yourselves to a massage at the spa.
Round Hill Hotel & Villas Resort
Round Hill Hotel & Villas Resort is a deluxe property in Montego Bay, with oceanfront rooms, villa suites and full villas to accommodate families of all sizes. The villas are the most luxurious, with private pools and made-to-order breakfast included. Families appreciate the specific offerings for kids, such as a kids" club, teen club, and children"s menus with early dining. Plan a romantic evening at the hotel"s Seaside Terrace -- nannies are available to watch kids in the evenings for an additional fee.
Royalton White Sands Resort
It"s all about families at Royalton White Sands Resort, which offers a children"s splash pool (plus two regular pools), a kids" club, teen lounge and non-motorized water sports, such as snorkeling and kayaking. Other perks include organized activities, live entertainment and five restaurants -- each with a specialty cuisine. Connecting rooms are available, and all accommodations include access to Wi-Fi â€“ covered in all-inclusive rates.
Sunset Beach Resort Spa & Waterpark
Treat the kids to a stay at this resort, which features Pirates Paradise Waterpark. It also features a teen program and kids" club for ages 12 and under. Themed activities include Pirates Day on Tuesdays, when the resort hosts a barbecue beach party, and families also enjoy three beaches, three pools, boat rentals (fee), and a complimentary shuttle to Margaritaville, an entertainment hub. Parents like the resort"s slot machines and disco, or simply relaxing with a tropical cocktail at one of the onsite restaurants.
Half Moon, A RockResort
Half Moon, A Rock Resort is the ultimate family-friendly resort in Montego Bay, and perhaps all of Jamaica. It offers a wide variety of accommodations for families, from Deluxe Rooms with balconies to Villas with private pools and personal cooks, butlers and housekeepers. Perhaps the hotel"s best feature for kids, Anancy Children"s Village features a sand box, wading pool, shaded play areas and more. Better yet, the resort has a Very Important Little Person Service (V.I.L.P.S.) that includes a welcome amenity, fruit drink, activity schedule and more for each child upon arrival. Other amenities include a lounge for ages 13 to 19, game room, bike rentals, and restaurants, where kids" menus are available.
Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay
If you"re a loyal guest of Holiday Inn or want to take advantage of the brand"s best perks -- plus all-inclusive rates -- you can do so at Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay. The beachfront hotel allows kids under age 12 to stay and eat free -- a huge savings for families! It also offers a lagoon-style pool and the brand"s KidSuites; these colorful rooms have separate areas with bunk beds and TVs just for kids.
Royal Decameron Montego Beach
Royal Decameron Montego Beach is just 5 miles from Montego Bay International Airport, when means that once you"ve safely landed, it won"t be long until you and the kids are in paradise. This all-inclusive hotel features both a la carte and buffet dining options, a swimming pool, kids" club, nightly entertainment and non-motorized water sports to enjoy at the beach. Most guestrooms have balconies.
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