As the sun descends and the smell of jerk fills the air, the island of Jamaica takes on an almost supernatural aura. The streets are illuminated with bright smiling faces, and the reflection of a grand, sparkling sea under the evening sky. This is Jamaica—a beautiful island that is just as enlightening during the day and always welcomes each visitor with open arms.
Arguably the Caribbean’s most flavorful and sundry island, Jamaica has no shortage of fun things to do and luxurious places to stay. Made up of coastal lowlands, a limestone plateau, the Blue Mountains, and a group of volcanic hills in the east, it is little surprise that such an assorted island provides so much inspiration to its visitors.
Jamaica offers a plethora of extraordinary places to stay, including the all-inclusive Sandals Family hotspots around the island. These luxury resorts have everything you could possibly need while on vacation…and a little something more, as each resort has a unique personality. A stroll through Sandals Resorts or Beaches Resorts in Jamaica and their surrounding areas will prove just how charming the island is. Check out some of the ways just a few of these Sandals & Beaches resorts radiate the same glowing diversity as the island does:
A WORLD OF EXTRAORDINARY RESORT EXPERIENCES
A Natural Paradise
Nature takes center stage at Sandals Grande Riviera. Known for its beautiful coastline and rolling hills, the Ocho Rios region plays host to this spectacular resort. Kayaking, hiking, biking, and even getting up close and personal with the dolphins are popular activities near this natural paradise. Throughout the property, brooks and gardens compliment the resort’s newest commodity, the Seaside &Ochi Beach Club.
Just the Right Mix
With a plethora of activities for adults and kids, Beaches Negril is set along Negril’s famous 7-mile white sand beach. While the kids are at Kid’s Camp, Trench Town, or the XBOX 360 Game Garage, parents can mix up the latest tunes at the Scratch DJ Academy, scuba dive, or get exotic cocktails at the pool bars. As a family, test the waters of Pirate’s Island Waterpark to feel just like a kid again.
The Great Outdoors
One of the most striking aspects of Sandals Whitehouse is the charm of the European Village. One of the most captivating characteristics of the whole South Coast is the great outdoors of this alluring, peaceful region where one can tour YS Falls and the Black River and also zipline through a lush rainforest, river tube, and sail to a bar in the middle of the ocean.
Feels Like Home
Montego Bay possesses a welcoming vibe and Sandals Montego Bay, Sandals Resorts’ flagship hotel, naturally inherited this same trait. Be sure to take in the inviting nature of the European-influenced Cricketer’s Pint. Be dazzled by the warm disposition of the bar staff at the open-air bar in the resort’s main lobby. And, no visit would be complete without eating at the exquisite buffet (what some call Sandals’ best buffet) to sample delectable cuisine and to meet Daddy Stone, one of Sandals Resorts’ oldest staff members.
‘On the Green’ Fun
If you’re looking for a family experience beyond the norm, then look no further than Beaches Boscobel. Let the kids spend the day at the only all-inclusive golf program for kids (children ages 8-16) located at Sandals Golf & Country Club, a club that has been awarded four-stars by Golf Digest. You can opt to stay nearby practicing your swing and enjoying the unlimited rounds of golf, greens fees, and round-trip transfers.
Rest & Relaxation
Keep an eye out for the resident peacock—he’s a stealthy one. A highlight of this resort is the Red Lane® Spa, which can be enjoyed on the ‘mainland’ or at Sandals Cay, the private, offshore island of Sandals Royal Caribbean. Have a relaxing soak at the island’s Jacuzzi or experience a secluded, private couples massage at the water’s edge. For the perfect end to this day, curl up next to your significant other after sinking your teeth into the exotic flavors of the island’s signature restaurant, Royal Thai.