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What You Need to Know About Beaches Negril in Jamaica for Your Next Family Vacation

What You Need to Know About Beaches Negril in Jamaica for Your Next Family Vacation

Beaches resorts have partnered with Sesame Street, so you'll get to vacation with your favorite characters!

A direct flight from New York, Jamaica has plenty to keep adventurous kids busy. Jamaica bobsledding, 4-by-4 off-road safaris, zip line adventures, Reggae family catamaran cruises, and dolphin swims—the options are endless. Plus, there are some fantastic all-inclusive properties on the island, including Beaches Negril, a super family-friendly resort in Jamaica.

Beaches Negril is located on the widest stretch of Negril’s famed Seven Mile Beach and has one of the most enviable locations. Nestled by the Caribbean Sea, this area is very calm and clear—great for kids who want to snorkel or swim right off shore—and the sand on the beach is super soft. There are plenty of palapa-style huts for those families who want the shade. Plus, the resort is big enough to have plenty to do, yet small enough that it takes less than 10 minutes to walk from one end to the other. The resort sits on 12 acres on Long Bay Beach and 8 acres on the garden side. All the rooms have free Wi-Fi, flat screen TVs, a refrigerator, docking stations, and a balcony or patio. There are 186 rooms and suites and 23 different room categories.

Here’s what you can expect from a family vacation at the all-inclusive resort Beaches Negril in Jamaica.

The Restaurants

Beaches Negril Dino's Pizza

Dino's Pizza offers wood-fire baked pizzas at Beaches Negril.

There a variety of restaurants and cafes on property—so kids (and adults) have plenty of choices. The Bar B Q Park is a fast and kid-friendly spot that serves up burgers, hot dogs, chicken fingers, and Jamaican specialties (such as Jerk chicken). The Café De Paris has specialty coffees and teas as well as made-to-order crepes and a variety of ice creams and treats. Dino’s Pizzeria has the tastiest handmade pizzas, baked crisp in wood-fired ovens. Kimonos is one of the most popular restaurants; it’s Japanese Teppanyaki style-food is served up right in front of you. The Mariachi restaurant serves Mexico food; the Mill is the all-you-can-eat buffet; Soy is sushi and Sashimi; Stewfish is Jamaican seafood served on the beach; and the Venetian restaurant is Italian. Everyone will love Yoyo’s Frozen Yogurt bar, which has more than six choices of yogurt and two dozen toppings.  

The Activities

Beaches Negril prides itself on its kids’ camps. The infant program is for babies through 24-month-olds. The toddler program is for kids ages 3-5 and offers fun activities such as face painting, treasure hunts, and magic shows. Then the 5- to 7-year-old group has cooking classes with Elmo, while the 8- to 10-year-olds can participate in tie-dye art classes. The preteens and teens programs have their own special activities (think snorkeling for preteens and karaoke for teens). There’s also private child care and nannies for children with special needs available.

Beaches Negril Kids Club
Beaches Negril offers kids' clubs for infants through teens.

In addition to the kids’ clubs, there are three fresh-water pools and three whirlpools. Kids will love the Pirates Island water park with eight slides, a lazy river, a splash pad (especially good for toddlers), bucket drops, and more.

For parents, there’s a spacious fitness center and Red Lane Spa (be sure to book an outdoor massage near the beach!). The resort also has a PADI scuba dive center (or those who want to learn as well as those who are already certified. The water sports area offers kayaks, aqua cycles, windsurfing, Hobie Cats, tubing, SUP, snorkeling, and water skiing. Plus, every night there’s entertainment, including reggae and karaoke night; a Michael Jackson performance; The Sesame Street Carnival Parade; the Caribbean Beach Party; talent show; and more.

Upcoming events

Beaches Resorts has teamed up with the Sandals Foundation and Real Madrid Foundation to offer five days of comprehensive soccer clinics, taught by coaches of the Real Madrid Foundation. The Real Madrid Foundation was founded in 1997, with the goal of bringing the social, cultural, and athletic values of the club into the service of the public. The clinic includes

round-trip transportation to training site; water and snacks; exclusive Real Madrid Foundation Training Kit; and Clinic Diploma upon completion of the program. The program will be held at Beaches Negril, May 14-20.

Whether you’re coming to relax on the beach, have fun at the camp, or eat plenty of yummy treats—Beaches Negril will not disappoint.


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