Best All-Inclusive Family Resorts in Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Family Resorts in Ocho Rios Jamaica

Looking for the best all-inclusive family resorts in Ocho Rios, Jamaica? We don’t blame you! Jamaica is beach lover’s paradise renowned for its vibrant culture, tantalizing cuisine, and breathtaking natural beauty. While it is popular as a destination for a girls’ or guys’ getaway, a romantic wedding or honeymoon, it’s also perfect for a family vacation.

From the iconic rum punch, adventure activities, and mouthwatering jerk chicken to miles of picture-perfect beaches, it has something for everyone in your family. Ocho Rios in particular is a popular town among tourists not only for its attractions but also its proximity to nearby Montego Bay (which is just an hour and a half away by car). You’ll get twice the adventures without having to go far at all.

Take a look at two of our favorite resorts for families in Ocho Rios.

Why Ocho Rios is the Perfect Destination for Family Vacations

Ocho Rios, a lively town on Jamaica’s north coast, is renowned for its stunning natural attractions and outdoor adventures. Check out our articles on top fun things to do when visiting Ocho Rios: part 1 and part 2. This vibrant town strikes the perfect balance between relaxation and adventure, ensuring there’s something to delight every member of the family.

Kids can revel in the thrill of climbing the iconic Dunn’s River Falls, a mesmerizing 600-foot cascading waterfall that visitors can climb while embracing the refreshing waters. Or, they can enjoy swimming with dolphins, go river tubing, or just playing on the beach.

Parents can unwind as they explore its tropical gardens, or vibrant craft markets. With its laid-back vibe, crystal-clear waters, and proximity to some of Jamaica’s most beautiful beaches, Ocho Rios has earned a reputation as a prime destination for those seeking a quintessential Caribbean experience.

Moreover, Ocho Rios’ central location makes it an ideal base for embarking on exciting excursions, from zip lining, horseback riding and ATV tours to visiting historic plantations and exploring the island’s rich culture.

With its warm hospitality, beautiful landscapes, and plethora of family-oriented attractions, Ocho Rios truly shines as a paradise for unforgettable family vacations in Jamaica.

Best All-Inclusive Family Resorts in Ocho Rios

Moon Palace Jamaica

Moon Palace Jamaica makes the list as an excellent family-friendly resort for several reasons:

  • Accommodations: Moon Palace has a variety of room options from regular rooms to multi-bedroom suites and villas, making it easy to find accommodations that can comfortably fit families of all sizes.
  • Kids Club: The resort has supervised kids clubs with activities, games, arts and crafts designed to keep children entertained. These include:
    • Playroom Kids Club (ages 4-12) with supervised activities like arts & crafts, games, playground
    • HIT Teen Club (ages 13-17) with video games, sports tournaments
  • Water parks: There are several water parks on site including pools, waterslides, a lazy river and water playgrounds perfect for kids.
  • Outdoor activities for kids: There is a mini-golf course as well as outdoor playground areas they will love to visit.
  • Beach: The resort is located on a beautiful white sand beach where families can relax, swim and play beach games together.
  • Dining: With over 15 restaurants, the all-inclusive setup allows families to enjoy meals together without worrying about costs. Kid-friendly options are available.
  • Entertainment: Nightly entertainment includes shows, movies (with films for kids), parties and events geared towards families and kids of different ages. This includes musicals, acrobats, magicians, character appearances and dance parties, and game room with arcade games
  • Safety: The gated, guarded resort provides a safe, secure environment for families to enjoy their vacation.

Beaches Ocho Rios

Beaches Ocho Rios was voted among the Top 10 Best Beach Resorts by Parents magazine for many reasons:

  • Large water park: Visit the massive action-adventure Pirates Island Waterpark here and you’ll find three enormous waterslides full of twists and turns, kid-friendly pools, a lazy river, and more. For younger kids, there is a kids slide plus splash deck. They’ll cross the stepping stones shaped like lovable sea creatures and climb across the swinging net before blasting the exhilarating water cannons.
  • Championship golf: Try out a game of golf together with the family and enjoy the beautiful warm Caribbean breezes.
  • Supervised camps for various age groups: Want some time exploring the resort just the two of you without the kids? You can sign them up to enjoy supervised activities at the kids camp. From games and crafts to treasure hunts and more, they have something for kids of all ages.
  • Unlimited land activities: These include:
    • Basketball
    • Beach Volleyball
    • Billiards
    • Board Games
    • Croquet
    • Day & Night Tennis
    • Fitness Center
    • Lawn Chess
    • Pool Tables
    • Shuffleboard
    • Soccer
    • Table Tennis
  • Shows: From themed nights to live bands to beach parties, you won’t be bored here with the number of entertainment options available to you and your family.
  • Sesame Street® characters: Beaches resort is the only one that offers character visits from Elmo, Big Bird, and more! Gather for story time, cook with Cookie Monster or have fun at surprise tea time with Abby Cadabby and Elmo.
  • Tween hangout: Trench Town, a tween-friendly hang-out spot at Trench Town has arcade games plus electronic basketball, laser hockey under black lights and more.
  • Kid-friendly dining: There are seven restaurants on site offering kid-friendly options that will please even the pickiest eaters plus snacks to enjoy anytime.
  • Autism centers: Beaches offers the Caribbean’s first autism centers on site.
  • Splash time: Enjoy five pools and two whirlpools without ever leaving the resort.

Ocho Rios offers families so much to see and do and these two resorts make vacations here even more exciting. From kid-friendly meals to entertainment for the whole family, you’ll enjoy your stay here knowing you are creating memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you want excitement and thrilling adventures or quiet relaxation, you’ll find it all at Ocho Rios and its amazing resorts.

Contact us today by visiting or calling 1-877-530-5560

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