I got to hug Big Bird, dance with Ernie, high five Grover and cuddle with Elmo. I felt like a child again and can’t wait to bring my children back to Beaches Negril to experience the joy and happiness that Sesame Street brings to Jamaica.
momstown was lucky enough to attend a press trip hosted by Visit Jamaica, the Tourist Board of Jamaica. Our first stop was at Beaches Negril, a resort that should be on all families’ lists. It’s a stunning tropical all-inclusive resort, complete with the beach, awesome pools and comfortable rooms but it has so much more that we needed a top 10 list to describe this perfect family destination!
momstown's top 10 Reasons why Beaches Resorts should be on your family’s list for all-inclusive resorts
1. Sesame Street
Every night there is a Stage show which is incredible (like one you would pay big bucks to see locally!). Most evenings there's also a Parade through the resort with a full steel drum band with the host of Sesame characters dancing through the gardens. Once a week there’s a huge Beach Dance Party hosted by the characters. The Sesame theme is carried through the entire resort, with character labels at the buffet into to the children’s areas. It will make your heart sing when you experience the magic Sesame Street adds to this resort.
2. It’s in Jamaica, mon!
Jamaica is beautiful and the people are beyond friendly. Thoroughly happy to have you as guest in their country, tourists are treated with respect and welcomed. WestJet flies many direct flights to Jamaica from central Canadian locations which makes getting to Jamaica even easier.
3. Beyond gorgeous beach and ocean
Seven-mile beach is beyond stunning, a suitably breathtaking scene to enjoy the entire vacation. Perfect for long walks, a dip in the ocean or to spend long lazy days on.
4. All inclusive Kids Camp with flexible options
Incredible children’s club with jam-packed daily programming (run by Certified Nannies)! Days include both activities in the children’s village and around the property and children can pop in and out as you wish. Infants have a designated bright and fun space to be cared for and the toddlers even have a special mini pool. Quality childcare is such a nice addition to a family vacation, you don’t have to spend 100% of your time with your kids if you don’t want to and when you reconnect later in the day, you’re all refreshed. Even better, Kids Club is 100% included in your vacation package!
5. Adult time
When your children are in the children’s programming, adults can enjoy the stunning Red Lane Spa (beautiful!) or head out to experience watersports or golf or just relax on your own! Family vacations can include adult time. Having the ability to enjoy uninterrupted time as a couple while relaxing as a family is an awesome bonus.
Behold Beaches Pirate Island Water Park complete with toddler spray park! Ocean front waterslides and a fun toddler spray park. Need we say more? Plus 3 giant pools which are beautiful and sparkling to take a dip in anytime you wish. The weather is hot and humid in Jamaica and these pools will become your best friend. Does it sound like a child’s dream come true?
7. 7 restaurants with delicious food for all ages.
Food is important, you’re spending money at an all-inclusive, you want to have a great dining experience. Options are key at Beaches, with 7 buffet or full-service restaurants every meal is delicious and fun. As a family resort Beaches really tries to cater to the small guests, the buffet has shorter counter for the dishes that appeal to children, entertainment abounds in the restaurants (singing Japenese chefs!) and crayons are easy to come by. Kids will enjoy a variety of child-friendly foods (not just nuggets and fries!) and parents will be happy for the nutritious variety for everyone.
The view from the momstown room
8. Amazing Accommodations
Comfortable rooms with super comfortable beds are scattered all over the resort meaning most of them have a beautiful view. The staff make this resort extra special too, from bellhops to front deck to entertainment or wait staff, we found the team operating the hotel to be top notch at every touchpoint.
9. Loads of Excursions Options.
Our group drove a short distance to swim with dolphins which was an life-changing and incredible experience beyond words. We also took a catamaran trip out to the famous Rick’s Café. Popping off the resort just to get an authentic 'non-resort' feel of Jamaica can be fun too - we visited Scotchies a favourite jerk restaurant.
10. Big Kids will love it too
The Sesame Street draw might not do it they are too old for Ernie & Bert. With Scratch DJ Academy, Xbox Play Lounge and Club Liquid, there’s lots of space to ignore the Sesame scene if they choose (but the kid in everyone will still love seeing Bird Birds head sauntering amoung the palm trees!)
Thank-you Visit Jamaica for sending momstown to explore and enjoy Beaches Resorts! We can't wait to return with our families and enjoy the joy through their eyes!