We’re on our way back to Jamaica and this time — you can bring the kids along! Nestled along the widest stretch of Negril’s seven mile white sand beach sits Beaches Negril Resort & Spa. Part of the Sandals family, Beaches Negril offers all of the luxury included amenities you might expect from the Sandals brand while in a setting amenable for couples, friends, or families. Beaches Negril Resort & Spa was voted the World’s Leading Family All-Inclusive so how you can go wrong when choosing this resort? Voted year after year as the world’s best resort, Beaches Resorts were voted “World’s Leading Family All-Inclusive” 14 years in a row!
|The Great Room|
From the Beaches Negril web site:
From the moment you enter the open-air lobby you’ll be caught up by fresh ocean breezes and the vibrant colors of the West Indies. Bringing the outside in, this Negril all-inclusive resort is always open to the breathtaking beauty of the tropics.
The vibe here is totally carefree and about spending time with those you love. Spread out over a lushly landscaped 20 acres, Beaches Negril epitomizes paradise with spectacular gardens beside the sea, a sprawling Pirates Island waterpark, and plenty of activities and amenities for the whole family. For those who want a little tranquility and a whole lot of cool, it all begins with a Negril beach vacation at our Beaches resort.
This family friendly resort will appeal to children of all ages. The resort has a Kids Kamp & Nursery with a wide range of supervised activities. Open from 9 am to 9 pm daily, you’ll feel comfortable leaving your children in a safe environment, especially as they will be supervised by trained nannies. The children are divided up by age from 0-4 years/ 5yrs-7yrs / 8yrs-10yrs / 11yrs-14 yrs. The Sesame Nursery provides care for newborns up to 3 years of age. In addition, there is private nanny sitting available for up to 3 children per room. I was impressed when walking by the children’s area that there were several staff members supervising only a few children. They certainly don’t skimp on this area, which should help parents relax fully while they are on vacation.
|Xbox 360 Game Garage|
If your kids are a little older, don’t worry as there are plenty of activities for the tweens and teens at Beaches Negril. There is an interactive teens program with a “Trench Town” teen’s center and a teens’ coordinator to coordinate teen activities throughout your stay. “Trench Town” is open from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and reopens from 6:00 pm – midnight. This area is supervised and has foosball, basketball machines, and bean bags for kids to hang out and make new friends. I somehow suspect that they will spend more time in the Xbox 360 Game Garage that is open daily from 9:00 am – 11:00 pm. Strangely enough, although probably originally intended for kids, there were plenty of adults in here playing games and thoroughly enjoying themselves. Nearby is the amazing Scratch DJ Academy where kids can learn how to mix, blend & scratch on vinyl, CD’s or even their iPod!
|Pirates Island Theme Water Park|
Probably one of the most exciting areas of Beaches Negril is the Pirates Island Theme Water Park. This 18,000 sq. ft. theme water park features two slides that are each 204 feet long with a 42″ height requirement for these slides. There are also two smaller slides for the younger kids ages 2-4 years old and 4-6 years old, a splash deck, and a 92 foot meandering lazy river. You can see it hidden behind the foliage in this picture. What I liked is even though this was an active area, it wasn’t so loud so as to distract those adults that were at the resort without children. That’s always a plus in my book!
|One of the two swim-up pool bars at Beaches Negril|
It’s true that parents want to enjoy a family vacation with their children, full of activities and memories to last a lifetime. But that vacation shouldn’t be devoid of anything fun, romantic, or geared for adults. There are six bars on site and as you can see here, adults are able to enjoy a visit to one of the two swim-up pool bars on property at either the Main Pool Bar or the Piazza Pool Bar. During the day “Liquid at Beaches Nightclub” is a “nightclub” for teens/tweens from 9:00 pm – 11 pm, but it turns into an adults-only nightclub for those 18 years and older from 11:00 pm – 3:00 am with a fully serviced premium drink bar.
Let’s not forget about the beach. The beautiful 1,400 feet (462.72 meters) of white sand beach with sweeping views of the Negril coastline and Caribbean Sea frame a picture perfect view from wherever you stand throughout the resort. From the Beaches Negril website:
The beach fun does not stop when the sun goes down. Here, you can experience fine dining barefoot, right on the beach at Stew Fish, our latest addition to the already comprehensive restaurant choices.You’ll also enjoy weekly beach parties featuring a variety of Caribbean and food, music and live entertainment.
|Beachfront Suite #111|