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A Vacation fit for A Kid

It is ironic and unfortunate that one of the last things people think about when planning a vacation is whether or not the kids will like it. One of the top things people tend to consider is the price and also location. kids are a very important part of the family like any adult and they deserve to have fun just like everybody else.

Traveling with kids can be quite tricky, so we have put together a list of the best tips in selecting a kid-friendly Caribbean vacation place that offers hands on interactive activities that is also not located too far away. If you are looking for one place to offer all that is mentioned above, why not treat your Kids to a Jamaican Family Vacation. Grab your Sunscreen, PSP and tasty Snacks as I take you on a fun filled vacation fit for a kid.

Kid Friendly Hotels for a Vacation in Jamaica

1. Franklyn D. Resort

On the top of the list is Franklyn D. Resort or FDR for short. This place is deemed “kid sanctuary”; it has the right amount of activities to keep your kids completely occupied and even activities for the parents. Located in the exclusive town of Runaway Bay, this “Jamaican owned, boutique styled property features good old fashioned Jamaican hospitality. This is an all-inclusive Resort that features a friendly caring and interactive staff who all love kids and giving quality service. Parents! Kids fewer than 6 years old; eat, stay and play Free. If the hype about the service was not enough this should put you in high spirits. Kids 6- 15 Years are only $30 per night while Teens 16-19 are $80. All Adults are 40% off the original price. Just when you think it could not get better, there is a Nanny included daily (from 9.00 a.m. – 4:40 p.m) This in my opinion is a “fancy – discount “vacation for all those parents looking for a break to relax but travel with the kids and allow them to have a good time. Other activities at FDR include: Daily Arts &Crafts, Computers, and Video Games like Wii, PSP and X-Box. There is also a daily kiddie’s buffet from 5: 30 –7:30 p.m. Also on the Property are Restaurants for diving and Snorkelling at the Oceanside for kids. For bookings contact 1-876-973-4124| 1-800-654-1337 | cell 1-876-618-6029. Visit on the web at http://www.fdrholidays.com/.

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2. Bluefields Bay

The second place perfect for a Kid size vacation is Bluefields Bay. You’ve probably heard about this place but not in the capacity for Kids. Bluefields Bay Villas are surrounded by the Caribbean Sea and Bluefields Mountain east of Westmoreland on Jamaica’s South Coast. With the tagline “Comfort, Privacy and Luxury”, it is no secret why this place is in this position of our list. Bluefields Bay is an All Inclusive 6 Luxurious Villas perched on the Caribbean Sea. If you have picky eaters, personal Chefs are available to create specialize dishes like Macaroni & Cheese and Fries (just to name a few) that children love. Nannies are available from day to night which can cater to your child’s needs while you discover the amenities of this luxurious destination. Apart from the usual Arts and Crafts and water activities, kids and their parents might choose to visit a local Basic School to interact with local kids and see how they live their lives on a daily basis. To set up accommodation, visit http://bluefieldsvillas.com/jamaica-villas/all-inclusive-services-and-amenities/.

3. Round Hill Hotel and Villas

Round Hill Hotel and Villas is another place that is considered kid friendly. Round Hill is described as “simply phenomenal “and is located in Montego Bay. The highlight of this place is the Kids Club, which is a Club or small Community which is dedicated solely to kids and all the food and activities that they like. The Pineapple Kids Club and 7Up Club is conveniently located house adjacent to the Beach and Lobby. Activities are a mixture of Fun & Educational and feature: Nature Walks, Water Sports, and an assortment of Arts & Crafts, Reggae Lessons, Movie Hour and so much more. If your kids still are not interested in any of these activities there is also a Foosball Table, Pool Table, Wii Console ,X-Box (including Rock Band),Karaoke,2 Cool Chairs (wired for music and games) , Computer, TV & READING, ROOM,TV, Board Games ,Books, Computer and Bean Bags. The Parents need not to worry as there are activities for you while the kids are off having fun. There is Shopping Trips in Montego Bay Town, Water Activities, Spas, and Golf. If you wish, you can have a dish prepared specially for you if something you want is not on the Menu. The best times to book your stay at Round Hill Hotel is during December as there will be less activities from all the Summer Events so you get that time to truly bond with your Family. For booking information visit: http://www.roundhill.com/kids-club/.

When planning a Family Vacation, it is important to always think about the kids and make sure the accommodation you choose has kid friendly activities. The last thing you want to hear the moment you touch down is“mommy/daddy we are bored”.

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About Author: Lorane Rhoden

Lorane "Rane" Rhoden is a Jamaican based Lifestyle Blogger. Rane is also a graduate of the University of the West Indies, Mona where she earned a B.A in Language, Communication & Society. In 2011 she was nominated for Best Fashion Blog and Best Lifestyle Blog at the Jamaica Blog Awards.