When you think of family vacations, your first thought is probably that road trip to the Grand Canyon. Or maybe your mind tends to immediately think of Walt Disney World. I get it, mine did too. Until this past fall, our family vacations mostly revolved around visiting the giant mouse. Don’t get me wrong, Walt Disney World and Disneyland are GREAT family vacation destinations that offer something for everyone. And since we have a LOT of “everyones” in our family, it has always been our first choice for a family trip. However, this past fall, I was invited to join other bloggers at Beaches Social Media on the Sand at Beaches Resort in Negril, Jamaica. That trip made us rethink our family travel destinations! Here’s why you should consider a Beaches Resort for your next family vacation.
Beaches Resorts Are All-Inclusive
What does that mean? It means…well, that everything is included, and by everything they really mean EVERYTHING! Food, drinks, entertainment, kids activities…but so much more. Aside from the amazing food and drink, Beaches Resorts offer golf, waterslides and pools, kids clubs, motorized water sports, scuba and a multitude of other amenities. You can see a complete list off all that is included with your Beaches Resort stay here
Beaches Resorts Are Located In Paradise
There are currently three Beaches Resort locations : Turks & Caicos, Negril, and Ocho Rios. I don’t know about you, but I could not have picked more incredible locations. All of the resorts are situated on breathtaking beaches overlooking the crystal blue/green waters of the Caribbean. Sheer paradise!!
Beaches Resorts Offer World-Class Dining and Top-Shelf Drinks
You are not confined to just dine at a buffet . You are free to eat at any of the resorts’ restaurants, including sit down, menu service restaurants. The Beaches Resorts have up to 20 restaurants per resort with up to 22 different cuisines. That is a LOT of choices! All of your drinks are included as well..and not just your coffee and tea, but all drinks. Cocktails, frozen drinks, premium house wine, soda, speciality coffee are all included in your price. One of the major “deal sealers” for me–they serve Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee as their standard coffee throughout the resorts!
Beaches Resorts are Designed With Kids in Mind
Whether your family is full of little people or teens, Beaches Resorts offer something for kids of all ages. Beaches Resorts Kids clubs offer kid activities and care from newborn to preteens, with an additional area created just for teens. Kids can participate in daily activities, water sports, crafts and best of all they can meet other kids their own age.
You can feel good about leaving your kids in the very capable hand of the nannies and camp staff. All of these caring people are certified by the International Nanny Association. In addition to the included kid care and camps, nanny service is available for an hourly rate.
Besides the kids clubs and water and land activities, kids will also love seeing their favorite Sesame Street characters, making a splash in the water parks, or hanging out in the Xbox lounge. Like I said, something for EVERYONE at Beaches Resorts.
Beaches Resorts Offer Outstanding Accommodations and Service.
I am spoiled by Disney, I will be the first to admit that. After all, Disney is known for their unbelievable customer service. Since I am a Disney Vacation Club (DVC) owner, I am used to spending our family trips in accommodations that are both well maintained and are spacious enough for my large family. I never expected to find similar, if not slightly better, experiences at a Beaches Resort. Our room at Beaches Negril was actually two connecting rooms with more than enough space for all 6 of us (my oldest did not join us due to school commitments). The rooms were lavishly decorated and meticulously maintained.
And the service…I cannot say enough about how wonderful every single staff member was at Beaches Negril. They were friendly, helpful. conversational, and truly seemed to care about the guests.
A perfect example of this was when my 5 yr old was stung by a jellyfish. A beach bar staff member saw she was crying and came over to see what was wrong. Not only did she quickly bring something to soothe the sting, but also remembered how much she liked the “Frozen Bob” drink and brought her one of those as well. Later that night, at the beach party, the gal sought out my little girl, calling her by name, to find out how she was feeling. Because of her attention, my little one had an amazing experience at Beaches Negril, despite that silly jellyfish! Her care was probably the best example of outstanding customer service I have ever experienced, and like I said I feel like I have been spoiled by Disney service. This, however, exceeded anything that I have ever experienced!
Is Beaches Resorts Right for You?
While theme parks make great family destinations, if you are looking for something different, something more relaxing, a trip to a Beaches Resort is a great choice. Because at Beaches Resorts, you will find beautiful beach settings, lavish accommodations, outstanding customer service, delicious food, and enough activities to keep your entire crew entertained. And you can truly relax knowing that all is taken care of..no paying a bar tab or figuring out a tip. True Bliss!!
Has your family visited a Beaches Resort? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below. And if you are thinking of taking a Beaches Resort trip in the future, let me know if I can answer any questions. I LOVE sharing my family’s experience.