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Overview-- See also Top Things to Do in Jamaica on family trips --
Negril is a popular area on the western coast of Jamaica, with a legendary 7-mile beach and an eclectic mix of restaurants and small hotels and resorts. Beaches, meanwhile, is the family brand of Sandals Resorts, a big name in Caribbean all inclusive resorts. Put the two together, and guests have a terrific opportunity to stay at a top all inclusive family resort plus they can easily explore Negril's shops, restaurants, beach, and cliff-side areas.
Reasons to visit Beaches Negril Resort and Spa:
- assured quality of Beaches all inclusive resorts
- location on Negril's seven-mile beach
- kids programs for different ages; infant care; teen activities
- Sesame Street characters and activities
- fun pools and water slides
- snorkel trips to coral reef; scuba is all-included
- Single Parent months
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Beaches Negril Resort & Spa has 1400 feet of shore on seven-mile Negril Beach, on the west side of Jamaica. Guests can stroll along the beach to reach some of Negril's shops and restaurants.
This coast is more sheltered than the north side of the island. However, the trip from Montego Bay airport is longer: 81 km, which takes about an hour. Alternatively, gusets can hop on a short flight: some Beaches Negril promotions include this flight.
Beaches Negril is not a giant property, but does have room and suite categories to fit a variety of families, including suites that can sleep up to twelve with three bedrooms and four full bathrooms. All suites include concierge service; butler service is available with certain suites and guestrooms.
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Sesame Street Activities
For families with little kids, for several years an added bonus of a stay at Beaches resorts has been its partnership with the Sesame Street tv show that's reached out to generations of kids. At Beaches Negril, regular character appearances give kids a chance to meet'n'greet their favorite Sesame Street pals. Kids can also do daily activities such as story-time with Elmo, cookie-making with Cookie Monster, and more. In addition, Sesame Street characters stage live shows including special seasonal productions. Read more about Sesame Street at Beaches Resorts.
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Activities for Kids and Teens
In addition to its Sesame Street activities, Beaches Negril has many activities for kids and teens which are signature features of the Beaches family resort brand, and which are part of the all inclusive experience.
Kids programs serve several different age groups, so kids can be sure of activities that suit just the right age. Infant care is also provided. Hours for kids programs for older kids may extend through the evening; meanwhile, evening nanny care can also be arranged after-hours (at an additional charge).
Teens and tween have some special activities and hangouts: Trench Town has games and giant tvs; Club Liquid has music and no-liquor cocktails (and becomes an adult nightclub late at night); the Game Garage has state-of-the-art games; and at the Scratch DJ Academy kids can mix and blend msic on CD's, vinyl, or their iPods.
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Watersports, Waterslides, Land Activities
Watersports at Beaches Negril include kayaking, Hobie Cats, windsurfing, paddle boarding, snorkeling outings to a reef, and more. Scuba at Beaches is included for ages 10 and up (though guests who are not yet certified for scuba will need to take a resort course.) Land sports include mini golf, tennis, croquet, table tennis, a playground...
Kids will love the pair of giant waterslides shown above. The resort also has a waterplay zone for little kids.
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Pictured above is one of the pool areas that meander and connect through the grounds at Beaches Negril.
The daily schedule at this resort includes family activities, such as water polo or reggae dance lessons. Every day has some mix of nature walks, tennis clinics, aquacise, beach volleyball, etc. Meanwhile, feeding kids is made easy with ice-cream stand, kids' corner at the main buffet restaurant, pizza bar, etc.
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Photo, Great Room
Above: this main room at the entrance of the Beaches Negril resort has the airy spaciousness of the plantation style.
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Beach and Catamaran
Pictured above is a sliver of this resort's 1400 feet of shore on Negril's seven-mile beach. The catamaran awaits to take guests on snorkelling trips to the reef and other outings.
Be sure to explore Jamaica outside your resort! Check out Top Things to Do in Jamaica on Family Trips.
Keep in Mind about Beaches Negril:
- Beaches resorts are popular and are often fully booked even in summer months, so reserve early for your family vacation
- Sign up early for the watersports you want
- Single Parents Months give a price break from late August to October
- A bonus at this resort is the chance to explore Negril, just down the beach
*Always check resort websites for updates!