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All inclusive for multigenerational family (ages 2-72)

dallas
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All inclusive for multigenerational family (ages 2-72)

We're considering a trip to Jamaica for summer of 2014 for our extended family. While we're not looking to waste money, we're willing to spring for a 4-5 star experience for a special occasion. The kids will be 2-16, and the older ones enjoy a variety of water sports (snorkeling, kayaking, SUP, etc) as well as focused kid's clubs. The adults like good food and good drinks. We'd like a nice beach that's easy for the smaller ones to navigate and nice pools. We tend to keep ourselves pretty entertained, so we don't really need shows or organized entertainment (although that wouldn't keep us away). I don't usually stay in AIs, but it seems like it would just be easier with a big group. Each family in a single room or larger, mulitfamily villas would both be fine.

Thanks in advance for your help!

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1. Re: All inclusive for multigenerational family (ages 2-72)

Have you looked into the Beaches brand? Two locations in Jamaica, Ocho Rios and Negril. We've stayed at the Negril facility many times...and lacking any other criteria such as more specific price, desires for off resort tours, etc. It's hard to recommend others. Kids age spread is perfect for Beaches youth oriented activities. Adults will find much to do with and without the kids (ours (teens) pretty much ditched us old folks from morning 'till night)). Private message me with other questions if you like...

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2. Re: All inclusive for multigenerational family (ages 2-72)

I would definitely look at Beaches, they will have programs and activites for all ages.

If Beaches is out of your price range, take a look at first The Jewel Runaway Bay, they have some great programs for kids, they have family rooms and many adjoing rooms as well. And then I would look at Iberostar or RUI as well. Although RUI would be my last choice.

dallas
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3. Re: All inclusive for multigenerational family (ages 2-72)

Thanks for your replies. As far as budget, we're looking for something more on the high end. Off site excursions aren't necessary (It might get complicated with this bunch!) but suggestions are welcome!

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4. Re: All inclusive for multigenerational family (ages 2-72)

Elsie

I agree with the previous posts regarding Beaches. We have stayed at both Beaches Negril & Beaches Ocho Rios with many more stays at BN which is our long time favorite family AI in JA. We love Negril, the fantastic beach and beautiful sunsets among other things. We have had extended family vacations at BN. Everyone in our family enjoyed it so much the first time we all went back.

I recommend you contact a Preferred Certified Sandals Specialist in your community as you may be eligible for group discounts and amenities.

BN is set on a superb long stretch of beach with calm clear turquoise sea and a gradual descent into the sea with a nice sandy sea floor. BOR is set on a very small stretch of beach. BN has 2 waterslides & BOR has 11.

Both properties, in my experience, have excellent kids & teen programs broken down by age groups to better focus on specific interests. The staff who run these programs are reliable, caring & fun.

The watersports offered at both properties are extensive compared to other family resorts in JA, and will keep you all active and entertained.

Also, keep in mind Beaches has included transfers, tips, etc. which in the end equals value if you plan on using most or all of the inclusions.

Enjoy your research and enjoy Jamaica!

5. Re: All inclusive for multigenerational family (ages 2-72)

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