Once a favourite base for British pirates preying on Spanish treasure ships, Jamaica still provides safe haven for buccaneers, as long they’re under 12 and leave their cutlasses at home.

When not burying booty, children can learn to water-ski, dive, windsurf, sail, fish or go on snorkelling trips to coral reefs. For landlubbers there is tennis (with a pro to provide coaching) and excellent kids clubs that run a wide range of activities from nature walks and donkey rides to arts & crafts and reggae lessons.

Dem parents also have it good, with excellent restaurants, renowned spas and bonfire-lit barbecues on the beach, accompanied by calypso music and a steel band.

Original Travel can also organise a variety of excursions, including a boat ride along the Black River to explore mangrove swamps and see birds and crocodiles; a trip to the cascading Dunns River Falls, horse riding and tours of working plantations.

Perfect for families

Family activity

Original Travel has teamed up with the much loved children’s party people Sharky & George to inject some (much needed) creativity and fun into the family holiday process.

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Jerk Chicken, Jamaica
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The Boonoonoonoos platter (no, that isn't a typo) at the Native Restaurant is a good buy for children, because it contains a bit of everything, including pudding.

Saskia, Original Traveller

Where to go

Jamaican jerk chicken


The most distinctive Caribbean island, in terms of landscapes and cultural influences, Jamaica works equally for romantic breaks and family holidays.

Where to stay

Round Hill

Round Hill

Set on a peninsula near Montego Bay on Jamaica’s north-west coast, Round Hill is one of the top luxury family resorts in the Caribbean.

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Saskia and Eleanor are our 'Family Jamaica' experts and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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