Jamaica is one of the top family-vacation destinations in the Caribbean, and many of the island's resorts offer supervised children's activities, babysitters, family discounts, and special meals for kids.
Jamaica has more adult, couples only resorts than any other island in the Caribbean. In many places, such as the Sandals or Hedonism chain of resorts, kids are not accepted.
Every hotel that accepts children seems to have a different policy. For example, Half Moon in Montego Bay lets children 11 and under stay free in their parents' room, as does the Ritz-Carlton also in Montego Bay. However, some hotels will charge $25 to $105 extra per night for a child. When making reservations, it's important to ask what the policy is regarding children in the room.
The two most family-friendly resorts in Jamaica are the FDR (Franklyn D. Resort) at Runaway Bay and the FDR Pebbles in Montego Bay, both of which allow kids 5 and under to stay for free, but charge $50 daily for ages 6 to 15. Some resorts, however, will charge much higher prices. For example, Beaches Negril, books children, ages 2 to 15 years, at a rate of $105 per night.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.