You & your kids deal with enough stress in your everyday life, so on a family vacation, the ultimate goal is to kick back & enjoy life. That's why Jamaica is the perfect destination for a getaway with your loved ones. No matter the age or interests of your children, they're bound to have a blast at the exciting parks & sites on this island. Better yet, you'll have as much fun as they do.
Here are just some of the must-visit spots that appeal to adults & kids alike:
Miss T's It's not always easy finding a restaurant with a menu that's kid-friendly. Of course, Jamaica is filled with eateries that are known for their Jerk meats, so you have no shortage of spots where you can grab an authentic meal. However, you want to make sure your children are satisfied, too, & sometimes Jamaican fare can be a little too exotic for their tastes. That's not an issue at Miss T's, a hidden gem & local favorite in Ocho Rios that serves up healthy & delicious home-style cuisine. Adults can enjoy the traditional dishes like Jerk Pork, curried goat, stewed oxtail & fried plantains, & kids will delight in the specialty burgers & fried chicken.
Kool Runnings Waterpark It's no wonder the Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Organization voted Kool Runnings in Negril a top attraction. This isn't just the largest waterpark of its kind in the entire Eastern Caribbean, it's also the only Jamaican Waterpark in the world, & it's packed with action that everyone can enjoy. Between thrilling water rides like the Lightning Bolt & the Jamaican Bobsled, non-aquatic rides like the Bungee Trampoline & unique playgrounds for splashing, your family could definitely spend all day here. For those who prefer relaxation to thrills, the Rio Bueno Leisure River is a great option. Meanwhile, a bevy of themed restaurants provide the perfect place to re-fuel.
Mystic Mountain Whether you want to go bird-watching, bobsledding or just take in a spectacular view, you can have it all at Mystic Mountain. To get there, you'll need to travel up the mountainside on a chair lift. Once at the top of the 700-foot mountain peak, you'll see Ocho Rios from a whole new perspective. If you have some adventure-seeking teens, make sure to go on an Olympics-inspired bobsled ride through the lush tropical landscapes. As long as no one in your family is afraid of heights, the SkyExplorer chair-lift & the Zip-Line attraction are both a great way to catch a glimpse of the rain-forest from an awe-inspiring vantage point. Don't forget to stop by the infinity pool for a refreshing dip, & the gift shop to pick up a special souvenir.