If you are looking for a family all-inclusive resort that caters to all ages from newborns to grandparents, then you should consider beaches Negril Resort and Spa in Negril, Jamaica for your next family vacation! Beaches Negril is a luxury all-inclusive resort located on Seven Mile Beach, one of Jamaica’s best beaches. I would describe this resort as a medium sized resort with plenty to do to keep your family entertained. My family and I fell in love with the Beaches Resort concept when we visited, and I know you will too. Continue reading to see the top 15 reasons why Beaches Negril would be a great option for your next family vacation and then contact me for your free no obligation quote.
Here are the top 15 reasons why I love Beaches Negril:
1. Everything is included
When I say everything, I literally mean EVERYTHING is included at Beaches Negril! From airport transportation, food (all meals & snacks), premium alcoholic drinks, water activities including the waterpark and even tips are all included. I can't think of too much that the cost of this vacation didn't include. There is nothing better than showing up on your vacation knowing that everything is already paid for. You won’t need to be digging in your wallets for anything- it really is the best way to have a stress-free vacation with your family!
2. Water Activities
What sets Beaches Negril apart from most all other inclusive resorts is the fact that ALL water sports are included. Not only can you sail, paddle board, kayak, windsurf, ride a hydro bike or hobie cat but at Beaches Negril, motorized water sports are also included with the cost of your stay. Your family can water ski, knee board, go tubing and take banana boat rides across the calm Caribbean Ocean! As if that wasn’t enough, glass bottom boat rides, snorkeling excursions and if you are a certified scuba diver, you can also enjoy two dives a day- all included with the cost of your vacation. For those not scuba certified, Beaches resorts offers a few different options to get you well on your way to being a certified diver. My active kids never had a moment of boredom thanks to everything Beaches Negril offered! The included motorized water activities is one of the major differences between Beaches Negril and Beaches Turks and Caicos. (In Turks and Caicos there are no motorized water sports besides glass bottom boat rides, snorkeling, and scuba diving.) In addition to water activities, you will also find some really fun land activities such as day/night tennis, beach volleyball, shuffleboard, billiards, croquet, board games and table tennis. I can assure you, your family will find plenty to do at Beaches Negril.
3. Water Park and Pool
All ages will love Pirate Island Water Park at
Beaches Negril. This beachfront water park is located on 18,000 sq ft and caters to your whole family. Little ones will love the splash park with the super fun bucket drop and the toddler slides. Even though my kids are past the toddler stage by a decade, they spent a lot of time at the bucket drop. They loved the anticipation of getting soaked by tons of water just as much as when they were younger! The older kids will love the pair of 200 ft fast and adventurous water slides. (Note that the minimum height for these is 42”.)
Everyone can relax in the lazy river while taking in the views of the beautiful Caribbean Ocean. As far as pools go- there are 7 different pools here for your family to enjoy and of course swim up bars too for all you can drink smoothies and adult libations! As a mom, one of my favorite parts of the water park and pools are the number of lifeguards stationed throughout all water areas- even the beach has lifeguards. Here at Beaches Negril, they take safety seriously and that was reassuring for sure.
4. The Beautiful Seven Mile Beach
One of the biggest draws for me which led me to choose Beaches Negril for my family vacation was the beautiful beach. Negril’s Seven Mile Beach is truly seven miles of soft white sand and clear blue water. The water here is calm and warm- just what I was looking for. I love the idea of my kids playing in the water and I don’t have to worry about huge unexpected waves sneaking up on them. Afterall, I am here to relax! The sand is also great for building sandcastles or searching the beach for shells. There are lounge chairs on the beach as well as cabanas you can rent. Not only do you get some shade with these cabanas but you also get four lounge chairs and a picnic table. In addition to that, you will also enjoy a pre-stocked cooler with water, sodas, and beers. And when you want something not in your cooler, the cabana concierge will take your order for any other drinks and food as well. These can be reserved at the beach or if you are club or butler level, you can reserve with the concierge or through your butler.
5. Comfortable Accommodations
At Beaches Negril there are 24 different room categories to choose from- reason number 99 that you need a travel agent like myself to help you decide which room is best for your family. We stayed in the Tropical Beachfront Oversized Concierge Family Suite and loved that each kid had their own bed. Then bathroom was also spacious and had 2 sinks- a great asset when you have 4 people sharing a bathroom. We loved being concierge level and taking advantage of the private lounge for check in and check out and making reservations for water sports and restaurants with the concierge staff. There are also several butler level rooms which comes with a butler for your entire stay to ensure your vacation is top notch- perfect for those looking to add even more luxury and perks to their vacation.
Some of the things your butler will do for you include:
· Make all dinner reservations, tour bookings, on property activities and spa treatments.
· Serve your favorite drinks while you lounge on the beach or pool.
· Supply a cooler stocked with your favorite beverages.
· Serve you lunch on the beach or pool area.
· Coordinate with housekeeping regarding the servicing of your suite.
· Ensure that your suite is kept in perfect condition- arranged the way you like during your stay.
· Expedite all room service orders.
· Arrange a romantic dinner for two in the privacy of your suite or patio. Butler guests can order from any resort restaurant menu.
· Shine your shoes.
· Tend to your wardrobe.
· Handle laundry service.
6. Plenty of restaurant choices
With 10 different restaurants at Beaches Negril, you will never go hungry or bored with the meal options here!
Stew Fish Grill A fresh seafood restaurant situated on the beautiful sandy beach. Open for breakfast and dinner. Reservations required.
This cozy Italian restaurant will make you feel like you are dining in Venice. Reservations required.
Dinner and a show perfection! At Kimonos gather around the teppanyaki/hibachi table for some authentic Asian cuisine cooked right in front of you- one of our favorites!
This is no ordinary buffet! With a wide variety of Caribbean, American and International fare you are sure to find something everyone will love. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. No reservations required.
A seaside Mexican restaurant serving lunch and dinner. Restations required.
Bar B Q Park
Here is where you will find Jamaica’s famous jerk chicken in an open air setting. Open from 11 am to 3 am (for late night snacks!) No reservations required.
Café De Paris
When Paris meets the Caribbean! Here you will find your favorite Parisian snacks like crepes, croissants and pastries. Open from 6 am to 10:30 pm. No reservations required.
Fresh sushi with a contemporary vibe. Open for dinner. No reservations required.
Wood oven pizzas made to order right on the beach. Open daily from 11 am to 6pm. No reservations required.
Are you really on vacation if you can’t stop in for ice cream whenever you want! At Yo Yos the have frozen yogurt, gelato and sorbet, as well as a toppings bar featuring fresh fruit and berries, nuts, candies, gummies and sauces. Open daily from 11 am to 10 pm. No reservations required.
7. Sesame Street Characters
Sesame Street characters and Beaches resorts go hand in hand! You will see them roaming the resort, even making appearances at places like the kid’s club, beach and lobby area. For a more intimate experience you can have breakfast with your favorites from Sesame Street. The characters at the breakfast will go around to each table and pose for pictures with your kids while the DJ is playing all your favorite Sesame Street tunes. While this is at an added cost ($12.50/person) there are several other free Sesame Street activities such as the daily Sesame Street Parades and nightly shows. If you have a Sesame Street fan, these character encounters will be a highlight of their vacation for sure!
8. Teens will have a blast here
Don’t let the Sesame Street characters fool you into thinking that Beaches is only for young kids. There is so much for teens to do here as well. Besides all the aweseome water sports and water park, teens will love the Xbox lounge, the tween and teen hangout lounge Trench Town, and Club Liquid where they can hang out while listening to the DJ spin the most popular tunes. Adults are not permitted here from 9pm to 11pm so your teens will love the freedom away from mom and dad and with the Beaches staff present, mom and dad will feel comfortable leaving them to have a few hours to themselves. It truly is a win-win!
9. Updates and Renovations
One of the reasons I love Beaches and Sandals resorts is the fact that they are always making sure their resorts are updated and modern. You will never feel like you are in a rundown resort thanks to their commitment to keeping up with maintenance and renovations. Currently, Beaches is undergoing a facelift and adding a brand-new infinity pool, bowling alley, new Kids Club sections and food truck alley. Along with these new features in the next three years, the existing pools and common areas will also see a refresh. The biggest addition to Beaches Negril is the addition of oceanfront townhomes with private pools. These Beachfront Villas and Penthouses can accommodate up to 18 guests and are scheduled to begin accepting reservations in April 2023.
Let’s check out these new spectacular accommodations:
Firesky Reserve Villas
These beachfront Villas offer private living spaces unlike any other in Jamaica. Spectacular, three level interiors have been thoughtfully designed to seamlessly bring the outdoors in. From stunning panoramic views to a private courtyard and pool overlooking the crystal waters of the Caribbean Sea. Enjoy full butler service attending to your every need, grab a quick bite in the gourmet kitchen, or savor a nightcap while stargazing on the private rooftop deck.
Eventide Penthouse Collection
Taking in the moment is simple when the only distraction is the brilliant blue backdrop of the Caribbean sea. Our exquisite, light-filled penthouses are set in one building with 2 penthouses per floor. Featuring 3-4 bedrooms, a state of the art kitchen and an airy living room extending out to a waterfront veranda, it’s the perfect place for a blissful vacation.
There are some current buildings that are impacted by the views of the construction so make sure you reach out to ensure your room isn’t impacted by the construction.
Photos courtesy of Beaches
10. Kids Camp and Certified Nannies
Beaches resorts is truly unique when it comes to kid’s camps. Unlike most all-inclusive resorts, Beaches Negril accepts children starting at the newborn age. Your newborn will be in a climate-controlled nursey complete with cribs, strollers, high chairs, rocking chairs and everything else your little one could possibly need. All childcare workers and nannies are members of the International Nanny Association, America's oldest and largest in-home child care association with the highest standards. For older kids, they will enjoy age appropriate activities that aren’t just inside a building but take place throughout the resort grounds so they can enjoy the fun outdoors all while being supervised.
11. Autism Program
When it comes to caring for kids with autism, Beaches sets the industry standard. Beaches Negril is an Advanced Certified Autism Center (ACAC). All staff in the child care center are certified to care for children with Autism. It’s just not the kids camps the cater to children with Autism but also the staff around the resort. The staff at the water sports and PADI center have also received advanced autism certification so kids with special needs can feel fully included.
As a busy mom of two boys, one of my favorite things to do while on vacation is to visit the spa for a relaxing treatment (or two!) At Beaches Negril, parents will love the luxurious Red Lane Spa. It is the perfect oasis for adults looking to escape and unwind. While we were here, we took our kids to the kids camp so we could enjoy a relaxing couples massage together. Beaches has also just introduced some mommy and me treatments so kids can enjoy the spa experience with their parents.
13. Weddings and Vow renewals
A Beaches wedding is ideal for couples looking for a family friendly resort that has a beautiful beach and amenities for the whole family. There are also several wedding ceremony locations to choose from like the beautiful beach, gazebo, and private venues on the property. Each unique and will make your wedding pictures memorable. Did you know that you can get your destination wedding for free at Beaches Negril? You read that right! If you stay 3 nights or longer you can receive a complimentary wedding which includes the following:
BEFORE YOU ARRIVE:
Personal wedding planning team
Preparation of marriage documents
Wedding Gift Registry
Customizable Wedding Website
AFTER YOU ARRIVE
Receive 15% discount on Red Lane® Spa services for the bride and groom
Picturesque Ceremony Location: Beaches naturally features the most beautiful backdrops for your destination wedding.
Bouquet and Boutonniere: A bridal bouquet and a groom’s boutonniere of fuchsia Dendrobium orchids.
White cushioned Chiavari chairs for all guests
Pre-recorded musical accompaniment of your choice
Complimentary 5”x7” wedding photo
Wedding Cake: Enjoy a two-tiered white fondant wedding cake with fuchsia Dendrobium orchids.
Table setting with white linens, silverware and crystal: Table setting of white china, sparkling crystal, crisp white linens and shining silverware.
White cushioned Chiavari chairs for all guests
Decorative centerpiece for head table
Cocktail reception with sparkling wine and hors d'oeuvres
Bride and Groom signature cocktail
ON YOUR HONEYMOON
Breakfast in bed with mimosa on any morning of your choice
Romantic turndown service with flower petals on the first evening of your honeymoon
Honeymoon dinner served by a personal waiter in a specialty restaurant
Of course there are more lavish ceremonies as well and all completely customizable to reflect you and your partner’s style. As a destination wedding specialist, I can say with confidence that a Beaches Destination Wedding is truly spectacular.
14. Getting there Beaches Negril is located about an hour and half from the airport in Montego Bay. Before your transport there, you can enjoy snacks and drinks in the Beaches lounge as well as freshen up in te private restrooms.
15. Getting around
If you feel like exploring, the town of Negril is a five minute cab ride away. Visit the popular Rick’s Café for cliff jumping and taking in the most spectacular sunsets. Horseback riding, ziplining, ATV safaris, and catamaran cruises are all just a few minutes away as well.
Overall, Beaches Negril is a great option for families, especially if your children enjoy water sports, a beautiful beach, and Sesame Street characters. This resort never felt overcrowded and was easy to navigate. I can see why Beaches, Negril has been voted #1 for families in the Caribbean!
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Hi, I’m Megan, the owner or Paradise Travel. I travel as often as I can to gain first hand knowledge to share with others so I can plan the best vacations possible. Thanks for stopping by!