If you're travelling to Jamaica for the first time as a family, there are some parishes that may be better suited for your trip based on existing hotels, tourist attractions and excursions. My top recommendations are: St. Ann, St. James and Trelawny. Each of these parishes are known for their bustling tourist hubs and visitors are guaranteed to enjoy themselves!
While Jamaica has a number of beautiful boutique hotels, for a family friendly experience, I'd definitely recommend an all-inclusive family resort. Some recommendations include:
1. St. Ann - Moon Palace Jamaica
2. St. James - Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall
3. Trelawny - Ocean Coral Spring
If your family is keen to do some exploring of Jamaica, here's a list of excursions in each of the mentioned parishes that everyone is guaranteed to enjoy!
Dunn's River Falls is one of Jamaica's most popular tourist attractions. Travellers from all over the world journey to tackle the adventure of climbing the falls. I'd recommend buying water shoes as the rocks can be quite slippery.
Chukka Cove is an adventurer's paradise. There's an activity for everyone! From ziplining to river tubing, ATV rides, Nature Walks or an Aviary tour, there'll never be a dull moment.
For an educational component to your trip, the Rose Hall Great House tour will be a hit for the history buffs. The legend of Annie Palmer, the white witch of Rose Hall is a crowd favourite.
Which of these three options would be the first on your list? Let me know in the comments!