Best Parishes for Family Vacations in Jamaica

By Madd_About_Jamaica | Apr 26, 2022
Caribbean > Jamaica

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!

Where to Stay


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

Things To Do


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!

St. Ann - Dunn's River Falls

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.

Dunns River Falls - photo courtesy of visitjamaica.com

Dunns River Falls - photo courtesy of visitjamaica.com

Trelawny - Chukka Cove Good Hope

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.

Chukka Cove Good Hope - photo courtesy of Chukka Cove

Chukka Cove Good Hope - photo courtesy of Chukka Cove

St. James - Rose Hall Great House

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.

Rose Hall Great House - Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

Rose Hall Great House - Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

Which of these three options would be the first on your list? Let me know in the comments!

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Written by Madd_About_Jamaica
Hey there! I'm Ashley, the Principal Contributor at Madd About Jamaica - the Travel Blog of choice for unbiased and unfiltered reviews on Jamaica's Hotels, Restaurants and Excursions!

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