Jamaica Offers Family Fun With Phenomenal Fall Savings

Families looking to prolong the fun of summer and spend time bonding under the warm Caribbean sun will find an ideal playground in Jamaica. No matter the age of the children, or the budget and needs of the family, Jamaica’s wide array of family-friendly accommodations have created spectacular seasonal packages and deals that will be easy on the wallet.

“This fall is the perfect time to travel to Jamaica, with special savings available to families island-wide,” said John Lynch, Jamaica’s Director of Tourism. “Jamaica’s all-inclusive resorts offer the ultimate in entertainment, adventure and luxury, while private villas give families the added benefit of true seclusion, relaxation and privacy. Jamaica also offers more activities than any other Caribbean island, so parents and children are guaranteed to find a wealth of adventure just beyond their resort.”

Sunset Resorts welcome families for an all-inclusive vacation at savings of up to 35 percent. The Play in Paradise sale is available at the Sunset Beach Resort & Spa, Montego Bay, and the Sunset Jamaica Grande Resort & Spa, Ocho Rios. Rates start at US$140 per person, per night, based on double occupancy, plus two children. The Play in Paradise sale is valid for travel from now through September 30, 2009.  www.sunsetresortsjamaica.com

Starfish Trelawny created the Kids Stay, Play & Eat Free package allowing children from two-to-13-years old to stay free, a savings of US$100 daily for a family of four. The resort is also offering its Single Parent promotion, which waives single supplements for single parents vacationing with their children. Both offers are valid for travel through December 22, 2009. www.superclubs.com

All-inclusive Beaches Resorts offers families savings up to 65 percent and up to two nights free when booking a minimum seven night stay by October 29, 2009 at any of their locations in Jamaica. The special savings are available for select dates throughout the remainder of 2009 (blackout dates apply). www.beaches.com

Rose Hall Resort & Spa, a Hilton Resort, offers the new Kids On Us package. This all-inclusive package is designed for children 12 years and younger and sharing the same room to stay, play and eat free. Room pricing starts at US$249 per room, per night for Resort View rooms. The package is valid now through December 20, 2009. www.rosehallresort.com

FDR Resorts is giving families who book a seven night stay now through December 17, 2009 a US$500 discount per full paying adult. Families booking a five or six night stay will receive a US$350 discount per full paying adult. Both of the FDR Resorts properties, Franklyn D. Resort & Spa and FDR Pebbles Resort, offer two bedroom suites and they are the only resorts in the Caribbean whose prices include a dedicated vacation nanny. www.fdrholidays.com

Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort in Montego Bay is offering 50 percent off published rates through December 23, 2009. Rates include room accommodations, all meals and snacks, non-motorized water sports, resort activities and entertainment. Children 12 and younger stay and eat free. There are no blackout dates or minimum length of stay, and all room categories are available: standard, superior and deluxe. www.caribbeanhi.com/jamaica

Half Moon’s Family Time promotion  includes daily nanny service for up to two children four-years-old and younger (three hours daily for three nights) sharing a room with two adults (one nanny per family). Meals are included for a maximum of two children up to 12-years-old when sharing room with two adults. Rates start at US$619 per night, based on double occupancy, and a three night minimum stay is required. This package is valid for travel through Dec. 15, 2009.  www.halfmoon.com