Beaches Resorts offers two stunning all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica and one in Turks & Caicos for families looking to escape the everyday hustle and bustle. With three great choices, how do you pick the best Beaches resorts for your family vacation? Below we rank and describe each resort’s location, price, accommodations, dining options, activities, and more. Without further ado, let’s find your family’s dream Beaches resort!

1. Beaches Negril

TripAdvisor Rating

4.5 / 5

Location

Negril, Jamaica

Google Rating

4.5 / 5
Cartamarans on the beach at Beaches Negril resort

Image courtesy Beaches Resorts

About Beaches Negril

Jamaica is a Caribbean island renowned for its pristine beaches, and Negril is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the island. The Beaches Negril Resort & Spa is located on Negril’s world-famous Seven Mile Beach. Many consider it one of the best beaches in the world, and it’s easy to see why. The soft white sand and clear blue waters are simply breathtaking.

You’ll find swim-up suites, five-star dining, and endless water and land sports at Beaches Negril Resort & Spa. After undergoing a significant renovation a few years ago, the resort is now even more impressive than before.

It has 185 rooms and suites, ten restaurants, and seven bars. In terms of acreage and total rooms, it is the smallest of the Beaches locations.

Guests can enjoy unlimited premium liquors, unlimited Robert Mondavi Twin Oak wines, and stocks bars in every room. In addition, guests can take advantage of the Caribbean Adventures with Sesame Street®, PADI-certified scuba diving, family-friendly Pirates Island Water Park, three freshwater pools, and three whirlpools. The resort also offers a Kids Camp with certified nannies and other activities for children, tweens, and teens.

Jamaica’s newest all-inclusive resort also features the Caribbean’s first certified Autism Center of Excellence, providing specialized care for guests of all ages with an autism spectrum disorder.

From an Xbox Play Lounge and Kids Clubs to an action-packed water park and unlimited scuba diving, Beaches Negril is the perfect place to relax, play and create lasting family memories. And because everything is included, you can rest assured that your only job is to have the time of your life.

What’s Included in Beaches Negril?

Beaches Negril Resort & Spa in Jamaica offers visitors an all-inclusive experience with plenty of activities and amenities. All taxes, gratuities, and roundtrip airport transfers are included in the rate, as are your meals, drinks, and most of your activities.

Prices for Beaches Negril Resort include the following:

Included Food and Drink

  • Unlimited dining at ten gourmet restaurants
  • Snacks and meals at any time of day
  • Unlimited premium liquors
  • Every room has a stocked bar
  • 7 bars, including swim-up bars
  • Unlimited Robert Mondavi Twin® Oak wine
  • Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee

Included Activities

  • Certified PADI scuba diving (and all equipment)
  • Snorkeling (and all equipment)
  • Paddleboarding, kayaks, and Hobie Cats
  • Water sports instruction from a professional
  • Basketball, beach volleyball, basketball
  • Tennis during the day and at night
  • A state-of-the-art fitness center
  • Three freshwater pools and three whirlpools

Included Features for Kids

  • Camp for kids (with certified nannies)
  • Pirates Island Water Park
  • Caribbean Adventures with Sesame Street®
  • Liquid at Beaches, a nightly club for teens
  • Trench Town, a hang-out spot for tweens
  • Xbox Play Lounge
  • Certified Autism Centers

Other Included Perks

  • Taxes and gratuities
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Free WiFi in rooms and common areas
  • Entertainment throughout the day and night, including live performances

Among the optional (non-included) experiences are Caribbean Adventure Tours, candlelit dinners, and Red Lane® Spa services and treatments.

Accommodations at Beaches Negril Resort

Beaches Negril Resort & Spa in Jamaica offers 19 different rooms and suites to choose from, something to fit every budget.

The most affordable rooms are the Grande Luxe Double which starts at $356 per night for adults and $68 per night for children. These rooms are located on the first and third floors of both Savannah & Santa Cruz buildings and offer serene tropical garden views from their private balcony. Despite the basic accommodations, you can still enjoy a very comfortable stay for up to four people.

The Tropical Beachfront Three-Bedroom Walkout Grand Butler Family Suite is the most expensive room, starting at $1232 per night for adults and $47 per night for children. The newly renovated beachfront suite features three bedrooms, four full bathrooms with bathtubs and showers, and a living room leading out to a private patio overlooking the resort’s tropical gardens and beach. Plus, you’ll have a butler service, 24-hour room service, and other luxury amenities for up to 12 guests.

For something in the middle, the Tropical Beachfront One-Bedroom Grand Concierge Family Suite starts at $555 per night for adults and $47 per night for children. You can find these ocean view sanctuaries on the first and second floors of the Montpelier building and the second floor of the Santa Cruz building, just steps from the main pool. They feature one bedroom with pullout sofas, a trundle bed, and two marble bathrooms with bathtubs and showers.

No matter what your budget is, Beaches Negril has a room that’s perfect for you. For the most up-to-date pricing and to find the ideal accommodation for your family vacation, please contact The Vacationeer.

Dining Options at Beaches Negril Resort

Beaches Negril Resort & Spa in Jamaica offers guests ten unique dining options. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or an elegant meal, there’s something for everyone at Beaches Negril.

The dining options and dress code are as follows:

  • The Venetian (Resort Evening Attire): Enjoy Italian cuisine and an unforgettable Venetian ambiance at this cozy, family-friendly restaurant.
  • Stew Fish (Resort Casual): Fresh Jamaican and Caribbean seafood served on the beach.
  • The Mill (Resort Casual): Buffet-style Caribbean and international fare amidst the swaying palms
  • Kimonos (Resort Casual): A Teppanyaki restaurant experience like no other
  • El Mariachi (Resort Casual): Relaxed tavern-style setting with Mexican cuisine.
  • Bar.B.Q Park (Resort Casual): Open-air restaurant serving classic BBQ favorites and snacks.
  • Café de Paris (Resort Casual): Featuring Parisian-style pastries, crêpes, coffee, and tea
  • Soy Sushi Bar (Resort Casual): Serves the best traditional and contemporary sushi dishes.
  • Dino’s Pizzeria (Resort Casual): Wood-fired pizzas that are crisp and flavorful.
  • Yoyo’s (Resort Casual): A unique self-service frozen yogurt shop.

Is Beaches Negril Resort Worth It?

Of the three Beaches resort locations, we rank Negril Resort & Spa in Jamaica as the best Beaches resort because it’s the perfect place for a family vacation. The resort sits on a beautiful stretch of Seven Mile Beach, and plenty of activities keep kids entertained. There’s something for everyone, from swimming and snorkeling to kayaking and paddle boarding.

It is also more affordable to fly to Jamaica than Turks & Caicos, which significantly affects the cost of the trip to the Beaches. The number of flights to Jamaica is also much higher.  In this regard, Beaches Negril and Beaches Ocho Rios have an advantage over Beaches Turks & Caicos.

One of the highlights of a stay at Beaches is the chance to enjoy the water park at each resort, and the one at Beaches Negril is top-notch. There’s something for everyone to enjoy at the 18,000 square-foot Pirates Island Water Park, including two giant slides, toddlers slides, a 650-foot lazy river, a bucket drop, and a splash deck. And because the waterpark is located on-site, you won’t have to waste time traveling to and from your hotel room. Kids (and adults) love this area of the resort!

And for those who want to explore beyond the beach, there’s a wide range of excursions available, from zip-lining and horseback riding to deep sea fish and swimming with dolphins. Best of all, the resort offers a top-notch Kids Camp program, which provides a safe and supervised environment for children, tweens, and teens to learn, play, and socialize.

We rank Beaches Negril the best Beaches resort because of its beautiful location, intimate size, extensive activities, and recently renovated accommodations. Plus, flights from the U.S. to Jamaica are cheaper. What more could you want from a family vacation destination?

If you’re looking for a true paradise, the Beaches Negril Resort & Spa is the perfect place to stay. With its idyllic location, an abundance of activities, and commitment to family fun, it’s no wonder Beaches Negril is one of the most popular resort destinations for families. There’s no doubt it’s worth it!

Do you have questions about Beaches Negril Resort? Are you wondering how much a Beaches or Sandals vacation costs? If so, contact The Vacationeer for a free quote.

2. Beaches Turks & Caicos

TripAdvisor Rating

4.5 / 5

Location

Providenciales,
Turks & Caicos

Google Rating

4.4 / 5
The shoreline at Beaches Turks & Caicos

Image courtesy Beaches Resorts

About Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort

Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort is an all-inclusive, family-friendly resort located on the island of Providenciales. Situated on Grace Bay Beach, voted as the World’s #1 Best Beach by TripAdvisor Travelers, this resort offers endless activities for kids, teens, and adults.

The Beaches Turks and Caicos has 758 rooms and suites spread over 95 acres of beachfront property. The resort comprises five magnificent villages featuring architecture and ambiance reminiscent of France, Italy, the Caribbean, and Key West.

There are 21 gourmet restaurants, 15 bars, ten freshwater pools, four whirlpools, one scuba diving pool, and a 12-mile beach surrounded by turquoise waters.

The resort offers plenty of activities to keep kids entertained, including a 45,000 sq foot water park, water sports, land sports, Sesame Street® character lounge, and a gaming area with Xbox.

The resort offers a top-notch Kids Camp program that provides a safe, supervised environment for children to learn, play, and socialize. Parents will have plenty of time to relax and rejuvenate while their children are having fun.

What’s Included in Beaches Turks and Caicos?

All tax, gratuities, roundtrip airport transfers, meals, drinks, and most activities are inclusive at Beaches Turks and Caicos.

Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort includes the following in its prices:

Included Food and Drink

  • Unlimited dining at 21 gourmet restaurants
  • Snacks and meals at any time of day
  • Unlimited premium liquors
  • Every room has a stocked bar
  • 15 bars, including swim-up bars
  • Unlimited Robert Mondavi Twin® Oak wine
  • Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee

Included Activities

  • Certified PADI scuba diving (and all equipment)
  • Snorkeling (and all equipment)
  • Paddleboarding, kayaks, and Hobie Cats
  • Water sports instruction from a professional
  • Basketball, beach volleyball, basketball
  • Tennis during the day and at night
  • A state-of-the-art fitness center
  • Ten freshwater pools, four whirlpools, and a scuba diving pool

Included Features for Kids

  • Camp for kids (with certified nannies)
  • Pirates Island Water Park
  • Caribbean Adventures with Sesame Street®
  • Liquid at Beaches, a nightly club for teens
  • Trench Town, a hang-out spot for tweens
  • Xbox Play Lounge
  • Certified Autism Centers

Other Included Perks

  • Taxes and gratuities
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Free WiFi in rooms and common areas
  • Entertainment throughout the day and night, including live performances

Caribbean Adventure Tours, candlelit dinners, and treatments at Red Lane® Spa are optional (non-included).

Accommodations at Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort

Beaches Turks and Caicos offers 51 different room options to choose from, something to fit every budget.

Are you looking for a budget-friendly option? With prices starting from $404 per night for adults and $61 per night for children, the Caribbean Accessible Premium Walkout Room Double is the most affordable room at Beaches Turks & Caicos. With a view of the pool and gardens, these well-appointed rooms are located on the ground floor of Caribbean Village and have a maximum occupancy of 4 guests.

The Key West Beachfront Four Bedroom Butler Villa Residence with Private Pool at Beaches Turks & Caicos is the epitome of luxury. These magnificent villas are individual homes situated directly on the beach, and the turquoise sea views are simply breathtaking. There’s a kitchen, living room, dining room, four bedrooms, several baths, and a patio on the 3rd floor overlooking the ocean. But the real jewel of this villa is the private plunge pool. This accommodation is set among swaying palm trees and is the perfect place to relax and soak up the Caribbean sun. With its impeccable attention to detail and unrivaled amenities, the Key West Beachfront Four Bedroom Butler Villa Residence with Private Pool is sure to make your stay at Beaches Turks & Caicos truly unforgettable. Prices for adults start at $2,498 per night, while children’s prices start at $47 per night.

The Italian Concierge Family Suite with Kids Room may be an ideal choice if you are looking for a mid-priced, spacious suite that can accommodate your entire family. There is a separate living room and bedroom and a kid’s room with two twin beds, enough space for up to six guests. Prices begin at $714 PP/PN for adults and $38 PP/PN for children.

With 51 different room types available, there’s sure to be one that suits your family and your budget. Contact The Vacationeer for help finding the perfect room.

Dining Options at Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort

Beaches Turks and Caicos offers guests 21 unique dining experiences. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a quick bite or an elegant meal.

The dining options and dress code are as follows:

  • Courtyard Bistro (Resort Evening Attire): Featuring hamburgers, hotdogs, sandwiches, french fries, fruits, and salads
  • Bombay Club (Resort Casual): Indian cuisine to entice your senses
  • Mario’s (Resort Casual): A restaurant featuring a variety of fine Italian dishes
  • Reflections (Resort Casual): Family-friendly buffet serving international and local dishes
  • Kimonos (Resort Casual): Enjoy exotic Oriental cuisine at this vibrant restaurant
  • Arizona’s (Resort Casual): Relaxed, tavern-style setting with southwestern cuisine
  • Schooners (Resort Casual): Elegant seafood restaurant
  • Sapodilla’s (Resort Evening Attire): An adult-only restaurant serving exotic Caribbean cuisine
  • Guiseppe’s (Resort Casual): An Italian restaurant brimming with Tuscan charm
  • Bobby Dee’s (Resort Casual): 1950s American dinner with standard fare
  • Le Petit Chateau (Resort Evening Attire): Enjoy fine wines and cuisine inspired by Paris.
  • Café de Paris (Resort Casual): French patisserie serving pastries, crêpes, coffee, and tea.
  • Bella Napoli Pizzeria (Resort Casual): Handcrafted, wood-fired pizzas.
  • Barefoot by the Sea (Resort Casual): This beachside restaurant serves fresh seafood and island specialties.
  • Cricketer’s Pub (Resort Casual): Authentic British dishes and ales.
  • Dino’s Pizzeria (Resort Casual): Wood-fired, brick-oven pizzas.
  • Soy Sushi Bar (Resort Casual): A cozy sushi restaurant nestled behind bamboo fronds
  • Bayside (Resort Casual): Open-air eatery with breathtaking views of the pool and ocean
  • Sky Lounge (Resort Evening Attire): Grace Bay views and exquisite cuisine await you at this elegant rooftop restaurant.
  • Neptunes (Resort Casual): Beachfront seafood and Mediterranean cuisine
  • The Jerk Shack (Resort Casual): Authentic Caribbean cuisine in a relaxed environment

Regardless of your culinary preferences, Beaches Turks and Caicos has a dining option that will suit your family’s needs.

Is Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort Worth It?

Beaches Turks and Caicos is a popular resort destination for families because of its idyllic location, an abundance of activities and dining options, and commitment to family fun. The resort ranks second to Beaches Negril, but the margin is thin.

One of the highlights of a stay at Beaches is the chance to enjoy the water park at each resort, and the one at Beaches Turks and Caicos is the largest Beaches waterpark of the three. There’s something for everyone to enjoy at the 45,000 square-foot Pirates Island water park, including three giant slides, toddlers slides, a lazy river, Surf Simulator, and a splash deck. Waterparks are located on-site, so you won’t have to worry about driving to and from the hotel.

As we mentioned, Beaches Turks & Caicos sits on Grace Bay Beach, named the World’s Best Beach by TripAdvisor. If you plan to spend a lot of time at the beach, Beaches Turks & Caicos will not disappoint!

And for those who want to explore beyond the beach, water park, and pools, Beaches offers many excursions, from Iguana Island sail and Seaside Caicos Scavenger Hunt to ATV adventures and sightseeing tours. The resort also has a top-notch Kids Camp program, where children, tweens, and teens can learn, play, and socialize in a safe and supervised environment.

Beaches Negril vs. Turks & Caicos: Which is Better?

We rank Beaches Negril as the best Beaches resort because it offers new renovations, an intimate and relaxing atmosphere, and cheaper and more frequent flights to Jamaica. However, if you appreciate a resort that offers more choices, including more pools, a more extensive water park, more restaurants, etc., then Beaches Turks & Caicos might be the resort for you.

The decision comes down to what you want from your resort stay. The beaches and amenities at both destinations are spectacular, and both locations are hard to beat for luxury family vacations.

3. Beaches Ocho Rios

TripAdvisor Rating

4 / 5

Location

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Google Rating

4.2 / 5
The dock and beach at Beaches Ocho Rios resort

Image courtesy Beaches Resorts

About Beaches Ocho Rios Resort

Beaches Ocho Rios is an all-inclusive resort located in the beautiful port town of Ocho Rios on Jamaica’s north coast. In addition to a gorgeous private white sand beach and endless aquatic adventures, Beaches Ocho Rios is a top-notch all-inclusive resort voted among the Best Beach Resorts by Parents magazine.

Beaches Ocho Rios has seven gourmet restaurants, six bars, five freshwater pools, two whirlpools, and a gorgeous stretch of beachfront. It has 22 acres and 223 rooms and suites, which is slightly more than Beaches Negril but significantly less than Beaches Turks & Caicos.

Kids will love the Sesame Street® character lounge, Xbox gaming, teen club, and water sports. In addition to the resort’s 27,000-square-foot water park, water sports, land sports, and an 18-hole golf course, there are several freshwater pools where you can swim, splash, relax, and rejuvenate. The resort also offers a Kids Camp program for children, tweens, and teens, providing a safe and supervised environment for learning, playing, and socializing.

What’s Included in Beaches Ocho Rios?

All tax, gratuities, roundtrip airport transfers, meals, drinks, and most activities are inclusive at Beaches Ocho Rios.

Beaches Ocho Rios Resort includes the following in its prices:

Included Food and Drink

  • Unlimited dining at seven gourmet restaurants
  • Snacks and meals at any time of day
  • Unlimited premium liquors
  • Every room has a stocked bar
  • Six bars, including swim-up bars
  • Unlimited Robert Mondavi Twin® Oak wine
  • Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee

Included Activities

  • Certified PADI scuba diving (and all equipment)
  • Snorkeling (and all equipment)
  • Paddleboarding, kayaks, and Hobie Cats
  • Water sports instruction from a professional
  • Greens fees for golf
  • Basketball, beach volleyball
  • Tennis during the day and at night
  • A state-of-the-art fitness center
  • Five freshwater pools and two whirlpools

Included Features for Kids

  • Camp for kids (with certified nannies)
  • Pirates Island Water Park
  • Caribbean Adventures with Sesame Street®
  • Liquid at Beaches, a nightly club for teens
  • Trench Town, a hang-out spot for tweens
  • Xbox Play Lounge
  • Certified Autism Centers

Other Included Perks

  • Taxes and gratuities
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Free WiFi in rooms and common areas
  • Entertainment throughout the day and night, including live performances

Caribbean Adventure Tours, candlelit dinners, golf services, golf rentals, and treatments at Red Lane® Spa are optional (non-included).

Accommodations at Beaches Ocho Rios

Beaches Ocho Rios offers 24 different room options to choose from, something to fit every budget. Ocho Rios is the most affordable Beaches resort, as evidenced by the rates listed below.

In terms of affordability, the Caribbean Deluxe Family Sized Room King is the best choice.

These spacious accommodations are located on the upper floors of the resort’s main building, offering easy access to the resort’s best amenities. These rooms accommodate up to five people and have a pleasant garden view. Rates start at only $264 per night for adults and $61 per night for children.

The most expensive accommodation at Ocho Rios is Caribbean Oceanview Penthouse One Bedroom Concierge Suite. Located at the top of the resort’s main building, it offers breathtaking views of the ocean, the resort grounds, and the St. Anne Mountains. Prices start at $652 PP/PN for adults and $47 PP/PN for children, and the suite has a maximum occupancy of 5 guests.

The Caribbean Oceanview Luxury Veranda Suite Double is an excellent choice for a mid-priced suite. Ocean views and contemporary interiors combine to create a relaxing stay. Rooms feature traditional mahogany furniture, a well-appointed en-suite bathroom, and a capacity for up to five guests. The starting price for this tier is an affordable $298 PP/PN for adults and $51 PP/PN for children.

Dining Options at Beaches Ochi Rios Resort

Beaches Turks and Caicos offers guests seven unique dining options. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a quick bite or an elegant meal.

The dining options and dress code are as follows:

  • The Venetian (Resort Casual): This Italian restaurant serves delicious pasta and risottos
  • Neptunes (Resort Casual): Beachfront seafood and Mediterranean cuisine.
  • Bayside (Resort Casual): Open-air eatery with breathtaking views of the pool and ocean
  • Bella Napoli Pizzeria (Resort Casual): Handcrafted, wood-fired pizzas.
  • Josephine’s Creperie (Resort Casual): Delicious Crêpes and tasty treats in a cozy pastry shop
  • La Parisienne (Resort Casual): A sophisticated French menu rivaling the finest in Paris
  • Bar.B.Q Park (Resort Casual): Open-air restaurant serving classic BBQ favorites and snacks.

Is Beaches Ocho Rios Resort Worth It?

While Ocho Rios is perhaps the best overall value of all three Beaches resorts, it falls short of the other two locations. It’s not as intimate, charming, or updated as Beaches Negril and doesn’t have the variety as Beaches Turks & Caicos. Ocho Rios’ beach is beautiful but does not receive the same accolades as other beaches.

Despite that, the activities, amenities, and natural beauty are similar to the others, and the cost per day is lower here, so your dollar goes further. The flights to Jamaica are also frequent and inexpensive compared to Turks and Caicos. Ocho Rios is an excellent choice for those on a tight budget.

The water park at Ochi Rios is fun and the second biggest at 27,000 sq feet. There’s still enough variety in restaurants, bars, pools, etc., to keep everyone looking at their tropical getaway. Plus, there are a variety of excursions to choose from, an excellent Kids Camp program, and an award-winning 18-hole golf course for those who enjoy golfing.

Although Beaches Ocho Rios ranks last on our list, you cannot go wrong with any Beaches resort. Beaches Ocho Rios is a fantastic family vacation destination worth your time and money.

Beaches Resorts is Opening Two New Locations

A new Beaches resort will soon open in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. It will be situated on 50 acres of lush land, hugged by the Caribbean Sea and surrounded by mountains and rainforests. Opening in late 2022 or early 2023, it will be Beaches’ 4th location.

In addition, Beaches announced the construction of Beaches Runaway Bay Resort, which will be the third Beaches Resort in Jamaica and its 5th location overall. Located on the former Jewel Runaway Bay Beach Resort & Waterpark site, there will be 400 one, two, three, and four-bedroom suites. Beaches Runaway Bay guests can also play 18 holes of the par-72 championship golf course of Runaway Bay Golf Club.

Stay tuned for updates!

How to Book a Beaches Resort

Guests of Beaches Resorts will enjoy an all-inclusive family vacation in an idyllic beachfront setting. From the moment you arrive, you’ll be greeted by friendly staff members who are dedicated to providing you with the best possible experience.

The accommodations are top-notch, and the resort offers many activities and facilities suitable for families with infants, toddlers, children, tweens, and teens. The resort’s commitment to family fun makes it the perfect place for a memorable and enjoyable vacation.

If this sounds good to you, then it’s time to contact The Vacationeer. These expert Beaches and Sandals travel agents can help you plan and book the perfect Beaches or Sandals vacation package that stays within your budget. Click HERE for a free quote!

Thanks for reading our Best Beaches Resorts page, and we hope it helps you narrow down your choices.