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Our Stay at The All-New Beaches Negril—A Nonstop-Fun Family Resort

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It doesn’t get better than a family vacation at Beaches. As a new mom, I recently learned what it really means to travel with your kid(s). Now, I appreciate Beaches Kids offerings so much more. Kids camp for all ages is priceless. Priceless. Beaches is the only place where parents have the luxury to relax and enjoy too! A vacation at Beaches is the easiest way to keep your entire family happy and relaxed.

We recently stayed at the all-new Beaches Negril. Negril invented “chill”. Get ready to embrace the laid-back spirit at this low-rise all-inclusive family resort. Perched along Jamaica’s famed Seven Mile Beach, the vibe here is totally carefree.

Beaches Negril captures the essence of a laid-back paradise along with the elegance of a luxury all-inclusive resort.

Check out our family vacation at Beaches Negril

First, let’s review what’s included in your stay. All-inclusive resorts are not all made the same. There was no pressure the entire stay or at all. I was able to eat and drink what I wanted. I felt super relaxed. A true vacation. Beaches is the only true all-inclusive resort!

Everything’s included for every generation. Spread out over a lushly landscaped 20 acres, Beaches Negril epitomizes paradise with spectacular gardens beside the sea, a sprawling Pirates Island waterpark, and plenty of activities and amenities for the whole family.

Voted the World’s Leading All-Inclusive Family Resort 20 years in a row at the World Travel Awards and Jamaica’s leading all-inclusive family resort 3 years in a row. 

Let me tell you everything that’s included in your Beaches Negril stay.

Included in Your Stay

  • Unlimited gourmet dining at 10 restaurants
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and anytime snacks
  • Unlimited premium liquors
  • 7 bars, including swim-up bars
  • Stocked bars in every room
  • Unlimited Robert Mondavi Twin® Oak wines
  • All tips, taxes, and gratuities
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Kids Camp with certified nannies
  • Pirates Island Waterpark
  • Caribbean Adventures with Sesame Street®
  • PADI-Certified scuba diving (and all equipment)
  • Snorkeling (and all equipment)
  • Hobie Cats, paddle boards, kayaks
  • Professional instruction for water sports
  • Beach volleyball, basketball, pool tables
  • Liquid at Beaches nightly teen club
  • Xbox Play Lounge
  • Day and night tennis
  • Fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment
  • Day and night entertainment including live shows
  • Free WiFi (in room and all common areas)
  • The Caribbean’s first Certified Autism Centers
  • 3 freshwater pools & 3 whirlpools

Rooms + Suites

Our two-bedroom two-bathroom suite was extremely spacious. There was so much space for us to spread out between the two rooms. There was even a living area with a tv, a chair big enough for Cookie Monster, and a daybed with a trundle bed for additional sleeping spaces. Large bathrooms with a separate shower + toilet area completed the space.

In regards to location, I would personally try to choose a room close to where you’ll be spending the majority of your time. For us, that was close to the water park and kids camp. Choose a room on the opposite end if you prefer a more peaceful stay. Regardless, you’ll still be close to all the attractions and restaurants because everything is within walking distance.

You can select 4 different types of room levels, each with its own perks and benefits. Together Nest Suites, Butler Level, Concierge Level, and Luxury Level. If you prefer in-room dining then Butler Level is a must. Especially if you have small children and want to actually relax. Butler Level includes Butler Elite service, which handles every detail of your vacation with unobtrusive grace. Private VIP in-room check-in & 24-hour room service are included to complete your vacation.

I want to dig into Butler Service a little bit more. Your personal butler (I mean how often do you get to say that?) is trained in accordance with exacting standards by the Guild of Professional English Butlers, which provides butlers and valets to nobility and celebrities worldwide. Here are a few reasons why Butler Service is a must.

Butler Service

  • Ensure your preferences are in-suite upon arrival including your choice of premium spirits and Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks® wines.
  • Arrange airport transfers.
  • Greet you with lemongrass-scented hand towels to refresh you from your flight.
  • Offer welcome cocktails.
  • Ensure accommodation is ready.
  • Handle private check-in comfortably in your suite.
  • Offer to unpack your luggage.
  • Press your first nights clothes complimentary.
  • Arrange any personal accommodation preferences.
  • 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 your lunch on the beach or pool area.
  • Liaise with housekeeping regarding the servicing of your suite.
  • Ensure that your suite is kept in perfect condition and 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. Unlike competitors, the butler elite guests can order from any resort restaurant menu.
  • Shine your shoes.
  • Tend to your wardrobe.
  • Handle laundry service.
  • Bring you amenities before dinner.
  • Escort you to dinner where they have reserved a beautifully decorated table at the restaurant of your choice – with preferential seating.
  • Ensure your suite is turned down and your room has all that it needs for the night.
  • Ensure your bags are brought up to the departure area.
  • Process your paperwork for checkout.
  • Escort you to your transportation and bid you farewell.

Food + Drinks

Food lovers of all ages can enjoy a variety of nine world-class gourmet restaurants. Plus, you can finish off the evening with a delicious frozen yogurt at Yoyo’s (my favorite spot).

The number one question I get on social media when I’m posting about the food is about dietary restrictions. Beaches can absolutely accommodate your dietary needs and any food allergies you have. Try to let Beaches concierge know your preferences immediately upon booking.

Stew Fish – Dine seafood with a Jamaican flair right by the beach and over the sand!

The Mill – Buffet style restaurant that overlooks the pool and the ocean and was made to resemble Jamaica’s ancient sugar mills

The Venetian – Delicious Italian cuisine.

Kimonos – Mid-1940 Teppanyaki cooking and delicious East Asian flavors

Café de Paris – Travel to Paris via your taste buds by ordering a crepe or pastries, all inside a chic setting made to look like the streets of the City of Lights.

Soy Sushi Bar – Set inside an Orient-inspired decor and dim lighting, this restaurant offers delicious sushi and other Japanese specialties.

Bar.B.Q Park – Head over here if you need a snack throughout the day. Burgers, jerk chicken, wraps, and more!

Yoyos – Take a break from the beach with delicious frozen yogurt paired with gummies, nuts, berries, and other toppings of your choice.

El Mariachi – Dine Tex-Mex inside a tavern-style room, including quesadillas, fajitas, nachos, and more.

Dino’s Pizzeria – Gourmet pizzas prepared in a wood fire oven.


Beaches is designed to provide absolutely everything in a single place, which means you can explore Jamaica starting here! There are unlimited land and sea activities to keep you and your family entertained for hours.

Unlimited Land Activities

From the sands to the courts, Beaches include unlimited land sports like:

-Beach volleyball


-Lawn chess




-Board games

-Pool tables


-Billards table

-Fitness center

-Bocce ball


An Ocean of Water Sports

Every water sport imaginable is included along with top-of-the-line equipment and professional instruction. Beaches includes a full range of water sports like:

Kayak, windsurfing, hydro bikes, snorkeling, Hobie cat, paddle board, water skiing, kneeboarding, and more!

Other activities and entertainment:

PADI® Certified Scuba Diving – If you want to get your diving certificate, you can get licensed here. If you’ve already got one, Beaches includes two dives a day!

Parties – Dance the night and day away safely, be it by joining a party at the beach or next to the pool!

Pirates Island Waterpark – Yes, there’s a waterpark inside the resort! Giant waterslides, pools for kids, a lazy river, and more.

Club Liquid – A family-friendly club where teens can hang out during the day to make new friends. At night, adults take over to enjoy an upper-scale nightlife with champagne and premium spirits in hand!

Xbox Play Lounge – Unlimited play, including Kinect with Xbox, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.

Trench Town – Arcade games, shooting hoops, lightning-fast laser hockey, and more to entertain kids of all ages!

Red Lane® Spa – Relax at the resort’s spa with beautiful views of the Caribbean sea as your backdrop.

Kids Camp for all Ages

Can you believe kids camp is included as a part of the all-inclusive package? I was stunned. Kids Camp is such a huge value.

Your kids will love Kids Camp and you’ll love the time off. At Beaches, they offer age-appropriate activities for kids of all ages, from tots to teens. They’re always supervised, and kids’ vacations are all-included.

There is an infant program for 0-2. A toddler program for 3-4, navigators program for ages 5-7, adventurers program for ages 8-10, tweens program for ages 11-14, and teen program ages 15-17. Plus, a huge bonus, they offer private childcare.

As an overprotective mom, I felt like Colton was in wonderful hands. I wasn’t worried at all. There was a passcode to check him out and they had my number and were able to call or text if they needed me for anything.

Certified Nannies & Kids Camp Staffers

All nannies and Kids Camp staffers at Beaches Resorts are members of the International Nanny Association, America’s oldest and largest in-home child care association. To become accredited, each nanny must meet the minimum requirement of 2,000 hours of child-care services. Beaches nannies have been trained in safety, nutrition, and child development.

Beaches Resorts is the first resort company in the world to complete the rigorous International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) training and Autism Certification! Kids Camps is proud to offer families with children with autism and other special needs specialized services.

Sesame Street®

Spend your vacation with Elmo, Super Grover, and Friends! Kids all around the world love Sesame Street®. Beaches Resorts are the only Caribbean resort you’ll find kids’ vacations with a colorful cast of characters.

At Camp Sesame, your kids can participate in fun-filled activities like Baking with Cookie MonsterPuppet Making with Bert & ErnieMove and Groove with Zoe and Rosita!

A few other things the characters did:

Storytime with Sesame Street friends 

Bake with Cookie Monster

Surprise tea time with Abby Cadabby & Elmo

Puppet Making with Bert & Ernie 

Rock ’n Roll Dance Party with Elmo & Rosita

Everyday Heroes Club with Super Grover 

Move & Groove with Zoe and Rosita

Number of the day with Count

Letter of the day with Sesame Street Pals 

Amazing art with Julia 

Exploring with Elmo

There are even character parades and stage shows! Sesame Street stage shows include lots of singing and dancing. Most of the kids got up and danced in front with every parent happily clapping and taking photos behind them. 

Beaches offers a Sesame Street® VIP Upgrade Packages+  to make your child’s vacation extra special. These unique experiences, available for an additional charge, include specialty Character Breakfasts, Nighttime Tuck-Ins, All-Access Photo Shoots, and more!

Character bedtime tuck-ins are available from Elmo, Zoe, Abby Cadabby, Cookie Monster, Grover, Super Grover, The Count, Rosita, Bert & Ernie characters available on a first-come, first-served basis. Requests based on availability.

All-Access Photo Session

If you’re ready for a photo shoot with the entire Sesame Street gang this is for you! Get photographed with all the Sesame Street® characters at one time by the Beaches paparazzi. Leave your cameras behind and let their photographers do the snapping at this 15-minute “Meet & Greet” with all your Sesame Street® friends!

We’ve taken these pictures on both of our Beaches vacations. They are hanging in Colton’s room in a 16×20 frame. He loves to go up and point out each character.

Character Breakfast

What goes great with breakfast? How about lots of fun with your favorite Sesame Street® friends? Enjoy a delicious breakfast with Elmo and all his friends!


The capital of “carefree” is home to white-sand beaches, a turquoise sea, and the most unbelievable sunsets you’ll ever see. Embark on your next family adventure in Negril, Jamaica. With Reggae rhythms playing in the background, it’s impossible not to totally chill. 

The memories we made at Beaches with the entire family will stay in my heart forever.