Just a quick little blog while I’m traveling home!

While enjoying some time away on the MSC Divina with Fairytale Adventures Travel, Nedi and myself went and toured the “Beaches Ocho Rios, A Spa, Golf & Waterpark Resort” in sunny Jamaica.  We were able to see first hand what sets these resorts apart from other all inclusives.  Here are some resort highlights and some hightlights from our personal visit.


Beaches is a family friendly resort located ten miles east of the town of Ocho Rios in St. Ann.  Located on 22 acres and overlooking the Caribbean Sea, this resort caters to the needs of singles, couples and families.  With 222 rooms and 16 room categories, be sure to contact your favorite Fairytale Adventures Travel Agent to be sure you have the perfect room for your Caribbean Getaway!

We got to personally tour the Caribbean Oceanview Luxury Veranda Suite with king bed.  These beautiful Mega Suites combine a contemporary design with the beauty of the ocean.  Some key features of the room include: mahogany king-sized bed (or two doubles), plasma television with cable television, X-Box, combination tub/shower, a sunken living room area and views of the Caribbean Sea or the resort’s tropical grounds.




Now, here are some resort highlights (there are too many features to list them all):

Beaches Ocho Rios has five swimming pools and two wirlpools.  This resort also features its own water park right on site.  Pirates Island Water Park has something for everyone in the family from eleven water slides to various water play areas. It offers six kiddie slides for the younder guests as well as kiddie pools for the youngest little pirates.  For the not so young but young at heart, they feature a tube slide, a body slide and a speed slide.


Kids’ Camp is sure to keep the little ones busy when the parents need some time away.  Beaches has five different age categories for the kids camp and all have separate facilities. Worried that your teen won’t enjoy the facility, the X-Box Play Lounge is sure to keep them busy for hours!  Beaches also features Sesame Street events for the little ones.


There are six resturant options available at Beaches.  We personally checked out the BBQ Park/Bella Napoli Pizzaria.  I was simple and went with the grilled cheese and added bacon with a strawberry daiquiri while Nedi enjoyed her burger with a pina colada.


Beaches also features seven bars, including a swim up bar and two bars that are adult only.

For those with a more active lifestyle, Beaches has a fitness center with classes that even some of the older kids can join in on the fun.  Up for a round of golf, the Sandals Golf and County Clubis a challenging 18-hole, par 71 course.  Kids are allowed to tee off after noon and they even offer golf lessons to kids twice a week.  As with other Sandals and Beaches resorts, land sports and water sports are included as well.


If your looking for a Weddingmoon location, a family reunion, a luxury family vacation or a quick getaway, Beaches Ocho Rios is the place for you!  Before we knew it, it was time to head back to the ship. Until next time!

Sheena

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