Monday, December 23, 2013

Caribbean Family Vacation- Kingston Attractions for Kids

Kingston is one of the popular Caribbean destinations for families that are traveling with younger children. There are all sorts of educational activities that will capture the attention of energetic youngsters.
You can visit Emancipation Park, the Bob Marley Museum and historic Port Royal. Art lovers will enjoy the National Gallery, Mutual Gallery and Trench Town Culture Yard.

Jamaican Euphonia (Euphonia jamaica) in Blue Mountains of Jamaica
Jamaican Euphonia (Euphonia jamaica) in Blue Mountains of Jamaica-via Wikimedia, CCA 3.0

If you choose to go on vacation with a group, you may also be able to get discounts on some packages that are designed with children in mind. Some of the best places to get these deals are at all inclusive hotels, such as Sandals Resorts and Beaches. However some of these hotels are not located in the capital of Jamaica and are found in other parts of the island, such as Ocho Rios.

If you are staying for several days with your family, it may be possible for you to save money by booking a two or three bedroom vacation condo in Kingston. This will also help you to save money with a large group. Pro Homes Ja is a good place to look for vacation rentals in Jamaica if you are based in the UK or Europe.

Devon House in Kingston, Jamaica
Devon House in Kingston, Jamaica-via Wikimedia, CCA 2.0
Taste Devon House Ice Cream and See the Great House
A trip to Devon House is a must, whether you are traveling by yourself or with kids. Devon House in Jamaica has the best ice cream in the world. This sweet treat comes in many delicious flavors, it’s not overly sweet and is filled with natural ingredients such as pineapple and mango. It’s also affordably priced and you get discounts on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Hike the Blue Mountains
Hike the Blue Mountains in Jamaica with your family and enjoy the beauty of nature. Older children will definitely enjoy this one. However, this hike is not to be taken lightly. If you plan to participate in this hike when you come to Jamaica, you should prepare yourself physically before. It does get colder as you go higher up, so you should also dress in layers or carry a few items to help you stay warm.

Bird Watching and Other Things to Do at Font Hill Beach Park in Jamaica

Font Hill Beach Park is located on Jamaica’s South Coast. Visitors to the parish of St. Elizabeth will find villas in this area that cater to their needs for privacy and relaxation. This area is more easygoing than some of the more popular destinations, such as Montego Bay.

Black billed whistling ducks
Black billed whistling ducks-via Wikimedia, Ken Billington, CCA 3.0
The beach park is located near to the border of the parishes of Westmoreland and St. Elizabeth. St. Elizabeth in Jamaica is known for tourist attractions such as Jake’s in Treasure Beach and the Y.S. Falls in Black River. Jamaicans from all over the island and overseas, as well as visitors from other countries, travel to this parish to enjoy the seven falls.

Font Hill Beach Park is a great place to get away and enjoy the beauty of nature. Since the resort is further away from city areas, you can relax and listen to the sounds made by the various birds that frequent the area. These birds include doves, jacanas and black-billed whistling ducks.
Coastal mangrove
Coastal mangrove-via Wikimedia, Nealloveselectricity, CCA 3.0
There is a wildlife sanctuary in Font Hill and a coastal mangrove is a part of this. You may see birds in the water or observe them in the pimento trees that are grown in this part of the island. Some nest in the trees and also feed on ripe pimento berries.

You may also see birds feeding on the sea grapes that grow along Font Hill Beach. Busy Jamaicans who take a weekend off to relax enjoy picnicking on the beach, snorkeling, trekking along a nature trail, horseback riding and other sports, such as football.

There are activities to suit adults and children, whether you want to burn some calories or just sit back and enjoy some good food. If you are interested in learning the latest dance moves, you can also do so at Font Hill Beach Park in St. Elizabeth.