All-inclusive resorts cater to families and have an impressive range of amenities for children. Many hotels offer free accommodations or reduced rates for young children in their parents’ room; many provide a babysitter/nanny with advance notice. Increasingly, resorts and upscale hotels offer free childcare centers.
- It’s a good idea to prearrange necessities such as cribs, babysitters, cots and baby food at hotels other than family resorts.
- Many car-rental agencies in Jamaica do not offer safety seats.
- Some vaccines are not approved for use in children and pregnant women, so check with your doctor before traveling.
- Be particularly careful not to drink tap water or consume any questionable food or beverage; hand-sanitizer gel is recommended (and widely available in Jamaica).
- Breastfeeding in public is somewhat taboo but not illegal.
- Lonely Planet’s Travel with Children gives you the lowdown on preparing for family travel.