Parents looking for a memorable vacation with the kids will want to direct their attention to the Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa on Jamaica’s northern coast. This all-inclusive resort rests between sandy beaches and lush gardens and it was built with families in mind. It hosts 516 rooms that are divided into 13 villas, each with 6 one-bedroom suites and 30 Junior suites. Parents and children of all ages can find something fun to do at the Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton.

DINING

Parents of children with special dietary needs can rest easy. Upon check-in, these special needs are recorded and the special meals will be made with care throughout the visit. Even finicky children without special dietary needs will enjoy dining at the a la carte restaurants because each location offers a kid friendly menu. The buffet restaurants include a wide variety of options sure to please everyone.

Young children and their families will love taking part in character dining with Raggs & Friends. A kid friendly buffet is provided while Raggs and Friends put on a dance party and play with the kids.

Room service is included with the all-inclusive package and has many of the same options that the kids like from the children’s menu.

WATER ACTIVITIES

Families can wade in Jamaica’s largest resort pool or in one of the three other kid-friendly pools located at the resort (an adult-only pool is located at the spa). Kids can grab a cup of juice from the swim-up bar or an ice cream cone from the cart that makes the rounds of the pool areas. When they are tired of swimming, the children will have a splashing good time at the splash pad and waterslides. There are plenty of lounge chairs available for guests and many are conveniently located between the pool and the children’s splash area. Towels and umbrellas are readily available and poolside service is offered.

Whether the kids are building sand castles or searching for sea shells, they will love their time on the on-site beaches.  One beach has a shallow reef perfect for snorkeling while another offers a hobbie-cat, kayaks, wind surfing and peddle boats for guests. Other beach activities include ping pong, water polo and darts.

If relaxation is what you need, grab something from the jerk hut that is located at the beach, find a lounge chair and put your feet up. Beautiful scenery, delicious food and great company is what Jamaica is all about!

RECREATION

Little athletes will appreciate the variety of sports activities available at the Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton. The family can kick around the ball on the soccer field or have fun shooting hoops at the basketball court. Mini-golf is another fun family activity found at the resort. Tennis racquets are available to use on the courts, and the family can also test their archery skills.

When the kids need a break from mom and dad, they can escape to the Mini Club or the Teen Club. Each club is supervised and they provide fun activities, games and entertainment. The secure sign in and out process includes a password to ensure the children are only signed out by their legal guardians.

Kids with flare can take advantage of the braiding services at the spa or enjoy a mother/daughter manicure and pedicure.

A little retail therapy is another fun way to pass the time at the Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton. There are plenty of souvenir shops and guests can also find any necessities they may have forgotten. Clothing, personal care products and food is easily found in the shops, and you could also head home with some jewelry, alcohol or handmade crafts.

TECHNOLOGY

The resort has its own app that lists all of the restaurants and their operating times, and the Spa services available to guests. The Palladium app allows users to view the different room types, choose tours and learn about the staff who work at the resort.

Tech savvy teens will find what they need at the teen club. A comfortable seating area with a large screen television is available, along with computers and video games. When the tech fun is finished, they can take part in some acceptable graffiti and leave their names on the wall.

The days at Grand Palladium come to a close with exhausted kids, relaxed parents and entire families eager to enjoy another day. Book your family vacation at the GRAND PALLADIUM LADY HAMILTON RESORT & SPA by visiting Sunwing.ca.