Franklyn D. Resort: Ocho Rios, Jamaica


Property
Tucked just outside Ocho Rios on Jamaica’s north coast, Franklyn D. Resort makes the perfect getaway for families. The low-rise Colonial style buildings are the perfect accent to the beautiful tropical gardens connecting Jamaica’s incredible green mountains to the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. The suites are spacious with 2 or 3 private bedrooms, living area and kitchen with stocked refrigerator plus a huge balcony overlooking the ocean.

Location
Franklyn D. Resort is located just outside Ocho Rios, one of Jamaica’s most visited cities. There is plenty to do in town – shopping, restaurants and activities like hiking Dunns River Falls or visiting Dolphin Cove. Also nearby is Chukka Adventures, which offers all kinds of fun activities and tours like horseback riding, dog sledding, dune buggy tours, zip lining and more.

Sleeps
Up to 7 in 2 and 3-bedroom suites.

Highlights
In addition to the delectable food in the all-inclusive restaurants, the fun activities planned each night for guests and the on-premise amenities like water slides, goat races, beach dining and snorkeling, Franklyn D. Resort offers each family their own personal nanny. When you check-in, your kids meet the nanny that will be your ticket to a relaxing vacation. We had Shanet and the kids made instant friends. The great part is that you still feel like you are taking a vacation WITH your kids (they’re not tucked into some kids club all day long – although they have a great one of those too), you can swim, snorkel and hang out with them, but you actually get time to relax and enjoy yourself while the nanny tends to all the daily tasks like meal times, naps, and sunscreen.  It was wonderful!

Good to know
Don’t miss horseback riding in the ocean at Chukka! My 7-year-old loved tromping through the ocean and cooling off with his horse, but it was a little scary for the 5-year-old when they went in the deep water.  Be sure to know your kids’ comfort levels. They both loved the ride though!

Contact
http://www.fdrholidays.com

August 28th, 2009 | by Carrie Simmons


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