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Franklyn D. Resort and Spa – A Great Family All-Inclusive Resort

Written by Kim Milnes

The Franklyn D. Resort and Spa in Jamaica is an all-suite, all-inclusive family resort. The resort was recently awarded a 2012 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice award for the The Top 25 Hotels & Motels for Families and Top 25 Hotels for families in the Caribbean.

In doing my research to find the best resorts for families, I really liked what I had read about this resort.  So since I was going to be in Jamaica I wanted to check it out for myself.   I like to have a first hand experience of the properties that I recommend to my families.
I feel the best value the resort offers is their Vacation Nanny service. Upon arrival each family is assigned their own Vacation Nanny.  The nannies are with families from 8 am – 4 pm every day. Your nanny is there to care and entertain your children, help keep your suite clean and help with arranging any activities or excursions for your family. All nannies are professionally trained and CPR certified. The nannies are also available at night for a small hourly fee, so Mom and Dad can have a nice date night.
Along with having a nanny to help with the little ones, there is also the Yellow Bird Kids Club to make sure there is something to do for all ages.  They offer plenty of age appropriate activities, computers, video games, crafts and more. There is also a special area for Teens.

The rooms are spacious and very clean.  Since this is an all-suite resort every room has a kitchen, separate living room and bedrooms.  It is nice to have room for the family to spread out.  They will make sure to stock your refrigerator with water, juice and snacks since this is an all-inclusive resort.

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The resort has a very nice beach, pool and a great water slide that the kids will love.  There is also a small kiddie pool for the little ones.

Overall,  The Franklyn D. Resort and Spa is great resort for families.  Even more, I think it is a great value.  I know families with kids under 3 find it hard to get away.  Especially, since those little ones can not get in to most Kids Clubs. However,  this resort makes it a little easier since you will have your own vacation nanny, which is included. Just having someone to help will give Mom a chance to relax and be able to get a “vacation” as well.

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