This was our families fifth rental near the Ocho Rios area. We looked at several more and spent time visiting all inclusives. (We don't drink or eat obsessively) And after getting a day pass at a resort, we are usually bored in 5 or 6 hours. Our kids started traveling young but this last summer they were 14,10,8 and 6 years of age. I have found people either hate Jamaica or love it like we do and get addicted like we did.
The pros: We went in July '11'. the weather was perfect. Hot! but your right on the Sea.
The grounds are beautiful, with lots of little waterfront nucks to sit and relax in.
The pool in very nice and sizeable with a depth for the kids to jump in.
Plenty of places to sit and sun and watch the sunset right in your private villa areas.
The high million dollar view is framed in our hallway at home now.
The water was calm, clear, warm and safe for even the smallest to play in.
I taught my kids to snorkle here at the beach because...