Family & Kids
What makes a villa family-friendly?
Children are welcome in all our homes, but some villas are especially well- suited for families. Factors we consider when recommending specific homes as child-friendly include grassy lawn and outdoor play area safe distance between house and swimming pool membership in beach clubs, and kids' clubs, and proximity to other children's activities children's videos adjoining bedrooms for parents and children.
Many of our villas enjoy membership to exclusive resorts where you can take advantage of the on-site kids club.
- Tryall Hummingbird Kids Club
- Round Hill Pineapple Kids Club
Our cooks are happy to prepare individual meals for children of all ages and serve them at times parents suggest. Often, this means parents can linger longer over rare all-adult candlelight dinners.
Family Floor Plans
Some of our villas have bedrooms/alcoves/daybeds specifically for children. Ask our booking agents for details about the room arrangements that will suit your family.
The Tryall Club isn’t just for golf enthusiasts...
It's a wonderful place for families. The beach is rarely crowded and children can spend long, playful days there. The beach bar menu includes hamburgers, hot dogs and pizza. Youngsters from 5 to 12 years old are welcome at the Tryall Kids Club. (Children younger than 5 will require a nanny.)
The Hummingbird Kids Club is just around the corner from the Great House and directly opposite the tennis courts, easily reached by each villa’s complimentary golf carts. Fancifully painted and well stocked with toys, games and videos kids love. Daily activities include:
- Arts and crafts
- Tie-dye lessons
- Story time
- Scavenger hunts
- Treasure hunts
- Jungle treks
- Lunchtime funtime
- Sand sculpture
- Nature walks to Tryall's jungle fort and historic water wheel (Fun facts on Jamaica!)
- Bird feeding
- Face painting, finger painting and individual portraits
- Playtime in a bamboo fort
- Kids' concert and talent show
- Tryall Juniors Tennis Program
- Tryall Juniors Golf Program
- Tryall Juniors Tennis Program
- Tryall Juniors Golf Program
Parents or staff members transport kids in golf carts to and from the Great House, or the complimentary Tryall shuttle collects and returns them.
Open daily Monday through Saturday 10:00 AM till 4:00 PM. The best day care ever.
And it's free.
Kids Club Mission Statement
To promote education, entertainment, and the appreciation of different cultures in a safe and friendly environment.
NOTE: Children under 12 receive a 50% discount in Tryall's restaurants and the Thursday night beach barbecue and floor show.
Swallow-tail Hummingbird (Doctor Bird) ~ The "Doctor Bird" lives only in Jamaica and is one of the most outstanding of all the species of Humming Birds. The feathers of the Doctor are beautifully iridescent, a characteristic peculiar to this family.
Jamaican Boa (Yellow Snake) ~ The nature walk is just one of the activities that the Kids Club has to offer. During nature walk you might come across some of the plants and animals featured in our news letters. Some will be more common than others. The Jamaican Boa or "Yellow Snake" is black and yellow in coloration. Due to the destruction of its habitat (the densely forested interior of the island) and attacks by predators like the mongoose, the Yellow Snake is almost extinct. The Yellow snake is protected under the Wild Life Protection Act and other international laws. The Boa has always been considered rare, and by virtue of its secretive and largely nocturnal habits it is a non-attraction on our nature walks. But should you see one, don't worry - it is not poisonous. Indeed any snake you might see in Jamaica is non-poisonous.
Tryall Waterwheel ~ The Tryall Waterwheel is located at the 7th Tee on the Tryall golf course. The ruins of the waterwheel date back to 1834 and was used to manufacture sugar in the 18th Century when Tryall was a sugar plantation. It was later restored in 1957. The waterwheel is still operational today as it is turned by the water supplied via the aqueduct which comes from approximately 2-1/2 miles up the Flint River. Today, it is visited by many school children from the surrounding communities as a tool to aid them in understanding the history of our great nation and life on a plantation. The Tryall waterwheel is only one of a few remaining structures that is protected by the Jamaica Heritage Trust which devotes all their efforts to the preservation of Jamaican history and culture.
Jungle Fort ~ One of the main attractions to the Tryall Kids Club is our Jungle Fort. It is located on the hill just off the 8th fairway on the golf course. Many of the kids who have visited the club have commented on what a great place it is to visit and observe a variety of birds and animals that make their homes in the surrounding trees. The Fort is constructed of bamboo and has a thatched roof made from local palm trees. Kids have a great time catching geckos by the Fort area or just hanging out during their time at Kids Club.
Lunchtime Fun Time: Mission Impossible ~ Come along kids, join us for a game of mission impossible during lunchtime fun time. In this game each person starts out seated in individual chairs. Everyone is then sent on little missions to get something or do something and then return as quickly as possible. As the game goes on, chairs are taken away one by one until only one person is left with a chair who would be the winner. Thank you for playing.
Arts & Crafts: Tie Dye ~ Arts & Crafts are very popular at the Kids Club. Some of the items that are made in Kids Club include: leather necklaces, paper craft items, kites, stuff toys, tie & dye T-shirts and portraits by Claudius to name a few. Tie dye is done by folding the T-shirts and tying the shirt with rubber bands in order to make the required design on the shirt. Then they are dipped into the different color dyes to make the patterns found on the shirt. After this process is completed the rubber bands are cut and the shirts are left to dry. Shirts are available for sale at the Kids Club for US$5.00.
Round Hill makes the family holiday even more inviting for the whole family.
The Round Hill Kids Club provides fun and educational activities for children 3 -12 years old. The Pineapple Kids Club is available for children 3-6 years old, and the 7-Up Club in the same building is for children 7-12 years old. Programs for younger children include arts and crafts, nature walks, water sports, reggae lessons, movies, story hour, and more – all in a supervised environment. Parents can have their own “adult time” with the comfort of knowing that their children are having their own imaginative, exciting holiday! Older children and teens have access to amenities like a foosball table, board games, books, computers, karaoke, Wii, bean bags, and more.
The Pineapple Kids Club and 7-Up Club are conveniently located adjacent to the beach and lobby. Both are open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at a fee of $27.50 per child per day. For infants or after-hours, we recommend Round Hill's nanny babysitting service at an additional charge.
Kids Club Inclusions:
The Pineapple Kids Club is available 9:00 am-5:00 pm daily with supervision and includes exciting activities such as:
- Daily scheduled activities (please see kids club attendant for a schedule of daily activities)
- Glass bottom boat ride
- Daily popcorn with movie
- Afternoon tea daily
- Non-motorized water sports
7-Up Club Amenities:
- Foosball Table
- Pool Table
- Wii-U Console
- X-Box One
- Table Tennis
- Air Hockey
- Ludo and other Board Games