First let me say this is an awesome resort if you have children of any age. There is always something for the kids & teens to do. We went over the Easter long weekend April 23-30th 2011. We were a group of 15. Our family of 4, with a 5 year old and a 15month old. A family of 5 with 3 kids age 8, and two sets of grandparents, and our niece and nephew who are 16 and 18.
I will say that we had a great time. My 5 year old did not want to leave and keeps asking when we can go back.
There are lots of great things about the resort but the best thing of all was the people/staff, they made this the best vacation we have had. Everyone one was so friendly and accommodating. They took the time to play with my children and get to know them. I was amazed at how they remembered my children’s names and made them feel so special. My 15 month old never sat still the whole trip and if I wasn’t running after her then the staff was chasing after her as well. With the few issue’s I had with the resort the staff made the issue’s seem so insignificant.
There are too many wonderful things to mention so I will only mention a few things I would like to see improved/disliked:
-If you are planning to bring a stroller be prepared to take an extra 10 min walk to get to all the ramps and elevators.
-Our flight from Toronto took 3 hours and 50 min (we had a 6:15am flight so keep in mind we had been up since 2am) then you had a 1.5-2 hour bus ride from the airport to the resort. **Hated this the most**
-We arrived at the resort at 12:30pm in the afternoon Jamaica time. They told us to go get something to eat while we waited for our rooms. It was 4:30 Jamaica time before we were able to get to our rooms and luggage. (I was not impressed and neither was my kids) Bring your bathing suit in your carry on so you can swim while you wait for your room.
-I had requested with our travel agent for a ground floor room on the east wing(so we would be close to the kids pool area) 2 double beds and a crib. I had to ask 3 times for the crib before and after we got out room. We ended up with 2nd floor, King bed.
-I had a chance to visit the kid’s camp for my 15 month old before I would consider leaving her there. I was not impressed with the level of care the ladies were giving. One was on her cell phone when I walked in. The other lady was busy attending to a newborn and there was a very young looking girl attending to the other 6 children and playing with them. I did not get a good vibe, looks like it’s just a place to put your kids if you want time for yourself and don’t care how they are being watched. The ladies were very friendly and nice.
We were very happy with the vacation but I am not sure for what we paid that I would go back to Boscobel. I don’t feel we got our money’s worth.
I would recommend this resort to my family and friends. Expect to pay 5 star prices but it’s only a 4 star hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- •Minutes away from the newly renovated Ian Fleming International Airport•Kids Camp with certified nannies to pamper the kids •Supervised Xbox® Play Lounge with flat screen plasma TV’s•Kids can enjoy fun and games with Elmo & friends in our Sesame Street Caribbean Adventure•Adults-only El Dorado bar located on a terrace overlooking the Caribbean Sea •A state of the art “Liquid by Beaches” Disco •Pirates Island Water Park offering eleven slides for all ages•Voted Beaches Resorts ‘World’s Leading Family All-Inclusive’ 14 years in a row ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Beaches Boscobel Resort & Golf Club Hotel Boscobel
- Beaches Boscobel Resort And Golf Club
- Beaches Boscobel Hotel
- Beaches Boscobel Ocho Rios
- Beaches Ocho Rios