A family vacation in Jamaica

May 5, 2004
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A family vacation in Jamaica

A family vacation in Jamaica
Question: My wife and I would like to take a trip to Jamaica in August with our two daughters (ages 9 and 2). We'll stay seven to ten days and are interested in a recommendation on where active families should stay. My wife and I would like to scuba dive at least once, but as a family we enjoy hiking/walking, biking, and playing around at the beach. Any suggestions would be great! Thanks.

Mark Short
Tigard, OR
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Orange spiny starfish drift in the shallows of a Jamaican beach
Adventure Adviser: I recommend the family-friendly Franklin D. Resort near Runaway Bay on Jamaica's north coast. With plenty of kid-oriented programs, plus baby-sitting while you dive, this upscale but not uncomfortably stuffy resort is a good choice for parents with sun-seeking kiddies. Call 800-654-1337 for rates and more information. For other suggestions, contact the experts at Rascals in Paradise, a California-based travel agency that specializes in family vacations (800-872-7225).
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