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Get an overview of this hotelBeachfront Jamaican resort with swimming for all ages

Popular property highlights

Breakfast included
Free self parking
Free WiFi
Business center
Laundry facilities

West of Ocho Rios

Less than 31 km (20 mi) west of Ocho Rios and Dolphin Cove, this boutique family resort features two small crescent beaches fronting calm-water swimming coves and a staff-to-guest ratio of one-to-one.

Swimming for all ages

Along with the beaches, pools for all ages include a six-person spa tub reserved for adults, a 75-foot-long freeform pool, and a kids' activities pool that has a 100-foot slide.

Family rooms

Spacious, family-friendly guest suites have balconies or terraces furnished with Adirondack chairs for enjoying garden or ocean views. Living areas are equipped with couches, satellite TVs, free WiFi, and dining sets.

Languages Spoken

Franklyn D. Resort & Spa All Inclusive

Renovations & Closures

This property is undergoing renovations from 01 September 2018 to 23 October 2018 (completion date subject to change).

Resort Amenities

All-Inclusive Details

This resort is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes

Gratuities and taxes are included.

Food and beverages

  • All meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • In-room minibar (some restrictions)

Activities and facilities/equipment

Water activities

  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling excursions

Land activities

  • Tennis


  • Onsite entertainment and activities
  • Onsite live performances

Not included

  • Motorized water sports
  • Premium or imported alcoholic beverages
  • Bottled wine
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Offsite tours

Resort Amenities

Guests can opt for an all-inclusive plan, which includes the majority of amenities, activities, and gratuities in the room rate.

A complimentary vacation nanny is assigned to each family upon arrival for the duration of their stay. Fully trained in both childcare and cleaning, this nanny will look after the children while parents want to explore the resort's adult-only activities, or keep the suite tidy and the kitchen stocked when families are ready to spend time together again.

A large, supervised, air-conditioned children's club open daily from 7 AM – 10 PM is stocked with toys, learning aids, video movies, and video games. Three outdoor playgrounds are adjacent to the children's club. A miniature golf and a waterplay area for infants and toddlers are also available. Teenagers have their own supervised clubhouse with ping pong tables and billiards. Additionally, a scheduled kid’s entertainment activity such as pajama party, tennis court games/disco time, scavenger hunts, marshmallow roasts, and Mini Miss Kiddies Club is offered for 30 minutes each day.

Adult indulgences include exclusive access to a 6-person spa tub isolated on a rocky point between two swimming coves, ocean-front massage at the SeaGrape Spa with European and Asian treatments in private rooms. On another rocky point, Rain Disco, a main bar, sports bar, and an à la carte dinner restaurant. Sing-a-longs, karaoke, floor shows by a resident band, live entertainment by local cabaret artists and dance troupes, disco, and staff and guests talent shows are some of the entertainment offered at this Jamaican resort. Enjoy a game or two of tennis or beach volleyball. Two balustraded finger piers with little wood gazebos on the ends are favorite spots for observing sunsets, ocean gazing, and stargazing.

The open-air SeaGrape Spa offers massages, reflexology, body scrubs, facials, hair braiding, and hair and nail care (surcharges). A fitness room contains cardio machines, a Universal gym, and free weights. A nurse's station is open during the day, with a doctor on call around the clock. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available throughout the resort, and Internet access in the cyber café is also complimentary. There is also an onsite business center. A gift shop sells resortwear, beachwear, liquor, and sundries and rents out VCRs and videos. A duty-free shop offers jewelry, watches, and Cuban cigars. Another shop sells Jamaican arts and crafts. A complimentary airport shuttle is available 24 hours (on request).

  • Library 
  • Picnic area 
  • Waterslide 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 4 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2 
  • Free airport transportation 
  • Children's club 
  • Full-service spa 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Business center 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Meeting rooms 4 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Year Built 1990 
  • Free self parking 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Babysitting or childcare (free) 
  • Computer station 
  • Children's club (free) 
  • Nightclub 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free) 
  • Children's pool 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1500 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Terrace 
  • Hair salon 
  • Number of restaurants - 4 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 16146 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Outdoor tennis court 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Spa tub 
  • Total number of rooms - 78 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Arcade/game room 
  • Wedding services 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 8 
  • Garden 
  • Tennis on site 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pools  
  • Children's pool  
  • Waterslide  
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Outdoor tennis court  
  • Children's club (free)  
  • Kitchen  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (free)  
  • Arcade/game room  
  • Playground on site  
  • Miniature golf on site  
  • Separate dining area  
  • Sofa bed  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  
  • DVD player  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • DVD player 
  • Balcony 
  • Separate sitting area 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Phone 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Kitchen 
  • Microwave 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Television 
  • Sofa bed 
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Separate dining area 
  • Stovetop 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Day bed 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (free) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 

Where to Eat

Honeycomb Shore Restaurant - Open-air restaurant with ocean-view terrace seating, serving Italian, French, and Indian cuisine. Complimentary breakfast buffet served daily. Lunch buffet or à la carte menu daily. Dinner buffet or à la carte menu daily. Beach barbecue on Wednesday nights, Jamaican buffet on Saturday nights.

The Pier Restaurant - Adults-only, candle-lit, open-air restaurant in wood pavilion isolated on finger pier at one end of resort, open for dinner. À la carte Italian menu with antipasti bar.

Overproof Restaurant - Adults-only, Jamaican-style restaurant. Features oxtail, curried mutton and chicken, and escoveitched or steamed fish. Open for dinner on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The Sea Cotton Tree Grill - For all-day snacks, located right by the beach and pool, The Sea Cotton Tree Grill features popular specialties like Jamaican beef patties, mouth-watering jerk pork or chicken, grilled sandwiches, and wraps.

Kidz Buffet - After an energetic and active day in the sea and sun, children are offered a great spread at the Kidz Buffet. A well-balanced, buffet-style meal is served on tables just the right height for smaller guests.

Main Bar - Open-air poolside spot serving tropical drinks, cocktails, beer daily from late morning to late night.

Nearby Things to Do

The resort's 183-meter (200-yard) oceanfront features two small crescent beaches fronting calm-water swimming coves protected by rocky points. Hammocks beneath shade trees at the main beach's rear provide adults vantage points to watch children. Snorkeling opportunities around coral heads lie within and just outside the coves.

A 23-meter-long (75-foot-long) freeform pool is surrounded by a sundeck furnished with padded lounge chairs. A spiral water slide plunges children into another pool. Toddlers enjoy two shallow pools, one with a water slide. An adults-only six-person spa tub and a wood sunning deck is tucked away at a rocky point between the swimming coves.

The resort offers daily snorkeling trips, glass-bottom-boat rides, kayaking, line fishing, and use of small sailboats, snorkeling gear, and 2 lighted tennis courts. Guests can also participate in organized sport activities, such as soccer, basketball, and pool and beach volleyball.

Scuba diving is available as an optional activity (surcharge).

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the resort; fees may apply.

  • Snorkeling on site 
  • Fishing on site 
  • Miniature golf on site 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Tennis lessons on site 
  • Beach volleyball on site 
  • Volleyball on site 
  • Kayaking on site 
  • Mountain biking on site 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 
  • Pilates classes on site 
  • Playground on site 
  • Rafting nearby 
  • Fitness classes on site 
  • Sailing on site 
  • Boat tours on site 
  • Basketball on site 
  • Scuba diving on site 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 

Spa Services

  • Body treatments 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Ayurvedic treatments 
  • Massages 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 

Resort Policies


Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children 5 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
24-hour check-in

Resort Name

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We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport. Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Up to 3 children 5 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Children Stay and Eat Free

Book a stay in any room or rate category, and children ages 5 and younger stay, eat, and play free of charge.

Full details at check-in. Offer subject to availability. Offer is not valid with groups/conventions and may not be combined with other promotional offers. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply.

Special Offer

Book a stay in any room or rate category and receive nanny services for the entire length of stay.

Full details at check-in. Offer subject to availability. Offer is not valid with groups/conventions and may not be combined with other promotional offers. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply.

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