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This was a vacation for us, working parents, who rarely get a break. The resort is not large but large enough. It reminds me of a village where all guests get to know each other, if they choose to do so. Otherwise, you can lay low and be relaxed.

Everything from the apartment style rooms to the food was excellent. Wish there were more buffet nights since our kids have big appetites, but it was a great time spent.

The nanny service is the best and completely worth it. The staff is very friendly and Accommodating

Kids loved the beach and pool. Nannies were exceptional - they really cared for the children.

This resort is lovely. Our nanny, Ms. Stacy was so through and loving towards our son. Our room was always clean and the staff were friendly and accommodating. The food was excellent as well.

We had a great time here with our children (4 years, almost 2 years, and 3 months). The facilities (room itself, gym) are dated and there are no frills, but when you’re looking for a tropical vacation who cares? We were outside most of the time and there were plenty of beach/poolside chairs and that’s what mattered most to us. The beach is small and not the white sand beach you envision but it was ok. What made this place great was definitely the nannies. We hired a 2nd nanny and it was absolutely worth it. My husband and I got some much needed time to ourselves. I read 2 books. We actually got to relax. Definitely recommend to people with young children who need full time supervision!

FDRs competitive advantage is definitely their vacation nannies. For husbands and wives looking for some alone time on their family vacation, this resort gets the mark. The vacation nanny wil cater to your young child's ever desire (in the case of my 9 year old daughter, sending hours in the pool going down one of their pool slide). The food was great and the staff extremely accommodating. I would definitely recommend this resort to family and friends with children!

This is our 3rd stay at FDR and we will definitely be coming back! From the minute you open the taxi door you feel like you are home! The staff, nannies, activity coordinators are all second to none. They immediately feel like family! The pool, ocean, activities, Kid's Club, bar, restaurants are beautiful, comfortable, safe, clean and make for a perfect place to relax and have a wonderful family vacation!

Overall, I felt the hotel was good. Nanny service is terrific. The one complaint would be that the food is certainly not top-notch...but you aren't going here for the food and it is probably good enough for the price point of the hotel.

We loved our time at the Franklyn D Resort. Though the hotel itself is not fancy, the rooms are spacious and adequate and the staff is outstanding. Our vacation nanny Tashana was amazing and kept our kids happy and entertained the whole time. We were able to spend time with them as well as have some time to ourselves, which was a huge bonus. The beach is glorious and the staff -- from the font office to the life guards to the servers -- could not have been friendlier or more welcoming. We hope to go back, as so many people seem to!

What everybody says about this place is true: fabulous people make it. Tremendously enjoyable stay. Wouldn't go without kids. Perfection with them.

The nanny included in the hotel room made the holiday for us a perfect vacation to relax. The staff is amazing,friendly and ensure that you have a great time..just what you are looking for in a vacation.

Just returned from this resort. Took a 3 month old and it was such a great vacation. Had an amazing time with my husband thanks to our nanny(Dane). She was great with our baby! Resort and food is average at best, but we were willing to make that tradeoff for having a nanny. Staff are extremely friendly and the service is 5 star. Rooms are spacious and clean. Definitely recommend this resort for families with infants or children!

Low stress... Great staff... Yummy food... All inclusive... Excellent customer service... VACATION NANNY!!!

We travelled with 3 children (ages 8,9 and 16).The nanny service provided by the resort is second to none. At first we were skeptical about leaving our children (ages 8 and 9) with a complete stranger, but felt completely comfortable after seeing the interaction between the nanny and our chlidren. You can see that they genuinely care and enjoy being with your children. Our youngest even wanted to take her home with us. If you are looking for a 5 star hotel with all the glitz and glamor, then this is not the place for you. But in my opinion, the nanny service by for surpasses the glitz and glamour of a 5 star resort. We were able to literally relax and enjoy a strees free vacation, knowing that our children were being well cared for. The food is mediocre. I would have liked to see more authentic jamaican foods. The rooms were kept phenominally clean by our private nanny, floors were cleaned with bleach daily and linen changed daily. The resort is small, intimate and secluded. The beaches are what is lacking (very small area lots of rocks), in order to enjoy a "REAL" beach, sand and swimming experience you have to walk (a short walk) to the adjoining resort. They have several activities throughout the day for kids, teens and adults. I would definately recommend this resort for any family with young children. We will be returning in the future.

Our vacation nanny made our vacation all the more enjoyable. She was a great fit for our family. What excellent customer service and personality!!! We will be repeat customers for sure.

We have been at this resort several times already. The experience has always been great. The staff is fantastic, there is a nanny that takes care of the kids from 9am to 4:30pm (included in the hotel rate), good activities for both kids and adults, and the place is quite nice. The beach is a bit tiny, but more than enough for kids and adults. They pick you up at the airport and from that moment you don't have to worry about a single thing, so it's incredibly relaxing.

This was our 3rd trip to FDR in the last 3 years. It was as expected - which is great for a family. We will return again if possible. Why we go: -The nannies - ours is Jennifer who is wonderful -The location - beautiful, protected from the wind and seas -Family atmosphere - everyone is friendly and generally well behaved -Other staff - everyone is friendly and welcoming -Crowds (or lack of) - generally not overcrowded -Comfortable (but not luxurious) -Beach grill - jerk chicken, pork, etc...Yummm What some don't like: -small beach area (but great for young children) -food - good but not "fancy" -amenities - it doesn't have the most, the newest, or the fanciest

This was the best family trip ever. The nanny made the trip. We loved her. The kids were totally safe and had a blast. Plenty to keep them busy while you were on the beach or by the pool, or played some of the "resort games" The staff was very friendly. The foods was ok. Plenty of food that the kiddos would like. The beach was ok but you could use the beach next door and that was awesome. The rooms were ok. Nothing really fancy but the service totally made up for everything and they were clean. We will be going back next year.

This was our second visit to FDR - we previously went last year, also in January and also for a week. Our stay overall was very enjoyable and relaxing and we will hopefully return next year. The big draw is the nannies and feeling comfortable that our 1 year old and 3 year old are in good hands. We were able to have the same nanny as the first visit and an additional nanny because our kids can have different nap schedules. It is very nice and easy to hang out with the kids with the nannies helping or to do adult only activities. Other pluses are the very personalized service given it is a small resort, the spacious rooms, the beach-side food stand with excellent jerk chicken and pork, and the typically very friendly and helpful staff. The food is okay to very good depending upon the night with up to three different restaurants to choose from. The atmosphere is very, very family friendly and singles/couples without kids would probably want to look elsewhere. With good weather we were able to snorkel, take the glass bottom boat trip, go kayaking, and spend a lot of time at the water's edge. Its not a great resort for adrenaline junkies but great to relax, unwind, and take life a little slower with the family. Another plus worth mentioning are the numerous exercise activities (given unlimited food and drink...). The equipment is okay to good but access to a personal trainer to work out with, and the large variety of active activities to participate in throughout the day are excellent. Biggest minuses - maintenance is just okay in many areas, beach area is fairly small (but protected), food can be hit or miss at times, and fake lime juice in the drinks. Far more pluses than minuses and we will hopefully count ourselves among the annually returning families.

201 Runaway Bay Runaway Bay Saint Ann

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • Free airport shuttle

Located within a 5-minute walk of Cardiff Hall Beach, Franklyn D. Resort & Spa All Inclusive is within a 15-minute stroll of Flavours Beach. This 78-room, 4-star property welcomes business and leisure travelers with 4 outdoor pools, a full-service spa, and 4 restaurants.


Dining

There are ample dining options with 4 onsite restaurants, including Honeycomb Shore, which specializes in international cuisine.


Rooms

All 78 accommodations feature kitchens and balconies, and there's space to spread out with dining areas and sitting areas. 32-inch TVs come with satellite channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. Other standard amenities include coffee makers, ceiling fans, and safes.


Property features

Guests of Franklyn D. Resort & Spa All Inclusive have access to a full-service spa, 4 outdoor pools, and a nightclub. Airport transportation is made easy with a free airport shuttle (available 24 hours). The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with luggage storage, tours or tickets, and dry cleaning/laundry. Other amenities at this all-inclusive property include a children's pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub.

Room options

Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Garden/Pool View with Nanny Service

1 King Bed and 2 Double Beds | Sleeps 7

Junior Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Garden View (with Nanny Service)

2 Double Beds and 1 King Bed | Sleeps 5

Junior Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Beach View (with Nanny Service)

2 Double Beds and 1 King Bed | Sleeps 5

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Garden/Pool View with Nanny Service

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Franklyn D. Resort & Spa All Inclusive

Everyone (5) Family (20)
4
Family with small children

This was a vacation for us, working parents, who rarely get a break. The resort is not large but large enough. It reminds me of a village where all guests get to know each other, if they choose to do so. Otherwise, you can lay low and be relaxed.

By on Feb 23, 2020

Review comment responded on Mar 3, 2020

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us following your stay at FDR. We are happy to know that you had a relaxing vacation with us. We look forward to your return visit with the family for another relaxing family vacation.

5
Family with small children Family

Everything from the apartment style rooms to the food was excellent. Wish there were more buffet nights since our kids have big appetites, but it was a great time spent.

By on Aug 10, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 27, 2019

We appreciate your positive review. We are happy you had a great time and found the style of the rooms and the food to be excellent. We hope to host you again in the future.

5
Family Family with small children

The nanny service is the best and completely worth it. The staff is very friendly and Accommodating

By on Jul 30, 2019

Review comment responded on Aug 2, 2019

Thank you for sharing your feedback. We will be sure to share your great comments with the staff. We hope to see you again soon.

4

great hotel for family

Everyone

Kids loved the beach and pool. Nannies were exceptional - they really cared for the children.

By on Aug 2, 2018

Review comment responded on Aug 4, 2018

Thank you for sharing your review. We are delighted that you were satisfied with our Nanny Services, Beach & Food and that the kids had a wonderful vacation. Our efforts to improve the FDR Holiday never ceases and we will use your feedback to assist in our developments.

5

excellent

Everyone

This resort is lovely. Our nanny, Ms. Stacy was so through and loving towards our son. Our room was always clean and the staff were friendly and accommodating. The food was excellent as well.

By , from brooklyn , NY on Apr 14, 2018

Review comment responded on Apr 23, 2018

Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay with at FDR! We are happy that your nanny Stacy was the ideal match for your son. We appreciate your kind comments about our rooms, Staff and food. We look forward to seeing your family again soon.

3

great with little ones!

Everyone

We had a great time here with our children (4 years, almost 2 years, and 3 months). The facilities (room itself, gym) are dated and there are no frills, but when you’re looking for a tropical vacation who cares? We were outside most of the time and there were plenty of beach/poolside chairs and that’s what mattered most to us. The beach is small and not the white sand beach you envision but it was ok. What made this place great was definitely the nannies. We hired a 2nd nanny and it was absolutely worth it. My husband and I got some much needed time to ourselves. I read 2 books. We actually got to relax. Definitely recommend to people with young children who need full time supervision!

By , from Maine on Feb 18, 2018

Review comment responded on Mar 5, 2018

Thank you Jessica for your review. We are very happy that you truly enjoyed your vacation. Your comments will help us improve upon our product.

5

family friendly resort, vacation nannies cool

Everyone

FDRs competitive advantage is definitely their vacation nannies. For husbands and wives looking for some alone time on their family vacation, this resort gets the mark. The vacation nanny wil cater to your young child's ever desire (in the case of my 9 year old daughter, sending hours in the pool going down one of their pool slide). The food was great and the staff extremely accommodating. I would definitely recommend this resort to family and friends with children!

By , from Central, FL on Aug 10, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 26, 2017

Hello Tabitha, We appreciate your kind comments about our nanny Service, food and hospitality following your recent stay with us! We hope to welcome you and the family again soon.

5

amazing vacation

Everyone
Pelican on the pier Fabulous snorkeling spot Ahhh sunset and cocktails Sunset with the kids

This is our 3rd stay at FDR and we will definitely be coming back! From the minute you open the taxi door you feel like you are home! The staff, nannies, activity coordinators are all second to none. They immediately feel like family! The pool, ocean, activities, Kid's Club, bar, restaurants are beautiful, comfortable, safe, clean and make for a perfect place to relax and have a wonderful family vacation!

By , from New York, NY on Apr 30, 2016

4

pretty good experience.

Family

Overall, I felt the hotel was good. Nanny service is terrific. The one complaint would be that the food is certainly not top-notch...but you aren't going here for the food and it is probably good enough for the price point of the hotel.

By on Dec 4, 2013

5

wonderful family vacation

Family

We loved our time at the Franklyn D Resort. Though the hotel itself is not fancy, the rooms are spacious and adequate and the staff is outstanding. Our vacation nanny Tashana was amazing and kept our kids happy and entertained the whole time. We were able to spend time with them as well as have some time to ourselves, which was a huge bonus. The beach is glorious and the staff -- from the font office to the life guards to the servers -- could not have been friendlier or more welcoming. We hope to go back, as so many people seem to!

By on Aug 22, 2013

Franklyn D. Resort & Spa All Inclusive

201 Runaway Bay, Runaway Bay, Saint Ann 99999
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