Skip to main content
Beginning of main content

Franklyn D. Resort & Spa All Inclusive

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

I was looking for a place where I could dive with my wife as my kids (2 and 5) have fun. FDR was a good choice. You get a nanny for all your stay (from 9 to 1 and 2 to 4:30), you can extend that period for 6USD per hour. Between the water slide, the sea, the pool and the kid center, my kids had a lot a fun with a careful nanny. On our side, we were able to do nice dives with dive center located on the premise. Our trip (mid October) was off peak, so we had mostly anything for ourself. I am not sure everything is that simple when the place is crowded. But the staff is really nice and helpful so they will help you to make this trip as nice as possible.

Our 3rd year back says it all. FDR is a superb resort for families and one of only a few that offers each family a children's nanny for the duration of your stay.

Great staff, great service, surprisingly great food, and the priceless vacation nannies. Great for familes with younger children. Only need is the facility needs some cosmetic upgrades.

The activities and the Nanny made this vacation. Always something to do with the kids and always someone willing to help! We even took our Nanny out on an excursion with us to Dolphin Cove. Our girls played with Dolphins and had a blast. Unfortunately our youngest daughter got an ear infection (too much water) and we had to extend our stay. The resort was very accommodating and really helped us out. Great family vacation - Jamaica is wonderful!

At first glance the hotel, although very lush and tropical seems rundown. And yes, it is in need of some maintenance especially around the pool area - it has it's own charm. We traveled with our 16 month old and 3.5 year old. They were instantly comfortable with their nannies. The nannies were so sweet and accommodating!!! The whole hotel had a family atmosphere and it was great to get to know other families. We will definitely be returning as this was the first real vacation with our children in which mommy & daddy could totally relax!

Accomodations, pool, equipment, etc were old but clean. Little overpriced for what you get. If kinds are <12ish, Nanny servie is great. Kids of any older age will not benift from this. Ocean few, does not mean ocean few room. This is style of room and little misleading. Beach is nice but small. Service and peole are great, but food is of poor quality. This is more like a 1 1/2 to 2 star accomodiation and not 3.

201 Runaway Bay Runaway Bay Saint Ann

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Franklyn D. Resort & Spa All Inclusive places you 3 mi (4.9 km) from Green Grotto Caves. This 78-room, 4-star resort has 4 outdoor pools along with a full-service spa and 4 restaurants. It's on the beach and also within a 30-minute drive of Dunn's River Falls and Dolphin Cove.


Dining

Free continental breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM. There are ample dining options with 4 onsite restaurants, including Honeycomb Shore, which specializes in international cuisine.


Rooms

The 78 air-conditioned accommodations feature kitchens and balconies, and there's space to spread out with dining areas and sitting areas. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels and DVD players. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Sofa beds, coffee makers, and ceiling fans are other standard amenities.


Property features

Guests of Franklyn D. Resort & Spa All Inclusive have access to a full-service spa, 4 outdoor pools, and a nightclub. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free airport shuttle (available 24 hours). The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry and tours/tickets. Other amenities at this all-inclusive resort include a children's pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub.

Room options

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

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 5

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

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 7

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

King 1 | Full 2 | Sleeps 5

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

King 1 | Full 2 | Sleeps 5

Guest reviews for Franklyn D. Resort & Spa All Inclusive

Everyone (1) Family (18)
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.

Families

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

Families

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

5

great stay

Families

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

By on Mar 25, 2013

5

perfect family getaway

Families

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.

By on Mar 5, 2013

3

all about the nanny

Families

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!

By on Feb 19, 2013

4

vacation nanny is where its at

Families

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

By on Sep 4, 2012

4

perfect family getaway with young children

Families

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.

By on Aug 15, 2012

4

the vacation nanny is where it's at

Families

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.

By on May 16, 2012

4

perfect for low-key, relaxing family vacation

Families

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.

By on Apr 16, 2012