Jamaica Beach RV Resort: Lazy River on Galveston Island

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June 26, 2019

Jamaica Beach RV Resort is a Family Friendly Campground on Galveston Island just across the street from Texas’ Gulf Coast Shores. Aerial shot of lazy river in an RV resort.

Looking for the perfect island destination for your family’s next RV vacation? Jamaica Beach RV Resort in Galveston has something for everyone. From a lazy river, two swimming pools, two hot tubs and miniature golf, to its ideal location just across from the shores of the Gulf Coast, you can’t go wrong here.

The resort is located on Galveston Island, a barrier island on the Texas Gulf Coast, about 50 miles southeast of Houston. While the sandy beaches draw many visitors to the island every year, there is so much fun to be had at the Jamaica Beach RV Resort, you may never leave!


Visitors have been flocking to this family-owned RV resort for over 10 years and rave about the entire facility. Ron and Dora moved from Montana to Texas in 2006 with a dream of creating a year-round RV Park with all the frills of a 5-star resort and they definitely achieved that goal!

The first resort on the island to earn a 10/10*/10 Good Sam rating, Jamaica Beach RV Resort offers 181 pull thru sites (all 31 feet by 65 feet) with full hook-ups including water, sewer, 30/50-amp power and cable. Every site is paved and features a grassy lawn and picnic table. The campground has 3 bathhouses, laundry facilities, an exercise room, propane refill on site, a small store and free Wi-Fi.

You will definitely enjoy the island vibe here. The resort is beautifully landscaped with lush green grass and palm trees throughout. You can also enjoy spectacular sunsets with an unobstructed view of the Gulf of Mexico and the Bay. They’ve also recently added a paved biking/golf cart trail that gives you bayside access!

This truly is a destination for the whole family, including your fur babies. Jamaica Beach is pet-friendly and has a large dog park.


Jamaica Beach has everything you’d expect from a family campground and more! Nothing says a beach vacation more than swimming pools, and they have two, but that’s not all. The resort has recently added a splash pad and 700-foot lazy river!

After a dip in the pool, enjoy a round of putt-putt golf at the resort’s pirate-themed 18-hole miniature golf course. The resort also has volleyball courts, a large outdoor chess set, a playground, nature trails and so much more.

Sharks and palm trees add atmosphere to a miniature golf course in Jamaica RV Resort.

The whole family will have a blast at the pirate-themed miniature golf course.

If you’re looking for a little relaxation, head over to the 10-foot-by-30-foot  indoor hot tub with infinity edge. Even better, get together with your friends at the covered community pavilion and enjoy a drink while taking in the fabulous ocean view and stunning sunsets.

Don’t want to cook every day on your vacation? They’ve got you covered with breakfast two days a week at the clubhouse and a Hunt’s Brothers Pizza onsite.

Local Area

If you can manage to drag yourself away from this terrific RV resort, the island boasts 32 miles of beaches and a variety of other recreational activities from museums and historic architecture to amusement rides and an aquarium.

You can visit the beach right across from the campground or head down to the Seawall Urban Park. The 10-mile long seawall was built after the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 for protection from future hurricanes. Adjacent to it is Seawall Boulevard, a fun stretch of road lined with restaurants, hotels, and souvenir shops.

Be sure to stop by the historic Pleasure Pier for a fun-filled time on the 16 old fashioned amusement rides. Attractions include carnival games, a leisurely carousel spin, and bumper cars. If you’re a thrill seeker, go for the 200-foot swing that flies visitors over the ocean. Nighttime is a great time to visit Pleasure Pier because the rides are covered in lights and live music is typically found on the pier.

Colorful buildings and amusement park rides sit on an ocean pier in Galveston, Texas.

Pleasure Pier has been thrilling guests, both young & old, for decades.

If you’d like to enjoy a more natural environment at a leisurely pace, visit the 2,000-acre Galveston Island State Park where in addition to sunbathing on the beach or swimming in the ocean on the Gulf side, you can kayak along scenic paddling trails ranging in length from 2.6 to 4.8 miles. Rent kayaks at the park or bring your own to save some money.

No visit to Galveston would be complete without a visit to Moody Gardens. This unique property has 3 large pyramids with unique attractions in each one. These include a 1.5-million-gallon aquarium, a replicated rainforest, and a child-friendly discovery museum.

Colorful pyramids dominate the skyline in Galveston, Texas.

The pyramids at Moody Gardens are a terrific way to beat the summer heat.

Outside the pyramids, Moody Gardens features a Ropes course to challenge your family’s agility and balance and strength before you ride back down on the Zip Line. Finally, hop aboard the Colonel Paddlewheel boat takes you on an hour-long cruise aboard a replica of a 1800s paddlewheel boat.

While it would be easy to spend all of your vacation time on the beach, there are plenty of options for history lovers as well. Explore neighborhoods full of breathtaking 19th-century homes such as the Moody Mansion, Bishop’s Palace, and the 1859 Ashton Villa. Don’t forget to stop by museums like the Galveston Railroad Museum and the Texas Seaport Museum, home to the 1877 Tall Ship Elissa to learn about the impact of the city’s port and rail lines. Aviation and naval history buffs can admire vintage warbirds at the Lone Star Flight Museum and a World War II submarine and destroyer escort at the Galveston Naval Museum.

Plan Your Texas Island Trip Today

With mild winters and nice hot summers, Galveston Island is a popular destination. Start planning your vacation to Jamaica Beach RV Resort online or by calling 409-632-0200 today! Good Sam members can take advantage of their helpful Trip Planner for point-to-point route planning and find other points of interest along the way.