While there are plenty of Caribbean islands that should appeal to a traveler’s wanderlust, there are few better than Jamaica. With a diversity of resort offerings, all in different locations along the island nation’s beautiful shores, the discerning vacationer should have no trouble finding a resort experience that will appeal to him or her.
Without a doubt, though, if you’re going to be doing Jamaica, we recommend that you do it all-inclusive! It’s so much better to leave the worries of home behind, especially as it will help you to truly get into the island swing. (As you probably well know, it can sometimes be difficult to leave those home-related worries where they belong when you have to constantly monitor your spending.)
With that in mind, we thought it would be fun to look at the 18 best all-inclusive resort experiences you can have in Jamaica. From resorts that specialize in offering intimate and romantic experiences for the vacationing couple, to those that are perfect for the family, it’s all here. So, take a look, and start planning your ultimate Jamaican vacation, mon!
1. Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall (Montego Bay)
Among a sea of resorts on Montego Bay, this property is considered to be a crown jewel. With only just under 300 guestrooms, there’s an emphasis here on providing individualized service.
2. Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa (Negril)
With a private portion of Seven Mile Beach all to itself, you’ve got reason enough to consider booking at this tried-and-true Sandals staple.
3. Sandals Royal Plantation (Ocho Rios)
If the party atmosphere of Ocho Rios is more to your liking, then you’ll definitely want to consider this other Sandals resort located in Jamaica.
4. Secrets St. James (Montego Bay)
One of two Secrets resorts located along Montego Bay, this property offers more dining and beverage options but a little less (but not much) in the way of luxury.
5. Moon Palace Jamaica Grande (Ocho Rios)
With its own private beach, there’ll be plenty of fun in the sun at this wonderful all-inclusive. But what you’ll really appreciate is the easy access to the nightlife of Ocho Rios itself.
6. Sunset at the Palms (Negril)
This adults-only resort that’s mere steps from the beach promises its adults-only guests a more laid-back, intimate and private experience.
7. Iberostar Grand Hotel Rose Hall (Montego Bay)
Those who like to stay active while they’re on vacation will love this all-inclusive. It offers everything from water sports to beautiful maintained tennis courts and a fitness center.
8. Sandals Montego Bay (Montego Bay)
One of the best resorts in the Sandals line, this adults-only all-inclusive offers beautiful rooms and access to an incredible variety of food and beverage options.
9. Jewel Paradise Cove Resort & Spa (Runaway Beach)
When this resort promises to be all-inclusive, it really means it. You won’t just be enjoying the food and beverage, as everything from water sports to boat rides are included in your rate.
10. Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa (Montego Bay)
If you’re going to be vacationing with the kids, then put this one at the top of your list. They can keep themselves occupied in Jamaica’s largest water park (part of the property), while you go and do your own thing.
11. Round Hill Hotel and Villas (Montego Bay)
If you want luxury while you’re on a family vacation, then you’ll appreciate the gorgeous rooms that were designed by Ralph Lauren, and you’ll also appreciate the number of child-care options.
12. Jamaica Inn (Ocho Rios)
With only 48 cottages and suites, this all-inclusive resort places an emphasis on romance and privacy. Plus, service is incredibly attentive, meaning you’ll never be wanting while enjoying the Jamaican weather.
13. Secrets Wild Orchid (Montego Bay)
When you want luxury and nothing else will do, this is definitely a Jamaican all-inclusive resort that should make your shortlist.
14. Sandals Whitehouse European Village and Spa (Whitehouse)
If you’re looking to relax more than party while you’re on an adults-only vacation, then you’re sure to appreciate the laid-back vibe of this stunning property.
15. Beaches Ocho Rios Resort & Golf Club (Ocho Rios)
Needless to say, if you’ve got someone in your party who wants to hit the links while they’re on vacation, then greens fees included as a part of your rates should pique his or her interest.
16. Couples Swept Away Negril (Negril)
This adults-only resort is a good mid-range option for those seeking a romantic vacation while in Jamaica. While not as luxurious as other options, the service is always first rate here.
17. Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort (Montego Bay)
As far as Sandals’ resorts in Jamaica are concerned, this one offers the most intimacy and privacy. If you’re going Sandals but want the romance factor, then this is undoubtedly the choice.
18. The Caves (Negril)
Last but definitely not least, we have The Caves. This stunning all-inclusive offers a one-of-a-kind experience and all the privacy and romance a couple could want from an adults-only vacation.