Jamaica is one of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean — and it’s easy to understand why. This island nation has a bit of everything, from beaches and rivers to mountains and rainforests.
Not to mention, it’s easy to reach from the U.S. thanks to numerous direct flights from Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, United Airlines and others. Even budget-friendly Southwest has a fair share of flights to Jamaica.
But let’s face it: What draws most people to Jamaica is its resorts.
Hotels are plentiful here, but many of Jamaica’s standout properties are those with all-inclusive packages. Whether you’re seeking an adults-only oasis or a family-friendly property with a massive water park, you’ll find an all-inclusive option that suits your needs.
These are the best all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica — and everything you need to know about each.
Azul Beach Resort Negril
Best for: Families on a budget.
Why stay here: An excellent spot for water-loving families, this property sits directly on the beach and within walking distance of Jamaica’s largest water park.
Best way to book: Book Azul Beach Resort Negril directly through Karisma’s website for special offers, including resort credits.
Right on Negril’s famous Seven Mile Beach, Azul Beach Resort Negril is made for families who prefer to be in or by water as much as possible while on vacation.
Guests can walk to the sprawling Kool Runnings Adventure Park complex to enjoy waterslides, tubing and more when they’re not busy kayaking or snorkeling at the beach. Four swimming pools, including one that’s part of the resort’s kids club, are also available to cool off in on a hot Caribbean day.
Beyond the water-based activities and facilities, visitors can try out various pursuits on the resort grounds, such as archery and basketball. All kinds of locally inspired classes, which focus on everything from basket weaving to Jamaican cooking, are also available.
This property caters to families with its plethora of kid-centric inclusions (think: loaner strollers, bottle warmers and complimentary baby food in restaurants). However, adults will find several amenities made just for them, too.
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There are margarita and wine tastings, fitness classes like pilates and beach boot camp, and a spa with various fee-based services, such as massages and facials.
When stomachs start to grumble, enjoy a meal at one of six restaurants serving Caribbean, Italian and Thai, among other cuisines. Don’t miss dinner at Mahogany, which hosts themed nights and features an open kitchen so you can watch all the culinary action as your food is prepared.
After a busy day in the sun, retreat to one of 283 suites. Each has a furnished balcony or terrace and modern beach decor featuring blond wood, white and beige textiles, a neutral tile floor and colorful pops of turquoise or blue in throw pillows and wall art. Upgrade to a swim-up suite for direct access to a lazy river.
All-inclusive rates at Azul Beach Resort Negril start at $509 per night, based on double occupancy.
Best for: Families who want easy access to a plethora of water activities.
Why stay here: Resort amenities like a kid camp, nannies and a water park make this a great choice for family fun.
Best way to book: Book Beaches Negril directly through the resort’s website to take advantage of special rates, including last-minute deals.
Part of the Sandals family of all-inclusive resorts, Beaches Negril is the place for nonstop family fun right along Seven Mile Beach. Younger guests can spend their days at the teens club or kids camp, where they may spot some of their favorite Sesame Street characters. Adults can enjoy a treatment at the on-site spa (charges apply).
For family fun in the sun, visit the water park to zip down slides or head to the beach to borrow complimentary water sports equipment like kayaks, Hobie Cat sailboats, paddleboards and snorkeling gear. If you’re a competitive crew, consider challenging each other to a friendly game of basketball, soccer, tennis or beach volleyball.
On-site dining options are diverse, offering something for even the pickiest of eaters. You’ll have 10 different venues from which to choose, including the Italian-focused Venetian, the casual Bar B Q Park, a pizzeria and a seafood restaurant where you can dine directly on the sand. For seemingly endless options, visit the buffet-style Mill.
Once you’ve filled up on gourmet fare, retreat to your family-friendly accommodation. All 185 rooms and suites have contemporary beach decor like tropical fish wall art and white and blue color schemes.
They also offer flexible sleeping arrangements such as double beds or king-size beds with pullout sofas or daybeds with trundles. Standard suites come with flat-screen TVs, stocked minifridges and private balconies or patios, while upgraded accommodations offer concierge or butler services.
All-inclusive rates at Beaches Negril start at $872 per night, based on double occupancy.
Best for: Couples in search of low-key fun.
Why stay here: The most intimate of Jamaica’s all-inclusive resorts, this 12-cottage property never feels crowded or cramped, making it an ideal place to relax and disconnect.
Best way to book: Book through our partner Skylark to enjoy elite-like benefits and on-property credits.
In Negril on Jamaica’s west coast, The Caves is an alluring all-inclusive resort that is the opposite of a cookie-cutter hotel.
Each of the 12 accommodations, which include one- and two-bedroom cottages and a three-bedroom villa, is built on the cliffs, offering phenomenal views of the property’s gardens, the Caribbean Sea or the Blue Hole — a mineral spring within a deep cave.
The Caves’ intimate, mostly child-free setting — kids 15 and younger are only permitted to stay in the Clandestino villa — makes this resort a terrific spot for couples.
Duos can cool off in the saltwater pool, partake in complimentary yoga classes, dive into the cerulean sea for a snorkeling adventure or indulge in a treatment at spa (for an additional fee). Opt for a body wrap using aloe vera grown on-site or a body scrub featuring Caribbean brown sugar or Blue Mountain coffee for a dose of relaxation with a Jamaican twist.
While the property’s small size means it lacks an abundance of dining options, know that the quality of the cuisine is top-notch.
There’s the Bamboo Terrace, where visitors can fill up on tasty Caribbean fare at night and wash it down with drinks served from a 24-hour bar with an eye-catching painting of Bob Marley. Closer to the water is The Gazebo, an alfresco venue that serves Jamaican breakfast delicacies like steamed callaloo (a mixture of local vegetables) and bammy (a thick flat bread made with cassava).
To dial up the romance, arrange a private dinner in one of the resort’s caves or watch the sunset from the waterside Blackwell Rum Bar, which is carved into volcanic cliffs. There’s also a beach bar, should you prefer to cuddle on the sand.
All-inclusive rates at The Caves start at $490 per night, based on double occupancy.
Excellence Oyster Bay
Best for: Resort connoisseurs looking for a quiet escape.
Why stay here: An isolated location on a peninsula creates ample opportunities to relax and forget about everyday stresses at this adults-only property.
Best way to book: Book Excellence Oyster Bay directly through the resort website for discounts and advance booking sales.
Jutting out into the Caribbean Sea from its perch on a private peninsula on Jamaica’s north coast, this adults-only, all-inclusive resort is made for relaxation seekers who wish to be far from the typical beach crowds.
The all-inclusive rate covers all kinds of low-key activities, including yoga classes, bocce ball, paddle boarding and snorkeling. You’ll also have access to five swimming pools and four hot tubs if you’d rather unwind with a cocktail or a good book in hand.
In addition to various water sports, fitness pursuits and wet facilities, guests can check out the Miilé Spa, where a hydrotherapy area with Swedish saunas, an ice room and more complement the treatment spaces. Book the outdoor treatment cabana for your massage or facial (charges apply) for sea views while you’re pampered.
When you’ve worked up an appetite, venture to one of 11 dining venues — two of which are only accessible to Excellence Club guests.
Chez Isabelle is the ideal choice for a romantic date night, as the menu features French fare and an extensive selection of wines from the restaurant’s cellar. For something a bit more casual, check out the Jerk Hut (the poolside Jamaican barbecue restaurant) or the waterfront Kitchen Table (an international buffet open daily for breakfast and lunch).
Accommodations include 315 suites with modern sea-inspired decor, marble bathrooms with rain showers, spacious bedrooms with furnished balconies, two-person Jacuzzis and boxes for discreet room service deliveries. Pricier suites offer extras like private plunge pools.
Reserve an Excellence Club suite for additional amenities, such as access to private beach areas, concierge service, upgraded Bvlgari toiletries and daily in-suite snacks.
All-inclusive rates at Excellence Oyster Bay start at $624 per night, based on double occupancy.
Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa
Best for: Families who prefer larger resorts.
Why stay here: Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa attracts fun-loving families in droves, as it offers a full activity calendar, ample kids amenities and one of the largest pool complexes in the Caribbean.
Best way to book: Book Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa directly through the resort website for special offers.
This massive 537-suite property in northwest Jamaica touts itself as family-friendly, and it’s easy to see why. Abundant activities and facilities keep children of all ages — and their parents — entertained day and night.
Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa’s most impressive feature is its expansive pool complex, which includes four pools (some with swim-up bars) and a water park with colorful slides. There are also various courts for tennis, basketball and beach volleyball, and families can take advantage of unusual (but welcome) amenities like a miniature golf course and an archery field.
Odds are you’re considering Jamaica for a beach vacation. If that’s the case, you’re in luck, as Grand Palladium Jamaica has a beach with all kinds of activities. Though you’ll have to pay for most water sports, select ones like kayaking and snorkeling do not cost extra. Younger guests won’t want to miss the kids club, which is divided into three age-appropriate spaces for babies, young children and teens.
With all there is to do on-site, it’s easy to work up an appetite. Fortunately, the resort’s all-inclusive package covers all meals and drinks at 12 restaurants and bars, so you’ll never go hungry. Check out the buffets for local and international dishes, or try a la carte eateries specializing in Mexican, Japanese, Indian and Italian fare.
Once you’re ready to catch some z’s, head to your suite, where you’ll find furnishings in neutral hues, with splashes of color here and there. Entry-level suites measure roughly 570 square feet and feature living areas, furnished terraces or balconies and bathrooms with separate showers and tubs. Expect modern-day essentials like flat-screen TVs, coffee makers and stocked minibars.
All-inclusive rates at Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa start at $499 per night, based on double occupancy.
Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Best for: Families looking for a fun beach vacation without breaking the bank.
Why stay here: With a solid water park and a beautiful beach, the Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa has a lot to offer at an affordable price.
Best way to book: Book the Hilton Rose Hall directly through Hilton’s website for the lowest rates, whether you’re using cash or points.
In Montego Bay’s bustling resort area, the Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa is a sprawling 495-room property packed with amenities. Its 400 oceanfront acres are home to a massive water park, a private beach and an 18-hole golf course, among other facilities.
Guests seeking an extra dose of relaxation will love that the property has two spas, including one offering beachfront treatments. Available spa services range from massages with Jamaican herbs and gemstone facials to specialty treatments designed to help those with sinus issues or side effects from chemotherapy. There’s even a treatment menu for kids as young as 5, should little ones wish to accompany their parents for a day of pampering.
Dining options include eight on-site restaurants, a coffee shop and room service, and the dishes mostly highlight local fare.
Choose from the quick-service Jerk Hut for casual Jamaican bites, a beachfront seafood establishment featuring regional catches, the aptly named Rum Factory (where you can pair your Jamaican meal with a local rum) and a buffet restaurant serving a mix of Caribbean and international dishes. Only the dishes served at Italian-influenced Three Palms cost extra.
For a restful night’s sleep, retreat to your modern sea-inspired room or suite. The design is simple but elegant, with mostly white decor complemented by blue accent walls and curtains.
Entry-level rooms start at 370 square feet and come equipped with flat-screen TVs, coffee makers and balconies that overlook the resort grounds, though there are upgraded spaces with views of the golf course or ocean.
All-inclusive rates at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa start at $367 or 96,000 Hilton Honors points per night, based on double occupancy.
Related: 7 things to know before booking a stay at Montego Bay’s Hilton Rose Hall Resort
Hotel Riu Montego Bay
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Best for: Adults who wish to visit Jamaica on a tight budget.
Why stay here: If you want a central location and a kid-free resort that won’t break the bank, this is the one for you.
Best way to book: Book Hotel Riu Montego Bay directly through the resort’s website for specials and discounts.
Adults-only Hotel Riu Montego Bay is among the least expensive all-inclusives in Jamaica, making it a terrific accommodation option for adults seeking a kid-free atmosphere on a budget.
The beachfront property is less than five miles away from Montego Bay’s airport and the Rose Hall Great House (a restored, historic mansion from the 1700s), so guests don’t have to worry about long drives on travel and sightseeing days.
However, visitors may find few reasons to leave the amenity-packed property, as it houses just about anything they could desire while on vacation.
There is a large, clean beach, a spa, a fitness center and five swimming pools (including one with a swim-up bar). Additionally, there’s Splash Water World, a water park with various waterslides. At night, guests can attend theme parties, listen to live music, dance in the on-site nightclub and more.
Like other Riu resorts, Hotel Riu Montego Bay’s room rates cover all meals and drinks. Dining options include a poolside steakhouse, an Italian restaurant, a quick-service jerk station and an international buffet open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For drinks, guests can visit a lobby bar, a lounge and a sports bar, among other options.
The 826 rooms and suites serve as a modern place to retire for the night, with wood and tile floors, contemporary dark wood furnishings and white, navy blue and beige color schemes.
All have stocked minibars, flat-screen TVs, beverage dispensers and private balconies or terraces, some with lovely views of the Caribbean Sea.
All-inclusive rates at Hotel Riu Montego Bay start at $332 per night, based on double occupancy.
Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall and Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Best for: World of Hyatt fans who want the ability to earn and burn points in Jamaica.
Why stay here: These two sister properties offer a ton of amenities and a lively (but contained) party vibe.
Best way to book: Book the Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall or the Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall directly through the Hyatt website to earn or redeem points and take advantage of elite benefits.
Hyatt fans have a few options in Jamaica, including the family-friendly Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall and the adults-only Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall next door. Both in Montego Bay’s beachfront resort area, these neighboring all-inclusive resorts attract Hyatt loyalists seeking a healthy dose of sun and sand.
You’ll never be short of places to relax, as there’s a beach, a spa, three pools (one at the Hyatt Zilara and two at the Hyatt Ziva) and numerous spots for kicking back, such as by the fire pits, in hot tubs and along the boardwalk gazebo.
The large rooms — 344 of which are at the Hyatt Zilara and 277 of which can be found at the Hyatt Ziva — are ideal for unwinding, too.
With at least 493 square feet of space, they have modern furnishings and white and beige color schemes with either blue or purple accents. Most come with furnished terraces overlooking the resort grounds or ocean, though some have swim-up access to a semi-private pool and butler service.
For a little more action, head to the resort’s massive fitness center. The 24-hour facility is packed with cardio and strength-training equipment. Additionally, there are various fitness classes at the boardwalk and activities pool.
Enjoy live entertainment like Caribbean steel drum, dance and theatrical performances at both resorts as well. For the little ones, there’s a kids club, where children can partake in supervised activities such as beach sports and pajama parties.
After an active or leisurely day, satiate your appetite at one of 11 eateries shared by both resorts. Options range from a beachside shack serving Jamaican barbecue to an Italian restaurant offering homemade pasta. There’s also a buffet with themed dinners.
All-inclusive rates at the Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall start at $356 or 25,000 World of Hyatt points per night, based on double occupancy. All-inclusive rates at the Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall start at $420 or 25,000 World of Hyatt points per night, based on double occupancy.
Related: 7 things to know before booking a stay at the Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall or Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall in Montego Bay
Iberostar Grand Rose Hall
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Best for: Couples looking for fancy digs in a cruise-style setting.
Why stay here: Guests here have access to all kinds of amenities, including seven restaurants, a spa, a pool and a half-mile stretch of sand.
Best way to book: Book the Iberostar Grand Rose Hall directly through Iberostar’s website for specials and discounts.
The adults-only, all-inclusive Iberostar Grand Rose Hall sits in the heart of Montego Bay’s resort area, giving guests easy access to the historic Rose Hall Great House and some local golf courses, all of which can be found a few miles west.
The fanciest of three adjacent Iberostar resorts, the Iberostar Grand Rose Hall has 295 accommodations that are all suites with at least 689 square feet of space, so visitors can unwind in style while in Jamaica. All have traditional decor (think: dark wood furniture and bright pops of color) and come with butler service, flat-screen TVs with DVD players, whirlpool tubs and furnished balconies or terraces, some of which provide swim-out access to a semi-private pool.
If your suite doesn’t come with easy access to a pool, don’t fret. There’s a large infinity pool with a swim-up bar that all guests can use. Additionally, visitors can check out the white sand beach, which has plenty of seating areas and cabanas.
Should you wish to get your heart rate up during your stay, take part in one of the resort’s included activities like water pole dancing, tennis tournaments, Zumba and pirate-themed beach parties. For a more leisurely way to pass the time, visit the spa for fee-based services like massages and body treatments.
Dining options are also abundant, with seven restaurants from which to choose. They include a Japanese venue with teppanyaki and sushi, a wine cellar with Italian classics like lasagna and veal milanese, a French-inspired fine dining establishment and a Jamaican eatery with both buffet and a la carte options. A traditional buffet with various international dishes throughout the day is also available.
All-inclusive rates at the Iberostar Grand Rose Hall start at $705 per night, based on double occupancy.
Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Best for: Older visitors who seek an all-inclusive atmosphere that’s equal parts lively and laid-back.
Why stay here: This Secrets property has multiple options for entertainment, so you can live it up whenever you want (and take it easy when you wish).
Best way to book: Book Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay directly through Hyatt’s website to earn or redeem World of Hyatt points and take advantage of elite benefits.
Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay is an adults-only, all-inclusive resort that sits side by side with its sister resort (Secrets St. James Montego Bay) on a quiet peninsula, so guests can expect a modicum of privacy while staying here.
Unlike other megaresorts in the Montego Bay area, the crowd at both of these properties is mostly composed of older couples and friend groups who like to both party and relax, meaning you’ll find activities that best suit your preference at any given time.
Rates include activities like bicycle tours, dance classes, kayaking, cooking lessons, snorkeling and tennis, plus the use of multiple pools and hot tubs. You can also attend live shows in an open-air theater, beach parties and more without incurring additional charges.
If you wish to upgrade your experience, book a treatment at the spa, which has a full menu of services, including body wraps using tropical ingredients like mango and chocolate. Water adventures like scuba diving excursions, banana boat rides and glass-bottom boat tours are also available for a fee.
All 20 food and beverage outlets (across both resorts) are covered by the resorts’ all-inclusive rates, so you’ll have your pick of eateries and bars, no matter what you’re in the mood for. Visit Blue Mountain for Jamaican fare, Bordeaux for contemporary French cuisine, El Patio for classic Mexican dishes or Oceana for fresh seafood in a romantic seaside setting, among other options.
As you might expect, accommodation options are also plentiful. With 350 suites, Secrets Wild Orchid skews modern with upholstered headboards and stone-topped furnishings, as well as bathrooms with white plantation-style shutter doors that you can move to take in the garden or ocean views from freestanding tubs.
All-inclusive rates at Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay start at $621 or 21,000 World of Hyatt points per night, based on double occupancy.
Related: 7 things to know before booking a stay at Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay in Jamaica
Sandals Royal Caribbean
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Best for: Couples searching for that Instagram-worthy overwater bungalow experience.
Why stay here: This adults-only haven is perfect for couples looking for a special getaway in an oh-so-romantic atmosphere.
Best way to book: For the best rates and availability, book directly through the Sandals website.
Sandals Royal Caribbean is a world unto itself, with a private island and the option to stay in a beachfront room or an overwater bungalow. Despite sitting within Montego Bay’s resort area, the adults-only property feels intimate and quiet, making it ideal for couples.
At the 232-room resort, you’ll find a mix of old and new buildings, giving you a wide variety of room types and styles. There are rooms with more traditional colonial-style furnishings like four-poster beds and matching dark wood TV consoles, plus airy accommodations with light wood furniture and beachy colors. Some offer a more modern take on Caribbean decor, with sleek dark wood furniture and pops of turquoise, navy blue and gold.
No matter which room you choose, you’ll find a stocked minifridge and a balcony or patio. Splurge on an upgraded suite for extras like butler service and direct access to a beach or shared pool. Some overwater bungalows even come with private plunge pools and suspended daybeds for prime waterfront lounging.
Though you may be tempted to spend the bulk of your time in your room, suite or overwater bungalow, you’d be remiss if you didn’t take advantage of the resort’s amenities. Guests can partake in beach parties on the private island, swim in one of eight pools and try various fitness classes, among other complimentary pursuits. Spa services and local excursions are also available for a fee.
When you need a bite to eat, make your way to one of nine restaurants. Everything from Thai and French to Indian and traditional Caribbean is served here. You can also take the resort’s complimentary shuttle to Sandals Montego Bay, where there are 21 additional restaurants that are free to dine at as a Sandals Royal Caribbean guest.
All-inclusive rates at Sandals Royal Caribbean start at $298 per person, based on double occupancy.
Royalton Blue Waters Montego Bay, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort
Best for: Families who want luxurious rooms and a giant water park.
Why stay here: If you are looking for a more modern and upscale resort that is family-friendly and has a fun water park, then this may be the place for you.
Best way to book: Book Royalton Blue Waters Montego Bay directly through Marriott’s website to earn or redeem points and take advantage of elite benefits.
Welcoming visitors to the town of Falmouth since it opened its doors in 2016, the all-suite, 228-key Royalton Blue Waters Montego Bay is made for beach-loving families. This kid-friendly, all-inclusive resort is right on the shore, so families can spend their vacation splashing in the Caribbean sea and playing on beautiful white sand.
Don’t assume this all-inclusive is only about the beach, though. Younger guests will love zipping down slides at the pirate-themed water park and interacting with the resort’s mascot, Turbo the Turtle, at the kids club. There’s even a separate teens lounge for the older kids in your crew.
For guests traveling sans children or enjoying a few hours away from little ones while they’re at the kids club, the resort offers several adult-oriented amenities. Book a treatment at The Royal Spa (charges apply) or try out complimentary activities like dance lessons, tennis, cooking classes and kickboxing when you’re not floating on the lazy river.
Travelers will also find plenty of dining options to suit their tastes and preferences. Gourmet Marche is ideal for those with kids, as it has an all-day buffet featuring a mix of local and international dishes, plus a separate children’s buffet. There are nine specialty venues as well, including a hut with Jamaican snacks, a steakhouse and a Japanese teppanyaki restaurant.
Unlike most resorts in the area, this Autograph Collection outpost swaps island decor for contemporary design in its suites. You’ll notice lots of white and tan hues and metal accents, plus open layouts with bathrooms that are not fully enclosed in rooms. Choose an upgraded Diamond Club suite for butler services, access to an exclusive beach area and priority restaurant reservations, among other perks.
All-inclusive rates at Royalton Blue Waters Montego Bay start at $580 or 50,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night, based on double occupancy.
Related: A review of the all-inclusive Royalton Blue Waters in Jamaica
Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Best for: Families looking for fun in the sun with a less hectic schedule.
Why stay here: This beachfront resort has lots of amenities for children, including a kids club and a teens lounge with a splash pad and a full-size soccer field, making this a great choice for families.
Best way to book: Book Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa directly through the resort website for the best rates and special promotions.
Right on the beach in Montego Bay’s resort area, the Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa attracts families keen on relaxing in the Caribbean sun.
Though you won’t find an activities calendar jam-packed with things to do here, guests can unwind by one of two pools (one of which has a swim-up bar) or try water sports like kayaking, paddleboarding and sailing at the beach.
Younger visitors can also play arcade and video games, take part in arts and crafts projects, go on scavenger hunts and more at the kids club and teens lounge while adults enjoy a yoga class or treatment at the spa (charges apply).
When your entire group is back together, catch up while filling up on gourmet fare at one of seven on-site restaurants. The property’s two outdoor grills and international buffet are ideal for a casual meal, while Le Bouchon is the spot to go for steakhouse classics. For Asian fare with an entertaining twist, head to the waterfront Pierside Restaurant for teppanyaki-style dining. Just be sure to make a reservation, as you can’t dine at Pierside without one.
You’re bound to get a restful night’s sleep at Jewel Grande, as each of the 217 suites is spacious, offering at least 806 square feet of elbow room.
Some suites have modern features like 3D accent walls and sleek wooden furnishings, while others are more traditional in design, with wooden four-poster beds, wicker touches and sofas with a tropical floral print. Standard amenities include stocked minibars, flat-screen TVs and balconies with resort or ocean views.
All-inclusive rates at Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa start at $481 per night, based on double occupancy.
Round Hill Hotel and Villas
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Best for: Travelers seeking more space and an exclusive atmosphere.
Why stay here: People looking to rub shoulders with celebrities in a more refined, get-away-from-it-all environment will enjoy this intimate resort.
Best way to book: Book through our partner Skylark to enjoy elite-like benefits and on-property credits.
Round Hill Hotel and Villas feels like a private club rather than a traditional property, with its tidy rooms, suites and villas sprinkled across 110 acres of prime Montego Bay waterfront. Mostly built in the 1950s, the villas have drawn a who’s who of society, including former President John F. Kennedy and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, who stayed here for their honeymoon.
All 36 rooms face the ocean, and the interiors were dreamed up by Ralph Lauren, creating a stylish yet comfortable setting, perfect for kicking back in the Caribbean. Expect white sofas, chairs, walls and linens with dark bamboo four-poster beds and bright pink and blue throw pillows for a pop of color.
For a stay that feels extra exclusive, reserve one of the 27 suites or villas. Featuring up to six bedrooms, these accommodations come with private outdoor pools. In a villa, you’ll also have the option of enjoying made-to-order breakfasts prepared every morning in your villa’s kitchen.
While this property isn’t a true all-inclusive resort, guests can book an all-inclusive plan. With this package, you’ll receive all meals and drinks without incurring additional fees. Culinary options include the seasonal Grille, which specializes in modern Caribbean fare, and the Seaside Terrace, featuring international staples and dishes highlighting Jamaican flavors.
Several activities are also available to hotel guests. You can play tennis or pickleball, enjoy water sports like snorkeling and paddleboarding, take a guided tour of the hotel’s gardens or explore the bay during a glass-bottom boat tour. Don’t miss the property’s live music lineup, which changes daily to showcase local sounds and musical styles.
All-inclusive rates at Round Hill Hotel and Villas start at $828 per night (excluding taxes and fees), based on double occupancy.