Whether you’re celebrating a honeymoon, anniversary, annual vacation, or nothing at all, Jamaica is an awesome vacation destination for couples and families. This popular Caribbean island is the ultimate place for relaxation of endless hours on the beach, and there are lots of great hotels and resorts to accommodate every type of traveler. Here are our top 10 picks for hotels in Jamaica to help you plan your next island escape.
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Iberostar Rose Hall Suites, Montego Bay (Prices & Photos)
One great hotel to stay at in Montego Bay is Iberostar Rose Hall Suites, which is a five-star and all-inclusive hotel that has everything you need onsite. Enjoy unlimited cocktails, live entertainment for both kids and adults, and excellent Jamaican cuisine right along the beach. There are junior suites and presidential suites here, as well as a lazy river, on-site medical services, free Wi-Fi, tennis courts, and fitness center. You can also go diving, parasailing or scuba diving with certified instructors when you stay here. Babysitting services are available and for your relaxation, book an appointment at the Sensations Spa, the beauty salon, or get a beach massage to treat yourself.
Jamaica Inn, Ocho Rios (Prices & Photos)
Jamaica Inn offers an intimate and welcoming experience for travelers in Ocho Rios with its cottages and suites that overlook the Caribbean Sea. This is a romantic and relaxing place to stay that started as a small luxury hotel in 1950. Here you’ll find 48 suites and cottages today with lovely ocean views, furnished balconies, and expansive verandas. This is also a place to unwind and disconnect because there are no clocks, radios, or TVs in the rooms. In-room amenities include beach towels, mini fridges, robes, and turn-down service. Guests also enjoy alfresco dining at the Dinner Terrace for all meals, afternoon tea, and cocktails, as well as the Ocean Spa for massages and organic treatments.
Spanish Court Hotel, Kingston (Prices & Photos)
If you plan to visit Kingston on vacation, then this hotel is a great choice. The Spanish Court Hotel is in a prime city location and has 125 standard deluxe, junior, and penthouse suites to guests. Suites have 48” TVs with cable, iPod docks and clock radios, black-out blinds, and oval-shaped soaking tubs with showers. There’s a spa on site that offers therapeutic massages and body treatments, and the Gallery Café serves continental and Jamaican cuisine in the ground-floor lobby. There’s an executive gym, private Mountain Deck, Sky Terrace, and Sky Lounge onsite. Families with children are welcome here too.
GoldenEye, Oracabessa (Prices & Photos)
This is a lovely boutique hotel in Oracabessa that offers private villages, beach huts, and cottages. There’s a restaurant onsite that offers fresh and local specialties from the nearby sea and farm. The dining and drinking options here are The Gazebo, Bizot Bar, Shabeen, and Bamboo Bar on Button Beach. Guests here enjoy the pools and beaches, kayaking, glass-bottom boats, snorkeling, and other water sports. FieldSpa is the onsite spa that offers calming treatments, and the hotel offers exclusive package deals at certain times of the year.
Moon Palace Jamaica, Ocho Rios (Prices & Photos)
Moon Palace is another great all-inclusive Jamaican hotel that celebrates luxury, reggae, and a laid-back vibe. The all-inclusive offerings include top-shelf cocktails, non-motorized water sports, fine dining, luxury accommodations, snacks, and 24-hour room service. When you stay here, you can also enjoy the sweet delights of award-winning pastry chef Antonio Bachour. Dining and drinking options onsite include La Gondola, Boulangerie, Pier 8, the Piano Bar, the Loud Bar, and Momo. You can also book a treatment at the Awe Spa, try stand-up paddleboarding, and swim with dolphins when you stay here.
The Trident, Port Antonio (Prices & Photos)
The Trident is a luxury hotel along Jamaica’s northeast coast, known as the Jamaican Riviera. This is a great area to be in to explore beaches, caves, rain forests, and waterfalls. Stay in one of the 13 oceanfront villas that have a retro vibe, original artwork, and private terraces. You can also enjoy a tasty meal at Mike’s Supper Club or at The Veranda. But one of the biggest draws here is the private beach that’s perfect for swimming and taking a kayak or boat trip. Here you’ll even find a spa, fitness center, children’s area with onsite supervision, a beach bar serving tropical cocktails.
The Caves, Negril (Prices & Photos)
The Caves is a very popular all-inclusive beach resort in Jamaica that is glamorous and modern. Each of the rooms here is brimming with character and offers amazing views. You’ll be on top of some of the most amazing sea caves in the world when you stay here in one of the 12 cliffside cottages or the grand villa. There are also two dining gazebos, a private hot tub, saltwater swimming pool, a spa, rum bar, private caves, Jamaican jerk barbecues, and candlelit five-course meals here.
Geejam, Port Antonio (Prices & Photos)
The GeeJam hotel has seven double rooms that consist of one suite, three deluxe cabins, and a three-bedroom villa. You’ll also have access to a recording studio, healing spa, and gym on the hotel’s six acres that extend from the John Crow and Blue Mountain foothills to the Caribbean Sea. GeeJam is about 10 minutes from the town of Port Antonio and also in easy driving distance to the waterfalls of Somerset, Scatter, and Reich. Rafting, hiking, relaxing on the beach, and dining at Bushbar are all popular activities for guests here.
Round Hill Hotel and Villas, Montego Bay (Prices & Photos)
We also love the Round Hill Hotel and Villas for a timelessly elegant and luxurious place to stay in Montego Bay. This is a great place for both couples and families since there are watersport excursions and a kids’ club offered when you stay in the 36-room Pineapple House or in one of the 27 private villas. Breakfast is served each morning, Executive Chef Martin Maginley serves delicious cuisine, and romance packages are available.
Rockhouse Hotel, Negril (Prices & Photos)
Finally, the Rockhouse Hotel is atop the scenic cliffs of Negril’s cove and is an eco-friendly place to stay for your trip to Jamaica. There are eight acres of lush gardens here, modern amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi, three restaurants, and a great spa here. Popular guest activities include yoga classes, organic farm tours, dance and cooking classes, African drumming, and off-premise excursions to see waterfalls and go zip-lining.