For travelers who hate the thought of facing a staggering resort bill at the end of their vacation, all-inclusive hotels offer an attractive alternative. Jamaica is a top pick for this type of getaway, with plenty of options to suit every budget.
The kid-friendly Beaches Ocho Rios Resort & Golf Club offers a video game garage, Camp Sesame (full of Sesame Street characters), and a water park. Meanwhile, adults can enjoy a nice spa and a variety of restaurants.
S Hotel Jamaica
S Hotel Jamaica made its debut in January of 2019 with forward-thinking design and a modern take on Jamaican hospitality, putting MoBay back on the travel radar. The cosmopolitan, 120-room boutique hotel hugs the shore of famed Doctors Cave Beach, making it an ideal base for exploring this popular resort town’s shops, restaurants and entertainment.
Its stunning melange of Miami modishness and Jamaican irieness is evident in everything from the sprawling wood-floored lobby, decked out with gorgeous 20-foot screens, to the hand-painted murals and prints that dot the rooms and public spaces. Straw hats accented in red, gold and green adorn every surface from counters to tabletops, giving the hotel a distinctly Jamaican feel.
The onsite restaurant serves a variety of delicious local dishes. You can also enjoy cocktails and snacks at the 2 bars/lounges on-site. Alternatively, you can dine out at one of the many nearby eateries. The property also offers room service (during limited hours).
Moon Palace Jamaica
Moon Palace Jamaica is a luxury resort that offers guests access to white-sand beaches, fine dining, and fun activities. The resort has a variety of amenities, including pools, spas, and a fitness center. The hotel also provides guestrooms with whirlpool tubs, flat-screen TVs, and balconies.
This resort recently underwent a massive $50 million transformation and is now considered one of the most luxurious properties in the Caribbean. It features 17 acres of ivory sand on the longest beach in Ocho Rios, Jamaica’s largest luxury spa, Awe Spa, a FlowRider double-wave simulator, four distinct restaurants and bars, and an ultra-chic Noir nightclub.
There are 705 spacious rooms and suites, featuring iPod docking stations, smart televisions, CHI hair styling products, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Room service is available 24/7. All rooms include private balconies, and king and double suites have double whirlpool tubs. All-inclusive rates cover meals, drinks, and resort activities. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant, Buccaneers Reef, or dine at Pier 8, Momo, La Gondola, and the Jerk Hut.
Sunset at the Palms
Lush, intimate, chic and supremely serene best describe this unique all-inclusive Jamaica resort. Located across the street from Negril’s famous Bloody Bay Beach, this adults-only property is truly one of Jamaica’s hidden gems.
Guest rooms feature dark wood floors; high, peaked ceilings adorned with wooden fans; and Asian-inspired furnishings including king-sized platform beds swathed in canvas drapes. All rooms offer a balcony or patio.
The Ginger Lily Spa offers a variety of luxurious spa treatments and massages. The property also has a full-service beauty salon, a fitness center and a pool.
Guests can dine at the hotel’s a la carte restaurant, Lotus Leaf, which features an eclectic Asian-fusion menu. There is also a bar and a lounge. The hotel is a Green Globe certified property and uses safe pesticides and cleaning products. The resort is committed to preserving its natural environment and uses solar panels for energy. Guests can also relax on the nearby beach.
Couples Tower Isle
This resort combines breezy island-chic and Jamaica’s flair for elegance and sophistication. Its tranquil beaches and 1950s-style freshwater pool are the perfect setting for sun worshippers and couples who want to immerse themselves in quiet Caribbean beauty.
Known for its beautiful cliff diving and amazing beach weather year-round, Jamaica is a favorite destination for honeymooners, spring break partiers and couples looking to celebrate their relationships. Whether you’re cliff diving in Negril or enjoying a reggae show in Ocho Rios, the soft breezes and swaying palms are sure to stir up romance.
Couples Tower Isle’s rooms are bright and airy, with private balconies or patios. All offer premium bedding and LCD televisions with digital programming. Bathrooms feature showers, complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Room service is also available. Guests can enjoy a drink at one of the hotel’s five bars, including a swim-up bar and a piano bar. There’s also a nightclub and a spa with a full range of treatments.