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Best Hotels and All-Inclusive Resorts in Jamaica

By AAA Travel Editor Michelle Palmer
April 13, 2022
Longing for an island escape? Whether you are looking for adventure, a romantic trip with your partner, a fun family getaway or a group vacation with friends, Jamaican resorts can deliver. The island country in the Caribbean Sea is the perfect spot for a tropical vacation. Some resorts in Jamaica have an active social scene with volleyball tournaments, plenty of bars and themed nights, while others provide secluded, quiet stays by a cliffside.
If you want to experience the ultimate luxury, stay in one of the Jamaican resorts that offer butler service for top-tier rooms. Adventure seekers can enjoy sailing, water skiing, snorkeling and tubing, and romantics can stay in a cottage and have private dining experiences. Families are sure to have a blast at the resorts in Jamaica with waterparks and activities designed for kids.
Take a look at our list of the best resorts in Jamaica and start planning your next vacation.
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Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa

Negril, Jamaica
Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa is a laid-back, all-inclusive resort in Jamaica that sits on Seven Mile Beach. The elegant Caribbean destination is for adults only and offers 226 rooms with dreamy surroundings, soaring ceilings and luxurious sofas.
The higher-category rooms feature amenities such as soaking tubs with ocean views, while rooms with pools come with butler service. Some rooms have several floors. Seven eateries offer cuisines that range from Jamaican to Italian and Japanese.
Daily entertainment and plenty of activities can keep you busy during your stay. Room packages include scuba diving and access to equipment for kayaking, snorkeling, paddleboarding and more. For the times when you would rather be on dry land, beach volleyball, bocce ball, croquet and shuffleboard are among the activities offered.
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Round Hill Hotel and Villas

Hopewell, Jamaica
Round Hill Hotel and Villas is a unique resort located in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The place has existed since the 1950s and was a vacation spot for celebrities such as Alfred Hitchcock and Adele Astaire. Today it retains its relaxed glamour, offering beautiful villas and guestrooms designed by Ralph Lauren. The villas have enough space for two to six guests, which is great for a romantic getaway or a family vacation.
Round Hill isn't an all-inclusive resort, but it offers meal plans that you can add to your stay. Dine at any of the two restaurants and three bars on site. The sprawling resort lies on 110 tropical acres, full of beaches, grassy areas and pristine vegetation. Every Friday, the head gardener leads a tour of the property. For an additional fee, you can arrange scuba diving excursions, speedboat trips, sportfishing charters and windsurfing lessons with the hotel.
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Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall

Rose Hall, Jamaica
Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall is an adults-only hotel that sits on the same property as the Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall, which allows guests of all ages. The two hotels share some amenities.
Hyatt Zilara has 344 rooms with light and airy décor and a balcony or terrace. The higher-category rooms include oceanfront suites and swim-up suites with direct access to the pool. Butler suites are more than 1,000 square feet, and as you probably guessed, include butler service.
The centerpiece of this resort is the pool that flows from the swim-up suites to the main pool area. Here you can enjoy daily exercise classes, lounge, swim or get a drink at the swim-up bar.
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Sandals Montego Bay

Montego Bay, Jamaica
Sandals Montego Bay sits along Jamaica's famous white sandy beaches and features poolside, beachfront and garden view luxury suites. At this adults-only, all-inclusive resort, you can dine at 12 on-site restaurants or the 9 restaurants at nearby Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort & Private Island (30704), which also makes its amenities available to guests of Sandals Montego Bay. The restaurants serve a variety of authentic regional cuisine as well as Italian and Japanese dishes.
Want to party the night away? Entertainment includes live bands, themed nights and a piano bar. Watersports include scuba diving, waterskiing and kayaking. While on land, you can play beach volleyball, shuffleboard and tennis.
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Excellence Oyster Bay

Falmouth, Jamaica
Excellence Oyster Bay is located on a private peninsula just 30 minutes from the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay. The adults-only, all-inclusive hotel is the perfect place for a relaxing and romantic getaway.
Excellence Oyster Bay has stunning interiors marked by modern spaces with marble flooring in public areas and calming colors and textures in guest rooms. In-room amenities include rain showers and whirlpool tubs. Some rooms feature a rooftop terrace with a plunge pool.
Your room package includes access to bicycles, cooking lessons, dance lessons and archery. Dining at the restaurants is also a treat with delicious Jamaican, Asian, French and Italian cuisines.
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Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall

Rose Hall, Jamaica
Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall is part of an expansive complex that includes Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall. The 277 modern rooms have ocean, pool or garden views, and there are swim-up suites as well as suites that come with butler service. A prominent characteristic of the hotel is the swimming area between the Zilara and Ziva hotels. The private beach has plenty of chairs and umbrellas.
The restaurants serve Asian, Italian and Jamaican cuisines, and the cafe has cookies, pastries and ice cream for you and your kids. Adults will enjoy the coffee bar that features plush seating.
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Jamaica Inn

Ocho Rios, Jamaica
What the Jamaica Inn lacks in size, it makes up for in elegance. At only 55 rooms, the hotel is one of the smaller lodgings on this list, but it offers a peacefulness that the larger resorts cannot. You'll find that the rooms have no TVs, so come here with the intention to relax and unwind. The hotel has cottages if you are looking for even more privacy and seclusion than you can get in a guest room.
Jamaica Inn isn't an all-inclusive resort, but you can add a meal plan to your room package. Indulge in their breakfast, lunch and dinner options, and have afternoon tea at least once during your stay. You also can request to have lunch on the beach.
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Secrets Wild Orchid Montego

Montego Bay, Jamaica
The waters of Montego Bay surround Secrets Wild Orchid Montego, making this a gorgeous location. The all-inclusive resort has 350 rooms with soaking tubs and private terraces or balconies.
Those looking for decadence will find it here. You can try international cuisine at the seven on-site restaurants, dine at the open-air restaurants that overlook the ocean, grab a coffee and a pastry any time of day or have a quick bite at the buffet.
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Beaches Negril Resort & Spa

Negril, Jamaica
Beaches Negril Resort & Spa located on Seven Mile Beach is an enjoyable family getaway packed with amenities. Rooms and apartments blend traditional and modern décor. You can book a room that fits your needs, with options ranging from standard rooms for 2 people to three-bedroom suites that can sleep 12 people. Butler's suites offer private butler services.
Family-friendly features at this all-inclusive resort include a waterpark with slides, a lazy river and an ice cream machine. The kids camp has programming for children up to age 17, and guests ages 8 and over can take sailing lessons. Among the other fun activities are waterskiing and tubing.
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Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa

Rose Hall, Jamaica
Intimate Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa is an excellent and luxurious resort located about a 15-minute drive from Sangster International Airport. The rooms at this all-inclusive resort feature a private terrace or balcony, and the décor, a mix of dark wood and neutral shades, exudes calming beach vibes.
The six restaurants include casual beachfront dining, teppanyaki, a steakhouse and a coffee shop that serves espresso and pastries. Your children will love the arcade games in the kids club, and the whole family will enjoy playing in the water in either of the two pools and in the ocean.
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Royalton Negril

Negril, Jamaica
This luxury waterfront Royalton Negril hotel is situated just north of Seven Mile Beach in Negril on a beautiful portion of the coast. Spend the day wandering on beaches or snorkeling in the crystal clear water.
There are 407 rooms, and all have rain showers and soaker tubs. Among the dining options are teppanyaki, Italian and Caribbean restaurants and a steakhouse. The on-site cafe serves cakes, pastries and gelato.
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The Caves

Negril, Jamaica
The Caves in Negril consists of 12 cabins — with thatched roofs and domed ceilings — on a 10-acre estate. The views of the clear, blue ocean from the lush clifftop are spectacular and distinguish this resort from the others on this list.
Guests here must be age 16 and older. The room packages include three meals per day and access to unmotorized watersports. To up the romance factor, schedule a private, five-course dinner in a candlelit cave that overlooks the ocean.
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IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Rose Hall

Rose Hall, Jamaica
The IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Rose Hall lies about a 20-minute drive from Sangster International Airport and is an adults-only, all-inclusive resort. The rooms feature oceanfront views and butler service.
Have your pick of five restaurants that feature French, Italian, Jamaican and Japanese cuisines or buffet-style meals. You also have unlimited access to the spa baths, and golfers get a special rate at Cinnamon Hill Golf Course.
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