With natural features like pristine beaches, tropical forests and stunning waterfalls in addition to vibrant cities like Negril and Ocho Rios, it is no wonder that Jamaica attracts tourists from all over the world.
Whether you’re a group of friends traveling to Jamaica, families looking for value or couples for some relaxation, a local all-inclusive resort just may be the answer. Providing access to private beaches and water sport amenities, your ability to enjoy the best the Caribbean Sea has to offer is hard to top.
With most expenses covered, you can leave the wallet in the resort room before making your way down to a slew of restaurants and bars found alongside captivating infinity pools, kids’ clubs and spa houses.
There is an incredible range of all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica that bring luxury to your doorstep and sometimes even a butler. However you may travel, there’s bound to be a resort that suits you.
12. Jewel Paradise Cove Beach Resort
The adults-only Jewel Paradise Cove Beach Resort is the place to go if you want to feel born again. Focusing heavily on health and wellness, this resort will re-energize you in time to enjoy the resort’s world-class amenities.
With a spectacular view of the Caribbean Sea, guests can check in to the Radiant Spa for massage sessions, facials and even be completely wrapped in rejuvenating seaweed. From there, wander down to your private beachfront where you can venture out for a swim, dive or paddle.
As the sun sets over the Caribbean, check out the resort’s seven restaurants offering cuisine from around the world.
11. Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall
An adults-only resort, the Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall is a laid-back experience for friends and couples alike. It caters to a range of travelers with many of the 230+ rooms having something different to offer. Add on the 11 restaurants, a sprawling pool deck and nightly entertainment and you’ll start to see the full picture.
The Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall prioritizes spacious rooms with each as bright and airy as the last. However, you can take your experience up a notch with a stay in either the waterfront rooms that offer “swim up” suites and even rooms with a butler that is on call 24 hours a day.
Once you’ve made the most of your luxurious accommodations, experience the stunning pool that brings the entire resort together.
10. Couples Swept Away
In Negril, Couples Swept Away isn’t just an adults-only resort, it takes things to another level being exclusively for couples. Set upon the eye-catching Seven Mile Beach, the resort is an escape from the world, where the beauty of the Caribbean is on full display as they make the most of the romantic amenities.
Each room offers couples their own private balcony or patio with gorgeous views and intimate privacy. The resort provides ample opportunities to be pampered whether that be at the spa house and Buddha plunge pool or the enormous recreational complex.
After hitting the courts, try your hand at windsurfing, snorkeling or kayaking before enjoying the resort’s sunset catamaran cruise or stopping by the piano bar.
9. Iberostar Rose Hall Beach
In Montego Bay, Iberostar Rose Hall Beach is an idyllic setting, with one of the best resort beaches in Jamaica. When you aren’t gasping at the beauty of the soft white sand and electric blue sea, you’ll be enjoying the resort amenities that have made Iberostar famous around the world.
Iberostar has a trio of all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica, but Rose Hall Beach finds the balance between luxurious amenities and being family-friendly. The young ones will love the seemingly endless infinity pool as much as the older folks will enjoy the enticing swim-up bar.
The range of free activities, including a kids’ club, will keep you all entertained during the day while at night, a theater, club and casino await.
8. Riu Palace Jamaica
Just a few miles from the major airport, the Riu Palace quickly feels a world away from the happenings across the island. The adults-only resort is all about rest and relaxation, with saunas, spas and gyms to choose from.
After rejuvenating the body, choose between a trio of beautiful infinity pools or head down to your private beach where you can lounge under the Caribbean sun as the light dances along the sea.
When the sun goes down, things kick up a notch. By the beach is a 24/hour drink and snack bar. Afterwards, all roads lead to the resort’s nightclub, Pacha, alongside any of Riu Palace’s on-site bars.
7. Hilton Rose Hall Resort
Featuring the largest water park in Jamaica, the Hilton Rose Hall Resort is like few others in the island nation. It’s just one part of the extensive list of amenities, including a spectacular beachfront that will mean you’ll never find yourself calling for a cab.
The Hilton Rose Hall Resort will feel modern and sharp from the moment you arrive. Despite being family-friendly, it’s still a good option for couples and adult groups looking for a more laid-back experience. The resort has a number of bars, but compared to other locations, the party scene is subdued and fun, but not too much fun.
Aside from the thrilling water park, all guests will love the sprawling private beach with plenty of room to spread out.
6. Royalton Negril
Couples looking for a stress-free vacation from the real world won’t have to look much further than the Royalton Negril. Combining 140 suites, 18 restaurants and bars, an expansive spa hour, pools and adventure activities, this resort has you completely covered.
In Negril, Jamaica, you’ll have easy access to the region’s famed white sand beaches, which are the perfect place to relax, cocktail in hand, with your significant other. After a day of scuba diving, kayaking and lazing in the sun, make the most of the Royalton Negril’s top-shelf spa treatments.
After a next level pamper treatment, settle in for an evening of elevated poolside treats and food and drink service that quite literally runs 24 hours a day.
5. Moon Palace Jamaica
Located in Ocho Rios, along an enticing peninsula, Moon Palace Jamaica is an enormous resort that offers space and extravagance in equal measure. Other resorts go for intimacy, but Moon Palace is all about offering as much as possible.
Despite being just a short walk from downtown Ocho Rios, you’ll find very little reason to leave this family-friendly, all-inclusive resort that combines 705 rooms with four on-site restaurants, a smattering of bars, four massive pools and top-shelf spa house. One that features 23 private treatment rooms.
But it doesn’t end there. Guests will also have access to a surf machine, kayaks, and water slides and the option to swim with the dolphins just steps from the resort’s private beach.
4. Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay
Set upon a private beach, Secrets Wild Orchid, Montego Bay is an adults-only resort packed with features. It stands on the luxurious end of both the budget and experience scales with eight exceptional restaurants, a handful of enticing bars and a bevy of activities waiting to fill up your itinerary to bursting point.
The resort combines most of its amenities with Secrets St. James. However, guests at Wild Orchid will enjoy an elevated experience with nicer rooms and more options, including a VIP experience. Either way, the beaches remain private, with gorgeous views and the option to scuba dive and snorkel to your heart’s content.
At night, you’ll also enjoy the resort’s own theater, shopping center and casino.
3. Royalton White Sands Montego Bay
With dreambeds, private patios and rain showers, you’ll quickly feel at home at Royalton White Sands Montego Bay. Well, technically 30 minutes north of Montego Bay. You’ll find this upscale resort in the rural beach town of Trelawny offering an elegant escape from one of Jamaica’s most boisterous communities.
The spacious resort welcomes couples and families alike, offering enough space for each group to find their niche and enjoy whatever inspires them next. Families can enjoy the kid-friendly pools that feature playgrounds and water slides. There is also space for relaxation elsewhere, whether that be by the beach, the adults-only pools, or the tennis courts. Afterwards make your way to the spa house, one that specializes in hydrotherapy.
2. Excellence Oyster Bay
West of Montego Bay, in the charming town of Falmouth, Excellence Oyster Bay provides an adults-only, all-inclusive experience. It’s utter luxury from the get-go, prioritizing comfort, romance and relaxation over excessive partying.
Tucked away along what’s essentially a private peninsula, resort guests will quickly fall in love with the secluded setting that offers everything within walking distance. Various restaurants bring the flavors of the world to a single location and bars add flair to an already exotic experience.
Some rooms come with vast views of the Caribbean Sea while others come with personal villas and private plunge pools. If you really want to open up the wallet, pony up for a private beach experience with butlers and personal palapas for good measure.
1. Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort
For all the amazing resorts in our guide, none top the Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort for sheer beauty. Set upon the Caribbean Sea, you’ll literally wake up above the sounds of water splashing against your suite.
From your bed, you’ll enjoy spectacular morning views as you gaze through the open floor plan and the endless windows. After arriving on your porch, you could simply dive into the crystal-clear sea or make your way down to the water’s surface where your private lounge chairs await. For added choice, you even have a pool and hot tub.
But you aren’t stranded out in the water on a remote and romantic escape. You’ll be just a few steps from the resort’s sprawling golden beach home to restaurants, bars and an elegant atmosphere.