A guide to Best Hotels in Jamaica
For a tropical experience bursting with culture and adventure look no further than the beautiful island of Jamaica. Soft white sands line the coast of this entire island creating world-renowned beaches that form a backdrop to spectacular outdoor activities, amazing wildlife and breathtaking sunsets. With its ideal year-round climate and signature friendly vibe, there’s plenty of opportunity to sample a taste of Jamaican cuisine and take in the many cultural hotspots that bring Jamaica’s past to life.
Set on what has been described as one of the world’s best beaches, the Sensatori Resort Jamaica Negril combines luxurious accommodation with a bold, striking design and a whole range of added extras such as swim-up rooms and over-the-water daybeds. There are four pools to choose from each with waiter service so you never have to take your eyes off the amazing sea view, or you can enjoy sumptuous cuisine from one of its six restaurants.
Tucked away in two coves, the Royal Decameron Club Caribbean has chalet-style wooden rooms set in tropical gardens that step out on to white sand. You’ll find swinging chairs, loungers and daybeds dotted around its two outdoor pools or you can try one of the many activities available on the water or exploring the island. Afterwards, relax with some fine dining at one of its three eateries, or take a stroll to the nearby shops and bars.
The Riu Montego Bay Hotel combines the best of Jamaica with five-star luxury the whole family can enjoy. Set on the seafront and surrounded by tropical palm gardens, there’s carved furniture in the suites and fine cuisine in themed restaurants. Choose from a luxurious treatment at the spa or a fresh cocktail from the swim-up bar as you lounge by the pool. And then dance away the evening at the nightclub or one of the many live shows.
Located on the seafront and surrounded by Ocho Rios’ famous rainforests and spectacular waterfalls, the Clubhotel Riu Ocho Rios brings you everything you’d expect from the Caribbean lifestyle. There are 14 restaurants, two super-sized pools and an array of water sports to enjoy – highlights including its own PADI-certified diving school and sailing across the breathtaking Mammee Bay. It also looks amazing with its classic colonial architecture, and X-shaped pools.
The Clubhotel Riu Negril brings a touch of style to your holiday. Overlooking Negril Beach, its high-ceilinged lobby takes you to three pools and a waterpark lined with palm trees, with classically decorated rooms and five super-sized restaurants serving everything from jerk chicken to classic Italian dishes. As you take in the amazing sea view and watch the spectacular Caribbean sunset, live shows keeps the atmosphere alive long into the evening.
Exclusively for adults, the Riu Reggae combines a lively atmosphere with luxury service which you can literally start to enjoy the minute you touch down, as its only seven minutes’ drive from Sangster Airport. Set on the famous Montego Bay, the style and character of this hotel shines out with its open-air, ocean-view lobby, five restaurants, three infinity pools, spa and swim-up bars. With plenty going on during the day from fitness classes to kayaking, kick back in the evening with some great live entertainment.
Located less than 10 minutes from Sangster Airport, the Holiday Inn Resort is a great place for an amazing family holiday. Explore the local marine life with the PADI diving school, visit its private island across the bay, or simply take in the stunning view from one of the two pools. But it’s not all about water: luxurious spa treatments await, as do volleyball courts and a casino, with delicious food available all day from six restaurants.
With its own private beach and one of the biggest pools in the Caribbean, this hotel complex will make you feel a world away from anywhere. Its spacious rooms are surrounded by a host of facilities making it one of the most popular hotels in the area. Ten restaurants means you’ll be spoilt for choice, and with its five pools, spa and state-of-the-art gym you’ll have every opportunity to relax and rejuvenate.
The attractive Royalton White Sands sits magnificently across the beautiful panoramic of Montego Bay. Every room is designed with a high attention to detail and decorated with artwork, plush textiles and statement lighting. You’ll be delighted with the chic spa treatments available and imaginative programme of activities taking place within the gardens, full of softly swaying palm trees – not forgetting the numerous dining options that serve delicious local and international dishes throughout the day.