Expect swaying palm trees and white beaches on your Jamaican holiday
A direct flight from the UK can get you to this gorgeous island in just over nine hours, and once you arrive there’ll be no end to the high life you experience.
Jamaica has over 50 public beaches for you to relax on, as well as several private and secluded coastlines attached to luxury hotels. The tropical climate and laid-back vibe of this island mean you can spend plenty of time relaxing on the beach and soaking up the sun. Jamaica’s days are slow paced, so there’s no need to rush – you can just enjoy your postcard-worthy holiday in this Caribbean lap of luxury.
Living the high life in Jamaica
One of the most popular luxury locales in Jamaica is Montego Bay. This hotspot is best known for Doctor’s Cave Beach, named after a doctor who believed the waters held therapeutic healing properties. Restaurants in Montego Bay are also first class, with seafront dining and Jamaican and western-infused menus.
Nearby Negril is home to the famous Seven Mile Beach, and is a hub for many luxury 4* and 5* hotels. It also boasts a stunning coral reef and backdrop of towering cliffs. Venture from here to Trelawny – the home town of the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt. You’ll find the streets and beaches here have that same laid-back and chilled out vibe as the rest of the island. The harbour in Trelawny welcomes some of the largest cruise ships in the world and also has an array of restaurants and shops for you to explore.
Other popular holidays in Jamaica
Jamaica isn’t the only Caribbean island with a luxurious vibe. If you want to treat yourself to other exclusive holidays check out Cuba, Barbados and Aruba. But if you’re set on a luxury holiday to Jamaica, take a look at our travel guide for more information on how to plan your high-end holiday under the Caribbean sun. While you’re at it, here’s a list of our top luxury hotels and resorts in Jamaica.
Located on a private peninsula, this award winning adults-only 5* hotel does holidays on a grand scale with a large outdoor pool overlooking a private beach and gourmet restaurants serving French, Italian, Mexican, Caribbean and Pan-Asian cuisine. For the ultimate in relaxation and tranquility, spend some time in the hotel's world class spa with massage, sauna and array of beauty treatments. If you're looking for a little entertainment you can sign up for a cookery class or go snorkelling and kayaking on your own private coastline.
This one-of-a-kind luxury resort is situated on the renowned Seven Mile Beach, so you'll be in a fantastic location for spotting exotic fish and sunbathing on a stunning stretch of sand. The pool situation is all about decadence, with three pools to choose from and swim up hotel rooms with sunloungers floating over the water. If you're feeling peckish, there are four restaurants to dine in, as well as a reggae and rum lounge, perfect for grabbing a few refreshing cocktails.
Brand new for 2017, this 5* luxury hotel ticks all the boxes. Your deluxe room comes with rain showers and USB stations as well as free Wi-Fi and terraces overlooking an exclusive beach. For a little more decadence, upgrade to the Diamond Club and enjoy the Butler service. You'll also have access to their sister resort, the Royalton White Sands, which means you'll be free to use their highly-rated spa and enjoy five extra dining options.