Jamaica is every inch the perfect Caribbean paradise, with white sandy beaches, lush jungles hiding waterfalls and a mix of luxury all-inclusive resorts as well as charming independent hotels.
An ideal place for a relaxing holiday, there’s some superb Jamaica hotels to stay in while you’re there. Can’t choose? We’ve done the hard work for you and picked 7 of the very best.
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This magical mountain village is set high in Jamaica’s Blue Mountains with views of the Caribbean Sea below. With its Post-Plantation cottages, vivid tropical gardens and infinity swimming pool, it’s no wonder that Strawberry Hill was selected by The New York Times as one of the “1,000 Places To See Before You Die.”
Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay, Jamaica, is an adults-only resort with luxury swim-up suites on a private island for the ultimate tropical experience. Over-the-water suites have glass floors and you can enjoy a charming Afternoon Tea at the resort’s main Georgian great house.
This high-end boutique hotel looks straight out of a Robinson Crusoe fantasy, with wooden thatched suites built directly into the cliff. An iconic hotel in Jamaica since the 70s, early guests included Bob Marley, Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones. Once you see the tropical gardens and rock pools you’ll agree this is a hotel for rockstars.
With only 22 suites and 4 private villas, The Cliff Hotel is small enough to be intimate, yet large enough to have all the five-star features you’d expect from a luxury, island resort. That includes a world-class restaurant, yoga pavilion, saltwater pool, and Spa.
5. Jamaica Inn
Since 1950, Jamaica Inn has ranked among top luxury hotels in the Caribbean. A truly lovely resort, it’s set on a private 700 ft white sand beach and a lively band plays at cocktail hour each evening. We can’t imagine a more romantic place than this…
Author Ian Fleming wrote more than a dozen James Bond novels from a villa that’s now part of this beautifully unique place. Not an ordinary hotel, it’s more a collection of private villas, cottages and beach huts that each have their own private coves or pools.
Be sure to try the Jamaican Jerk BBQ fish at the resort’s charming beach bar.
Named one of the top ten most romantic and best all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean by TripAdvisor.com, Sunset at The Palms is a stunning ‘treehouse-style’ hotel. Rooms are romantic and live Reggae music plays most evenings – you can’t help but have the time of your life here.