Jamaica is a top destination for many because it’s easy to get to, the beaches are gorgeous, the culture is laidback and fun, the food is great, and there are tons of fabulous resorts.
If you’re planning a Jamaica getaway, here are our picks for the 12 best Jamaica all inclusive resorts for a stress-free trip.
Iberostar Grand Rose Hall, Montego Bay
Iberostar Grand Rose Hall is the grandest of the hotel chain’s 3 Montego Bay locations, the other two being Iberostar Rose Hall Beach and Iberostar Selection Rose Hall Suites. Guests of Iberostar Grand Rose Hall are welcome to visit and take advantage of the amenities at the other two locations, but it doesn’t work both ways; guests can’t “trade up” by visiting Rose Hall from the other two resorts. However, all three resorts share many of the same amenities like a casino and a nightclub.
The main lobby of Grand Rose Hall is reminiscent of Greek and Roman architecture, with huge marble beams with gold accents supporting a domed ceiling. Nearly 300 lavish suites include things like swim-up entrances, private hot tubs, and large patios. Butler and concierge service are automatically included in your stay, as are unlimited meals and drinks, non-motorized water and land sports, and one round of golf at Cinnamon Hill Golf Course.
There is a large infinity-edge pool with a swim-up bar that looks out onto the beach. The spa is a step above those at the other two resorts and includes a hydrotherapy room (which is part of the all-inclusive package), massage therapists trained in several different styles of massage, and a juice bar. Dining options include a buffet and beach grill and 4 a la carte restaurants. Plus, you can eat at the other two resorts.
Sandals Royal Plantation, Ocho Rios
Elite butler service provided to every single room for no additional cost sets the adults-only all-inclusive Sandals Royal Plantation apart as one of the more luxurious Sandals resorts in Jamaica. Not only that but every one of the resort’s 74 rooms comes with a jaw-dropping ocean view.
Superb service, a romantic beachfront, and an intimate setting make Sandals Royal Plantation one of the top choices for a honeymoon in Jamaica. Guests can also check out the amenities at Sandals Ochi for free using the resort’s shuttle service, which runs every hour.
Sandals Royal Plantation has 5 restaurants, including a tea terrace where traditional English tea is served at 4:00 pm every day, and multiple bars including an English-style pub. There is one large main pool and a smaller wading pool. The pool deck has a quiet ambience to it; you aren’t likely to see a game of water volleyball break out here, but you can always head to Sandals Ochi if you want a more lively afternoon.
There are two private beaches just for resort guests. Down by the East Beach, you’ll find powder-soft sand, plenty of loungers, and crystal-clear water for snorkeling. West Beach is perfect for relaxing, with swings, huts, and day beds available. As at every Sandals, your rate includes all meals and drinks including premium spirits and Robert Mondavi wines, a minibar in the room that’s restocked daily, a huge variety of land and water sports including scuba diving, nightly entertainment, Wifi, airport transfers, and all taxes and tips. Spa services and excursions are extra.
Couples Negril is set on a stunning beach in Bloody Bay and has 234 rooms and suites, 5 restaurants, 5 bars, 2 swimming pools, 4 Jacuzzis, sports facilities, a fitness center, a spa, and a nude beach and Jacuzzi. Guests here can also take a complimentary shuttle to the Sunset Bar, a clifftop restaurant/bar in Negril’s West End with beautiful sunset views.
Rooms and suites at Couples Negril have an elegant island style and range from Deluxe Garden or Ocean Rooms with private balconies to Deluxe Beachfront Rooms with private balconies to Garden or Beachfront Suites with separate seating areas, furnished terraces, soaking tubs, and nightly hors d’ouevres.
Couples Resorts’ all-inclusive rates cover unlimited gourmet dining at multiple restaurants; unlimited beverages and premium wine and cocktails; a personalized minibar with limited amounts of wine, liquor, and beer; WiFi; nightly entertainment; watersports including snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, glass-bottom boat rides, sailing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, and waterskiing; scuba diving; a full fitness center and classes; unlimited golf and tennis; roundtrip airport transfers; tips and taxes; and some area excursions. You can also get a free wedding at a Couples resort with a 3-night minimum stay.
The Caves Negril
Set high on solid limestone overlooking the beautiful blue Caribbean waters, The Caves exudes coziness, class, and romance all at once. The world-famous spot in Negril gets its name from the chambers carved out under the rocks by the sea and is one of the most unique Jamaica all inclusive resorts. Imagine heading out on a guided snorkeling or kayaking tour of the caves, followed by a luxurious massage.
There are just twelve cottages, all uniquely designed to take full advantage of the cliff the property is built on. Choose from one or two-bedroom cottages or a 3-bedroom private villa that is perfect for families or groups. The spacious and airy accommodations offer garden or ocean views, air conditioning, minibars, and nightly turndown service; most have private furnished terraces and outdoor showers, and some have mini-kitchenettes and extra living and dining space.
Savor fresh gourmet meals at the charming Bamboo Terrace or open-air Gazebo restaurant. You can have ultra-romantic private candlelight dinners in a cave, the open-air Sands bar features incredible views, and the Blackwell Rum Bar is hidden away in a coral cave that’s reached by a wooden footbridge. There is also a spa, hot tub, and sauna, as well as a saltwater swimming pool. The Caves is just minutes away from Seven Mile Beach, plus walking distance to the Negril lighthouse, so you’re close to local attractions as well.
Sandals Montego Bay
Sandals Montego Bay is where it all started. The first-ever Sandals resort is set on a long stretch of pristine beach with offshore reefs that ensure calm waters. Recent renovations have given Sandals Montego Bay a modern and fresh feel; it’s still one of the most opulent resorts in Jamaica.
If you’re planning a destination wedding in Jamaica, give Sandals Montego Bay serious consideration. This resort offers the incredible over-the-water chapel, where you can walk down a glass floor aisle and say your vows surrounded by the stunning Caribbean.
Just 15 minutes from the airport, it features multiple pools and whirlpools, a full range of complimentary watersports (including snorkeling and scuba diving), a fitness center, a spa, 6 bars (including swim-up bars and a piano bar), and 12 restaurants, many of which overlook the beautiful beach. Plus, you have access to all the facilities at neighboring Sandals Royal Caribbean, as well as the nightlife in Montego Bay.
The Beachfront Swim-up Butler Suite features a retractable glass wall that slides open so you can step right into the pool, lie on your private in-pool lounger, or enjoy the Tranquility Soaking Tub for two, with a view over the pool and to the sea. Other options include Beachfront Honeymoon Butler Suites with a balcony that overlooks the Caribbean and has a Tranquility Soaking Tub; Crystal Lagoon Swim-up Elite Luxury Rooms with a private patio and direct access to a swimming pool surrounded by lush gardens; or Beachfront Honeymoon Walkout Club Elite Junior Suites, located just steps from the beach and featuring Tranquility Soaking Tubs with ocean views. Private butler service is included in all butler-level suites.
Sunset at the Palms, Negril
Sunset at the Palms is set on Bloody Bay (which is much more beautiful than it sounds!) and features gorgeous views filled with flowers and lush tropical landscaping.
This serene adults-only Jamaica all inclusive resort offers just 85 guest rooms and suites, all of which have the style of a treehouse, surrounded by shade and featuring a private balcony with daybed. They also include air conditioning, king sized beds, minibars that are restocked daily, and luxury bath amenities.
The pool has a swim-up bar, the beach is a private stretch of pristine sand with great sunset views, and you have access to a range of nonmotorized watersports. There are four restaurants ranging from fine dining to beachfront casual and serving Caribbean fusion cuisine, a coffee café, and 3 bars. A full-service spa is situated in the heart of the garden.
Breathless Montego Bay
Breathless Montego Bay is an adult-only luxury Jamaica all-inclusive resort set in a prime location near the popular clubs and bars. Plus, the resort throws nightly parties and theme nights of its own, so it’s perfect for couples who want a lively social scene.
The grounds are a tropical beach oasis. It’s moderately sized with 150 ultra-modern rooms, all of which come with views of the pool or ocean and deep jetted bathtubs. The color scheme is bright and beachy with a mostly white backdrop and shades of teal and aqua. Suites come with personal butler service and some offer swim-up entrances.
The clientele is mostly young couples or groups. The main pool deck hosts foam parties, DJs, and other events during the day. Music can be heard throughout the resort from breakfast till sundown, but parties never last all night. There is an infinity pool and bar on the roof that is much more chill, but the area is reserved exclusively for Xhale club members (Breathless Resort’s upgraded package) until the evenings.
There are indoor and outdoor treatment rooms at the spa and a 24-hour fitness center, which is shared with two neighboring Secrets resorts. Guests of Breathless and Secrets are welcome to visit each other’s resort, and Secrets tends to have more going on in the evening.
Negril is home to one of the most well-known beaches in the Caribbean, and Sandals Negril makes the most of its location here. Beautiful white-sand Seven Mile Beach offers gorgeous sunset views, palm trees, and calm waters perfect for swimming, kayaking, and paddleboarding.
This also makes Sandals Negril one of the best Sandals resorts for snorkeling. You can snorkel right off the beach or head to great spots just offshore. All accommodations are just steps from the beach, and include beachfront walkout suites, penthouse suites, and swim-up suites (some with the services of a personal butler). There are 7 restaurants and 5 bars, 3 pools and whirlpools, a fitness center, and a spa onsite.
This is one of the most affordable Sandals resorts, and your rates here cover all meals and drinks (including premium liquor and Robert Mondavi wines), a minibar in the room that’s restocked daily, a huge variety of land and water sports including scuba diving, nightly entertainment, Wifi, airport transfers, and all taxes and tips. Spa services and excursions are extra.
Azul Beach Resort, Negril
Azul Beach Resort offers couples and families an escape to paradise with all-inclusive packages in luxury 5-star accommodations. Rooms are sunny and bright, and some higher-end suites offer direct pool access and views of the beach.
The gourmet restaurants serve up delicious Jamaican and Thai food, and cocktails made with high-end liquor are ready to be served as you soak in the sun at Seven Mile Beach. Along with the fun beach and water activities you expect at any Jamaica all-inclusive resort, Azul hosts unique activities like rum tasting.
Take advantage of Vassa Spa’s full menu of services, including a rejuvenating appointment in the Hydrotherapy Suites. For couples looking to reconnect, book a Soul Mate’s Ritual, which combines a massage with a body mask to leave you feeling perfectly relaxed.
Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall, Montego Bay
Set on a small beach in Montego Bay, Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall is a family-friendly all-inclusive Jamaica resort. There is a huge assortment of complimentary activities here, and a kids’ club if you’re traveling with children. There are also 16 restaurants and bars, plus 24-hour room service.
Active guests can spend their vacation enjoying activities like snorkeling, beach volleyball, and yoga sessions, while those looking for an oasis of relaxation have the chance to unwind by the swimming pool, indulge in tasty cocktails at the swim-up bar, take advantage of the two heated whirlpools, and pamper themselves with luxurious massages and salt exfoliation at the hotel’s Zen Spa.
The gorgeous rooms at Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall welcome you with luxe amenities and lovely terraces overlooking the pool, garden, or ocean. For an enhanced experience, you can choose a swim-up room for direct access to the pool.
Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall, Montego Bay
Located next door to Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall, Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall is a romantic, adults-only Jamaica all-inclusive resort offering a more serene atmosphere.
Lounge by the main pool with swim-up bar, or at the beach (where you’ll receive wait service). There are 10 restaurants and 6 bars, a full fitness center, a spa, and a wide range of complimentary activities and nightly entertainment options. Note that some facilities are located at the Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall, so if you’re looking for a completely kids-free holiday, you may want to go elsewhere.
Choose from 344 luxurious rooms and suites, each featuring private balconies or terraces offering pool, garden, or ocean views, as well as modern amenities such as complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars, and coffee makers. Upgrade options include Swim Up Suites, which provide direct access to a semi-private pool, and Butler Suites, which come with personal butler service and exclusive private check-in and checkout.
Secrets Wild Orchid, Montego Bay
Secrets Wild Orchid is located on a peninsula in Montego Bay and features a private beach surrounded by turquoise waters. This adults-only Jamaica all-inclusive resort is known for its relaxed and fun atmosphere. Plus, guests here have access to all the facilities at the Secrets St. James resort directly beside it, doubling the fun.
Rooms and suites are spacious, whether you choose garden view, ocean view, or oceanfront. Each suite features great amenities, including WiFi, daily refreshed mini-bars, a soaking tub, 24-hour room service and concierge service, and a private fully furnished balcony or terrace. If you upgrade to the Preferred Club you can get an even more luxurious room, like swim-out rooms, plus extras like access to exclusive areas.
Secrets Wild Orchid boasts 4 amazing pools on-site, including an infinity pool, and whirlpools. You can also access the pool facilities over at Secrets St. James. Enjoy a wide array of complimentary activities, 10 restaurants, and 8 bars. The Spa by Pevonia® offers a superb range of relaxing treatments (not included) or you can head offsite on an excursion.
Now that you’ve read our picks for the top 12 Jamaica all inclusive resorts, which is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!