Top 10 Montego Bay 5-Star Resorts

Montego Bay is a dream destination in Jamaica for honeymoons and romantic vacations. This fun tropical paradise in the Caribbean offers a great choice of 5-star resorts, so if you’re looking for a luxurious stay, it can be hard to choose which is the best 5-star resort in Montego Bay for you.

We’re here to help by sharing our picks for the top 10 Montego Bay 5-star resorts. Many of these resorts are all-inclusive, making them a great choice for a stress-free and affordable vacation.

Iberostar Grand Rose Hall

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. However, all three resorts share many of the same amenities like a casino and a nightclub.

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. Dining options include a buffet and beach grill and 4 a la carte restaurants. Plus, you can eat at the other two resorts.

Round Hill Hotel & Villas

Round Hill Hotel and Villas is a truly unique and famous property, known for welcoming celebrity guests like John F. Kennedy. Although this elegant resort isn’t all-inclusive, they offer a range of amenities, restaurants, and bars to take advantage of during your stay.

Many guests state that the food served at the three restaurants is simply delicious. Round Hill is the perfect place to enjoy traditional Caribbean meals or even afternoon tea. There are also three bars for the perfect tropical cocktail.

Service at this hotel is top-notch, and you can expect the on-site amenities to live up to this standard as well. Round Hill offers a beautiful pool overlooking Montego Bay, a pristine and private beach, tennis courts, open-air yoga studio, a gym, and watersports. Guests can also take a free shuttle service to the Tryall Golf Club.

Choose from a room, suite, or private villa with sophisticated decor and touches like iPod docking stations, Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee, luxe bathrooms with rainfall showers, 4-poster beds, and private outdoor spaces. Some even come with a private pool.

Sandals Royal Plantation

Elite butler service provided to every single room for no additional cost sets Sandals Royal Plantation apart as one of the more luxurious Sandals resorts in Jamaica. Not only that but every one of the adults-only all-inclusive 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, plus two private beaches just for resort guests. 

Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall

Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall is another beautiful adults-only all-inclusive resort in Montego Bay, set on a white sand beach. With superb customer service, lush and well-maintained grounds, delicious food, and plenty of activities, this upscale retreat is perfect for honeymoons and romantic escapes. 

Relax at the outdoor pool, in the stunning gardens, and at the beach-front Zen-style Spa. Dining options include the Petit Pariz, Flavorz, and Horizonz restaurants serving French cuisine, gourmet buffet, and international dishes. There are 3 bars to choose from, including both a swim-up bar and an open-air bar.

Rooms and suites feature 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 and Butler Suites.

Half Moon

This 400-acre Montego Bay 5-star resort boasts two miles of private white sand beach, great amenities, and even better service. Accommodations here include a choice of rooms, suites, and private villas with ocean or pool views (the swanky villas also have private pools, chefs, and butlers). 

Half Moon Resort features 3 restaurants serving up a variety of cuisines, including Italian and Jamaican, plus 5 bars. Enjoy alfresco dining at The Seagrape Terrace, or swim up for a refreshing drink at The Hibiscus Swim-up Pool Bar.

There’s plenty to do at Half Moon, with multiple pools, a beautiful beach, and watersports in addition to basketball, volleyball, 4 squash courts, and 11 tennis courts. There’s even an equestrian center and fitness center on site too, as well as an 18-hole golf course and a 68,000-square foot spa (some of these cost extra).

Sandals Royal Caribbean 

The luxurious adults-only all-inclusive Sandals Royal Caribbean features a private island just a short ferry ride away plus several beautiful beaches reserved just for guests.

Much smaller and more intimate than neighboring resort Sandals Montego Bay (where you can also go to enjoy all the restaurants and facilities), Sandals Royal Caribbean is popular among honeymooners and couples looking for a low-key, romantic holiday. Enjoy 9 restaurants, 5 bars, and a huge variety of complimentary water and land activities plus nightly entertainment.

There are 227 beautiful rooms at the resort and 15 stunning overwater bungalows connected via a heart-shaped boardwalk on the nearby island. Also on the island, you’ll find a pool with a swim-up bar surrounded by luxurious Bali beds, a full-service spa, a clothing-optional beach, and several other tranquil beach areas where you can reserve a private cabana.

Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall

With white sand beaches and a great selection of amenities, Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall is a top family friendly Montego Bay 5-star resort. The property offers 8 restaurants to choose from, including an international buffet, Italian cuisine, Asian fusion, and a seafood grill, plus 4 bars including both swim-up and roof-top bars.

Amenities include an outdoor pool, tennis court, fitness center, water sports, free WiFi, and daily activities to keep the little ones entertained while you relax. There’s nightly entertainment as well.

The gorgeous rooms at Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall welcome you with a spectacular design 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.

Secrets Wild Orchid

Secrets Wild Orchid is an adults-only all-inclusive resort that offers both ocean and mountain views, all from a private beach location. This resort has 19 restaurants (including some open-air ocean-side dining) and lounges, as well as a theater and nightly live entertainment, including themed parties.

Guests can enjoy relaxing by the pool or one of three hot tubs. There is also a casino, fitness center, and spa all on-site. All rooms at Secrets Wild Orchid feature a balcony with a view of the ocean and include luxurious amenities including a minibar that is refreshed daily.

If the selection on-site isn’t enough, or you just fancy something a little different, guests of Secrets Wild Orchid also get access to the facilities, bars, and restaurants at the neighboring Secrets St. James.

Breathless Montego Bay

Located just 2.5 km from Catherine Hall Beach, Breathless Montego Bay is an all-suite adults-only all-inclusive Montego Bay 5-star resort. With 7 gourmet dining venues and a buffet, you’re spoiled for choice here. You can also enjoy 24-hour room service. Be sure to visit Jamaica’s only rooftop pool and bar, offering fusion food, a relaxing pool, and unlimited drinks!

During the day, try complimentary watersports like windsurfing, hit the fitness center, or play billiards or tennis. There’s also a spa (which costs extra). Nightly entertainment includes evening dances and masquerade parties.

The ultramodern design of the accommodation includes sultry décor in every suite, as well as in-room whirlpools and stunning mountain and water views from private outdoor spaces.

Iberostar Selection Rose Hall Suites

Iberostar Rose Hall Suites is an all-inclusive family friendly 5-star resort, situated on a stunning beach with excellent spacious accommodations. All rooms at the resort are suites, beautifully decorated with lovely balconies–some with fabulous sea views. 

Guests can enjoy not only a buffet breakfast, but also some of the finest international cuisine served across 4 specialty restaurants. Room service is available 24/7, making you feel pampered during your whole stay. 

Relax in the gorgeous landscaped grounds, swim in one of 3 pools including a lazy river, or choose from a variety of water and land activities. You can also visit the high-end spa, where you can enjoy restorative treatments. There’s also a nightclub, casino, and kids’ club.

Now that you’ve read our list of the 10 best Montego Bay luxury 5 star resorts, which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

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