Yah Man: Here’s Where to Stay in Jamaica

Best Hotels in Jamaica


Where to Stay in Jamaica


“Key Largo, Montego, baby why don’t we go, Jamaica”.

If you’re considering a trip to Jamaica, odds are at some point this Beach Boys gem has been stuck in your head. But even though everyone can agree on the delights of a Caribbean vacation, sometimes the sheer amount of hotel and resort options can be overwhelming.

Nowhere is this more true than Jamaica, but luckily we've gone from Kingston to Montego Bay and all the way to Ocho Rios scouring the best Jamaican resorts.

Keep reading for ideas on where to stay in Jamaica!




Best Hotels in Jamaica

To summarize, here's a handy chart of our recommended Jamaica hotels. All include free wifi and are known for comfort, great locations and great customer service.


Best Jamaica Hotels – Summary Comparison Chart

Name Location Best For Price
Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall Montego Bay Couples Check rates: Booking.comHotels.com
Sandals Royal Plantation Ocho Rios Luxury Check rates: Booking.com
Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay Couples Check rates: Booking.comHotels.com
Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Montego Bay Families Check rates: Booking.com, Hotels.com
Grand Bahia Principe Montego Bay Families Check rates: Booking.com, Hotels.com

Below is more information about each hotel and why we recommend it!




Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall

Located on the white sand beaches of Montego Bay, the Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall is one of Montego’s ultra-luxury all-inclusive resorts. The Rose Hall’s package includes unlimited dining, multiple pools (many with a Caribbean requirement, the swim-up bar!), a full-service spa, and live entertainment every night.

As an adults only resort, the Rose Hall is perfect for couples or parents wanting to leave the kids at home for a well-deserved break!


What makes this one Montego Bay's most booked hotels?

Though it should come as no surprise from a Hyatt Zilara establishment, the room and suite options at the Rose Hall are absolutely immaculate. All 234 rooms and suites – yes, every single one of them – has private terraces that overlook either the pool, Rose Hall gardens, or the azure Caribbean Sea.

Feeling extra fancy? Try one of the Swim Up Rooms, which feature exclusive and direct access from your room to a private swimming pool.

Consider this one of the best all inclusive hotels in Jamaica for luxury travelers and couples looking for a romantic getaway!

Check rates: Booking.comHotels.com

Read reviews: TripAdvisor




Sandals Royal Plantation

Nestled on the north-central Jamaican coast in the all-inclusive resort enclave of Ocho Rios, the Sandals Royal Plantation pairs a common resort brand with an uncommon luxury experience.

With just 74 suites all overlooking a beautiful coral bluff on the Caribbean Sea, Sandals Jamaica is a perfect option for those seeking a more secluded Jamaican vacation experience.


Why choose this luxury Jamaica resort?

Despite the presence of hundreds of all-inclusive resorts throughout Jamaica, the Sandals Royal Plantation seems to offer amenities and services that can’t be found anywhere else on the island.

The Royal Plantation is Sandals’ only all-butler resort and also serves as host to Jamaica’s only champagne and caviar bar. With these and many other luxury accoutrements in tow, it’s easy to see why Sandals Royal Plantation is one of Ocho Rios, Jamaica’s most treasured all-inclusive resorts.

Check rates: Booking.com

Read reviews: TripAdvisor




Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay

Located on a private peninsula with over a mile of exclusive white beach sand, Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay is an incredible glamorous and picturesque all-inclusive resort. As one of Montego Bay’s adults only resorts, the Secrets Wild Orchid has a well-deserved reputation for curating a perfectly romantic vacation experience.

Added bonus (as if you needed one!): all Wild Orchid guests have free-flowing access to the facilities and beaches of its next-door sister property, the Secrets St. James!


Why should you stay at this Jamaica resort?

While everyone enjoys long walks on the beach and enjoying the great outdoors, the Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay has such nice accommodations you may never want to leave your suite (note: this is a good problem to have)!

Each of the Wild Orchid’s 350 guest suites comes with a whirlpool tub, private balcony, exquisite British colonial decor, and complimentary mini-bar. Bottoms up!

Check rates: Booking.comHotels.com

Read reviews: TripAdvisor




Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa

Before anything else, can we just acknowledge how amazing the Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa is for an all-inclusive resort name?

Acknowledged? Ok, great.

Located right on Montego Bay, the Lady Hamilton offers its guests choice of 390 junior suites, 78 ocean view suites, and 48 ocean view villas to complement the perfect vacation experience! Plus, the Lady Hamilton is one of Montego’s newest all-inclusive resorts, so guests will enjoy some of the latest and greatest in Jamaican resort amenities and services!


What makes this one of the best hotels in Montego Bay?

Besides the sweeping wraparound balconies, access to amazing white sand beaches, and multiple spa and restaurant options, the Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton allows for something not every Jamaican resort does – kids to enjoy all the fun as well!!

The Lady Hamilton recognizes the value of making a family vacation one for the complete family, so it’s designed an entire suite of activities for the little ones to enjoy also!

Check rates: Booking.comHotels.com

Read reviews: TripAdvisor




Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica

Located on Montego Bay, the Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica is another fantastic adult- and kid-friendly Jamaican resort.

With 850 rooms and suites, 11 restaurants and bars, 3 pools, a full-service spa and entire water park dedicated to children, the Grand Bahia Principe has something to perfectly suit every type of Jamaican vacationer!


What makes this one of the best hotels in Jamaica?

Unlike many Jamaican resorts, the Grand Bahia Principe is not exclusively all-inclusive (talk about a tongue twister!).

Since it offers all-inclusive and a la carte accommodation options, the Grand Bahia is perfect for the more adventurous who want to explore local Jamaican cuisine and activities as well as the all-inclusive lovers alike!

Check rates: Booking.comHotels.com

Read reviews: TripAdvisor




And that's it! Our guide to Jamaica's best hotels and resorts to make the most of your stay.

Whether you're looking for a luxury adults only hotel, an all inclusive hotel for families with kids, these top Jamaica hotels are sure to please.



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