There is no doubt about it: Jamaica has some of the most stunning and charming accommodations in the Caribbean.
From rustic treehouses to luxurious over-water bungalows and reputable hotel brands, there’s something for every kind of traveler on any budget in Jamaica. Many travelers, however, prefer to enjoy their stay at an all-inclusive resort, which is not only economical but also stress-free. Here are the 10 best all-inclusive resorts suited for both adults and families.
Sandals South Coast
As one of the most prestigious hotel chains in the Caribbean, Sandals is known for its luxurious, all-inclusive accommodations. Sandals South Coast (formerly Sandals Whitehouse) has become one of Jamaica’s most popular resorts in since its rebranding in 2016. This couples-only resort is the perfect combination of European civility and tropical beauty. The beachfront property features three distinct European villages—French, Italian, and Dutch—and all 360 rooms and suites have a view of the stunning two-mile beach. The extensive all-inclusive package gives guests access to a range of land sports and the fitness center, seven restaurants, bars, and unlimited watersports. The world-class Red Lane Spa is available at an extra cost. But the biggest draw are the property’s breathtaking over-the-water bungalows which provide an intimate and relaxing tropical experience.
The Caves, Negril
Perched on the limestone cliffs in Negril, The Caves combine Jamaica’s natural beauty with a modern and romantic vibe to create a laid-back, tropical escape. The property’s wood-and-thatch cottages and spacious bohemian-styled suites are built around natural caves. Guests at this adult-only resort can enjoy private dining in an actual cave, have a drink at the famous Blackwell Rum Bar, or enjoy a relaxing day at the seaside spa. There’s also an outdoor pool, cliff-side Jacuzzi, and hot tub in one of the caves, and there’s a good chance you might spot some dolphins while swimming or snorkeling in the waters behind the resort.
Jewel Paradise Cove Resort & Spa
This adult-only, oceanfront resort is just as the name suggests … paradise. Located in Runaway Bay, Jewels Paradise Cove is much like a tropical, wellness retreat resort, embodying all-inclusive health, fitness, and spa themes with lots of amenities and activities to make your stay a relaxing and rejuvenating one. The resort has seven restaurants, four bars, and a range of nightclub options for adult fun. There’s also a full-service spa, as well as salons for nails and hair on the property. Guests can also enjoy the many free tours, excursions, and watersports that are part of the all-inclusive package.
Excellence Oyster Bay
Opened in 2018, Excellence Oyster Bay is quickly garnering a reputation as one of the best resorts in Jamaica. The Victorian-style waterfront property is located on its own secluded peninsula in Trelawny which guarantees ultimate privacy. The resort is the epitome of excellence and luxury, from its stunning rooms and suites to the 10 bars and lounges, world-class spa, and beautiful private beach. Although the resort is still fairly new, the staff have already perfected near-to incomparable service. Along with the many facilities, guests at this resort have access to all the non-motorized watersports, 24-hour room service, and a range of nightly entertainment.
Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall
Romantic, stylish, and sophisticated are a few words used to describe this upscale retreat in Montego Bay. Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall stays true to the Hyatt reputation, providing elegance and luxury to its guests. This adult-only resort has a massive outdoor pool with a swim-up bar, private beach, 11 restaurants and bars, along with an impressive oceanfront Zen Spa. There are also many activities that guests can participate in, including dance or cooking classes, sports tournaments, and water activities.
INSIDER TIPThe “no-children” policy is strictly enforced at Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall, but their sister property Hyatt Ziva Rose Hill is family-friendly and guests can use services at both, just remember to leave the kids at Hyatt Ziva if you’re going to Hyatt Zilara for some adult-time.
Royalton White Sands Resort
Royalton White Sands is one of the most luxurious family resorts in Montego Bay, surrounded by lush forest and a stunning beach with pristine, white sand. Adults can enjoy any of the six bars on-site, the splash pool, and the Royal Spa, while the younger family members have access to the kids’ adventure club and the teen lounge. There is also a massive water park and a host of activities that promise fun for the entire family. The complete all-inclusive package includes daily meals, unlimited dining and beverages, an in-room mini-bar, and access to watersports.
Beaches Negril Resort & Spa
The Beaches Resort in Negril is the first-choice accommodation for many families visiting Jamaica, and for good reasons. The resort partners exclusively with Sesame Street, making sure toddlers and young children have just as much fun as everyone else. There is a Pirate Island Waterpark equipped with swim-up soda bars, waterslides and pools, a hangout spot for teens, and an XBOX Play Lounge. For the adults, there are seven bars along with a variety of food choices, watersports, the Red Lane Spa, and other sporting activities like tennis, mini-golf, and billiards. At night, the entire family can come together on the beach to bond over bonfires, or participate in talent shows and karaoke.
Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall
Hyatt Ziva is the family-friendly, sister property of Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall. Kids of all ages are welcome, and the hotel makes sure that they are all catered to, providing a KidZ Club with a game room, a playground, and educational activities for young children. Watersports, aqua aerobics, arts and crafts, and other daily activities are also available for older children. In addition to the eight restaurants, the adults have access to five bars, a full-service spa with a steam room and sauna, a well-maintained beach, and two large pools—a “relaxation” infinity pool and an activities pool suitable for families. The hotel also provides pool toys, floats, and other recreational items for a fee. If that isn’t enough, adults can also visit and dine at any restaurant at Hyatt Zilara.
Sunscape Splash Montego Bay
Located on a secluded peninsula in Montego Bay, Sunscape Splash Montego Bay was made for family fun. Families are treated like royalty from the moment they step on the property, with red carpet stairs, a welcome gift, and resort passports for the kids, which gives them access to the age-appropriate kids club, water activities, and kids’ menus at restaurants. The fun continues at the state-of-the-art Pirates Paradise Waterpark which features a lazy river, waterslides, and a pirate ship and fort. There are two kids’ clubs, one for young children and another for teens, along with endless family activities. The property is complete with 308 vibrantly-decorated rooms, four pools, three restaurants, a spa, bars and lounges, and a private beach that offers lots of watersports.
Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort
Surrounded by lush foliage and scenic views, Jewel Runway Bay will feel like your own personal tropical playground. The Jewel Lagoon Water Park is the highlight for most families, as it provides fun and adventure for the entire family—there’s a family raft ride, a lazy river with rock grottos and waterfalls, waterslides, and much more. There are other watersports to be enjoyed along with land activities like tennis and volleyball. Six restaurants, bars, a spa and sauna, outdoor pools, Jacuzzi, and a night club are among the other facilities.