If you’re looking for the best hotels in Jamaica then look no further. We have scanned Jamaica’s hotels to bring you not only the best hotels in Jamaica but also the best nearby attractions. Traveling to Jamaica in a group can be particularly exciting. With so many great options from which to choose it’s no wonder that Jamaica is one of the most traveled islands in the Caribbean. Before we get you to the best hotels in Jamaica, though, let’s take a quick look at the island and history of Jamaica.
The island of Jamaica spans 4,240 square miles and is the third largest island in the Greater Antilles and Caribbean behind only Cuba and Hispaniola. Following Christopher Columbus’s arrival in 1494 the island came under Spanish rule, when many of the indigenous Arawak and Taino peoples were either killed or died of diseases. Large numbers of African slaves were transported to Jamaica to carry out labor. England conquered Jamaica from the Spanish in 1655, thus giving Jamaica its name. Sugar became an important export during English rule, but in 1962, Jamaica achieved independence from the United Kingdom.
Today, Jamaica has nearly 3 million inhabitants. Tourism is a big draw, naturally. The climate in Jamaica is tropical with hot and humid weather. Major points of interest include Montego Bay, Blue Mountains, Doctor’s Cave Beach Club, Ocho Ríos, Dunn’s River Falls, Kingston, Spanish Town and Negril. Mystic Mountain is a “true rain forest adventure in Ocho Rios”, while Luminous Lagoon is a lagoon that glows at night due to dinoflagellate plankton. Now that you have a little background information on the island itself, it’s time to get you on your way to the best hotels in Jamaica!
What’s going on?
Half Moon is a 400-acre resort with 2 miles of private white sand beach. It has 3 restaurants, 5 bars, an 18-hole golf course, 68,000 feet of spa, a basketball court, a volleyball court, 4 squash courts, 11 tennis courts, an Equestrian center, a fitness center and a 24-hour medical center. Italian and Jamaican cuisine may be found, along with alfresco dining at The Seagrape Terrace. Lounge not at the pool bar, but IN the pool bar, at Hibiscus Swim-up Pool Bar. Nearby you may experience Fern Tree Spa, Il Giardino Restaurant, Escape To Exhale Day Spa. Renus Sports Bar & Gaming Lounge, Island Juices (restaurant), The Jerk Hut, Splendid Jam Cafe & Grill, Montego Bay Convention Center, Cinnamon Hill Golf Course, Rose Hall Great House, Cinnamon Hill Great House (Home of Johnny Cash), White Witch Golf Course and more.
Dunnes River Falls and Mystic Mountain are 0.1 miles, Progressive Supermarket is 1.2 miles, Luminous Lagoon is 14.1 miles and Sangster International Airport is 5.3 miles from this location.
Approximate cost per night (prestige ocean suite): $1,124
Beach-front Zen Spa
With an outdoor pool, a beach-front spa, free WiFi, air conditioning, hairdryers, French cuisine, a gourmet buffet, 3 bars (one a swim-up, one open-air), meeting facilities, an airport shuttle, a garden and free parking, Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall in an all-inclusive, adults-only resort in the vicinity of Sugar Mill Restaurant, Half Moon Golf Course, David’s Grocery Store, Kelly’s Wholesale, Punkie and Rosie Sports Bar and Club, Freddy’s Connection (restaurant) and more.
From here Shopper’s Fair Supermarket is 9.3 miles, House Boat Grill Restaurant is 9.8 miles, Luminous Lagoon is 13.5 miles and Sangster International Airport is 6 miles.
Approximate cost per night (one-bedroom ocean front suite): $2,312
Cost per person (four people): $578
What’s in the area?
R Hotel Kingston has a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center, a bar and a terrace, a 24-hour front desk, air transportation, an a la carte breakfast, a business center, rental car service and a gift shop. It’s near Pleezas Cafe, Starbucks, Tea Tree Creperie Sora Japanese Sky Cuisine, BeWellers Pharmacy, The Peter Tosh Museum, Emancipation Park, Cafe El Centro and more.
This location is 15.5 miles from Gloria’s Seafood city and 5 miles from Norman Manley International Airport.
Approximate cost per night (two-bedroom penthouse): $406
Cost per person (four people): $102
West End – Negril
Featuring free WiFi, a spa center, an outdoor pool, a sun terrace, free parking, a restaurant, private balconies with hammocks, air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, hair dryers, a 24-hour front desk, concierge service, a hairdresser, a gift shop, water sports facilities, car hire, billiards and darts, The Cliff Hotel is situated close to Barney’s Flower and Hummingbird Garden, Just Natural Veggie & Seafood Restaurant, Whoopee’s Park (bar), Murphy’s West End (restaurant), Sir D’s (bar), Wake and Bake (cafe), Rick’s Cafe (restaurant), Ivan’s (restaurant), Ivan’s (bar), Sunset Pub and more.
Blue Hole Mineral Springs is 10 miles and Sangster International Airport is 33.7 miles from this 5-star hotel.
Approximate cost per night (four-bedroom villa): $1,169
Cost per person (eight people): $146
Ocho Rios Marina
Turtle Towers Ocean View Penthouse has free WiFi, a private beach area, a sun terrace by the pool, a dining area and a fully-equipped kitchen. Close to this penthouse you may find Ocho Rios Pier, Tour Ocho Rios, Jaital Tours, Margaritaville, Starbucks, Cafe Da Vinci, Fisherman’s Beach, Cuban Cigar Shop, Jam-Fusion Restaurant, Creamy Treats (ice cream shop), Ocho Rios Bay Beach, General Food Supermarket, Foreplay (restaurant), Devon House (heritage site), Dolphin Cove Moon Palace, Eat UR Veggies (restaurant), Blue Mountain Bicycle Tours, Turtle River Falls and Garden, Konoko Falls and more.
This penthouse is 300 feet from Ocho Rios Bay Beach, 4,700 feet from Mahogany Beach, 0.5 miles from Mystic Mountain, 1.4 miles from Dolphin Cove Ocho Rios, 5 miles from Dunns River, 15 miles from Blue Hole River and 39.1 miles from Norman Manley International Airport.
Approximate cost per night: $120
Trident Hotel is a 5-star hotel with ocean-front villas, terraces overlooking the Caribbean Sea, a private beach area, a spa, a gym, air conditioning, private plunge pools and bathtubs, flat-screen TVs, free WiFi, fridges, kettles, a la carte breakfast and lunch. Woody’s (BBQ restaurant), Fusion Bites (restaurant), Soldier Camp Bar & Grill, Charlie Brown Craft and Souvenir Shop and more.
From here Frenchman Cove’s Beach is 3 miles, Navy Island is 3.5 miles, Rio Grande River is 6.2 miles, Reach Falls is 12.4 miles and Norman Manley International Airport is 28.9 miles.
Approximate cost per night (two-bedroom villa): $1,440
Cost per person (six people): $240
Offering a restaurant, a bar, a shared lounge, a garden, room service, a kids’ club, free WiFi, an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center, evening entertainment, a 24-hour front desk, fully-equipped kitchens, a playground, pool and ping pong, Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort and Spa is in the vicinity of Half Moon.
Approximate cost per night (3-bedroom grande penthouse): $2,070
Cost per person (seven people): $296
What’s going on?
With an outdoor shower, an outdoor swimming pool, a spa, free WiFi, private parking, a TV, air conditioning, a terrace, a safety-deposit box, a fully-equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, a lounge and ocean and mountain views, this penthouse apartment is close to Turtle Towers Ocean View Penthouse.
Approximate cost per night: $240
Cost per person (six people): $40
Villa at the Palms has an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center, a bar, a garden, a tennis court, free WiFi, free private parking, patios, fully-equipped kitchens, seating areas, flat-screen TVs, washing machines, and terraces. Nearby you may find Just Coool (grocery & variety store), Seville Great House (historical place), Chukka Caribbean Adventures, Laughland Post Office, Explorers Holiday Beach, LFA Country Store and more.
Chukka Cove is 1 mile, RunAway Bay Golf Course is 6.4 miles, Dolphin Cove Ocho Rios is 7.6 miles, Dunns River Fall and Dolphin Cove are 8.4 miles, Mystic Mountain is 8.9 miles, Turtle River Falls & Gardens is 8.9 miles, Sangster International Airport is 44.5 miles and Norman Manley International Airport is 46.7 miles from this property.
Approximate cost per night (villa with sea view): $188
Cost per person (six people): $32
Well, there they are, the best hotels in Jamaica, especially for group travel. We hope you have found your perfect Jamaica accommodation and most importantly, that you enjoy your Caribbean trip!