Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Jamaica

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All-inclusive resorts are the norm in Jamaica, where top-shelf liquor, delicious food, and water sports are all typically included. Ranging from budget-friendly to seriously luxe, these all-inclusive hotels offer guests the ability to keep things simple and eat all meals at the property. It's often a great bang-for-your-buck, but only if the restaurants, rooms, and facilities are truly great. A team of Oyster reviewers explored dozens of hotels in Jamaica to see which all-inclusive resorts are the best of the best. So if you're planning a trip to the Caribbean island, take a look at our favorite all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica.

  1. Arguably Jamaica's most romantic escape (for adults only), the Caves' 11 unique, private cottages and suites are tucked along lush garden paths and dramatic seaside cliffs (there's no beach). High-quality, locally focused cuisine, a top-shelf bar, and intimate, incredibly attentive service make it Jamaica's best all-inclusive, though nearby Tensing Pen and Rockhouse offer similar settings at cheaper prices.

  2. A small, romantic resort that once drew Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller, the Jamaica Inn is about quiet luxury -- a single thatch-roofed bar, a small pool, and beautiful rooms with oversize terraces and soft, colonial décor. This is not the place to party (the whole resort typically shuts down by midnight).

  3. The best of the three Iberostar resorts in Montego Bay, this 295-room all-suite hotel is light years beyond its neighbors in terms of decor, food, and features. While some elements remain shared with the lesser Iberostar Rose Hall Beach and Iberostar Rose Hall Suites -- for instance, the spa, fitness center, casino, nightclub, and shops -- guests at Iberostar Grand Hotel Rose Hall get the pick of the litter with free access to all three resorts’ restaurants, bars, pools, and beaches. The rates might be higher, but for good reason.

  4. The sprawling Secrets Wild Orchid is one of the more luxurious adults-only all-inclusive resorts in Montego Bay, and has a laundry list of property features, including eight restaurants and five bars, and a host of activities: a theater, a spa, a water sports and dive center, a shopping center, and a casino. But the resort shares virtually all of its amenities with the next-door Secrets St. James, and some of the best amenities and freebies are reserved only for the VIP guests staying in the “Premiere” part of the resort. (Rooms here are a touch more luxurious than those at the St. James.)

  5. For adult guests who want to enjoy an all-inclusive experience but prefer a resort that’s a bit smaller and more private, Sandals Royal Caribbean makes a great choice. With a number of small beaches and a private island, the resort feels intimate and secluded even though it’s a short drive to both the airport and downtown Montego Bay. Restaurants cater to all tastes, from a romantic French restaurant to a laid-back British style pub to snacks on the beach, and premium alcohol is unlimited. Guests can also dine at restaurants and partake in activities at the other two Sandals resorts nearby, and on-site activities and entertainment are also extensive.

  6. Across the street from the beach, the upscale Sunset has a warm, helpful staff, intimate setting, and great food -- all of which create a relaxing retreat that's a far cry from the crowded chaos at most all-inclusives. This adults-only property is designed for mellow couples or small groups.

  7. Drawing everyone from Queen Elizabeth to 50 Cent, Half Moon strives for timeless, understated luxury (even at the swim-up bar). Stretching over 400 acres (including 2 miles of beach), the 230-room resort offers attentive service, quality cuisine, and seemingly limitless activities like golfing and horseback riding. It's one of the best-equipped resort in Jamaica, stuffed to the gills with spa treatments, swim-up bars, and literally dozens of swimming pools. For food, there's plenty of options--few of them are cheap, but nearly all of them are fresh and delicious.

  8. Restricted to couples ages 18 and up, this large (though quiet) 312-room all-inclusive is on one of Jamaica's best beaches. Modern rooms with Wi-Fi and iPod docks, quality food, and a low-key atmosphere best Sandals, but Couples isn't as intimate as the Sunset at the Palms or The Caves. Hundreds of guests share the beach and restaurants.

  9. Situated in the heart of Ocho Rios’ resort district, Sandals Royal Plantation is an excellent luxury resort that sits right on the sea. This all-inclusive property offers some of the best amenities of any hotel in Jamaica, including a stunning, secluded beach, an elegant spa, and all meals served a la carte -- meaning there's no mediocre buffets to suffer through. The 74 sophisticated, colonial-style rooms feature a spacious, multi-room layouts with canopied four-poster beds, minibars, and private butler service -- some have balconies with beautiful sea views. The hotel even offers a free airport shuttle, a rarity in this part of the country. 

  10. The resort's all-inclusive rates include a whole lot -- not just food and drinks, but also glass-bottom boat tours, a daily scuba dive (for certified divers), sunset cruise, reef snorkeling excursion, use of non-motorized water sports equipment (kayaks, peddle boats, Hobie Cats), pool and beachside movies, a Konoko Falls tour, and a shopping tour. Since the resort isn't near one of Jamaica's major tourist destinations, the tours do help compensate. Guests of Jewel Paradise Cove also get waved green fees at Runaway Bay Golf Club. 

  11. Along with its sister hotel -- the adjacent Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall -- the Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall is one-half of a large, two-resort beachfront complex. This hotel features an extensive list of amenities -- including a large, clean pool, eight restaurants, and a full-service spa with a steam room and sauna -- in a family-friendly, all-inclusive package. The 387 rooms are a blend of modern and more traditional units, and include free Wi-Fi, large flat-screen TVs, daily-stocked minibars, and furnished balconies or terraces -- many with ocean views. Unfortunately, the dated rooms in the older wing and mediocre food make the experience here a bit underwhelming.

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