The Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort, Rose Hall, Jamaica Rating: 4.5 Pearls
Offering top-quality cuisine from four restaurants -- including an authentic beachside jerk chicken shack -- the Ritz-Carlton focuses on seasonal, locally-grown ingredients and the rotating menu options range from Jamaican-Asian, to Jamaican-Mediterranean, to Jamaican-American, to Jamaican-Jamaican fare.over jasmine rice with dried fruit and plantains, home-made ice cream, or just a simple, extremely fresh, buttery talapia sandwich poolside -- all meals are top-quality. The Ritz is also one of the few Jamaican resorts to offer 24-hour room service.
Round Hill Hotel & Villas Rating: 4.5 Pearls
Run by Chef Martin Ian Maginley -- winner of the prestigious "Chef of the Caribbean" award for two consecutive years -- the restaurant at the Round Hill hotel focuses on elegant, locally-focused cuisine. Standards have an upscale twist, like, lobster-salad sandwiches with local seasonings, and plantain chips with a sun-dried tomato and olive oil paste. Kids' menus are available, and unlike the great majority of Jamaican resorts, there are several vegetarian options including some with tofu.
Half Moon Rating: 4.5 Pearls
Home to seven restaurants, the Half Moon resort offers some of the best all-inclusive dining in Jamaica. The Sea Grape Terrace offers a popular "full Jamaican breakfast" buffet, which includes a mix of ackee and salt fish (the national dish), fried bread dumplings, grilled bananas, yams, and mixed vegetables. The Il Giardino Italian restaurant and the Sugar Mill, an upscale Caribbean restaurant housed within a centuries-old, dramatically lit sugar mill, both feature high-quality entrees.