Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort And Spa Rating: 3.5 Pearls
Rockhouse Hotel Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Negril Tree House Resort Rating: 3.0 Pearls
The Negril Tree House Cottages has a prime spot on Seven Mile Beach, one of Jamaica's most popular, but it still offers uncrowded stretches of sand. For the location, you'd be hard-pressed to find a good hotel that's any cheaper. There's zero security after dark, and the rooms feature nothing but an old TV and a bar of soap. But most guests don't seem to care, once they're swinging on a porch hammock overlooking Jamaica's best beach. Plus, great bars and restaurants are right next door.
Moxons Beach Club Rating: 3.0 Pearls
Authentic Jamaican food, great cocktails, a friendly staff, and a beautiful, intimate setting bring guests back to the remote, beachfront Moxons year after year. This is definitely a no-frills kind of hotel -- threadbare rooms, a small pool, a tiny beach, slow service, no in-room phones, and no Internet -- but for most guests, the quiet isolation is all that matters.
Jakes Hotel, Villas & Spa Rating: 3.5 Pearls
With just 30 hippy-chic cottages in secluded Treasure Beach, Jake's is a member of Island Outpost, Jamaica's trendiest hotel group. Guests come to unplug -- there's no phone, Internet, or TV in the cottages. The black-sand beaches aren't Jamaica's most impressive, but the Driftwood Spa, on-site painting and yoga classes, and excellent food make this a particular favorite.
Catcha Falling Star Resort Rating: 2.5 Pearls
Rose Hall Resort and Spa, a Hilton Resort Rating: 4.0 Pearls
With modern features, professional service, and a huge on-site water park, this relaxed, beachside golf resort is more popular with sober families than rum-chugging partyers. Though the rooms are small, they feature flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, spa-quality bath products, great beds, and a powerful Wi-Fi signal -- all rare luxuries in Jamaica.