The island of Jamaica is popular with lovey-dovey honeymooners and hard-core partiers alike, and the dozens of adults-only resorts provide options for both. Throughout the island are well-known options from Sandals, Secrets, and Couples Resorts, plus some smaller hotels, set along the beautiful coasts in Montego Bay, Ocho, Rios, Negril, and Whitehouse. Combining stunning white-sand beaches, amazing weather year-round, delicious local food, and often, all-inclusive packages to cover alcohol, Jamaica is a stellar Caribbean island getaway. Take a look at our expert picks for the best adults-only resorts in Jamaica.
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Romantic, secluded, and all-inclusive, The Caves in Negril is Jamaica's most special adults-only resorts. There are just 12 private cottages here, creating an intimate and quiet atmosphere ideal for couples. Units are tucked amid gardens and along dramatic seaside cliffs, with spectacular views over the turquoise water. Cottages have cheery decor, free minibars, and terraces, plus many add outdoor showers. Although there's no beach, an ocean-view saltwater pool and whirlpool hot tub are on-site, and many guests opt to cliff-jump into the water below for snorkeling. The included meals are excellent, and a clifftop bar and grotto bar provide options for ordering top-shelf cocktails. An elegant Aveda spa and free cooking classes add to the appeal.
For couples over 18, the all-inclusive Couples Negril is a great adults-only option with a lovely location just north of Seven Mile Beach. The all-inclusive package here is outstanding, covering all meals, top-shelf liquor, water sports, airport transfers, unlimited golf at Negril Hills Country Club, scuba diving, glass-bottom boat tours and catamaran cruises, and fitness classes. The 234 rooms are modern and tastefully decorated, all with furnished terraces, rainfall showers, and free minibars that are restocked daily. Guests congregate around the chic main pool with a swim-up bar, plus there are a small pool, a few hot tubs, and lagoon spa with a tree house for treatments. Varied dining options include Mediterranean, Asian-fusion, and Jamaican cuisines, plus there's a buffet eatery. Loungers are set up along the main beach, and there's a secluded nude beach area with its own bar.
Located a 15-minute drive from the airport in Montego Bay, Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall is an adults-only all-inclusive resort along the beach. Together with its next-door sister property, Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall, the resort offers a huge array of features, including nearly a dozen restaurants, two large outdoor pools, and an oceanfront spa. Rates at this luxury hotel cover all meals, which are well-liked, as well as alcohol and daily entertainment and activities. The 234 rooms are bright and modern, housing minibars, luxe marble bathrooms, and outdoor spaces. Some units have butler service, and swim-up suites are available. This is a popular pick for weddings, and water at the beach is calm enough for swimming.
Sandals properties are renowned for offering a value-packed all-inclusive experience for couples, and this resort in Montego Bay lives up to expectations. A convenient 10-minute drive from the airport, Sandals Montego Bay is a large, expansive property along the beach, with grounds offering six pools, three whirlpools, and a Red Lane Spa with free-to-use saunas and steam rooms. A plethora of high-quality restaurants are on-site, including Jamaican, Italian, and Asian eateries, all of which are covered by the all-inclusive package. Also covered by room rates are top-shelf liquor, a wide variety of water and land sports -- snorkeling, scuba diving, and paddleboarding -- and live entertainment. Lovely rooms have free minibars with wine and coffeemakers, and all but the Caribbean Rooms have whirlpool tubs on their terraces.
The sprawling Secrets Wild Orchid is one of the most luxurious adults-only all-inclusive resorts in Montego Bay, and virtually all features are shared with next-door sister property Secrets St. James. Highlights here include a secluded stretch of beach, a big main pool with a swim-up bar, and an elegant spa with a relaxation room with hot and cold pools, a yoga garden, and huge treatment list with options such as mud baths. The 10 restaurants and cafes -- Mexican, Italian, Jamaican, Asian-fusion, and French options -- and eight bars provide ample dining and imbibing options, and food is impressive across the board. Preferred Club guests get access to a private pool, and swim-out suites are available. All rooms have bathrooms with soaking tubs and separate rainfall showers.
A short drive to both the airport and downtown Montego Bay, Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort is an adults-only all-inclusive known particularly for the 15 overwater bungalows it debuted in 2016. All of these overwater bungalows have swish bathrooms, huge terraces with plunge pools, and glass floors. A number of small beaches -- including a clothing-optional one -- multiple outdoor pools, and even an island with a popular Thai restaurant help give this property a feeling of seclusion and intimacy. There are 227 rooms here, and all rates include meals at the eight restaurants, premium liquor, water sports and scuba diving, and daily entertainment such as parties on the beach. Red Lane Spa and free access and transportation to two area Sandals properties ensure guests are never bored.
Secrets St. James Montego Bay is an adults-only all-inclusive resort that's generally cheaper than its next-door sister property Secrets Wild Orchid, with which it shares most facilities. It's located on a remote peninsula, allowing for a serene beachfront setting, yet it's only a 25-minute drive from Sangster International Airport. Features shared between both Secrets properties here include two main pools with swim-up bars, an expansive spa, 10 restaurants offering cuisines such as Italian, Jamaican, and French, eight bars providing free top-shelf liquor, and a dive center for scuba diving. The colonial-inspired rooms have four-poster beds, furnished balconies, and bathrooms with separate tubs and showers. Many past guests opt for the Preferred Club rooms, as they come with added perks such as extra minibar goodies and access to a private pool.
The adults-only Sandals Negril Beach Resort & Spa is located along the largest private stretch of Negril’s beautiful and famous Seven Mile Beach. Like other Sandals properties, the all-inclusive package is extremely comprehensive, covering all food at the well-regarded buffet and a la carte restaurants (Italian and Teppanyaki, for example), unlimited premium liquor at the five bars, saunas and steam rooms, and an array of activities such as water sports and scuba diving. Daily activities and nightly entertainment add a fun atmosphere, and the main outdoor pool has a swim-up bar so guests don't have to step out of the water for a cocktail. There are 226 rooms here, ranging from simple options to luxurious suites with butler service. Some higher-category units come with swim-out access, multiple floors, and/or private pools.
The 525-room Luxury Bahia Principe Runaway Bay is an upscale, adults-only all-inclusive along a narrow beach on the northern coast of Jamaica. It's a better option for groups or families, as it sits next door to the family-friendly Grand Bahia Principe, and some restaurants, the spa, and gym are on the kid-friendly property. The big outdoor pool draws lots of guests with its hot tubs, swim-up bar, and daily activities. The ocean is calm here, thanks in part to a rock jetty that runs parallel to the narrow beach. A larger beach is available next door. All meals are included at the several restaurants, offering buffet, Jamaican, Italian, and Japanese cuisines, and the all-inclusive rate also covers 24-hour room service, premium liquor, and sports facilities.
The all-inclusive Iberostar Grand Hotel Rose Hall is the best of the three Iberostar resorts in Montego Bay, and the only offering an adults-only experience. Guests here get access to the two other Iberostar properties, meaning they have their pick of five outdoor pools, 15 bars, and 11 a la carte restaurants, with options such as Italian, steakhouse, and Japanese. The property sits along a serene, pretty beach, and non-motorized water sports are free. Other resort features include a spam casino, nightclub, and theater with nightly performances. Guests get a free round of golf at Cinnamon Hill Golf Course. The 295 suites here are stylish and outfitted with jetted tubs and separate showers, furnished terraces, and free minibars stocked with snacks, liquor, beer, and wine.
The adults-only Jewel Paradise Cove is an upscale all-inclusive resort located along Jamaica's northern coast, a 30-minute drive from Ocho Rios. There are 225 elegant rooms here, all with minibars, furnished balconies or terraces, and iPod docks, plus some suites have butler service. Lots of leisure facilities encompass three pools, all of which have a swim-up bar and hot tub, a white-sand beach with plenty of loungers and umbrellas, nighty entertainment, and a full-service spa. The all-inclusive rate is extremely comprehensive, covering non-motorized water sports, saunas and steam rooms, glass-bottom boat tours, a daily scuba dive (for certified divers), sunset cruise, reef snorkeling excursion, and a Konoko Falls tour. Meals at the restaurants -- buffet, sushi, and teppanyaki options among them -- and alcohol are also part of the room rate.
Travelers wanting a truly secluded getaway should head to the adults-only Sandals South Coast, which has 12 overwater bungalows and is the only hotel in Whitehouse, Jamaica. This laid-back all-inclusive has a beautiful, peaceful location spread out along a two-mile stretch of beach and surrounded by 500 acres of wilderness preserve. It still offers all the expected resort features, including three outdoor pools -- two with swim-up bars -- a full-service spa, and four whirlpools. All-inclusive rates cover water sports, scuba diving for those that are certified, meals at nine restaurants (Asian, Caribbean, and Italian among them), premium liquor at seven bars, and roundtrip airport transfers. Rooms are elegant and span several categories, with upgrades for beach access, butler service, and ocean views.
The 529-room, adults-only Sandals Ochi Beach Resort is an upscale all-inclusive that draws many younger couples and honeymooners with its whopping 16 restaurants, array of free activities, and beachfront location along the north coast of Jamaica. This sprawling, 110-acre resort is split into two halves by a road, and jitneys run between the two areas regularly. The Riviera Seaside Village and Ochi Beach Club are both along the ocean, while the All-Butler Riviera Villas and Great House are in the gardens and offer butler service. The all-inclusive rates cover all meals, premium liquor a the 11 bars (some of which are swim-up), roundtrip airport transfers, water sports and scuba diving, and even wedding for stays of three nights or longer.
Just 10 minutes by car from Ocho Rios, the adults-only Couples Tower Isle is a well-known property with a fantastic private au naturel island housing a small beach, pool, and swim-up bar. This all-inclusive resort was one of the island’s first resorts and a former playground for 1950s Hollywood A-listers, and today, the 19-acre property is still a solid pick. Features here consist of gorgeous spa with a juice bar, an ocean-view pool, and several sports and fitness facilities. The all-inclusive package covers meals at six restaurants, premium liquor at five bars, scuba diving, catamaran cruises, glass-bottom boat rides, airport transfers, unlimited golf at nearby Upton Golf Course, and a Dunn’s River Falls tours.
Designed for adventurous couples, the all-inclusive Hedonism II is a popular adults-only clothing-optional resort tucked into a quiet, private section of Negril’s Seven Mile Beach. There is both a “prude” and a “nude” section of the resort to accommodate different comfort levels, with the latter offering a swim-up bar and Romping Shop Playroom for sensual fun. Nightly theme parties enhance the sexy atmosphere, as do mirrors above the beds and certain rooms with huge hot tubs on their terraces. Several dining options include a late-night burger and pizza spot, and alcohol is covered at the five bars. Tons of water sports are also free for guests. Day passes are available for Hedonism II, but those on day passes are not allowed access to the playroom.