Jamaica has a unique rhythm and style that few other places in the world can match. While everyone knows that Jamaica is famous for its rum, reggae, and Rastafarianism, the island’s breathtaking scenery is a surprise to many.
If you like adventure and outdoor activities, then this is your kind of island. It has plenty of great things to do, including swimming, water sports, hiking, mountain biking, and plenty of other outdoor activities.
When it comes to the most stylish places to stay here, think about the music industry. The island also gave birth to the concept of large all-inclusive beach resorts. If you are traveling to Jamaica, here are ten of our favourite stops around the island.
1. Spanish Court Hotel
If you want to travel to the city of Kingston, the Devon House Hotel is a good choice. The Devon House Hotel is famous for its patties and ice cream. It’s also close to the airport.
This hotel is popular with business travelers. The rooms are furnished beautifully with furniture made by Jamaicans and have an executive feel. Plus, there is a minibar and coffee machine in the room. There is a spa, a 50-foot rooftop pool, a gym, a cafe and both Caribbean and international food at the Rojo restaurant.
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2. Strawberry Hill
Chris Blackwell, the Jamaican music producer who discovered Bob Marley and founded Island Records, opened this white hotel in 1994. The hotel is set high in the Blue Mountains near Irish Town. It has 13 cottages that come with four-poster beds and a veranda with views over Kingston.
The resort is located on a beautiful property with a pool, spa, boutique, and gardens. There are also walking trails that lead to a small coffee plantation. The restaurant serves classic Jamaican dishes made with local ingredients and Blue Mountain coffee.
3. Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa
This luxury all-inclusive beach resort is located in Montego Bay, Jamaica. It’s only 15 minutes from the airport. There are 206 rooms and suites, each with a private balcony or terrace and ocean views. The hotel features multiple restaurants and lounges, and a pair of pools with swim-up bars. Complimentary shuttles are available to guests.
Accommodation options are endless, from junior suites to four-bedroom penthouses, with an ocean-view balcony. Amenities include a 30,000 square foot spa with 14 treatment rooms and daily exercise classes. Two outdoor pools and a kids’ club are available, as well as an impressive fitness center.
The most amazing dining experience is offered at the resort. There are 16 food and beverage outlets, including Ackee’s, an authentic Jamaican cafe. Guests can enjoy delicious dishes and a swim-up bar that serves the best rums!
4. Mockingbird Hill
This hotel is located on a hill near Port Antonio, surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens. It is committed to ecotourism. The style of the hotel is bright, light, and laidback with white tile floors and bamboo furniture.
The Mille Fleurs restaurant in Bali, Indonesia is a daily à la carte restaurant with a garden to relax in. The menu includes local fish and produce, and vegetarians are well taken care of. The owners can suggest the places that would suit you best for your trip.
5. Sunset at the Palms
This adults-only hotel in Negril is just the thing if you want a high-end resort experience but don’t want to stay at one of those large all-inclusive hotels. It’s just across the road from Bloody Bay beach and its 28 tree house-style rooms come with dark wood furniture and lots of greenery.
A small pool, gym and spa are on site. A beach club is there for water sports and diving. There are three on-site dining options: The Lotus Leaf restaurant serves Caribbean fusion cuisine, Splash out on the Chef’s Showcase Under the Stars dinner, a special occasion.
6. Skylark Negril Beach Resort
This new resort is located beside the ‘world’s most beautiful beach.’ It is a light, airy, and colorful place with staff that has a positive attitude and are always ready to help. The resort features tropical mid-century style and offers a pop-up restaurant with a jerk smokehouse and grill. Some of the delicious dishes include curried goat and steamed fish with okra.
The day is over, and the night has just begun. The spa is open, and so are activities in the nearby rock house. As guests, you can get a massage or any number of other treatments. There are also yoga classes and tours to The Rockhouse for a more active experience.
7. Marblue Villa Suites
This is the opposite of a tourist beach. It’s Jamaica, but without the crowds. Treasure Beach is a quiet and peaceful place on the south coast, where it’s best to have your own car. This hotel has just six suites, all beautifully designed in white with splashes of color.
Marblue’s German owners will gladly direct you to the best places to eat and even book boat trips along the Black River. The Pelican Bar, set on stilts in the sea, is one of the most famous stops for travelers.
8. Jamaica Inn
Marilyn Monroe stayed at Jamaica Inn, a seaside hotel in Ocho Rios. It has been open for decades and is still run by its original family. The hotel is located on the shores of Ocho Rios Bay, which is surrounded by lush jungle greenery. The hotel’s original charm has been preserved, with amenities such as croquet, afternoon tea, and a friendly dog.
Let’s take a trip to the beautiful beach. It’s small, but it’s powerful. Every room is comfortable and welcoming. The cocktails taste fresh and delicious, because the bartenders have been working at this place for years. What a perfect vacation spot!
9. Sandals South Coast
This adults-only, all-inclusive resort is located far away from the tourist hubs. It takes 90 minutes to get there using transfers from Montego Bay airport. The resort is far away from tourist hubs, which ensures you’ll get a blissfully peaceful and unspoilt ambience.
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The most famous James Bond villa is still standing in Jamaica. It’s called Goldeneye, and the author of the books, Ian Fleming, built it on the north coast at Oracabessa in 1946. The house has an upper-case letter E in its name, five bedrooms, and a rental price that will make your eyes water. You can also stay in an adjacent resort with beach villas, lagoon cottages, or (less expensive) beach huts
One of the best beaches in the world is on a tropical island. If you are looking for a romantic escape, this tropical island offers the perfect environment. It has a snorkeling cove and swim-up spa. It is a great place to relax and enjoy a romantic dinner while paddleboarding with someone special.