10 Best Independent Hotels, Beach Resorts and All-Inclusives in Jamaica

Being an island, Jamaica has no shortage of beachfront hotels with sweeping views of the azure Caribbean waters. Massive, high-end properties with household names dominate much of Negril and Montego Bay; two major tourist destinations. Choosing what hotel is right is the challenge, and each traveler seeks something different. Whether they are looking for an all-inclusive resort or privately-owned property, some stand out among the crowd for consistent service, friendly staff, and quality accommodations.

Hotels of this caliber like the Sunset at the Palms Resort will accommodate all of a guest's needs during their stay. When staying at Sandals Royal Caribbean Resorts, even the tiniest details are taken care of, leaving guests feeling welcomed and pampered. Golfers can also check out the Tryall Club, or Half Moon (Rose Hall), while scuba divers will find that Iberostar Grand Rose Hall has an excellent dive center.

Budget-conscious travelers can bunker down at Negril Tree House Resort, or stay at some independent hotels like the Country Country Beach Cottages and luxurious Moon Dance Cliffs.

This list helps visitors choose from the best hotels in Jamaica by reading trusted expert and user reviews. These sun-soaked, laid-back hotels and resorts will be the highlight of any vacation to Jamaica.



This Montego Bay hotel combines elegant ambiance with carefree Caribbean vibes. Bright and airy Ralph Lauren-designed guest rooms or private villa suites overlook the ocean and feature wicker, mahogany, or bamboo furniture with plush bed linens....  Read More

Sunset at the Palms Resort - Adults Only - All Inclusive
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Set on 10 acres, this hotel boasts 85 tree house-style rooms with two miles of white, sandy beaches. To really kick back, visit the treatment room for European-style spa options with a twist. Try the mango manicures or Blue Mountain coffee body...  Read More

Moon Dance Cliffs
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One of Jamaica's newest hotels, Moon Dance Cliffs, offers guests a boutique hotel experience on Negril's westernmost edge. Its picturesque setting is perfect for weddings and honeymoons while active travelers can have the adrenaline rush of...  Read More

Negril Tree House Resort
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Not everyone is looking to splurge on a luxury hotel, but that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice service. Negril Tree House Hotel is a bit more budget-friendly (rates starting around $120 per night), but still offers a prime, in-the-sand...  Read More



Set on the sand in chilled-out Negril, this all-inclusive resort and spa is full of open-air spaces to bring the outside in. As part of the Sandals brand, Beaches Resort & Spa Negril offers plenty of dining options and activities bundled...  Read More

Iberostar Grand Hotel Rose Hall All Inclusive
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This massive, all-inclusive hotel has something for couples, families, business travelers, and just about anyone on vacation. With four restaurants to choose from - including both Cajun and Japanese restaurants, - a relaxation spa, kids club,...  Read More

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The Tryall Club
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As a favorite among golfers, this sprawling resort has more than 70 villas that become your home-away-from-home while on vacation. These villas make an excellent choice for lengthy stays, family reunions, weddings, and other events. Dining...  Read More

Half Moon (Rose Hall)
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For more than 60 years Half Moon has been an institution in Rose Hall (Montego Bay) and is still under the same family ownership. Featuring 197 rooms and suites, private cottages and spacious villas, this luxury resort continues to provide...  Read More



If all-inclusive resorts and luxury hotels aren't your thing, this darling, beachfront inn might be more your style. Set smack in the middle of Negril's 7-Mile Beach (right near Margaritaville), Country Country Beach Cottages oozes with...  Read More



This mega-hotel chain is a household name for a reason, and has become a popular choice for visitors to Jamaica. In Montego Bay, the all-inclusive Sandals Royal Caribbean sets itself apart with a historical-British theme (think afternoon tea and...  Read More


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