Jamaica Accomodation Options

The accommodations in Jamaica offer something for every traveler

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Like any major tourist destination, Jamaica's accommodations run the gamut from pricey, high-class resorts to bare-bones guest houses and hotels. However, Jamaica sets itself apart by being known for having the most hotel options in the Caribbean, so you can make your accommodation choice based on a large number of factors including price, location and amenities.

Accommodations Map

There are many ways to narrow down a hotel search. For some vacationers, learning about the different types of accommodations available is the best way to start their search. Others, however, may want to jump right in.



Despite being more rural than some of the other locations on the island, Negril is perhaps the most popular location for guests to choose to stay. This is due to the fact that the famed Seven Mile Beach is located in Negril, the multitudes of dining options, the exciting nightlife, and the easy access to well-known natural attractions like the Negril Watershed Protection Area. Accommodations in Negril run the gamut, with everything from small hotels to sprawling all-inclusive resorts, and a number of villas and rental properties to choose from as well.

Montego Bay

Montego Bay is a popular destination due to the fact that the airport is located nearby, and the city-like atmosphere. Vacationers who enjoy having numerous shopping, dining, and nightlife options will find it all in Montego Bay, as well as some like the Martha Brae River. Lodgings around Montego Bay are fewer than Negril, but still plentiful, and are mainly hotels.

Ocho Rios

Ocho Rios has a lot of diversity, if you are one who wants to have plenty of options, or if you are traveling with a group who has a lot of different opinions about what is important to see and do in Jamaica. Ocho Rios is home to beautiful beaches, , and natural must-sees like Dunn's River Park. Most of the accommodations here are hotels and resorts.


Altamont West Hotel

Jamaica has accommodation options that will be appealing to just about every type of traveler. Choose from budget hotels, glitzy resorts, and lots more in between. Travelers hoping to enjoy a spirited late-night scene will find just that at many hotels around Jamaica. Click on the links to read further information.

A great vacation spot with active recreation on-site is Jamaica Pegasus. Located in downtown Kingston, the elite 17-story Jamaica Pegasus is one of the island's most popular hotels. Guests at the Pegasus find themselves in the heart of the business and financial district and within walking distance of everything from tourist sites to shopping. Guests can find them at 81 Knutsford Boulevard.

A property along the ocean to consider is Riu Tropical Bay. Just ten steps away from the Caribbean Sea is Rocalata Resort and Spa, an adults-only, clothing optional haven for those guests who want to be free to be, well . . You can contact them at (876) 957-5900.

Vacationers who appreciate convenient on-site dining may want to look into Half Moon Club. Set amidst lush tropical gardens on Jamaica's northern coast, the Half Moon resort offers a dizzying array of services and facilities, like a world-class golf course, numerous swimming pools of all shapes and sizes, a dolphin lagoon, more than a dozen tennis and squash courts, an equestrian center, a fully-equipped fitness center, gourmet dining, a shopping village and even its own 24-hour medical center. As one of the most popular resorts on the property, it is no surprise that it was ranked as one of the top properties in the Caribbean by Conde Nast Traveler in 2013. To talk to them, call (876) 953-2211.

These examples are merely a few of the options. Visit this article dedicated to more available hotels if you want to get additional specifics.

Condos and Villa Complexes

Trident Hotel

There are non-hotel booking possibilities on the island, which include lots of condos and several villa complexes. Avid beach-goers can generally expect to find easy access to the beach, as a lot of the villas and other accommodations are right on the water.

Tennis enthusiasts and their families often enjoy booking their stay at Round Hill Hotel & Villas, as they have some excellent tennis facilities. Private Luxury Villas: These private villas are set on 30 acres of hillside tropical gardens. If you have questions, try calling them at (876) 956-7050.

A property on the oceanfront that is worth considering is Tryall Club. Everything you could want in a Jamaican vacation is available to you at Tryall Club, from spacious and private living quarters offering all the comforts of home, to luxurious amenities like spa services, golf, and gourmet meals. Set on 2,200 acres of tropical paradise, Tryall Club is the type of place you dream about. If you'd like to call before booking a room, do so at (800) 238-5290.

If you prefer staying at a top-notch property, Trident Hotel is probably a good spot to begin looking. Set on the lip of the Caribbean Sea, this hotel offers a sensuous vision of contemporary luxury: spectacular views, modernist design and luxurious amenities. For customers who want to call in advance, you can do so at (876) 633-7000.

Of course, you'll be able to find a full range choices too. For more details about villa complexes on the island, click here.

Camping and Eco-Tourism

Negril Treehouse Resort

Guests who want to be close to nature should take a look at the availability of eco-tourist options made possible on Jamaica.

Avid tennis players will enjoy booking their stay at Sea Garden Beach Resort, as they offer some nice tennis facilities. Holistic spa treatments, personalized fitness programs and meal plans, and fun activities abound at the Sea Garden Beach Resort. The first all-inclusive resort on the island to focus on health and wellness, it allows guests to discover the best of themselves in the best of locations. Guests will be able to find them at 8 Kent Avenue.

One property located on the coast that merits consideration is Negril Treehouse Resort. Standard rooms at the Tree House are just that, standard. The rooms feature one king-sized or two single beds and one bathroom. If you have questions and want to call before booking a room, you can do so at (876) 957-4287.

Naturalists can find a variety of different eco-lodges on the island, including Mocking Bird Hill. The 10 rooms at the Hotel Mocking Bird Hill combine elegance and comfort, at an affordable price. All rooms are decorated with locally handmade furniture comprised of sustainable woods, and the fabrics, art, and shuttered windows give the rooms a very tropical feel. If you want to call before you go, you can do so at (876) 993-7267.

Those planning to visit Jamaica will be able to find other eco-accommodation choices. For more details about this specific topic, read this article.

Individual Villas

Some vacationers often prefer the privacy offered by one of the privately rented villas. Use this link to visit our article about rental properties on Jamaica.

All-Inclusive Accommodations

Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica

Some people prefer the added certainty of an all-inclusive price. There are many explanations why this pricing method is popular. For example, they make it easy to predict what your vacation will cost.

For vacationers wanting to enjoy a good late-night scene, Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica is one spot you may want to think about. The luxurious guestrooms at Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica feature modern amenities like a fully-equipped bathroom, satellite TV, and balcony or terrace. If you want to call ahead of time, you can do so at (876) 973-7752.

A destination located on the waterfront you should consider is Riu Ocho Rios. The Hotel Riu Ocho Rios Hotel has 856 rooms and suites. Double Rooms come with a balcony or terrace, and private bathroom. You can call them at (876) 972-2200.

You can find out more about all-inclusive properties by following this link.


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