Accommodations in Jamaica

The accommodations in Jamaica offer something for every traveler

Photo credit: © gailf548
 

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.

Location

Negril

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.

Hotels

Altamont West Hotel

Jamaica offers accommodation possibilities that will appeal to just about any type of visitor. Select from low-cost accommodations, glitzy resorts, and plenty more in between. Visitors hoping to enjoy a spirited bar scene will encounter exactly that at many hotels around Jamaica. Read more info regarding each place by clicking the names.

A popular vacation spot for active recreation on-site is Jamaica Pegasus. There are 300 rooms and suites at Jamaica Pegasus Royal Club. Though recently restored, the rooms retain a warmth and comfort that reminds guests of the island of Jamaica. They are situated at 81 Knutsford Boulevard.

One place on the coast that merits your consideration is Riu Tropical Bay. With more than 400 elegant guestrooms, guests at the Hotel Riu Tropical Bay are sure to find the room that is perfect for them. Suites are also available. If you want to know more, call them at (876) 957-5900.

Visitors in search of good on-location dining might want to check out 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. Customers can contact them at (876) 953-2211.

Fortunately, you'll be able to find additional choices too. For more information on the standard hotels available, check out this page.

Condos and Villa Complexes

Trident Hotel

There are non-hotel accommodation options on the island, including lots of condominiums and several villa complexes. Beach-goers can usually expect to enjoy easy access to the beach, as many villas and other accommodations are located on the water.

Avid tennis players will enjoy booking their stay at Round Hill Hotel & Villas, as they offer some excellent tennis facilities. Round Hill Hotel and Villas is known for its allure to celebrities and royalty, a fact that has helped it gain its prestige and well-regarded reputation. This upscale luxury hotel ensures that its guests have an unforgettable stay. Visitors can contact them at (876) 956-7050.

A destination located on the ocean with excellent views of the water is Tryall Club. There are 86 private villas located at Tryall Club, and each has a unique design and layout. Guests can choose between beach bungalows, hillside homes, and even manors with up to eight bedrooms. The decor in each villa is different as well, from modern designs to over the top elegance. If you're looking for something specific, try calling them at (800) 238-5290.

If you would rather stay at a high-end accommodation, The Cliff Hotel is probably a nice place to start your search. The Cliff Hotel boasts 33 suites and villas, including two one bedroom villas and a four bedroom and five bedroom villa. A;; accommodations come with views of the Caribbean Sea and beautiful sunsets. You can find them on West End Road.

These examples are just some of the available choices. To learn about more on the island, see this page.

Camping and Eco-Tourism

Mocking Bird Hill

Nature enthusiasts should think about the variety of eco-tourist options made possible on the island.

Tennis enthusiasts often 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. Find them at 8 Kent Avenue.

If you prefer to stay at a high-end property, Mocking Bird Hill is probably a nice place to begin looking. Situated amidst lush tropical gardens in the verdant hills in the outskirts of Port Antonio, the eco-friendly Hotel Mocking Bird Hill is a great place to get away from it all. Guests can chill-out in their cozy rooms while taking in lovely vistas, go for a walk through the 6.5 acres of botanically diverse gardens, enjoy complimentary tea in the afternoon on the hotel terrace, or venture outside the hotel grounds for a number of activity options. If you want to know more, call them at (876) 619-1215.

Another property worth considering will be 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 want to call ahead, do so at (876) 957-4287.

Fortunately, you will find other eco-tourism choices. You can go to this extended discussion dedicated to these types of properties if you're seeking additional details.

Individual Villas

Some people would rather have the privacy offered by one of the individual villa rentals. To find out more about rental properties on Jamaica, click this link.

All-Inclusive Accommodations

Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica

Some people prefer the simplicity of paying for everything on a single bill. There are many explanations why these plans are so popular. Among other reasons, they can greatly simplify the planning process.

For travelers wanting to stay somewhere with an active bar and club scene, Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica is one destination you might want to think about. Situated on Jamaica's north shore, the eco-friendly Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica is an idyllic retreat for all those seeking a break from the stresses and strains of daily life. If you are looking for something specific and want to call ahead, you can do so at (876) 973-7752.

A place located on the water's edge that merits your consideration 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. Visitors can reach them at (876) 972-2200.

If you need to get more details about properties offering this option, go to this page.

 

Help us improve! We welcome your corrections and suggestions.