Accommodations in Jamaica

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 offers accommodation options that will suit just about every type of traveler. Find glitzy resorts, low-cost accommodations, and plenty more in between. Guests hoping to enjoy a lively nightlife scene will encounter just that at plenty hotels around Jamaica. Read further info for them by using the links.

A great destination which has on-site recreation 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're located at 81 Knutsford Boulevard.

A place positioned on the ocean worth considering 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 . . To talk to them, call (876) 957-5900.

Guests who appreciate convenient on-location dining options may want to consider 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 contact them, call (876) 953-2211.

Jamaica is home to a wider range of choices. Make your way to this article regarding more available hotels if you want to get additional specifics.

Condos and Villa Complexes

Trident Hotel

There are non-hotel lodging possibilities on the island, including tons of condominiums and several villa complexes. Beach-goers can generally expect to find convenient access to the beach, as many villas and other accommodations are situated right on the water.

Tennis enthusiasts often like the idea of staying at Round Hill Hotel & Villas, as they offer some good tennis facilities. Private Luxury Villas: These private villas are set on 30 acres of hillside tropical gardens. Each cottage is decorated to suit the individual owner's taste so guests may find many different influences in the decor from wicker, mahogany, or bamboo furniture. Customers can reach them at (876) 956-7050.

A property on the ocean you should consider 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. To contact them, call (800) 238-5290.

Those who would rather stay at a top-notch accommodation, The Cliff Hotel would be a nice place to start your search. The Cliff Hotel is located on the West End in Negril and embodies warm Jamaican hospitality, a carefree lifestyle and untainted luxury that allows its guests to escape from the real world. The Cliff invites you to leave your busy lifestyle behind and find luxury here. The property is located on West End Road.

These examples are just a few of the options that are available. Click this link to view our discussion of these types of accommodations on the island.

Camping and Eco-Tourism

Negril Treehouse Resort

Nature lovers and their families should check out the availability of eco-tourist options offered to them on the island.

Avid tennis players often enjoy staying at Sea Garden Beach Resort, as they have some excellent 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. The property is situated at 8 Kent Avenue.

One property along the coast with excellent views of the water 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 would like to call in advance, you can do so at (876) 957-4287.

Nature lovers can find a variety of different local eco-lodges on the island, including Mocking Bird Hill. 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 be sure they're open , call them at (876) 993-7267.

Of course, there are additional eco-tourism accommodations. To read our guide to eco-accommodations navigate to this page.

Individual Villas

Some people always favor the luxury offered by one of the many privately rented villas. If you want to obtain more information about the private rental properties on Jamaica by following this link.

All-Inclusive Accommodations

Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica

Some people seek the added certainty of an all-inclusive package. There are many reasons why these plans are so popular. For example, they can be the easiest way to know what your vacation will cost before you go.

For those wanting to stay somewhere with a good bar scene, Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica is one destination you might want to consider. 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. Visitors can call them at (876) 973-7752.

One property on the ocean that is worth considering 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. If you have questions and want to call in advance, you can do so at (876) 972-2200.

If you're interested, learn more about all-inclusive properties by clicking on this link.


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