The Best Accommodations for Swimming Pools in Jamaica

Make a Splash in Jamaica's Swimming Pools

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Relaxing by the pool with a cool drink — it's a vital part of most vacations in Jamaica. The hotel pool is one of the first amenities you should take advantage of. When you're feeling lazy, the pool is the best place to enjoy a cocktail and chill out by the water.

All of the hotels listed below have one or more swimming pools. We have chosen them as some of the most refreshing swimming spots in the region with many considerations in mind, including landscape design, pool size, and poolside bars. To learn why these hotels make great places to stay, simply click their names to view pages detailing all their features — besides their wonderful pools.

Best Properties in Jamaica for Swimming Pools
Property Location Number of Pools Primary Pool Size Whirpool Poolside Bar
Couples Sans Souci Ocho Rios 4 Large check check
Secrets St James Montego Bay 1.9 mi. South West of Montego Bay 5 Large check check
Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay All Inclusive 1.9 mi. South West of Montego Bay 5 Large check check
Sandals Negril 4.4 mi. North of Negril 4 Large check check
Sandals South Coast Crab Pond Bay 6 Large check check
Moon Palace Jamacia Grande Downtown Ocho Rios 7 Large check check
Iberostar Rose Hall Suites 4.4 mi. East of Rose Hall 5 Large check check
Beaches Negril Resort and Spa 2.9 mi. North of Negril 3 Large check check
Couples Negril 4.9 mi. North of Negril 2 Large check check
Jewel Runaway Bay Resort Runaway Bay 3 Large check check
Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa 15.2 mi. West of Montego Bay 5 Large check
Couples Swept Away 2.6 mi. North of Negril 3 Large check check
Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall 9 Large check
Hedonism II 4.6 mi. North of Negril - -
Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica Runaway Bay 3 Large check check
Riu Ocho Rios 2.3 mi. East of St. Ann's Bay 2 Large check check
Travellers Beach Resort Negril 1 Large check check
Royal Decameron Montego Beach Hotel Montego Bay 2 Large check check
Azul Sensatori Jamaica 4.1 mi. North of Negril 3 Large check
Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa Rose Hall 4 Large
Riu Tropical Bay 5.1 mi. North of Negril 2 Large check check
Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort and Spa 15.3 mi. West of Montego Bay 5 Large check
Sandals Montego Bay 2.3 mi. North-Northeast of Montego Bay 4 Large check check
Sandals Royal Caribbean 2.9 mi. West of Rose Hall 2 Medium check check
Seastar Inn 1.4 mi. South West of Negril 2 Large check check

The highest ranking site for swimming pools, Couples, is perched in Ocho Rios within walking distance of the beach. This allows guests admission not only to a swimming pool but the seafront too. We've given this resort a rating of 4 stars. Bear in mind they can save you time and trouble with their all-inclusive packages. In addition to featuring a pool, Couples has 4 courts where visitors might take pleasure in a game of tennis.

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Whether you and your traveling companions want to spend your time wading in the water, sun bathing, lazing about, or an amalgamation of all three, there are a variance of pool environments to select from. With 4 pools on-site, Couples offers guests just enough aquatic variance. The principal swimming pool is known for its refined design, which has guests amazed while they sit just beyond the splashing water. It's a sizable property feature, and includes exquisite grounds. As a bonus, there is a whirlpool for tired guests to soak, offering a warmer, more relaxed area for adults to hang out.

Additionally, the swimming pool offers a number of offerings that allow visitors to take advantage of a whole day around the pool. The pool's snack bar is an excellent spot to get a small bite to eat as you endure the time between meals. If you feel parched, just head over to the poolside bar, which serves up a collection of alcoholic beverages on top of those of the non-alcoholic variety.

As you're enjoying some time in the swimming pool and could use something to enjoy, there isn't any need to bother making your way out of the pool. Visitors to these grounds will experience the bonus feature of their swim up bar, which affords you the chance to paddle over to the bar keep, place an order for a beverage, and float away, beverage in hand.

Each of Jamaica's hotels offers a different vacation experience; using our guide you can decide which hotels have the best family amenities, on-site dining, nightlife, and more.

Also, don't forget to explore our articles about Jamaica and more.


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