One of the great things about visiting Jamaica is the sheer number of all-inclusive resorts from which to choose. More so than practically any other Caribbean Island, the quality of the all-inclusive may dictate how enjoyable the stay was. The quality of the Jamaican all-inclusive experience has advanced exponentially in the past few years as new resorts have opened with frequency. There are now close to 50 all-inclusive resorts that are found in Jamaica, and the number grows every year. Some factors to consider when choosing an all-inclusive are the location of the resort, the breadth of dining options and the quality of the service at the resort. Simply because a resort is marketed as an all-inclusive does not automatically make it a choice destination for vacationers. Instead, tourists should be paying attention to the details, both tangible and intangible, when selecting a vacation destination in Jamaica. Here are some of the best all-inclusive resorts on the island.
1 - Zoetry Montego Bay
This is one of the newest entrants to the all-inclusive scene on the island. The boutique resort sets a standard for luxury. The 49 rooms are well-appointed and filled with amenities. The design of the resort is meant to emphasize tranquility and relaxation. Zoetry is the place to go when vacationers want a quiet experience. The resort provides a holistic experience for discriminating travelers. The luxury amenities include butler service in all suites and swim-up pools for many of the resort's rooms.
2 - Sandals Royal Plantation
Sandals has so many luxurious all-inclusives in Jamaica, that it has become synonymous with the island. The number of Sandals' options on the island makes it difficult to pick which one is the best. Royal Plantation is located in Ocho Rios and is one of the most exclusive resorts on the island. The resort offers butler service and is one of the best spas in Jamaica. The property features all suites, with the exception of villas that are available to guests. The posh resort must be booked well in advance as there are only 74 suites.
3 - GoldenEye Hotel
GoldenEye is somewhat off the beaten path, located in the Oracabessa area of Jamaica. The tranquility on the north coast of the island must have inspired Ian Fleming, who wrote more than a dozen of the James Bond novels from a villa in the area. For those who can score a room in this coveted boutique, they may end up rubbing shoulders with celebrities who value the secluded and peaceful location. GoldenEye has 45 accomodations which combine the rustic with the tropical in a unique setting. Each villa has over an acre of its own space, guaranteeing peace and privacy.
4 - Round Hill Hotels and Villas
Round Hill features luxury in every way. The dining is part of what makes this an unforgettable experience. The property is secluded and features a plantation design. The all-inclusive package makes the well-reviewed restaurant an affordable part of a trip. If Ralph Lauren could design a hotel, this would be it because Ralph Lauren actually did design this hotel. There are only 36 accommodations on the property. Guests with children can have private child care available to them to help them better obtain a true vacation.
5 - Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall
This Hyatt is one of the best all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica that is bigger than the boutique hotel category. Although there are 277 rooms, there are enough amenities to make it feel like a small hotel. The beach at this resort is one of the nicest on the island and the swimming pools literally sparkle. Each room has a private terrace to give guests there own exclusive experience. One of the best amenities to experience, which is the benefit of a larger upscale hotel, is the golf course that is available to hotel guests.
6 - Secrets St. James Montego Bay
One of the two Secrets resorts at the same location, the St. James offers luxury in close proximity to the center of Montego Bay. Many of the rooms offer swim-up pools. The design of the hotel is intended to be charming and soft. The fact that there is another Secrets next door doubles the dining options. Guests can eat at any one of ten different restaurants. This adults-only resort is a quiet destination on a secluded peninsula which is not far from the center of activity.