Jamaica is one of the Caribbean’s top honeymoon destinations. It has tall mountains, lush tropical forests, and ethereal beaches. Top that off with delicious food and the laid-back attitudes of the friendly locals and it’s easy to see why people come back to Jamaica again and again.
Jamaica is also home to some of the best all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean, so you’re truly spoiled for choice if you plan your honeymoon or romantic vacation here. To help get you started, we’ve rounded up the top 10 most luxury all-inclusives in Jamaica. We’ve broken down what makes each one unique so you can find the perfect one for you.
Sandals Royal Caribbean
Visit Sandals Royal Caribbean and get the bonus holiday destination of its own private island just a short ferry ride away. With several beautiful beaches reserved just for guests, Sandals Royal Caribbean feels like it’s a world away, yet it’s conveniently located just a short distance from the airport and Montego Bay.
Much smaller and more intimate than neighboring resort Sandals Montego Bay (where you can also go to enjoy all the restaurants and facilities), Sandals Royal Caribbean is popular among honeymooners and couples looking for a low-key, romantic holiday.
There are nods to Jamaica’s British history throughout the resort, from the design of the building to the traditional British Pub, one of the resort’s 9 restaurants. Other dining options include a pizzeria, a Caribbean jerk shack, an upscale French eatery and a Thai restaurant called Royal Thai that gets rave reviews.
There are 227 beautiful rooms at the resort and 15 stunning overwater bungalows connected via a heart-shaped boardwalk on the nearby island. Also on the island, you’ll find a pool with a swim-up bar surrounded by luxurious Bali beds, a full-service spa, a clothing-optional beach, and several other tranquil beach areas where you can reserve a private cabana.
Rates at all Sandals resorts include unlimited meals and snacks at every restaurant; unlimited premium liquors and Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks wines; minibar that is refreshed daily; unlimited nonmotorized water sports like snorkeling, paddleboarding, kayaking, and Hobie Cat sailing, with equipment plus professional instruction; scuba diving; unlimited land sports; greens fees at resorts with golf courses; state-of-the-art fitness center; WiFi; daily and nightly entertainment; complimentary airport transfers; and all tips and taxes. You can also get a free wedding at Sandals with a minimum 3-night stay!
Iberostar Grand Rose Hall
Iberostar Grand Rose Hall is the grandest of the hotel chain’s 3 Montego Bay locations, the other two being Iberostar Rose Hall Beach and Iberostar Selection Rose Hall Suites. Guests of Iberostar Grand Rose Hall are welcome to visit and take advantage of the amenities at the other two locations, but it doesn’t work both ways; guests can’t “trade up” by visiting Rose Hall from the other two resorts. However, all three resorts share many of the same amenities like a casino and a nightclub.
The main lobby of Grand Rose Hall is reminiscent of Greek and Roman architecture, with huge marble beams with gold accents supporting a domed ceiling. Nearly 300 lavish suites include things like swim-up entrances, private hot tubs, and large patios. Butler and concierge service are automatically included in your stay, as are unlimited meals and drinks, non-motorized water and land sports, and one round of golf at Cinnamon Hill Golf Course.
There is a large infinity-edge pool with a swim-up bar that looks out onto the beach. The spa is a step above those at the other two resorts and includes a hydrotherapy room (which is part of the all-inclusive package), massage therapists trained in several different styles of massage, and a juice bar.
Dining options include a buffet and beach grill and 4 a la carte restaurants. Plus, you can eat at the other two resorts.
Sandals Royal Plantation
Elite butler service provided to every single room for no additional cost sets Sandals Royal Plantation apart as one of the more luxurious Sandals resorts in Jamaica. Not only that but every one of the resort’s 74 rooms comes with a jaw-dropping ocean view.
Superb service, a romantic beachfront, and an intimate setting make Sandals Royal Plantation one of the top choices for a honeymoon in Jamaica. Guests can also check out the amenities at Sandals Ochi for free using the resort’s shuttle service, which runs every hour.
Sandals Royal Plantation has 5 restaurants, including a tea terrace where traditional English tea is served at 4:00 pm every day, and multiple bars including an English-style pub. There is one large main pool and a smaller wading pool. The pool deck has a quiet ambience to it; you aren’t likely to see a game of water volleyball break out here, but you can always head to Sandals Ochi if you want a more lively afternoon.
There are two private beaches just for resort guests. Down by the East Beach, you’ll find powder-soft sand, plenty of loungers, and crystal-clear water for snorkeling. West Beach is perfect for relaxing, with swings, huts, and day beds available.
Beaches Negril is a family-friendly luxury all-inclusive in Jamaica. They have a kids’ program to keep young ones and teenagers entertained so parents can spend the day relaxing and reconnecting, and their generous package covers everything from unlimited food and drinks to entertainment and shows.
Beaches Negril is set on Seven Mile Beach, one of Jamaica’s most popular beaches, famous for its warm water and gentle current. Many of the resort’s activities take full advantage of its place at the water’s edge. All kinds of watersports are included with your stay, even scuba diving (for PADI-certified divers) and waterskiing. On land, you’ll find sports courts and giant games of lawn chess. Beaches Negril even has its own waterpark with water slides and a lazy river.
As a family-friendly resort, the rooms and suites are large and roomy. They have several family-style rooms with 1, 2, or 3-bedroom options so everyone gets their privacy. Rooms underwent a huge renovation in 2020; the new look is modern and sleek with a classic white and light-wood color palette or dark wood paired with shades of blue.
Despite having over 200 rooms and suites, Couples Negril is another tranquil option for lovers seeking rest and relaxation. The resort is built away from the busiest parts of Negril on Bloody Bay, which helps to preserve its charm as a low-key, quiet luxury resort.
Rooms are modern but very few come with ocean views. Most rooms look out onto the gardens or the pool, although the balconies are large and terraces come with hammocks. The bathrooms are large with rainfall showers and jetted bathtubs.
Couples Negril is all about romance. The resort hosts many Jamaican destination weddings throughout the year, offers add-ons like candlelit beach dinners and couples’ spa treatments, and has the reputation of being the most romantic of Couples’ Jamaica locations.
Along with a lovely, serene main beach, there is a secluded area with a private hot tub and a separate bar where clothing is optional. There is plenty of space between the resort’s neighbors on either side that makes the beach feel like it’s a world away, adding to the calm, mellow vibe.
Royalton Blue Waters Montego Bay
Royalton Blue Waters is located outside of an old colonial-style town called Falmouth on the northern stretch of the island. It’s near a bioluminescent lagoon called Glistening Waters, and evening tours are offered each night. All of the amenities are shared with its sister resort, The Royalton White Sands, including four pools, a gym, a spa, and a cool family-friendly water park.
For a truly luxurious experience, upgrade to the Diamond Club. Diamond Club reservations put you in a preferred, quieter area of the resort with upgraded amenities in your suite and personal butler service. You’ll also enjoy exclusive lounge access, upgraded menu choices for both food and drinks, a free bottle of liquor of your choice to keep in your minibar, and discounts on some spa treatments.
With two family-friendly resorts in such close proximity sharing many of the same amenities, the crowd here can get a bit loud, so previous guests have commented that the upgrade to the Diamond Club package was well worth the added expense.
Breathless Montego Bay
Breathless Montego Bay is an adult-only luxury all-inclusive in Jamaica set in a prime location near the popular clubs and bars. Plus, the resort throws nightly parties and theme nights of its own, so it’s perfect for couples who want a lively social scene.
The grounds are a tropical beach oasis. It’s moderately sized with 150 ultra-modern rooms, all of which come with views of the pool or ocean and deep jetted bathtubs. The color scheme is bright and beachy with a mostly white backdrop and shades of teal and aqua. Suites come with personal butler service and some offer swim-up entrances.
The clientele is mostly young couples or groups.The main pool deck hosts foam parties, DJs, and other events during the day. Music can be heard throughout the resort from breakfast till sundown, but parties never last all night. There is an infinity pool and bar on the roof that is much more chill, but the area is reserved exclusively for Xhale club members (Breathless Resort’s upgraded package) until the evenings.
There are indoor and outdoor treatment rooms at the spa and a 24-hour fitness center, which is shared with two neighboring Secrets resorts. Guests of Breathless and Secrets are welcome to visit each other’s resort, and Secrets tends to have more going on in the evening.
Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa
The Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa sits between Negril and Montego Bay. It shares some of its amenities with its sister resort, the family-friendly Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa, so while there might be some kids running around the more central areas, the Lady Hamilton is geared towards couples. Plenty of spots are reserved for adults only, including a private clothing-optional pool deck.
With tall white pillars and high, domed ceilings, The Grand Palladium is an extravagant building. The resort boasts 5 pools and direct access to a stunning beach, plus a shopping district, a spa, a fitness center, 7 a la carte restaurants and 3 buffets. Ten bars include a swim-up bar and a nightclub, and lots of fun nightlife can be found in the nearby town of Lucea as well. Resort staff can make all arrangements if you want to take excursions off-site.
The spa here is truly spectacular. It’s a massive space with the same white pillars and lush greenery, resembling an ancient Babylonian garden. There are indoor and outdoor treatment rooms, a healthy juice and snack bar, a full hydrotherapy circuit, and lots of massage treatment options, including couples massages with various add-ons.
Couples Tower Isle
At Couples Tower Isle, as at all Couples resorts in Jamaica, not only will you get unlimited meals and drinks (including premium spirits), your rate covers an airport transfer, free shuttle services to nearly every point of interest within range, a selection of motorized and non-motorized watersports, and green fees for a day of golfing at the Upton Golf & Country Club.
The resort faces a secluded beach and features its own island a short boat ride away where guests can sunbathe on the (clothing optional) beach or around the small pool, which also has a swim-up bar.
Rooms are clean, quiet and comfortable, but guests seeking more luxurious accommodations would be better off booking a villa. They offer even more privacy and come with beautiful gardens and plunge pools.
There are 5 dining options that get rave reviews (including a pool grill that stays open 24 hours) and 6 bars. A large rooftop patio bar provides romantic views of the sunset, while the piano bar provides some low-key nightly entertainment.
Beaches Ocho Rios Golf Resort
Our list of luxury all-inclusives in Jamaica wraps up with Beaches Ocho Rios Golf Resort. If you’re traveling with older kids, this is one of the best resorts in the Caribbean. It has more diverse entertainment options, like an Xbox Lounge geared towards kids that are too young to hang by the pool all day but too old for the “kids stuff” offered at a lot of other resorts.
In addition to the main pool, there are 4 more pools (including a scuba training pool) and a sprawling 27,000-square-foot water park with water slides and a shallow splash pool. The waterpark deck is surrounded by loungers and there is a wading pool with a swim-up bar for the adults.
A private beach provides direct access to the sea and a wide range of water sports, all of which are included in your rate, even scuba diving for certified divers. You’ll also get free unlimited golf at Sandals Golf & Country Club but there’s a catch: you can golf for free, but you’ll have to hire a caddy. Still, no green fees and a free shuttle is a pretty good deal.
There are 7 dining options; all get great reviews online, but the most upscale option is Eleanor’s, which serves up gourmet Caribbean dishes for dinner only.
Now that you’ve read our list of the top 10 most luxury all-inclusives in Jamaica, which one would you pick? Let us know in the comments!