Top Resorts in Jamaica

Top Resorts in Jamaica
Jamaica is a tropical paradise island located in the Caribbean Sea. Visitors flock to this relatively small island to enjoy relaxing getaways. You can fish for trophy marlin, explore the wilderness in the Blue Mountains or lounge on the beaches after swimming in the warm waters of the sea. Accommodations on the island range from small hotels to huge high-story buildings. For the traveler who wants the best of everything, though, there are some top resorts offering decadent vacations.

Jamaica Inn classifies the Jamaica Inn as "...Jamaica's best resort." The resort's special amenities include balconies or patios with a sofa, writing desk and breakfast table, housekeeping service twice a day and the option to have breakfast on your patio. The luxurious 47 suites and cottages do not have TVs, radios or clocks so guests can enjoy peace and quiet. The accommodations do feature fine furniture, twin or king beds, ceiling fans, air conditioning and views of the bay or ocean. Cottages have garden tubs and four-poster beds; some are right on the beach. Jamaica Inn's facilities include a beauty salon, spa, swimming pool, exercise room, gift shop and a restaurant that serves a wide variety of gourmet food. You'll find no lack of outdoor activities at this resort, which provides free snorkeling, sunfish sailing, windsurfing and rafting on the Rio Grande. You can also take a mountain bike tour or eco-tour.

Jamaica Inn
Main Street
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
(876) 974-2514
(800) 837-4608

Half Moon

The Half Moon resort in Jamaica sits on more than 400 acres of coastal property and features a two-mile long beach. The Georgian-style whitewashed buildings house guest rooms, suites and villas. Accommodation amenities include in-room safes, bathrobes, hair dryers, cable TV, irons, ironing boards, mini bars, data ports that connect to the Internet Cyber Lounge, air conditioning, turndown service and housekeeping service twice a day. Suites have views of the ocean, gardens or the bay. Some suites have wireless Internet access. Travel and Leisure magazine voted the 68,000 square feet Fern Tree spa one of the top 10 spas in the Caribbean. Spa amenities include steam rooms, waterfalls, a pool, gardens, yoga pavilion and fitness classes. You can swim with dolphins at the spa. The resort has 48 freshwater pools for cottage, villa and suite guests. Three additional pools are available for everyone who stays at the resort.

Activities for outdoor enthusiasts include snorkeling, fishing sailing, windsurfing, kayak and scuba diving, all available at an additional cost. Six restaurants and six bars offer numerous cuisines and views of the pool, beach and gardens.

Half Moon Rose Hall
Rose Hall
Montego Bay, Jamaica
(876) 953-2211
(888) 830-5974

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Round Hill

Round Hill resort rests on the remains of an old sugar plantation, which was later changed to a coconut and spice plantation. Guided dive trips, golf, tennis, snorkeling tours, water skiing, sailing and tubing are some activities awaiting the lover of outdoor sports. Nightly entertainment includes calypso, reggae and formal dinner dancing. The fitness center has treadmills, step machines, bicycles and exercise classes. The resort offers yoga retreats, family-friendly, all-inclusive and spa packages. Ralph Lauren renovated all the rooms in the 27 villas and 74 suites. They feature four-poster mahogany beds, white stone floors and your choice of five different pillows. The restaurants have a children's menu. The resort has a nanny to take care of your kids.

Round Hill
Montego Bay, Jamaica
(876) 9567-0505
(800) 972-2159

Article Written By Ellen Kendall

Ellen Kendall has 15 years of writing and editing experience. Her travel and insurance articles have appeared in national magazines. Her book contributions include biographies and multi-cultural and Holocaust lesson plans. She has previously served as a real estate broker and interior designer and taught ESL in Korea and at Duke.

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