Jamaica is a favourite hotspot for Canadians… something about the hot sun, warm ocean, and perfect beaches, all set to a soundtrack of reggae music, seems to work wonders when it comes to getting us to relax and unwind.
So we polled a few of our Travel Experts to find out what resorts they recommend to customers interested in travelling to Jamaica, and from that have put together our ‘top 10’ list.
This couples-only all-beachfront oasis sits within a 500-acre nature preserve and is the very definition of ‘luxurious serenity’. When you are not strolling along a grand piazza lined with bistros, restaurants, cafés and bars, the Sandals Whitehouse invites you to relax by one of three pools, and at night head to the bonfire areas and fire pits.
One-half of a large, two-resort beachfront complex, the family-friendly Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall offers an extensive list of amenities, including pristine beaches, sparkling pools, fine dining and lively entertainment, all wrapped up in a great all-inclusive package. Its 387 guestrooms and suites offer a wide range of amenities, and for anyone looking to treat themselves, the swim-up and butler suites are fantastic choices!
Sister resort to the Ziva (mentioned above), the perks of staying at the Hyatt Zilara, an adults-only property in Montego Bay (situated on the magnificent grounds of the historic Rose Hall Great House), include a VIP airport lounge, golf at one of two nearby courses, exchange privileges at the Hyatt Ziva, and a catamaran cruise. Stay in a stylish ocean view suite, or indulge yourself in a one-bedroom ocean front butler suite.
Voted one of the ‘Top 25 Hotels for Families in the World’ in TripAdvisor’s 2016 Travelers’ Choice awards, Beaches Negril is a luxury resort that offers just about everything you could want in a family vacation. Located on the widest stretch of Negril’s famous 7-mile Beach, there’s a waterpark here, butler-serviced suites, a Red Lane® Spa, gourmet dining and unlimited fun!
Stylish, radiant and fun, this slick adults-only retreat is set on a peninsula with over a mile of private beach leading into the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean. As a AAA Four Diamond resort, the Secrets Wild Orchid offers the ultimate in excitement, fun, romance, and the brand’s trademark Unlimited-Luxury®. Guests here enjoy elegant accommodations, 24-hour room service, gourmet restaurants, and much more.
One of three Iberostar resorts in Montego Bay, the Grand Rose Hall is a 295-room, all-suite, adults-only resort that hits all the marks when it comes to décor, food and features. Offering guests the best of both worlds – enjoy the enhanced services and amenities of the Grand while also having access to the two family-friendly sister properties – guests receive free access to all three resorts’ restaurants, bars, pools and beaches.
With a decidedly British heritage but a relaxed Caribbean vibe, the couples-only Sandals Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay – complete with its own idyllic offshore island – make this a must for those in search of a romantic escape. A place where everything is included, from the unlimited fine dining at eight restaurants to the many sparkling pools and private white sand beach, the Sandals Royal Caribbean has recently upped the ante with the introduction of the Caribbean’s first over-the-water luxury suites.
Home to 13 bars, 10 restaurants and five pools, this lovely new beachfront all-inclusive resort is located approximately 40 minutes from the Montego Bay airport and features a modern design with luxurious facilities. Offering 390 junior suites, 78 suites and 48 villas suites, every guest here enjoy a top tier vacation experience, which they can further complement by being able to take advantage of the amenities as the adjoining sister resort, Grand Palladium Jamaica.
Small and oh-so romantic, this boutique hotel in Ocho Rios is all about quiet luxury. There’s a single thatched-roof bar, a small but immaculate pool, a wide and secluded beach, and beautiful rooms with large terraces that beckon you to sit back, relax and just take in the gorgeous view.
This all-inclusive luxury oceanfront resort along Negril’s famed 7-Mile Beach offers intimate tranquility and even, when desired, total seclusion. However it is a place that is equally beloved by active guests, who enjoy the massive fitness complex found here, with its 10 tennis courts, squash and racquetball facilities, lap pool, running track and more.