Ocho Rios is another vacation favourite in Jamaica, along with, well, the entire Jamaican north coast. And though there are attractions in Ocho Rios, it lacks the sheer number of resorts that you’d find in say Montego Bay. Ocho Rios is more for renting private villas or guest houses and exploring on your own terms, rather than staying at a resort all day. It’s definitely made for the adventurous type who go out and make their own fun. Nevertheless, there are still hotels to completely take care of your vacation needs in high style.
Beaches Ocho Rios – Family
Beaches definitely lives up to its title as a family hotel because they really do their best to accommodate every member of the family. With a spa and golf course for the adults, kids camp and a water park for children and water sports and adventure tours for everybody in between, I’d say that Beaches has definitely included everybody in their hotel. There are also 7 restaurants to satisfy numerous tastes and keep dinner something to look forward to during your stay, with the option of private dining. But entertaining the whole family comes at a pretty steep cost, but worth the cost if you can afford it.
Club Riu Hotel Ocho Rios – Luxury
Riu is one of those brand name luxury hotels that’s known throughout Jamaica for top-notch comfort. The hotel has amenities for your relaxation, such as the Renova Spa and sun room, but also for your adrenaline rush such as windsurfing, snorkeling and kayaking. At the same time, they still strive to keep things in a Jamaican context, with excursions around Ocho Rios to Dunn’s River Falls and Dolphin Cove and Jamaican menus alongside their international cuisine options. And the fully furbished suites by the beach or gardens are the icing on the luxury cake.
Couples San Souci – Couples
Jamaica truly is an island paradise and what better way to enjoy paradise than with the one you love? Couples Resorts is known for providing a romantic atmosphere with all- inclusive couples’ activities that promote adventure, relaxation, privacy and intimacy. If that’s not enticing enough, the hotel sets the ambiance for a couple’s perfect getaway with ocean view suites, private dining options and vibrant nightlife. And as you can imagine, there are packages catered to hosting weddings and honeymoons in this all romance all the time setting.
Jamaica Inn has a history of providing quality service in a tranquil location on the shores of a private beach, and to this day they don’t disappoint. Not your run of the mill family resort, the Jamaica Inn prides itself on taking their guests away from their conventional and fast-paced lives to a slower-paced privacy to stop and smell the metaphorical roses. You can relax on the shore or enjoy the cerulean waters of their private beach, but you need not go far, as every suite has an ocean view. Known for being one of the most romantic places to stay in the world, Jamaica Inn especially works to amplify the romance factor of your stay if that’s what you’re looking for. But the beach is the central attraction, with the restaurant open to the shore and relaxation in the spa to the rhythm of the Caribbean Sea.
Jewel Resorts Dunn’s River – Adults Only
Children are a gift but sometimes it’s nice to have a vacation without having to worry about them. It’s good to be able to enjoy yourself without having to place your needs second to your child’s, which is exactly what you can do at Jewel Resorts at Dunn’s River. An adults-only hotel, it truly is an adult playground with offers of scuba diving, water and land sports whilst facilitating golfing at the neighbouring Runaway Bay Golf Club and tours along the Jamaican North Coast. The hotel also boasts elegant suites, 5 bars, 3 formal dining restaurants, 5 casual dining areas, a spa, wellness and fitness centres, a private beach and a water fall pool (with a bar). So, give yourself a break and enjoy the perks of being an adult.
Moon Palace – Luxury
Moon Palace is the face of luxury and opulence and the main reason it’s made the list is two words; all inclusive. I mean fine dining (one of those rare moments I get to use the word gourmet), ocean view suites, room service and non-motorized water sports at an albeit lofty price that I won’t even mention. But they also offer various tours to explore Jamaica such as museums and swimming with dolphins. And for the night owls or those who keep the party going 24/7, there’s also a very vibrant nightlife not to miss. If you’re splurging on your vacation or have completely torn up the budget sheet then why not come and earn bragging rights from one of the most luxurious hotels on the island.