Published December 04, 2012
Jamaica is a popular Caribbean getaway, with brilliant reggae, delicious jerk chicken made in an oil-drum pan, beautifully rugged cliffs, blue lagoons, and overwhelmingly pleasant — if a bit flirtatious — locals. We’ve found just the spot to stay for almost every kind of traveler, so whether you’re planning a romantic getaway or want to take the kids along, Oyster has a hotel for you. Check them out below!
Hotel for Families: Beaches Negril Resort & Spa
Playground at the Beaches Negril Resort & Spa
Partnered with Sesame Street, the Beaches brand of resorts offers Muppet-led activities for kids. Beaches Negril comes with a great water park, a pristine, calm beachfront, an extensive, supervised kids’ club, and enough entertainment to keep kids totally occupied.
Hotel for Luxury Travelers: GoldenEye Hotel & Resort
The Lagoon Suite at the GoldenEye Hotel & Resort
The 21-room GoldenEye is hands down Jamaica’s hippest and most luxurious resort. It’s also one of the island’s most historic, as the former home of Ian Fleming, and the hideaway at which the author scribed all 14 of his James Bond novels. Today, the property includes stunning cottages and villas overlooking a private beach and lagoon.
Hotel for Value Travelers: Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort And Spa
The Main Pool at the Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort And Spa
The Grand Palladium has 5 pools, large rooms, name-brand liquor, tasty breakfasts, mini-golf, and more — all for lower rates than many lesser-equipped all-inclusives.
Hotel for Foodies: Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort, Rose Hall
Horizon at The Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort, Rose Hall
Offering top-quality cuisine from four restaurants — including an authentic beachside jerk chicken shack — the Ritz-Carlton focuses on seasonal, locally-grown ingredients and the rotating menu options offer a full range of cuisines. The Ritz is also one of the few Jamaican resorts to offer 24-hour room service.
Hotel for Couples: The Caves
Cliffs at The Caves
Composed of 11 colorful gingerbread cottages, this uniquely stylish adults-only (17-plus) eco-boutique hotel by swank hoteliers Island Outpost is tucked away beside lush garden paths and dramatic seaside cliffs — where sunning spots are divided among private platforms.