9 lavish resorts to visit in Jamaica

Jamaica has long been a vacation haven for the luxury-seeking elite. From Montego Bay to Port Antonio, here’s a sampling of Jamaica’s most lavish retreats.


For the Foodie: Azul Sensatori Jamaica

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Located on Negril’s world famous Seven Mile Beach, Azul Sensatori Jamaica, offers 136 ocean-view rooms and five restaurants, including Karisma’s Gourmet Inclusive, where world-renowned chefs and sommeliers also serve a la carte, 24-hour room service. azuljamaica.com

For the Music Buff: Geejam Hotel

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Famous as the creative retreat for music stars such as Beyoncé and Drake, Geejam Hotel is equipped with a premiere recording studio, healing spa, swimming pool, gym and bushbar. The property forms an exclusive universe between the foothills of the Blue Mountains and the sapphire waters of Frenchman’s Cove. geejamhotel.com

For the Adventurous: Tensing Pen Resort


An incredible boutique resort, Tensing Pen is home to a multitude of remarkable stone, wood and thatchcut cottages overlooking the stunning limestone cliffs of Negril’s West End. Guests can indulge their adventurous side with guided tours, mountain biking expeditions, scuba diving and parasailing. tensingpen.com

Montego Bay

For the Sportsman: Half Moon, A RockResort

One of the world’s finest resort hotels, Half Moon sits on a private estate with beautifully landscaped gardens, a nature reserve, all fronted by two miles of private beach. But this classic spot is the epitome of luxury for the sports lover, with an 18-hole championship golf course, an equestrian center, thirteen tennis courts and a private Dolphin Lagoon. rosehallmontegobay.com

For the Family: Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall


An ideal luxury experience for families, Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall offers unparalleled family-friendly accommodations (every room category can sleep at least two adults and one child), a kids’ club, and water activities like kayaking and snorkeling. rosehallmontegobay.com

For the Romantic: Round Hill Hotel

Steeped in rich history, Round Hill’s 110-acre private enclave boasts Ralph Lauren designed oceanfront guestrooms, award-winning seaside dining and exquisite spa – perfect for honeymooners. Couples may indulge in a soothing, invigorating yoga class in the spa’s outdoor ocean view pavilion, or tempt their palates with the restaurant’s locally grown, organic cuisine. roundhill.com

Ocho Rios

For the Recluse: Jamaica Inn


Consistently ranked among the top luxury hotels in the Caribbean, Jamaica Inn boasts an intimate eight-acre property situated on a private cove with an offshore reef. With 52 suites and and 700-foot private white sand beach, often considered the Caribbean’s best, this exclusive resort is the perfect getaway for the unassuming traveler. jamaicainn.com


For the Booklover: GoldenEye Hotel and Resort


The former home of James Bond author, Ian Fleming, GoldenEye is now a stunning 52-acre resort, home to secret coves, breathtaking private beaches, tropical forests and a seawater lagoon. The property also boasts the FieldSpa and two restaurants – Bizot Bar and The Gazebo. goldeneye.com

Port Antonio

For the Whimsical: The Trident Hotel

Set on the edge of the Caribbean Sea, the fanciful castle-like Trident Hotel in Port Antonio offers a vision of contemporary luxury, with thirteen spacious villas each come equipped with oceanfront porticos and private soaking pools. The highlight is Mike’s Supper Club, a high-end speakeasy fusing exceptional music and cuisine. tridentportantonio.com

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