The 12 Best Jamaica All-Inclusive Resorts for 2024

From the hopping beaches of Montego Bay to the laid back vibe and natural splendor of Negril and Ochos Rios, Jamaica offers an unforgettable and convenient tropical vacation just two hours from the continental U.S.

And what better way to experience all this vibrant island has to offer than a stay at one of the very best all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica!

This personally crafted guide will help you find the perfect stay, from Jamaica’s top all-inclusive honeymoon hotels to family-friendly beach resorts for 2024 and beyond.

Beaches Negril best all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica
Beaches Negril

The Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Jamaica

Lori and I personally combed through dozens of top-rated Jamaica all-inclusive resorts to bring you the best-of-the-best beach hotel offerings in Montego Bay, Negril, and Ocho Rios.

These are the top stays with the highest level of service, most amenities, and biggest ‘Wow’ factor in Jamaica.

Our Personal Favorites

Sandals Royal Caribbean for its incomparable overwater bungalow experience and honeymoon vibe, and Beaches Negril for its fun, family-friendly vibe with tons of amenities.

Whether you’re planning a pamper-packed honeymoon at one of Jamaica’s top overwater bungalows or adults-only all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica, or a fabulous family-friendly vacation to remember, we’re sure you’ll find something to fall in love with in this article.

Sandals Royal Caribbean

Montego Bay

luxury villa over water in Jamaica
Sandals Royal Caribbean

This first one was an easy choice for our list! The spectacular overwater villas at Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort have no equal among Caribbean overwater bungalows, and are the epitome of the honeymoon bucket list stay in paradise.

Sandals has not one, but TWO, resorts in Jamaica with overwater bungalows, but Royal Caribbean in Montego Bay sets the standard for five-star all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica for couples.

Why Sandals Royal Caribbean is our Top Pick for 2024

When it comes to all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica, Sandals resorts have just about everything you could ever dream of in a beach vacation included in the nightly rate. Add to that, Sandals Royal Caribbean’s stunning over-the-water Butler Villas & Bungalows and its super convenient location to the airport, making this resort the clear winner.

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Relish the serenity surrounding you in your private and luxurious swim-up pool villa hovering over crystalline waters. Take a refreshing dip in the Caribbean at your leisure, or simply spend quality time with your special someone.

Ready to venture out? Hop on over to the resort’s very own private beach island, Sandals Cay, or board a private water taxi to the main resort.

Located a short drive from Sangster International Airport, Sandals Royal Caribbean is the ultimate couples retreat for luxury AND convenience in Jamaica.

Sandals Royal Caribbean is Best For…

For honeymooners and grown-up duos seeking the epitome of a chill, all-inclusive Caribbean escape, loaded with top-notch amenities at every turn, Sandals Royal Caribbean is where the magic happens.

Standout Features

  • All-inclusive Couples-only (18+) resort
  • Unlimited fine dining at 9 restaurants
  • Unlimited premium liquors at 6 bars (including swim-up)
  • Luxurious over-the-water villas with infinity pools or soaking tubs
  • Exchange privileges with Sandals Montego Bay
  • Scuba diving, snorkeling, paddle boarding, kayaking, live music, tennis, beach volleyball, working out, and more!

Hot Tip Planning your honeymoon? If you’re thinking of booking a Sandals resort be sure to take advantage of their FREE Honeymoon Package.

Sandals Royal Caribbean 5 star

  • TripAdvisor: 4.5 bubble rating 8,595 reviews
  • All-Inclusive • 18+ (Couples Only) • Overwater Villas

Beaches Negril Resort & Spa

Negril

waterpark near the beach in Jamaica
Beaches Negril Resort & Spa

Sure, there are posher, stuffier offerings on the island. But if we’re talking about the very best Jamaica all-inclusive resorts for families or just for plain fun, then Beaches Negril Resort & Spa should be at the very top of your list.

Beaches Negril is Best For

Beaches resorts are largely family-oriented, perfect for parents traveling with kids of all ages. But that doesn’t mean others won’t find a ton to love about this resort.

Standout Features

  • All-inclusive resort
  • Unlimited dining at 10 restaurants
  • Unlimited premium liquors at 7 bars (and stocked bars in every room)
  • Kids Camp with certified nannies, teen club, Xbox play lounge
  • Waterpark, 3 freshwater pools, 3 whirlpools, fitness center
  • scuba diving, Hobie Cats, paddle boarding, kayaking, live entertainment, and more

Hot Tip #1 Arriving and departing midweek will reduce delays (and is recommended if you are traveling with small children). Making reservations for dinner is recommended, particularly on weekends and holidays. While most everything is included at Beaches, beware of the few experiences, activities, and excursions that are not.

Hot Tip #2 Be sure to check the Beaches Negril website for all their latest deals and promotions.

Beaches Negril 5 star

  • TripAdvisor: 4.5 bubble rating 8,280 reviews
  • All-Inclusive • Family-Friendly • Waterpark

Iberostar Grand Rose Hall

Montego Bay

luxury beach resort in the Caribbean
Iberostar Grand Rose Hall

Situated a breezy 20-minute drive east of Montego Bay, the outstanding adult-only Iberostar Grand Rose Hall packs in everything you’d except from one of the top all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica.

Think picture-perfect beachfront, tropical gardens, five top-notch dining options, a spa that ticks all the boxes, and a strong commitment to eco-friendly practices.

Oh, and did we nearly forgot to mention the cherry on top, and of course, the cherry on top—your personal in-room butler service.

Iberostar Grand Rose Hall is Best For

Honeymooners and anyone looking for an all-inclusive with luxury touches offering a relaxing and stress-free escape from it all (18+).

Standout Features

  • All-inclusive adult-only resort
  • 5 gourmet restaurants
  • Butler service
  • Full service spa, yoga & fitness classes, large outdoor pool
  • Kayaking, parasailing, scuba (additional fee), snorkeling, ecotours, golfing (nearby), and more

Hot Tip Want a quiet room with primo views? Ask for a room on a higher floor. And make sure to check out the latest deals from Iberostar—they might just save you some serious spending money.

Iberostar Grand Rose Hall 5 star

  • TripAdvisor: 4.5 bubble rating 9,420 reviews
  • All-Inclusive • 18+ • Butler Service

The Caves

Negril

Jamica all-inclusive resorts on cliff over water
The Caves Negril

Craving a luxury escape like no other? Then check out The Caves Hotel, just a skip away from Negril.

Distinctive wood and stone thatch-roof cottages perched above a series of mesmerizing volcanic sea caves are your home base in paradise, all set amidst ten acres of epic tropical lushness.

Up for some world class snorkeling? You can dive right in (literally), right from the resort’s awe-inspiring cliffs, where a vibrant reef awaits.

A unique and captivating blend of natural allure, refinement, and class, The Caves is ready to make your next island escape truly unforgettable, earning it a top spot on our list of best all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica.

The Caves Negril is Best For…

We think The Caves Negril is ideal for lovers of nature and solitude, the ultimate laid back honeymoon in a spectacular locale, and families with teens 16 and older looking for a fun, yet sophisticated, family vacation.

Standout Features

  • Full board option (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) at the resort’s two restaurants.
  • Resort welcomes guests ages 16 and older
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Outdoor swimming pool, snorkeling, yoga, diving, and more

Hot Tip If you’re looking for the ultimate stay at The Caves Negril, you’ll want to book one of the resort’s stunning ocean front rooms.

The Caves Negril 4 star

  • TripAdvisor: 5 bubble rating 850 review
  • Full Board • Ages 16+ • Unique Location

Hideaway at Royalton Negril

Negril

luxury resort on the water in Jamaica
Hideaway at Royalton Negril

Hideaway at Royalton Negril, an Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort, is an exclusive retreat (ages 18+) perched on the renowned white-sand shores of Negril. Everything at Hideaway is designed for romance, connection, and relaxation against a dreamlike Caribbean backdrop.

Picture heavenly beachfront massages, wait service by the sea, and poolside hors d’oeuvres—this stay is packed with world-class service, lavish amenities, and a big ol’ dose of pampering.

Hideaway at Royalton Negril is Best For…

We think this is an ideal stay for couples to reconnect and recharge with loads of amenities and without worry about the details.

Standout Features

  • All-inclusive resort (18+)
  • Unlimited dining at 9 restaurants & 9 bars, plus 24-hour room service
  • Full-service spa, fitness center, 2 outdoor pools, 4 spa tubs
  • Onsite scuba diving & snorkeling, kayaking, yoga classes, tennis, and more

Hot Tip If you’re looking for killer sea views, consider skipping the Oceanview Rooms and request a room on a higher floor instead.

Hideaway at Royalton Negril 4 star

  • TripAdvisor: 4.5 bubble rating 3,049 reviews
  • All-Inclusive • Ages 18+

Sandals Royal Plantation

Ochos Rios

azure water and white sands Jamaica all-inclusive resorts
Sandals Royal Plantation

Sandals Royal Plantation might just be the best all-inclusive resort in Ochos Rios, and that’s no overstatement. This place is one heck of a stay!

This couples-only, all-butler beach haven exudes a sophisticated, ultra-luxe vibe without being stuffy (no easy task, but Sandals Royal Plantation makes it look easy).

Whether you’re teeing off on the golf course, savoring the delights of Jamaica’s exclusive champagne and caviar bar, enjoying full exchange privileges at Sandals Ochi, or cocooning yourself in ultimate relaxation with selections from Sandals’ complimentary Pillow Menu—every moment here is a plunge into the high life in paradise.

Our top pick in Ochos Rios and one of the very best all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica!

Sandals Royal Plantation is Best For…

Couples (ages 18+) searching for that elusive ultra-luxe and sophisticated, yet laid back, stay in the heart of the Caribbean.

Standout Features

  • 74 couples-only (18+) ocean view suites
  • English-style afternoon tea, champagne and caviar bar
  • Unlimited dining at 5 restaurants (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks)
  • Unlimited premium liquors at 2 bars (and stocked bars in every room)
  • Green fees & transfer to Sandals Golf Club
  • Roundtrip shuttle and exchange privileges at Sandals Ochi
  • 2 private beaches, scuba diving, snorkeling, Hobie Cats, paddle boarding, kayaking, state-of-the-art fitness center, and more

Hot Tip West Wing rooms are reported to have the best sea views. East Wing rooms offer more vegetation and privacy. It always pays to reserve dinner ahead of time.

Sandals Royal Plantation 5 star

  • TripAdvisor: 4.5 bubble rating 3,747 reviews
  • All-Inclusive • 18+ (Couples Only)

Azul Beach Resort by Karisma

Negril

pool and sea view at one of the best all inclusive resorts in Jamaica
Azul Beach Resort Negril by Karisma

Located right on Negril’s famous Seven Mile Beach, Azul Beach Resort Negril by Karisma is one of only three all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica on our list that welcomes (and caters to) families with kids under 18.

This top-rated resort offers top-notch service and amenities with a ton of activities for the whole family.

The kids will love Azulitos Playhouse (kid’s club) while you sip cocktails on the beach, indulge in spa treatments, enjoy live music shows, kayak or snorkel, go rum or wine tasting, and much more.

Simply one of the very best Jamaica all-inclusive resorts for families!

Azul Beach Resort is Best For

Families with young kids looking for lots to do for the whole family, all with a splash of luxury.

Standout Features

  • 283 guest rooms including ocean view swim-up suites
  • Unlimited dining at 9 restaurants & 3 bars, wine pairings, unlimited alcohol, minibar stocked daily
  • Kids club, 7 outdoor pools, splash park, baby amenities (upon request)
  • Wine & rum tasting, handicraft & cooking classes, spa treatments, meditation, pilates, fitness center
  • Non-motorized water sports, live entertainment, and more

Hot Tip Reserve dinner in advance to avoid disappointment. For the quietest experience, request a room farthest from the bar area and road.

Azul Beach Resort Negril 4 star

  • TripAdvisor: 4.5 bubble rating 5,012 reviews
  • All-Inclusive • Family-Friendly • Splash Park

Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall

Montego Bay

luxurious room with pool view
Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall

Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall is set on making a lasting impression. And being located a mere 12-minute jaunt from Montego Bay’s Sangster Airport means you won’t have to wait long to experience it all for yourself.

This expansive resort is a masterclass in sophisticated styling and meticulous attention to detail, all designed to usher away the stresses of the outside world with the gentle caress of the Caribbean breeze.

When it comes to all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica, Zilara proudly claims its spot among the island’s top offerings, delivering nothing short of a first-rate experience based on thousands of reviews.

Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall is Best For…

Honeymoons, romantic getaways, or guests looking for an all-inclusive with luxury touches in a relaxing and stress-free environment (ages 18+ only).

Standout Features

  • 234 private rooms with fully furnished terraces
  • Swim-up Rooms & Butler Suites
  • Unlimited dining at 10 restaurants
  • Endless drinks (top shelf wines & liquors at 6 bars / minibar stocked daily)
  • Kayaking, sailing, snorkeling, surfing
  • Full service spa, aqua aerobics, fitness center, live entertainment, nightclub, excursions, golf nearby

Hot Tip Reserve dinner and fitness center in advance (particularly on weekends). If you are not totally satisfied with your room, ask to be relocated or upgraded.

Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall 5 star

  • TripAdvisor: 4.5 bubble rating 7,242 reviews
  • All-Inclusive • Ages 18+ • Swim-Up Rooms

Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay

Montego Bay

pool and gazebo near Caribbean Sea
Secrets Wild Orchid

Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay is an outstanding adult-only all-inclusive hideaway. This outstanding resort offers luxury and seclusion to its legions of predominately young couples seeking out a fun and social vibe.

And with full exchange privileges at its neighbor, Secrets St. James, the options for indulgence are virtually limitless.

Secrets Wild Orchid is Best For

Secrets Wild Orchid is a top-notch stay for a lively and social honeymoon or couples escape with loads of amenities.

Standout Features

  • 350 luxury rooms & suites
  • Unlimited meals and top-shelf spirits at 9 restaurants & 2 swim-up bars
  • Guided snorkeling, cooking & dance classes, paddle boarding, kayaking, windsurfing, sailing
  • Full-service spa, 1+ miles of private beaches, live entertainment, golf nearby

Hot Tip Book a room with Preferred Club status (see room options) for access to the best rooms (larger with furnished balcony and hot tub), the resort’s best beaches, exchange privileges at Breathless Montego Bay, butler service for swim-up rooms or higher category, and more.

Secrets Wild Orchid 5 star

  • TripAdvisor: 4.5 bubble rating 10,203 reviews
  • All-Inclusive • Ages 18+ • Golf Nearby

Couples Negril

Negril

aerial view of large pool at beach resort
Couples Negril

Couples Negril boasts the distinction of being the brand’s “most intimate resort” for a next-level couples rendezvous.

Lose yourselves in 18 acres of stunning oceanfront property, sail away on a romantic sunset cruise, soak up the warm Caribbean sun together on the resort’s exclusive clothing optional beach section.

24-hour gourmet dining, private beachside dinners, unlimited scuba diving and golf green fees round out the list of top features at one of the top Jamaica all-inclusive resorts made just for couples.

Couples Negril is Best For

We think that couples (ages 18+) looking for an uber romantic and restful luxury stay with lots of top-tier activities will find plenty to love at Couples Negril.

Standout Features

  • 24-hour gourmet dining, unlimited premium brand spirits, customized in-room mini bar, 4 gourmet restaurants, in-suite dining menu for Garden and Beachfront Suites, private beach dinner (extra)
  • Area excursions, unlimited watersports, unlimited scuba diving, golf green fees, snorkeling excursions, sunset catamaran cruises
  • Spa treatments, aquacise, yoga, pilates & meditation classes, kickboxing, nightly entertainment
  • 2 swimming pools & 4 jacuzzis, clothing-optional beach section

Hot Tips Consider upgrading to Couples Swept Away for a huge private veranda and prime location on Negril’s legendary 7 Mile Beach. If you value peace and quiet, request a room farthest away from Cassava Terrace (the entertainment area). And remember to reserve dinner well in advance and sign up for dive excursions at least a day prior.

Couples Negril 5 star

  • TripAdvisor: 4.5 bubble rating 5,424 reviews
  • All-Inclusive • Ages 18+ • Golf Course Nearby

Sunset at the Palms

Negril

bungalow in dense tropical landscape at all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica
Sunset at the Palms Negril

Ready for something a bit different? If your idea of paradise includes privacy and serenity within a tropical forest setting—all just steps away from a breathtaking white-sand oasis—then check out Sunset at the Palms in Negril!

Bask in total tranquility cocooned in one of 85 well-appointed, tastefully decorated private treehouse-style cabanas. Stroll the two miles of pristine white sand beach, or take advantage of the resorts many premium amenities.

Hands down, one the top Jamaica all-inclusive resorts, tailor-made for those in search of solitude and nature’s embrace.

Sunset at the Palms is Best For…

Romantic getaways, weddings, honeymoons, and privacy seekers (18+ only)

Standout Features

  • 85 Asian-inspired adult only treehouse cabanas
  • 5 acres of lush and tropical beachfront property
  • 4 restaurants (buffet, beach grill, and a la carte) & 3 bars (1 swim-up)
  • Fitness center, spa & wellness center
  • Live evening entertainment, nature walks, weekly cocktail party

Hot Tip Ask for a room near the back of the property (farthest away from the main room) for the most peaceful experience. Some rooms have been renovated recently, and it’s definitely worth requesting one if there are any available.

Sunset at the Palms 4 star

  • TripAdvisor: 4.5 bubble rating 3,882 reviews
  • All-Inclusive • Ages 18+ • Treehouse-style Cabanas

Moon Palace Jamaica

Ochos Rios

sunset behind luxury beach resort
Moon Palace Jamaica

Last, but certainly not least on our list of best Jamaica all-inclusive resorts is Moon Palace Jamaica, one of the island’s premier all-inclusive family resorts situated in the lush tropical embrace of Ocho Rios.

If you are traveling with kids or teens in tow, they’ll flip over the amazing activities on offer such as a FlowRider wave simulator, state-of-the-art supervised playroom, teen lounge & arcade, kids pools, live entertainment, non-motorized water sports, and a host of fun offsite family tours & excursions as well.

And you’ll love all-inclusive fine dining, unlimited top-shell drinks, luxury accommodation, full-service spa, nightclub, 24-hour room service, in-room childcare services (extra), and loads of activities on and off the water.

Year after year, Moon Palace is consistently ranked as one of the top all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica for families with kids of all ages.

Moon Palace Jamaica is Best For…

Families with kids of all ages looking for lots to do for the whole family, all with a splash of luxury.

Standout Features

  • Unlimited meals and top-shelf drinks at 6 restaurants & 24-hour room service
  • Supervised kids playroom, teen lounge (arcade), wave simulator
  • Non-motorized water sports, nightclub, live entertainment, wellness classes, spa treatments

Moon Palace Jamaica 4 star

  • TripAdvisor: 4.5 bubble rating 6,055 reviews
  • All-Inclusive • Family-Friendly • Wave Simulator
dining area overlooking Caribbean Sea
Azul Beach Resort Negril

Montego Bay vs. Negril vs. Ocho Rios

Wondering where to stay in Jamaica? There are three key areas you’re most likely to find the very best Jamaica all-inclusive resorts: Montego Bay, Negril, and Ocho Rios.

Any of these three areas are sure to please. But different types of travelers are often drawn to each of these places for different reasons.

Montego Bay is the original, high-flying tourist destination in Jamaica, and continues to attract families and couples looking for some of the island’s most celebrated and amenity-packed all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica. Montego Bay offers the most urban feel of the three areas, with impressive stretches of developed beach.

Negril, on the other hand, offers a small town feel with a long white-sands coastline and a festive bohemian vibe year-round. Famous for its laid back atmosphere, vibrant nightlife, and Seven-Mile Beach, Negril sports an eclectic mix of anything-goes adult-only retreats and superb family-oriented resorts as well.

Ocho Rios tends to attract nature lovers, outdoor adventurers, and those looking to lose the traditional resort crowd (though cruise ship passengers do find their way to this part of the island). Home to Jamaica’s most stunning waterfalls and quietest beaches, visitors will find no shortage of world-class outdoor activities here, both on and off the water.

luxury room in hotel in Jamaica
Moon Palace Jamaica

All-Inclusive Jamaica Resorts FAQs

What does all-inclusive include in Jamaica?

The question should be: What don’t all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica include? Expect the best Jamaica all-inclusive resorts to include things like meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and snacks, select alcoholic beverages, water sports equipment, fitness classes and cultural activities, live entertainment, and more. Of course, you’ll always want to read the fine print on the booking site to know exactly what’s included (and what’s not) before you book.

Is an all-inclusive worth it in Jamaica?

Jamaica can be an expensive travel destination if you don’t play your cards right. Booking an all-inclusive resort can be a great way to reduce your overall vacation costs and get the best value for your money. The nightly rates at the top all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica may seem high until you see the à la carte prices for food and alcohol. Add in rental and activities fees and your vacation expenses can quickly mount. Booking an all-inclusive resort offers peace of mind in knowing that the bulk of your costs are going to be up front, leaving you to fully enjoy your time in paradise.

palapa umbrellas and beach chairs at Sandals Royal Plantation
Sandals Royal Plantation

Final Thoughts

Jamaica is one of the most diverse and awe-inspiring islands in the world. From coast to coast, the flora and fauna, stunning topography, and world-class beaches found here are sure to leave you breathless.

But it might just be the people, culture, and irresistible island rhythm that keep visitors coming back year after year.

Add in Jamaica’s mouth-watering cuisine, breathtaking coastline, and warm tropical embrace, and it’s no wonder so many of the world’s best all-inclusive resorts call Jamaica home.

We hope this guide has been helpful in kickstarting your own unforgettable Jamaica island adventure, or at least inspired you to consider a visit in the near future.

Don’t forget to share this bucket list of all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica with the other island lovers in your life. Happy travels!

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2 thoughts on “The 12 Best Jamaica All-Inclusive Resorts for 2024”

  1. Lwanga Shamurah

    Beautiful!!!! Jamaica is really blessed

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