The Top Luxury Hotels on the Island

Jamaica has long been the preferred Caribbean destination for people going on vacation. For many, luxury hotels have always been the choice they choose because of the many amazing things they offer.

Though more high-end, these spots are favored because they offer unlimited food, liquor, non-motorized sports and quality entertainment for the entire family. When compared to more smaller hotel choices, the luxury options always come on top.

If you land in Jamaica, you’re likely to find these locations in the main tourist capitals such as Ocho Rios, Montego Bay or Negril. Kingston does have some luxury options, but they are mostly suited for business people rather than tourists or vacationers.

On doing some research on Trip Advisor, we found a list of luxury hotel choices. The Spa Retreat Hotel was listed as one of the top favorites because it offered the luxury experience at a relatively reasonable price. Others on the list included Jamaica Inn which has regularly ranked as a top choice for many years. Half Moon, Moon Palace, and Secrets resorts have also always been a popular choice amongst vacationers.

When thinking about ultimate luxury (I mean highest quality service, fabulous entertainment and “best-tasting” good jamaican food, Royalton White Sands Resorts comes to mind.

But let’s be honest, we have barely scratched the surface when it comes to the best hotels. For this reason, we often love to check out quality feedback and get good input before we make a decision. If you find yourself in such a position, we recommend you do like us and read top traveler reviews. The site we’ve found offers good sound advice to help you make the right decision.

They also have a YouTube channel with reviews (you may want to check that out at some point).

How Can You Get the Best Price for a Luxury Hotel?

Well, we’re glad you asked (fantastic question). We typically recommend that vacationers do their research. You can call up hotels and ask if they have any special discounts for a particular period. It has been found that during the summer, prices are slashed (this is the low peak season for hotels – not a lot of guests). Therefore you can benefit from the discounts on offer.

Another thing I’ve found useful is to check for deals on Gustazos or Hot Wire. At the time of this writing there are 3 great hotel deals available. It’s a good idea for you to sign up for their notification e-mail list so you can be advised whenever a new deal pops out.

Should You Consider a Smaller Option?

We leave that decision up to you. With smaller hotels, you benefit from lower prices (good to know if you’re on a tight budget). You’re also left on your own when it comes to food, entertainment, and water sports (these places may have little to none of those). You may chance upon a pool, but that’s about it. One place you can find inspiration on what to choose is here.

You should go for a smaller one if you’re looking to travel the island or spend lots of time on the road. So this option is perfect if you just need a place to crash for a few nights.

That’s about it. Our thoughts are written down on paper when it comes to luxury vs. small hotel options. We hope you make the right decision and enjoy everything your vacation has to offer. Jamaica is a beautiful country with loads to do and tons to see. Make the most out of it and ensure you make memories to last you forever. Take care.



Get to Know Jamaica

Jamaica weather, like the other islands of Caribbean, has a tropical sea climate. It is named sea thanks to the influence of the ocean. In the daytime the sea is mostly cooler than the land. Winds blowing from the sea to the land will help chill the land. I felt just like I was sitting poolside watching the insane Italians have a family debate while drunk on Margaritas. She merited it, but somehow even she was able to giggle at her problem. She had it coming to her. She’d have the last giggle irrespective of everything else.

The Blue Mountains control the eastern 3rd of Jamaica, found between Kingston to the south and Port Maria to the north. The higher reaches of the mountains are saved as forest while the lower slopes are devoted to Jamaican coffee production. An awesome mixture of rich soil, cool and foggy conditions, high rainfall and good soil drainage yields an especially top of the range coffee. Coffee grown at elevations between three thousand and 5,500 feet has been historically known as Jamaica Blue Mountain.

Coffee is Delicious in Jamaica

The misty conditions are said to slow the expansion of the coffee, so manufacturing a rather more dense ( and tasty ) bean. The culture of this country is a rich mix of cultures of the first Taino settlers and their Spanish conquerors. The blacks and slaves are the dominant cultural force nevertheless, as they were those who suffered and withstood the tough conditions that were implemented on them.

The culture is influenced by Chinese and Indian cultures too, due to the immigrants from these nations. Official language of the country is English. Watch where you walk – take care the thorns don’t stick you! ( They sound sort of awkward in English. ).

The people here are friendly and great. If you ever happen to land on the island be sure to explore it and get to know what they have to offer.

That’s pretty much it for a quick overview of this slice of beautiful paradise. In the next articles we’ll take a look at some of the small hotels, large hotels and resorts you can visit if you come to Jamaica.