The vibrant island nation of Jamaica is perhaps the most well known in all of the Caribbean, with such iconic figures as Bob Marley and Usain Bolt putting their country on the map. Yet as a luxury holiday destination, Jamaica is sometimes overlooked in favour of its neighbours. Tucked away amongst the rolling landscapes and breath- taking beaches are some stunning resorts, which are up there with the region's finest.
Not only this, but a luxury holiday to Jamaica offers a host of adventures for those who wish to explore the diversity of landscapes and culture on the island. From a dip in Dunn's River Falls to ride through the lush canopies on Sky Explorer at Mystic Mountain; there really is so much to see and do. Whether you wish to simply laze on an unspoilt beach with a rum cocktail in hand, or dance the night away to the beat of ubiquitous live music in one of the island's many charming towns, you won't be disappointed.
So here we've selected four of the best luxury hotels and resorts that Jamaica has to offer. Which will you choose?
Jamaica Inn is a luxury boutique hotel that boasts an enviable position on a stunning, white sand beach, visible from the balcony or veranda of every elegant suite. The perfect place, then, to step out of the time restrictions that usually govern our lives. At Jamaica Inn you won't see a single clock, or be asked to keep to anyone else's schedule. Enjoy lunch at leisure, swim in the clear waters, or indulge at The Ocean Spa, the choice is yours. For even more space and privacy, choose to stay in one of the hotel's beautiful stand-alone cottages.
The intimate resort of Round Hill is set in a lush 110 square metres of grounds, where 27 immaculate villas are each nestled in their own plot. Guests may choose to reserve a villa (with up to 6 bedrooms) completely to themselves or stay in a plush Villa Suite. If ocean views are a must for you, then there is also the option of a chic Oceanfront Room, overlooking the stunning private beach. Children are also catered to brilliantly, with the Pineapple Kids Club and 7-Up Club providing entertainments and space to suit all ages.
Named after the beautiful crescent-shaped beach that stretches along it outer-edge, Half Moon, A Rock Resort is an impressive resort which boasts a larger scale whilst retaining a commitment to high levels of luxury. Whatever your accommodation preferences, you'll be spoilt for choice by the array of rooms, suite and villas available. Then there's the host of activities and facilities on your doorstep, chief among which has to be the Dolphin Lagoon, accessible only to guests staying at the resort and a real 'must' on a Jamaica luxury holiday here.
As the name suggests, Golden Eye's renown comes from the fact that it was originally the Jamaican home of James Bond creator, Ian Fleming. Yet beyond its illustrious heritage, this exclusive resort has much to offer its discerning guests. Boasting its own lagoon and engaging extras such as a glass-bottomed boat that meanders through the resort, Golden Eye offers a luxury holiday with a sense of fun. Elegant accommodation is offered either along the beachside, or by the lagoon, where each Cottage comes with its own kayak!
The variety of luxury accommodation on offer in Jamaica speaks volumes for its potential as a superb destination, whether you seek a relaxing break, a romantic escape or a fun-filled family holiday. See something you like or want to know more? Call one of our expert Travel Specialists.