The 11 Best Montego Bay All-Inclusive Resorts

By K.C. DermodyK.C. DermodyK.C. DermodyK.C. Dermody is the author of Best Travel Guide for First Time Visitors to Ireland and has had hundreds of travel articles published online and in print, including Yahoo! Travel, Trips To Discover, Hotels.com, Travelocity, and many more. She also creates itineraries for major tour companies focused on Greece, Croatia, Iceland, Ireland, the UK, Canada, and the US.Meet Our Team | Updated on June 5, 2024 | Posted In: All-Inclusives by Destination


Montego Bay is the vacation hub of Jamaica thanks to its central location. It will put you within easy reach of the country’s highlights while offering a ton of its own attractions. You’ll be within two hours of Dunns River Falls, Seven Mile Beach, and the Bob Marley Museum. It only makes sense to stay in one of the many Montego Bay all-inclusive resorts. 

Best Montego Bay All-Inclusive Resorts

With over 20 all-inclusive resorts in Montego Bay, choosing which meets your requirements can be difficult. But with this list of the best Montego Bay all-inclusive resorts, you won’t have to sift through hundreds of reviews to determine which might work for your style, budget, and other factors. There’s something for every type of vacationer here, from those looking to party to those seeking the ultimate in relaxation. 

Sandals Royal Caribbean 

You don’t have to go far to stay in an over-the-water bungalow in Jamaica. Sandals Royal Caribbean is situated on the outskirts of Montego Bay, less than ten minutes from Sangster International Airport. Along with the resort’s standard rooms and suites, there are over-the-water bungalows. Book one and you’ll feel as if you’re in the Maldives.

Choose from a basic over-the-water bungalow (in reality, they’re anything but basic), or one with your own infinity pool on the deck. Each bungalow comes with a personal butler too. Your butler can serve a romantic dinner on your private deck, set up a romantic bath in the outdoor tub, deliver a picnic on the beach, and much more. 

Sandals resorts also have some of the most robust inclusions as compared to other brands. Scuba dive with PADI-certified instructors, hang out on the resort’s private island, and watch a fire dance show. That’s just a few of the options with no need to get you wallet. Transport to another Sandals’ resort in Montego Bay to enjoy all of the amenities there is included too.


Sandals Montego Bay

Sandals Montego Bay was the first ever Sandals resort. Today the brand has 15 resorts so this is your chance to experience the very place the industry-leading all-inclusive resort chain began. It’s pretty remarkable that a resort built 40 years ago has managed to remain one of the most popular properties to book in Jamaica. 

Over-the-water bungalow experiences are possible here without having to pay the high cost of staying in one. The resort features an overwater bar with hammocks that hang over the water and over-water cabanas that you can reserve to relax in the shade while enjoying easy access to the sea.

This Sandals resort has 12 restaurants and six bars, plus you can get a transfer to the nearby Sandals Royal Caribbean to take advantage of the restaurants there. Plus, no matter which room you book, the rooms here are some of the nicest you’ll find of all the Sandals resorts. 


Secrets Wild Orchid 

Out on its own little peninsula with over a mile of beachfront in Montego Bay is Secrets Wild Orchid. Not only does its all-inclusive package come with all the usual standard amenities, but everything is unlimited. You can enjoy your favorite meal, snack, or cocktail at poolside or have it delivered to your room.

An adults-only resort, it’s the ultimate escape for relaxation. There are calm bays to float in, swim-up bars, in-room Jacuzzi tubs, and swim-up rooms. There’s no need to leave your room if you don’t want to. With the swim-up suites and 24/7 room service, everything you need for your vacation is right there.

All guests at Secrets Wild Orchid can hop over to its neighboring property, Secrets St. James. This provides access to even more activities, additional restaurants, and nearly any type of entertainment you’d like. Preferred Club members can also walk over to Breathless Resort and Spa for a more party-like experience.


Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall

Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall is the definition of modern luxury. It offers minimalistic design aspects and all the amenities you could ever need for the perfect adults-only vacation. Unwind on a lounger inside the swim-up pool right outside your suite, or take a water aerobics pedaling class. 

The rooms all include private terraces with seating and a table overlooking the ocean or gardens. If you choose a swim-up suite, the pool is private to the few swim-up suites in your immediate vicinity. You never have to worry about getting there early enough to claim a lounger. There are also butler suites that come with a dedicated butler who can make reservations, expedite room service, and more. 

There are so many activities included at Hyatt Zilara, nearly any type of vacation experience you’re looking for is possible. Rest and rejuvenate, discover new passions, or immerse yourself in culture. You can also take a cooking lesson with one of the property’s talented chefs, listen to the sounds of a Caribbean steel drum, and snorkel in clear turquoise waters. 


Iberostar Grand Rose Hall

Nobody can mix island vibes with luxury quite like Iberostar Grand Rose Hall. Think thatch-roofed pavilions, wooden accents, and all shades of the color blue from the sea and the pool to the sky. The rooms are filled with lavish amenities. That includes canopy beds, weaved bench swings, and large sitting areas that overlook the ocean. 

Iberostar takes all-inclusive to the next level too with butler service provided on every floor regardless of the room categor. There are unique water sports options along with a coral nursery where you can learn how to help protect our oceans. And, if you’re in the mood for a round of golf, transfer to and from the course is included along with snacks and drinks from the beverage cart. When it’s time to dine, you’ll have some outstanding gourmet restaurants to choose from.

To top it all off, it you’re in need of serious pampering, spa services can be provided in your room.  


Jewel Grande Resort and Spa

Feel at home at Jewel Grande Resort and Spa with all the modern comforts. It hosts recently renovated, decked-out suites and villas that come with separate bedrooms, living areas, and kitchens. There’s plenty of space if you want to bring your entire family or a group of friends.

The property includes two pools surrounded by palms, covered loungers, and bars, providing lots of ways to relax. If you want to get active, there are a range of water sports available, including kayaking, paddle boarding, wind sailing, and sailboat excursions. If you brought the younger ones take advantage of the kid’s club which includes video games, table tennis, and a splash pad.

Jewel Grande also boasts an excellent location with many fun things to do and see nearby. Rose Hall, one of Montego Bay’s most famous haunted attractions telling the story of the White Witch is nearby. You can also enjoy exciting adventures arranged by Jewel Grande. You might whiz across a zipline, experience the thrills at Mystic Moutain adventure park, swim with dolphins, raft, and more.


S Hotel

S Hotel is an all-inclusive property with a smaller boutique vibe. It provides a more intimate atmosphere that you just can’t get at larger all-inclusive resorts along with some standout amenities. That includes swinging beds on your room’s terrace and Club Mobay VIP airport service which includes a lounge to hang out in with complimentary drinks.

The spa takes a different approach too, follwing ollowing Jamaican holistic practices that use kinetic energy therapy with subterranean plunge pools. There are also two pools on-site – one where you can relax in the lounging beds that are close enough to dip. The other is a rooftop pool with amazing sunset views. Of course, there’s a beach too. The hotel sits on Doctor’s Cave Beach, one of the most famous in Montego Bay.

Yet another plus? S Hotel is located within walking distance of the Hip Strip, where reggae music fills the streets, Jamaican jerk can be found on every corner, and local vendors sell all the best souvenirs. 


Round Hill Hotel and Villas

If staying in your own private villa sounds more like your cup of tea, Round Hill Hotel and Villas offers some of the most luxurious villas on the island. Each one has a private pool, large terraces with plenty of lounging furniture, and outdoor showers so you can soak up plenty of Caribbean sun throughout your stay.

If you prefer to stay in one of the hotel rooms, rest assured that they are just as luxurious as the villas with each designed by Ralph Lauren himself. They all have four-post bamboo canopy beds and windows that open up to make the rooms seem more like an outdoor terrace. 

The food here is to die for, with every meal featuring locally sourced ingredients, including some grown right in the hotel’s garden. You can even take a tour of the gardens on-site, where you’ll be served a freshly picked lunch. Round Hill also offers childcare to keep the little ones entertained while you enjoy your vacation.


Breathless Resort and Spa

For those who like to feel like their vacation is a celebration filled with exciting experiences, music, and dancing, Breathless Resort and Spa is the place to stay in Montego Bay. There’s a party ever day, including pool parties with DJs. Or you can just hang out at the rooftop pool bar. 

Breathless accommodations take things to the next level with iPads that control in-room electronics and can be used to order room service. Each room also comes with a terrace that includes a private hot tub. Don’t want to leave your furry best friend? This resort allows small dogs and they’ll even equip your room with a dog bed and toys. 

There are 11 restaurants and bars, including two swim-up bars and a beach bar so it won’t take long to find a cocktail or a bite to eat. The staff can come to you too, serving drinks and snacks right to your sun lounger.


Half Moon

Half Moon

According to Forbes Magazine, Half Moon in Montego Bay is Jamaica’s highest-rated resort. It’s the ideal getaway for singles, couples, and families with a variety of layouts to suit all, including rooms, suites, and family-style villas.

Divided into three sections, it includes Eclipse, which has a swimming beach, infinity pool, two restaurants, three bars, and accommodations. Founders Coves has a beach surrounded by private cottages, and Rose Hall Villas has multi-bedroom villas with private pools for large families.

There is never a lack of activity at Half Moon, with everything from riding horses, meditation and yoga to scuba diving. The resort also provides golf instructions. At the spa you can enjoy over-the-water treatments, a relaxation lounge, a tea room, and outdoor yoga. It’s the place to go for soothing the mind, body, and soul.

Half Moon prides itself on being named among the world’s top romantic destinations, so it’s know surprise that it’s a popular place for Caribbean weddings. Wedding planners will turn any proposal or wedding dream into a breathtaking reality. They do the work, all couples and their guests have to do is show up. 

For children aged three to 12, the Children’s Village at Half Moon is the property’s own miniature paradise. There are even professional nannies for the younger crowd. Children can play together, learn, and enjoy healthy snacks. Camp Half Moon is a six-week program that includes horseback riding, arts and crafts, watersports, and much more for ages three through 12. There are also pony rides and other fun animals that make it a true Nirvana for kids.


Hotel Riu Montego Bay

Hotel Riu Montego Bay

Hotel Riu Montego Bay is an adults-only, all-inclusive resort with five pools, loungers, a private beach, many dining options, and several packages to ensure your Caribbean getaway is perfect. Most rooms come with a balcony or terrace showcasing a view of the sea.

The Water World water park is filled with daily activities, and you can enjoy all sorts of water sports like kayaking, diving, and parasailing. Golf and horseback riding are available too. When it comes to dining international fare is served a multiple restaurants and you can enjoy Jamaican BBQ prepared on the beach. Evenings include live performances, DJs, dancing, and parties.

If you’re looking for a resort to host your Caribbean wedding or renewal ceremony, Riu Montego Bay offers one of Jamaica’s most extensive wedding and renewal of vows packages.

What Does All-Inclusive Mean in Montego Bay?

Jamaica is home to some of the best all-inclusive resorts in the world. That’s because its all-inclusive resorts are some of the most comprehensive out of any all-inclusive packages you’ll find around the world. Nearly every all-inclusive resort in Jamaica includes the following:

  • All your food, drinks, alcoholic drinks, and snacks.
  • Water sports, like kayaking, snorkeling, wind sailing, paddle boarding, and more.
  • Entertainment, i.e., music, dancing, shows, classes, and parties.
  • Butler services with certain room categories.
  • Fitness classes, such as yoga, pilates, aqua aerobics, and cycling.

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