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Deciding what area to visit while in Jamaica can be tricky. We’ll help you decide between the top 3 areas in Jamaica.
If you’re looking for a vacation destination in Jamaica, the top three options are Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, or Negril. So, which one should you choose? It really depends on what you’re looking for. Here’s a breakdown of each destination to help make your decision easier.
Montego Bay is Jamaica’s second-largest city, a popular destination for Jamaicans and tourists. It’s known for its beaches, duty-free shopping, and nightlife. Montego Bay is also home to some of Jamaica’s best golf courses. The main international airport for the Island is located in Montego Bay. This means properties in Montego Bay will have a very short transfer ride from the airport, allowing you to get out on the beach even sooner! So if you’re looking for a vibrant city with plenty to do, Montego Bay is a great choice.
Half Moon Resort: It is an all-inclusive luxury resort located on a 500-acre estate. The resort has its own private beach, golf course, spa, and more.
Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall: It is an all-inclusive escape for adults (18+) seeking refuge in the beautiful white-sands of Jamaica. Attentive service at every turn assures each guest a harmonious, hassle-free vacation filled with gourmet cuisine, expertly poured cocktails and enough memories to last several lifetimes.
Sandals Royal Caribbean: This unique all-inclusive resort creates two vacations in one; you can go enjoy the resort’s private island or stay at the property. You will find an island sampling of warm hospitality, steel drum sounds, and the rhythms of a chic Caribbean nightlife.
Sandals Montego Bay: The first-ever Sandals all-inclusive resort features new beachfront swim-up Butler Suites for unmatched innovations in accommodation. Discover even more with Latitudes Overwater Bar, the Over-the-Water Chapel, and three new gourmet restaurants for a total of 12 world-class eateries to choose from.
Scotchies: A popular Jamaican restaurant chain that specializes in jerk chicken.
Usain Bolt’s Tracks & Records: A sports-themed restaurant named after the famous Jamaican sprinter.
Pier 1: A seafood restaurant with a fantastic view of Montego Bay’s harbor.
Ocho Rios is a small town located on the north coast of Jamaica. It’s known for its waterfalls, beaches, and zip-lining. It’s also home to Dolphin Cove, making it easy for you to swim with dolphins. Ocho Rios is the place for you if you’re looking for a laid-back town with plenty of outdoor activities. Depending on traffic, it is typically about a two-hour drive from the airport.
Jamaica Inn: This boutique hotel is located on a private beach in Ocho Rios and has been the vacation spot of legends for years. Unwind in antique-appointed, yet recently modernized accommodations. Savor exquisite island-fresh cuisine. Drink in the magnificence of the glistening Caribbean Sea along our private Jamaica beach. Feel it deep within your soul.
Couples Sans Souci: an all-inclusive, couples-only (18+) resort nestled in a tropical elegance and luxurious setting in beautiful Ocho Rios. Unparalleled spa treatments, renowned cuisine, first-class service, and rich ambiance make this hotel the ultimate setting for a romantic getaway.
Couples Tower Isle: an all-inclusive, beachfront resort that features its own private island just yards off the shimmering white sand beach and an oceanfront footprint that makes it easy to move from one sun-splashed spot to another, this all-inclusive boutique resort features farm-to-table cuisine, award-winning spa services and stunning views of tranquil turquoise waters that take your breath away from the moment you walk into the lobby.
Beaches Ocho Rios: Twenty-two acres of lush tropical gardens, a gorgeous private white-sand beach, seven gourmet restaurants, five fantastic swimming pools, a dedicated scuba practice pool, and an entire ocean of watersports are just a few of the places & things to explore.
The Crab Shack: A casual seafood restaurant with fresh, delicious seafood.
Dragonfly: An Asian fusion restaurant with a beautiful garden setting.
Evita’s Italian Restaurant: A family-friendly Italian restaurant with a cozy atmosphere.
Negril is a small town located on the west coast of Jamaica. It’s known for its beaches, sunsets, and reggae music. Negril is also home to Rick’s Cafe, where you can cliff jump into the water. If you’re looking for a relaxed atmosphere with plenty of beach time, Negril is the perfect destination.
Rockhouse Hotel: This adults-only hotel is located on the cliffs of Negril. The hotel has its own private beach, infinity pool, and spa.
Couple Swept Away: Nestled in charming Negril, Couples’ most private, peaceful resort offers everything you need to unwind, from yoga lessons to fine gourmet dining. However you choose to spend your time at Couples Swept Away, there will be unlimited opportunities to wrap yourself in its radiance and indulgent pleasures.
Beaches Negril: captures the essence of a laid-back paradise along with the elegance of an all-inclusive luxury resort. Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swim up bar, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
The Catch: A seafood restaurant with fresh, local seafood.
3 Dives Jerk Center: A popular Jamaican restaurant specializing in jerk chicken.
Sunset at the Palms: A beachfront restaurant with an unbeatable view of the sunset.
So, which destination is the best? It really depends on what you’re looking for. Montego Bay is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a city with plenty to do. Ocho Rios is perfect if you’re looking for a laid-back town with many outdoor activities. And Negril is ideal if you’re looking for a relaxed atmosphere with plenty of beach time. No matter your destination, you’re sure to have a Jamaican vacation that you’ll never forget.
Lastly, hiring a travel agent will save you time and offer connections and value you won’t find booking on your own. A travel agent can also help you plan your trip to make the most of your time in Jamaica. So, contact us today and let us help you plan your Jamaican vacation.
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