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Best Jamaica All-Inclusive Resorts

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We've collected our picks for the top all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica, and for each, we give you a link to see hi-res photo galleries, virtual tours, maps, etc. This isn't a "top 10" list, however, as we believe that different resorts are "the best" for different people. So, along with each, we'll tell you why we think it deserves a spot on our list, and the type of traveler who's likely to love it.

To compare all resorts in Jamaica, click here.

See our complete list of travel specials for Jamaica.

Round Hill Hotel and Villas

Tucked into a cove a few miles south of Montego Bay, Round Hill offers a country-club villa feel, with a lovely protected beach, great snorkeling, and a beautiful infinity pool.

Set away from the larger resorts in the area, it feels more like a small private club than a traditional all-inclusive.

See our photo galleries, or see the list of awards they've won from World Travel Awards.

  Aerial view of Round Hill

Pirate's Island Waterpark  

Beaches Negril

The Beaches chain of hotels is family-focused, with accommodations that include 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom villas as well as traditional hotel rooms.

Beaches Negril also boasts the 18,000 square foot Pirate's Island Waterpark, with 2 huge water slides, water cannons, and a misting pool.

See our photo galleries, or read about the environmental achievement award they won.

Half Moon

Half Moon is one of the famed RockResort properties, and is located along 2 crescent shaped beaches a few minutes from Montego Bay, on Jamaica's north shore, on 400 acres. Their state-of-the-art Fern Tree Spa has won multiple awards.

Pictured is one of their Royal Villas.

See our photo galleries, or read how they won one of Business Destinations magazine's Best Luxury Hotels 2010 the awards.

  Half Moon

Sandals Whitehouse  

Sandals Whitehouse

Nestled in a 500 acre wilderness preserve on Jamaica's uncrowded south shore, Sandals Whitehouse boasts a European style with three "villages": Italian, French, and Dutch.

The rooms overlook a 2 mile long beach, and their best suites come with butler service.

See our photo galleries, or read about the seven awards the resort won from the prestigious Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International.

Jamaica Inn

Jamaica Inn is an elegant boutique resort in Ocho Rios, and over the past 50 years has consistently been ranked as one of the top luxury resorts in the Caribbean.

The resort's 47 suites all have beach/ocean views, with private balconies or verandahs. Their private 700-foot beach is often ranked as one of the best in the Caribbean.

See our photo galleries, or read the list of awards the resort has won from TripAdvisor and Conde Nast Traveler.

  Jamaica Inn

Couples Swept Away  

Couples Swept Away

Located on Negril's famous 7 mile beach, Couples Swept Away is probably the most romantic of the Couples Resorts properties, with tropical gardens, open-air cafes, small pool enclaves, and exotic flowers. Five Jacuzzis are located throughout the property for guests to enjoy.

The resort offers an amazing spa and a 10-acre fitness complex with ten tennis courts, squash, racquetball, a fully equipped gym, a 25 metre swimming pool, a running track and a basketball court.

See our photo galleries, or read about the awards the resort won in 2012 from Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast Traveler.

Ritz-Carlton Golf and Spa Resort, Rose Hall

Located on 5,000 picture-perfect acres in Jamaica's exclusive Rose Hall region, the Ritz Carlton offers 427 guest rooms and suites, each with a private balcony/terrace.

There are 5 restaurants on site, the 18-hole championship White Witch Golf Course, and unparalleled views of the Caribbean sea. Their spa (pictured) features a unique selection of therapies, 11 treatment rooms, a full-service salon, fully-equipped fitness center, relaxing saunas and more

See our photo galleries, or read the list of award nominations from World Travel Awards.

  Ritz-Carlton Golf and Spa Resort, Rose Hall

Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay  

Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay

Luxurious suites, decorated with native works of art, and 24-hour personal services are part of the "Unlimited Luxury" program at Secrets Wild Orchid.

The resort offers a world-class spa (pictured), 7 gourmet restaurants (including French, Italian, Japanese, Caribbean, Mexican, seafood), multiple piano bars, a sports bar, a cafe, and a theatre.

See our photo galleries, or read reviews from about this AAA 4-Diamond award-winning resort.

Sunset At The Palms Resort & Spa

Chic and laid-back, with Balinese style architecture, the Sunset At The Palms design received high praise from Architectural Digest.

Accommodations consist of Tree Top Deluxe rooms set in the gardens, or the exclusive Tree Top Suites--split-level suites with two full baths, two verandahs, and a master bedroom on the second storey.

See our photo galleries, or read reviews from

  Sunset At The Palms Resort & Spa

Sandals Negril  

Sandals Negril

Offering seven restaurants and Sandals Red Lane Spa, Sandals Negril is located on Negril's 7-mile long beach, and offers a wide range of accommodations, including some with swim-up access from the lagoon.

For those who scuba dive (or would like to learn), Sandals includes unlimited diving and the Caribbean's most comprehensive resort diving program.

See our photo galleries, or read about their recent Platinum Level award from EarthCheck for their environmental efforts.

The Caves

The Caves offers 13 exclusive cliffside accommodations, including 1- and 2-bedroom cottages and suites, plus a 4-bedroom deluxe villa, nestled in lush surroundings.

The resort's 2 acres of seafront are designed as an artful labyrinth, combining the magnificence of nature with a maritime mystique. Sitting atop honeycomb cliffs thrown up from the ocean depths due to volcanic activity, the cliff walls are a veritable museum of ancient fossilized marine life.

See our photo galleries, or about their award for "local flavor" from Beach Tomato.

  The Caves

Typical airfares from Dallas/Fort Worth

Airfares vary by season, but also day of week, and are definitely affected by holidays. The chart above shows the typical minimum and maximum fares for a economy class ticket from DFW airport in Dallas/Fort Worth to Montego Bay, Jamaica, by month. We gathered this data in June 2016 from

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About the author, Michael Cottam

Founder of Visual Itineraries, Michael lives in Bend, Oregon. He's an avid traveler, scuba diver, photographer, and a private pilot. He's on Pinterest and Twitter.