Jamaica is a small but beautiful tropical escape in the Caribbean. The island is known for its white sandy beaches, waterfalls, rainforests, delicious food, and smooth rum. The island, nicknamed “the Rock,” is an excellent destination for a glamorous vacation as many of the resorts on the island are extravagant and can offer you a fantastic stay. And we’re here to make trip planning a little easier for you. Here are the top five luxury resorts you should consider booking for your visit to Jamaica. 

1. The Trident Hotel, Port Antonio

If you’re looking for luxury and privacy in one, The Trident Hotel in Port Antonio, Jamaica, is the perfect spot. The resort only has 11 villas spread across 10 acres of land, so you don’t have to worry about noise, crowds, or long lines while you’re staying here. 

The hotel dates back to the 1960s but has been updated and renovated, so you still get a modern experience. The villas come with private pools with ocean views and plenty of space. When you’re hungry, you can eat at one of the three restaurants on the resort or opt for room service. And with a spa and fitness center on the resort, you have everything you need on hand for a relaxing, wonderful vacation. In fact, there’s a good chance you may never leave the property!

The Trident Hotel in Jamaica
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2. Iberostar Grand Rose Hall

Iberostar Grand Rose Hall is one of Jamaica’s most popular five-star hotels. In fact, this hotel does luxury so well that it’s had quite a roster of famous guests stay here, including the Queen of England, Beyonce, Errol Flynn, and Paul McCartney. 

The Iberostar is a beachfront, adults-only property that offers each guest butler services. Your butler will help you unpack, draw you a bath, and even take care of your laundry at your request. Honestly, you won’t have to lift a finger while staying here. 

The resort has 5 restaurants, a buffet, 4 bars, and a gourmet station that runs 24/7. Choose to stay here if you want to be pampered and taken care of. 

Ibero Star Hotels in Jamaica
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3. Jamaica Inn

The Jamaica Inn is an intimate, five-star boutique hotel. The property is oceanfront and every room comes with a view of the water. You can choose to book suites, bungalows, or cottages. 

Operating for more than 60 years, this small luxury hotel knows how to keep guests happy and coming back for return visits. Some of the more famous Jamaica Inn guests have been Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller (for their honeymoon), Ian Fleming, Noel Coward, and Katherine Hepburn. 

There are 26 rooms on the property, allowing you to feel like you have the place to yourself most of the time. And the beach is private property, so you won’t have to fight for a spot on the sand with tourists from other hotels. 

Lastly, if you love turtles, you’re in for a treat staying at the Jamaica Inn. Every summer, the endangered Hawksbill turtles nest and hatch on the hotel’s private beach. The hotel even has a turtle calendar, so you can plan your trip around seeing some baby turtles hatch and scurry into the ocean! This is a beautiful experience that only this luxury resort can offer you. 

The Jamaica Inn
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4. Round Hill Hotel And Villas

Round Hill Hotel and Villas in Montego Bay, Jamaica, is a massive property spread across 110 acres of land. You can choose to book one of the 27 private villas or one of the 26 oceanfront guestrooms for your stay here. 

The resort has three restaurants, bars, and dining service at the pools and beach. When you’re not eating or relaxing on the private beach, you can take advantage of the hotel’s entertainment schedule, which has something happening almost daily. If you’re eager to get off the property and see more of Jamaica, Round Hill Hotel can help you book outdoor excursions and activities. 

Round Hill Resort
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5. The Caves Hotel

The Caves Hotel in Jamaica is the only four-star property on our list, but we promise it still delivers on luxury and glamour. The hotel is set right on the cliffs of the water and gets its name for being on top of some of the most beautiful cliffs in the world. And, when staying here, you’re also just a 2.4-kilometer walk from the famous Xtabi caves.

The resort only has 12 cottages, all colorfully decorated and set with everything you need – including an outdoor shower! Some of the bigger cottages come with kitchens, saunas, private pools, and hot tubs. 

Waking up every morning to the gorgeous view of dramatic limestone cliffs and the ocean 40 feet below is a memorable way to experience Jamaica. This resort is the perfect choice for those who love adventure and solitude and want to sleep with open doors to the sea every night. 

The Caves Hotel
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Now, you just have to make the hard decision of which of these five resorts is right for you.