Best Jamaica beach hotels in Ocho Rios, Port Antonio, Montego Bay, Runaway Bay, Negril, etc.

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There are more than 50 beautiful public beaches in Jamaica. There are very few places along the entire circumference of the island where you cannot swim. Occasionally, the current will make swimming difficult, but, for the most part, the water is extremely calm in Jamaica.

If you’d like to visit a Jamaican beach and are wondering where a great place to stay would be, you should consider the following hotels. They were the Jamaican Beach Award Winners in the 2021 Best Loved Hotels by All these beach hotels had a lot of superb reviews and received the highest guest ratings. And you can use to find the best price for your stay.


Lacea is known for its nightlife, historic buildings and secluded beaches. It’s an ideal choice for those seeking a sun and sea getaway.

Best Loved Beach Hotels

  • Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort Spa All Inclusive
  • Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton Resort & Spa All Inclusive

Montego Bay

On Jamaica’s North Coast, Montego Bay has numerous beach resorts and world class golf courses. You can go scuba diving or snorkeling at coral reefs in the Montego Bay Marine Park. “MoBay’s” beaches include Doctors’ Cave Beach and Walter Fletcher Beach which is home to an amusement park.

Best Loved Beach Hotels

  • Round Hill Hotel & Villas
  • Iberostar Grand Rose Hall – Adults Only – All Inclusive
  • Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall Adults Only – All Inclusive
  • Half Moon
  • Iberostar Selection Rose Hal Suites All Inclusive
  • Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa – All Inclusive
  • Riu Palace Jamaica All Inclusive – Adults Only
  • Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall – All Inclusive
  • Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa – All Inclusive
  • Riu Reggae Adults Only – All Inclusive
  • Iberostar Rose Hall Beach All Inclusive
  • Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay – Luxury – Adults Only
  • Breathless Montego Bay – Adults Only
  • Secrets St. James Montego Bay – Luxury – Adults Only
  • Royal Decameron Cornwall Beach All Inclusive


In Western Jamaica, Negril is known for its miles of sandy beaches and shallow bays. Long Bay opens onto a lagoon that is protected by a coral reef. It is a top scuba diving and snorkeling destination. Its famous Seven Mile Beach has won many awards, including the 2019 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for Beaches. It is lined with bars, restaurants and resorts, many of them international. With crystalline waters and white sands, Seven Mile Beach has something for everyone.

Best Loved Beach Hotels

  • The SPA Retreat Boutique Hotel
  • Rayon Hotel
  • Sunset at the Palms Resort – Adults Only – All Inclusive
  • CocoLaPalm Seaside Resort
  • Sandy Haven Resort
  • Negril Tree House Resort
  • The Boardwalk Village
  • Travellers Beach Resort
  • Country Country
  • The Westender Inn
  • RIU Palace Tropical Bay All Inclusive
  • Royalton Negril Resort & Spa All Inclusive
  • White Sands Negril

Ocho Rios

Ocho Rios Bay Beach has clear, blue water with shallow areas for swimming. Many scenes from the James Bond thriller, “Dr. No,” were filmed in “Ochi.”

Best Loved Beach Hotels

  • Moon Palace Jamaica – All Inclusive
  • Hibiscus Lodge

Port Antonio

On Jamaica’s northeast coast, Port Antonio is a gateway to nearby tropical jungles, mountains and waterfalls. A “must see” is the Blue Lagoon, a land locked cove where different shades of blue color the lagoon. Visitors are welcome to swim in the lagoon. It has a romantic feel and is popular with couples.

Best Loved Beach Hotel

  • Great Huts

Rio Bueno

Rio Bueno is a small seaside village that is known for its magnificent Rio Bueno Harbour. It’s the deepest harbour in Jamaica and it’s where Christopher Colombus dropped anchor on his initial visit to the island. The Harbour is spectacular from all angles but especially from the top of nearby hills. The various shades of blue are stunning.

Best Loved Beach Hotel

  • Melia Braco Village, Jamaica – Adults Only

Runaway Bay

A small coastal town, Runaway Bay is one of the most scenic areas in Jamaica. It has some of the most spectacular beaches in the Caribbean. Nearby Green Grotto Caves have stalagmites and stalactites and an underground lake.

Best Loved Beach Hotels

  • Jewel Paradise Cove Adult Beach Resort & Spa All Inclusive
  • Bahia Principe Luxury Runaway Bay – Adults Only – All Inclusive

Treasure Beach

On Jamaica’s south coast, Treasure Beach is a 6 mile stretch of coral colored and black sand beaches, private coves and rocky shores. It is famous for its many bays and inlets.

Best Loved Beach Hotel

  • Jakes