Jamaica is one of the jewels in the Caribbean crown and among its most sparkling trinkets is the town of Negril on the west of the island. Dotted with miles of sandy beaches and shallow bays, its appeal is as clear as the calm waters surrounding it. And there are plenty of onshore attractions too, not least the bars, restaurants and resorts that create a hum of vibrant activity day and night.
When it comes to accommodation options in Negril, visitors have plenty of choice. Most of the town’s resorts and hotels offer all-inclusive packages, allowing guests to make use of their dining and recreational amenities at no extra cost. If this is the kind of accommodation you’re seeking, we’ve picked out five of the best all-inclusive resorts and hotels that Negril has to offer.
FROM £372/ NIGHT
As the name suggests, this 5-star resort in the west of the island caters for couples seeking a luxurious and tranquil place to stay in Jamaica. Nestled on the seafront in the outskirts of Negril, the hotel features an array of amenities as part of its all-inclusive packages, including two outdoor pools, a spa where guests can indulge in massage and beauty treatments, four restaurants serving up a range of international cuisine, a bar offering live music, tennis courts and a fitness centre. Guests can also participate in yoga, Pilates and water sports here. Light and airy guest rooms offer picturesque beach or garden views and each comes with a flat-screen TV, iPod docking station and private bathroom.
FROM £236/ NIGHT
A private sandy beach and distinctive treehouse-style rooms set among tropical gardens are perhaps the stand-out features of this upscale, all-inclusive resort. There’s also a spa, fitness centre, tennis courts, beach volleyball and snorkelling to enjoy here, along with a fine dining restaurant and two more casual eateries too. Meanwhile a swim-up pool bar offers a further decadent touch. As well as being quirkily designed, guest rooms are also well appointed, with satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, a minibar and an open balcony, and some also have Asian-inspired furnishings. Negril Airport is 2.7 miles away.
FROM £287/ NIGHT
Another all-inclusive option with its own private beach, this 5-star resort will fit the bill for those keen to push the boat out and stay somewhere extra special. As well as the beach, there are a number of other exceptional amenities here, including tennis courts, water sports facilities, an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre, a restaurant, evening entertainment and 24-hour front desk. Guest rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, a seating area and free Wi-Fi. Continental and buffet breakfasts are served each morning and the resort also offers a complimentary shuttle service.
FROM £106/ NIGHT
This mid-range resort is the most affordable option on our list, and lacks quite the same luxury as its counterparts, but still boasts an idyllic beachfront setting, including a private stretch of sand. Other notable amenities here include water sports facilities, a buffet breakfast served each morning, an outdoor swimming pool and table tennis and billiards tables. Guest rooms are air-conditioned and feature a private bathroom, a flat-screen TV and a balcony, and some also offer scenic ocean views. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas of the property.
FROM £203/ NIGHT
There’s no escaping the distinguishing feature of this adults-only 4-star resort – it is located on a nudist beach. So for those keen to be in an open, inclusive environment where you can spend time in the nude without feeling self-conscious, this could be the accommodation option for you. There’s also a separate clothed beach if that’s more to your taste. Other noteworthy amenities include an on-site restaurant serving international dishes, tennis courts, an outdoor swimming pool, a hot tub and a fitness centre. Guest rooms come with a TV, a private bathroom, and a seating area and some overlook either of the resort’s two beaches. The pretty Jamaican town of Orange Bay is a 10-minute drive away.