It’s not hard to imagine why Jamaica is one of the world’s premiere vacation destinations. Pristine beaches, crystal clear water, delectable dining and a plethora of unique experiences all combine for the ideal travel experience. So, the only question is, which resorts offer the best experiences in Jamaica?
Beaches spends all sorts of money on advertising in America, and for good reason: It is consistently rated as one of the top hospitality businesses in Jamaica. Vacationers can take a dip in one of many pools, or hit the beaches. When it’s time for dinner, you can find fine dining options inside, or more casual fare outdoors. After dinner, a beautiful and romantic outdoor setting gives vacationers a chance to take in the spectacular sunsets and gorgeous evening views.
Sandals is another highly rated hospitality firm specializing in taking Jamaican vacations from great to extraordinary. The chain has seven Jamaican locations from which to choose, three of which are located in or near Montego Bay. Each location offers something different, so make sure to do your research in advance and think carefully about which kind of experience you desire. For instance, Sandals Royal Caribbean offers a beautiful private island for guests to explore, while Sandals Whitehouse is located next to a 500-acre nature preserve. Sandals Grand Riviera offers mountain views to the rear and beach views straight ahead, and is set within a rainforest.
If golfing is your passion, head to the exclusive and historic Rose Hall Plantation area. The Ritz Carlton Golf and Spa Resort offers world-class golfing at the 18-hole White Witch Golf Course. Carved into the island’s rolling topography, golfers can experience the course’s championship-level challenges while taking in the breathtaking panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea. The Ritz Carlton has received the prestigious “Five Diamond” rating from a major travel reviewer. Thirty-six of the hotel’s 427 rooms are ranked as Ritz Carlton Club level rooms. Each of the rooms features a privately balcony and spacious accommodations, and the hotel features a full-service spa, accented by locally-inspired treatments. And, if kids are involved, be sure and take advantage of the Ritz Kids program, with planned and supervised activities for children ages five through 12.
Couples Resort is the pioneer of the “all Inclusive” concept. Couples has four breathtaking locations in Negril and Ocho Rios, providing the perfect setting for romantic vacations. Couples Resorts offer extraordinary selections of activities and adventures, such as scuba diving, golf, fitness programs and water sports. Travelers who are worn out after a full day of activities can take advantage of the resort’s spas, which have been rated among the best in the world. The cuisine is top-notch and available 24 hours a day. This adults-only resort will sweep you away and leave you feeling pampered and spoiled.
Planning your Jamaican vacation is crucial, but investing the energy in advance will pay big dividends in the form of life-long memories.