Montego Bay + The North Shore
Hotels in Montego Bay + The North Shore
Jet-set bohemians and creative types have flocked to GoldenEye since the mid 20th century, when it was the cliff-top retreat of Ian Fleming, who wrote 14 of his James Bond novels here.
Located on a former sugar plantation near Montego Bay, the 2,200-acre Tryall Club is one of the most spacious resorts on the island.
Steps from the city center, with a Mediterranean feel and a host of classes open to guests, from drawing to cooking.
In the fall of 2010, the former Sandals property outside Ocho Rios was reborn as a couples-only, 250-room Jewel resort with a posh, gentry-in-the-tropics vibe (mahogany four-poster beds; tiled floors).
This decidedly un-fancy resort enjoys great popularity with families because its daily rate includes a "vacation nanny" who tidies the room and entertains the kids all day long.
A west shore institution, Round Hill is one of the places that put Jamaican tourism on the map. Over the years, many a famous name has slept here, from presidents and prime ministers to movie stars and professional athletes.
Opened in Spring 2010 as part of Secrets’ $180 million foray into Jamaica, this all-inclusive resort is set above a half-mile stretch of sand on Montego Peninsula. The hotel adjoins sister property Secrets St. James, with which it shares nine restaurants and nine bars.
As of spring 2013, this property is under new management.
The smallest of the Couples resorts, with just 150 rooms, this adults-only, all-inclusive property is built on a cliff above a seaside cove in Ocho Rios.
It all started here. The concept of a romantic adults-only resort with everything included—food, beverages, activities—began when Couples Tower Isle was launched in 1978 in Tower Isle, an island getaway dating back to 1949.
Gracing its own sandy cove on the east side of Ocho Rios, this classic Caribbean resort has been around since the colonial days of the 1950’s. It has long been a favorite among visiting British elite, including the likes of Winston Churchill.
Legendary 59-year-old estate on 400 acres, 15 minutes from the airport, that offers polished service and a multitude of amenities, including a new 68,000-square-foot spa.