Hotels in Negril

Unsurprisingly, the best hotels in Negril offer guests easy access to its crystal blue waters. Several Negril hotels cater to an adult crowd, including the Breezes Grand Negril. The all-inclusive resort features six restaurants, six bars, a full-service spa and 210 guests suites, along with the chance to sing karaoke and sunbathe on a clothing-optional stretch of Seven Mile Beach.

For romantic getaways, the adults-only Couples Negril resort offers 234-rooms with plenty of opportunity for secluded relaxation. Guests can take part in sailing, scuba, yoga and more, and round out their days with meals in one of the five on-site restaurants. They can also book private candlelit dining on the beach for special occasions. One of the more quaint hotels in Negril is The Caves, located atop Negril’s iconic cliffs. Here, adult travelers can book stays in one of the 12 thatched-roof cottages facing the Caribbean Sea. The grounds feature 10 acres of gardens and a saltwater-pool overlooking coastline, along with a dining room nestled within a cave.

For families traveling with children, hotels in Negril include the Beaches Negril Resort & Spa, which boasts its own 200-foot waterslides and a teen-only disco. For parents, the resort also features oceanfront gazebos for candlelit dinners.

The all-inclusive vacation is a grown-up affair at this refined adult couples-only resort. The 312 airy wood-and-tile suites are spread out over 17 acres of gardens along Negril's Seven Mile Beach.

With its fan-shaped whitewashed balcony railings, riotous tropical color schemes in the rooms renovated in 2009 with nautically striped upholstery and mosaic tiled spa bathrooms, this 234-room all-inclusive, adults-only Couples resort captures the vibrant spirit of Jamaica.

Jackie’s on the Reef is a small holistic spa and guesthouse overlooking a coral reef in the west end of Negril. Owned by Salt Lake City native Jackie Lewis, the resort emphasizes healing and rejuvenation.

Good luck getting your kids to leave this veritable amusement park, with its 200-foot waterslides and teen disco on a prime swath of Seven Mile Beach. Thanks to a large coral reef off Negril Bay, the water is placid and perfect for young children.

Located atop Negril’s limestone cliffs, the Caves is an all-inclusive, adults-only resort surrounded by 10 acres of tropical gardens. The resort seems to rise organically from the cliffs, with curved-stone walls and stairways leading down to the water.

This ultrahip hangout takes its name from its cluster of thatched-roof bungalows built atop rock cliffs that jut just above an aquamarine cove. Most of the 34 so-called rock houses are outfitted with private patios or sundecks; a few have private ladders leading right down into the sea.

All-inclusive resorts may have a less-than-sterling reputation, but the Sunset at the Palms raises the bar. Located at the north end of Negril’s legendary Seven Mile Beach, the 65-room property has the intimacy and amenities of a small luxury hotel.

Tensing Pen is one of those rare island hideaways that has made the successful transition from 1974 hippie hangout to rustic-chic boutique hotel. With everything from yoga classes and seaside massages to hammocks strung beneath trees overlooking the ocean, the emphasis is on total relaxation.

Country Country is a "village" of 20 handmade cottages set in a tropical garden on the beach front of Seven Mile Beach in Negril. The cottages, each individually decorated, were designed in the neo-Creole style by renowned architect Ann Hodges.

Surrounded by 22 acres of tropical forest, Breezes Grand Negril is an adults-only, all-inclusive resort located on the famous Seven Mile Beach, which includes a clothing-optional section.