Best All-inclusive Resorts in Jamaica

Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Jamaica
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If you're the sort of traveler whose ideal trip ends with a bill of zero dollars and zero cents (and let's be honest, who isn't that sort of traveler?), all-inclusives may sound pretty appealing.

Package deals — when done right — can make vacation awfully easy and worry-free. The best part is being spared the all-familiar downer of receiving a staggering resort bill at the end of an otherwise blissful respite.

And while Antigua may have invented the all-inclusive vacation, it seems Jamaica has perfected the category. Here are seven of our favorite all-inclusive properties in the land of One Love.

01 of 07

The Caves

Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Jamaica
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Luxurious and rustic all at once, Negril's Caves Hotel is renowned for the sort of super-attentive service that might mean a staffer notices your love of Red Stripe, and then stocks your mini-bar with the local lager while you're out snorkeling the next morning. It's no wonder The Caves — composed of a dozen cliffside cottages and one grand villa — earned the No. 1 spot for most romantic resort hotel in the Caribbean.

From the bottle of rum in every room to the bar in an actual cave, no detail should go unnoticed here. The food is famous for being fresh and, for the most part, healthy — unusual for a resort. Daring ocean lovers have the opportunity to jump right off any number of seaside cliffs into the water below.

Though Individual villas come with butler service, this is not a place to see and be seen; it's a place for wearing flip-flops while being treated like royalty.

02 of 07

Sandals Royal Caribbean

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For those who prefer a slightly more conventional all-inclusive, Sandals Resorts' Royal Caribbean outpost delivers a sleek, jetsetter vibe. Located in Montego Bay, its suite options include a collection of overwater villas primed for watching fish swim underfoot as you sip your morning coffee.

This Sandals is known for its Champagne and caviar bar, sunset catamaran tours, swim-up suites, personal butlers, and — importantly! — a truly all-inclusive rate that never excludes cocktails, unlimited land and water sports, or live entertainment. (Pro tip: As is true of many Jamaican resorts, travelers can score heavily discounted rates, depending on the time of year.)

03 of 07

Couples San Souci

Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Jamaica
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With its four pools, glass-bottom boat rides, yoga, and killer views, this is the most intimate of the popular chain's properties. Choose from "prude side or nude side" beaches, sip on tropical drinks at a swim-up bar, kayak, or get a hot stone massage (for a bit extra). With lovely views of Jamaica's cerulean seas stretching out beneath this clifftop Ocho Rios property, Couples San Souci is, by no surprise, extremely popular with honeymooners (hence the name).

04 of 07

Iberostar Rose Hall Suites

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If you're the sort of person who prefers to be knocked out by a palatial property (with countless options and room to move around), Iberostar may be for you. The brand boasts a clutch of resorts on one sprawling property: The "Beach" and "Suites" are for anyone, and the Grand is adults-only — and a bit pricier. Rose Hall Suites are at the middle of the price range and among the best-reviewed: Kids flip for the water park, adults and kids alike can putter around the property on tubes in the lazy river, there's a kids' club designed for the 4- to 17-year-old set, and every room comes with a terrace. If you so wish, yours could even come with breathtaking ocean views.

05 of 07

Sunset at the Palms

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Located at the north end of Seven Mile Beach, Sunset at the Palms might be right up your alley if you're looking to experience Jamaica's wild side. Tree houses serve as rooms, meaning tree frogs could sing you to sleep and bright hummingbirds might greet you in the morning. The hotel is adults-only, so you won't be awoken early by the pitter-patter of little feet. You can enjoy the quiet on a private balcony.

The rooms are open-air if you like, or you can turn on air-conditioning — crucial on humid evenings! Fun couples activities include Caribbean cooking classes and nature walks through the 10-acre tropical oasis with the resident gardener.

06 of 07

Meliã Braco Village

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Less daunting in size than some of the island's more sprawling resorts, this boutiquelike spot feels cozy despite having 10 bars and restaurants — including several swim-up bars. There's a solid gym for working out or guests can forgo treadmill time for a chill-out in one of the beachside cabanas. Tip back layered cocktails in the bright colors of the Jamaican flag. Try the killer jerk chicken while you're at it.

07 of 07

Franklyn D. Resort & Spa

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Vacationing with kids is a feat. Fortunately, there's a resort where your own personal nanny is included from 8:30 a.m. until 4:40 p.m. daily. Not bad, right? That leaves you free to hit the spa or enjoy one of the few on-site restaurants tailored to adult palates before reuniting with your littles and treating them to the tot-centric KidZ Buffet.

Children staying at the Franklin D. Resort & Spa are unlikely to get bored: There's a 100-foot-long waterslide called Big Blue, plus glass-bottom boat rides, snorkeling lessons, pools, fishing, cooking classes, and even video games for kids who prefer the indoors.

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