Fantasizing about a stress-free honeymoon? All-inclusive resorts promise food, drinks, and amenities—sans cards or cash. Basically, leave your worries and wallet at home. Not surprisingly, this type of trip can be particularly enticing post-wedding planning.
When it comes to deciding on a destination, few places compare to Jamaica. From the lively fare and carefree attitude to the beautiful beaches and sparkling seas, it’s as if this Caribbean paradise was tailor-made for a vacation.
Ready to live the island life (or at least for a few days)? Scroll on for the all-inclusive properties we love in the birthplace of Blue Mountain coffee, reggae, and Bob Marley.
Built into the limestone bluffs of Negril, The Caves seduces with its natural elegance. Cliffside cottages offer breathtaking vistas (adventure seekers will enjoy making a splash in the cerulean waters below), while exceptional service, private cave dining, and a sea-view spa enhance the allure. No surprise, the adults-only property was voted the most romantic resort in the Caribbean.
Sandals South Coast
For privacy and picture-perfect surroundings, you can’t beat Sandals South Coast. What really sets this property apart is its location on a two-mile stretch of white sand, fenced by a 500-acre wilderness preserve—well, that and the oceanfront guarantee. All of the guestrooms feature sea views and walk-out patios. There are also three pools—one of which is the largest zero-entry pool on the island. And for sunset cocktails, there’s no better place than the over-the-water Latitudes Bar, complete with fire pits and cantilevered hammocks.
Sunset at the Palms
Ready to take a walk on the wild side? Set in the lush jungle at the north end of Seven Mile Beach, the adults-only retreat of Sunset at the Palms lives up to its name. Instead of standard rooms, guests stay in open-air tree houses (not to worry, you can turn on the AC). Outdoor activities include snorkeling, zip-lining, and nature walks lead by Shorty, the property’s resident gardener. Or take advantage of the abundance of fresh produce with a Caribbean cooking or mixology class.
Couples San Souci
As the name would suggest, this Ocho Rios oasis is popular among honeymooners. For those looking to stay active, there’s a fully-equipped fitness center, tons of exercise classes (everything from Pilates and yoga to spinning, aerobics, and aquacise), plus a professional-grade clay tennis court. Or perhaps you’d prefer to unwind with a seaside couple’s massage, followed by Sans Souci Exotic Coolers at the swim-up bar.
Iberostar Grand Hotel Rose Hall
Tucked away in a secluded cove near Montego Bay, this five-star, adults-only resort is an upscale playground for grown-ups. Personal butlers are available at the Iberostar Grand Hotel Rose Hall to assist with everything from unpacking to reserving spa treatments (everything is done through the resort’s mobile app). The extensive gastronomy program—four specialty restaurants, two buffets, six bars, and 24/7 room service—means you’ll never go hungry or thirsty.
Meliã Braco Village
If a palatial property isn’t your style, Meliã Braco Village in Rio Bueno may be more your speed. The 226-room resort, which bills itself as “small and intimate with big luxuries,” scores points for its warm atmosphere, full-service spa, and dining options: There are five à la carte restaurants and an international buffet. A few cocktails and a plate or two of jerk chicken later and you’ll wonder why anyone ever checks out.
Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa
If your idea of a vacation is a beach (and especially if you happen to be traveling with kids), set your sights on Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa. This seaside escape offers guests exclusive access to the longest beach on the island. Plus, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy. Soak up some sun on the shore (don’t forget to pack your SPF!) or explore the turquoise surf. Waterfront activities include kayaking, snorkeling, and sailing.