Cradled between the shimmering, turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea and lush, mountainous countryside, Jamaica attracts visitors with numerous diversions to please all budgets. This island paradise appeals to the young at heart with a wide variety of activities and attractions, from river rafting and deep-sea fishing to leisurely days exploring a crafts market or watching the sun dip into the ocean at dusk.
Many Jamaica resorts are all-inclusive, where everything you need is on property and you never have to leave the resort. Those who would like to explore a bit can visit infamous Rose Hall plantation (said to be haunted) or Greenwood Great House near Montego Bay. Swim at the famous Doctor's Cave Beach or take a rafting trip down the tropical Martha Brae River. Outside of Ocho Rios are the famous Dunn's River Falls, a series of waterfalls that cascade some 600 feet down rock terraces.
The hotels and resorts on this page have been divided into two groups. Immediately below are the all-inclusive Caribbean resorts, where lodging, meals, activities and more are rolled into one price. Traditional hotels and resorts are listed second.