Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Montego Bay

August 31, 2023

Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Montego Bay

Before we list the best all-inclusive resorts in Montego Bay, let’s remind you why Montego Bay is so popular.

Montego Bay Highlights:

  • The airport is right there, so transfer time to your resort is short
  • You’re very centrally located, Negril is 30 miles to the west and Ocho Rios is 60 miles east
  • Great beaches for your Jamaica honeymoon
  • Great nightlife and shopping on the “Hip Strip”
  • 4 of the Caribbean’s best golf courses are in Montego Bay
  • Raft down the Martha Brae River

We love the song too!

Before we list the best all-inclusive resorts in Montego Bay, let’s remind you why Montego Bay is so popular.

Montego Bay Highlights:

  • The airport is right there, so transfer time to your resort is short
  • You’re very centrally located, Negril is 30 miles to the west and Ocho Rios is 60 miles east
  • Great beaches for your Jamaica honeymoon
  • Great nightlife and shopping on the “Hip Strip”
  • 4 of the Caribbean’s best golf courses are in Montego Bay
  • Raft down the Martha Brae River

We love the song too!

Top 10 All-Inclusive Resorts in Montego Bay

We’ll start you out with our top 10 overall. Keep reading to which ones we recommend for honeymoons, weddings, bachelor parties and more. Keep going to see the best for honeymoons and weddings. Then we give you some ballpark rates and let you know how close these resorts are to the airport.

Best Resorts in Montego Bay for a Honeymoon

All 6 of the resorts below are adults only, except the iconic Half Moon. Adults only resorts give you a little extra romance for your special vacation.

Sandals Royal Caribbean

This classic couples only resort is true beachfront. New resorts can’t be this close to the water.

  • 7 scalloped beaches, 9 restaurants, 5 bars
  • Full exchange privileges with Sandals Montego Bay with transfers included
  • Great variety of suites from affordable to swim up to over the water
  • Intimate relaxed atmosphere, but still fun

Secrets St James

Enjoy a peaceful sophisticated paradise vibe at this great beach.

  • Full exchange privileges with Secrets Wild Orchid next door
  • 8 restaurants and 10 bars to go with 24 hour room service
  • No reservations for restaurants and no wristbands
  • Great variety of rooms

Half Moon Jamaica

This timeless iconic resort has 400 acres, with it’s own golf course and equestrian center.

  • 2 mile crescent moon beach gave the resort its name
  • 3 beaches, 4 pools, 3 restaurants, jerk, 5 cafes and grills
  • Great variety of rooms and villas
  • Impeccable service, The Queen stayed here

Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall

  • Best Resort Jerk Shack in Jamaica
  • 7 restaurants, 6 bars and 24 hour room service
  • Adults only, luxurious and stylish
  • Great food, drinks, staff and service
  • 2 floor 5 star gym

Excellence Oyster Bay

  • 8 restaurants, 9 bars, 24 hour room service in all categories
  • Great honeymoon and wedding packages
  • Entry level rooms are honeymoon worthy
  • Really nice upgraded rooms are a good value

Sandals Montego Bay

The original Sandals Resort that started it all. Nothing on this resort is more than a 5 minute walk from the Caribbean Sea, true beachfront.

  • Jamaica’s largest private white sand beach, 10 restaurants, 5 bars
  • The liveliest and most active of all Sandals Resorts
  • Full exchange privileges with Sandals Royal Caribbean with transfers included
  • Great variety of suites, all recently renovated

Best Resorts in Montego Bay for a Wedding

We are extremely experienced in Jamaica weddings, so if you are looking for one, make sure you contact us and make your planning easy.

The 1st question we always ask is about your guest list. Will every be couples? adults all ages? So below, you see we have them broken out. You have lots of great choices in Montego Bay. We can help you find the resort for you that has the perfect mix that satisfies the bride and groom and the guests.

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Also See:

At the bottom of this post you’ll also see the distances of the resort to the airport. Wedding guests coming for 3 nights always love a short transfer time.

Couples Only

Sandals Royal Caribbean

Sandals Montego Bay

Adults Only

Secrets St James

Secrets Wild Orchid

Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall

Excellence Oyster Bay

All Ages

Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall

Half Moon

Royalton Blue Waters

Iberostar Rose Hall Suites

Fun Fact:

Montego Bay or “Mo Bay” as the locals called it was named from the Spanish words “Manteca Bahia” , which translates to the bay of lard. Once upon a time, the surrounding hills were full of wild boars and the lard business was thriving.

Tours and Excursions

Island Routes is our preferred tour operator in Montego Bay. You can even price and book tours before you go or they are located in the lobby of the Hyatt’s and Sandals Resorts.

Best Suites in Montego Bay

Before i start, please be sure to book as early as possible if you are looking for special rooms. They are the first to sell out!

Let’s start with the very best, no questions asked, Sandals Royal Caribbean. This resort brought the famous first over the water bungalows to Jamaica. This resort also has some rooms directly on the beach, which new resorts cannot build.

Over the Water Private Isalnd Butler Villa (With or without an infinity pool)

Simply breathtaking, glass floors, outdoor shower, floating hammock, private butler service, luxury boat transfers, private BMW transfers from the airport

over water suite Sandals honeymoon

Sandals Montego Bay was completely refurbished recently as has 12 different suites referred to as “Love Nest Suites”.

Beachfront Swim-up Millionaire One Bedroom Butler Suite w/ Patio Tranquility Soaking Tub

Deck, pool, beach, Caribbean Sea, very open and spacious, private butler service and private BMW transfers for the airport

Secrets St James and Secrets Wild Orchid both have 1 presidential suite and a limited amount of master suites (pictured below) and swim up suites.

Preferred Club Presidential Suite

Large suite with dining room for eight, walk in closet, large balcony with hot tub, very spacious and elegant

Excellence Oyster Bay has 3 rooftop terrace suite categories they are famous for and 3 individual villas with private pools.

Beach Villa with Private Pool

Excellence Oyster Bay Villa Pool

Excellence Club Honeymoon Rooftop Terrace Suite w/ Plunge Pool Ocean Front

How much do these All Inclusive Montego Bay resorts cost?

Prices change all the time, but to give you a ballpark rate, we’ll make some assumptions:

  • You are staying 5 nights, Monday June 10, 2024 to Saturday June 15, 2024
  • 2 of you are traveling together
  • You are flying from Miami, FL in coach class (most cities price a little higher than Miami)
  • You are booking right here, right now (prices are always subject to change until deposited)
  • Prices below are per person

Excellence Oyster Bay, from $1429 to $5499
Secrets St James, from $1749 per person to $7124 per person
Jewel Grande Montego Bay, from $1805 per person to $4464 per person
Iberostar Grande Rose Hall, from $1867 per person to $2436 per person
Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall, from $1871 per person to 2879 per person
Secrets Wild Orchid from $1989 per person to $7277 per person
Zoetry Montego Bay, from $1970 per person to $3955 per person
Sandals Royal Caribbean from $2469 per person to $10132 per person
Sandals Montego Bay from $2507 per person to $5149 per person
Half Moon, from $3399 per person to $10899 per person

24 All-Inclusive Resorts in Montego Bay

Listed by their distance from the Airport

We feel obligated to put this section in now because so many resorts are listing themselves as being in Montego Bay now. Part of the allure of Montego Bay is the convenience of being close to the airport.

A perfect example is the Royalton Blue Waters, which is located in an area we consider Trelawny, but is now referred to as Montego Bay. All of these resorts will be closer than either Negril, Ocho Rios or Runaway Bay.

Resort Name Distance from the airport
Sandals Montego Bay 1 mile
Riu Montego Bay 3 miles
Riu Palace Jamaica 3 miles
Riu Reggae 3 miles
Zoetry Montego Bay 3 miles
Sandals Royal Caribbean 4 miles
Breathless Montego Bay 5 miles
Secrets St James 5 miles
Secrets Wild Orchid 5 miles
Half Moon 6 miles
Holiday Inn 6 miles
Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall 6 miles
Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall 6 miles
Jewel Grande Montego Bay 7 miles
Iberostar Grand Rose Hall 10 miles
Iberostar Rose Hall Beach 10 miles
Iberostar Rose Hall Suites 10 miles
Ocean Coral Spring 17 miles
Ocean Eden Bay 17 miles
Excellence Oyster Bay 22 miles
Grand Palladium Jamaica 22 miles
Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton 22 miles
Hideaway at Royalton Blue Waters 23 miles
Royalton Blue Waters 23 miles
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