Even for those of us who like to completely customize our travel plans, an all-inclusive resort experience can be tempting, especially on vacations when the goal is to relax. Jamaica has really upped its luxury accommodations game by incorporating high design concepts, embracing the eating local movement, and providing a wide array of activities for guests. These perks (and the fact that you don’t have to lift a finger) make the price of these five all-inclusive resorts more than worth it.

The Caves

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One of the island’s most stylish all-inclusive resorts is, without a doubt, The Caves. Located near Negril’s Seven Mile Beach, this adults-only resort boasts a dozen cottages along the shoreline, giving every guest a gorgeous view of the Caribbean Sea. As if that weren’t already enough, there are plenty of other aspects to write home about on The Caves impeccable letterhead. Let’s start with the on-point aesthetics that incorporate traditional Jamaican fabrics and natural island color palettes, making every cottage feel comfortably luxurious. Gourmet restaurant fare prepared by chefs who look to local ingredients and dishes for inspiration will leave you more than satisfied. For a special dining experience, reserve one of the cliff-side caves for a private meal.

Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay

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If private beaches are what you crave, then head to Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay. Located on a peninsula that juts out into the blue Caribbean waters, this adults-only resort is jam-packed with style and amenities. In addition to luxury accommodations, guests will enjoy a wide selection of international dining options. Yes, we’re talking about seven foodie-friendly à la carte gourmet restaurants, an astounding buffet, and room service options galore.

The SPA Retreat Hotel

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If you’re looking for something a bit more rustic, but just as luxurious, the adults-only SPA Retreat Hotel set on the West End cliffs is just the thing. Guests stay in thatched-roof stone cottages, each with its own balcony. Don’t worry about getting bored during your stay; there are plenty of cooking classes, spa treatments, and yoga sessions to keep you busy. Take a dip in the saltwater pool before heading to the ocean-view restaurant for dinner.

Beaches Negril Resort and Spa

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For travelers looking to take the family on an all-inclusive Jamaican vacation, Beaches Negril Resort and Spa provides a luxurious experience for visitors of all ages. In addition to well-appointed accommodations and food and drinks at nine restaurants and six bars, your stay includes access to a water park, spa, private beach, nightclub, kids’ club, golf course, 3 outdoor pools, and a game room.

Gran Bahia Principe

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Located on Runaway Bay, Gran Bahia Principe is an impressive Victorian-style resort with over 800 rooms. Guests flock here for the luxury accommodations and variety of amenities and activities included in the stay – the all-night karaoke bar, 24-hour dining options, beautiful pools, an entertainment and shopping pavilion, and watersport options to please even the most adventure-seeking member of your group.

Have you stayed in any of these all-inclusive Jamaican resorts? How was your experience? Let us know in the comments section!

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Jen Bouchard

An insatiable foodie, art collector, and international literature aficionado, I have traveled throughout Europe, Asia, the U.S. and Canada. For the past fifteen years, I have written about my adventures for various travel and literary publications. I am the owner of Lucidité Writing (www.luciditewriting.com) and Bouchard Design Co.