5 Local Jamaica Hotels You'll Love


Jamaica boasts a treasure trove of excellent properties that blend luxury and splendour with authenticity and genuine hospitality. The island is incredibly authentic and rich in culture, with an array of activities to do and scenic places to visit. This, thrown in with impeccable service and exquisite local cuisine, you'll have a vacation that you won't forget. Here we summarise some modest and more boutique accommodation options for those seeking a holiday on this idyllic Caribbean island. Read on to discover some of the best boutique hotels in Jamaica.

Rockhouse Hotel


This environmentally-friendly hotel is an excellent option for a relaxed and secluded getaway. Rockhouse hotel strives to adjoin with the local community and does their best to reduce negative environmental impacts. In addition to this, the hotel has taken extra care to locally source their bath products and furniture.

Some of the Rockhouse hotel villas have sea access or private terraces, with all of them including outdoor showers. Guests can get a taste of the local Jamaican dishes and refreshing juices from their two hotel restaurants. There are mouth-watering Jamaican street food options from the poolside grill, and best of all, live reggae music gets routinely played at their rum bar Pushcart.

The rooms and villas at the Rockhouse hotel have been built using timber, stone, and thatch to blend with the property´s extravagant greenery and volcanic rock estate. A premium spa, cliffside loungers, and morning yoga are additional perks and reasons why it is such a restful haven.

The Spa Retreat Boutique Hotel


The Spa Retreat Boutique Hotel is an intimate, adults-only resort in Negril. It is undoubtedly one of the most peaceful hotels in the Caribbean, and ideal for couples who want to reclaim their intimacy.

The resort features comfy cottages with private porches capped with spacious bathrooms. For optimal relaxation, the property has a variety of spa treatments, massage services, yoga sessions, and other unwinding activities. The vast outdoor space consists mainly of gardens and a saltwater swimming pool with Coral Beach only 3 kilometres away. A blend of luxurious treatments and the great location makes the hotel a great option for hosting weddings and parties.

The Spa Retreat Boutique Hotel boasts incredible views of the Negril cliffs, and at sunset, guests get mesmerised by the beautiful night sky. With the crystalline water serving as a backdrop, this surreal stay ticks the boxes for couples, friends and families in need of some much-needed pampering.

Tensing Pen Resort


If pure bliss on a boutique resort is at the top of your list, Tensing Pen Resort has 17 intimate thatch-roofed with scenic views, impeccable service and style. All rooms are inspired by Jamaica's nature and each is unique in style, modern and well equipped with kettles, fridges and ceiling fans. There are no TVs, radios or other devices to interrupt guests during their stay. Simply unplug and enjoy.

This Negril based hotel has a The Lodge (restaurant), pool and spa that has that extra je ne sais quoi, thanks to the gorgeous cliff views overlooking dreamy turquoise waters. Organic ingredients are used to create tantalizing Jamaican dishes. Fresh fish caught on the day, grilled lobster (in season) and the famous jerk chicken are just some of the delicious dishes on offer.

Terra Nova All Suite Hotel


Located in Kingston, Jamaica, Terra Nova is a boutique hotel with timeless charm. The spacious, elegant suites have lavish classical interiors that scream sophistication. There is a modern lounge bar, two high-quality restaurants, and a small café on site.

Dark woods paired with Persian rugs, draped curtains and heavenly King-size beds, can be found in all suites. Breakfast consists of a delicious buffet breakfast with classic options such as eggs and bacon, in addition to traditional Jamaican delicacies like ackee and saltfish, escovitch fish and steamed callalloo. Other perks include the outdoor pool, sunbathing deck and jacuzzi among a leafy surrounding, making it a pleasant and tranquil space to relax.

Trident Hotel

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Located in the parish of Portland, Trident Hotel is arguably one the most beautiful spots you will come across in Jamaica. It is surrounded by amazing attractions such as the Blue Lagoon and French Man’s Cove, hence why it is frequently referred to as the Jamaican Riviera.

This hotel is also the perfect place for the eco-travellers that want to be around lush surroundings. Waterfalls, caves and rainforests are within the area. The villas themselves all face the ocean and are modern in design with featured pieces inspired by the 50s and 60s. The spacious villas are punctuated with pockets of colour from lamps, handpicked textiles, chairs and more. Those staying in selective villas can indulge in plunge pools, outdoor tubs, walk-in closets among picturesque tended lawns and ocean views.

This content was written in collaboration with Michael Rainford behind Jamaica Hotel Review. In his own words: The passion I have for traveling was my inspiration for starting the website. You'll find tips, articles and other resources on the topic over there. It is my goal to help locals and tourists find the best hotels and attractions on the island and I love sharing my passion with others.

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