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A palm-tree-lined beach in Jamaica.

Best Resorts in Jamaica to Visit on a Cruise

The sun-kissed shores of Jamaica offer an array of luxurious resorts that welcome cruise passengers with open arms, offering enticing day passes that provide a taste of the island’s charm. Let’s explore the best all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica, where you can savor a day of pampering, fun, and adventure.

When it comes to Caribbean cruise destinations, Jamaica stands out for its vibrant culture, stunning beaches, and lush landscapes. While many cruisers look forward to exploring the island's unique attractions, some also seek relaxation and indulgence during their stopover. Fortunately, many of Jamaica’s top resorts offer day passes, allowing you to immerse yourself in their world-class amenities and bask in the island's sublime beauty. Let’s dive into some of the best resorts in Jamaica and how you can spend a day in paradise.

View of poolside at the Iberostar Rose Hall Beach Resort.

Iberostar Rose Hall Beach

Iberostar Rose Hall Beach is the perfect day escape for all ages. Nestled along the pristine shores of Montego Bay, this resort beckons with its exquisite ocean views and immaculate gardens. Here, you can luxuriate in the infinity pool overlooking the ocean, sip on cocktails at the swim-up bar, walk along the picturesque beach, and indulge in delectable Caribbean and international cuisine at the buffet and à la carte restaurants. This family-friendly resort also features a kids’ pool and children’s park to keep young ones busy.

Resort guests lounge poolside at the Jewel Paradise Cove in Jamaica.

Jewel Paradise Cove (Adults Only)

Find your bliss at Jewel Paradise Cove. Located in serene Runaway Bay, this adults-only (18+) haven is crafted for those who seek tranquility amidst luxury. Relax on the pristine private beach, dive into one of three sprawling pools, and indulge in unlimited food and drinks at the resort’s diverse dining destinations. For a change of pace, engage in a spirited game of beach volleyball or try a range of water sports. You’ll return to the ship feeling satiated, refreshed, and sun-kissed.

Women dancing in Jamaica.

Bamboo Beach Club

The iconic Bamboo Beach Club promises a truly authentic Jamaican experience for all ages. With soft, golden sand between your toes and rhythmic reggae and dancehall in the background, this is the perfect destination to immerse yourself in local dance, music, and culinary delights. Enjoy live entertainment, line dancing, and cocktail demonstrations, or just relax the day away on your beach chair. Snorkel gear rentals and beach-side massages are also available.

Enjoy equal parts adventure and relaxation on our Bamboo Beach Club & Dunn’s River Falls shore excursion. You’ll get to climb the famous Dunn’s River Falls before heading to Bamboo Beach Club for a mouthwatering four-course lunch and quality R&R time.

Recommendation: A dinner plate featuring Jamaican jerk chicken, grilled pineapple, and rice.

Bahia Principe Luxury Runaway Bay (Adults Only)

Another adults-only gem in Runaway Bay is the Bahia Principe Luxury Runaway Bay resort. Cruise passengers can relish a day of unlimited luxury, including access to the pristine white-sand beach, three interconnected, beachfront pools with private swim-up bars, and a variety of delectable dining options. If you’re up for an adventure, a range of watersport activities are available, including kayaking, paddleboarding, and snorkeling. This resort's tranquil atmosphere is perfect for couples and friends seeking a peaceful getaway.

Pool view of the Grand Palladium Resort in Jamaica.

Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa

The Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa in Lucea offers an expansive day pass experience. This family-friendly resort provides access to pristine beaches, four incredible pools, a kids’ water park, and a wide array of dining options. Kids and adults alike can participate in daily games and activities, while those seeking relaxation can lay out on loungers or take a leisurely stroll through the lush grounds. It's a delightful day of fun for everyone.

Explore More of Jamaica

Jamaica's top resorts offer cruise passengers the opportunity to experience the island's beauty, warmth, and luxury in just one day. However, Jamaica has so much more to offer. To explore the rich culture, history, and natural wonders of Jamaica, Holland America has a diverse range of shore excursions to choose from. From horseback riding and swimming with dolphins to rafting on the Martha Brae, make the most of your cruise stopover in Jamaica and create memories that will last a lifetime.

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