How You Can Stay in Jamaica For Under $200 a Night

Jamaica under $200The beach at Idle Awhile in Negril, one of the island's top affordable hotels.

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon
CJ Travel Editor

Are you looking forward to a Jamaican vacation without breaking the bank? Jamaica no problem. We’ve selected hotels on the irie isle that combine style, service and savings, with rates that top out at less than $200 a night. Simply put, these are the best affordable hotels in Jamaica.

rockhouse jamaica

When it comes to affordable hotels, this is the best in Jamaica.

Rockhouse Thirty-four boho-chic cottages punctuate the tropical gardens and line the cliffs at this hipster hangout in Negril. Take your meals at the tikki torch-lit water’s-edge restaurant, or get your jerk on at Pushcart, the resort’s neighboring eatery. From $95

jakes resort

Famous for a reason. The always playful, hip Jakes resort in Jamaica.

Jakes Check in and chill out at this seaside boutique in the south-coast fishing village of Treasure Beach, where an eclectically decorated clutch of seaside rooms, cottages and villas is clustered around a curvaceous saltwater pool, tiny beach, and the Driftwood Spa. From $95

Idle Awhile is one of Jamaica's top affordable stays.

Idle Awhile is one of Jamaica’s top affordable stays.

Idle Awhile On Negril’s white-sand strip, this flip-flop-friendly boutique offers 14 suites with sun-washed color schemes, fresh flowers and louvered windows that welcome the breeze. (And the beachfront restaurant is my Sunday-morning go-to for ackee and saltfish with a side of Negril’s lively beach scene.) From $140 

Jackies Reef Negril

A stone-walled room at Jackie’s.

Jackie’s on the Reef Take one American ex-model and combine with six simple rooms; spa services ranging from reflexology to reiki; and organic local fare. The result: Negril’s original wellness resort. From $150 

courtyard

Courtyard Marriott Kingston If you’re headed to the capital on business, check out this 129-room hotel that has all the amenities (including comp WI-FI and meeting rooms) that corporate travelers need, and a New Kingston location that’s convenient to everything. From $179

sandy

On the beach in Negril.

Sandy Haven Resort This 35-suite Negril beach boutique offers a stylish alternative to it’s mega-resort neighbors, as well as the option of all-inclusive or room-only rates. From $195

tensing

The Tensing Pen hotel is a hidden gem.

Tensing Pen This clutch of seventeen thatch-roofed cottages on Negril’s West End has been a go-to getaway for locals and in-the-know visitors for decades. Welcoming staff, a relaxed vibe – and the iconic wooden bridge that links both sides of the property and from which you can plunge into the Caribbean below – are a few of the reasons why. From $120