Negril may seem like just another Jamaican destination for big resorts and all-inclusive hotels, on par with Montego Bay and Ocho Rios. But travelers with longer memories may recall that Negril got its start as a mecca for backpackers and budget travelers, promising a hippie vibe and inexpensive lodging on and near Seven Mile Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
The Sandals, Beaches, and Royalton chains have all stakes their claim on sections of Seven Mile Beach, and the cliffs of Negril are topped by a number of high-end boutique hotels, but budget hotels remain very much a part of the mix, including on the beach. In fact Negril may still be the top destination in Jamaica for finding a reasonably priced hotel room. But it’s not the only one.
Here are nine hotels in Jamaica where you can stay for under $200 per night, double occupancy, even in high season and without having to score some crazy promotional deal.
Jakes, Treasure Beach It’s one of the crown jewels of Jamaican tourism, but it’s also one of the best value hotels anywhere in the Caribbean. There’s a broad range of accommodation options at this legendary Treasure Beach spot, some of which come in at less than $100. And no matter what you choose, you’ll find a delightful, authentic experience in one of the country’s most lovable corners.