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The beach at the S Hotel in Montego Bay.

This is the Best All-Inclusive Resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica 

By: Alexander Britell - January 13, 2024

It’s set on one of the most beautiful beaches you’ll lay eyes upon anywhere in the Caribbean: the sugar-white sands of Doctor’s Cave Beach in Montego Bay, Jamaica. 

But the S Hotel Montego Bay is not your typical beach resort: it’s an innovative, hip luxury hotel that’s at the forefront of Jamaica’s tourism boom – one that just so happens to be an all-inclusive resort. 

Forget what you know about all-inclusive. This is a boutique hotel within the all-inclusive concept, an intimate 120-room retreat that oozes Jamaican authenticity and personality. 

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It’s the hippest place to stay in Montego Bay.

From the turntables in the rooms to the stunning red-umbrella poolscape, it’s equal parts South Beach and Mobay – a new kind of Caribbean all-inclusive. 

In fact, the hotel was just named the number one all-inclusive in the Caribbean by USA Today — another nod to the S Hotel’s growing influence in the all-inclusive space. 

It’s a rather special offering, anchored by a dining program that’s all about the art of Jamaican cuisine: from the locally-inspired dishes at Marketplace to the spectacular Rocksteady eatery (replete with prints by Jamaica’s Michael Thompson) to the heated-grill at Jam Rock. 

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The Roots Rock eatery at the resort.

But the all-inclusive goes far beyond food and craft cocktails. 

The entrainment is energetic and all-out — a nightly reggae band at the main pool, painting classes paired with cocktails and even a daily champagne at sunset on the resort’s stunning Sky Deck (and even regular rum and coffee tastings, journeys into the island’s abundant rum and coffee culture). 

the s hotel

These are thoughtful details that turn a good beach resort into an outstanding one – and the kinds of inclusions you’ll rarely find at an all-inclusive resort. 

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The Irie Spa.

And then there’s the spa: the Irie Spa, the best in Montego Bay and a unique offering in the Caribbean: think underground plunge pools, every manner of massage, nail care services, locally-inspired treatments like Blue Mountain Body-Brasions and stunning columns and stonework. 

When it first opened in 2019, it was a significant jolt to Montego Bay’s popular “Hip Strip,” the street also known as Jimmy Cliff Boulevard. 

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Room with a view at the S.

And it hasn’t slowed down since, injecting a new kind of cool into the bustling heart of downtown Montego Bay at the edge of the sea. 

In other words, this is the best all-inclusive resort in Montego Bay. 

And did we mention it’s an adults-only resort?

For more, visit the S Hotel Montego Bay

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