The top-end resorts and all-inclusives tend to cluster east of town in Ironshore, and there's a good concentration of guesthouses and hotels along the Hip Strip. Places further out require taxi rides. Note that all prices are high season (ie December to March) rates, which can be double or more during events like Reggae Sumfest.

Montego Bay's All-inclusive Hotels

Many of Montego Bay’s all-inclusive resorts are set apart from the city in the upper-crust districts of Ironshore and Rose Hall to the east, neighborhoods embellished by modern shopping malls and manicured golf courses, though there are several in MoBay proper. Cream of the crop is the Half Moon, the favored turf of queens and princes, which feels more like a utopian village than a resort. Also here is the Hilton Rose Hall, a humungous place with its own golf course, water park and 300m-long beachfront.

East of the airport and closer to Montego Bay are two of the popular Sandals hotels: Sandals Montego Bay, one of the great-grand-daddies of all-inclusive resorts, and Sandals Royal Caribbean, a couples-only outpost of the Sandals empire that lays on nostalgia for the British Empire. Sandals Inn is just to the west of the airport.

Slightly closer to MoBay’s city center on the Freeport Peninsula near the cruise ship terminal are two more all-inclusive resorts: the high-rise Sunset Splash Montego Bay and the closely guarded, couples-only Secrets St James.

If you want all the comforts of an all-inclusive resort, combined with easy access to the Hip Strip, then the Royal Decameron Montego Beach Resort and the Sunscape Splash Montego Bay are good choices.