The hotels in Jamaica are for pretty much any budget. You can find cozy inns if you are looking for a budget place or even a castle if your budget leaves some room for splurges. Without a doubt, the preferred destinations are Negril and Ocho Rios, both for their beauty and the possibility to explore the island.
Climate and tourist season
Jamaica’s climate is tropical, with hot and humid weather. The higher island regions, however, tend to have a more temperate climate. The island is located right in the hurricane belt of the Atlantic Ocean which means that during the wet season – June to November – can get significant damage due to the storms. Unless you have the misfortune to be hit by a hurricane while in Jamaica, the weather, the average temperatures are 30°C (86°F) during the days and 20°C (68°F) during the nights.
The high season – or “winter” lasts between mid-December and mid-April when the prices are at their highest. During Christmas, New Year and Easter resorts usually charge peak season prices.
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Blue Cave Castle
The hotel is located on the Cliffs of Negril, in a Castle built at 50 ft above an old pirates cave. The secluded sun decks are carved into the Cliffs. The castle offers some of the best views in the Caribbean. You can swim in the clear water, go snorkeling and then relax in the private garden.
During the high season, the prices range between US$115 per night for a deluxe room, US$85 per night for a tower room, US$160 per night for a penthouse room and US$125 per night for a superior room with AC. In total the castle only offers 14 rooms for its guests.
Hibiscus Lodge Hotel
Located right in the heart of Ocho Rios, the hotel can offer both a relaxing and an active vacation – depends only on what you desire. All rooms have AC, TV, balconies and offer lovely views of the sea. There’s a swimming pool to enjoy and a man-made beach. You can also walk in the gardens. A variety of sports can be practice near-by. During the high season an ocean view deluxe double room costs US$152.14 per night and a pool view standard double room costs US$140.32 per night. Breakfast is included.
Negril Palm Beach Hotel
Set among coconut trees, the hotel offers a private beach, room with AC and lovely views and a great Caribbean atmosphere. During the winter the rates range between US$128 per night for a suite, US$110 per night for a deluxe room and US$103 per night for a superior room. Rates are based on single/double occupancy and do not include taxes.