10 LGBTQ-Friendly Hotels to Book in Jamaica

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The mountains, rainforests and beaches with coral reefs on the Caribbean island nation of Jamaica attract tourists, including LGBTQ people, who enjoy their stay there like all tourists of diverse sexual orientations. However, human rights organizations claim that Jamaica criminalizes and marginalizes gender identity and sexual orientation; therefore, LGBTQ+ tourists should always exercise caution when visiting this country.



To ensure LGBTQ travelers have a safe and enjoyable stay in Jamaica, we’ve developed a list of gay and gay-friendly hotels so guests can experience a more accepting atmosphere on the island.

ten All-Inclusive Montego Bay Sandals

Sandals Montego Bay is a 5-star, all-inclusive resort in Montego Bay featuring a private beach and air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. The resort also features an outdoor pool, fitness center, karaoke, and 24-hour front desk. Guests who like adventure will appreciate the availability of scuba diving and windsurfing, two popular activities nearby. The resort offers guests a continental breakfast, billiards, table tennis and darts.

  • Address:
    Kent Avenue, Montego Bay, Jamaica

  • Website:
    sandals.com

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9 Round Hill Hotel and Villas

Located on a 110-acre oasis with luxury accommodations and a spa, the Round Hill Hotel and Villas in Montego Bay, Jamaica is gay-friendly and has a gay staff. Tropical hills and the Caribbean Sea surround the resort, which offers excellent accommodation options. Guests can stay in a luxurious Jamaican Villa or a beachfront room designed by Ralph Lauren. Visitors also enjoy the Grill’s locally grown organic cuisine and cocktails. Yoga classes are available at the pavilion for those looking to stay in shape.

  • Address:
    John Pringle Drive, Montego Bay, Jamaica

  • Website:
    roundhill.com

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8 Secrets St. James Montego Bay

Secrets St. James is an all-inclusive resort in Montego Bay and one of the most luxurious hotels in Jamaica. Guests at this lush Caribbean setting can enjoy unlimited a la carte dining and alcoholic beverages as part of an all-inclusive package. Plenty of dining establishments and activities are available, and another great place to relax is the stunning infinity pool. A casino, sauna, golf course, gym and bar are also available.

  • Address:
    Lot 59A Freeport, Freeport, Montego Bay, Jamaica

  • Website:
    mrcollection.com


seven Samsara Cliff Resort & Spa

This stunning beachfront boutique hotel on the western tip of Jamaica, surrounded by 8 acres of lush tropical gardens, is known for its panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea and spectacular sunsets. Samsara, located at the western end of the Negril cliffs, has direct access to the sea for snorkeling and swimming. The hotel has three oceanfront pools, including an infinity pool with views of the Caribbean Sea and the largest waterfront deck in Negril. The hotel has three restaurants serving a variety of cuisines, including international and Jamaican dishes.


6 Sandals Royal Caribbean All-Inclusive Resort

The couples-only Sandals Royal Caribbean All Inclusive Resort has an outdoor pool, fitness center, and on-site restaurant. Guests can take advantage of the hotel’s 24-hour front desk, room service, and currency exchange. Billiards, table tennis, and darts are available at the resort, and the area is renowned for its snorkeling and windsurfing, among other activities. Sangster International Airport is only 5 kilometers from Sandals Royal Caribbean.

  • Address:
    Mahoe Bay, Montego Bay, Jamaica,

  • Website:
    sandals.com


5 Hotel Jakes

This St. Elizabeth, Jamaica hotel offers unique bungalows with ocean views and an on-site restaurant. The Jakes Hotel, which offers open-air rooms with tea and coffee-making facilities, is a 60-minute drive from YS Falls, which features a zip line and pools. Each tropical themed room includes a refrigerator. Jakes Restaurant is one of two main dining establishments in town, serving locally sourced fish and traditional Jamaican dishes. Guests can take a boat ride to the Pelican Bar, less than a mile away, and take in views of the seaside homes.

  • Address:
    Calabash Bay PA, Treasure Beach, St Elizabeth, Jamaica

  • Website:
    jakeshotel.com

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4 Geejam Hotel

A recording studio, restaurant, and spa are available at the Geejam Hotel, which offers digital sound systems, private patios, and minibars for hotel guests. The Bush Bar serves Jamaican and Asian fusion cuisine at the on-site restaurant and bar. The spa offers a variety of treatments, such as massages, facials, and aromatherapy. Transportation to island beaches and other locations is available at an additional cost.

  • Address:
    122 Skippers Blvd San San, Port Antonio, Jamaica

  • Website:
    geejamhotel.com


3 Ocean Coral Spring Resort

Coral Spring Resort has a fitness centre, bar, shared lounge and garden. All accommodations in the resort have pool views and a balcony. Canoeing is popular here, and the Ocean Coral Spring Resort offers a car rental service. Among the activities offered to guests are billiards, tennis and karaoke. Runaway Bay and Falmouth are easily accessible from the hotel. The nearest airport to Ocean Coral Spring Resort – All Inclusive is Sangster International Airport, 41 kilometers away.

  • Address:
    Mountain Spring Bay, Trelawny Street, Jamaica

  • Website:
    oceanhotels.net

2 Bahia Principe Luxury Runaway Bay

The Bahia Principe Luxury Runaway Bay Adults Only All Inclusive hotel is a short distance from Runaway Bay Beach and offers an outdoor swimming pool, tennis court, nightclub and shops. Coffee machines, sofas, and balconies are among the amenities of the suite. The private bathrooms include both a spa bath and a shower. Among the many activities on site or nearby are windsurfing and snorkeling. Montego Bay International Airport is 70 kilometers from the luxurious Bahia Principe Runaway Bay All Inclusive.

1 AC Hotel Kingston

Facilities at the AC Hotel Kingston include a restaurant, fitness center, bar and lounge. This hotel features an outdoor swimming pool and a 24-hour front desk. In addition to a business center, the hotel has tour desks and luggage storage. Some hotel rooms also include a balcony and air conditioning. The hotel serves breakfast daily and has a patio. National Heroes Park is approximately 2 miles from the Kingston, Jamaica, AC Hotel.

  • Address:
    38-42 Lady Musgrave Rd, Kingston, Jamaica

  • Website:
    marriott.com

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