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JUST SAY ONE LOVE! Jamaica’s private beaches, island cuisine, reggae and spa-ing? Why wouldn’t you? WHETHER in search of warm weather, locally sourced cuisine, or only-in-Jamaica culture and adventure, these top resorts via Island Destinations celebrate unforgettable views, seaside golf courses, and opportunities to explore and decompress.
Nestled along tropical gardens, private beaches, and secluded coves in Oracabessa, this hotel is a collection of private villas, cottages, and beach huts. With ancient vines and trees, this jungle-meets-sea locale creates an ethereal ambiance.
Spa: Unwind at the Field Spa with the Cooling Sea Salt Glow Body Scrub. Receive a detoxifying scrub with sea salt harvested in nearby Oracabessa Bay, combined with Jamaican green coconut oil, followed by a hydrating massage with mint-infused coconut lotion.
Located in Montego Bay, Half Moon is a favorite destination for presidents and royalty. The private oasis celebrates the finest in Jamaican hospitality, culture, food, and adventure.
Known For: Part fresh spring water, part seawater, the Lagoon is always warm, clear, and tranquil—ideal for swimming laps, exploring beneath the water’s surface, or just lazing the afternoon away.
Known For: The resort’s 35 acres of beach front, originally used for stevedoring (loading and unloading ships) and home to a sugar cane estate, stretches several miles between foothills and Jamaican coastline.
Not to Miss: Plant a tree at GoldenEye. By making a donation of $1000 to the Oracabessa Foundation, which focuses on local, sustainable development, you’ll follow in the footsteps of such Hollywood stars as Michael Caine and Johnny Depp.
Not to Miss: Half Moon’s Equestrian Center offers riding, jumping, and polo lessons. Additionally, the unique Turf and Surf Experience includes a swim with the horses.
Eat: Dine at the treehouse-style Gazebo, which overlooks Low Cay Beach and the Lagoon. Order the Butter Roasted 38
Lionfish, served with cornmeal, mussels, garlic and parsley.
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Eat: Experience Sugar Mill Restaurant, known for its historical location and unique twist on Jamaican cuisine. Order the Solomon’s Brochette—a beef, pork, sausage, fish, and shrimp skewer prepared tableside. Sip a curated