Millennial couples looking for sexy swimming pools and an emphasis on wellness should check the new Zoëtry Montego Bay. All of Zoëtry Montego Bay’s 49 suites come with enhanced amenities and unique architecture, and are situated in three main buildings: Wood & Water, Bamboo and Blue Mountain — a nod to Jamaica’s ecological tapestry.
We were told the best rooms here are the Swim-out Suites with Private Pools and the Master Suite Ocean View. Housed in the Blue Mountain building of the resort, the Master Suite Ocean View has a king bed and a private balcony that comes with a whirlpool.
Perhaps the best of the swim-out rooms are in the Junior Suite Swim Out Ocean View with Jacuzzi category. These rooms include direct access to a private pool from the terrace, a king bed and a Jacuzzi. Note: All rooms come with butler service.
For all room requests, connect with Kaydi-Ann Spencer ([email protected]), concierge manager.
Located on a private beach in the upscale Ironshore neighborhood, Zoëtry Montego Bay’s wellness offerings include a spa, yoga and meditation areas and a fitness center. Tip: Millennials with children can go to the Soul Juice Bar, beauty salon, possibly get a facial, or enjoy the yoga facility.
Zoëtry Montego Bay’s wellness offerings include a spa, yoga and meditation areas, and a fitness center.
Outdoor whirlpools, an infinity pool, a flowing swimming pool winding throughout the resort and other water elements complete the experience at Zoëtry Montego Bay.
For all spa requests, reach out to Karen Ebanks ([email protected]), spa director.
We hear the best dining option here is Jerky Jo’s, which offers an authentic Jamaican jerk outdoor experience serving jerk chicken and jerk pork with Red Stripe beer. Note: Reservations are not required at any of the restaurants at Zoëtry Montego Bay.
Travelers looking to do some shopping in Jamaica should request a complimentary shuttle, which takes them to the Shoppes at Rose Hall. The hotel is also just five minutes away from Jamaica’s largest airport, Sangster International Airport.
To further customize a stay at Zoëtry Montego Bay, reach out to Saal Nunez ([email protected]), general manager.
Jerky Jo’s at Zoëtry Montego Bay provides an authentic Jamaican jerk experience, serving jerk chicken and jerk pork.
Small families looking for a condo feel should check out Jewel Grande Montego Bay Resort & Spa’s Three Bedroom Oceanfront Villa. The highlights of this room are the private balcony and the outdoor kitchen and grill.
For friends or couples traveling together, the Penthouse Suites are the most luxurious suite offerings. Located on the highest floors, guests can choose between the 2,260-square-foot three-bedroom / three-bathroom Penthouse or the 2,569-square-foot four-bedroom / four-bathroom Executive Penthouse. Note: Butler service is provided to all rooms.
The two-story Grande Spa is 30,000 square feet and includes 14 treatments rooms. Hint: We were told the two best treatments are the Wild Ginger Deep Tissue and Lemongrass Ayurvedic massages. Treatments should be booked up to 24 hours in advance.
Tip: For the best deep tissue masseuse, we were told to request either Hileah or Kerissa; for manicures and pedicures, ask for Nordia or Shannique, and for the Lemongrass Ayurvedic, ask for Melody or Dawn.
Jewel Grande Montego Bay’s Three Bedroom Oceanfront Villa has a private balcony and an outdoor kitchen and grill. Its décor is inspired by the Caribbean.
Nice Touch: Millennials with children between ages eight and 16 can have a family outing at the spa as it will begin offering a Kids and Teens Menu starting in December. For children, we were told to recommend the Superfruit Clearing Facial, which includes the use of fruits to clear the skin and assist with healing from sun damage.
Also recommended for younger spa-goers are the Reggae Relief Massage, a basic, gentle massage to relieve muscle tension; and the Irie Mani and Pedi, in which mini-VIPs get a brown sugar foot scrub before a mini massage and polish of their choice for both hands and feet.
Tip: Tell couples about the VIP Spa Suite, which includes massage tables, a shower and a tub. The treatment begins in the resort’s Signature Relaxation room before a Jamaican Bush bath helps loosen the muscles for a Himalayan Sea Salt Hot Stone Massage.
For all unique spa requests, connect with Sienna Creasy ([email protected]), spa director.
Guests dining at the hotel’s signature restaurant, Waves, might like the grilled jerk salmon, the coconut-pumpkin puree and the roasted pepper coulis. All three popular dishes are creations of Executive Chef Adrian Weichenberger.
To further customize your trip at Jewel Grande Montego Bay, contact Damian Royes ([email protected]), head concierge.
Jewel Grande Montego Bay has a two-story Grande Spa, a fitness facility, two swimming pools and private beachside cabanas.
Moon Palace Jamaica, a 705-room AAA Four Diamond resort and Palace Resorts’ first property outside of Mexico, is a solid match for couples looking for a value-packed destination wedding.
Sitting on 17-acres of private beach in Ocho Rios, this also is one of Jamaica’s trendiest all-inclusive resorts for small family gatherings and couples retreats.
For Millennials getting married, a destination wedding at Palace Resorts includes a team of 57 wedding planners ready to personalize and create the event. VIPs earn more than $27,000 in complimentary wedding benefits — including $1,500 in resort credit.
For couples who’ve already tied the knot, Palace Resort’s Complimentary Honeymoon Package is available for guests staying three nights or more. That package also includes up to $1,500 in resort credit.
Moon Palace Jamaica’s Presidential Suite has two bedrooms, one with a king bed and a private bath and another with double beds and an in-room double whirlpool tub.
For all wedding requests, get in touch with Raymundo Flores Ayala ([email protected]), wedding sales.
The resort also has extra perks for certain room categories like the Concierge Level rooms, which come with two 25-minute massages. These rooms also have one king bed and access to a private beach lounge chair area with waiter service.
For families, book the Family Deluxe Room, which includes a king bed, and a second room with two double beds.
For all room requests, advisors should reach out to Ayanna Phillips ([email protected]), the sales assistant.
The hotel is located roughly 90 minutes from the Donald Sangster Airport (MBJ). Hint: Private transfers can be arranged through Palace Vacation Planners. For helicopters, the Ian Fleming International Airport is 25 minutes from Moon Palace Jamaica.
To arrange a private vehicle for VIPs, reach out to Jorge Mendoza ([email protected]), touristic services manager.
Pier 8 at Moon Palace is an open-air restaurant that serves traditional seafood dishes and culturally inspired beverages.
The AWE Spa is said to be the largest spa in Jamaica at 35,000 square feet. There are plenty of opportunities for pampering here as the spa has 23 treatment rooms and hydrotherapy facilities that include hot and cold plunge pools, a steam room, a sauna and a sensory pool.
Tip: Book treatments at least 24 hours in advance since services are subject to space availability. The spa is open to adults 18 years and older.
Spa Manager Francine Pinnock ([email protected]) can assist with customizing your spa experience.
All of the restaurants are open to guests only. Reservations are only required for the Teppanyaki tables at the MOMO’s Asian Restaurant and can be made on the day of dining.
Top dishes to order at Pier 8 include the Caribbean crab cake, the fish ceviche or the grilled red snapper. At MOMO, the grilled chicken skewers dipped in special sauce and Chinese-style roasted pork belly are some of the best dishes. Tip: At the resort’s buffet, Buccaneer’s Reef, the jerk chicken and goat stew are among the most popular choices.
Moon Palace Jamaica is a 705-room resort and Palace Resorts’ first property outside of Mexico. Seen here is the view from the resort’s pool.
The resort also has six bars and a chic nightclub, NOIR. Be sure to check out the hotel’s calendar of events before booking as Moon Palace has also become a popular venue for concerts, attracting such musicians as OMI, Shaggy and Sean Paul.
The resort offers kayaking and paddleboarding; for a more romantic activity, the resort can arrange a scenic catamaran ride through Ocho Rios.
For all other requests, connect with Erol Lingo ([email protected]), hotel manager.