Why We Recommend It:
The family-friendly Jewel Grande is a luxury all-inclusive in Montego Bay with an emphasis on wellness. It has relatively few rooms for an all-inclusive which means it is more personable than most and rarely feels crowded.
Likewise, though it’s family-friendly it still feels laid back and relaxed, and sees lots of couples on romantic breaks as well as singles, groups of friends and families.
It has seven restaurants, two bars including a swim-up, three cafes, two scenic pools sitting high above the ocean, a nice long stretch of beach below, a kids’ club, excellent spa treatments (extra fee), plus wellness classes & yoga, and a full gym among its facilities.
Non-motorized water sports are all-inclusive, as are green fees at two local golf courses. There is private butler service in all suites and 24-hour in-room dining.
Rooms & Suites:
They have a total of 129 rooms at Jewel Grande in 16 different categories and sizes from one-bedroom suites to gorgeous three-bedroom penthouse suites and villas equipped with kitchens and washing machines.
The style is modern and bright, you’ll have plenty of space and a sitting/lounging and some outside space as standard.
Some of the penthouse suites utilize this best with outdoor hot tubs, wrap-around balconies and breathtaking views.
Standard facilities across the board include daily restocked mini bars, air-con, Wifi, Bluetooth speakers, coffee makers and luxury bathroom toiletries.
All also come with private butler services. These services could include unpacking your luggage, pouring you a bath, showing you around the resort and making dinner and spa reservations.
They are generally tipped at the end of your stay.
Food, Facilities & Things to Do:
The food & drink, both buffet and a la carte, at Jewel Grande, is very highly rated and includes casual comfort food, seafood, Jamaican, Tex-Mex, steakhouse, Italian, and teppanyaki-style Asian fusion. Reservations are required at the latter, the Pier Side Restaurant.
The main bar is the Lobby Bar which seems to be the evening social center of the resort. It has a range of all-inclusive alcohol – wines, liquors, and beers as well as tapas and snacks until 1 am.
During the day the swim-up bar, the Rum Runner Bar, is the main hub. It closes at 6 pm.
You have a juice bar at the resort which also serves healthy salads, wraps, and snacks. There are two cafes too with very good coffee and fresh pastries.
All-inclusive water sports include kayaking, windsurfing, Hobbie Cats, and snorkeling. Scuba diving lessons and motorized water sports are available for an extra fee.
Guests have green fees all included at the nearby, via free shuttle, Cinnamon Hill, and Half Moon Golf Courses.
The kid’s club is highly rated, they have daily activities, video games, table tennis a beachfront play area, a splash pad, and a jungle-gym.
Their Grande Spa and wellness center is housed in a grand-looking villa. There you have a menu of healing and beauty treatments, steam baths, sauna, mineral baths, and Himalayan Salt Lounge.
There is a good gym here too and the resort offers various wellness programs such as pilates and yoga.
Jewel Grande is about a 15-minute drive from Sangster Airport in Montego Bay, Jamaica, so very convenient for travel though the beaches here are not quite as pristine as some other coastline much farther from the airport.
Some Guest Reviews:
“For our first time at Jamaica! This place really treated us amazing! Food was delicious, employees were amazing. My husband and I felt so comfortable! Can’t wait to go back!….”
“The resort was amazing great service and friendly staff. It was family friendly and just what we were looking for….”