Given Jamaica's recognition and regard as a Caribbean tourist destination, world class accommodation (i.e., B&B, guesthouse, apartment, hotel villas) is not a problem. Accommodation for tourists will also suit expats, especially for lodging outside Kingston.
From budget to 5-star Hotels, inclusive, you can find all varieties in Jamaica. Some beachfront hotels have a more exclusive ocean-front location where you can access private beach. Other facilities you can find include conference room, wedding planner, championship golf course, health spa, waterslide, pools with waterfalls, plunge pools, children's programs, nightly entertainment, swim-up bars, lobby bars, beach bars and disco or nightclub.
Apart from the resort oriented hotels and villa retreat, there are city centre business hotels. Most of the resorts offer complete family vacations within walking distance of downtown shopping and nightlife.
TPDCo is an agency of government under the Ministry of Tourism whom maintain a registry oof approved places for bed and breakfast, villas and guest houses in Jamaica. These places satisfy quality standards of the government for health and safety and, among other things, physical planning. The registry is updated based on renewal of license for operators of these facilities. Contact the TPDCo for the listing to negotiate directly with these facilities.
The Tourism Centre, 4th Floor
64-70 Knutsford Boulevard, Kingston 5
Tel: 968-3441; 968-1909; 968-3626
Fax: 929-8269; 754-9135; 920-4854
The Jamaica Tourist Board has a portal that facilitates search for lodging. This includes apartments and villas, and can be sorted by regions (e.g., Kingston) and facilities (e.g., gym). Rates per night range from USD $28 to $2,000. Travel agents can find bargains. JTB representatives in Canada and USA can assist with referral to agents; and the directory has listings for travel agents inside and outside of Kingston.
Nightly rates per guest range from USD $28 to $2,000 in 2015. The 5-star rate is upwards of USD$200 per night. Rates vary with facilities/ amenities, star rating, length of stay, number of guests, booking season and regions. Hotels do package rates that bundle the nightly stay with flight, activities, car rental and among other things meals. The package deals are easiest to find between October to mid-December. January to March is the peak travel season and when room rates can spike. Rates tend to be cheapest during the summer.
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