Kingston is luxurious in itself, with the perfect waters, white sandy beaches and favorable weather year-round. But, if you want an even more luxurious stay, you’ll want to stay in one of the many five-star resorts or hotels in the area. While a five-star hotel is obviously top-notch, there are still some luxury hotels that stand out among the every growing list in Jamaica.
So, if you want to experience all there is in Kingston, make sure you check out one of these five-star hotel locations first.
Jamaica Pegasus Hotel
Located in the New Kingston area, this spa resort is located in the middle of just about everything you would want to see - but still gives you enough privacy to feel like you’re away from it all. There are two restaurants on site as well as an outdoor swimming pool and free fitness center. All guests receive free Wi-Fi and there is self-parking if you are renting a car. Also, you’ll find a bar and lounge area as well as a poolside bar, coffee shop and café to accommodate just about every need.
There are 300 rooms total in this hotel, each with the amenities you would expect from a quality resort. There is also 24-hour room service and premium bedding. The on-site spa does require reservations ahead of time for any spa or massage treatment. But, you can make a reservation before arriving or when you are there. Children 12 years or younger can stay free as long as they are staying in their parent or guardian’s bedroom.
Terra Nova All Suite Hotel
Located close to Devon House, Mandela Park and the Kings House, you will find Terra Nova All Suite Hotel. This four-star hotel has two restaurants on-site, an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness center. There is a free breakfast buffet set out every morning and free internet to guests. You’ll also find a 24-hour business center, spa and bar/lounge.
The hotel is decorated very modern and it has picturesque garden areas that give it a tropical, fun feel. The rooms are luxurious and very accommodating, and include iPod docks, flat screen TVs with cable television, room service, premium bedding and coffee makers.
You can get transportation to the airport for an extra fee, but you will need to contact the concierge ahead of time to schedule this. No pets or service animals are allowed at the Terra Nova, but the facilities are accessibility friendly.
Knutsford Court Hotel
This hotel is just a 15 minute walk away from the Centre Stage Theater, Emancipation Park and Sunshine Amusement Complex. Not only does it have a gourmet restaurant on-site, but it also has its own outdoor swimming pool, 24-hour fitness center and a free breakfast buffet open daily. You’ll be able to take a dip in the crystal clear swimming pool and enjoy a drink (or two) at the poolside lounge.
There are only 143 rooms at this hotel, but each is decorated with a touch of Jamaican elegance and class. The rooms come with safes, premium bedding and luxury features.
Courtleigh Hotel and Suites
This distinguished hotel and award-winning resort is located in New Kingston on the main strip. It’s ideal for leisure and business travelers. It features views of the cities from the higher up rooms and a great view of Kingston Harbor as well as the surrounding mountain regions. It’s just 15 miles away from Norman Manley International Airport and is in a prime spot on the “hip strip” of Knutsford Boulevard.
All rooms feature an elegant spread and include free internet, desks, coffeemakers, iPod stations, refrigerator, ironing boards, electronic keys, massage shower heads, flat screen TVs and premium channels. If you want a luxurious stay, go for the Penthouse Floor, which is on the 10th level. Here you will find panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea, Blue Mountains and the city below. There are six deluxe rooms located on the Penthouse Floor, each with four-poster mahogany beds, balconies, and more.
Eden Gardens Wellness Resort and Spa
This resort and spa was designed to protect the property’s ambiance and offer an eco-friendly, authentic stay for guests. The moment you enter the center you will see the extensive work that has been put into this facility. The hotel uses state-of-the-art green technology, including non-toxic paints, eco-friendly cleaners, low flow showerheads and toilets, and energy-saving appliances. The staff takes energy conservation very seriously.
The vacation suites offer serenity and are designed to enhance the guests’ mind, body, and soul connections. The contemporary design combines luxury bedding with decorative colors and accents - all still keeping with the eco-friendly style.
On-site there is a swimming pool, gym, spa, and a gourmet restaurant. If you want to stay here, you’ll want to book early. They have limited suites and the vacation apartments will go quickly during tourist season.
City View Hotel
Located on Smokey Vale, this hotel is located in the cooler, lush area of upper St. Andrew. You are surrounded by fruit trees, rock gardens and plush landscape. Each morning you’ll wake up to a sparkling mist and Caribbean breeze. It’s located in the heart of nature and is a true escape from downtown. You can sit out on your balcony, enjoying breakfast and take in a panoramic view of Kingston and the ocean below.
This luxury bed and breakfast-style hotel only has five rooms and it is an exclusive resort perfect for honeymoons and romantic stays.