Best Beaches Jamaica

If you love warm turquoise water and powdery beaches, you will love the gorgeous stretches of sand around Montego Bay and Ocho Rios. The island of Jamaica has hundreds of miles of scenic coastline, so you would expect to see numerous beautiful beaches along the sparkling Caribbean Sea. Whether you are looking for water sports, family fun, amazing experiences or just a tranquil place with white sand and calm surf, you will find it here on Jamaica.

Doctor's Cave Beach Club on the Hip Strip

Enjoy the amenities at stunning Doctor's Cave Beach Club, so named for the cave that formed the entry point and the doctor who donated the land. In the 1920's people believed that these waters had curative powers, and Montego Bay became an instant tourist destination. Enjoy crystal clear, warm waters, relax on the beach and have lunch at the beach bar. Water sport activities are available, but come for the serene atmosphere – no radios, vendors or ball playing allowed.

Family Fun at Walter Fletcher Beach

Get in on the action at lively Walter Fletcher Beach, just a ten minute walk from Doctor's Beach. Take the family and discover local musicians playing Rasta songs under the palms, gorgeous white sand and calm blue water. The main attraction is a full range of water sports and other activities. Take the glass bottom boat, rent jet skis, race a go-cart, snorkel offshore, visit the playground have lunch at the restaurant.

Sunsets and Snorkeling at Sunset Beach

Take along your snorkel gear and explore the reef filled with colorful sealife just offshore. Stay on for an amazing view of the brilliant tropical sunset, best enjoyed with a rum punch in hand. Sunset Beach is near the center of Montego Bay.

Amenities at Cornwall Beach

Find umbrellas, chairs, showers, changing rooms and lifeguards, along with a restaurant and a bar. Good family-friendly MoBay beach for swimming and watersports.

Swim with the Dolphins at Dolphin Cove

Discover great surf and sand at Dolphin's Cove in Ocho Rios, along with lifeguards, concession stands and changing facilities. Make reservations in advance to swim with the dolphins for an unforgettable adventure.

A Tropical Paradise at Dunn's River Beach

Feel the mist at the base of the 600-foot Dunn's River waterfall at this Ocho Rios beach. Sand, lush vegetation, tropical ocean waters and the spectacular waterfall all come together for a visually stunning experience. Refreshments are available at bars and restaurants near the beach.

Beach Parties at James Bond Beach

Named for the proximity to Ian Fleming's home, author of the James Bond adventure stories, this Ocho Rios beach is the site of beach parties and reggae concerts. Ask the concierge for an event calendar.

For Members Only: The Tryall Club

The Tryall Club has been named a Conde Nast Traveler Gold List best place to stay in the world. For those staying at the exclusive Tryall Club, the beach offers an array of amenities for adults and children. Complimentary equipment for snorkeling, kayaking, sunfish sailing and Hobie Cats is available. Participate in charter fishing and glass bottom boat rides, or hire a private captained craft for the day. Have lunch at the beach bar, and do not miss the lively beach parties on Wednesday and Friday nights.

For Members Only: Round Hill Beach Club

Named a Conde Nast Traveler Gold List best place to stay in the world, the Round Hill Beach Club offers villa guests a private beach, lit tennis courts, a beach bar and a piano bar. Events include Monday beach parties, Wednesday cocktail parties and Friday Jamaica Nights. Participate in water sports and experience romantic sunsets from the waterfront terrace. The beach club is closed from Sept. 8th to Oct. 15th.

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