Many all-inclusive resorts, notably the famous Sandals of Jamaica, allow same-sex couples, although they were forced to do so to be able to advertise in Britain. Still, avoid open displays of affection — such as handholding on the streets — in Jamaica: You could be assaulted for trying it.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons in Jamaica face legal and social issues not experienced by non-LGBT people. Sexual intercourse between men is legally punishable by imprisonment, though this law is no longer enforced and repeal is pending. Sexual intercourse between women is however legal.
In 2006, Time magazine labelled Jamaica “the most homophobic place on Earth” and in 2013 the majority of LGBT people were subject to homophobic violence.
Montego Bay, the capital of Saint James Parish on Jamaica’s north coast, is a major cruise ship port with numerous beach resorts and golf courses outside its commercial core. Popular beaches include Doctor’s Cave Beach and Walter Fletcher Beach, home to an amusement park. There’s also snorkelling and diving at coral reefs in the protected waters of Montego Bay Marine Park.
Best tours in Montego Bay
- Club Mobay: Sangster Airport VIP Lounge, Concierge Service, and Fast-Track Entry
- Montego Bay to Dunn’s River Falls Half-Day Trip
- ATV Off-Road Adventure Tour in Sandy Bay from Montego Bay or Negril
- Jamaica Horseback Ride & Swim: Trail Ride & Swim Horseback in the Caribbean Sea
- Blue Hole, Secret Falls, and Dunn’s River Falls Combo Day-Trip from Montego Bay
1. Sandals Montego Bay All Inclusive – Couples Only 5* – Gay Friendly Resorts in Jamaica
Sandals Montego Bay All Inclusive – Couples Only features a restaurant, bar, a shared lounge and garden in Montego Bay.
Featuring a private beach area, the 5-star resort has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The resort provides an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, karaoke and a 24-hour front desk.
At the resort, every room is equipped with a wardrobe. At Sandals Montego Bay – Couples Only every room has a flat-screen TV with satellite channels.
Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a continental breakfast.
Sandals Montego Bay All Inclusive – Couples Only offers 5-star accommodation with a hammam, sauna and hot tub.
You can play billiards, table tennis and darts at the resort, and the area is popular for snorkelling and windsurfing.
Complimentary transfers to Sandals Royal Caribbean and Sandals Carlyle.
Enjoy all the luxuries included in our “stay at one, play at three” concept offering 18 dining options •Air-conditioned departure lounge•Voted Sandals “World’s Leading All-Inclusive Company” 16 years in a row•Voted “Caribbean’s Leading Hotel Brand” 18 years in a row.
My boyfriend and I visited this resort with family on a vacation.
The facility is nice, but the staff was amazing. They made the trip so much better and were always kind, friendly, and helpful.
Candice and Trish kept things lively with enjoyable activities and events that were fun, balanced, and didn’t interrupt the relaxed nature of the visit.
They were very kind and made us feel right at home. Tameka was superb with drink service on the beach and at the pool; she was very friendly and helpful.
Kemar at the Oleander provided excellent service, was very upbeat, and made our meal outstanding. You may have noticed a theme: excellent service.
The outstanding staff made it so easy to sit back, relax, have a wonderful time and not worry about a thing.
Being a gay couple, there were times of discomfort on the island, but the resort staff never presented an issue and each of the staff mentioned above, especially Candice and Trish, made us feel relaxed and welcome.
The activities are also great fun and as a novice diver I recommend the scuba trip. We saw so much wildlife and even some huge rays, which the staff mentioned was uncommon.
THE GOOD: I visited Sandals Montego Bay last week (July 2013) with my partner for her birthday.
It was better than I expected– with incredible private beachfront, great food, and many activities to partake in. We took advantage of free diving (if you’re certified it’s a breeze), sailing, paddle boarding, and beach volleyball.
The grounds are impeccably maintained with excellent vegetation.
Rooms are romantic and nice. Overall this is a lively, well-designed and maintained resort. My partner and I were treated with respect, although gay and lesbian couples are likely rare in the resort and on the island.
There are great deals during summer months and for returning customers.
We were able to check out late and the staff accommodated us until our requested time- not necessarily the type of service expected from a large resort and was much appreciated.
First off our room was wonderful, we were in 118 which is OSS in the Almond building. Rooms are beautiful, updated, and quiet which we liked.
The swim up pool was warm regardless of day/night/sun/rain and we spent a lot of time enjoying it!
And the view…ridiculous!
The resort itself is stunning with a beautiful long stretch of beach and warm blue ocean.
One of our favourite places to relax was the Latitudes Bar in a hammock over the water, day and night, so serene and pretty.
Now the food…THE FOOD WAS DELICIOUS!
Every single meal we ate was so yummy, our favourites being Oleander, Stewfish (with the best server Oshin, she’s amazing), Soy and of course Jerk Shack.
Every single thing we ate we enjoyed, from the ocean view breakfasts at Cucina or Bayside, to listening to the waves while dining at Tokyo Jo’s.
The beach is beautiful and spacious, the service in every restaurant and area we visited was excellent, our butlers Rolando & Toni-Ann were amazing, our room was perfect and well kept up although next time I think we’ll opt for a swim out that gets some sun vs the one we had which was cold because the Almond building pool doesn’t see any sun but this wasn’t a deal breaker for us.
Loved being so close to the airport, the noise didn’t bother us at all. We didn’t meet a single worker who didn’t give a friendly hello as they walked by.
The return guest dinner was great. The spa was nice but pricey and I find they like to really push for upgrades and I ended up having to return a bottle of cream that I was told was included but when I got back to the room I found a separate total for it on the bill. Again, not a deal breaker.
The pool party with Adam on Thursday was a blast. We loved being able to go over to Royal Caribbean and visit the private island.
The Thai food was fantastic. Butch’s is an absolute must. Overall we are really happy with our trip and actually booked on site to go back in 2021.
We feel like this particular Sandals really stands up for the Sandals name and everything they tell you they offer.
How much does a room costs at Sandals Montego Bay All Inclusive?
Prices start 1400 $/night for Caribbean Deluxe. The Oceanfront Swim-up Butler Suite with Patio Tranquility Soaking Tub is 4000$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.
These magnificent swim up suites are newly built and reside in the garden level of the Almonds building. Stunning oceanfront views are featured from the swim-up river pool as well as the private patio equipped with a bistro set and Tranquility Soaking Tub for two.
Elegant interior details include custom crafted furnishings, a king-sized bed, a large HD smart TV, cut out ceiling with recessed lighting, and a spacious open floor plan with aquatic accents. The spa style bathroom is outfitted with a dual-faucet, long vessel sink with a back-lit mirror and features a walk in overhead rain shower. Guests staying in these vibrant suites will also enjoy the attentive service of a personal butler and 24-hour room service.
This category also includes round-trip Private BMW Luxury Airport Transfers from Sangster International Airport (MBJ) & Norman Manley International Airport (KIN).
Where to book online – Sandals Montego Bay All Inclusive – Couples Only – Gay Friendly Resorts in Jamaica – you can find the best hotels deals in Montego Bay during Jamaica’s Carnival (Bacchanal) which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Montego Bay on Booking.com or Hotels.com or Agoda.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
2. Secrets St. James 5* – Gay Friendly Resorts in Jamaica
This Montego Bay resort features gourmet dining, a gaming lounge and spacious suites with a soaking tub and private balcony. Sangster International Airport is an 8-minute drive from this resort.
Caribbean Sea views are available from all cabana-style rooms at Secrets St. James. A flat-screen cable TV and iPod docking station are included.
The in-room minibar is stocked daily with water and premium beer.
A full-service spa is available and guests can relax in the large freeform pool with a sun deck and lounge chairs. On-site activities include beach and pool volleyball, tennis and dance lessons.
If you’re looking for a luxury all-inclusive resort in Montego Bay, look no further than Secrets St. James Montego Bay.
Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Harbour Street (1.9 mi) and Blessed Sacrament Cathedral (2.0 mi), guests of Secrets St James Hotel can easily experience some of Montego Bay’s most well known attractions.
Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at Secrets St. James Montego Bay offer a flat screen TV, a minibar, and air conditioning.
During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including room service and a concierge.
Guests of Secrets St James Hotel are also welcome to enjoy a pool and breakfast, located on site. For travelers arriving by car, free parking is available.
If you like barbeque restaurants, Secrets St. James Montego Bay is conveniently located near Pork Pit and MVP Smokehouse.
Montego Bay is also known for some great marinas, including Montego Bay Yacht Club and Montego Bay Marine Park, which are not too far from Secrets St James Hotel.
The staff at Secrets St. James Montego Bay looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.
This trip was an all girls trip for a friends birthday, we had a great time because the birthday girl is Jamaican.
The beach wasn’t that great and I am a beach bum, it was not clean as I’m used to. The only exciting part about the beach is the Barefoot Grill and the Jerk Wagon (the best).
This trip was amazing and to my surprise was Gay friendly ( 17 lesbian women). I guess because it’s adults only it was great.
The food wasn’t my favorite ( restaurants) they were all combined in one for dinner buffet style so there were no real choices of food.
Lunch time was the only time you could choose your place to eat…other than that great place, staff is great, and if you want to go in town hire the guys in front of the resort in the red vests to take you.
The Secrets St-James Montego Bay shares its grounds and restaurants with the Secrets Wild Orchid.
I stayed at the Secrets St-James and was lucky enough to have chosen the Preferred section, it is worth it. Travelling alone, I felt spoiled and very secure.
The rooms were perfectly comfortable and the service was really exceptional.
And there was a great choice of restaurants where you do not need a reservation for the supper, which is such an annoyance in most hotels.
I have rarely seen a staff so dedicated to making you feel welcome and happy as at the Secrets. And this is everywhere on the site, in the restaurants and at the beach.
I was really impressed by the friendliness I witnessed everyday. This was my first travel to Jamaica and certainly not the last.
My partner and I are a same sex couple and we found that Secrets is more of a honeymoon resort as almost everyone there was on a honeymoon.
I did see a few girls on a girls trip but they said there were no single men.
Although the resort advertises that they are great for couples, singles and groups, I would say that it is suited more towards couples and would not recommend this as a singles or group destination and is gay tolerant at resorts but not accepted in Jamaican culture and can be punishable by ten years in prison.
We were treated with respect by all the staff and the guests we talked with.
Our maid even placed a honeymoon banner on our door and placed flowers on our bed with towels shaped into animals.
I would go back and stay at Secrets again but I’m more of a smaller resort person and I like interacting with locals and I like the beach in Negril.
We found the resort to be great and yes all the places to eat are on the Wild Orchid side the walk along the beach pathway is nice.
I would save some money and stay on the St James side and skip the preferred package as it’s a waste of money and it seems like your isolated from the rest of the resort.
The beach in front of building 3 is by far the best and the preferred beaches are full of rocks and so far removed from the rest of the resort.
We found no need for water shoes as other reviewers had mentioned (unless your using the Wild Orchid beach), just navigate around the sea grass and you’re okay.
I would recommend taking your own snorkeling gear so you can go out when you want.
The resort does offer free group outings but they are limited in size and time.
We found some great reefs off the St James beach and we spent hours swimming around looking at all the fish and coral.
We did swim over to the the Wild Orchid side but the water is very shallow and there are tons of rocks.
We stayed in room 3447 and we had a great view of the beach/ocean and the preferred pool. Our room was great and looked just like the pictures on the web.
We had robes and slippers and large bottles of shower gel, lotion, and sunscreen (4oz).
We had no problem with the bathroom set up as we are a couple but I could see how singles sharing a room would have a problem.
Our mini bar was stocked everyday and our room was always cleaned before noon.
My only complaint would be that the AC is controlled and you can only set it to 22 celsius. There were many TV channels to pick and yes there is an adult channel that does show hard core porn at night but if it’s not your thing don’t tune to it.
The resort is also not a swingers resort and going nude or topless is not allowed.
The beach and beach service:
We did have to play the get up early and grab a spot on the beach since shaded spots are snapped up quickly but that’s what happens in large resorts.
As I stated before the St James beach is the largest and has the best clarity and no rocks. We never had a problem getting drinks delivered to us or never had to wait at any bar for service.
I did tip our beach servers but never did when I walked to a bar. I realize that tipping is included and other reviewers felt pressured into giving them out but Jamican’s don’t get paid by the hour but by the week with minimum wage set at 4500 JD ($52.50 US a week) that is not enforced by the labor department.
I never felt pressured into giving one but I offered them when the service was great and skipped tipping when it was not.
We loved the food and all the choices we had to pick from and not having to make reservations except for Himitsu’s teppanyaki tables.
We made reservations 4 days in advance and for our last night at the resort ( we did not get to enjoy it because of an accident I had on a tour, details below).
Our favorite restaurants was Bordeaux and our least favorite was Blue Mountain and we skipped El Patio since we were flying to Mexico for our second week of our vacation.
There were a few nights that they offered buffet at World Cafe. We skipped lunch most of the time but could not pass up the Jerk Chicken cart which was only out twice during our stay.
I read some complaints about portion size but all the menus are designed so that you have a 5 course meal.
If you don’t like your food order something else or go to another restaurant.
The best drinks I had were the Jamaican smile and the dirty banana and we never had a problem getting name brand spirits (you just have to ask for it, if not you’ll get local well booze).
Men – make sure you take at least one pair of long pants with you and nice sandals for dinner. Some restaurants will allow shorts at dinner but you will have to sit outside.
Tank tops are not allowed at dinner. Also, make sure that if your wife or girlfriend has decided to dress up for dinner then at least have respect for her and dress accordingly. There were so many couples mix matched. (Just a gay observation)
Women – Leave your 6″ heels at home and wear comfortable flats or sandals.
It is so tacky to see a woman dressed up in a nice dress and carrying her heels in her hands.
Bring comfortable resort wear and leave your club clothes at home since it is hot and humid and remember that just because it’s made in your size does not mean you should wear it.
How much does a room costs at Secrets St. James?
Prices start 458 $/night for Junior Suite Garden View King. The Preferred Club Presidential Suite Ocean Front is 2290$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.
This suite features a balcony, spa bath and CD player.
Where to book online – Secrets St. James – Gay Friendly Resorts in Jamaica – you can find the best hotels deals in Montego Bay during Jamaica’s Carnival (Bacchanal) which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Montego Bay on Booking.com or Hotels.com or Agoda.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
3. Secrets Wild Orchid 5* – Gay Jamaica Resort
This all-inclusive, adults-only Jamaican resort sits on a private beach on the Caribbean Sea.
It has 19 on-site restaurants and lounges, as well as a theater and nightly live entertainment.
A balcony with a view of the ocean is featured in all rooms at Secrets Wild Orchid. Rooms include an iPod docking station and a flat-screen TV. A stocked minibar is also provided.
Dining options include Oceana, offering oceanside dining and grilled seafood specialties. Bars and lounges include Manatees Swim-up Bar, which serves tropical drinks poolside.
Guests can enjoy nightly theme parties at Secrets Wild Orchid. There is a large pool and 3 hot tubs to relax in.
Finding an ideal luxury all-inclusive resort in Montego Bay does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay, a nice option for travelers like you.
Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Harbour Street (2.0 mi) and Blessed Sacrament Cathedral (2.1 mi), guests of Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay Hotel can easily experience some of Montego Bay’s most well known attractions. Free internet access is offered to guests, and rooms at Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay Hotel offer a flat screen TV, a minibar, and air conditioning.
During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including room service and a concierge. Guests of Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay Hotel are also welcome to enjoy a pool and free breakfast, located on site.
For travelers arriving by car, free parking is available. If you like ribs, Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay Hotel is conveniently located near Pork Pit, Peppa’s Cool Spot, and MVP Smokehouse, which are known for serving up this local favorite. Montego Bay is also home to Bellefield Great House & Gardens, a popular architectural building that is not too far from Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay Hotel.
Everything was amazing. As a gay couple I was a little worried about traveling to Jamaica but my experience from the time we reached the island was great. Secrets Wild Orchid was the best hotel I have ever stayed in.
The service from the time we set foot on the grounds was great.
The beach/pool is supposed to be private but anyone could get in. The bar/snacks in the lobby are nice but you can walk outside and get that anywhere else on the property.
It also allows you access to the Breathless property next door, but we didn’t feel overwhelmed the day we visited it.
– I had read a lot about Jamaica not being welcoming to gay people/couples. Whether or not that’s true, I definitely didn’t feel that on the resort. We definitely were the minority as far as couples went, but we didn’t ever feel uncomfortable.
– This is a great place to relax and enjoy a tropical destination, but probably isn’t the place if you’re looking for true Jamaica.
It’s definitely secluded from the real world and feels like Disney World or something. It’s all about what you are going for though.
All in all, a great resort and I will definitely go back or to another Secrets resort.
Great resort with amazing rooms. Good views. Beach is man made and very small. Most people were at the pools. Dr. Phil at the swim up bar made amazing drinks! Everyone was very gay friendly as we are a lesbian couple. No problems there.
Room service is a bit slow. Food was decent. Jerk chicken at lunch is a must.
My partner and I stayed in the Wild Orchid part of Secrets Montego Bay from 2nd October > 21st October 2010, we are a British gay couple and were very pleased by the accepting nature of the hotel staff and management.
The hotel is mainly frequented by American couples, but there were some large loud rowdy groups of guests who were treating it as a bit of a wild holiday, which did become annoying, we weren’t expecting this from a ‘luxury’ resort.
Generally the hotel is modern and clean, in the areas where is becoming slightly worn they are already doing remedy work to restore this and we would commend them for doing so.
The hotel is very big, much bigger than we expected, there are four blocks which are split between St James and Wild Orchid, each hotel has a main block and a preferred block, everything is well sign posted and guests are free to roam around.
We stayed on the ground floor in room 2141, Modern and funky with a great sea view, although sometimes the noise from the communal Jacuzzi outside our room being used at 2am by drunken guests can sometimes wake you up, the hotel should stop this being used after midnight.
Our only other gripe about the room was that the maid service was very irregular; sometimes the room would be cleaned at 11am other times at 7pm… on our second from last day it wasn’t cleaned at all.
Some small points, the ‘do not disturb’ light doesn’t always work; make sure you hang the door handle sign out if you don’t wish to be interrupted.
Also as some other people here have mentioned, don’t rely on the clock in the room, power cuts during the night mean this doesn’t keep the correct time. In each room there is a coffee filter machine but no kettle, you are only given one sachet of coffee a day, for a five star resort you should have several and also tea bags.
Also the hotel doesn’t get a coffee delivery on a Sunday, so on a Saturday they give you two sachets, one for Saturday and one for Sunday, don’t make the mistake and of drinking them both on one day you won’t get anymore.
We were lucky that the coffee shop was nearby so we just went there to get some more each day, it’s quicker than ordering room service, but for people staying in St James, this wouldn’t be possible as too far just to nip out.
Hotel Communal Areas:
We liked the main reception and other communal areas; however we preferred the St James reception and bar, just felt more friendly and contemporary.
We only used the Wild Orchid pool. It was always kept clean and the surrounding areas were well maintained, the only issues we had were with the sun beds, why in a five star hotel are there not cushions?
The sun beds look lovely but are not very comfortable, people end up getting multiple towels to cushion themselves. In the ‘preferred block’ of St James they have them; this should be the same across the entire hotel.
The pool waitress service was also hit and miss, sometimes we would get asked if we wanted a drink 5 times in one hour, and another day we would wait 4 hours before being asked.
We know the management read these reviews and therefore would commend Sade and Nadine for their friendly nature and 5 star service when they were on duty. Another small issue is the relentless reggae music being played around the pool all day every day.
We know we are in Jamaica but please get some more CD’s and play a mixture of music, when you stay for 2 weeks it simply becomes annoying and too much.
The Wild Orchid part of the beach is poor, the sand and sea is very rocky and we believe has suffered from some storm damage.
The hotel team were working on this while we were there, but it seemed that they were just taking small steps to make it acceptable, what they need to do is order several tones of new powder white sand and layer it on top instead of trying to pick the stones out and moving the sand around.
Having said this the ST James and both preferred beaches are lovely and what you would expect.
We have no complaints about the food at all. Yes the menus are smaller than you would expect from a regular restaurant, but we ate well every day and enjoyed it thoroughly.
Guys please take notice, for dinner several of the restaurants have dress codes, you need to wear long trousers / pants, and shirts with collars and sleeves. For the other restaurants three quarter lengths shorts are acceptable, but ‘short’ shorts and T shirts are not allowed anywhere for dinner.
On the Menu’s one thing to bear in mind is that not every meal comes as described on the menu, we found that in a couple of the restaurants that you would get the same veg whatever you ordered (in Bordeaux the French restaurant you get mash with everything, and in Himitsu the Asian restaurant they don’t have the yellow curry sauce for the rice and so it all comes with soya sauce.)
This wasn’t a big issue, but again you wouldn’t expect it from a 5 star. The Breakfast and Lunch buffets were fantastic, and if anything we think there should be an evening restaurant that serves a buffet, as you don’t always want to get dressed up for a three course meal.
One other thing which we are sure was a one off, is that we found a staple in one of the bread rolls, potentially life threatening if it hadn’t been discovered before swallowing.
Just awful, the menu is limited and the food arrived cold. Every time we called we were told there was a 45 min wait (with a different excuse each time.)
When ordering tea or coffee, state exactly what you want, (milk, what type of tea, etc.. etc..) if you don’t then you will get whatever they have to hand, fruit tea instead of English breakfast etc…
Excellent service and a good choice of beverages. The piano bar sing along in the evenings is fun and worth staying up till 11pm for.
In the Wild Orchid lobby bar, there is an electric piano that plays itself, but unfortunately whoever programmed it couldn’t play in the first place.
To the management… just turn it off, it’s awful, no one wants to hear ‘Twinkle twinkle little star,’ or ‘How much is that doggy in the window.’ Why don’t you get the guy who plays in the piano bar to reprogram it?
How much does a room costs at Secrets Wild Orchid?
Prices start 502 $/night for Junior Suite Garden View Double. The Preferred Club Presidential Suite Ocean Front is 2150$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.
This suite features a balcony, sofa and tile/marble floor.
Where to book online – Secrets Wild Orchids –Gay Jamaica Resort – you can find the best hotels deals in Montego Bay during Jamaica’s Carnival (Bacchanal) which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Montego Bay on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Agoda.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
4. Samsara Cliff Resort & Spa 3* – Lgbt Friendly Hotels in Jamaica
Nestled in 8 acres of spacious tropical gardens, this impressive oceanfront boutique hotel is known for its breathtaking panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea and spectacular sunsets, situated on the most westerly tip of Jamaica.
Perched on Negril’s majestic west end cliffs, Samsara offers direct sea access for relaxed swimming and snorkeling in the pristine waters steps away from your room.
Featuring comfortable air-conditioned 70 bedrooms each with a private terrace and sea or garden views, Samsara was originally home to Count Fabio di Pietro, founder of the hotel.
The hotel offers 3 oceanfront swimming pools including a stunning infinity pool facing the sea as well as the largest water front sun deck in Negril.
The property has 3 restaurants serving international and traditional Jamaican cuisine.
Perched on a rocky cliff-top overlooking the sea, this casual hotel surrounded by gardens is 3 km from both the Negril Lighthouse and Norman Manley Sea Park Beach.
Airy rooms have colorful accents, ceiling fans and cable TV, along with furnished balconies or verandas; some feature air-conditioning and/or free Wi-Fi.
Cottages provide hammocks, outdoor showers and/or sea views.
There’s a relaxed restaurant and a bar with sea views.
Other amenities include an outdoor pool, a splash pool and a dive center, plus direct sea access from sundecks carved into the cliffs. Regular live entertainment is offered.
We had a very enjoyable stay at Samsara hotel. Great access via cliffs to the sea.
Food was tasty. Omelette for breakfast was my favourite.
The shuttle bus to Legends sister resort is definitely worth using — you can spend the day there on Seven Mile beach. Typical postcard beach.
All staff friendly. If we had any issues, they were dealt with on the day by the team. Would recommend.
There is nothing like waking up and having a morning coffee on the cliff, and an evening glass of wine with an unbeatable sunset view.
Truly the most beautiful sunsets we have ever seen.
You have the choice of swimming in one of the two pools on the resort, going for a swim/snorkel on the cliffside, or taking a shuttle with Omar to Legends on the Seven Mile Beach.
It is white sand and crystal clear water; very beautiful!
The staff are all amazing and a joy to see every morning; we were always taken care of! Shout out to Jennifer, Marcia, Tina, and Melvin! You guys always put a smile on our faces 🙂 and helped guide us with any questions we had.
Not only was it hard to leave this paradise, but hard to leave everyone we met there along the way.
We are DEFINITELY recommending this resort to all of our friends and family, and wouldn’t think twice about coming back!
Thank you Samsara for an unforgettable vacation!
How much does a room costs at Samsara Cliff Resort & Spa?
Prices start 172 $/night for Garden Side Bungalow. The Deluxe Room Sea VŪZ is 228$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.
Situated less than 100 feet from the ocean these newly constructed deluxe rooms all have full views of the sea, infinity pool, and sunsets.
This air-conditioned west-facing room is equipped with a 43″ flat screen TV with full cable channels, mini-fridge, safe box, USB sockets, high speed WiFi, telephone, porcelain tile flooring, blackout curtains, writing desk with chair, and furnished balcony facing the ocean and infinity pool.
Where to book online – Samsara Cliff Resort & Spa –Lgbt Friendly Hotels in Jamaica – you can find the best hotels deals in Montego Bay during Jamaica’s Carnival (Bacchanal) which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Jamaica on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Agoda.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
5* Couples Tower Isle 5* – Gay Friendly Resorts in Jamaica
Designed for both business and leisure travel, Couples Tower Isle All Inclusive is ideally situated in Saint Mary, one of the city’s most popular locales. From here, guests can make the most of all that the lively city has to offer.
With its convenient location, the property offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations.
At Couples Tower Isle All Inclusive, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay.
A selection of top-class facilities such as free Wi-Fi in all rooms, Wi-Fi in public areas, room service, concierge, bar can be enjoyed here.
Couples Tower Isle All Inclusive is home to 100 guestrooms. All are tastefully furnished, and many even provide such comforts as linens, mirror, towels, separate living room, private pool.
The property offers many unique recreational opportunities such as golf course (within 3 km), tennis courts, water sports (non-motorized).
Superb facilities and an excellent location make Couples Tower Isle All Inclusive the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Saint Mary.
Set on a beach and facing mountains, this informal all-inclusive resort for adults only is 105 km from Sangster International Airport.
Understated rooms with balconies or terraces provide free Wi-Fi, flat-screens, minibars and coffeemakers; some add mountain views.
Upgraded rooms feature views of the sea. Suites come with whirlpool tubs. Villas have private outdoor plunge pools. Room service is available.
Amenities include 6 dining options and 5 bars; 1 is set on a private island. There are hot tubs and 4 pools, plus a swim-up bar, a spa and a gym. Water sports, a dive center and airport transfers are offered.
I stayed in a Deluxe Garden room, which was fine. The views from the ocean rooms are beautiful, so looking back, it definitely would have been worth booking a Deluxe Ocean instead.
The bed is on the firmer side, but it was comfortable and I was happy with the pillow situation.
The closet is very spacious and essentially a walk-in. The bathroom is a decent size with a stand-up shower and no tub.
The shower wash and the two-in-one shampoo and conditioner are OK, but nothing luxurious.
For the mini bar, when you request wine or alcohol, they don’t give you mini-bottles. They give you, like, a 750ml bottle of wine or an entire bottle of rum.
There is a small coffee machine in the room if you really can’t handle walking down to the buffet for your first cup.
They also provide two plastic water bottles/canteens. There are water filling stations on each floor. (The bottles also come in handy if you want to take them to the pool and get them filled up with whichever booze you’ll be drinking for the day).
The fitness room has a cardio machines, free weights, and a few other of the standard gym weight machines. Next door there is a yoga room that has cycling bikes in it.
There weren’t smaller sized sweat towels provided, and I had to use a beach/shower size towel, which was kind of awkward.
There are a lot of activities included at no additional fee. The glass bottom boat was a really nice way to see the coral, fish, etc. without having to actually go into the water and I highly recommend it if the water is calm.
Overall the service was good and the staff were very friendly. I was nervous because Jamaica is not known to be gay-friendly (like, at all), and this resort is designed as a romantic getaway for straight couples.
There is no question that I am gay in how I come across, and it was clear that I was here with my partner.
The staff were very respectful and I didn’t feel that I was treated any differently for being gay. I really appreciated that.
Gays: There was only one gay couple there and I later learned that homosexuality is still illegal in Jamaica (yikes!).
Don’t be intimidated by this. Go ahead: book your stay and enjoy yourselves! I can’t think of one couple we met that wouldn’t have enjoyed your company.
Summing it up: Anyone thinking of staying here should be fully aware that this is not a four or five star resort anymore.
I heard that Couples Sans Souci which was a bit further down the road was much nicer (but more pricey) and you can get a day pass there.
But whichever of the four Jamaican Couples resorts you choose, you will have a great time meeting new people and reconnecting with your mate.
How much does a room costs at Couples Tower Isle?
Prices start 398 $/night for Spa Villa with Private Pool and Unlimited Massage. The Junior Suite Ocean View
is 540$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.
Where to book online – Couples Tower Isle –Lgbt Friendly Hotels in Jamaica – you can find the best hotels deals in Montego Bay during Jamaica’s Carnival (Bacchanal) which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Jamaica on Agoda.com or Hotelscombined.com or Hotels.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
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