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7 Montego Bay, Jamaica Resort for a Day Options (2022)

7 Montego Bay, Jamaica Resort for a Day Options (2022)

Jeremy CamosseAug 12 2021Travel
 
 

Montego Bay offers amazing Resort Day Pass options. Treat yourself to an all inclusive experience during your cruise day in Jamaica.

We’ve cruised to Montego Bay many times and have done the “standard” tours. They’re great. Jamaica has amazing beaches, blue waters, weather, and people.

We’ve also realized that the most convenient way to take advantage of Jamaica's assets is with a Resort Day Pass.

 
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Why choose a resort day pass in Montego Bay?

There are a bunch of reasons for choosing an All Inclusive Day Pass. Here are our top few.

 

SAFETY

Jamaica is not the safest cruise port in the Caribbean. We wouldn't necessarily say that it's "dangerous." But, safety should always be a priority when selecting your Montego Bay cruise excursion. Only use a reputable tour provider if not choosing a resort. And please be very careful when engaging in commerce with locals.

A resort is your best option if safety is a concern. You'll have no worries within the protected walls of any option below. Security and privacy are valuable amenities at these resorts. We’ve never heard of an incident within one of Jamaica’s resorts. In the rare chance of a health or security issue, you'd want to be at any of these resorts vs an alternative excursion option!

 

CONVENIENCE

From our map below, you can see that all resorts are near your Montego Bay Cruise Port. Each option below includes transportation to and from the Terminal. They range in distance from 5 to 45 minutes from port. Please note these estimates if your transfer time is important to you. Once on site, you’ll be in complete relaxation for hours.

You'll have every amenity at your fingertips. No need to worry about haggling over price, finding food, renting beach chairs, etc. And you won’t need to check your watch constantly to make sure your excursion provider will get you back on time. Your only inconvenience will be deciding which drink to order next. This is an easy “problem” to solve since drinks are all-inclusive.

 

EXPERIENCE

Most organized shore excursions are run by “mom and pop” shops. Many do a great job. But, they’re not held to the same standards as the resort properties. When you’re done with your snorkeling gear at the Hilton, they’ll clean and sanitize the equipment. After a tour with “ Lou’s Snorkeling Fun Time,” the gear might get a quick splash of Red Stripe before the next cruise passenger straps it on. This is a bit of an exaggeration, but hopefully you get where we’re going. The resorts will likely have newer beach chairs, fresher towels, and cleaner restrooms.

 

COST

You’ll see the cost of an all-inclusive day pass averages roughly $100 per person. This is similar to the cost of a resort for a day in Montego Bay. However, you’ll find much more included at one of these options.

A "standard" cruise excursion includes many hidden costs. You might pay for beach access. Chair rentals will cost $20 per. Drink costs will likely be double that. Then you'll likely want to tack on events like kayaking or snorkeling.

You can easily spend $100 per person going "a la carte." And you'll likely leave a bit hungrier and “thirstier” than if the situation were all-inclusive. There's also an intangible value to the buffet style. The freedom to order whatever you want all day long is a huge bonus.

 
Cost Comparison All Inclusive vs OtherA resort day pass will cost roughly $100 per person. That may seem expensive. Consider all of the incidentals with a normal excursion. You'll often purchase rental chairs, food, drink, and equipment rental. These can quick add up to exceed a resort pass!
 

If you’ve gotten this far, we’ll assume you’re “all-in” for a resort day pass in Jamaica. Good decision. You'll be happy with your decision!

Now we'll need to find the perfect day pass option. It will depend on your crew. Are you traveling with kids or are you on a romantic getaway? Are you hoping to get active or more interested in relaxing? Is price an important factor?

Below you’ll find seven amazing all inclusive options at Jamaica’s best resorts. We’ve broken down each to show what’s included so you know exactly what to expect. Regardless of your priorities, we're confident that there's a great option for you below.

Montego Bay, Jamaica Resort for a Day Excursions
Montego Bay, Jamaica Resort for a Day Excursions

Use the quick-jump links above to check out a specific property. Below you'll find a map showing the location of each.

5 Montego Bay Resort for a Day Options

In the Jamaica Map above, you’ll see all of your available Resort Options. These properties offer exclusive day pass tours to cruise passengers. The black anchor icon indicates Montego Bay cruise port terminal. The red palm trees indicate the resort properties. You can see that all are nearby. We've also note the taxi distance and any related costs for your convenience.

We've analyzed every resort day pass option in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Below are the 7 Best Options with all of the detail you'll need to make your choice.

 

Grand Palladium Montego Bay, Jamaica

Perfect day pass option for families, couples, or singles!!

The Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa is set on the Jamaican North Coast, bathed by the gentle turquoise waters of a small bay on a privileged area of the coastline, with a spectacular view of the Caribbean sea is home to one of the largest pools in the Caribbean. It offers an infinity pool that overlooks the beach & a swim-up bar. The perfect place to enjoy a resort day pass!

The Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa is the perfect Resort for a Day for all ages! Families, Couples, Singles & Groups are all invited. Soak up some sun on the private white-sand beach or lounge poolside at the largest pool in Jamaica! You will never be hungry at the Grand Palladium Resort & Spa! Enjoy lunch in one three buffet style restaurants: Negril Buffet, Mobay Buffet or Blue Lagoon Buffet. Ready for an afternoon snack -check out the Sports Bar! Wash it all down with a wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, all included with your resort pass.

Included Resort Amenities
Included Resort Amenities
  • Unlimited food & drink
  • All you can drink booze
  • Beach
  • Pool
  • Transportation to and from Montego Bay Cruise Port to your Resort
  • Kid's Cove
  • Non-motorized water sports
  • Showers and Changing Area
  • Entertainment and activities
  • Lounge chairs
  • Non-motorized water sports

NOTE: The Grand Palladium has limited resort passes allocated to cruise passengers. Make sure to book well in advance to assure that there's availability.

 

 

Hilton Rose Hall Montego Bay, Jamaica

Montego Bay!

Hilton Rose Hall Montego Bay is an all inclusive beachfront hotel, once a legendary 18th-century sugar plantation, evokes historic Jamaican charm and hospitality. There are picturesque cascading waterfalls, three terraced pools, relaxing lagoons, a 280-foot waterslide, and a lazy river.

Enjoy a Resort for a Day pass at Hilton Rose Hall - an all inclusive beachfront resort. Choose the way you want to spend your day in port with all the options at this resort! Relax on the newly expanded private beach, kayak along the surf, or get in on the action at the Sugar Mill Falls Water Park. Kids will thoroughly enjoy the jungle garden – complete with a rope-and-wood suspension bridge. Dine at one of three lunch venues and two swim-up pool bars. Immerse yourself in peaceful solitude or spend time having a blast with family and friends. Now that’s what we call the perfect daycation to add to a cruise vacation!

Included Resort Amenities
Included Resort Amenities
  • Unlimited food & drink
  • All you can drink booze
  • Beach
  • Pool
  • Transportation to and from Montego Bay Cruise Port to your Resort
  • Water Park
  • Lazy River
  • Towels
  • Lounge chairs
  • Entertainment and activities
  • Wifi (at Internet Cafe)
  • Lockers

NOTE: The Hilton Rose Hall has limited resort passes allocated to cruise passengers. Make sure to book well in advance to assure that there's availability.

 

 

Hyatt Zilara Montego Bay, Jamaica

Montego Bay!

Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall is a romantic, adults-only retreat featuring pristine beaches and sparkling swimming pools.

Experience an adults-only (18+) all inclusive shore excursion at Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall. Enjoy more than 670 ft of private Caribbean beachfront, serviced by attentive beach butlers. Or, relax on a comfortable chaise at the secluded pool for adults only, featuring a swim-up bar. You can't go wrong with unlimited dining & drinks - the food is superb and the cocktails are refreshing. Relax in luxury at this 5-star resort while you're in port! Spa Package: Add a 30 minute massage to your day pass for only $50 more!

Included Resort Amenities
Included Resort Amenities
  • Unlimited food & drink
  • All you can drink booze
  • Beach
  • Pool
  • Transportation to and from Montego Bay Cruise Port to your Resort
  • Entertainment and activities
  • Free wifi
  • Fitness Center
  • Towels
  • Non-motorized water sports
  • Land sports
  • Lounge chairs

NOTE: The Hyatt Zilara has limited resort passes allocated to cruise passengers. Make sure to book well in advance to assure that there's availability.

 

 

Hyatt Zilara PLUS SPA Montego Bay, Jamaica

Luxury all inclusive day pass with roundtrip transportation included!!

Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall is a romantic, adults-only retreat featuring pristine beaches and sparkling swimming pools.

Experience an adults-only (18+) all inclusive shore excursion at Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall. Enjoy more than 670 ft of private Caribbean beachfront, serviced by attentive beach butlers. Or, relax on a comfortable chaise at the secluded pool for adults only, featuring a swim-up bar. You can't go wrong with unlimited dining & drinks - the food is superb and the cocktails are refreshing. Relax in luxury at this 5-star resort while you're in port! Spa Package: Add a 30 minute massage to your day pass for only $50 more!

Included Resort Amenities
Included Resort Amenities
  • Unlimited food & drink
  • All you can drink booze
  • Beach
  • Pool
  • Transportation to and from Montego Bay Cruise Port to your Resort
  • 30 minute massage
  • Entertainment and activities
  • Free wifi
  • Fitness Center
  • Towels
  • Non-motorized water sports
  • Land sports
  • Lounge chairs

NOTE: The Hyatt Zilara PLUS SPA has limited resort passes allocated to cruise passengers. Make sure to book well in advance to assure that there's availability.

 

 

Hyatt Ziva Montego Bay, Jamaica

Perfect day pass option for families, couples, or singles!!

Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall is a thrilling family-friendly all inclusive resort experience for the whole family with dazzling Caribbean vistas, two distinct swimming pool areas, endless activities, and delectable cuisine all included with your resort day pass.

Not only does the Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall offer unlimited fun for the whole family, unlimited food and drinks are also included with your Resort for a Day pass! Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall has two pool areas—a relaxation pool and an activities pool with a swim-up bar—and two heated whirlpools. Relax by the water while the attentive beach and pool concierges deliver tropical cocktails. Prefer to keep active? Play games like tournament-style cornhole, or join the Z crew for a dance lesson by the pool. Enjoy limitless food and beverages—including alcoholic drinks—at restaurants and food carts throughout the resort.The hotel is happy to accommodate special dietary needs and restrictions (allergies, gluten free, dairy free), so please let our staff know.

Included Resort Amenities
Included Resort Amenities
  • Unlimited food & drink
  • All you can drink booze
  • Beach
  • Pool
  • Transportation to and from Montego Bay Cruise Port to your Resort
  • Lounge chairs
  • Towels
  • Kid's Club
  • Entertainment and activities
  • Non-motorized water sports
  • Land sports
  • Free wifi

NOTE: The Hyatt Ziva has limited resort passes allocated to cruise passengers. Make sure to book well in advance to assure that there's availability.

 

 

Iberostar Rose Hall Beach Montego Bay, Jamaica

Family Friendly Resort Day Pass!

Iberostar Beach Rose Hall is a great all inclusive resort day pass option with multiple infinty pools, beach access, delicious dining & bar options & activities just for the kids! There is also a large spa on-site available for an additional

Discover the beauty of the Iberostar Rose Hall Beach with a resort day pass! Iberostar Rose Hall Beach Resort in Jamaica can be enjoyed by families, couples, singles and groups! Iberostar Rose Hall Beach is located on Montego Bay's north beach & a resort day pass offers a variety of amenities to enjoy while in port. Choose between relaxing in the infinity pool overlooking the ocean, sipping on cocktails at the swim-up bar, walking along the picturesque beach indulging in all you can eat & drink. There is even a pool just for the kids & a game room to keep them busy!

Included Resort Amenities
Included Resort Amenities
  • Unlimited food & drink
  • All you can drink booze
  • Beach
  • Pool
  • Transportation to and from Montego Bay Cruise Port to your Resort
  • Lounge chairs
  • Towels
  • Land sports
  • Free wifi

NOTE: The Iberostar Rose Hall Beach has limited resort passes allocated to cruise passengers. Make sure to book well in advance to assure that there's availability.

 

 

Sunscape Splash Montego Bay, Jamaica

Great value with onsite waterpark!!

Sunscape Splash Montego Bay is located on almost 2,000 feet of white sand beach. An all inclusive experience with many dining & bar options to choose from during your day pass visit. The Sunscape Splash Day Pass is valid from 9:30am through 4:30pm ESTLunch buffet serves from 12:15pm to 2:30pmGrill opens at 11:00amBars open at 10:00amTowels are not provided, you must bring your own pool / beach towel with you to the resort.Use the outdoor, pool-side showers to rinse off.Cover-ups are required in the lobby and restaurant areas.Water slide minimum height requirement is 48".The Cove Resort areas, bars, beach, lounge, and restaurants are Not Included with the Day Pass.

The Sunscape Splash Montego Bay is the perfect Jamaica daycation. Shoot down a pair of 35-foot high, 250-foot long waterslides in the Pirates’ Paradise Water Park, including Blackbeard’s Lazy River, a Caribbean Pirate ship. Or want some adventure on the water? Paddle boat, sunfish, kayak or snorkel. You can even play mini-golf, shuffleboard, giant chess and checkers, beach volleyball, basketball, or tennis. Or melt away tension in the giant Jacuzzi, lounge beachside or float peacefully in the resort’s three freshwater swimming pools. This Jamaica shore excursion offers it all!

Included Resort Amenities
Included Resort Amenities
  • Unlimited food & drink
  • All you can drink booze
  • Beach
  • Pool
  • Transportation to and from Montego Bay Cruise Port to your Resort
  • Hot tub
  • Lounge chairs
  • Land sports
  • Wifi (lobby only)
  • Showers
  • Water park

NOTE: The Sunscape Splash has limited resort passes allocated to cruise passengers. Make sure to book well in advance to assure that there's availability.

 

 

We hope this post helps you to make the most of your time in Montego Bay.

It's tough to choose a cruise excursion. You can't go wrong with a resort for a day pass. These properties are optimized for your relaxation and enjoyment. Standard tours are great too. They're just "hit or miss." Remove all risk with one of the options above.

Check out additional options for the other ports on your cruise itinerary. The post below lists every day pass option for ports in the Caribbean!

 

How much does it cost to cruise to Montego Bay?

Are you cruising to Montego Bay? If you don't yet have a Jamaican cruise booked, check out our link below. There you'll find every cruise option to this port with the cheapest available pricing options. Compare the cost from multiple providers. Feel free to click through for all of the details you'll need.

 
 

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