A Tranquil Tropical Getaway
Posted on 07/14/2017
Fans of Palace Resorts’ popular properties throughout the Caribbean will love its resort in Ocho Rios, Jamaica—Moon Palace Jamaica.
This 700-room, all-inclusive resort is just minutes away from downtown Ocho Rios but even so, it provides guests with a tranquil tropical getaway.
With five luxurious styles of rooms, there is something to fit every guest’s needs and budget. Standard across all rooms are 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi, turndown service, and mini-bar, among other amenities. With one king bed and two double beds, the one-bedroom Family Deluxe rooms are ideal for families who are looking for a little privacy but still yearn to be together. Among the extra amenities are a “Fun in the Sun” bucket, an in-room Xbox player and even mini robes and slippers for the junior set.
Ocean View rooms (one king or two double beds) feature a bedroom and separate lounge, as well as a furnished terrace with a garden view; Ocean View with Balcony rooms (one king or two double beds) provide guests with a stunning view of the Caribbean; and Partial Ocean View rooms are ideal for up to four guests. All include such amenities as a welcome bottle of wine; a liquor dispenser containing rum, tequila, whiskey and vodka; CHI bath amenities; and, perhaps best of all, CHI hairdryers and flat irons (take that, tropical humidity!). Concierge Level (one king or two double beds) guests, meanwhile, get the full VIP treatment, with such over-the-top amenities as a private beach lounge chair with waiter service, a private candlelight dinner, two 25-minute massages and private check-in, to name a few.
Guests of Moon Palace Jamaica are spoiled for choice when it comes to where to dine. Regardless of what they select, they are guaranteed a delicious meal of the freshest ingredients prepared by expert chefs. Pier 8 offers not only a stunning view of the nearby mountains, but traditional seafood dishes in an open-air setting. Momo offers up authentic Eastern dishes and teppanyaki cuisine prepared against a backdrop inspired by East Asian culture. La Gondola tempts guests with both traditional and modern Italian fare, while Buccaneers Reef offers both local and international cuisine and spectacular ocean views. Boulangerie is the perfect place to indulge a sweet tooth or unwind with a cup of specialty coffee or swing by the Gourmet Corner for a tasty snack. Other eateries include the Snack Bar & Grill (next to the entertainment center), the Sun Deck and Sun Deck Grill (both close to the FlowRider).
The Loud Bar is the place to go when you feel the need to relax in sumptuous splendor with service as impeccable as your surroundings, while the aptly named Piano Bar provides guests with an intimate setting and a wide variety of specialty martinis. Grab some poolside refreshments from the Wet Pool Bar, and later stop by the Lobby Bar for a relaxing drink before dinner. Noir is the place to be come sundown, where guests can party till the wee hours while enjoying the latest music and premium drinks.
All sleep and no play make Jack a dull boy. So as hard as it might be to tear oneself away from the stylish accommodations, you probably still haven’t experienced all there is to see and do at Moon Palace Jamaica. On-site, guests can indulge in a host of relaxing spa and massage treatments, ranging from herbal steam baths to detoxifying rituals and hydrotherapy in the amazing Awe Spa (the largest and arguably the best spa in Jamaica).
Those looking for more excitement can try their hand at the FlowRider, while the resort’s youngest guests will find no end of fun at The Playground, thanks to planned activities and games geared to the younger set. Teens will be more than happy to get away to the Wired, a state-of-the-art lounge for teens stocked with video games, music, and more. Guests may also wish to see more of Jamaica through an Ocho Rios city tour, a visit to Blue Hole or even a rafting trip down a nearby river.
PHOTO: One of the many amenities at Moon Palace Jamaica. (photo courtesy of Palace Resorts)