When you’re in a tropical paradise like Jamaica it’s hard not to fall in love, but there’s a difference between a good trip and a great trip. It’s all in the details when it comes to a great Jamaican getaway and the Moon Palace Jamaica Grande does it right. Here’s why we love the Moon Palace in Ocho Rios, Jamaica!
15 Reasons Why We Love The Moon Palace Jamaica Grande
The Moon Palace is located right in Ocho Rios where you literally can walk the beach to town. No need to get in a taxi to go souvenir shopping or search for some authentic Jamaican Jerk Chicken. The hotel is located at the end of the beach so no need to worry about pesky vendors.
Most all-inclusive resorts food is just okay but that is not the case at the Moon Palace Jamaica Grande. Not only do they have 8 on-site restaurant options but they all are great. I personally loved the fresh taco station at lunch in the Buccaneers Reef restaurant and for dinner head to The Grill for steaks
After dinner, there is no better place to head than the Loud Bar for some live Reggae music. The Moon Palace Jamaica has epic concerts make sure to check the calendar, we’d love to see Sean Paul in April.
Top shelf drinks
I’ll take a Grey Goose Cosmo & a Jack Daniels and Coke, please! All the top-shelf brands you love are available, yippie to no crappy alcohol hangovers.
No need to get up from your beach chair, the beach servers will bring drinks and snacks right to your lounge. They’ll keep the drinks coming all day long!
The best bar stool is waist-deep in the pool where the sunshine is kissing your shoulders and you’re cooling down in the pool with a frozen daiquiri. You are guaranteed to have a good time at the swim-up bar.
Those with kids or for the big kid at heart will love the waterslide at the Moon Palace Jamaica Grande. For those with younger children, there is a little tykes water pad.
Nothing says vacation than BEACH and the Moon Palace Jamaica Grande has a huge beach with very little foot traffic. No pesky vendors bothering you while you’re just trying to take a nap. There are more than enough beach chairs to go around too it’s not a race to the beach at 6 a.m. Nothing says Jamaica honeymoon more than laying on the white sandy beach.
TIP: For those looking for the best tanning lotion I swear by Maui Babe, I first discovered this lotion back in 2006 on Maui (go figure) it’s the best browning lotion ever. Make sure to still apply sunscreen underneath.
You won’t be missing your bed at home as the beds are super comfortable. You’ll have a hard time getting out of bed…
24 Hour Coffee & Gelato Shop
Real good Blue Mountain Jamaican coffee available all the time at the 24-hour cafe Boulangerie. No matter what time of day they have a great selection of gelato, desserts, chocolates, coffees, and much more. I highly suggest the peanut butter dark chocolate squares and the chili chocolate bark.
Unlimited FRESH sushi! This is every sushi lover’s dream come true and there is no other place to take advantage of unlimited sushi than in Jamaica where the ocean just steps away.
Dunn’s River Falls
Dunn’s River Falls is one of Jamaica’s top attractions and it’s less than a ten-minute drive from the Moon Palace.
TIP: When deciding what day to visit Dunn’s River Falls ask the hotel to see which day has the least amount cruise ships. Make sure to bring your own water shoes or you’ll have to rent them there for $10 it’s cheaper to buy them here on Amazon for only $3.
There is no need to get out of bed early or get dressed up for dinner at the Moon Palace. Room service is included! Have breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, or munchies delivered 24/7. Breakfast in bed is everything it’s cracked up to be and a must when on vacation.
Teen Room/Kid Center
Think just because you have kids a Jamaica trip is out of the question? WRONG Bring the kids they will have an epic time in Jamaica. The Moon Palace Jamaica Grande has a FREE kid center for kids 2-12, that’s right you can schedule a kid-free dinner on the dock or happy hour! There is even a Teen Center complete with arcade games and plenty of entertainment to keep them out of trouble.
5 Swimming Pools
You’ll have your pick of swimming pools at the Moon Palace. They couldn’t just have one pool but there are 5 swimming pools at the Jamaican Grande.
Free Wifi That Works
No matter where you are at the Moon Palace the WiFi is free and it actually works. Sitting on the beach WIFI, in bed in your room WIFI, at the swim-up bar WIFI!
If you’ve always had the desire to learn how to surf give the Flo Rider a chance. If you are like me and end up on the ground more than not, you’ll at least be free entertainment for those nearby.