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15 Reasons Why We Love The Moon Palace Jamaica Grande

15 Reasons Why We Love The Moon Palace Jamaica Grande

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

Aerial photo of the Moon Palace Jamaica Grande


The Moon Palace is located right in Ocho Rios, where you literally can walk the beach to town. There is 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.

Chef preparing food at the Momo Restaurant at the moon palace grande

The Food

Most all-inclusive resort food is just okay, but that is not the case at the Moon Palace Jamaica Grande. Not only do they have eight 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.

Man signing regga music at the Moon Palace Jamaica Grande at night

Live Music

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.

Martini being prepared at the Moon Palace

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.

Beach Waiters

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!

Woman sitting at the swim up bar of the Moon Palace Jamaica Grande

Swim-up bar

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.

Aerial photo of the Moon Palace Jamaica Grande of a woman going down the slide


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.

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Tropical waters and beach at the Moon Palace


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.

A view from the room of the Moon Palace Jamaica Grande in Ocho Rios

Comfy Beds

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 is 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.

Sushi platter in Key West


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 is just steps away.

Dunn's River Fall near Ocho Rios Jamaica and the Moon Palace Jamaica Grande Resort

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.

Room service

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.

kids playing on the beach

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.

Aerial photo of the Moon Palace Jamaica Grande highlighting the many pools

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!

Flo Rider

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.

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Thank you to Visit Jamaica and Moon Palace Jamaica Grande for hosting us and as always all opinions are our own. It was yet again another epic trip to Jamaica. 


Sunday 9th of January 2022

Great blog. We been to Moon palace cancun for 5 nights last december and absoultely in love with the resort there. Wondering what external activities you did and also how many days stay recommended. Thanks

Nannette Alcala

Tuesday 25th of December 2018

I recently went to Cancun Moon Palace The Grand, how would you compare it as far as the facilities & rooms. Love the service there.. always with a smile.


Saturday 29th of December 2018

The food and service were very good here. We haven't been to the Cancun location, but based on our experience I would say the Jamaica property is some of the better food/services we've had for a resort.


Tuesday 18th of April 2017

This likes a wonderful place to spend a vacation. I loved the slides and the 24 hour gelato shop. sounds like an amazing time!

Hannah Lukaszewicz

Wednesday 19th of April 2017

It def is a great place for a vacation. The 24 hour gelato shop was a brillant idea!