The hotels are:
Thirty-five-acre resort carved into the cliffs along Jamaica's northern coast.
Score 86.5 Stats 148 rooms; 5 restaurants; 5 bars. Competitive Edge The smallest of the Couples resorts—it's an all-inclusive with added intimacy. Rooms to Book Centrally located and spacious D-block suites. Don't Miss A complimentary snorkeling or windsurfing lesson. Cost Doubles from $746, all-inclusive. Contact 800/268-7537 or 876/994-1206
Grand Lido Braco Resort & Spa
Caribbean village-style resort with a town square.
Score 84.4 Stats 226 rooms; 5 restaurants; 7 bars. Competitive Edge Private golf, superb dining, and an extensive spa. Rooms to Book Royal Beachfront Suites, for their terraces. Don't Miss A round of evening tennis-2 of the 3 courts have lights. Cost Doubles from $380, all-inclusive. Contact 877/467-8737
Private cottages and a colonial-style manor on a 6-acre bluff overlooking a white-sand beach.
Stats: 47 rooms; 4 cottages; 1 restaurant; 2 bars.
Competitive Edge: One of Jamaica's most romantic spots, with a perfect snorkeling beach.
Rooms to Book West Wing Premier Verandah Suites are right at the water's edge.
Don't Miss A 4-hand Bliss Massage in the cliffside spa.
Cost Doubles from $550.
Contact Main St.
(800) 837-4608 or (876) 974-2514
Luxe (but funky) boutique hotel with an eco-friendly mind-set.
|Stats||9 rooms; 20 villas; 5 studios; 3 restaurants; 3 bars.|
|Competitive Edge||An exceptional location on Negril's cliffs, plus a resolutely adult atmosphere and great rates.|
|Rooms to Book||Villa 18, perched farthest out on the cliff, for the utmost privacy.|
|Don't Miss||A detoxifying Coffee Scrub in the new organic spa.|
|Cost||Doubles from $150.|
|Contact|| West End Rd.|
Round Hill Hotel & Villas
Plantation-style 1950's estate on its own 110-acre peninsula, overlooking Montego Bay.
|Stats||36 rooms; 27 villas; 1 restaurant; 3 bars.|
|Competitive Edge||Sophisticated décor, thanks to the Ralph Lauren-designed Pineapple House rooms.|
|Rooms to Book||Pineapple House ground-floors have lovely patios and easy access to the beach.|
|Don't Miss||A swim in the double-vanishing-edge pool.|
|Cost||Doubles from $590.|
|Contact|| John Pringle Dr.|
(800) 972-2159 or (876) 956-7050
Royal Plantation, Ocho Rios
Fifties-era colonial-style resort on a secluded cove.
Score 85.28 Stats 74 rooms; 1 villa; 4 restaurants; 2 bars. Competitive Edge Authentic Jamaica, down to cigars hand-rolled by an on-staff expert. Rooms to Book Honeymoon Plantation Suites, for their Jacuzzi tubs. Don't Miss Veuve Clicquot served with sugarcane in the C-Bar, the Caribbean's only champagne-and-caviar bar. Cost Doubles from $650. Contact 2 Main Street
888/487-6925 or 876/974-5601