One of the more economical options in the Montego Bay area, the all-inclusive Holiday Inn Resort Montego Bay caters well to families, as kids under 12 stay and eat for free. The beach is mostly small and unimpressive (this factor has a strong negative effect on the Overall Beach Resort Rating, lowering it into the upper C range), the pool area is on the small and lackluster side as well, the rooms have some dated elements and little artistic creativity, and there aren’t many quiet areas for couples to relax (other than the adults-only pool); but the property offers its own mini island with lounge chairs just offshore, five on-site restaurants (four a la carte and one buffet), a jerk hut by the beach serving jerk chicken, a solid fitness center, a small spa with beachside massages, laundry facilities, a kids club, and a kids game room. Suites have a few extra amenities that standard rooms lack, such as separate living rooms, dining tables, whirlpool or spa bathtubs, and desks with lamps. Activities include glass bottom boat rides, kayaking, Hobie Cat sailing, beach volleyball, and tennis (four courts).
COVID-19 antigen and PCR tests are available on-site, but neither is complimentary. Antigen tests cost $30 USD and PCR tests cost $150 USD.