Excellence Oyster Bay, Jamaica Review

I usually stick to what I am most passionate about on my blog, which is being Artie’s mom. We had such a great time on our honeymoon last year, at Excellence Oyster Bay in Jamaica, that I couldn’t help but share our experience here!

There are few places you will travel, where you know immediately that you will want to visit again. Excellence Oyster Bay is one of those places.

After being greeted with champagne and a simple check in process, we hopped on a golf cart to be escorted to our room. As we rode through the resort, the first thing I noticed was how beautiful the resort was, the second was how peaceful.

Excellence Oyster Bay, Jamaica Review rooftop pool

On our way to our room we rode past the ocean, the pool, the restaurants, and I soaked in how private it all felt. I was expecting crowds but was pleasantly surprised by the serenity of the resort, especially since we were celebrating our honeymoon.

Excellence Oyster Bay is perfect for a romantic getaway, but also has plenty to offer for a fun getaway with friends! As an adults only, all inclusive resort, this is the perfect place for any special occasion!

champagne by the rooftop pool

All Inclusive

If you haven’t been on an all inclusive vacation before, this is the perfect place to start. When they say all inclusive, they truly mean it at this gorgeous resort. During the week we spent at Oyster Bay we didn’t pay for a single meal, drink, or activity.

Not only can you indulge on your favorites, but this is a great time to try foods and drinks that you haven’t before! After experiencing all inclusive you will never want to vacation any other way!

Excellence Oyster Bay, Jamaica Review champagne float

The Food

The restaurants and bars allow you to enjoy as much as you want! The food was delicious, and although we had to wait a while for a few of our meals, they kept the drinks coming while we enjoyed the view.

There are two restaurants, Oregano and The Lobster House, that are located directly above the main pool, with an AMAZING view of the ocean. The other restaurants are located in separate buildings and there are SO many options to choose from including seafood, Japanese, Italian, and several more! Our favorite was the steak house, The Grill, where I enjoyed one of the best rib eyes I have ever had!

You will receive an itinerary each day that will tell you the hours for each restaurant and also inform you of the events for that day. Some restaurants require a dress code so make sure you keep this in mind when packing for your trip.

Excellence Oyster Bay, Jamaica Review

The Drinks

There are bars scattered all throughout the resort so you will never have to go far to get a drink. You will find every type of bar you can imagine at Oyster Bay, from a martini bar to a sports bar, to a coffee bar! The best part is, they are all included!

The drink you will see in every hand is the Bob Marley. This is a frozen rum drink with 3 layers of yellow, red, and green. This drink is perfect for a photo op of your Jamaican vacation! You can also get a version of this drink as a shot!

bob marley signature drinks

The bartenders at Oyster Bay were all so friendly and made excellent mixed drinks! You can also order beer, wine, or champagne. Our favorite bar was at the rooftop pool, located two stories above the main pool, with an amazing view of the ocean.

The Fun

There will be activities on your daily itinerary that will include games at the pool, themed events, and even a bike tour that takes you off of the resort (one of our favorites)!

In addition to these scheduled activities, there are also non motorized water sports available as part of your all inclusive vacation. You can go sailing, snorkeling, paddle boarding, and kayaking, all at no additional cost!

Excellence Oyster Bay, Jamaica Review all inclusive kayaking

Each day there is a DJ at the main pool playing music and hosting games where guests can win prizes. There was a  different theme for every day, like Michael Jackson, Bob Marley, etc. Some of the pool games would center around this theme and at night, this type of music would be featured.

If you’re looking for something less active and just hoping to relax, grab a float and spend the day in the ocean!


There are a few things that are not included for every guest at Excellence Oyster Bay. One of those upgrades is the “Excellence Club”. Guests who stay in rooms under the Excellence Club label receive extra benefits, along with their all inclusive vacation.

As part of the Excellence Club package, guests will receive butler service, access to two elegant restaurants, an exclusive pool and bar, and much more!

Another extra that is not included in your all inclusive package is any services received at the spa. The Mile’ spa at Oyster Bay offers all of your usual services and more. As members of the Excellence Club we received a free aqua wellness treatment which was INCREDIBLE. This experience was one of my favorite parts of our trip!

beach houses at excellence oyster bay
The Beach House we stayed in. Call to request an upper level room if you stay in the beach houses. The view is amazing from the top floor!


We had a phenomenal time at Excellence Oyster Bay in Jamaica. It’s only been a few months since our trip and I am already looking into booking our next visit! If you are hoping for a relaxing vacation, this is the perfect place to escape!

over the ocean swing


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Excellence Oyster Bay, Jamaica Review