The Difference Between Hyatt Ziva and Hyatt Zilara Jamaica

Feb 5 , 2021 · 5 min read

It’s relative proximity to resort towns like Ocho Rios and Negril also make Montego Bay a popular choice as a home base. Adventures and one-of-a-kind experiences, including captivating colonial sights rich with history, await in the surrounding areas.

The birthplace of Bob Marley, reggae, and jerk cuisine, Jamaica packs a lot of punch. 

Montego Bay is located on the northwest section of Jamaica, along the Caribbean Sea. It attracts many first-timers to the island, with its white sand beaches and glorious sunsets. It is a gorgeous city, full of so much to do and see. With countless options for fun and entertainment, no matter what type of activity you prefer, you will likely find it here. 

It’s relative proximity to resort towns like Ocho Rios and Negril also make Montego Bay a popular choice as a home base. Adventures and one-of-a-kind experiences, including captivating colonial sights rich with history, await in the surrounding areas.

The city has two distinct faces; there’s the polished tourist-filled areas that are the stuff of glossy travel brochures, and then there’s MoBay proper.

Some may call the latter as having more of a gritty façade, second only to Kingston in terms of raw chaos. Most of the big resorts are located on the outer edges of the city, along the water. 

But if one is looking for the authentic Montego Bay, a foray away from the resorts and into the city proper has its draws.

Hyatt Ziva Child Beach

Two Interconnected Hotels Compared – Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall and Zilara

The Montego Bay area has two wonderful hotels that just happen to be connected to each other, and yet they are completely separate. As such, they offer different aspects of a wonderful vacation experience. For starters, this dynamic hotel duo is conveniently located about 10 miles east of Montego Bay Airport (Sangster International (MBJ)). 

Overview of Ziva Rose Hall and Zilara

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Check-in is easy and convenient for both properties – you can do so as soon as you deboard the plane in Montego Bay, and then wait for the complimentary hotel shuttle to arrive to take you to the resorts. 


From an aesthetic standpoint, both the Hyatt Zilara and Hyatt Ziva are moderately lovely, with their gleaming white facades. Once you enter the front lobby of the Zilara, you’ll find an open-air concept, with nice views of the pool and the Caribbean beyond. The Ziva’s lobby is nice, but is more enclosed and does not have the views. Both properties are situated within feet of the beach.

Probably the signature architectural aspect of this property is the gazebo that sits on a pier just off shore, and is used for candlelit dinners (for an extra fee), but is also open to all guests for relaxing and watching the sea.

The resort as a whole caters to all types of guests, but is divided into “family-friendly” at the Ziva, and “adults-only” at the Zilara. This means that if you are a couple or a family with adult children, you have full access to both resorts. 

Amenities of the Ziva Rose Hall

There are two sparkling pools and the only Moroccan-themed rooftop lounge in Jamaica. This, along with 7 restaurants and 6 bars/lounges ensure guests are never leaving unsatisfied for a diverse culinary experience.

A world-class fitness center, daily entertainment, non-motorized water sports, and complimentary Wi-Fi complete the picture.

As this is a family-friendly resort, younger guests can indulge in KidZ Club, while the adults can enjoy a day at the decadent Zen Spa or a round of golf at the nearby Cinnamon Hill or White Witch courses.


Hyatt Ziva Watersports

Amenities of the Zilara Rose Hall

This romantic, adults-only retreat features pristine beaches and sparkling pools, much like the Ziva. But what sets it apart is a more intimate vibe, as guests of the Ziva do not have access to this resort. 

However, guests of the Zilara have full access to the Ziva. In addition, there are three additional restaurants at this property, giving guests of the Zilara access to 10 restaurants in total. What’s more, premium private dining opportunities enhance your stay even further.

The Rooms

Accommodations at the Ziva range from intimate and elegant rooms for two, to large suites suitable for families. All have private balconies with stunning views. The Ziva offers swim-up suites, with direct access from a semi-private pool from the terrace. Thoughtful details include an in-suite refreshment center stocked daily, lavish bathrooms with robes and slippers, personalized butler service, and 24-hour room service.

Accommodation at the Zilara features fully furnished, private terraces with stunning views of the pool, gardens, or the Caribbean. The swim-up suites offer exclusive, direct swim-up access to a private pool. Those who opt for butler services will receive a cell phone upon check in for direct seamless contact of their own personal butler offering a variety of services. Amenities in the rooms largely reflect that of the Ziva – spacious and tastefully decorated, but more geared to couples.

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