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Sandals_MontegoBay_smoking_areaCan You Smoke At Resorts In Jamaica | Smoking Area At Sandals Montego Bay

by Sheree-Anita Shearer | Associate Writer

Smoking is often considered an integral part of Jamaican culture due to the strong presence of Rastafarianism on the island. Because of this many visitors take it for granted that cigarettes, cigars, vapes and of course marijuana are all legal and while in Jamaica you can smoke as much of whatever you would like.

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It usually comes as a shock when they discover that marijuana is a banned substance that has only been decriminalised for medical and religious purposes recently. And even then, it is only in small quantities and will still attract a small fine.

There is no ban on smoking tobacco, cigars and cigarettes in Jamaica, but smoking is not permitted in public areas, including resorts in Jamaica.

Can you smoke in Jamaican resorts?

Most resorts on the island allow smoking as long as it is in the designated smoking areas on the property.

Can you smoke on the balcony in Jamaica?

No, you cannot smoke on the balcony of a resort in Jamaica.

Can you smoke at Sandals Jamaica?

Sandals Resortsโ€™ smoking policies are in line with the smoking policies of Jamaica. Smoking is not permitted in the rooms, on the balconies or in common areas of any Sandals resort, including the beach and pool.

Smoking is allowed in the designated smoking areas.

Can you smoke at RIU Montego Bay?

Again, Riu resorts have designated smoking areas, smoking is not allowed poolside nor in any of the restaurants or bars on the property. There are three smoking areas at Riu Montego Bay.

Do people smoke in Jamaica?

Yes, many people smoke in Jamaica. Marijuana, cigarettes, cigars and in most recent times, vapes are all used quite frequently in Jamaica.

Marijuana is not permitted for recreational use but decriminalised for medicinal and religious purposes in small quantities at dispensaries for Rastafarians.

How many cigarettes can I take to Jamaica?

Anyone that has reached the age of 18 is allowed to carry no more than 200 cigarettes on the island. You are also allowed 50 cigars and ยฝ pound of tobacco.

Can I bring a vape to Jamaica?

Yes, vapes are classified as tobacco products which mean vaping is allowed in areas where smoking is permitted. The sale of e-cigarettes is prohibited in specific locations, including government, educational and healthcare facilities.

Most resorts, especially larger ones will not permit the smoking of marijuana or smoking outside of the designated areas. All hotels in Jamaica will ban smoking in rooms. Weed Friendly accommodations are usually boutique hotels or vacation rentals such as villas or Airbnbs.

The latter forms of accommodation are likely to have fewer persons who will be affected by smoking.

Weed Friendly hotels in Jamaica

Ivyโ€™s Cove - Whitehouse, Westmoreland

ivys_cove_jamaica_villaIvy's Cove Whitehouse Westmoreland

The villa in the small seaside town of Whitehouse in rural Westmoreland is the perfect escape from the noise to a serene piece of the world. Along with your smoking privileges, enjoy freshly caught seafood and the ripest, healthiest fruits and vegetables while you are there.

Hedo Weedo - Hedonism II, Negril, Jamaica

hedo_weedo_leaflyHedo Weedo | (Photo:

Hedo Weedo is just another extension of Hedonism II the ultimate adult playground. Not only is Hedonism weed-friendly, but it also has its very own medical cannabis dispensary and consumption lounge. Hedo Weedo is perfect for those who wish to not be very far from the best 100% Jamaican marijuana products.

The dispensary though owned by Hedonism II does not only serve Hedo guests, walk-ins are permitted as well.

Traveller's Beach Resort โ€“ Negril, Jamaica

While Travellerโ€™s beach on the Seven-Mile strip does not mind when you light up, they do ask that it is not in any of the rooms. You can, however, smoke on the beach which I think is a much better view.

Other Smoke-Friendly Accommodations

  1. The Caves โ€“ Negril, Jamaica
  2. The Cliff Hotel โ€“ Negril, Jamaica
  3. Iberostar Grand Rose Hall โ€“ Montego Bay, Jamaica
  4. Catcha Falling Star โ€“ Negril, Jamaica
  5. Negril Treehouse Resort โ€“ Negril, Jamaica
  6. Skylark Negril Beach Resort โ€“ Negril, Jamaica
  7. Rockhouse โ€“ Negril, Jamaica
  8. Sea Cliff Jamaica โ€“ Port Antonio, Jamaica
  9. Hotel Mockingbird Hill โ€“ Port Antonio, Jamaica
  10. Exodus Retreat โ€“ Runaway Bay, Jamaica
  11. Coral Cove Cannabis Health & Wellness Retreat โ€“ Little Bay, Jamaica
  12. Docโ€™s Place โ€“ Negril, Jamaica
  13. Zimbali Culinary Retreats โ€“ Little London, Jamaica

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References & Sources For Can You Smoke At Resorts In Jamaica?

  1. Jamaica hotels with smoking rooms from $38: Book a hotel room at one of many hotels with smoking rooms (no date) Available at: (Accessed: October 21, 2022).

  2. Weed-friendly hotels in Jamaica: Ganja vacation ideas: 420 travel tips (2022) Weed-Friendly Hotels in Jamaica | Ganja Vacation Ideas | 420 Travel Tips. Available at: (Accessed: October 21, 2022).

Can You Smoke At Resorts In Jamaica? | Written: October 23, 2022

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