Jamaica Inn

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Virgin rating

The hotel

Whilst staying at Jamaica Inn, Winston Churchill swore the light was the best in the world for his watercolours. Jamaica Inn is one of the loveliest small luxury hotels in Jamaica. Now over 60 years old, it retains a gracious air of colonial Jamaica and attracts individuals and couples (some famous), who return on a regular basis. There is a wonderful, natural tranquility about this hotel and it has a lovely location on a private 700 ft white sand beach. Dining is on an outdoor terrace that adjoins the bar terrace. A more romantic setting is hard to imagine, and in keeping with the ‘Noel Coward’ lifestyle, there is a live band most nights. There is a cocktail terrace with a magnificent view and in step with its elegant classic approach, there is a dress code after dark. Bordered by an exquisite 700 ft-long beach, the hotel is in Ocho Rios on the tranquil North Coast of the island. All guest suites face the beach and the turquoise water. Each suite has a verandah or a balustraded balcony and many guests opt to leave the air-conditioning off and allow the sea breeze instead to do the work.


  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkelling
  • Honeymoon
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Beachfront location

Where is it

Situated on the best secret stretch of beach in Ocho Rios, overlooking some of the finest water in the Caribbean, its different shades of blue and green will refresh and rejuvenate you as you unwind in this elegant retreat. Transfer time from Montego Bay airport: 1 hour 30 minutes.

Hotel information

55 suites, cottages and bungalows in various buildings with no lifts. All with air-conditioning, ceiling fan, private balcony or terrace, complimentary WiFi Internet access, telephone, mini-bar (stocked upon request) and hairdryer. Please note: there are no TVs, radios or clocks. Balcony Suites are located upstairs on the main wing and east wing with tremendous views from a large balcony across the grounds to the beach and Caribbean Sea, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

All Inclusive option: breakfast lunch and dinner daily, all beverages by the glass and Dine Around option available at four Ocho Rios restaurants (Evitas, Summer House, Passage to India and Miss T's. No more than two dine-arounds per stay, nor eat twice at the same restaurant).

Please note: not included in the all inclusive plan are bottled liquor and wines by the bottle, telephone calls, spa treatments and gift shop purchases. Not included on the Dine Around are transfers, Lobster dinners, drinks or tips.

    Breakfast/Half Board options: available at a supplement. 

    Deluxe Verandah Suites feature a fully furnished verandah (on the ground floor on the main wing or east wing), sleeping maximum 2 adults.

    Premier Verandah Suites enjoy the same fabulous outside space as above and have settings either directly over the water or right on the sand, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

    The Cowdray Suite (named after the polo legend), is upstairs in the east wing with a large bedroom, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

    The Blue Cottage is a luxurious and private one-bedroom cottage located right on the beach, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

    Beach Bungalows are located on a secluded cove at the eastern side of the property, each with own living room, spacious bathroom and outdoor verandah, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

    Cottage 3 and 4 are totally private with their own sea access and are situated on a bluff that overlooks the Caribbean Sea whilst being just steps away from the main hotel. Each has an outdoor shower and an infinity pool, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

    The White Suite sits on its own private peninsula, has one bedroom suite with large private terrace opening onto a secluded pool surrounded, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

    Cottage 7 on the edge of the property opens onto a private cove. Upstairs is one bedroom with a balcony whilst the ground floor opens onto an infinity pool and a deck cantilevered over the sea, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

    Jamaica Inn 1-Bedroom Cottage with Pool sleeping maximum 2 adults.

    Jamaica Inn 2-Bedroom Cottage with Pool sleeping maximum 4 adults.

    Restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving Caribbean and International cuisine. Daily afternoon tea. Room service* (7:30am-11:00pm). Weekly beach barbecue (depending on occupancy).

    A live band every night from 8:00pm–11:00pm.

    Swimming pool. Holistic cliff top Ocean Spa (treatments*) and exercise room. Complimentary Sunfish sailing, paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkelling and croquet. Nearby activities include windsurfing*, diving* and tennis*.

    Gift shop. Laundry Service*. Library. The hotel has a private car and driver available*. WiFi is available in guest rooms, library, cocktail terrace and main bar.

    3 nights minimum stay at all times for Cottage 3, Cottage 4, White Suite and Cottage 7, Jamaica Inn 1-Bedroom Cottage and Jamaica Inn 2-Bedroom Cottage.

    * Denotes local charge.

    Please note: breakfast, Half Board and All Inclusive board basis are available at a supplement.

    Dress code:after 7:00pm gentlemen are required to wear long trousers and a collared shirt by the main bar, cocktail terrace and dining room. Footwear is required after 7:00pm (no flip flops). Ladies dress accordingly.

    Please note: children over 10 years old and over are welcome year round but will pay the adult sharing rate OR extra person cost (always on a request basis).

    Please note: reservation is required for breakfast and dinner.

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    • Excellent (1650)
    • Very good (149)
    • Average (33)
    • Poor (17)
    • Terrible (6)
    Image of the Tripadvisor rating Winter getaway

    May 19, 2022 E4769XZkevinn

    I had the best time. A real family touch in a luxurious and intimate setting. The attention to details is impeccable. The staff and management are incredibly helpful and supportive of experiences not only at the hotel but around the island as well! It’s a must do.
    Image of the Tripadvisor rating Already looking forward to our next trip back

    May 18, 2022 scottyd77079 Atlanta, Georgia

    Unmatched setting and beach. Beautiful rooms and grounds. Staff spoil you with friendly service and great food. Loved the pool, croquet lawn and beach gear. I suppose there were lots of activities and things to do, but we enjoyed the peace and tranquility.
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    May 16, 2022 K3786EJjant Callington, United Kingdom

    Never ever again. Meals were awful and expensive. Some staff very lackadaisical and scruffy. Didn’t do as asked. Couldn’t get to the bar as customers sat drinking and talking. Too close for comfort as Vovid still around.
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    May 14, 2022 Andre A

    Amazing stay at Jamaica Inn, very upscale in class with luxury gardens filled with Tropical birds with a private beach that charter boat rides along the coast. The moment we reached the property the staff went beyond our wildest imagination all the way to the last day! Excellent!!
    Image of the Tripadvisor rating Elegant, timeless, warm and attentive service! We are repeat guests who consider the Inn our second home.

    May 13, 2022 dominical384

    Quiet, relaxed, elegant and sophisticated. No other place compares. The grounds, the beach, the rooms, and especially the people who work, here make this paradise. You are treated like family by the best workers in the world! Please do not change even a single thing!!!