Jamaica Inn

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

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.

Amenities

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

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 (Evits's, Toscanini's, 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.

  • Booking Bonus: Adults receive up to 25% off the accommodation cost between 1 Nov–19 Dec '18 and 1 Nov–19 Dec '19, minimum stay applies.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

  • Free nights: stay for 4 nights, pay for 3 and receive US$100 food and beverage credit (stay for 7 nights, pay for 5 and receive US$150 food and beverage credit, or stay for 14 nights, pay for 10 and receive US$350 food and beverage credit) for travel between 1 May-31 Oct '19. Please note: food and beverage credit is per room per stay.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

  • Booking bonus: save up to 25% off the accommodation cost for travel between 1 Nov-19 Dec '19, minimum stays apply.

    Any applicable offers have been calculated into the prices shown. Offers may not be combinable.

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 between 22 Feb-19 Dec '19.

5 nights between 8-21 Feb '19.

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).

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Jul 17, 2019 Liz C

Jamaica Inn is a little piece of paradise, offering tranquility and luxury. I spent a long weekend there with my husband, relaxing and generally being spoilt by the friendly, attentive staff. The accommodation was spotless and the food exceptional. One of the nicest places to stay on the island. Thank you.
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Jul 17, 2019 Paul S

My wife and I had the most relaxing weekend spent amoungst friends and family celebrating the 40th earth year with a dear friend. The staff at Jamaica Inn are exceptional! Reception , Housekeeping, Restaurant, and All Management from day till night give 5 star service that come across effortless. Twelve years ago our friends were married there… Read more
My wife and I had the most relaxing weekend spent amoungst friends and family celebrating the 40th earth year with a dear friend. The staff at Jamaica Inn are exceptional! Reception , Housekeeping, Restaurant, and All Management from day till night give 5 star service that come across effortless. Twelve years ago our friends were married there and to date nothing has changed, excellence in service and environment from you enter the gates! Read less
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Jul 16, 2019 Rosalie D

I had the pleasure of spending the weekend of July 12-14, 2019 here. It was to celebrate my daughter’s 40th birthday. Accommodation, Birthday event was great. Staff were friendly and very helpful. I always look forward to coming here and hope to return real soon.
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Jul 15, 2019 JeanL2580

From the warm welcome, to the lovely verandah suite near the beach, our stay was close to the beach. Dinner on the terrace was lovely and breakfast on the verandah looking out to the sea was a great way to start the day. Jamaica Inn has kept its standards high - beautifully landscaped, impeccable room and bathroom and considerate touches like the… Read more
From the warm welcome, to the lovely verandah suite near the beach, our stay was close to the beach. Dinner on the terrace was lovely and breakfast on the verandah looking out to the sea was a great way to start the day. Jamaica Inn has kept its standards high - beautifully landscaped, impeccable room and bathroom and considerate touches like the large bowl on the porch to wash the sand from our feet. Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller honeymooned here! Read less
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Jul 14, 2019 lisacK7088HH Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

Jamaica Inn is a magical place to restore and relax. My two happy places in all the world are on their verandah or in their hammock—both overlooking the ocean. I find myself longing to be there all year long. We returned for a second time this July thanks to the wonderful Tanya and Gerry in reservations who once again made it possible for us to… Read more
Jamaica Inn is a magical place to restore and relax. My two happy places in all the world are on their verandah or in their hammock—both overlooking the ocean. I find myself longing to be there all year long. We returned for a second time this July thanks to the wonderful Tanya and Gerry in reservations who once again made it possible for us to stay in our favorite room on the ocean. My 11-year-old son observed how impactful the housekeeping team is in the success of the inn; as he said, they are the ones who make our living space clean and comfortable. There were Sadie and Smith working so hard to make everything perfect just like last year. They are like old, dear friends whom I enjoyed visiting with for a few minutes each day. This year we met Nardia and Kitty and were so impressed with their dedication to the inn and its guests. Robert in the restaurant is, as always, so caring in his gentle way. Always wanting to make sure we were happy. The food is delicious but we Americans have to adapt to the slower service when we are on island time; it was an adjustment for us. Delightful waiters like Romaine made sure we were taken care of. The beach is beautiful, peaceful and so fun to swim in! We always felt safe with our favorite lifeguard Marvin. We observed him rescuing a woman last summer and this year he was just as alert and active. Many people commented on how happy they were to see Shadow out and about this year and not penned up. He’s a sweet dog and was my son’s only playmate all week. Every day we enjoyed tea time and were appreciative of this complimentary offering. During the evening’s cocktail hour, Patrice always took care of us, remembering all the guests’ names and noting their favorite drinks. I would like to commend all the men who work so hard to make the whole premises clean and beautiful. We watched them working tirelessly in the heat for hours on end, always with a ready smile. All their hard work made for a pristine environment that I cannot wait to return to! Read less