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. 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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Traveller rating

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May 17, 2019 its_tuc Montreal, Canada

The grounds were extremely well kept, beach was perfect, and the food very good. We stayed in the Deluxe Veranda and were very happy with the accommodations and view. Bathroom was renovated/clean and the rooms clean. This is the perfect place for rest and relaxation. We very much enjoyed our stay and look forward to our next visit.
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May 10, 2019 OneLoveHuman

This review is way over due but it's well deserved. I had the pleasure of staying at the Jamaica Inn at the end of August of 2018. In a world filled with a constant barrage of technological evolution where people stop even knowing how to simply talk with one another, it's an absolute blessing beyond words to discover a place where time stands… Read more
This review is way over due but it's well deserved. I had the pleasure of staying at the Jamaica Inn at the end of August of 2018. In a world filled with a constant barrage of technological evolution where people stop even knowing how to simply talk with one another, it's an absolute blessing beyond words to discover a place where time stands still and the only things that appear to be moving are the coco palms and the waves. This is a place reminiscent of a past where life was kinder, simpler, and more natural. Surrounded by the beautiful native plant fauna, every corridor is precisely draped with stunning tropical plants, birds, and butterflies. This environment can only be created with time and exceptional attention to detail. The owners of the Jamaica Inn have managed to keep this in the family and maintain the serenity and classic appeal. This is an artists' retreat. A place to relax, contemplate, and be inspired by nature and balance. To all those inspiring writers, poets, musicians, or philosophers this enchanted place is sure to foster your creativity in a Hemingway era type of way. I arrived with my husband and my black guitar and stayed in the premier suite on the beach. I would wake up and play my guitar as the lovely staff walked by and sometimes a few would stay and I would serenade them. In the early mornings I was put into a tranquil meditation watching the beach sand the being raked with such perfection. Although I'm outgoing myself, I know there are many people who struggle with connecting with others. As much praise as I give to the Jamaica Inn for it's ambiance, the real pride and joy lies within the people that depend on it's survival for their lively hood. Love comes at you in all directions at the Inn without expecting anything in return. A bright beautiful smile, a "good morning" as warm as the sunrise, or an unexpected conversation that makes you really appreciate this life. You don't have to go out of your way to make friends here. The staff have an incredible ability to remember your name after only one encounter! This is why I recommend this place to people who may travel alone or need to mend an ailing heart or body. The Jamaica Inn started a love affair for me with Jamaica and it's people. I learned so much about health and food that since I left I have been making my own coconut milk every Sunday since! I even got a noni tree (breadfruit tree is next)! My dream is to one day have a little house on the beach in Jamaica where I can rise from my bed take a few steps and be on the sand but, I can't afford that yet so the Jamaica Inn is the next best thing for me! I look forward to bringing my future children here for many great family getaways one day in the future. And now for the shout outs to the amazing people that made my trip to the island so enriching: Thank you to: Kemar aka Rambo (your awesome and no one else makes drinks like you!), Jerome Dickenson, Romaine, Alvin, JJ, Janice, Tony, Teddy (hope to see you again sir!), Jason, Merrick (was a pleasure playing music with you and I still have your CD in my truck), Patrice ( such a beautiful soul. Thank you for sharing your wisdom with me), and last but certainly not least Mr.Kyle (your kindness and wonderful disposition is not forgotten! I still look at my little anniversary box everyday.) You can't go wrong here if you listen to your heart. Till the next time Jamaica, Much Love! Read less
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May 9, 2019 Suzanne E Chicago, Illinois

Just came back from our first stay at Jamaica Inn celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary. Everything about the Inn is outstanding and we can't wait to come back. Beautiful room with a veranda looking out on the lovely grounds and beach. Excellent service by very attentive, friendly and professional staff. The food at breakfast was excellent.… Read more
Just came back from our first stay at Jamaica Inn celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary. Everything about the Inn is outstanding and we can't wait to come back. Beautiful room with a veranda looking out on the lovely grounds and beach. Excellent service by very attentive, friendly and professional staff. The food at breakfast was excellent. We didn't get the meal plan because we wanted to have lunch and dinner at restaurants nearby. Highly recommend Toscanini in Tower Isle and Miss T's Kitchen in Ocho Rios We also like to get jerk chicken and pork at our favorite jerk centers. We took a taxi, arranged by the Inn, to Montego Bay Airport at the end of our stay, and recommend doing that. The car was very comfortable, the driver friendly and professional and he shared lots of interesting information about Jamaican culture and history. Overall a fantastic and very memorable experience. Read less
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May 7, 2019 foutarecords New York City, New York

The staff are warm very nice my arrival was feeling of comfort the room fantastic just to mention food nice service top of the line,At my location i got to see the rising of the Sun what a great morning to start my day the weather great the beach is lovely water very clean it was a time to remember.
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May 4, 2019 paradiseonearth0 Montreal, Canada

If you are every in Jamaica for any reason then go to this place. The is beautiful beyond words. The staff is super nice. It is truly a vacation away from home. If you ever had a beautiful dream of getting away then this is it. I highly recommend it.