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.

  • Free nights: stay for 4 nights, pay for 3 (stay for 7, pay for 5 or stay for 14, pay for 10), and receive up to US$350 food and beverage credit per room per stay for stays completed between 1 May-31 Oct '20, based on 2 adults sharing on Room Only board basis. Food and beverage credit amount varies depending on duration.

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

  • Free nights: stay for 5 nights, pay for 4, for stays completed between 1 Mar-15 Apr '20, based on 2 adults sharing on Room Only board basis. In addition, stay a minimum of 6 nights and receive a food and beverage credit of US$50 per room per night for the same travel period.

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

  • Booking bonus: book by 15 Apr '20 and adults save up to 17% off the accommodation cost for stays completed between 01 Mar-15 Apr '20, discount applicable on up to 2 adults only, not applicable on any meal plans.

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

  • Booking bonus: Adults save up to 25% off the accommodation cost for stays completed between 1 Nov-19 Dec '20, discount percentage varies dependant on stay duration, is applicable on up to 2 adults only, and not applicable on any meal plans.

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

  • Free nights: stay for 6 nights, pay for 5 (stay for 14, pay for 11), and receive a US$50 spa credit per room per stay on select treatments, for completed stays between 2 Jan-8 Feb '20, based on 2 adults sharing on Room Only board basis. 

    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 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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Jan 25, 2020 ellennjones1

We had such an amazing trip in Jamaica Inn. We stayed with family and friends- the location is incredible! The best place I’ve ever visited , and the staff were phenomenal- so friendly and always so helpful, can’t wait to come back soon!
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Jan 25, 2020 Susanna_Cronin

Absolutely love this stunningly beautiful Caribbean get-away. An utterly charming place that lends itself to the double goals of getting away from it all and rest & relaxation in the warmth of the Jamaican sun and hospitality. The staff were ALL so nice and accommodating and scale of the property made life very easy. Every moment here is good… Read more
Absolutely love this stunningly beautiful Caribbean get-away. An utterly charming place that lends itself to the double goals of getting away from it all and rest & relaxation in the warmth of the Jamaican sun and hospitality. The staff were ALL so nice and accommodating and scale of the property made life very easy. Every moment here is good for the soul. Irie. Read less
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Jan 24, 2020 935catherineo

What a wonderful place with it's own special character. Never mind your big box hotels, this is a little gem, with a colonial feel and a beautiful beach only a stones throw from any of the gorgeous rooms. It is very well staffed, nothing is too much trouble, but with a lovely easy feel. Everything is thought of, even a little foot bath and… Read more
What a wonderful place with it's own special character. Never mind your big box hotels, this is a little gem, with a colonial feel and a beautiful beach only a stones throw from any of the gorgeous rooms. It is very well staffed, nothing is too much trouble, but with a lovely easy feel. Everything is thought of, even a little foot bath and towels on the verandah to wash off the sand. The food at all meals was delicious, try and get the corner table for breakfast. A little piece of Heaven! Read less
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Jan 24, 2020 Gabbygay Dublin, Ireland

Jamaica Inn has a wonderful touch of magic about it and is understated elegance at it’s best. The setting Is beautifully situated on a pretty private beach and the property very well maintained. The gardens are lovely, complete with a magnificent array of tropical flowers and a croquet lawn. The staff are a big part of what makes Jamaica Inn… Read more
Jamaica Inn has a wonderful touch of magic about it and is understated elegance at it’s best. The setting Is beautifully situated on a pretty private beach and the property very well maintained. The gardens are lovely, complete with a magnificent array of tropical flowers and a croquet lawn. The staff are a big part of what makes Jamaica Inn so special. Every detail is tended to effortlessly, the staff are kind, courteous, professional and fun. Nothing is too much trouble. The food is excellent. The best I have experienced In the Caribbean. The bedrooms are beautiful and spacious. We were a group using six various room categories. All had a lovely large private terrace or balcony overlooking the beach and or garden. I have been going to Jamaica for 28 years and have stayed in several five star resorts. Last year was my first at Jamaica Inn and our return this year didn’t disappoint. A big thank you to Eric and his team of staff for providing the ultimate holiday experience. We’ll most definitely be back! Read less
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Jan 24, 2020 Conor J Dun Laoghaire, Ireland

What a wonderful place is Jamaica Inn. Beautiful property, great beach, friendly and attentive staff. Food is very good, not something I could say of many other Caribbean locations. Not noisy like some other resorts. This is more classy. A great place to rest up and recuperate. The staff deserve special mention, lovely people. We'll be back again,… Read more
What a wonderful place is Jamaica Inn. Beautiful property, great beach, friendly and attentive staff. Food is very good, not something I could say of many other Caribbean locations. Not noisy like some other resorts. This is more classy. A great place to rest up and recuperate. The staff deserve special mention, lovely people. We'll be back again, in the meantime, back to cold rainy Ireland. Read less