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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Sep 9, 2019 yvonne440

Had an overnight stay here it was amazing , stunning bar, food was out of this world had steak best ever, downside was size of room very small but over all amazing must try cauliflower soup and not overly expensive,
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Sep 7, 2019 LisQ1 Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Jamaica Inn is a beautiful property steeped in tradition. From its rich history to modern conveniences, we had a comfortable, pampered and relaxing visit. The staff are superb and the service is personal making us feel welcomed and looked after. The golden sand beach is very private and we were privileged to see turtles hatching. We had a… Read more
Jamaica Inn is a beautiful property steeped in tradition. From its rich history to modern conveniences, we had a comfortable, pampered and relaxing visit. The staff are superb and the service is personal making us feel welcomed and looked after. The golden sand beach is very private and we were privileged to see turtles hatching. We had a wonderful massage at the Ocean Spa just above the sea. Looking forward to our next visit! Read less
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Sep 6, 2019 travellernow2 Ocho Rios, Jamaica

We grew up in Jamaica, not far from Jamaica inn hotel, and always dreamed of staying there. We had the pleasure of going to Jamaica recently with two of our three daughters and our 6 month old grandson and had a wonderful holiday, our daughters blessed us with a gift, a stay at the Jamaica Inn, a bucket list treat for sure! It was perfect, a… Read more
We grew up in Jamaica, not far from Jamaica inn hotel, and always dreamed of staying there. We had the pleasure of going to Jamaica recently with two of our three daughters and our 6 month old grandson and had a wonderful holiday, our daughters blessed us with a gift, a stay at the Jamaica Inn, a bucket list treat for sure! It was perfect, a comfortable, well appointed room, amazing friendly staff, excellent food, a beautiful beach, everything we hoped it would be. Family owned and operated, very personal, peaceful and serene, we will be back, and we are certainly looking forward to our next visit Read less
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Sep 4, 2019 jtames1993

This is the second time that my family and I have visited. The staff is amazing, as are the owners. There is no other place like the Jamaica Inn. It is like stepping back into the past, in all of the best ways imaginable. You can entertain yourself with a multitude of beach activities, relax without being in a crowded environment, and enjoy the… Read more
This is the second time that my family and I have visited. The staff is amazing, as are the owners. There is no other place like the Jamaica Inn. It is like stepping back into the past, in all of the best ways imaginable. You can entertain yourself with a multitude of beach activities, relax without being in a crowded environment, and enjoy the most amazing food. I feel the need to mention the spa as well. It is out of this world and incorporates the sound of crashing waves. My family and I are already planning a trip to revisit this paradise resort lost in time. Read less
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Aug 29, 2019 romicor Dallas, Texas

This was our second visit to the Jamaica Inn. It is the most peaceful, private, and pampering, home away from home. Everyone goes out of their way to make a difference in your stay through a smile, a helpful hand, or a warm conversation. Regardless of title or job function, each employee is happy to help with anything. Even the maintenance man… Read more
This was our second visit to the Jamaica Inn. It is the most peaceful, private, and pampering, home away from home. Everyone goes out of their way to make a difference in your stay through a smile, a helpful hand, or a warm conversation. Regardless of title or job function, each employee is happy to help with anything. Even the maintenance man asked if we needed help with some bags. The food is amazing and the ambiance superb. We even brought some of our Jamaican friends with us to relax on the beach and dine. They agreed there is no better place to relax. We are already planning our next trip! Read less