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.

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

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  • 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 31 Dec '19 and adults save up to 20% 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.

  • Candlelit dinner for two: book by 30 Nov '19 and receive a complimentary candlelit dinner on the beach with a bottle of wine for stays completed between 1 Mar-30 Apr '20.

    Offers may not be combinable.

  • Booking Bonus: book between 1 Nov '19 and 2 Dec '19 and save 40% off the accommodation cost only for travel between 1 Nov '19 - 9 Feb '20.

    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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Nov 17, 2019 mabriejxn Plano, Texas

Old World elegance located on a private sun-kissed beach; designed to wrap you in complete tranquility. We talk about our trip each day, and we have already booked a visit for next Spring. Lovely staff members make every guest feel welcome and relaxed. My condolences to everyone for the loss of one of your owners—Peter. He was a gracious host… Read more
Old World elegance located on a private sun-kissed beach; designed to wrap you in complete tranquility. We talk about our trip each day, and we have already booked a visit for next Spring. Lovely staff members make every guest feel welcome and relaxed. My condolences to everyone for the loss of one of your owners—Peter. He was a gracious host to all entered the door. Read less
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Nov 12, 2019 janewwpc Panama City, Florida

Indeed, the Jamaica Inn is an oasis. From our great driver, Howard, who picked us up at Montego Bay and took us back, to the outstanding staff and service, to our beautiful room. Our stay was wonderful. This was our second visit and it won’t be the last. Rick and Jane Wolf-Weston
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Nov 12, 2019 CGLC808

This is my second time at the Jamaica and honestly I think November is the best kept secret. The weather was perfect. The hotel was quiet and peaceful. As always the staff was excellent. My room was outstanding. The porch/ living room area was beautiful. Love love love this hotel.
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Nov 10, 2019 Curiosity525075

This was our second stay at Jamaica Inn. Lovely location wonderful service. I asked for applesauce in the dining room. Not on menu. They bought apples and made me applesauce serving it each night we were there. One evening it was hot on the patio. I jokingly said to server if only you had a floor fan. Somehow or other he found one just for us.… Read more
This was our second stay at Jamaica Inn. Lovely location wonderful service. I asked for applesauce in the dining room. Not on menu. They bought apples and made me applesauce serving it each night we were there. One evening it was hot on the patio. I jokingly said to server if only you had a floor fan. Somehow or other he found one just for us. Every morning we had room service on our lovely patio right on the water. Evenings were full of Jamaican music and dinner of the freshest fish always interestingly prepared. This is a quality place. Read less
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Nov 9, 2019 SWHN16 London, United Kingdom

Such a beautiful hotel and I can see why people return again and again. I would say that it must be one of the very best hotels in the world, from the natural beauty, the features of the rooms, and the lovely staff. The rooms nestle around a gorgeous private beach where you can swim in the clean waters. There is also a pool. I didn’t try the… Read more
Such a beautiful hotel and I can see why people return again and again. I would say that it must be one of the very best hotels in the world, from the natural beauty, the features of the rooms, and the lovely staff. The rooms nestle around a gorgeous private beach where you can swim in the clean waters. There is also a pool. I didn’t try the spa but it looks lovely. I did yoga there one morning. Breakfast was very tasty. In the evening there is a band playing while you relax with a cocktail or enjoy your evening meal. If you get a chance you should do the garden tour with head gardener Mr Henry, which ends with sampling of local fruit such as papaya, mango, sweetsop, June plum and banana. I would love to return one day. Read less