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.

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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Mar 24, 2020 leximelville

Jamaica inn is a beautiful place to visit. The service is great, the food is good and the beach is beautiful. Jamaica in is a lovely place to just relax with family and friends. Definitely would recommend
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Mar 18, 2020 361dad

The service staff are very professional, courteous and friendly however the amenities on site did not, in my opinion justify the cost of admission. If you're under the age of 55 and looking for a true Jamaican experience, this is not the place for you. The band never once played anything remotely Jamaican, reggae and wrapped up nightly at 11pm. … Read more
The service staff are very professional, courteous and friendly however the amenities on site did not, in my opinion justify the cost of admission. If you're under the age of 55 and looking for a true Jamaican experience, this is not the place for you. The band never once played anything remotely Jamaican, reggae and wrapped up nightly at 11pm. The menu provided in the restaurant is rather tired and in need of an update. The hotel itself is quaint with only 1 TV on site. The ambience felt like an American retirement community. You will need to be a big reader, as there's not too much else to do here. I'm 48, travelled with my wife and spent as much time as possible off site. Read less
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Mar 17, 2020 coreylaw South Miami, Florida

My wife and I just spent 5 glorious and peaceful days at the Jamaican Inn in Ocho Rios. We were in Jamaica for a wedding. The days were so peaceful and beautiful on the Inn’s property, leaving was difficult. The service was impeccable, the rooms were clean, spacious, and the views from the veranda were idyllic. Unfortunately, we had to come home… Read more
My wife and I just spent 5 glorious and peaceful days at the Jamaican Inn in Ocho Rios. We were in Jamaica for a wedding. The days were so peaceful and beautiful on the Inn’s property, leaving was difficult. The service was impeccable, the rooms were clean, spacious, and the views from the veranda were idyllic. Unfortunately, we had to come home (which is not so bad on the water in miami) to the pandemic. But every moment at the Inn was a comfortable and fond memory, before the “storm”. Thank you to the venerable hosts and staff at the Jamaican Inn. Read less
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Mar 15, 2020 RobFisher2002 Goshen, Connecticut

My daughter and I have been going to the Jamaica Inn for years, primarily to escape late winter in Connecticut. We love the warm weather in the Caribbean and the white sand instead of white snow on the ground. The Jamaica Inn is a wonderful place, beautiful and serene. Every ground floor room has a veranda (second floor rooms have balconies)… Read more
My daughter and I have been going to the Jamaica Inn for years, primarily to escape late winter in Connecticut. We love the warm weather in the Caribbean and the white sand instead of white snow on the ground. The Jamaica Inn is a wonderful place, beautiful and serene. Every ground floor room has a veranda (second floor rooms have balconies) facing the private beach, which is never crowded. The rooms are spacious, most with walk-in closets, all with air conditioning. No TV's or clock radios, but much nicer is opening the slats on the doors facing the beach, letting in the breeze and sunlight. Read less
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Mar 12, 2020 Footprints823975

This is 3 star hotel. The service and food were good. The beach is beautiful, but everything is seriously OLD! The rooms are dark, tiny, and offer no privacy. If you are looking for an older crowd meaning about 65 and up then this might be for you. Otherwise if you want updated old world charm I would recommend Round Hill Villas or Half Moon.