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.

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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating A nice step back in time….

Jul 12, 2021 JUSTGOFortLauderdale Fort Lauderdale

This resort offers a nice refined and laid back atmosphere taking you back to a time when simple Elegance prevailed. The rooms are well appointed and the staff are very professional cater to your every need. The uncrowned and low key environment lens itself to total relaxation. The spa is to die for as they offer massages from a cliff… Read more
This resort offers a nice refined and laid back atmosphere taking you back to a time when simple Elegance prevailed. The rooms are well appointed and the staff are very professional cater to your every need. The uncrowned and low key environment lens itself to total relaxation. The spa is to die for as they offer massages from a cliff overlooking the ocean. You are lulled to rest by the sounds of the waves lapping against the rocks - this with the smell of the crisp oven air is more than you could ask for! Indulge yourself and go for the full 80 minute massage - you will not regret it. When I arrived I really did not know what to expect and and thought that it it may be warm at night. Each night I had the shutters open and the fan going which allowed me to have the best rest ever. This is a must visit place! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A Jamaican Dream

Jul 7, 2021 C3250SLbarbaras

Absolutely incredible experience, from the impeccable service, to breathtaking amenities, this hotel is an absolute dream. The rooms are spectacular and the views breathtaking (every single corner of the hotel has an incredible view). The entire hotel team was incredible, extremely helpful and full of wonderful recommendations. Also big shoutout… Read more
Absolutely incredible experience, from the impeccable service, to breathtaking amenities, this hotel is an absolute dream. The rooms are spectacular and the views breathtaking (every single corner of the hotel has an incredible view). The entire hotel team was incredible, extremely helpful and full of wonderful recommendations. Also big shoutout to the live reggae band each evening. Will be going back very soon! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Simply The Best!

Jul 7, 2021 Steve M Decatur, Georgia

We have been to Jamaica Inn many times over the past several years and they never disappoint. Their commitment to excellence in all that they do is consistent with every visit. We love their staff, most of which have worked there for many years - Georgia, Patrice, Jevan, Patrick, Carter, Kemar, and all of the others who make this place so… Read more
We have been to Jamaica Inn many times over the past several years and they never disappoint. Their commitment to excellence in all that they do is consistent with every visit. We love their staff, most of which have worked there for many years - Georgia, Patrice, Jevan, Patrick, Carter, Kemar, and all of the others who make this place so special. The service and attention to detail is simply the best we have ever seen! All of their rooms are beautifully furnished and have great ocean views, and the food and drinks are always delicious! Our days are usually spent paddle boarding, playing croquet with the staff, hanging out on the beach enjoying a good book and sipping drinks from Teddy's Beach Bar. Dinner on the terrace each evening while watching the sunset is an unforgettable way to end each day. We look forward to our next visit in August! Read less
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Jul 3, 2021 CCPrewitt

When I tell you, you need to go here. You need to go here. My family has traveled to many islands, turks, bahamas, DC, Aruba and much more and this was by far our favorite. We stayed in COT2 which walks right out to the beach and also has its own pool, it was amazing. The food here is superior, you don’t have one bad meal. I would call this hotel… Read more
When I tell you, you need to go here. You need to go here. My family has traveled to many islands, turks, bahamas, DC, Aruba and much more and this was by far our favorite. We stayed in COT2 which walks right out to the beach and also has its own pool, it was amazing. The food here is superior, you don’t have one bad meal. I would call this hotel “old-style” no tvs in rooms. But this service is as high class as high class gets. Charlene was the most kind General Manager, she wants to make a difference in your stay. Todd, Patrick and Georgia were some of the greatest people to hang out with by the beach— they are all so funny and truly great people. The meals for dinner change every night so there was so reason for us to go off property, you can snorkel right off the beach, there’s many fish to see. For dinner you should dress nice every night unless staying in for room service. They have live bands at dinner every night that are all GREAT! My family and I have NEVER once repeated a destination for a vacation but I can tell you this is one that we will be back to. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Elegant, relaxing honeymoon

Jul 2, 2021 RussLaura Metuchen, New Jersey

Nancy and Bill Gearhart of Classic Travel and Tours in our home town of Metuchen, NJ, used their extensive travel experience to find Jamaica Inn: the perfect place for our 53-years-late honeymoon. Their attention to detail, included a scrumptious picnic Classic Travel had ordered for us: fruit, sandwiches and orange juice from a wicker picnic… Read more
Nancy and Bill Gearhart of Classic Travel and Tours in our home town of Metuchen, NJ, used their extensive travel experience to find Jamaica Inn: the perfect place for our 53-years-late honeymoon. Their attention to detail, included a scrumptious picnic Classic Travel had ordered for us: fruit, sandwiches and orange juice from a wicker picnic basket during the 1.5 hour drive from the airport to the Jamaica Inn in Ochos Rios, as Brian, our driver told us of Jamaica's geography and history. They provided chilled Prosecco in our lovely room overlooking the ocean which we sipped before enjoying an elegant dinner and dancing overlooking the ocean, entertained by versatile musicians singing and playing songs from Ray Charles to Reggae. All this set the stage for a perfect honeymoon--well worth the wait! Through the years, Nancy and Bill at Classic Travel and Tours have booked safaris, an 80-day world tour that thrilled us with many exotic adventures and an extraordinary bed and breakfast driving tour through Maine, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Gaspe Peninsula and North and South banks of the St Lawrence River including Quebec and Montreal! Classic Travel and Tours have the experience and capacity to make every journey totally delightful for us and their choice of the Jamaica Inn wit its calm, warm ocean was perfect for our long-awaited honeymoon! Read less