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 This place is amazing!

Feb 17, 2021 brettf68025 Fremont, Nebraska

My wife and I have had the pleasure of traveling to Jamaica 12 times and absolutely love it. We recently stayed at the Jamaica Inn, in Ocho Rios for the first time. From check in to check out our stay was amazing. Our ocean view room with veranda was where we happily started our day with breakfast and ended our evening with a nightcap. It was… Read more
My wife and I have had the pleasure of traveling to Jamaica 12 times and absolutely love it. We recently stayed at the Jamaica Inn, in Ocho Rios for the first time. From check in to check out our stay was amazing. Our ocean view room with veranda was where we happily started our day with breakfast and ended our evening with a nightcap. It was so relaxing and comfortable. Our view of the ocean and beautifully landscaped grounds were breathtaking. The staff, what can you stay, professional, friendly and accommodating. The desire to make our stay safe during the pandemic was greatly appreciated but the care and service was unprecedented. Thank you barely covers our feelings. Finally, the food was second to none in all of our travels to Jamaica. It was awesome! We are already booking our trip for next year and can not wait to hear “Welcome home”! The Fischers Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Breathtaking views, amazing service and the cottages are out of this world!

Feb 14, 2021 jeremyrB8081FW Smyrna, Georgia

My first trip to Jamaica and let me just say that this resort was truly the best location that I have ever been to in the world. We booked Cottage #5 and were overwhelmed by how gorgeous the accommodations were. The Infiniti plunge pool overlooking the gorgeous Jamaican waters was simply breathtaking! The staff was superb and accommodated our… Read more
My first trip to Jamaica and let me just say that this resort was truly the best location that I have ever been to in the world. We booked Cottage #5 and were overwhelmed by how gorgeous the accommodations were. The Infiniti plunge pool overlooking the gorgeous Jamaican waters was simply breathtaking! The staff was superb and accommodated our every needs. The breakfast views are serene and peaceful. Such tranquility and calm over this entire resort. Jamaica Inn is the 5 star accommodation for the overworked executive who is looking to reset and replace energy. Such an amazing staff and venue. The owner was also super graceful and attentive to our comfort. Lastly, Shadow the resort cuddle pup was such the warm host! Read less
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Feb 9, 2021 YasSBenj

My husband & I celebrated our 2nd year anniversary here this year. We live in Jamaica and honestly love the experience every time we go. It's so peaceful, beautiful and relaxing! If you are looking for a trip to enjoy the company of the person/s you are with, the beach, the ambience and a peaceful space then HIGHLY recommend. The staff all wore… Read more
My husband & I celebrated our 2nd year anniversary here this year. We live in Jamaica and honestly love the experience every time we go. It's so peaceful, beautiful and relaxing! If you are looking for a trip to enjoy the company of the person/s you are with, the beach, the ambience and a peaceful space then HIGHLY recommend. The staff all wore masks and I felt safe based on their protocols. Read less
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Feb 9, 2021 JackieJamaica

Jamaica Inn is home away from home with the Glistening Blue Sea; Powdery Sand, Amazing Staff...just the best! Old World Charm...loved the candlelight dinner on the beach, sending off a wish candle and watching a James Bond Movie with popcorn on the beach...can't wait to go back
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing Getaway-Stress Free

Feb 3, 2021 L3d2I

Jamaica Inn and their staff was amazing. We spent 10 days last week. The accommodations were gorgeous, the water spectacular, the staff was always helpful and accommodating. They even provided Covid test free of charge to get back in the U. S. and the doctor came to the resort.