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.

  • 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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Sep 13, 2020 JulesSnaith Snaith, United Kingdom

Wow, one of the best Sunday lunches we have had and plenty of it. Recommend booking if you want to be outside. The red cabbage with star anise was amazing. The staff were very friendly and very covid safe.
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Sep 12, 2020 Kirreck Somerset, New Jersey

Normally, we're a mix of beach time, exploring and partying when we are traveling - but with COVID we needed a place to spend an entire week on facility to just relax. Jamaica Inn is that place, not just now but anytime. Exceptional quarters with limited amount of units, excellent customer service and great cuisine that offers both Jamaican and… Read more
Normally, we're a mix of beach time, exploring and partying when we are traveling - but with COVID we needed a place to spend an entire week on facility to just relax. Jamaica Inn is that place, not just now but anytime. Exceptional quarters with limited amount of units, excellent customer service and great cuisine that offers both Jamaican and continental. And the beach is just immaculately clear with beautiful sand. Entire facility and grounds are just exquisite. And it's situated as where you can remain private & to yourself, or make acquaintances at the bars or dining area (in normal circumstances). It will be very difficult to stay any place else in Ocho Rios, especially after staying in the cottages which not only have a great sized terrace for eating & lounging but also it's own infinity pool, overlooking the entire beach and cove. Oh, almost forgot participating in the releasing of the newly hatched turtles into the sea. Read less
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Sep 1, 2020 882sashin

Had a fantastic time at Jamaica Inn. Strongly recommend staying there if you ever get a chance. Pristine beach , friendly staff, well situated And well kept rooms and a great location. It was indeed a pleasure staying there.
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Aug 25, 2020 leilaz2017 New York City, New York

Seriously the BEST experience from start to finish. So grateful that Jamaica is open to tourists during this time. Jamaica Inn did an amazing job at keeping the place safe and clean, while still having an atmosphere of relaxation. Jamaica Inn is the perfect blend of homey, casual intimacy, while still upholding the highest level of service and… Read more
Seriously the BEST experience from start to finish. So grateful that Jamaica is open to tourists during this time. Jamaica Inn did an amazing job at keeping the place safe and clean, while still having an atmosphere of relaxation. Jamaica Inn is the perfect blend of homey, casual intimacy, while still upholding the highest level of service and professionalism. I had the most beautiful suite; luxurious bedding, and bathroom details paired with a spacious terrace with magnificent view of the ocean. Food was top notch, fresh but indulgent. Really the best part is the beach; soft sand, with clear ice blue water to look out at. The most grounding and peaceful few days. Read less
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Aug 12, 2020 JPKACH Carlsbad, California

Just returned from two glorious weeks at the Jamaica Inn. Although our first visit, we felt very much "at home". All the previous positive reviews are correct. While adaptations and considerations have been made to reflect our "new reality", these did not hamper our ability to relax and enjoy to the fullest. However just re-opened and getting… Read more
Just returned from two glorious weeks at the Jamaica Inn. Although our first visit, we felt very much "at home". All the previous positive reviews are correct. While adaptations and considerations have been made to reflect our "new reality", these did not hamper our ability to relax and enjoy to the fullest. However just re-opened and getting back into the swing of things with these new procedures in place, the staff seemed to be adjusting quite well and will be more comfortable with each passing day. Special mention of Gerry and Kerry in reservations who helped with last minute planning and changes; Delroy who drove us from and back to the airport in his very comfortable vehicle and is extremely professional, knowledgeable and courteous as well as very safe; Beverlee and Kenesha in Housekeeping who always took perfect care of us and our cottage; Patrice, Marise, David, and Stretch at the bars keeping us well watered and in good conversation; Granville who expertly delivered and set up dinner several nights to our patio; Carter who patiently gave us some croquet lessons; all the gentlemen at Water Sports who not only set up our beach chairs daily, but helped with the sailing equipment and the cleaning of our private plunge pool; all the Food and Beverage staff; and certainly the grounds crew who work so hard to keep the gardens looking so magnificent. General Manager Kyle and his team work very hard to provide an exemplary guest experience and we appreciated every minute of it. Our first time but not our last." Read less Read less