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Jamaica Jewel

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Beach Road, Duncans, Jamaica
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Denver, Colorado
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We spent a week with Barry G and Cher at their guesthouse and it was wonderful. We stayed in the upper apartment which just can't be beat. The back balcony was a comfortable place to have coffee and watch the hummingbirds in the morning and the front balcony had incredible views of the water and a wonderful cooling breeze. The... More

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jajewel01, Owner at Jamaica Jewel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for that lovely review! I am sure we enjoyed your company as much as you enjoyed ours.....I am always willing & happy to extend my cooking skills to include other styles of cooking, as it helps me to expand on my own skills & creativity. I am so happy that you enjoyed our meals as much... More

Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
16 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

Things were just not as we were expecting based on the other reviews and the information on the websites. There were several issues with the accommodations. That said, Duncans Bay is a lovely area and from what we saw of the northern coast and the hills, I will remember Jamaica as a beautiful island.

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jajewel01, Owner at Jamaica Jewel, responded to this review

I was again surprised by this guests remarks because nothing was ever said to me as a "complaint" during their stay. I cannot really respond when I don't know what the problems were. We had a lot of fun with these guests & took them to one of our favorite "off the beaten track" places that all our guests have... More

Columbus, Ohio
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

We stayed at Jamaica Jewel on Jan 19th before heading onto Port Antonio area and stayed again on Jan 28th. While staying at Jamaica Jewel, not one time did we ever feel unwelcomed, uncomfortable or out of place. Cher and Barry are fabulous hosts and very nice people. Upon our arrival to Jamaica Jewel, Cher showed us around the house,... More

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jajewel01, Owner at Jamaica Jewel, responded to this review

We really enjoyed spending time with these guests & wish they would have spent the majority of their time at Jamaica Jewel instead of the destination they chose in Port Antonio. I think they would have had a much more "hassle-free" vacation in Duncans Bay. I appreciate the kind words. More

Falmouth, Jamaica
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2011

Spent 10 wonderful and very relaxing nites at Jam.Jewel..Only fault could find was my own-"why haven't I made it here sooner? and why didn't I make my stay longer?" Duncan's bay and its beach are hands-down one of the loveliest most chill area i've been to in Jam.(and the Caribbean) The Apt/guesthouse is wonderful with a cool-chill vibe and the... More

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St. John's, Canada
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2011

I chose Jamaica Jewel with eyes wide open when I needed a place to relax and rejuvinate and that is exactly what I got. I have travelled extensively and typically stay at all inclusive facilities so this opportunity to experience an authentic Jamaican holiday was a welcome change. This vacation was an opportunity for me to break away from the... More

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Warne NC
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2011

Let's be very clear--if you're looking for a pricey all-inclusive cocoon where you're entirely isolated from the actual culture and people of Jamaica, then Duncans and the Jamaica Jewel is anything but the place for you. But if you're of a mind to experience the 'real' Jamaica and enjoy exploring other cultures, then Jamaica Jewel is a perfect spot to... More

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Belfast, Maine
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2011

I feel I need to make something clear from the start. If you are looking for an all-inclusive resort environment where you are waited on, hand and foot by live-in servants, and you want to avoid having to interact with any local people, then this is not the place for you. However, if you'd like an extremely relaxing vacation with... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2011

We got mostly what we came for, rest and relaxation. The view from the front and back decks/verandas was gorgeous and very appealing to naps or reading time. The nearby beach was sandy, quiet and nearly deserted most time, so swimming in the beautiful blue-green seawater was sublime. The room was comfortable and clean, but the intrusion of barking guard... More

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jajewel01, Owner at Jamaica Jewel, responded to this review

Our very friendly (to guests) dogs are in our yard for a good reason. We are one of the guesthouses in the area that has NEVER had an intrusion or theft of any guest since we got our dogs 6 years ago. Their purpose is to alert us when someone is at the gate because NO ONE comes in unless... More

15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2011

I want to start with Duncan's Bay itself. What I had been led to believe was a small fishing community, well it is not really that anymore-not as it probably once was. Instead this community seems to be made up of tourists and villas. Not really a town-this you can tell as there is not even ONE little local shop,... More

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jajewel01, Owner at Jamaica Jewel, responded to this review

Duncans Bay, where Jamaica Jewel is located is a fisherman's beach. It is a fairly sparsely built up area along the sea & the surrounding hills, populated by Jamaicans, returning Jamaicans & foreign expats, some of whom rent out their villas to tourists. There are two small, local cookshops/bars on the beach & a row of craft shops with some... More

Stoneham, Massachusetts
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2010

when i found jamaica jewel online i was thrilled looking at the pictures and couldnt wait to get there we booked in feb. and went down in july . Barry G and Tommy picked us up from the airport and Barry G was exactly how i pictured him with a big smile and made me feel comfortable from the start...When... More

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Address: Beach Road, Duncans, Jamaica
Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Trelawny Parish > Duncans
Also Known As:
Jamaica Jewel Hotel Jamaica
Jamaica Jewel Duncans

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