My husband and I just returned from a week's vacation at Jamaica Inn. We took advantage of their Celebration of Romance package, a fantastic choice and an outstanding value for the quality.
Jamaica Inn arranged for transportation to and from the airport. Our driver was the same nice guy - both to and from the airport - and his car was comfortable and immaculate.
As soon as we arrived at the Inn, we were greated by the front desk receptionist, who said, "Welcome Home." I will never forget how warm this greeting made us feel, and all staff members did everything possible, throughout our stay, to make us feel welcome and at home.
We stayed in a Deluxe Verandah Suite with beautiful ocean views. I actually liked our suite better than some of the ocean-front suites, because the gardens were so lovely, and we could see the ocean too. Our suite was quite large. There was air-conditioning in the bedroom and bathroom, but it was rarely needed, as there was always a cooling cross-breeze. Outdoors on our verandah was confortable furniture, including a full-sized sofa, wing chair, table and chairs for having a meal or enjoying a drink, and a refrigerator which, for an additional charge, they will stock daily upon request.
Jamaica Inn has a lovely, private, champagne-colored beach. They also have a pool on site that's probably the most pristine I've ever swam. The grounds are beautifully maintained, and the common areas are warm and inviting. We can't say enough good things about the food. The menus are varied, and everything is fresh. They also have a nice selection of wines and mixed drinks, and the outside bar - not to be missed - is a special treat. Great bartenders, many of them having been with the Inn for decades, who share interesting stories and history about the Inn.
Part of our Celebration of Romance package included a one-hour couples massage. Massages are given outside where you can enjoy the sounds of nature - ocean waves and song birds. The therapists do a great job relaxing stressed muscles and work hard to make you feel relaxed.
Also included in our package was a romantic dinner for two - on one night of our stay - right on the beach. Our server, Steve, was fantastic. We felt so special being the only couple at the Inn having dinner on the beach, under the stars.
Jamaica Inn also has a boat for its guests. We took time to visit Dunn's River Falls and go snorkeling for the day. The captain and co-captain were a lot of fun and helped make our outing enjoyable. In addition to this escursion, there are numerous other activities that the Inn can coordinate for you, so be sure to check into what activities are available when you arrive.
We have traveled the Caribbean extensively, and Jamaica Inn is one of the nicest places we've ever stayed. In addition to its beauty and fantastic food, the staff can't be beat. These are some of the nicest people you will ever meet.
Finally, I highly recommend Jamaica Inn, especially for couples. It's a magical place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Since 1950, Jamaica Inn has consistently been ranked as one of the top resort hotels in the Caribbean. Jamaica Inn is a small, elegantly timeless resort located in beautiful Ocho Rios, Jamaica. With just 52 suites spread over 8 acres, there are sweeping views of the Caribbean Sea from every suite. This property boasts a 700-foot premier private beach, which is often considered to be the one of the best in the Caribbean. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jamaica Hotel Ocho Rios
- Jamaica Ocho Rios
- Jamaica Inn Ocho Rios