This was my 7th trip to Jamaica in several years. For some reason, the Jamaica Inn, a property reigning on Jamaican authenticity, had never been brought to my attention.
Yes, it was opened half a century ago but it is not getting old at all.
Tradition, class and island vibes are harmoniously mixed in this boutique hotel.
Rooms have extremely rare features such as outdoor living rooms, some of their with the turquoise sea a foot away. The cottages are as private as you can dream. Ours had a ladder into the ocean.
Food is great, with original local dishes.
Service is lively, high end but not formal. My wife got many Yes Man which draw a smile, each time. As for the surroundings, hit to see on a small boat from Smitty and verify, as you did, that the Jamaica Inn is set on the best beach around. But allow yourself a stop at laughing waters.
We regret... the quality of the night life in Ocho Rios. You are better, after a day of excursions at Dunns River, enjoying the hotel entertainment by the beach. A cool option is the fire they can do for you on the sand, privately.
Jamaica Inn remains a testimony of Jamaica with a touch of British influence, which denotes so favorably vs the All Inclusive invasion.
- 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