My wife and just returned from our honeymoon at the Jamaica Inn. It will be difficult to put into words just how amazing this place is but I will try. We stayed from Oct 12 - Oct 23. Eric Morrow and his family, the management, the restaurant staff, the beach staff, the front desk, the room service staff, housekeeping, I could go on and on, ensured that our stay was absolute perfection. The personal touch at Jamaica Inn is something I had never experienced before at many 5 star hotels or resorts where I have stayed. The staff knew us by name and treated us like royalty the entire time.
We toured the Ocho Rios and surrounding area all of which the Inn arranged for us with their professional private drivers. We got to see many Ocho Rios beaches and the Jamaica Inn's beach is the finest without question. A private beach in a secluded lagoon, it was something out of a movie. All of the beach activities are provided free of charge. The Inn's private boat and captains took us to Dunn's River Falls before the tourist crowds, Laughing Waters, and snorkeling, all privately, no group tourist hassle. Marvin the boat man is the best. We spent most of our time lounging under our private thatched palapa just enjoying the serenity. Like clockwork a free drink at 11, lunched delivered on the beach at 1, and wait staff coming to see if we needed tropical drinks or anything else throughout the day. The beach bar was just a stroll down the beach. The intimate nature of the Inn is amazing. Many times there were just a few other couples on the beach which ensures ultimate peace and quiet. We appreciated the absence of crowds and raucous children.
We stayed in a Premier Verandah Suite just feet from the beach. Amazing breakfasts were delivered for beach front dining. Our suite was absolutely amazing. Housekeeping ensured it was immaculate. A four post king bed was luxurious. We spent most of our time either on the beach or on the veranda/living room directly on the beach. The veranda is enormous so you want to spend your time there when not on the beach.
The restaurant was amazing. So many staff were always attentive. Chef Maurice ensures your dining experience is superb. This brings me to the food. Everything is fresh, prepared to order, and served with amazing presentation. Even the room service is prepared for you as if you were in a full service restaurant complete with table cloths. I have never encountered so many staff ready to attend to your every need in a happy personal manner. The grounds are always immaculate.
My wife had a massage at the beach side spa which she said was amazing.
The Jamaica Inn has been in existence for over 50 years. They have perfected what they do without question. And that is excellence. We hated departing. The departure to Montego Bay was arranged by the Inn again with a private car. The owner Eric provided us with a departure gift which we will treasure. Speaking of which Eric meet us each morning and treated us like guests in his home. We are already making plans for a return trip to the Jamaica Inn for our one year anniversary. I hope this review helps anyone coming to Jamaica. I could go on and on because there is so much more but I think you get the picture. After having stayed at the Jamaica Inn we will not stay anywhere else. James and Melissa Hensley.
- 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