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“The most amazing place to get away!” 5 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
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“The most amazing place to get away!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

We went for a week-long yoga retreat last October, 5 adults and 2 boys. If you love yoga and they are offering another retreat, DO IT! There is nothing like doing yoga on the dock... savasana at sunset.. ahhhh. Yoga or not, I HIGHLY recommend visiting Wilks Bay. I stayed in the little cottage by the pool and beach, and loved it - it has everything you need and it's very quiet. My friends had the bottom floor of the next building - it was like a big apartment, including a kitchen. Just as everyone has mentioned, the owners, Mary and James, are so gracious. The staff are awesome - we can't say enough good things about them. The service is impeccable. Meals were served at various locations on the property - the dock, the beach, the patio, the lawn - and the food was excellent. Wilks Bay is so beautiful and peaceful, a paradise. You can stay at the resort and totally relax, or you can go on various day trips. The kids and most of the adults were in the pool every day. We used the sea kayaks quite a bit, walked to Frenchman's Cove next door to Wilks Bay, went into Port Antonio to do a little shopping, paddled to Blue Lagoon, drove to Reach Falls, and even had massages. It was very difficult to leave... We plan to go back!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

it was amazing, beautiful place....worth the trip...our only regret is that we didnt stay longer. The rooms were HUGE. they were apartments and not rooms with separate bedroom,bathroom a small walk in rome and a separate kitchen and lounge. all the accommodation has views to the pool and ocean.
the hosts were amazing, they gave the stay that extra something special. they took us on a tour around port antonio town and on the last day took us to dinner where i had the most amazing seafood. they also took us to Jamrock? which was great...all complimentary and it was fun it felt like hanging out with friends!!!
we had our own personal cook, Brenda, who made us lobster, jerk pork and her famous goat curry and coconut pie. the food was amazing that we only ate outside once.
spent a lot of time at the pool. at the time there was only one other family there so it was very peaceful and idyllic!all the other staff were friendly and courteous and the grounds and pool always clean
i am already planning my trip back

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

The most perfect holiday ever with my beloved and our three boisterous boys. We wanted a peaceful few days of rest and recreation and to explore the North East part of the island. Wilks Bay and this area of Jamaica is idyllic. We had come from cold and rainy England and we all adored the sunshine, the beautiful pool, the sandy beach, which was strewn with coral and driftwood, the clear, blue of the sea, the new, stylish, spotless, apartment with big beds and air conditioning and our lovely housekeeper Angela, who looked after us and cooked fantastic meals. The boys loved her food, especially the breakfasts and her lobster, roast potatoes and pineapple tart.They loved foraging for fruit and learning about the flora and auna with Franklin who has tended the gardens at Wilks Bay for 15 years. They loved toasting marshmallows on the bonfire at the beach party with Chow and drinking his fruit punch while they danced to Bob Marley. James and Mary were the perfect hosts who love the place and have created a very special resort rooted in the local community. We have travelled extensively around Jamaica in the past. It is a beautiful island with beautiful, kind and courteous people. There are some fantastic resorts like Strawberry Hill and Jake's Place, but for me, Wilks Bay and the Port Antonio area are the best. 11 out of 10. We will return....

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

My family and me spend the most fabulous holyday in our life in this wonderful place. It is really a paradise. The house is like luxury five star hotel: Amazing views, private swimming pool, charming rooms with king size beds, precious gardens. The staff is so nice always there to help you, cocking your choices of menus, preparing picnics. Cocktails were always ready and snacks anytime. The children were pampered as they always have suits or tricks for lunch and dinner. I cannot describe the beauty of the surroundings, beaches as you cannot imagine with crystal water. The experience of swimming, scuba or diving is awesome. We made excursions walking thorough rivers, horseback riding; river rafting with Jamaican drivers is really an experience. On our last day we made a party with friends in the garden and it was like magic. The food was so beautiful placed and so very well cocked, massages were available for all our guests and nail and hand spa as well. We are still dreaming on this place and hoping some day we will be able to come back.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Choose Wilk's Bay if you are looking for a quiet, relaxing holiday with first class service and very friendly owners who do everything and more to make sure your holiday is perfect. Mac and Jane Ellen

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Wilks Bay Resort & the location was amazing! Mary & James, the owners, made it all the more special with their friendliness & attention. We snorkeled, swam & had a lovely cook & we would definitely go back!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Wilks Bay Villas is a special find for all the right reasons. I had been to Port Antonio before and selected this area again for it's charm and low level tourism. Wilks Bay matches this style of resort perfectly. it sits in it's own private cove, has a beach, nice swimming pool, and beautifully maintained grounds. Each villa is staffed with it's own cook and housekeeper who add so much to your stay. The meals are authentic Jamaican cooked to your own taste. You won't shop, cook, do dishes, laundry or much else except be on vacation.
Each villa is beautifully maintained as are the lush grounds. There is security though that was never an issue. And the location couldn't be any better. Close to Frenchman's Cove, the Blue Lagoon and Port Antonio Town. The owner's Mary and James were about the best hosts ( no, they were the best hosts ) we've ever experienced ! They know so much of the area and nothing seems to be too much trouble for them.
If you are looking at another resort for a little less money, do yourself a favor and pay the extra. You won't regret it. And if you were looking at something more expensive, also do yourself a favor and stay here. We saw most of the higher end Port Antonio resorts. I'd take Wilks Bay over any of them for the resort itself and for the attention to services.
When we go back to Jamaica, we'd go to Port Antonio again and wouldn't even consider another resort !

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Drapers P A, Port Antonio, Jamaica
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Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Portland Parish > Port Antonio
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Port Antonio
#2 Romantic Hotel in Port Antonio
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Port Antonio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Also Known As:
The Resort At Wilks Bay Jamaica/Port Antonio

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