The property is amazing. Lush, green, raw and dramatic right on the cliffs. The private beach is picture perfect, with a crystal clear river that runs into it. Super strong reliable wifi all over the resort. Unfortunately the accommodation has seen better days. The days when a young Sean Connery still ruled the silver screen.
We stayed in Villa 13. Incredible view and location. Retro design. A large 1 bedroom at the back. No stove but a small adequate kitchen with fridge. All the window frames were slightly rusted, the doors were hard to close, the shower head was broken, the bathroom door had no handle - just a hole, the AC had to be switched on/off from the outside ( no remote ) etc etc - that being said, it all seemed irrelevant with the spectacular view right on the cliffs. We had friends stay in Villa 12, two bedrooms, brand new kitchen and living room. Less dramatic view, but still on the cliff facing the oceon. So it really depends which Villa you get. Breakfast's are adequate if you stick to the amazing fresh fruit and coffee. The cafe / restaurant on the beach is ok for lunch with orders of grilled fish and jerk chicken taking up to an hour since it is cooked from scratch. This restaurant has so much potential with its location and setting. For dinner I would advise the Mocking Bird hotel for it's local organic fare. Renting a car is worth the effort ( we hired a driver with van ) since taxis are hard to track down and tend to rip you off. This is not a walking anywhere town. Places are hidden all over Port Antonio in spectacular enclaves, so you are advised to organize transport.
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- Also Known As:
- Frenchman`s Cove Hotel Port Antonio
- Frenchmans Cove Hotel
- Frenchman's Cove Resort Jamaica/Port Antonio