If your looking for a Sandals Resort then this isn't the place for you, but If you are wanting a truly authentic Jamaican day then this is the place to go! I truly felt like I had been to Jamaica and not just the some tourist-centered port area. We were picked up by a very friendly gentleman at the Scotia Bank not far from the Port gates. We never felt unsafe walking to the bank or waiting. We took a short 10 minute ride to Time N Place and enjoyed a great conversation with our driver. Typically Harvel picks up all the guests but he had another errand to run that morning. We were the only guests there when we arrived. The view was breath taking. The coverings and buildings are made of left over wood and tin and the wooden tables and beach chairs are all mismatch giving it a cozy and authentic feel. The owner Tony immediatly greeted us and invited us to take a look around and set our belongings where ever we liked. I felt completly comfortable leaving our bags and towels in a chair and walking around. Tony is friendly and so funny. He was the perfect host! There are two bathrooms next to each other which also are used as changing areas. They are rustic, but serve their purpose. We settled our things down in two beach chairs under one of the coverings and immediatly took a dip in the crystal clear waters. Tony kept the beach raked from any seaweed that may have washed ashore. The water is shallow enough that you can play with small children right along the beach.The sand was nice, and water shoes weren't needed. Everytime we got in the water it was mostly in the same area, but I didn't notice any drop offs. If you have small children you could ask Harvel about drop offs and I'm sure he would know. Soon another van arrived with six more guests also from the ship. The eight of us had the whole place to ourselves for the day. There is a sea kayak for guest use, and wifi in the cottage courtyard. When we were ready for a drink we headed over to the bar. Tony met us at the bar and informed us that they are on a honor system and that if no one is there when we are ready for another drink to just make it or grab it ourselves and mark it on the pad next to our name. Can you believe it? An honor system at a bar! The Red Stripes were cold and only $2.50. We didn't have any mixed drinks, but there were bottles of liquor there. I didn't notice a frozen drink machine though. There were three dogs who obviously love to call Time N Place home. They were sweet animals who would stay with you all day long if you paid them attention or wander off if you didn't. Harvel is the business side of Time N Place. He checked on us several times to make sure we didn't need anything, and told us just to let him know when we wanted anthing from the kitchen. When we saw the other cruisers order food we ordered too to make it easier for them. I am not a big fan of spicy food, but wanted to try the jerk chicken so my hubby and I got one order to start off with to share. Just a few minutes later we were brought a large plate with AMAZING chicken, peas and rice, and their version of cole slaw. It was delicious and filled us both up.
There were three Jamaican guys there who my husband talked to for quite awhile and one of the men played dominos with the other guests at one of the tables. The three men all made wooden sculptures and jewelry and at different times asked if we would like to see them. We agreed and they got their wares to show us. They were not pushy and we bought a souviner from each of them. Tony obviously lets them come with the understanding that they are not to hassle his guests. When we were ready to leave we simply told Harvel and he took us back to the port walk in. They also have cottages they rent for over night guests. Of the four ports we visited on our cruise Jamaica and Time N Place were our favorite. We loved it so much we are considering skipping our yearly September cruise next year and just going to Jamaica and using Time N Place as a base point.
- Also Known As:
- Time n` Place Hotel Jamaica
- Time n Place Jamaica
- Time N' Place Trelawny Parish, Jamaica