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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#10 of 19 hotels in Port Antonio
Location
4.5
Cleanliness
3.5
Service
3.3
Value
3.7

See why so many travelers make Frenchman's Cove Resort their resort of choice when visiting Port Antonio. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a quaint setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you.

Rooms at Frenchman's Cove Resort offer air conditioning and a kitchenette providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free internet access.

If you are driving to Frenchman`s Cove Hotel, free parking is available.

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the seafood restaurants, including Soldier Camp Bar & Grill and Wi Yard Anna Banana, all of which are a short distance from Frenchman's Cove Resort.

Should time allow, Errol Flynn Marina and Sir Henry Morgan Angling Association, De Ole Marina Pub, Restaurant & Marina are some popular marinas that are relatively easy to get to.

At Frenchman's Cove Resort, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Port Antonio.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Beach
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
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Private balcony
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Microwave
Walk-in shower
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Separate dining area
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Morgan S wrote a review Jul 2022
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Frenchemns cove Frenchemens cove was a wonderful place to stay. My husband and I stayed here for two nights and did honestly not know what to expect. This is an historic resort that opened in the 60’s, the first all inclusive resort in Jamacia! It’s located on 48 acres of beautiful landscape!!! The whole property is fenced in with security. It is tucked away and very peaceful and quiet. We stayed in the great house, and the rooms are very nice and clean, however they are very out dated. There was good AC and hot water! There is 18 villas located on the property. I think next time I would want to stay in one of those! There is a private beach on the property, but it is also open to the public local Jamaicans. We stayed there over the weekend and went down to the beach on a Sunday and the beach was packed with people! Lots of families with kids and couples, an over all pleasant crowd. The beach is absolutely beautiful, I think we were just surprised to see so many people there! The only food option so far (I believe there is usually more options but they are doing renovations) is a grill at the beach. The food was really good portion, good price and great quality. All the staff was helpful and accommodating. The next day was a Monday and the beach was absolutely empty, which we enjoyed better more so. So if you’re going to stay here and plan on getting some beach time in, I would plan to stay there over the week days.
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City Fusion wrote a review Jan 2021
Portmore, Jamaica28 contributions12 helpful votes
Gem inna d bush ...simple put paradise Rustic but lovely...rural but awesome...bushy but amazing..ppl dem find it like how mi find love inna d ghetto..just continue to keep clean and nuh change nttn more dan some more luv
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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hopkiba wrote a review Feb 2020
Cleveland, Tennessee3 contributions3 helpful votes
One of the best if not the best beach in Jamaica. Water was perfect. Nice waves. Grounds are beautiful and well maintained. Food and drinks from the restaurant was delicious and very reasonable. Will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Melyh1959 wrote a review Feb 2020
Cleveland, Tennessee20 contributions24 helpful votes
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Beautiful white sand beach! Fantastic waves for body surfing. Beach is very clean and there is a lifeguard. Very little seaweed. There is enough shallow water for young children to okay in. Great food at the beach side restaurant. Loungers are available to rent for approximately $2.00 US
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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The Working class Traveller wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom460 contributions187 helpful votes
Crystal waters that are great for swimming and snorkelling. Snack/mini bar that serves drinks and food. Free wifi. Nice settings, no beach sellers and free toilets. This beach is unspoilt and not crowded Its a must
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from French_Cove, Public Relations Manager at Frenchman's Cove Resort
Responded Feb 1, 2020
We are pleased to hear you have enjoyed our offering. Thank you for sharing and hope you revisit soon
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robertjniven wrote a review Jan 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada72 contributions22 helpful votes
This supposedly small and exclusive resort looks as though it was once a great place and occupies one of the nicest small beaches in the area. That is about the best I can say of it. The food available for breakfast is extremely limited and the service is overall terrible throughout the resort. There has been little to no maintenance done to the $300.00 per night Villas since they were built and the bathrooms are full of mold and broken grout. The cafe on the beach is worse than average and very limited and the staff are rude, but this is the only dining option so you'll be eating outside the resort most days. The resort sells passes to the tiny beach to the public. You can expect bus loads of visitors arriving from around 9am most days and at times you could not even get on the beach for all the bodies. Not the private beach they advertise. Frankly the place is a disaster and way overpriced. We checked out half way through our stay dues to the hundreds of visitors each day and the terrible services. However Frenchman's Cove were not about to discuss a refund from the over $3000.00 charge they had already placed on my credit card. In addition they charged us way too much for the room and played dumb when I asked for a refund of the balance. We have contacted them on our return as well and guess what? No reply! Thanks for ruining our Xmas and New Years holiday in Jamaica.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Room Tip: Avoid at all costs. Go to Geejam or Triident
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DavidBL wrote a review Jan 2020
Oslo19 contributions19 helpful votes
This place is really weird and must have an owner who either just doesn't care or has given up and certainly lousy management. There are just too many obvious things that are wrong and could easily improve this place many notches (closer to how it must have been in its glory days when Queen Elisabeth II, The Beatles and other celebrities went here in the 1960s to experience tranquility. Tips to the owners: - Tell the people cleaning the beach that cleaning rubbish should have higher priority than raking leaves. - Tell the same people that maybe they should start a bit earlier so that the beach is clean by the time guest arrive - it makes a lot better impression to your guest to wake up to a clean beach - Maybe even consider to have waste bins visible around the beach so people had an alternative to throwing litter around. - Tell guest when they arrive where they can get dinner. I'm sure we're not the first to be dismayed about the lack of anything to eat in the evening. - Get someone to either lay some new asphalt up to the big house - or just have someone remove the remains of asphalt that still remains - 50/50 solution is not great. - Get someone to SERIOUSLY clean the rooms and common areas. Last deep clean sometime in the 1970s? - Fire the janitor and get someone who knows how to maintain building masses. The property is literally falling apart. We had a mixture of mold and old paint drop of the roof over the balcony and down on our heads and the paint on the railings was just falling off. - Have someone do regular maintenance of the AC so that it works properly. - Have someone update the description of the property at hotels.com. It is not an all-inclusive if you don't serve dinner. The beach isn’t really private if you allow any oursiders to enter (I'm fine with you doing so but then then "private" is misleading) and the rooms in the big house do NOT have fridges. To enjoy this place: - Have a car! Do NOT come here if you don't have your own transportation or not on an organised tour. - Have breakfast at 07:30 sharp and go to the insanely beautiful beach and have it all by yourself for 2 hours until slowly more and more people get there. - Plan to have lunch before the tour groups are served - expect chaos - the one restaurant at the beach has absolutely no clue on how to deal with queues and reservations. You will most likely talk with 3-4 different people until you understand who can or will even accept your order. Then expect to be confused as to whether you will or when your food will be ready. Expect to have to ask a few times. Once you get the food its actually not all that bad though. - When you're hungry for dinner and realise there is nothing to eat at this place, get in your car and drive 5 minutes to Woodys and have yourself an excellent burger. - Stack up on drinks, water and snacks - don't expect to be able to buy even a drop of water to drink after 6:30pm - the bar at the big house isn’t always open - If you stay in one of the rooms at the big house then go down to the restaurant and grab a couple of chairs for your balcony. For some reason the hotel seems to expects you to either just be standing or to lay down on the tiles on the balcony. - If you want to visit the neighbouring Blue Lagoon - don't. Just stay at the beach. It's much nicer. Or head to Winnifred beach for an authentic local gorgeous beach. On the bright side, the location is stunning. The surroundings seem well maintained and we enjoyed breakfast.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Followthemacguffin wrote a review Dec 2019
London, United Kingdom34 contributions13 helpful votes
Got there very late owing to delayed bus and they didn't have my reservation (I'd booked through expedia) - Dean, the night porter, was very sweet in getting me in to the room and making sure I was ok that night. Nonetheless, was treated with suspicion for 'not having paid' - even though the money had left my account the previous day. It was clearly a magnificent place once, but that was probably in the 60's - now it is very tired and a bit depressing. To give the their dues, it was very clean, the beds were comfortable and the grounds are kept very nicely - but the Great House itself is very tired and shabby. It had a very empty sort of feeling too, none of the communal areas had any life or soul in them. The clincher for me was that there was no bar or way to get food after the beach bar closed at 5pm. Only thing to do is to go in to town, so if you don't have a car - especially if you're travelling alone - this is not the right sport for you.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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MJ Whittaker wrote a review Oct 2019
Santa Barbara, California8 contributions12 helpful votes
I travel to Jamaica 4 times a year, my husband lives here. He is immigrating to the US with me and this last trip the only place I hadn't been to on the island was Port Antonio. I had met Anthony Bourdain before he died and he recommended coming. When I landed in Jamaica I had no wifi and my husband and I drove to frenchmans cove resort and decided to just book a room. When we pulled up we told the guy behind the gate we wanted to book a room and he directed us to a parking lot. Once we parked I saw a sign for the beach and got excited and asked another security guard if we could walk to the beach first. He said YES and no one had mentioned anything about having to pay. We walked the short walk and saw the beach. AND it was so beautiful. We saw some swings and my husband walked over and suddenly this security guard approached us on the beach SCREAMING that my husband knew better and why hadn't we paid. It was so embarrassing....I was about to pay 200$ for a room....if I knew I had to pay to walk to the beach I would have? I explained to the security we had no idea. ( we had been on the beach for 10 minites) he literally escorted us back to our car. The security guards name was Mark and he was incredibly disrespectful to my husband. He could have approached and said we should pay first. He completely embaressed us and it was a simple misunderstanding. We immediately left and booked a room at the Trident and they let us view the property before booking the room. I was shocked at how the security treated us. I wont ever return here.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from French_Cove, Guest Relations Manager at Frenchman's Cove Resort
Responded Oct 9, 2019
Chasingsunlight13, Thank you for sharing your experience, we were very concerned upon receipt of your review and having thoroughly investigated, we also concluded it was a simple misunderstanding. We regret that you are having these feelings and can assure you every measure is being taken to ensure to streamline our operations. Despite your statement, we still extend a personal invitation to yourself and your partner.
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rustam812 wrote a review Sep 2019
Honolulu, Hawaii11 contributions1 helpful vote
I have been visiting on day trips here for many years. The grounds are tropical and well maintained with a small river winding down to the beach. The beach is on a small cove (Frenchman's of course) and has medium sized waves to enjoy. Meals and beverages are available and served to you at your favorite spot on the beach. There is a rope swing where the river enters the ocean and provides fun for kids and families. Overall a wonderful place to spend the day.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Response from French_Cove, Guest Relations Manager at Frenchman's Cove Resort
Responded Sep 14, 2019
Thank you for appreciating our piece of Paradise, We do hope you will visit again soon.
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PRICE RANGE
$156 - $202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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frenchman`s cove hotel port antonio, frenchmans cove hotel
LOCATION
CaribbeanJamaicaPortland ParishPort Antonio
NUMBER OF ROOMS
28
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Frequently Asked Questions about Frenchman's Cove Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Frenchman's Cove Resort?
Nearby attractions include Frenchman's Cove (0.2 miles), Winifred Beach (1.7 miles), and Blue Lagoon (1.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Frenchman's Cove Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Frenchman's Cove Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
Is parking available at Frenchman's Cove Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Frenchman's Cove Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bushbar, Woody's Low Bridge Place, and Soldier Camp Bar & Grill.
Does Frenchman's Cove Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.