My husband and I arrived at High Hope Estate in the hills of St. Ann's Bay at about 9:30 p.m. after an exhausting day of travel. The sky was so clear I felt like I could reach up and touch the stars. Ritchie welcomed us and showed us around some of the property and promised we would see the rest the following day. It was breathtaking. Our room was beautifully decorated with fresh flowers from the gardens and very relaxing. Early the next morning we awakened to the sounds of many birds in the trees surrounding the property. We stepped out on the balcony of the Hibiscus room and was greeted with the most wonderful view of the ocean, tropical flowers, palm trees and so much more!! It was like a piece of heaven. After having our first cup of Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee in our room and checking out the view, we headed to the dining area for breakfast. Breakfast was great! Especially the assorted tropical fruits that we enjoyed every morning. We had all our meals on a huge verandah. There were fresh flower petals on the dining table everyday. After breakfast the first morning, Ritchie took us on a tour of the property so we got to see everything that we missed the night before. Beautiful gardens! Serene! Breathtaking! We could see why High Hope makes a great place for weddings. The swimming pool was also very nice and clean. The entire staff was very nice. We were there for 6 days and there was never a request that went unanswered. Chef Dorret prepared delicious meals and prepared fresh juices for us everyday. Have you ever had fresh star fruit with June plum juice? We did! Ms. Maureen made sure our room was immaculate everyday. Our beds were turned down every night and a sweet treat left on each pillow. Our refrigerator was always stocked with refreshments. Once they found out what we liked, they kept it coming. Dennis, the owner, was wonderful! We wanted red snapper for dinner on our last evening and he actually went down to the pier to purchase the fish, fresh caught, so Chef Dorret could prepare it for us. Dennis and his staff went the extra mile to make sure his guests were as comfortable as possible. You will not get that one on one treatment at a big hotel High Hope Estate is like a slice of heaven! It is far removed from the noisy hotels.
Neville and Marilyn
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An intimate and romantic Inn overlooking the blue Caribbean Sea, High Hope Estate is located near Ocho Rios and is truly one of Jamaica’s little known secrets. Five beautifully furnished guest rooms are located on acres of botanical gardens. High Hope offers guests the peace, tranquility, and natural beauty expected when vacationing in Paradise. Each guestroom, with names like the Hibiscus Room and Royal Palm, are furnished with English and Jamaican antiques. All have baths en suite and verandahs offering spectacular views of the blue Caribbean and the green hills of St. Ann. Turn down service is offered nightly. Acres of botanical gardens surround you providing refuge to countless varieties of tropical birds, flowers and fauna. Sunrises and sunsets are spectacular and you will probably find fireflies in your room at night. Peace is the order of the day. Eight other members of staff make up the team that look after your every need. Chef Evadney has won awards for her creations that are predominately Jamaican but with an Italian influence. We offer lunch and dinner service served on your private verandah, by the pool, or in the romantic setting of the Meditation Hut. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- High Hope Estate Jamaica/Saint Ann Parish