We stayed 3 nights in this hotel. It is not near to town, but in 10 min by car you get to town. If you dont have a rental car, u just walk on the road and there is all the time passing these local (taxis) cars that pick tourist and locals from the road. They are really cheap (maybe 150JMD?). Port Antonio is more poor and less touristic area than the west coast (Negrl,MoBay,Ochi) and some how we liked much the area near Frenchmans Cove. In the hotel first room we got we did not like and we negotiated with manager in order to get a little better one. There was 2 other choises of room left and we got the one we liked better. A combo (with bedroom + so called living room) with own little back yard from where you can go directly to the small pool. I guess we had to pay a little extra for the bigger room but manager promised a little discount from food if we eat there evening. If one wants they will get you for example lobster or fish for the evening if you order it in the morning. Otherwise there was only pizza to be ordered on site. Pizza was good but price high (they say reason for pricin is becouse they get the ingreidence fresh the same day). The hotel is far from luxury but it has nice cosy athmosphere with nice surroundings and service. We especially liked our morning coffee & breakfast and the guy who was working then at the reastaurant was very kind and nice, telling to us what to see and so.. And I got my big amount of very good coffee. Frenchmans Cove is just accross the road (5-10 min walk) and you can also walk to the Blue Lagoon which takes by foot about 15-20 min. At Blue Lagoon there is no longer actually nothing to see. You can buy yrself a short roundtrip on a bamboo boat with "driver" or buy some tourist stuff. There is no longer any restaurant and part of the lagoon shore is privat. We did swim ther (for free) and water was really nice mixture of cold and a little warmer water because of the streams. But dont expect yr visit on the lagoon to be like in the movie. A small shop/kiosk you can also walk to but not much to buy (beer or coke, bananas). In town there are food stores and couple of sights to see, For the view's sake it is worth to climb up to the old Bonnie View Hotel. Climb is long and the hotel is deserted so not running any more. So take a little drink along before you start going, it will be swetty. Up there u can see the nice landscape with the Navy Island and boats at Errol Flynn Marina. The marina itself didnt have anything spesific to see but a nice cafe with cold beer.
All in all the hotel is ok place to stay for couple of nights and if you get the kind of room u like (there aren't that many rooms all together). Athomosphere in San San Tropez is very calming. I could go back some day...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Imagine a Villa / Hotel submerged in the rain forest, with all the comforts of home, surrounded by white beaches and clear blue sea ... Imagine a swimming pool, where he reigns relaxation and privacy, join it with a lovely little restaurant and refined inside,a staff that will heal and make you feel at home, and experienced guides will lead you to discover the charms and you will live the true experience of Jamaica. This is the family of San San Tropez. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- San San Tropez Hotel Port Antonio
- San San Tropez Villa-Hotel Jamaica/Port Antonio