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“The closest place to the vision of paradise I have in my mind!”
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Great Huts
Ranked #1 of 29 Port Antonio B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 2, 2009

I recently stayed at Great Huts for 2 nights. I am not sure how I found out about the place, But am certainly happy I did. The room/hut was amazing (Bamboo Treehouse) and the service and staff was stellar. The grounds are well kept and very unobtrusive to the natural surrounding area. Amazing private beaches with incredible coral to snorkel.
I would recommend this place to anyone who may want to get closer to ACTUAL jamaican culture and nature and hit up somewhere off the beaten path.
Port Antonio is a great little town and feels less stressful then MoBay and Ocho Rios.
I traveled everywhere in Jamaica and found there to be more scenic destinations to the east of the island.
Definitely a destination not to be overlooked.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 29, 2009

It’s hard to convince someone to actually pay to stay in a “hut”, until they’ve seen a Great Hut! If you like the West End in Negril you’ll love Boston Bay. Soon Come Great Huts!!!

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 18, 2009

the perfect resort in the perfect place! the moovie "THE BEACH" is have been written about this place! all love for nature in one resort!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 28, 2009

Had my second stay at Great Huts recently and I'm going to keep going back. Love the vibe, love the culture, the artwork, love the people, (guess what guys, wen yuh si mi comin wid mi bag an pan,...i'm comin to stay...for good!)

Great Huts rocks!!!

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled solo
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Thank kimberlyhitchins
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Reviewed October 27, 2009

If you reading this i'm sure you read the other reviews. I'll tell you, the good things said about the great huts really can't explain how cool it is. So, i'm telling you if you are thinking about going to the great huts, Go! My wife and i have been twice and we will coninue to go back. We chill, surf, hang with the staff and other locals at the jerk center, walk down the road stopping at little rum shacks, hang out at the chill out bar, walk to grocery store up the road, just whatever, it's great.

I've been to jamaica 4 times, 2 resorts and twice to the great huts with my wife. There is no comparison in the two. I will never go to another resort, but i want to experience jamaica, not concrete jungles.

You can get a good idea of what to expect at the greats huts from the other reviews, but i will advise to take water shoes for the grounds and water, and flip flops for around your hut or tent.

A few points: great food at reasonable prices, helpful and freindly staff, that part of the island is not developed and the locals are friendly and we feel safe. the bugs didn't bother us we didn't even pull down the bed nets.

I can't say enough about the great huts and the people who work there. Like i said, if you are thinking about going to jamaica or the great huts and the reviews describe anything that sounds interesting to you, go there because words can't descibe the experience you can have at the great huts.

Beau and Heidi

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 27, 2009

This was our fourth time staying at Great Huts and I must give kudos to Dr. Paul, because each time we come he has done some wonderful new things! We stayed in the Tabernacle Tent this time, which is a large, roomy tent with 2 king size beds and a shower and sink just outside of it. As usual, we very much enjoyed chatting with the staff...Cynthia, Raymond and Margaret are really sweet people who will make your visit a pleasure. Breakfast is included in the price and they also have good coffee, which is a MUST for any European :) We enjoyed sitting in the grotto and lazing around on the private little beach...there are plenty of hammocks to lay around in. In the evenings, we simply walked outside of the compound, where we enjoyed a drink at the little bar. The locals are all very, very friendly and if you take the time to chat with them, they are really helpful with anything you may need. Great Huts' location is "great", you can easily take a route taxi to Port Antonio, Frenchmans Cove, Winifred Beach, or Long Bay...all for a very cheap price (around US$1.00 to US $3.00) per person. Dr. Paul has truly done a wonderful job creating a nice, comfortable place without disturbing the surrounding environment. He is a medical doctor who does wonderful things for the Jamaican people and he also runs a homeless shelter in Port Antonio...I donated some used mens' clothing and shoes and it was greatly appreciated! Great Huts is a wonderful place with a wonderful vibe!!

Stayed: October 2009
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Reviewed October 13, 2009

You do not have to be a dedicated eco-tourist to enjoy the very sybaritic pleasures of Great Huts. All you have to do is accept that five star is pretty much the same the world over, and you want something different. Great Huts doesn't try to twang your concience about carbon footprint, and you don't have to be a warmed-over hippy to enjoy it. And if you want a true deathbed memory, do whatever you have to do (beg, reschedule, book early) to get the Sea Grape Hut, and make the effort to watch the sun rise while sitting naked in the outdoor cliff top bath with your beloved. Nothing will ever seem the same again.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Address: 8-10 Boston Bay Road, Port Antonio, Jamaica
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Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Portland Parish > Port Antonio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Port Antonio
Price Range: $89 - $273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Great Huts 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Great Huts: Paradise on the Edge is an oceanfront resort on the lush northeastern tip of Jamaica. Modeled after a traditional West African coastal village, at once both rough-hewn and modern, it is a convergence of nature, heritage, spirituality and technology. Off the beaten path, but not far from the bustle and night life of Boston Bay and Port Antonio, Great Huts' jungle-cliff-beach habitat is a distinctive ecological and cultural experience. The Africana House, a Rastafari Mansion by the Sea with high ceilings and Ethiopian-inspired decor throughout, has a spacious communal room, four regal bedrooms, a 5,000-square-foot rooftop deck and a lotus-shaped deep water pool, resting atop five acres braided with intriguing caves and hiking trails. Great Huts is perfect for the adventurer in all of us, an intimate yet communal getaway or a secluded corporate retreat. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Great Huts Hotel Port Antonio
Great Huts Jamaica/Port Antonio

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