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“Best stay in Jamaica” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Katamah

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Katamah
Ranked #2 of 14 Treasure Beach B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Paris, France
1 review
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“Best stay in Jamaica”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

Our experience there was amazing. It is an incredible place just by the beach. You hear the ocean at night and wake up with the seaview. Here, jamaica feels like home. Rooms are very clean and of great athosphere, The garden is beautiful, and you can chill and relax in the hammocks for hours until sunset. Once you get there, it will be hard to leave this place! Mark, the owner's brother was a great host, very kind and caring. I would strongly recommend this place as it was my best stay in Jamaica.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Dinan, France
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

I Want to thank you again for your warmy welcome : we felt like at home and even more because of the paradise you are living in. Special thanks to Marc who were always around if we needed something. Katamah hôtel made our friends trip unforgettable.
The four french girls in october.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2013

BIG UP TO KATAMAH!!
Couldn't ask for a better location, great hospitable staff and all the amenities you can ask for. Truly a great escape from the usual tourist traps in the country treasure beach provides "the real Jamaica feel". A place I will personally come back to for years to come...Big up to Andrew, O'Neal and Rumba!!!!!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank DonPepa
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

If you consider yourself more of a traveler than a tourist, if you prefer a secret garden to the public square, if privacy and natural surroundings are more preferable than the blare of televisions, then this is the place for you. It's lovely. It's natural. It's by the sea and tucked away among trees, a pond, hammocks, sunny patios, and bountiful wildlife. It is at once open and secluded, private yet central. A writer's paradise. A beach lover's bounty. The property consists of 3 Morroccan style rooms with walls thick as Adobe, a separate cabin, and a beach-house kitchen, all within a garden of delights where grow soursop, pomegranate, hibiscus, bougainvillea, palms, a pond, a parakeet, fish, frogs, dogs - enclosed by wattle-wood fencing in the heart of Frenchman's Bay. I can't recommend the place enough. Do you like to ride bikes, kayak, swim, walk, explore paradise, meet savvy world-travelers, and feel like a pirate? Treasure Beach is the place and Katamah is the key. Moni, the proprietor and Andrew, the manager, are class acts - well-traveled, smart and kind. You are in good hands and company with them. Whether you've been to Jamaica before or not - Treasure Beach is a special breed of paradise - it's still unspoiled. It's on the South coast which is like desert meets ocean. Imagine Santa Fe by the sea or Ibiza... a mediterranean climate (and diet) on caribbean waters. The people of TB are creative, resourceful, kind, smart, and generally possess a wealth of knowledge about fishing and agriculture. I have visited Jamaica six times over the past 20 years, and each time I have returned to the safety and beauty - the people of Treasure Beach. My last visit was in May/June, 2013 and it was my first time staying at Katamah. The room was lovely - Moroccan furnishings, high ceilings, woven carpets, heavenly comfortable bed, instagram-worthy bathrooms... something out of Architectural Digest... truly like finding treasure. ~ Lili Barsha

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

Great woman running this resort, with high standards, just right on the beach! She makes you feel at home and welcome, providing you with advice on local supermarkets, restaurants or beach trails and helping you organize excursions. I will definitely go back.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Marj0lein8
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

This place was lovely. We stayed in the cabin and it was a lovely space. The cabin's bathroom included a an outdoor shower which was so cool. Every night we fell asleep to the sound of the ocean that was just a few yards away. The owners were very generous hosts with great recommendations about things to do, places to eat, etc. We were there in the off-season so we had the whole beach to ourselves. Treasure Beach was so chill and this place fit right in with that vibe. I would completely recommend Katamah to anyone who wants to get away from the resorts and experience some of the real Jamaica.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lauren C
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

I had a very relaxing birthday weekend at Katamah. It was perfect for just taking in the tranquility, the sound of the waves and the peaceful quietness of the area. Was a little hard to find but a gem nontheless.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Fiona S
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Additional Information about Katamah

Property: Katamah
Address: Main Beach Road, Frenchmans Bay, Treasure Beach, Jamaica
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Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Saint Elizabeth Parish > Treasure Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Treasure Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Katamah is a unique vacation experienced, more like living in a small village in the Caribbean where you get to interact with the local community on a daily basis. You can buy your fruits and vegetables from the local farmers who visit the property regularly, fisherman that sell daily catches it fish and lobster, and local craftsmen offering everything from carvings to hand made shoes. A small resort in the heart of the Treasure Beach, on the South Coast of Jamaica, best known for its unspoiled beaches, laidback locals and warm friendly vibe. With only 6 rooms we are small enough to know everyone staying with us and we do our best to cater to all of your vacation needs. Although located in the center of town, our rooms at Katamah are shady, quiet and secluded in a garden lush flowering plants. This paradise on the beach is the perfect retreat for a restful relaxing vacation. Rent one of our bikes and explore the other bays of Treasure beach like Great Bay with walking trails lined with caves and succulent plants. Or beautiful Old Wharf with its for shady trees I am calm waters. Go fishing with the locals, kayaking, hiking, or simply unwind in one of our hammocks by the beach and watch the sun set into the ocean. Choose from any of our different accommodations, like one of our cabins on the beach, or our stylish lovely rooms in our Moroccan Villa. Or our all new penthouse suite the Laila II with it's breathtaking views of the beautifully landscaped garden, Mountain view's and Ocean views from its private bamboo balcony! We offer free WIFI and daily housekeeping. We live onsite and are available to arrange boat tours and sight-seeing trips for you during your stay with us at Katamah. Come experience whats beyond the prison like walls of the all-inclusive's...Become part of the Katamah family, and a part of the community of treasure beach, a community of people who know your name and look forward to your return every year! ... more   less 
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