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The Resort at Wilks Bay

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Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

It is difficult not to simply repeat what other reviewers have written, but I will try. Wilks Bay is wonderful! Our family of four was looking for an out of the way (not a big all-inclusive resort), experience type vacation spot in Jamaica and Wilks Bay was perfect. We did not want the crowds, the bars, or the resort food....

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I struggled with how to rate the Resort at Wilks Bay. The trouble was not with Wilks Bay itself-- not at all. The trouble is the rating system, as Wilks Bay exists somewhere outside the typical but restrictive 1-5 stars ranking. Asking me to pick a star level for Wilks Bay is like asking me to rate a visit to...

1Thank secarte2
New York, NY
Reviewed 11 December 2016

We had such a wonderful time at Wilks Bay. James and Mary were excellent hosts, and the location was breathtaking. We particularly enjoyed snorkling in the bay, hanging out in the freshwater pool, and the AMAZING cooking of our housekeeper/hostess Nadine. Make sure you request mackerel rundown, ackee and saltfish, coco tea and homemade sorrel juice with ginger. Fantastic overall!

2Thank baruthski
Miami Beach, FL
Reviewed 5 December 2016

We visited the area to attend a Wedding at the Trident Castle. Wilks Bay was a perfect place for pretty much all we needed. Accommodations were very comfortable; we rented a 1 bedroom on the second floor with a balcony. Assigned cook/cleaner was excellent as we ate red snapper, shrimp and lobster Jamaican style. We ate on our balcony overlooking...

Thank JNDsunshine
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Wonderful gem with the warmest of hosts. Put your travel guides away and let James help you plan your stay. We visited with our two 20 yo children - so much to explore or, if you choose, idle away the time at the resort. Hoping to return someday.

Thank waverland
Stamford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 November 2016

Had a great stay at Wilks bay. The bay, rooms pool and grounds were all exquisite as was the housekeeping and home cooking from Nadine. Mary was so helpful she even managed to make a tropical storm disappear so we could have a few days snorkelling. If you like doing this, the reef is recovering nicely and we saw plenty...

Thank Jeff D
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

This is an exceptional stay; a warm and personable, tailor made experience. Our first time to stay in Port Antonio and we loved every moment. Mary is such a generous and knowledgeable host, she made this experience unique by taking us to various nooks and crannies of Port Antonio such as to see The Jolly Boys play at Geejam, to...

1Thank Nomadcouple90
Stamford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2016

When you stay at a special place, part of you wants to keep it a secret, the other part of you wants to share it with the world so everyone can experience it. Wilks Bay is special. Our hosts Mary and James and their wonderful team make it that way. It is a place to experience Jamaica (if you want...

Thank Caribou4T
New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

This was an amazing stay at the Wilks Bay Resort. James and Mary are great hostesses and paid attention to detail. Stacy was incredible; her meals were to die for. It's safe and the staff are all nice and trustworthy. They were a fun crew especially when the music is playing. I would recommend this place a billion times.

Thank Phan20
New York
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We stayed at Wilks Bay for my friend’s birthday weekend. This place is magical!!! The view, the service and all the staff are exceptional. Mary and James are the owners, and they ensured we had everything we needed. When we arrived at the villa, our lunch was nicely laid out overlooking the water. There were lots of coconuts waiting for...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service

Additional Information about The Resort at Wilks Bay

Address: Drapers P A, Port Antonio, Jamaica
Region: Caribbean > Jamaica > Portland Parish > Port Antonio
Price Range: ₹ 18,416 - ₹ 56,954 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Port Antonio
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Port Antonio
#3 Romantic Hotel in Port Antonio
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“All rooms are great, but the small cottage is closest to the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles baruthski, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I think that the second floor rooms are probably with better views and yuo can leave your balcony doors open.”
 of 5 bubbles JNDsunshine, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All good. Great views”
 of 5 bubbles JeffD875, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All apartments face out to the bay. We had the ground floor in a 2 storey.”
 of 5 bubbles Caribou4T, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms overlook the water and the pool!!”
 of 5 bubbles Ordeia, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
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