We love Jamaica, and have traveled extensively all around the country. This trip, we rented a car and drove from Montego Bay along the North Coast. The first two nights, we stayed in All-Inclusive resorts. Not for us. They felt like Disney World. The crowd was low class, the pool was packed and there were herds of people filing into the dining room for the buffet.
Finally, we arrived at the Jamaica Inn... where we felt the REAL JAMAICA. The resort has a charming feel, classic-plantation style, impeccably clean, well groomed grounds, and a warm, welcoming staff. We knew immediately this is where we would spend the rest of our vacation.
The rooms are wonderful! Each room has an outdoor living room that connects to the air-conditioned bedroom. We loved sitting outside reading and writing, and enjoying the view of the turquoise waters. It was so quiet and peaceful. We really had time to relax. The beach is private, and nestled between two cliffs... lovely. There is also a croquet course, hammocks, a tiki bar, an indoor bar complete with piano, and cosy commons areas for socializing with other guests. This is the type of resort where you can mingle and make friends with everyone staying there, or retreat to your room and never be bothered.
The food is creative and prepared to perfection. Both day and night, dining on the cliffs over looking the sea was breath-taking. Everything at the Jamaica Inn is VERY WELL DONE! Mary Philips, the general manager, is a wonderful host and beautiful person. She made us feel like we are part of a special family of friends. We will be back!
I highly recommend visiting Dunn’s River Falls ON A PRIVATE TOUR! It is amazing, and you want to go when the masses tourists are NOT there! Also, go see the Bob Marley Mausoleum. You get to see the mountainous hillside of Jamaica, and all the little towns along the way. If you can, request Captain Crazy to give the tour... he is so much fun!
There are many treasures in Jamaica, enjoy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Since 1950, Jamaica Inn has consistently been ranked as one of the top resort hotels in the Caribbean. Jamaica Inn is a small, elegantly timeless resort located in beautiful Ocho Rios, Jamaica. With just 52 suites spread over 8 acres, there are sweeping views of the Caribbean Sea from every suite. This property boasts a 700-foot premier private beach, which is often considered to be the one of the best in the Caribbean. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jamaica Hotel Ocho Rios
- Jamaica Ocho Rios