The’ Jewel of the Caribbean’ offers many one-of-a-kind experiences, including singular places to stay. These are only 5 unique hotels in Jamaica out of many. Some are variations of what you might picture as a standard hotel.
Kanopi House / Portland
Sleep peacefully in these luxurious treehouses that blend into the surrounding environment. Perched above the famous Blue Lagoon in Portland, you feel the zen atmosphere envelope you as you drive up the tree lined driveway, dense with native vegetation. Perfect for honeymooning couples as well as families, privacy is offered in each of the individual one or two bedroom treehouses each with Blue Mountain Coffee as only one of the many extra touches you can expect. The central shared lounge area also invites you to lounge and relax before dining on a fusion of Jamaican cuisine. With a helipad close by, it’s an easy hop from Kingston.
Jakes / Treasure Beach
One of the most charming hotels in Jamaica, Jakes is located at Treasure Beach on the rugged south coast and is very much part of the local fishing community; this simple, getaway with colourful buildings that dot the garden and seafront, immediately lends to relaxations. There are rooms, cottages and villas of varying sizes, and Jake's bohemian atmosphere appeals to singles looking to getaway, couples and families. If you want to do nothing at all, the saltwater pool, wonderful treatments in the Driftwood Spa, sun decks, low-key restaurants the sunset and a cold drink will be enough. But much more is offered from crafts for the kids to bike tours, monthly farm to table meals and the boat ride out to the infamous Pelican Bar in the middle of the sea.
Jamaica Inn / Ocho Rios
When other hotels are racing to offer every high tech gadget imaginable, Jamaica Inn has remained true to the spirit of vacation. There are no TVs in the rooms or radio docks, but there are plenty of activities from to keep you busy if you don’t want to just enjoy lazing on the white sand beach. Verandah suites and cottages including the White Cottage on its own peninsula enjoy views of what is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful beaches on the island.
Trident Hotel / Portland
This luxurious reappointed hotel is now a must visit property for many celebrities. The outer façade of the original mini-castle sits majestically on the curve of the bay steps leading down to the water, while the modern appointed villas dot the property, which boasts the highest level of amenities to meet every comfort. Its private beach, gym and first class discreet service are big draws to those seeking to be pampered in paradise.
The Caves / Negril
This beautiful property boasts unique cottages, each with their own individual look and feel but with natural brightly coloured wood throughout. The accommodations with their fantastic views are not all the hotel has to offer however, one of the best parts lies below in the restaurant and bar situated in the namesake caves below. Watch the sunset from a Jacuzzi, take cooking classes, do yoga or simply enjoy owner Chris Blackwell’s own brand of rum. Everything about this spot is distinctive and that’s exactly the kind of vacation you’ll have when you book to stay here.
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