civilized and elegantly traditional, Jamaica Inn, a Caribbean retreat,
is situated on the best secret stretch of beach in Ocho Rios. A broad
reef within swimming distance protects this clear water and the beach
where most guests take up residence under a thatched umbrella. The
swimming pool is just steps away. For the more energetic, there are
Sunfish, kayaks, croquet and an exercise room. There is also terrific
snorkeling off the beach and the beachman can take you sailing or you
can sail alone. Tennis is available next door, golf nearby as are
horseback riding and ecotours of local natural and historic sites.
are spacious and impeccable. Each room or suite has a private
balustraded balcony overlooking the water and is furnished with Jamaican
antiques and well-crafted period pieces. The sitting area has a full
size sofa, wing chair, breakfast table and writing desk. Louvered doors
lead to the sleeping area.
The extraordinary cuisine is European
with a Caribbean twist. Dinner is on the lamp lit terrace under the
stars. The freshest local fruits, vegetables and seafood are at the
heart of the menu and a superb wine list supports the culinary efforts.
Comfort and service reign in this spectacular setting and no request is
too small from a Jamaican Inn guest.