STAY IN SMALL-SCALE FAMILY-RUN HOTELS, GUESTHOUSES, ECO LODGES AND HOMESTAYS AND LEARN ABOUT THE LOCAL WAY OF LIFE
Ocho Rios – Hermosa Cove
This accommodation is located on the northern coast of Jamaica in Ocho Rios. The villa hotel is surrounded by 12 acres of tropical gardens and is located 500 metres from Mahogany beach. The accommodation consists of 9 villas, each with 1 to 3 bedrooms, a private kitchen and swimming pool. You can also choose to have lunch, dinner or a delicious cocktail in the hotel’s restaurant “Cristopher”.
Port Antonio – Mockingbird hill
Hotel Mockingbird hill in Port Antonio is an eco-boutique hotel. It is situated on a hill top in the north-east of Jamaica, between the Blue Mountains and the Caribbean Sea, and offers wide and far stretching views of the coastline. The hotel has 10 rooms, each with a balcony and views of the gardens or the sea. An interesting fact: the small-scale hotel has received platinum status in TripAdvisor’s Green Leaders program.
Sherwood Content – Aunt Lilly’s Guest house
In Sherwood Content, on the edge of Cockpit Country, you can find Aunt Lilly’s Guest House. Aunt Lilly is Usain Bolt’s aunt, and is well-known on the island for her hospitality and homemade jerk meat. Even Jamie Oliver has made it according to her recipe! Stay in this guest house and come into contact with Jamaican culture and the local people.
Montego Bay – Toby’s Resort
Toby’s Resort is a small-scale hotel located in the centre of Montego Bay. The hotel is run by a family and has a small pool. The hotel’s restaurant has a broad, international menu.
Treasure Beach – Sunset ResortThis hotel is located just off the beaten path, on the beach of Treasure Beach. It offers stunning views of the coastline and the crystal-blue Caribbean Sea. The cool sea breeze keeps the hotel at a pleasant temperature the whole year round, and the hotel’s restaurant offers a variety of local and international dishes.
Mavis Bank Blue Mountains – Forres Park Hotel
Forres Park Resort is located in the Blue Mountains and surrounded by a coffee plantation. It’s the ideal spot for exploring the Blue Mountains area, spotting birds, visiting coffee farms, or just going for a nature walk. The hotels offers far-stretching view of the mountains and is home to a spa, restaurant, and a large terrace.
Ocho Rios – Hibiscus Lodge
The Hibiscus Lodge is a small boutique hotel, located directly by the sea. The hotel has 26 rooms and is located within walking distance of Ocho Rios. The Hibiscus Lodge has a swimming pool and offers stunning views of the Caribbean Sea.
Port Antonio – Bay View Eco Resort
This three-star resort is located in Port Antonio, just 5 kilometers from the Blue Lagoon. The hotel has a spa, a restaurant and a swimming pool. And as the name suggests, offers stunning views of the bay. The rooms are spread over the 4 houses of the resort, and nearly all have views of the sea or the garden.
Robin’s Bay area – River Lodge
Experience Jamaica off the beaten track in one of the three cottages of the River Lodge. The building is a 17th century Spanish fort, and former refuge spot for pirates. All three cottages are located in the tropical garden and boast views of the Caribbean Sea. The nearest bays, ideal for swimming and snorkeling, are located just 5 minutes away.