Jamaica Inn  

This famous hotel offers old-fashioned elegance on one of Jamaica’s best beaches. No wonder Marilyn Monroe loved it.

This is one of Jamaica’s top hotels – Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller honeymooned here, Churchill visited, and Ian Fleming sipped martinis at the bar. It’s won awards from Condé Nast Traveller, too.

It’s an intimate affair, with around 50 rooms. Along the front of the hotel is a private beach. And even though the hotel is in a secluded spot, you’re just a 10-minute drive to Ocho Rios.

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Food & Drink

Bed and Breakfast

Buffet breakfast.

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
All Inclusive

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee.  Snacks at set times.

Half Board

Buffet breakfast and dinner.   

Full Board

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.   

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Outdoor pool

With sunbeds and parasols on the terrace showing off the sea and garden views in a peaceful atmosphere.


Offering a full range of treatments. Massage can be enjoyed outdoors on the wooden decking, where you will be able to feel a light breeze and hear the sounds of the sea.

Jamaican restaurant

Open-air with beautiful views and fresh cuisine to enjoy.

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superior suite

Superior suite sleeps 2 - with a king-size or twin beds.

deluxe suite with sea view

Deluxe suite with sea view sleeps 2 - with a king-size or twin beds.

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Amazing Relaxation

Simply put, this was the most relaxing holiday I have had in a long time. Everything about Jamaica Inn is subdued in the best sort of way. Most of the rooms don't have televisions, the pace is slow, the beach is quiet and the atmosphere is beyond relaxing. The service is really amazing, the staff is friendly and warm and exceptionally attentive. I could not have had a better time there. If you are looking for a party atmosphere this is not it BUT I have never stayed anywhere where the other guests were as friendly and convivial as the guests at Jamaica Inn were - we made quite a few vacation friends but if we had wanted to be left alone that would have been fine too! The spa is really nice and the restaurant is also very tasty. There is really no reason to leave the property, bring a book, order a drink and kick back, you deserve it.More

Wiseacre74, Rome, Italy

Total and complete relaxation..

Just got back from a 4 night stay at the Jamaica Inn and we are so glad we listened to the TripAdvisor reviews - it was amazing. Let me break it down for you: - The Beach: picturesque, private, soft white sand, warm clear water, free watersports, plenty of chairs with shade, and no more than 50 feet from any room. One of the best beaches we have been on. - The Rooms: we stayed in #7 - that moment when you first see your room and hope it is like what the reviews said and the pictures showed...exceeded our expectations. Half the room is a nice big king bed, nice bathroom, and a closet. The other half is a verandah that is covered overhead but otherwise opens directly out onto the rest of the property and the beach is in the distance (50 feet away). This is not the most luxuriously appointed hotel room I have ever seen (not the intention) but it is one of the best we have stayed in - eating breakfast on the verandah each morning was so relaxing. The Food: I do agree with some other reviews that the food is a bit overpriced, but it is tasty and the service at dinner is excellent (if not a bit over the top). The dinner menu changes daily and covers a wide variety of foods and tastes. (I would like to see the dessert menu change more often though). Service: Just great - from the wait staff to the ground crew to the front desk to the beach crew - all greet you with a smile on their face asking how they can make your stay more enjoyable. If you want total relaxation this is the place for you, if you are looking for a crazy party, should probalby look elsewhere on the island. Believe the hype - we will be back.More

Jeff R, Atlanta, Georgia

Jamaica Inn

Quite the most perfect hotel. LOVE IT. Beautiful stylish rooms and hotel decor. Quite superb service and equisite food. Beach, sand trees and surroundings gorgeous. Beach bar a great place to meet and relax.More

Leverance, Canterbury, United Kingdom

Just right for a restorative, revitalizing, vacation.

I came to Jamaica Inn for Sienna's yoga retreat and had a stellar experience. I expected a nice beach location and great yoga and was blown away by how lovely the Inn was and the stunning level of care and service. The remarkable people at Jamaica Inn truly make it a place I to which I will frequently return. Having a pristine private beach, ample space, and use of paddleboards was an amazing treat in the time in between sessions. The chef's delicious healthy options (I am a dairy-free pescatarian) and delectable local dishes were even more indulgently appreciated when delivered right to my palapa. I opted to do 3 trips: a tropical garden with a refreshing waterfall, the local market & a cooking demo & the most beautiful: watching sea turtles hatch and return to the sea. Magical! I love that Jamaica Inn is supporting local ecological efforts! My last morning I had a nourishing repechage facial and it was AMAZING. After all the tension was massaged out of my hands, neck, and scalp, I left my week feeling completely cared for and refreshed. Another bonus? My skin still looked amazing 12 hours of travel later! This quiet, classic, gem is the perfect place to be completely cared for and enjoy a deliciously indulgent and revitalizing vacation. Thank you for creating a magical experience!More


Still Exceptional

My husband and I spent our honeymoon at the Jamaica Inn 15 years ago. We just returned for our anniversary and, if anything, it is even better now. There is no place on earth I'd rather be than the White Suite. I'm coming back.More

pixiehermann, Washington DC

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