For more than 60 years, the Morrow family has taken extraordinary care of Jamaica Inn. Our iconic small luxury hotel is as relevant to discerning travelers today as it was in 1950. Guests and celebrities alike seek our intimate Jamaica resort to escape busy lives.
Here, you can re-embrace your loved one and the simple joys of living. And, our friendly staff will sense your every need. Pause, take in the sights, smells and sounds of our peaceful Jamaica resort. Let the sense of time lose its urgency.
Champagne colored sand welcomes the gentle blue waves of the Caribbean sea on our private Jamaica beach. This immaculate crescent-shaped stretch at Jamaica Inn is a cherished gathering spot. Never crowded, there is always a palapa and lounge chair waiting just for you.
Lounge, sway in a hammock, swim or enjoy our complimentary beach activities including kayaking, sunfish sailing, snorkeling and paddle boarding.
Sip a complimentary Planters Punch or Blended Fruit Punch, served daily 11 a.m. – 12 noon on the beach. When you’re thirsty for more or ready to eat, the staff is waiting to assist you — either at the bar or even hammock-side.
No matter the weather, every day seems perfect when you are vacationing in beautiful Jamaica. If the weather forecast you see for Ocho Rios shows rain, please do not worry. Most often those showers, or “liquid sunshine,” are located in the hills high above the town so it often remains sunny at Jamaica Inn.
Having such wonderful weather so often is the reason dinner at Jamaica Inn is served alfresco on the terrace beneath a blanket of stars and accompanied by the tunes of our live Jamaican band.
Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller toasted their honeymoon here. Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond, sipped martinis at the bar. Noel Coward, Errol Flynn, Katherine Hepburn, and many more greats often graced the lounge and retreated to our spacious accommodations.
While more than 60 years have passed, the experience, setting, and many of the staff at Jamaica Inn remain the same.
- Friendly staff discreetly attend to your every need.
- Carter is the resident croquet expert, often found challenging guests on the court.
- Relaxation and romance quietly reign without any intrusion in our Jamaica accommodations.
- The beach, one of the finest in Jamaica and the Caribbean, is always uncrowded.
- Relaxation and romance quietly reign without any intrusion in our Jamaica accommodations.
Our small luxury hotel continues to be a place of relaxed glamour and timeless elegance. Here, you will always find a peaceful, private haven.
Premier Verandah Suite
Our Premier Verandah Suites feature a private, furnished verandah located on the water (West Wing) or right on the beach (Beach Wing). Additional Premier Verandah Suites are located in the East Wing.
These exquisite outdoor settings bring the best of Jamaica to your accommodations. Each is comfortably furnished with a plush sofa, wing chair, breakfast table and writing desk. Please note, there are no TVs, radios or clocks.
Dining at Jamaica Inn
Dining at Jamaica Inn is a delight. Creative dishes, sophisticated ambiance, entertaining conversation and stunning ocean views come together making every meal an experience. Savor dining on your verandah, on the beach or at our acclaimed Jamaica restaurants.
Choose from a full menu of traditional favorites and local delights. Greet the day at Sea Shanty Restaurant overlooking the bay or in the convenience of the private verandah of your suite or cottage.
Replenish midday on a selection of freshly made casual fare. Lunch is served at the seaside restaurant Sea Shanty, at the Beach Bar, on the beach or on the verandah of your suite or cottage.
Enjoy an elegant afternoon high tea and an assortment of light snacks on the cocktail terrace.
Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres
Share a toast with friends, and the greats, in the Lounge. Ease into the evening sipping your favorite drink on the cocktail terrace while enjoying complimentary hot and cold hors d’oeuvres.
Dine on Chef Maurice Henry’s gourmet creations under the stars while listening to live music every night at the Terrace Restaurant.
International cuisine infused with local Jamaican flavors highlights a changing nightly menu where you can select six expertly prepared courses. Savor Caribbean lobster on Saturday Lobster night, in season.
The Ocean Spa
Ocean Spa at Jamaica Inn, World Spa Award Winner for “Jamaica’s Best Hotel Spa 2019.” Escape to paradise where you overlook the ocean and listen to the tranquil sound of waves splashing on the rocks beneath.
Discover natures best from our wide variety of treatments, featuring local blends such as Island Ritual and Naniki Naturals and internationally acclaimed
spa lines such as Repechage, Voya, Coola and Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup.
Enjoy a sauna treatment or a soak in our saltwater sea bath. Indulge yourself in our serene setting and give your mind, body and soul a chance to relax, renew and re-energize.
Fresh, Jamaica Elements
Treatments are drawn from island plants, sourced from local organic farmers and wild-gathered by sustainable methods.
After Treatment Relaxation
Sip iced Lemongrass tea on the deck as waves settle along the cliff below, nap in the shade or take a dip in the sea.
COCONUT CREAM MANICURE & PEDICURE
Experience the wonders of coconut…. Pamper your hands and feet with pure coconut cream to restore beauty and suppleness. Our rich coconut cream moisturizing treatment promotes healthy, strong, brittle free nails and leaves the skin soft and smooth
BIOLIGHT TM MIRACLE FACIAL
This signature professional treatment with the Glyco-Sea Glyolic Peel helps brighten and diminish the appearance of hyper-pigmentation due to the sun, acne scars and hormonal changes while enriching the skin with its added anti-aging benefits.
DULUXE FACIAL EXPERIENCE
The ultimate VOYA facial experience, this treatment allows you to experience the best of both worlds! The treatment starts with a relaxing back massage to induce relaxation and gently melt away muscular pain.
Next, let us raise your organic skincare expectations with a 70 min results driven hydrating and purifying facial. This facial contains a 20 min massage to deeply hydrate the skin followed by a dual action facial mask, utilizing the exclusive re-mineralizing Mermaid’s Purse face mask and Laminaria seaweed leaves.
This facial leaves the skin rejuvenated and hydrated, the appearance of deep-set wrinkles is reduced and the skin’s texture is left hydrated and plumped
Our signature spa experience begins with an organic pineapple & coconut body buff. The exfoliation will remove unwanted surface cells, smooth the texture and bring a glow to your skin.
This alluring treatment is followed by a head to toe coco pure cocoon using Jamaica’s finest organic coconut butter and milk. This never to be forgotten
experience concludes with an aromatic Blissful Stone Massage which will gently melt muscle tension and provide your skin with a new-found glow.
OCEAN DEEP MASSAGE
This intensive massage is helpful in releasing back tension, sore shoulders and sports-related aches and stiffness. It focuses on the deeper layers of muscle
tissues and aims to disperse unwanted toxins and promote relief, relaxation and well-being
Saltwater Sea Bath
Soak in our naturally healing saltwater sea bath. Indulge yourself in our serene, cliff-side setting. Your mind, body and soul will thank you for this chance to relax and renew.
Finding balance has never been more beautiful. Bid farewell to busyness and let our experienced yoga instructors guide you to sublime relaxation and pure rejuvenation. Twice weekly. Yoga mats and blocks provided. Beginner to advanced welcome.
A luxurious Jamaica honeymoon
Toast your love and let passion prevail on a romantic getaway at Jamaica Inn, named one of Condé Nast Traveler’s Top 16 Most Romantic Places to Stay in the World.
Retreat to one of our spacious, luxurious Jamaica accommodations and cottages. Frolic on the beach with complimentary snorkeling, kayaks and sunfish sailing. Take a nap under your own palapa.
Dine by candlelight as a four-piece band serenades. Pamper yourself with a romantic couples’ massage. It is a private, relaxing and unforgettable Jamaica honeymoon or romantic getaway.
Celebrate a special occasion with a private dinner for two on our intimate beach. Sit amid the soft sand and listen to the soft waves caress the shore as you savor culinary delights while gazing at the stars, and one another. We recommend making reservations in advance of your stay.
This is room service redefined. Jamaica Inn offers one of the most unique in-room dining experiences throughout the Caribbean. Every course is delivered separately so your meal is always served at the proper temperature.
Enjoy Chef Maurice’s culinary delights and our famed attentive service with a private dinner served on your verandah or patio. Complete with white tablecloth, candlelight and flowers.
Jamaica Weddings in Paradise
Say “I do” or renew your vows on a manicured lawn overlooking the Caribbean Sea that is spectacular during the day and at sunset.
From intimate parties of two to celebrations with 100 guests, Jamaica Inn makes each wedding and vow renewal unforgettable. Our attentive staff focuses on the details, so you can revel in your dream Jamaica wedding coming true.
License & Documentation
There is a 24-hour residency requirement. Required documents include picture IDs, birth certificates, divorce papers or death certificate of former spouse if applicable. Originals are preferred, but notarized documents may be used.
All documents must be received by the Inn at least 30 days prior to your arrival in order to process the license in time.
Planning your Jamaica vacation
Jamaica Inn is located on a pristine crescent-shaped beach in Ocho Rios. The breathtaking Jamaica landscape is diverse — from long stretches of soft sand and cerulean blue seas to 120 natural rivers, steep cliffs, dramatic coasts, lush mountains and the highest peak at 7,402 feet (2,256 meters) above sea level.
A Jamaica vacation offers something for everyone. Relax in the comfort of our boutique beach hotel. Seek out adventures on land and sea. Explore the island’s vibrant culture and rich history.
Make your Jamaica vacation complete by tasting our famous Jerk spice, sipping a cup of Blue Mountain coffee and listening to our world-famous Reggae music. With three international airports, it’s easy to travel to Jamaica.
Did you know that our great reggae artiste was born in the hills of St. Ann, the same parish that Jamaica Inn is located in? The Bob Marley Mausoleum is located in Nine Mile and is managed by members of Marley’s family.
This popular attraction has many historical artifacts including guitars, awards and photographs. Nine Mile is where Bob Marley’s musical career began and also influenced many of his songs.
Another highlight is the Rasta-colored “rock pillow” on which Marley laid his head when seeking inspiration. Pay your respects to him here at his burial site.
Blue Mountain Bicycle Tour
Travel in style to a starting point atop Blue Mountain. Enjoy a leisurely downhill bike ride through tropical rainforest, home to hundreds of species of birds and blossoming plant life. View the world famous Blue Mountain coffee plantations. Finish your tour with a cool dip in a waterfall.
Noël Coward’s Firefly
Located in St. Mary (about a twenty minute drive out of Ocho Rios heading to the Eastern side of the island towards Port Antonio), Firefly is perched up on a hillside with the most magnificent views of the coast.
This must have been the motive for Noël Coward to immediately take interest in the land and build what would become an enchanting winter home to sojourn with famous friends, royalty (yes the Queen Mother once stopped by for lunch and drinks!) and to write his plays from time to time.
Noël fell in love with Jamaica and the people while visiting his good friend, Ian Fleming (writer of the James Bond novels) just nearby at Goldeneye in 1948. Over the years, the “celebrity set” visited Coward often at his Jamaica home and included Elizabeth Taylor, Sean Connery and Laurence Olivier.
Noël Coward passed away in 1973 and was buried in the garden on the property. Today, the property is owned and managed by Chris Blackwell of Island Outpost whose mother was good friends with Coward. Firefly is open to the public for tours where one will be able to view the picture gallery, house and garden.
Cool off while relaxing heading down the white river. Here you get to enjoy some real Jamaican nature with just a few rapids to keep you on your toes. White River Valley also offers River Kayaking, Dune Buggy Adventures & Zipline Canopy.
Glass Bottom Boat Tour
Get up close and personal with Caribbean Sea life and experience the colorful coral reefs, tropical fish and other marine life. Take a firsthand look at our coral nursery which is all a part of our Jamaica Inn Foundation efforts.
Find out how you can help support the Foundation in protecting our sea turtles and achieving its goal to achieve 500 times more fish in 5 years. Sign up with the front desk or feel free to book your tour in advance with any one of our reservationists.
Mystic Mountain is a rain forest adventure park located just 10 minutes away from Jamaica Inn and is one of the most popular attractions in Ocho Rios. The adventure park is a great way to see Ocho Rios from an incredible vantage point.
This environmentally friendly attraction, located in the heart of Ocho Rios, is only 5 minutes away from the cruise ship pier or Dunn’s River Falls, offers a unique array of adventure tours for all ages. Explore the forest’s rich ecosystem, sparkling river streams or simply enjoy stunning views of the city.
Nestled in the hills of St. Ann overlooking the resort area of Ocho Rios, Konoko Falls is known as one of the island’s best kept secrets. Konoko Falls is only 10 minutes from the Inn and offers multiple activities great for couples and families including: botanical gardens, waterfalls, Jamaican artifact museum and a zoo.
Climb and swim in the falls with an experienced tour guide, and stop along the way at the bar for a refreshing drink.
Shop and Cook Tour
Journey with Jamaica Inn’s Executive Chef on a Friday as he stops by one of his most favorite places in Ocho Rios – the local Farmer’s Market which is located a few minutes away from the hotel.
Chef Maurice usually ‘checks out’ the weekly offerings of fruit, vegetables and organic fresh herbs available at the Market…sip fresh coconut water as you are given a special insider’s “Farmer’s Market Tour” of Chef’s very favourite Farmer stands.
After the shopping, head back to the hotel to get ready to see what Chef has in mind for cooking that day. Enjoy a cooking demo/class and glean how Chef uses the purchases from the Market to whip up a delightful “Jamaican style” dish…help to prepare, ask questions and sample the food.
The recipe will be formatted and signed by Chef for you to take home and try.
The Jamaica Inn Foundation
The Jamaica Inn Foundation is a non-profit organization providing education and well-being support to our island youth and aiding with the ongoing preservation of our marine environs.
The Jamaica Inn Foundation helps support Debate Mate, the Oracabessa Bay Turtle Project and the White River Fish Sanctuary Project. We’re working together for a better world so that the future is even brighter than the present.
White River Fish Sanctuary
Since the 1970s, a combination of causes due to severe weather events, over fishing and sea urchin disease has led to an 85% reduction in coral coverage in the waters outside of Ocho Rios. In addition, there has been a decrease in the size and quantity of fish by 600%.
In 2016, fishermen turned to Jamaica Inn for help. After two years and lots of hard work, we are pleased to announce the White River Fish Sanctuary is now in operation, largely funded and facilitated by the Jamaica Inn Foundation.
Oracabessa Bay Turtle Project
Working to monitor and protect the endangered hawksbill sea turtles, The Oracabessa Bay Turtle Project’s huge success has resulted in more than 100 nests and 16,000 hatchlings being recorded yearly.
Project supervisor Mr. Mel Tennant works with our hotel to record data of nest hatchlings. Many Jamaica Inn guests have witnessed the turtle hatchlings right here on our beach.
Teddy Tucker Scholarship Fund
The Jamaica Inn Family continues to celebrate the life and legacy of our dearly beloved Herbert Tucker affectionately known as ‘Teddy” who was taken away from us in March 2020. Teddy has been the rock and foundation at the Inn for the past 62 years.
In honor of Teddy, Jamaica Inn in tandem with The Jamaica Inn Foundation will be starting the Teddy Tucker Scholarship Fund, a non-profit fund dedicated to helping Jamaican families provide the necessary skills, training and education for their children who wish to pursue a career in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry.
Jamaica Inn is lucky to have Hawksbill turtles nest and hatch on our beach every summer. If you have never witnessed a mother turtle come ashore and dig a nest to lay her eggs, or helped tiny turtle hatchlings make their way to the sea, this is an experience you won’t want to miss.
Below is a calendar of when these gentle giants have nested and the expected hatchling dates to help you plan your vacation around this magical experience. Please note, hatchings are dependent upon mother nature. These turtle release dates are subject to change.