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Ocho Rios

Jamaica Inn

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • Family-run romantic oasis with private beach dating back to 1950s
  • No televisions, clocks or radios on site … but there is Wi-Fi
  • "Adults encouraged": Kids must be at least 10 years old, 12 in high season
  • Winston Churchill, Princess Margaret & Marilyn Monroe stayed here


Since the 1950s, the family-run Jamaica Inn has welcomed visitors to the tropical paradise of Ocho Rios, encouraging guests to unplug and unwind. The blue-and-whitewashed British Colonial-style inn has no televisions or radios, instead offering plenty of comfortable seating with views of the sea in the guest rooms, on the sand and in its common areas. The Caribbean and British Isles meet here with croquet games on the sweeping lawn, polo lessons near the equestrian center and daily afternoon tea included in all room rates.

Attracting the British elite including Princess Margaret, Noel Coward and James Bond author Ian Fleming to the private cove cut out of the Caribbean Sea, the resort was known to be Winston Churchill’s favorite retreat and hosted Marilyn Monroe’s honeymoon with husband number three.

With only 48 suites and cottages, this hotel promises exclusivity and privacy nearby mega resorts cannot offer. Each suite has a private balcony furnished as an outdoor living room and overlooking the sea, some with plunge pools and outdoor showers. Filled with antique wood furnishings, rooms lack televisions, radios and clocks, but those who must stay connected have free Wi-Fi access.

Dotted with palm trees and festooned with tropical flowers, the resort grounds lead to a private beach where guests enjoy complimentary access to kayaks, sunfish sailing, snorkeling and paddleboarding. Visitors are treated to a free welcome drink and the staff is ready to serve additional cocktails and food from the bar to hammocks and chaise lounges. While the beach is the main attraction, there is also a small pool that is rarely busy. For further relaxation, guests can book treatments at the clifftop spa.

After a day in the sunshine, guests can enjoy Jamaican cuisine under a starlit sky framed by palm trees. There is live music. The menu changes nightly, but Saturday is always lobster night in season. The open-air restaurant requires a collared shirt and trousers for men, another example of the hotel’s aristocratic refinement. 

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  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer


  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: No rollaway/extra beds available. No cribs (infant beds) available. Please note, some room types at this property are not available when booking a stay with children.

Pets: Pets not allowed

Additional details:

Know Before You Go

  • Children 9 years old and younger are not permitted at this property.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: USD 28 per person (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Cash not accepted. Debit cards not accepted

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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