9 Reasons to Visit Jamaica Inn This Year

March 9, 2016

With our exquisite setting on the Caribbean Sea, one-of-a-kind activities and rich history, we invite you to see for yourself why Condé Nast Traveler recently named our resort among the 16 Most Romantic Hotel in the World. Below are our top 9 reasons why you should make Jamaica Inn your home-away-from-home in 2016:

1. Famed Destination.

Known as the “Centerpiece of Jamaica,” Ocho Rios is becoming increasingly popular and trendy.  With its natural beauty, abundant waterfalls, botanical gardens and and unique excursions, it’s no wonder several hit TV shows have recently filmed in Ocho Rios.
Dunns River Falls

2. Easily Accessible.

With many non-stop flights available, including new American Airlines service from Los Angeles, it’s easy to reach Ocho Rios. With new highway access, our resort is located only an hour and a half away from both the Montego Bay (MBJ) and Kingston (KIN) international airports. Kingston’s airport has recently taken huge strides to approve its efficiency, safety and facilities, becoming the most improved airport in the Caribbean for 2015, according to Airport Council International (ACI).
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3. Exceptional Staff

Our personable staff are passionate about Jamaica, the Inn and our guests, continually going above and beyond expectations. We have 13 staff members who have each been with our Jamaica Inn family for more than 30 years, and our bartender Teddy has been providing Jamaica Inn with his exemplary service for 57 years. Our staff’s love and dedication to the Inn make the difference between a good and a great vacation.

Jamaica Inn Staff

4. Pristine Beach

Protected by bluffs and a stunning reef, our beautiful private beach and crystal blue waters offer ideal conditions for swimming and water sport activities. Come relax, unwind and escape from the stress of everyday life.


5. Ocean Spa

Experience the healing touch of nature at the No. 1 spa in the Caribbean and No. 6 spa in the world. Nestled within the cliffs of Cutlass Bay, you’ll enjoy relaxing breezes and the soft sounds of waves hitting the shore, as you enjoy a soothing massage, try exotic herbal treatments or visit our new sauna.

The Award Winning Ocean Spa offers a wonderful array of serene treatments, including a highly romantic Moonlight Couples Massage...

6. Off the Beaten Path Activities

With our unique offerings of weekly yoga classes, garden tours, croquet with Mr. Rupie and daily afternoon  tea, there’s always something new and exciting to experience at the Inn. Many guests say their favorite activity is our weekly chef’s tour through the Ocho Rios Farmer’s Market. While shopping with Executive Chef Maurice and participating in his cooking demonstration, you’ll be immersed in local culture as you experience unique Jamaican flavors and traditions.

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7. Relax & Unplug

Our luxurious accommodations will provide the ultimate relaxation. Each room is outfitted with a spacious, fully-furnished verandah, offering breath-taking views of the Caribbean Sea. With no TV in the rooms, you can unplug from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, while still staying connected with our upgraded Wi-Fi. Opt for something tremendously special with the space and privacy of our White Suite and Cottages, which all have private pools.

8. Turtle Hatchings.

During peak turtle season from July to October, witness a turtle hatchling release with Jamaica’s famous Turtle Whisperer, Mel. This once-in-a-lifetime experience is a sight you don’t want to miss!

9. Unique History

Our colonial-style boutique hotel is bursting with history and old-world charm. Since 1958, Jamaica Inn has been owned and operated by three generations in the Morrow family and hosted several prominent guests, including Marilyn Monroe and Sir Winston Churchill. The Inn is also famous for our Black Labrador mascot. A few years ago, we happily welcomed Shadow IV to the Jamaica Inn family, and our new furry friend eagerly greets each and every visitor.
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If you are looking for a true experience of Jamaica, then Jamaica Inn is the right spot for you.
Why do you want to visit Jamaica? Tell us in the comment section below!


  1. Nita Cavelli

    I CANNOT wait to visit this property! I am hoping to spend our 15 year wedding anniversary here in July 2017. I am so excited and am enjoying reading about this beautiful unique place. Thanks for sharing the beauty!

    1. Jamaica Inn

      Thank you for your warm review Nita. We hope to see you here with us very soon.

  2. Alison DeBartoli

    Oh to return again for our third visit is a blessing. Nothing compares to being pampered so graciously while nestled amongst the beauty of this incredible place. And the staff make it perfect every time. See you in July!

    1. Jamaica Inn

      Dear Alison.
      Lovely to know you will be visiting us in July! We really appreciate your wonderful feedback, thank you so much.

    2. I did! Even went back a third time but there was nothing that caught my eye. The sale ends in a couple of weeks so I could definitely go back to take a look. The Dickens book was bought with that particular purpose in mind. Too bad I didn’t find more of his novels and boy, is that a ch#7uster!I&k821n;m glad to see you’re familiar with Aimee Bender’s work. Now I’m even more motivated to read it as soon as possible.I’ll let you know about the new Anne Rice series.

  3. Nigel, Hazel, Maia and Evangeline Catterall

    As English transplants to Houston Texas our family thoroughly enjoyed the service, food and peaceful surroundings. Watersports with instruction, a visit to the falls were only bested by the best cup of afternoon tea we’ve had since leaving the old country. The managers cocktail hour followed by the bbq and dinner on the beach were a nice way to mingle with other guests. Feeling relaxed.

    1. Jamaica Inn

      Dear Nigel, Hazel, Maia and Evangeline,
      So lovely to hear from you and what beautiful sentiments about our property and staff! Thank you so much. We do hope to welcome you back very soon again to your “home away from home.”
      The Team and family at Jamaica Inn

  4. Eline Huitfeldt

    The best holiday we ever had; yes we still dream about it and will definitely come back. With two teenagers who were never bored, we felt so welcome in a friendly, familiar way; very relaxed yet everything was perfect.
    Thank you to your wonderful staff.
    Eline, Alex and Miranda from Norway

    1. Jamaica Inn

      Dear Eline, Alex and Miranda,
      Thank you for taking the time out to write to us! We are indeed thrilled that you had such a wonderful vacation with us. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon again, please stay in touch!

  5. Gary Rohlfs

    This will be our 10th Visit to your wonderful Island of Jamaica. We have stayed in Montego Bay and Negril the previous times. This will be our 1st visit to the Jamaican Inn in Ocho Rios and we are looking forward to it with great anticipation. Lastly our Son is working at the American Embassy in Kingston (he just started a 3 year tour there last August); so we are going to visit him and his wife to see the sights in Kingston for a few days and than go with them to vacation at the Jamaican Inn. The reason we keep coming back to the island of Jamaica is the Beautiful People there, the warm sunshine, and the calm, clear ocean.

    1. Jamaica Inn

      Dear Gary,
      So lovely of you to comment and we are thrilled that you love our beautiful island so much and look forward to welcoming you and your family to The Inn soon. You will love the culture and heritage Kingston has to offer, and of course you are going to love the easy, breezy time you will have here with us. Please keep in touch and if you need anything do let us know. You can write to us at pr@jamaicainn.com see you soon!

    2. Lorie Zerbe

      You will never want to leave. I use pictures from our stay last year at the Jamaica Inn as stress therapy. I am trying to figure out if I can just start working there as a staff member(without them figuring it out) and never leave.

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