Travel Blogs from Ocho Rios
... is the closest big town. It's very colourful! From there we went off the main road and up into the mountains. Here it got really scary!! The road was very thin and there were steep drops down the sides! But we got there in one piece and after a brief orientation, locking our stuff away in lockers and getting a helmet that fits, we got back on the bus for a 5 minute more trip up the mountain to our starting point. The White River is beautiful! ...
... can come to sign language immersion.
There was a small misunderstanding tonight at the meeting while the Bible Highlights were being interpreted. A young regular Pioneer sister named Sheri was interpreting, and when it came around time for her assistant to join her for the comment portion, they were not there, so she asked me right from the platform to interpret with her. No warning, no heads up, nothing. I quickly explained that I couldn't because I ...
... by the time we had finished breakfast calmness had settled within the McFarlane ranks :0).
After breakfast the girls decided to take another look round the gift shop in the lobby whilst K and I sat waiting for the coach to take us on our trip to Dolphin Cove. The girls came back with Rastafarian coloured hats, Kaisha’s sporting dreadlocks and Ericka’s without. I now knew the sun had truly softened Ericka’s brain as I have ...
At the end of the ride is a lunch and then a stop off at a dipping pool and water fountain to swim in and chill for a while.
Next week we plan to go to Dolphin Cove and snog a Dolphin :0).
Pool side the little man found himself a love interest in the way of Shelby who was 14 years old. They played together for most of the afternoon. I have been teasing him all day since :0).
Kaisha spent her time playing with one of her BFFs Jada who ...
... 0). It is so hot though I tend to order a cocktail and a lemonade or water at the same time as they slip down in no time.
The kids are loving being able to order their on cocktails too, Banana delight, Strawberry dacori, Pina colada etc. I just hope they adjust after we leave and don't expect it everywhere, especially as they do not have to pay!
What has been the most enjoyable thing is not having to carry money with ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Jamaica Inn Ocho Rios
Gerry and I just returned from a fabulous nine day trip to the Jamaica Inn. Excellent service, beautiful beach and wonderful food. It is one of the few Caribbean resorts that we have been to that offer room service for every meal. We stayed in the West Wing, room #17, which was extremely private. I had originally booked the beach wing but we changed our minds after looking at both rooms. They are identical in size but we found the beach wing to be much less private. The resort was only half full, about 25 people on any given day. The Kiyara Spa was excellent and very reasonably priced by American standards. There was live entertainment every evening with dinner under the stars. A tough resort to beat. . .
Heaven in Jamaica
I arranged a suprise 50th birthday and elopement/ wedding at the Jamaica Inn for my fiancee and me in September 2003. Since he is a heavy-duty business traveller, very particular and didn't know we were getting married, I wanted everything to be perfect. Neither of us had ever been to the Carribean before, we went right on the cusp of Hurrican Isabel, but our expectations were surpassed by the Jamaica Inn. The food, ambiance, staff and accommodations were exceptional. As previously noted, the "staff" is now family, and we can't wait to return for our first anniversary!
Having grown up in the Caribbean and traveled extensively over the years, I am always aprehensive about trying a new resort. We purchased a package on Luxury Link for Jamaica Inn and am very glad we did. The resort is small, intimate, and has a very private feel to it.We stayed in a Premier Suite in the West Wing right over the water. You can feed the fish off your balcony. It is only steps from the beach out your front door. I would highly recommend rooms 17 - 20 in this wing.Order your breakfast from Room Service. They do a beautiful job complete with white table cloth and china. The food arrives hot and is very good. The beach service is equally impressive. Complimentary Planters Punch is served every morning, but all of the drinks are good. Ask for a fresh lime margarita. After 40 years, Teddy is an expert bartender and can sing with the best of them. In fact, he sings with the entertainers at dinner quite often.Don't expect the Ritz Carlton. In some ways this is much better. The staff remembers who you are and what room you are in.
Have to add my $.02 to echo all the glowing endorsements of this inn already posted on this site. We have travelled extensively throughout the Caribbean, staying at small luxury hotels like this, and Jamaica Inn is right there with the best of them. The place simply excels in every category: food, rooms, service, staff, atmosphere, and especially value for the money. It is also one of the very few resorts where the pictures in the brochure, lovely as they are, don't do justice to the true beauty of the surroundings.
Absolutely Loved Jamaica Inn
The Jamaica Inn is by far, the most wonderful place we've ever been. My fiance and I were married here on Nov 8, 2003. It was fabulous! The hotel is peaceful with the most wonderful views of the gardens, the sea and the coconut and banana trees. Everyone was so friendly, from the Manager to the wait staff! We really miss them and we really miss Jamaica Inn! The verandah was amazing, the food delicious and the beach was the best in Ocho Rios. You've got to see this place to believe it.
Definitely go all-inclusive, it's worth every penny. But, be sure to check out Bibibip's for some authentic Jamaican food...yummy! If you go, tell everyone hello from Brandi and Dave and we'll be back home soon =)
I spent the first week of May at the Jamaica Inn...the staff are friendly and eager to please, the small resort has a beautiful beach and charming outdoor dining with music. The rooms with verandahs are a must...since the verandah is cozy, cheerful and affords a wonderful view. While the rooms are older (an occasionally the air conditioner rattle will make itself known) the new spa allows for yoga classes overlooking the sea and a massage in the Jamaican breeze. The food is quite good and service impeccable. there is an European/English feel to the Inn...the owners and manager greet you cheerfully and the bartender is stoic but can be charmed. I'm returning again in december...if the could upgrade the fitness equipment it would be PERFECT.
Perfect! Having Jamaican parents means that I have seen most of the Island. This time having researched extensively I wanted to stay in a nice hotel in Ocho Rios. Travelling with my girlfriend made Sandals Ocho Rios/Dunns River or Couples Ocho Rios the obvious choices. Carrie stumbled across Jamaica Inn and was hooked. I had slight reservations at first as we're both mid to late 20's and my impression was of a more mature hotel with a 'stiff air' to it that was not in the centre of town.
Jamaica Inn is the type of small, elegant hotel that's so hard to find these days. It's pure class all the way. The rooms, with sumptuous living porches, are delightedly old-fashioned. The cuisine is superb, with the menu changing daily and dinner served under the stars nightly.
The beach is one of the prettiest you'll find anywhere, and is completely private and reserved for the guests at the inn. Service was perfect; your name and room number are remembered at all times. The inn is remarkably quiet and peaceful; attracts a good mix of cosmopolitan couples from the U.S., England and Europe who desire beautiful surroundings, fine cuisine, and absolute privacy. It just doesn't get any better than this in the Caribbean.
We had the pleasure of spending almost two weeks at the Jamaica Inn during the latter part of February 2003. We were very impressed with both the resort and the staff. This is a resort that seems to cater to guests seeking quiet relaxation in a beautiful setting. The resort reminds me of a traditional resort and that is due both because it was built in the 50's and because the staff has a gracious way about them that one does no see very often today. The resort recently did away with its coat and tie policy at dinner, but we found that many male guests still wore both a coat and tie. I think dinner is a little less formal at other times of the year, but February is their biggest month for repeat guests. It was certainly acceptable for men to wear a polo shirt and slacks to dinner. The resort is located on a beautiful beach that is great for swimming. While most guests seem content to sit on the beach, they do have some limited non-motorized water activities. Room service is available for all meals and afternoon tea. We stayed on the all-inclusive package and almost always had breakfast and lunch on our porch which was located right on the beach.We could not have been more impressed with the service that we received. We went expecting a very quiet and "old-school" experience and that is exactly what we got.I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Loved this place
I have been to several hotels in Mexico and the Caribbean and this was the best!!! There are only 45 suites, no tv's, best views from the rooms and some of the best food I have ever eaten. It is the most relaxed I have been on a vacation. The staff is wonderful. They wait on you hand and foot. If you are looking for more night life, then this is not the place to go. They always have someone performing music during dinner which you can get up and shake a leg. You will not want to come home!