Select hotels and resorts in Jamaica: these are some of the best boutique and characterful hotels on the island, good value options with some character:
Mockingbird Hill Hotel - This intimate hotel is set on a hillside close to the nearby beach, and overlooks the laid back town of Port Antonio. The spectacular journey via the Blue Mountains from Kingston takes two hours. It has just ten spacious rooms with hand crafted bamboo furniture, tropical plants and lovely artwork. This hotel has an excellent restaurant serving what it describes as ‘Nouvelle Caribbean’ cuisine. Snorkelling and other watersports can be arranged by the hotel. The hotel also offers excursions including rafting and mountain biking. This is one of the excellent smaller hotels in Jamaica, it has a very good beach and a good reputation to match.
Relax Resort - Relax Resort is on a hilltop overlooking the Caribbean sea just five minutes from Montego Bay airport. Its 40 rooms are of both villas and small apartments, each with balcony with an ocean view.
This hotel has a swimming pool, and offers guests a free shuttle service down to the beach. Guests can also use the nearby golf course and tennis courts and there is a travel agency desk in the lobby where car rental and tours into the rural Jamaica can be organised.
The Tryall Club Resort : 30km west of Montego Bay, this stylish resort is set within a former sugar plantation skirting a 2km stretch of excellent beach. The hotels main building is a grand, 18th century building that has been in the same family for over 100 years. Pastel-coloured villas accommodate one to seven bedrooms. The hotels small private pool is delightful. The hotels major draw for many guests is the championship golf course set within the former plantation grounds. Other facilities include a formal restaurant, beach café, several bars, and swimming-pool with swim-up bar. This is one of the most stylish, luxurious and upmarket luxury resorts in Jamaica.
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BigTravelWeb suggests these slightly alternative hotels in Jamaica. While many of the resorts can be large all inclusive options with little character, these are some of the more charming boutique style hotels and resorts on the island.