Tripadvisor.com has named the Top 25 Small Hotels in the Caribbean, basing its ranking on reviews by travelers who have used the accommodations. Five small hotels in Jamaica made the list.
At Number 9 is Port Antonio’s Geejam. The hotel is a mix of home-style comfort and authentic Jamaican experiences. Located on a bush property, the hotel has seven double rooms, three deluxe cabins, one suite and a three-bedroom self-contained villa. The venue also has a recording studio, spa, swimming pool, gym and bush bar. It has been called one of the “top ten most fascinating places to hang out” by the Jamaican press.
Ranked Number 18 is the SPA Retreat Boutique Hotel in Negril. This hotel is perfect for weddings, romantic vacations, and health and wellness retreats. It is an adults-only venue, and its location on the West End Cliffs in Negril only emphasizes its balance of the modern with the rustic. Accommodations include a full-service day spa offering Jamaican-style aesthetic treatments, a sea-water pool, wireless Internet, in-room safes, yoga, and specialty tours. Its two-acre oceanfront property offers excellent views of the Caribbean, white sand beaches, and picturesque gray cliffs.
Number 22 is Hermosa Cove, a villa hotel located in Ocho Rios. The venue offers a private beach, individual villas complete with full kitchens, several villas with private pools, and accommodations suitable for large families and other groups. There is a beach-side bar and activities that include personalized yoga, art classes, and on-site cooking classes. Also available to guests are nanny and concierge services, private transportation, and customized tours of the local area. The guest accommodations feature free WiFi, and the newest feature: three cascading pools.
In 23rd place is The Resort at Wilks Bay in Port Antonio. This is a luxury estate that is located on a beautiful and secluded bay in Port Antonio It ffeatures100 yards of private, white-sand beach, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom villas, and cottages and apartments that each have a cook/housekeeper to care for guests. The venue is perfect for couples, families, and other types of small groups looking to get away from it all.
Ranked Number 24 is The Caves in Negril. The main feature of this hotel is its spectacular location on the cliffs overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Each of the guest rooms and cottages is decorated in a colorful and rustic style at this all-inclusive, adults-only accommodation. The featured whirlpool and salt-water pool and hot tub overlook the ocean. Dining at the hotel is excellent with a focus on local ingredients; free cooking classes are available. The Blackwell Rum Bar is situated in a grotto, and the private dining cave is one of the venue’s unique offerings. Activities include snorkeling, kayaking, and cliff-humping. There is free WiFi throughout the property.