Hotels in Ocho Rios Jamaica
(B&Bs, guesthouses, villas, world-class hotels)
You’ll find a wide variety of unique B&Bs, villas and hotels in Ocho Rios Jamaica and elsewhere in Saint Ann Parish. If you're looking for all-inclusive resorts, you'll find ads in our right sidebar and elsewhere on the Web, but rarely will you find one in our listings. Instead, we focus on lodging options that will help you experience the REAL Jamaica.
In the first section, we list places to stay in Ocho Rios town for people who want to be centrally located. The second section lists lodging options in surrounding areas, such as Runaway Bay, Discovery Bay, Salem, etc. You will find everything from rustic to luxury and guesthouse to private villa; there's something for every budget! Click below to jump to a section.
Discovery Bay, Runaway Bay, Salem, Tower Isle
For more lodging options, be sure to check out our listings in the Parish of Saint Mary. Many of the accommodations listed there are only a few minutes by car from Ocho Rios.
B&Bs and Hotels In Ocho Rios Jamaica
Eden Sands Villa - 16 James Avenue, Ocho Rios
Are you dreaming of a vacation in your own private beachfront cottage in Ocho Rios? Eden Sands Villa might be just the ticket! This clean, modern, charming 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom cottage that sleeps 4 people is just steps from its own private white sand beach. Amenities include cable TV, A/C in the bedrooms, and a security/handyman and a housekeeper who live on the property. Miss "B" will keep everything tidy and prepare the meals you choose (food cost is extra). The location is right in town, so you'll be within walking distance or a quick taxi ride of anywhere you want to go. Or just kick back and relax. Compare prices, read what other travelers have to say, and contact the owner at TripAdvisor.
Hermosa Cove Villa Resort - Hermosa Street, Ocho Rios
Looking for unique luxury accommodations in the heart of Ocho Rios? This secluded waterfront hidden gem was formerly the Cottonwood Estate and was a hideaway of Marilyn Monroe. There are 9 individual handcrafted luxury bungalows set amidst 12 acres of tropical gardens, and each one is unique. (The one pictured here is the "Coconut Suite".) There are 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom and 3-bedroom options. Each is furnished with artwork, pillow-top beds, luxurious bathrooms and stocked kitchens. They are air-conditioned and feature free Wi-Fi, 32-inch LCD televisions with cable, private balconies or patios, and continental breakfast is included in the daily rate. Some villas also have private dip pools. Hermosa Cove has a wonderful beachfront restaurant (Christopher’s) as well as Isabella's Rum Bar, and guests can also enjoy room service during specified hours. In the words of one recent guest, "If you have a bucket list then Hermosa Cove needs to be on it... You will leave with a richer heart- spirit- and peace of mind!" Hard to get a better recommendation than that! Phone: 876.974.3699. Visit them on the web.
Hibiscus Lodge Hotel - 83 Main Street, Ocho Rios
One of the prettiest locations of hotels in Ocho Rios Jamaica, this Jamaican-style inn is situated in a great cliff-top spot with grand views. It has 27 clean, simply furnished, medium-sized ocean-view rooms with private verandahs, cable TV, A/C and ceiling fans. The hotel also has a sparkling pool and Jacuzzi. Breakfast is included in the rate. The hotel’s restaurant, the Almond Tree, is popular, as is the Swing Bar (where chairs swing from overhead ropes). Mahogany Beach is a short walk and has a nice reef for snorkeling. In the heart of Ocho Rios, this makes a great location for all your North Coast activities. Phone: 876.974.2676. Visit them on the web.
Jamaica Inn - Main Street, Ocho Rios
Since 1950, Jamaica Inn has been Jamaica's "grande dame" and one of the premier hotels in Ocho Rios Jamaica and all of the Caribbean. If you want free-flowing booze, water slides and loud crowds, this is not the place. If you're looking for elegant surroundings, a private beach and spectacular service, consider Jamaica Inn. You may pay upwards of US$250 per night, but you get what you pay for, as they say. There are only 52 suites and cottages here and each has a sea view. The decor is colonial-style white with blue accents. Spacious suites feature A/C, ceiling fans, hairdryers, mini fridges (stocked on request), robes, your choice of king or twin beds, and free Wi-Fi, and there are no TVs to disrupt your peace. Each suite also has a furnished private verandah overlooking the water. Guests can enjoy private pools, tennis courts, and a full-service health spa. Meal plans are available, including an All-Inclusive option, and the food is wonderful. Jamaica Inn consistently ranks #1 at TripAdvisor.com and was the Travelers' Choice® 2014 Winner in the category of Luxury-Top Hotels. It's also listed in the 2014 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List of the world's best places to stay and #3 on the list of Top 15 Hotels in the Caribbean. Be sure to search with services like Trivago.com (link @ top of page) because there are often special deals! Phone: 876-974-2514. Visit them on the web.
Mahoe Villa Guest House - 11 Shaw Park Rd., Ocho Rios
This large guest house in the center of Ocho Rios offers hard-to-find budget-friendly prices. There are 7 basic rooms with two single beds, fan, TV, and shared bath; 2 slightly larger rooms with private bath and private entrance; and a master suite with standing fan, TV, a whirlpool bath, and private balcony with a sea view. Guests share kitchen facilities. For more details, read this post at JamaicaMyWay.com. Phone: 876.974.6613.
Mystic Ridge Resort - 17 Da Costa Drive, Ocho Rios
This hotel is located on a hill overlooking Ocho Rios off the bypass above Ruins at the Falls. It's about 5 minutes walking distance from downtown Ocho Rios and a couple of miles from Mystic Mountain Rain Forest Adventure Park. They offer 44 rooms, suites, and 1- and 2-bedroom apartments with private balcony in 9 three-story buildings that surround a large pool and swim-up bar. Rooms feature flat-screen cable TV, free Wi-Fi, safety deposit box, fridge and coffee maker. The on-site restaurant serves breakfast (included in the room rate), lunch and dinner and offers room service. They also offer mobile spa services from Samambaia. Some people like Mystic Ridge, others not so much, so be sure to check recent reviews at TripAdvisor. Phone: 876.974.8051. Visit them on the web.
Neptune Villa - James Avenue, Ocho Rios
Have a little piece of paradise right on a private beach to call your own at Neptune Villa. The 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom home sleeps 6. It's colorfully decorated in a tropical style and features A/C, cable TV, internet service and a cook/housekeeper to take care of you during your stay. The beachfront location provides beautiful views, rest and relaxation. You'll be within walking distance of the restaurants and shops in Ocho Rios, and within a short drive of all of the main attractions in town. Contact the owner via AirBnB, but get your $25 AirBnB travel credit first!
Ocean Sands Hotel - 14 James Avenue, Ocho Rios
If you're looking for a budget-friendly spot in downtown Ocho Rios, consider Ocean Sands. The family-owned hotel is located on the beach on the east side of the Sunset Jamaica Grande property. The 3-story building is dated, but the no-frills rooms are spacious and clean, and visitors compliment the friendly owners and staff. There are 35 rooms, and about half of them have balconies with sea views. Amenities include 24/7 security, en-suite bathrooms, free Wi-Fi in the lobby, tiled floors, hot & cold water, safety deposit box in rooms(fee), and free parking. There's an outdoor swimming pool and an on-site restaurant. Rooms here range from US$40 to US$60 per night including tax. Yes, the beach is tiny & the rooms are basic, but the central Ochi location may make it attractive to travelers on a budget. You can walk (or taxi) to everything; cafes, bars, restaurants, shops & grocery stores are within half a mile of the property. Cash only. Phone: 876.974.2605. Find out more on TripAdvisor.
Pineapple Court Hotel & Suites - Main Street, Ocho Rios
This property was closed for a few years and the owners have been busy renovating. It's not fancy, but those I know who have stayed here recommend it for several reasons - location, comfort, cleanliness, reasonable prices, and an extremely helpful staff. All rooms have A/C, cable TV, en-suite baths with hot water, and in-room safes. The suites are brightly decorated and feature fully-equipped adjoining kitchens, flatscreen TVs, free Wi-Fi, blow dryer, iron/ironing board and in-room phone. The hotel also has a pool. Mahogany Beach is nearby (but private), but other nice beaches are a short walk or drive away, such as Reggae Beach. It's just off the main road and a short walk from the center of Ocho Rios, in a great location with many places to shop and dine within walking distance. Phone: 876.632.7484. See the suites on Facebook or visit them on the web.
Reggae Hostel - 19 Main Street, Ocho Rios
The location on Main Street (near Sandcastles) and one minute by foot from Ocho Rios Beach is ideal for independent travelers who want a budget-friendly, secure spot with a nice vibe for enjoying the culture in the center of Ochi. And the price can't be beat! They offer clean, basic, budget-priced dorm-style accommodations as well as 10 comfortable private rooms with en-suite bathrooms, A/C, ceiling fan, free Wi-Fi, free coffee and tea, free parking, and a roof-top bar/lounge with views. The owner, Scotty, the friendly staff, and happy guests have helped Reggae Hostel earn a 2013 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor.com. Phone: 876.974.2607. Visit them on the Web.
Rooms on the Beach - Main Street, Ocho Rios
Reviews of Rooms Ocho Rios vary widely from one traveler to the next, but it's always my home base when in Ochi... and we always enjoy it. It's not a "resort", but Rooms has a lot going for it. The location is ideal - on the beach and right in the middle of Ocho Rios, within walking distance of restaurants, shopping, nightlife, grocery stores, etc., but far enough off the main so you don't get street noise. The 99 rooms are dated and could use an upgrade, but are comfortable unless you're expecting luxury. To avoid noisy kids at the pool (which is open from 9AM-6PM), pay a little extra for a room on the 2nd or 3rd floor, preferably a "junior suite" at the front with a balcony & sea view (pictured here). Just keep in mind that there is no elevator. Our A/C has always worked well, there's a TV and coffeemaker in the rooms, and continental breakfast is included in the rate. Rooms on the Beach is one of the most conveniently situated hotels in Ocho Rios Jamaica for all the things you want to do in and around town. Phone: (877) 467.8737 or (876) 974.6632. Visit them on the web and read our review on TripAdvisor.
B&Bs and Hotels Near Ocho Rios Jamaica
Blue House Luxury B&B - White River Estates (Ocho Rios area)
Technically in Saint Mary Parish, this luxurious B&B is just about 3 miles out of Ocho Rios. The Blue House is owned and operated by hospitable hosts Elise Yap and her brother, Darryl (a talented chef). You can be close to the shopping and nightlife of Ocho Rios, yet enjoy the laid-back and quiet ambiance of a smaller boutique hotel. This pleasant property has 4 charming rooms, each one unique, plus the private “Cozy Cottage”. Rooms are beautifully furnished and decorated, clean, and have extra touches like fresh flowers. Great attention is paid to the maintenance of the lush landscaping. Relax at their inviting pool, visit nearby Reggae Beach or take advantage of their spa offerings and get a relaxing massage. You can select either the B&B package or the breakfast & dinner package. Friends highly suggest you consider the latter due to Darryl’s fabulous cooking expertise! The entire 4-bedroom villa is available for rental as well. In 2008, The Blue House won the International Hotel & Restaurant Association's 2nd Place award for Best New Hotel of the Year in the moderate hotel category, and they are always voted #1 among Ocho Rios' B&Bs at TripAdvisor.com. Phone: 876.994.1367. Visit them on the web.
Bromley Great House & Retreat Center - Walkerswood
History buffs can't help but enjoy this hidden jewel located high in the hills above Ocho Rios with its 360 degree views of St. Ann's majestic countryside! This historic 300 year old estate was built on the site of a 16th century Spanish fort and later became a large "cattle pen". It was acquired and expanded in the late 19th century by Sir John Pringle, a Scottish doctor, and became one of his many sugar estates. Bromley is the birthplace of Walkerswood Caribbean Foods and is now the only one of Pringle's properties left in family hands. Today, the stately great house welcomes guests in the main house with 3 bedrooms upstairs & a dormitory-style ground level, a private cottage and two rooms in an annex. Altogether, Bromley can accommodate 17 guests. The suites feature private verandahs, large bathrooms, antique mahogany 4-poster beds, and can be rented individually. There is a small freshwater pool, a big yoga deck, and Wi-Fi on the property. Bromley would be a great place to vacation for multi-generational families. Breakfast is included in the very reasonable rates, and other meals can be prepared to order at additional cost. Bromley is very popular for yoga retreats and a haven for artists and writers. Phone the owners, Jonathan or Alex Edwards at 876.857.2960. Visit them on the web or find them on Facebook.
Cardiff Hotel & Spa - 98 Ricketts Drive, Runaway Bay
If you're looking for peace and quiet in a stylish and intimate, but casual, boutique hotel (they have a piano bar!), Cardiff Hotel & Spa may be one of the nicest choices in hotels in Ocho Rios Jamaica and Saint Ann. A few miles west of Ocho Rios and nestled in the hills, with breathtaking views of the Caribbean, this hotel has 56 comfortable and beautifully furnished rooms with private baths, verandahs, A/C, satellite TV, fridge and Wi-Fi. There is a nice pool and bar, and excellent food is served at their gourmet restaurant, Isabella's. The 18-hole Runaway Bay Golf Course is nearby; as is Flavours beach (the hotel provides shuttle service). The hotel was built to be a training hotel for people seeking careers in the hospitality field and you'll enjoy the friendly, attentive service. About one hour from Donald Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay and 30 minutes from Dunn's River Falls, this is a good option for a very laid-back place with comfort and privacy. Phone: 876.973.6671. Visit them on the web.
Chrisann's Beach Resort – Tower Isle (Ocho Rios area)
This property is composed of two 2-story condominium apartment buildings that hug a private courtyard pool and overlook the Caribbean. The resort sits right on its own private beach. It attracts a nice combination of tourists and locals. Each of the 35 or so apartments is individually owned so they will not all be the same. They range from studios to 3-bedroom suites. All apartments have a private patio or balcony, many overlooking the pool. Each is nicely decorated and has a fully equipped kitchen and air conditioning. Daily housekeeping service is included. Cable television and DVD players are provided. Having stayed here, I can report that the staff is extremely friendly and we loved our comfortable condo! Although Chrisann's is on the beach, the wonderful Reggae Beach is only a 10-minute walk away. There's also a restaurant, jerk place, small market and bar across the road. Be sure to check it out. The resort is very close to Dunn's River Falls and about 3 miles from downtown Ocho Rios. Phone: 876.975.4467. Visit them on the web or contact the owner of Apartment #3, Villa Criss,, Apartment #9, or Apartment #10 directly via TripAdvisor.com.
Columbus Inn - Priory, Saint Ann's Bay
For clean and comfortable lodging in St. Ann's Bay, the Columbus Inn offers rooms with two or three beds that will accommodate up to 6 people. Each features a private bathroom, hot and cold water, A/C, ceiling fan, and cable TV. There are also 3-bedroom apartments available for stays of one month or longer. Rates are very reasonable and guests can have meals prepared for extra cost. There are also indoor and outdoor facilities for small weddings or special events. Ocho Rios, Dunns River Falls, and the other activities in the area are within a 15-minute drive to the east. Phone: 876.972.9322. Visit them on the web.
Fortlands Point Villa - Fortlands Road, Discovery Bay
OK, I'm dreaming now. I definitely can't afford to stay here until I win lotto but, if money were no object, I would want to enjoy my luxury Jamaican vacation in this spectacular villa! Fontlands Point Villa features 7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 3 private beaches and an indoor squash court. It sits on a grassy 2-acre property beside the sea. Enjoy every amenity, such as Wi-Fi, electronic security and safes, weight training room, an infinity pool, and magnificent 270-degree views. It also comes with a full compliment of staff, including a butler, gardener, security guard, laundress, cook and housekeeper. The villa is available to rent as a 3-bedroom, 5-bedroom or complete 7-bedroom villa and can accommodate a total of 14 guests. This "Millionaire's Row" villa is a beauty! Check it out on the web.
High Hope Estate - 16 Top Road, Saint Ann's Bay
This little-known gem is located near Ocho Rios and overlooks Saint Ann’s Bay and the sparkling Caribbean, at the halfway point on the North Coast. An intimate and romantic inn, High Hope has only 5 guest rooms, accommodating a maximum of 10 guests. Each guestroom is furnished with English and Jamaican antiques and is equipped with a stocked mini-fridge, cable TV, WiFi and CD player. All have verandahs offering spectacular views of either the sea or the mountains. Built in the 1960s by an eccentric American heiress in the style of a grand Italian villa, the current owners have upgraded but preserved the elegance, glamour and style of that period. This is a gorgeous property with lush gardens, nice pool, good food, and gracious hosts. They also serve a complimentary tea each afternoon in the Gazebo. Compare prices, read what other travelers have to say, contact the owner or book your stay at TripAdvisor.
Holiday Haven Condo Resort - Main Street, Runaway Bay
This modern condo complex, which is opposite the Jewel Runaway Bay Resort, offers 26 clean, no-frills standard rooms and 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom suites with kitchenettes. Amenities include flat-screen TVs, air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour front desk, free parking, gym, and a lovely outdoor swimming pool. All rooms enjoy pool views. Holiday Haven is 1 hour by car from Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, and 25 minutes from Ocho Rios and Dunns River Falls. A short walk takes you to Cardiff Hall Public Beach (a.k.a. Flavours Beach) and local restaurants. Phone: 876.973.4893. Visit them on the web.
HotBox Jamaica - 120 Clementine Drive, Priory, St. Ann
Offering private rooms, shared dorms, authentic I-tal/Rasta cuisine and ganja galore, HotBox is a "420 traveller's joint" that will immerse you in the "herbal" delights of Jamaica. The hostel-style accommodations include dorm-style rooms, and 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom suites, some with private baths and some with shared baths. All rooms include either a kitchen or kitchenette and are ocean-facing, some with balcony. They offer budget-friendly rates as well as Nine Mile and ganja farm tours. HotBox is located on a lush hill and is only minutes away from 3 turquoise blue beaches. Phone: 876.861.3581. Visit them on the Web.
Itopia Historical Country Home - Runaway Bay
Have a little piece of Jamaican history all to yourself at Itopia! Built in 1660 as the overseer's house at Cardiff Hall estate, this cut-stone colonial home in the hills above Runaway Bay is owned by the Henzells, the family whose late patriarch, Perry, directed the film "The Harder They Come" that introduced Jimmy Cliff to the world in 1972. The home is eclectically decorated in antiques and memorabilia, but also features cable TV and Wi-Fi. There are 3 bedrooms in the main house, two with en-suite bathrooms, and another bedroom and entertainment room around back. Your country home rental comes with a cook and housekeeper who will prepare your meals (food cost is extra). Itopia is about 15 minutes by car from Runaway Bay, 30 minutes west of Dunns River Falls, and close to beaches, golf courses and popular area activities. Families, artists and writers would love it here! Phone: 876.965.3000 or U.S. toll-free 800.688.7678. See Itopia on the web.
Lansdowne Villa - Upton Country Club, Ocho Rios
If you're travelling with a group, check out this gorgeous 3500-square-foot, 5-bedroom, 4-bathroom luxury villa that sleeps 10 people! It sits on a 1-acre piece of land in a quiet rural neighborhood in the lush hills above Ocho Rios and has magnificent mountain views. The rooms are stylishly furnished and feature Wi-Fi, cable TV, stereo and lots of other amenities. Everything is clean, tidy and spacious, especially the fabulous wraparound verandah. It's staffed with a housekeeper who will cook your meals and generally take care of you during your stay. You'll be about 15 minutes by car uphill from Ocho Rios and a 10 minute walk from Sandals Upton Golf & Country Club. You will be AMAZED at their very reasonable rates! Visit their website or find the best deal, compare prices, and read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor.
Morning Glory Villas - Mammee Bay, Ocho Rios
If you're looking for a safe, comfortable spot to park yourselves while on vacation in Ocho Rios, consider the recently renovated Morning Glory cottages. There are two 2-bedroom cottages, Over the Moon and Sanora. Each features en-suite shower/bath, large and comfortable rooms with living and dining areas, fully equipped kitchen, A/C, ceiling fans, cable TV, high speed Wi-Fi and a verandah where you can relax or dine. Rent one cottage or both of them to accommodate a total of 9 guests. The private Mammee Bay Beach is just a minute away, plus you'll have access to some club amenities, such as a gymnasium, volleyball and massage salon. The villas are fully staffed with a caretaker, housekeeper and gardeners, and meals can be prepared on request (extra cost). This is a lovely area adjacent to the Riu and would be a good base for exploring everything there is to do on the North Coast. Find the best deal, read what other travelers have to say, and contact the owner at TripAdvisor.
Piper’s Cove Resort – Salem
This family owned & operated inn on Jamaica's North Coast is located on Piper’s Cove next to Hedonism III (they offer discount passes), and has 14 one-bedroom apartments, 6 studios, a restaurant, swimming pool and private beach all in a garden setting. All rooms have A/C, ceiling fans, cable television, fully-equipped kitchenettes, and balconies. Some have an ocean view. The property is clean and well-maintained and the staff is friendly and welcoming. It is about one hour from Montego Bay and 30 minutes from Ocho Rios, so it’s centrally located for all your North Coast activities. Friends report that this inn is even nicer than described on its website! Phone: 876.973.7156. Visit them on the web.
Rockaway Inn - 144 Jamaica Beach, Cherryfield, Tower Isle (Ocho Rios area)
This recently opened guesthouse offers 7 modern bedrooms, all featuring en-suite bathrooms with full size showers, A/C, cable TV, free Wi-Fi and a shared kitchen. Rooms have garden views. Guests may choose to prepare their own meals or can have meals prepared on order. Rockaway Inn is located about 10 minutes by car from Ocho Rios and Boscobel on either side, far enough from the hustle and bustle of the towns but near enough to all the attractions that you’ll want to visit. It's also within 5 minutes of Reggae Beach. Phone: 876.573.7323. Find out more on the web.
Rose Satin Apartment – Greenwich Estate, Salem
If you need a secure, private location to serve as your base in Ochi, consider the colorful Rose Satin Apartment. In a gated community with 24/7 security, it's less than 10 minutes by car from downtown Ocho Rios, the beach, grocery stores, shops and restaurants, and it's 5 minutes from Dolphin Cove. The stylish, comfortably furnished 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment sleeps 5 and features A/C, cable TV, fully equipped kitchen and washer/dryer. The location is convenient for an Ocho Rios vacation getaway at about US$100 per night. Contact the owner via VacationHomeRentals.com.
Sea Haven Villa - Fortlands Road, Discovery Bay
For luxury oceanfront accommodations, you can't beat the villas on Fortlands Road in Discovery Bay, a.k.a. "Millionaire's Row". Pricey but very exclusive, this West Indian style villa offers 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and sleeps 8 people. It has all of the amenities you would expect, such as A/C, satellite TV and high-speed internet, along with a private swimming pool. It sits on the waterfront and features a 60' foot verandah from which you can enjoy the spectacular view every day. The villa is furnished with many historical antiques. Discovery Bay is less than one hour from Montego Bay's airport and about 40 minutes from Ocho Rios. It would be the perfect base for exploring everything Jamaica's North Coast has to offer. Contact the owner via VacationHomeRentals.com.
Silver Palms - Old Fort Bay
If you want to park yourself somewhere clean and comfortable in the Ocho Rios area, consider one of the townhouses or apartments at Silver Palms. There are about 8 townhouses in all with 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, 3-bedroom and studio apartments in buildings that wrap around a swimming pool area, each with tropical decor. All bedrooms have A/C, the kitchens are fully equipped, and each unit has cable TV, Wi-Fi, CD & DVD player, and includes a friendly housekeeper to clean, fix your meals and help you enjoy your stay. In addition to the nice pool and Jacuzzi, it borders a lovely private beach which is available to guests. This would be a great location for families travelling together! Phone: 876.754.1623 Visit them on the web.
Tamarind Tree Hotel – Runaway Bay
I have stayed at Tamarind Tree on two or three occasions and enjoyed it each time. This small, family-run hotel is located about 20 minutes from Ocho Rios on the North Coast of Jamaica. There are about 14 rooms, with cable TV, A/C, and verandahs, and all are in serious need of some sprucing up. However, Tamarind Tree has three wonderful villas that each sleeps up to 6 people in three bedrooms. These 2-story round buildings are clean and modern and perfect for families trying to do the North Coast on a budget (US$200 per night all year)! Each has two bathrooms plus a powder room, a nice living room and dining area, and a fully-equipped kitchenette. You can visit the local market and enjoy your own home-cooked meals, or go across the main road to Flavours on the beach for some delicious Jamaican food. Tamarind Tree is cozy and safe, central to all the things you want to do near Ocho Rios, and the staff is always warm, friendly and attentive. I recommend it as a good alternative to the expensive all-inclusives. Phone: 876.973.4819 or 876.973-4106. Visit them on the web.
The Palms – Richmond (Ocho Rios area)
This new, stylish and spacious 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom villa accommodates 6 people, and features A/C, LED television, Wi-Fi and cable. It's located in the gated community of Richmond, about 15 minutes west of Ocho Rios. Guests have access to a private beach club, golf course, club house, infinity pool, Kiddies Park and Sports and Fitness Complex on the premises. (Note: the location at TripAdvisor says Mandeville; it's actually in Richmond) Check prices, read what other travelers have to say, contact the owner and book your stay at TripAdvisor.
Villa Cocotero – Tower Hill, Tower Isle (Ocho Rios area)
This chic North Coast B&B is actually in the Parish of Saint Mary but is only about 10 minutes east of Ocho Rios in Tower Isle. Set in a lush tropical garden full of fruit and coconut trees, they offer 7 light and airy rooms furnished in neutral tones with locally handmade furniture. Amenities include A/C, TV, fridge and balconies overlooking the gardens or the lovely pool. Breakfast is included in the rate and they are just a short walk from the Tower Jerk Centre. There are several beautiful beaches nearby – Reggae Beach (1 minute drive), Mahogany Beach outside Ocho Rios (8 minutes) and James Bond Beach (10 minutes), to name a few. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the real Jamaica at this good-value B&B. Phone: 876.975.4128 or 876.975.4914. Visit them on the web.
Villa Sonate - 18 Mary Sunley Crescent, Cardiff Hall, Runaway Bay
Simple, comfortable and quiet, Villa Sonate is located in the hills of Runaway Bay, bordering the Runaway Bay Golf Course. The property has been renovated and offers 15 suites - 12 standard suites, 2 junior suites and 1 honeymoon suite. Amenities include A/C, satellite TV, fridge, ceiling fans, in-room safes, and private verandahs overlooking the lush gardens or the hillside. It has a pool, restaurant and outdoor bar, and shares a nearby private beach with other hotels. Rooms can be booked with or without meal service, and room service is available at no extra cost. Phone: 876.973.5944. Visit them on the web.
White River Bed & Breakfast – White River Estates (within 5 miles of Ocho Rios)
The White River and White River Bay mark the border between the parishes of Saint Mary and Saint Ann. Here you will find this 7-bedroom, 5-bathroom bed and breakfast in a safe, secluded area. within 15 minutes of Ocho Rios. Amenities include ceiling fan and/or standing fan, bathroom with shower, 2-person whirlpool tub, satellite flat screen color TV and free Wi-Fi. Guests can also enjoy a large freshwater pool and game room with billiards table. Complimentary breakfast is included in the rate. Phone: 773.669.7077. Visit them on the web.
B&Bs and Hotels In Claremont Jamaica
Treasure's Comfort Inn - Main Street, Claremont
If you're looking for something off the beaten path in the beautiful hills of Saint Ann, this rural guest house provides 12 comfortable no-frills rooms and nice views. Rooms have tiled floors, private bathrooms, fans and cable TV. You will be about 30 minutes by car from Bob Marley's Nine Mile, Ocho Rios and Dunns River Falls. Read more about Treasure's in a post by JamaicaMyWay from a few years ago. Phone: 876.972.3991. Visit them on the web.
In Moneague, St. Ann Parish
Lake House - Moneague
Get away from it all to the cool hills of beautiful Moneague and enjoy this beautiful 18th century Georgian home (c.1756). Moneague was once a stopover for the wealthy British as they traveled between Kingston and Ocho Rios. The Lake House offers 3 large bedrooms, each with en-suite bathrooms, that are attractively furnished with antiques. There's a big lawn, swimming pool and gazebo. Rooms can be rented individually or rent the entire home. 2-night minimum stay. Continental breakfast is included in the rate. Enjoy this peaceful mountain hideaway yet be able to get to all the action in Ocho Rios in about 30 minutes. Contact the owner via AirBnB but get your $25 AirBnB travel credit first!
Jamaica Inn in Ocho Rios is listed in the 2013 Condé Nast
Traveler Gold List of the world's best places to stay