B&Bs and Hotels in Portland Jamaica (Port Antonio, Drapers, Long Bay)

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Hotels in Portland Jamaica
(and B&Bs, guesthouses, villas and more)

If you're looking for hotels in Portland Jamaica or B&Bs and other unique places to stay, you'll find a wide variety of options listed here, from rustic bungalows to comfortable cottages to private villas and world-class luxury hotels. But, you're not going to find a monstrous all-inclusive resort anywhere.

We've grouped the B&Bs and hotels in Portland Jamaica by their location in the parish, moving from east to west, to give you a better sense of direction. Click below to jump to a section.

Manchioneal/Long Bay/Long Road
Boston Bay/Fairy Hill/Priestmans River
Port Antonio area (Anchovy, Drapers, San San)
West of Port Antonio (Buff Bay, Hope Bay, St. Margaret's Bay)

The eastern part of Portland, bordering St. Thomas Parish, will put you in close proximity to Reach Falls, while the western part, bordering St. Mary Parish, is closer to Somerset Falls and the Rio Grande (for river rafting). The Blue Lagoon, San San Beach, Frenchman's Cove and Port Antonio are in between. Of course, there are plenty of things to do in ALL parts of Portland.

Portland is a lush and green rural parish. If you're looking for lots of nightlife and organized touristy activities, you probably won't find much of that here. But, if it's natural beauty, peace and a slower, laid-back Jamaican vibe, Portland is the place for you. Remember where you are and just relax! There are B&Bs, guesthouses, villas and hotels in Portland Jamaica to suit every taste and budget.


Manchioneal/Long Bay/Long Road area


Bev's GetAway (a.k.a. Miss Bev's Bed & Breakfast) - Grange Hill, Long Road

miss-bevs-b-and-b-long-road-jamaicaIf you're looking to get away from the tourists and enjoy some local flavor, you probably won't beat the price at Miss Bev's (currently US$22/person/night) in the friendly community of Long Road. The simple, no-frills cottage can accommodate 7 guests with shared bath and kitchen. Breakfast is included in the rate. If you're up for a good hike, the home is near Reach Falls, which is also accessible by car in a few minutes. The public Innes' Bay Beach is also very close, offering nice swimming in a protected cove. (I love to swim here, but bring your water shoes as the shoreline is rocky.) Long Road is approximately halfway between Port Antonio (Portland) and Morant Bay (St. Thomas). (876) 434.3790 (Bev); Facebook. Contact the owner via AirBnB.com, but get your $25 AirBnB travel credit first!

Zion Country Eco-Beach Cabins – Muirton Pen District, Long Road

zion-country-jamaicaThe grounds here are lush, abundantly planted with wild flora, almond, coconut and various fruit trees. Well-suited for nature lovers, eco-tourists, backpackers and travelers on a budget, the 4 wooden beach cabins are rustic and clean, sturdily built and simply furnished. The property is owned and operated by Free-I, from Holland, who created this little eco-hideaway in 1999 and whose primary goal is the relaxation and enjoyment of his guests. Owen, the local chef, will cook your meals to order. Has a private beach where, from February thru October, you might get to swim with the West Indian manatees that frequent the Manchioneal harbor. Phone: 876.993.0435 or 876.451.1737. Visit them on the web.


Diamond in the Rough Guest House – Rural Hill

diamond-in-the-rough-guest-house-rural-hill-portland-jamaicaHeading west toward Port Antonio out of Long Road, you'll find Diamond in the Rough Guest House on the hill in the community of Rural Hill, between Manchioneal and Long Bay. The 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom guesthouse can accommodate 6 guests. Amenities include Cable TV, Wi-Fi, parking on the premises, and access to common areas, such as the verandah, roof top, kitchen and living room. It's clean, spacious, about 30 minutes by car from Port Antonio and close to other Portland attractions like Reach Falls, Blue Lagoon and Frenchman's Cove. Contact the owner via AirBnB.com, but get your $25 AirBnB travel credit first!

Hotel Jamaican Colors - Ross Craig District (Long Bay area)

hotel-jamaican-colorsWe invite you to read our personal review from several years ago of this charming little gem at TripAdvisor.com This is a perfect example of a great little Jamaican vacation spot, about a 25 minute drive east of Port Antonio, Jamaica, with accommodating owners, all the amenities (pool, bar/restaurant, hot water!), located in an area which is often missed by tourists but has so many things to do and can rightfully lay claim to Jamaica's most beautiful beaches! These are the cutest private bungalows overlooking the spectacular Caribbean. Do yourself a favor and go now! Phone: 876.893.5185 or 876.913.7716. Visit them on the web.

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Log Cabin Rental Home - Ross Craig District (Long Bay area)

log-cabin-home-long-bayEnjoy a log cabin perched on a 70 foot cliff overlooking the Caribbean, just two minutes by car east of Long Bay Beach. The 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom villa sleeps 8 people. It has two master suites with king size beds & Jacuzzi bath tubs and two smaller upstairs bedrooms with double beds, and a spacious dining and living room. Amenities include ceiling fans, satellite TV, stereo, internet access, washer/dryer, and private unheated pool. No need to cook; the chef provides delectable meals so you can relax. Minimum stay of one week or more for full villa rental. Bed and breakfast rental of 3 rooms or less for shorter rental periods can be arranged. Check prices, read what other travelers have to say, contact the owner, or book your stay at TripAdvisor.


Blue Heaven Beach Villas – Long Bay

blue-heaven-beach-villas-long-bay-jamaicaIf you want to wake up to beautiful sunrises in your own little cottage on the beach, consider Blue Heaven. The comfortable, private "villas" sit on a rock plateau right at the waterline and they have their own small beach. Wonderful Long Bay Beach is just a few minutes walk away. Lots of remodeling has happened here lately! Sun Rise Villa features private bath, 2 beds (1 double & 1 twin) and sleeps 3 people. Amenities include hot water, cable TV, Wi-Fi, kitchen and private outdoor space on the waterfront. The Sea Pearl Beach Suite has two very spacious bedrooms and sleeps 5. You can walk to nearby beach bars,restaurants & groceries. Phone: 876.715.4336 or 876.448.9605. Check prices, read what other travelers have to say, and contact the owners at TripAdvisor and here (for the Sea Pearl).


Coconut Isle Villa - Long Bay

coconut-isle-villa-long-bay-jamaicaRoll out of bed and go for a swim before breakfast! You can't get any closer to the sea than this. The oceanfront villa features 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a dining/living area and a full kitchen. There's also a large private verandah just above the water where you can chill out and get some sun. Long Bay is one of Jamaica's most spectacular beaches and is about 40 minutes from Port Antonio and all of Portland's attractions. Amenities include cable TV, DVD player, Wi-Fi, ceiling fans, stereo system, washing machine, beach chairs, board games, fishing equipment, and even a surfboard. Stay for awhile and call Coconut Isle home! It's within easy walking distance of grocery stores and restaurants along the beach. Get prices, find out what other travelers have to say, and contact the owners via TripAdvisor. [Please note that it's not listed there in the correct Parish]

I View Cottage - Rose Garden, Long Bay

i-view-cottageIf you want peace, quiet and spectacular sea views, I View cottage is the secluded place for you. There are two separate cottages, each with its own entrance. One has a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, washing machine, and sleeps three. The other has an ensuite bathroom, fridge, coffeemaker, basic cooking facility, and sleeps two. Both have verandahs for relaxing and enjoying the view. You'll be in residential Rose Hill which overlooks Long Bay, one of Jamaica's most beautiful beaches, and about 40 minutes from Port Antonio and all of Portland's attractions. Wi-Fi is available but sporadic in this area, as is hot water (a common problem throughout Jamaica!). Contact I View via AirBnB but get your $25 AirBnB travel credit first!

Long Bay Beach House - Long Bay

beach-house-rental-long-bay-jamaicaIt can't get much better than walking out of the house and into the sea in spectacular Long Bay! This might be the ideal spot for your relaxing vacation! It can be rented by the room (with breakfast included), but the entire 3-bedroom house with its own private sea-front patio is available for a VERY reasonable rate. Long Bay is one of Jamaica's most beautiful beaches and is about 40 minutes from Port Antonio and all of Portland's attractions. Contact the owners via AirBnB but get your $25 AirBnB travel credit first!


Pimento Lodge Hideaway Resort - Rose Garden, Long Bay

pimento-lodge-long-bay-portland-jamaicaThis relatively new (2010) accommodation on the hillside in Long Bay is about 30 minutes from Port Antonio. There are four 2-story buildings and each floor is a separate unit – 5 are standard and 3 are suites. The rooms are all spacious, airy and beautifully furnished with 4-poster beds, cane furniture and large, modern private bathrooms. Amenities include a coffee machine, mini fridge, mosquito nets, flatscreen TV, free Wi-Fi, A/C in the Superior rooms, and each has a verandah with a wonderful view of the Caribbean. Enjoy the large swimming pool and on-site restaurant. Stay with them on a room only, bed and breakfast, half board or all inclusive basis. Pimento Lodge is in a beautiful, secluded location yet close enough to everything you may want to see in Portland. And Jamaica’s most beautiful beach (Long Bay) is only a 10 minute walk. Phone: 876.882.5068 or 876.756.1737. Visit them on the web.

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Rose Garden Pool & Villa - Rose Garden District, Long Bay

rose-garden-pool-villa-long-bayOn the hillside overlooking beautiful Long Bay Beach, this inviting property consists of a main house and guest house with pool. It's within walking distance of the beach. Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen and internet service. It sleeps up to 8 people and you can rent both houses or the guest house only, with private pool (which sleeps up to 3 people). 4-night minimum. Check prices, read what other travelers have to say, contact the owner and book your stay at TripAdvisor.


Rose Hill Cottage - Rose Garden District, Long Bay

rose-hill-guest-house-long-bay-portland-jamaicaYou will think you're on top of the world in your own private cottage with spectacular sea views, all at about US$50 per night. Rose Hill Cottage sits on a ridge called Rose Hill amid tropical gardens overlooking Long Bay. The cozy 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom cottage sleeps 4 people, and features a small, fully equipped kitchen and a big verandah where you can enjoy the sunrise over the sea. There is a TV in one bedroom. Swim, snorkel or fish at Long Bay, Jamaica's most beautiful beach, hike in the mountains, or just relax in paradise. Rose Hill is a very friendly, welcoming community. The guest house is about a 30 minute drive from Port Antonio, and there are small restaurants and bars within walking distance. Phone: 876.354.7293. Check the rates, read what other travelers have to say, and contact the owner at TripAdvisor.

Villa BayView - Long Bay

villa-bayview-long-bayHere's a nice, newly renovated 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home that can accommodate a total of 8 guests. Rent the whole house or just a room. It's a few steps from beautiful Long Bay beach and the upstairs terrace overlooks the beach. Amenities include TV and a fully equipped kitchen. The owner of the house stays on the top floor & will provide any help you might need. She can also prepare you breakfast and dinner for a extra fee. Check the prices, read what other travelers have to say, and contact the owner at TripAdvisor.

Boston Bay/Fairy Hill/Priestmans River area


Bar Anna Guesthouse - Friendship Hill, Boston Bay

bar-anna-guesthouse-boston-bay-portland-jamaicaBar Anna Guesthouse would be ideal for large families or groups who want a secluded spot on the hill overlooking Boston Bay. There are 8 bedrooms, each with en-suite bathroom, and the guest house can accommodate a total of 16 guests. Amenities include kitchen access, Wi-Fi and a washing machine. You'll be a short 5 minute walk down the hill to the beach and all the great Jerk spots and bars in Boston Bay. There are convenient taxis to take you up the hill if the beach festivities leave you too lazy to walk up! Contact the owner via AirBnB.com but get your $25 AirBnB travel credit first!


Caribbean Dawn Guesthouse - Harmony Heights, Boston Bay

caribbean-dawn-boston-bay-portland-jamaicaYou'll be pleasantly surprised at the very reasonable nightly rates here! Caribbean Dawn sits on the hillside above Boston Bay and has a spectacular view. There are 4 inexpensive, spacious and comfortable rooms with en-suite bathrooms, suitable for 2 to 4 people each. Most have a balcony, fridge and ceiling fans. And check out the brand new swimming pool! Meals are available on request for an extra charge. It's 5 minutes by car or 15 minutes on foot to Boston Beach, and Caribbean Dawn has longboards for rent (as well as snorkel gear) so you can enjoy some surfing while you relax. Phone: 917.574.8740 (US) or 876.887.9471 (JA). Visit them on the web or visit HomeAway.com to read their wonderful reviews.

Castle Guest House - Castle District, Priestmans River

castle-guest-house-priestmans-river-portland-jamaicaIn the quiet community of Castle, across from the police station, you'll find Castle Guest House which offers two 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom units. Amenities include ceiling fans, cable TV, Wi-Fi, hot water, and a kitchen or kitchenette. Priestmans River is about 25 minutes by car from Port Antonio, about 5 minutes from Long Bay beach and the Boston Jerk Centre, and about 15 minutes from the Blue Lagoon, San San Beach & Frenchman's Cove. Contact the owner via AirBnB.com but get your $25 AirBnB travel credit first!


Fairy Hill Palms - Fairy Hill

fairy-hill-palms-portland-jamaicaThis lovely, clean and comfortable rental home is within a 5-minute walk of Winnifred Beach and a 5-minute drive from the Boston Jerk Centre. The 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home has a fully equipped kitchen, laundry room, living and dining rooms and two balconies. It can accommodate 6 people. There are small restaurants and shops in the area and a small on-site grocery shop. The rates here are fabulous for such a charming, comfortable accommodation in a convenient location. Check rates, read what other travelers have to say, contact the owners and book your stay at TripAdvisor.


Great Huts - directly behind the Boston Jerk Centre, Boston Beach

great-huts-jamaicaThis is one of the more unique hotels in Portland Jamaica. The beachfront eco-tourism destination near Port Antonio was voted the best environment of any small Jamaican resort by the London Observer in 2003. Consisting of African-style huts and tree houses, the jungle landscape is perched upon cliffs on the lush north-east point of the island, overlooking Boston Bay and the Caribbean. Very much in the elements, the huts are open to the air, equipped with comfortable beds, fans and mosquito nets, and are available at very reasonable rates. The unique huts are well-spaced out amid the lush, well-groomed grounds to make you feel like you’re in your own private paradise. Has a small, somewhat rocky but warm and inviting stretch of beach with hammocks for relaxation. Very friendly and professional staff. Phone: 876.353.3388 or 876.993.8888. Visit them on the web.

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Joe's Retreat Cottage – Boston Beach

This clean, fenced and gated cottage is just a few minutes' walk from Boston Beach and the Boston Jerk Centre. It offers 1 bedroom (with double bed), 1 private bathroom, and a kitchen with all necessary appliances to cook your own food. Very inexpensive. Phone: 876.993.8020. [Facebook]


Micshur Guest House – All Spice Grove, Fairy Hill

micshur2In a lovely, peaceful spot for relaxation, Mischur Guest House is an intimate 6-bedroom guest house located in All Spice Grove which is a two-minute walk from the Boston Jerk Centre. They are just 8 miles from Port Antonio and within 10 minutes of two of Portland’s nicest beaches – Winnifred and Frenchman’s Cove. The comfortable rooms all have private bathrooms (with hot water) along with A/C and cable TV. Guests can also use the kitchen facilities and grocery shopping is available nearby. Micshur has a lovely, refreshing pool area to relax after your busy day exploring beautiful Portland! They also provide free wireless internet service. Smoking is not permitted in the rooms. Phone: 876.827.9767. Visit them on the web.


Mikuzi Port Antonio – Fairy Hill

mikuzi-port-antonioThe garden rooms and three cottages are very colorful and cozy, if pretty basic. But you really can’t beat the price & location of these budget accommodations – US$25 for a garden room, US$35 for a studio cottage, and from US$50 for a 1-bedroom cottage. The cottages have interior bathrooms, well-equipped kitchenettes, and cable TV. Mikuzi is situated in a lush area just at the top of the road leading down to beautiful Winnifred Beach (where Club Paradise with Robin Williams and Jimmy Cliff was filmed), so a 5 minute walk gets you to this lovely beach, one of the few the locals are still able to enjoy for free. It’s also within walking distance from Boston Jerk Centre. Phone: 876.978.4859 or 876.813.0098. Visit them on the web.


Polish Princess Guest House - Fairy Hill

polish-princess-guest-houseIn a great location just walking distance from beautiful Winnifred Beach, the Polish Princess offers 9 nicely furnished bedrooms equipped with ceiling fan, private bathroom and closet space (scarce in Jamaica!). Breakfast is included in the very reasonable rates. There is satellite TV and high-speed internet service is available for an extra charge. Discounts are offered for longer stays. Phone: 876.289.7005. Visit them on the web.

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Villa Georgina - Fairy Hill

villa-georgina-fairy-hill-portland-jamaicaVilla Georgina, nestled in the community of Fairy Hill, near Port Antonio, would be ideal for a large family or group of up to 8 people. The stylishly furnished upper level offers two master bedrooms with A/C, three baths, one full jacuzzi bath, and the main living/dining areas. The lower level studio has one double bed and one twin bed and includes a ¾ bath and kitchenette. Amenities include cable TV, Wi-Fi, washer/dryer and ocean views. The house is staffed and meals can be prepared upon request. A 10-minute walk takes you to Winifred beach, and all of the other activities in and around Port Antonio are within a short drive. Check prices, read what other travelers have to say, contact the owners, and book your stay at TripAdvisor.


Yellow Bird Guesthouse - All Spice Grove, Boston

yellow-bird-guesthouse-boston-portland-jamaicaThis bright and cheerful guest house is located just 8 miles east of Port Antonio in the community of Boston, home of the famed Boston Jerk Centre. There are 6 attractively furnished rooms featuring king size, double or twin beds, en-suite bathrooms, hot & cold water, A/C, ceiling fans, free Wi-Fi, cable TV and a swimming pool. All rooms have pool and garden views. There is also a fully equipped kitchen for guests to share. You are within 10 minutes of two of Portland's best beaches - Winnifred Beach and Frenchman's Cove, and within walking distance of a variety of restaurants. This would also be a lovely location for a wedding or special event. Phone: 876.562.4860. Visit them on the web.


B&Bs and Hotels in the Port Antonio area


Bay View Eco-Resort & Spa - Anchovy (just east of Port Antonio)

bay-view-villas-port-antonioIn the Anchovy hills overlooking Turtle Crawle Harbour, you will find Bay View Eco-Resort nestled in the Blue Mountain foothills. There are three main “villas”, offering single, double and triple occupancy. Bay View’s 30 rooms are spacious, comfortably furnished and include private bathrooms, ceiling fans, A/C, cable TV, and are well-suited for the budget-minded traveler. The older villa (Main House) offers a sitting/recreation area and also contains the office/lobby. There is a swimming pool and the area's lovely beaches are minutes away. The on-site restaurant and bar offer Jamaican country cuisine. Phone: 876.993.3118 or 876.531.8857.

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Bolt Hole Cottage – Folly, Port Antonio

bolt-hole-cottage-port-antonio-jamaicaThis cozy hidden gem would be perfect for a couple who want to be near everything in & around Port Antonio but want some peace, privacy and a small private beach. The charming cottage is located on the edge of Port Antonio near Folly. If you're familiar with the area, it's just down the road (walking distance) from Ramtulla's Supercentre, a large, well-stocked supermarket. The cottage has 1 bedroom and 1 bath with two twin beds that can be converted into a king-sized bed. It will accommodate 2 guests. There's a fully equipped kitchen and ceiling fans to keep you cool. The housekeeper/cook will prepare delicious meals for you while you relax on the verandah. Check the prices, read what other travelers have to say, contact the owner, and book your stay at TripAdvisor.


Bonne Amie Villa – Blue Lagoon/ San San (just east of Port Antonio)

bonne-amie-villa-blue-lagoon-portland-jamaicaThe beautiful Bonne Amie villa is one of the exclusive luxury villas clustered around the spectacular Blue Lagoon. Although pricey, the villa is fully staffed, so you won't have to lift a finger. It features 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and can accommodate 8 guests (3 king-sized beds and 2 twins). It would be perfect for 3 or 4 couples sharing or for a large family. Amenities include A/C, ceiling fans, satellite TV and Wi-Fi. On-site you can swim, snorkel, canoe, kayak and fish. Or walk a few yards and enjoy the world-famous Blue Lagoon. You may never want to leave! The villa is furnished in a light and airy tropical style with plantation style furniture. The drive to Port Antonio takes about 15 minutes. Three night minimum stay. Contact the owner via VacationHomeRentals.com.

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Demontevin Lodge – 21 Fort George St., Port Antonio

demontevin-lodgeIf you’re looking to be 5 minutes from the center of Port Antonio and absorb a dose of the town’s old-world colonial charm, this budget guesthouse may be the place. Built in 1881, DeMontevin Lodge has recently been refurbished and is now a Jamaica National Heritage site. One of the oldest hotels in Portland Jamaica, it has a charming Victorian style with lots of gingerbread and an attractive brick exterior. Built by Hon. David Gideon, then Custos of Portland who helped to establish the United Fruit Company in Jamaica, the hotel sits on Titchfield Hill, once a neighborhood for the wealthy. Among other notable visitors to the hotel, Queen Elizabeth I stayed here in 1923 and her daughter in 1953 and 1966. DeMontevin offers 13 simple, clean and comfortable rooms with private or shared bathrooms, some with views of Folly Point. Internet access is available in the lobby. The restaurant and bar were closed for some time but have now reopened, hopefully to continue the DeMontevin’s long-time culinary reputation! Continental or Jamaican style breakfast is served between 8:00am and 10:30am and dinner is served between 7:00pm and 10:00pm. Their "Tiki Sports Bar & Lounge" hosts a karaoke night (Wednesdays) and live music (Fridays). Phone: 876.993.2604 or email demontevin@cwjamaica.com. Visit them on the web.


Dragon Bay Yoga Guest House - Dragon Bay (just east of Port Antonio)

dragon-bay-yoga-guest-houseThis colorful guest house is close to downtown Port Antonio and very close to Winnifred Beach, the Blue Lagoon, San San Beach and Frenchman's Cove. It's on the sea-side and offers ocean views and cool breezes; inexpensive private rooms or whole apartment accommodations. This is an eco-friendly guest house, is designed for zen comfort & offers yoga classes. Rooms are spacious, comfortable, clean, private and quiet. Phone: 876.571.4344. Visit them on Facebook.

Drapers San Guest House - Drapers (just east of Port Antonio)

drapers-san-guest-house-drapers-portland-jamaicaDrapers San is a charming budget-friendly hidden gem at the easternmost end of the Drapers district, which is about 10 minutes to the east of Port Antonio. The B & B has a total of 7 clean and colorful, Jamaican-style rooms and can accommodate up to 13 people. A few rooms have shared baths, while the other rooms and the Rasta Cottage have private bathrooms. Rates include a hearty breakfast. There is also a shared kitchen, but you can request meals to be prepared for you at extra cost. Drapers San's friendly Italian owner, Carla Gullotta, is an avid reggae fan and can help arrange trips to cultural heritage sights and events as well as excursions in the area. Phone: 876.993.7118. Visit them on the web.


El Cielo, The Spa Palace - San San (just east of Port Antonio)

el-cielo-port-antonioOn the hillside in San San, El Cielo's villas have a wonderful view of the Blue Lagoon, the Caribbean, and are a few minutes’ walk from Frenchman’s Cove. There are two villas here: villa #1 has 5 bedrooms and is rented as a complete villa; villa #2 has 4 bedrooms and is rented as a complete villa or as individual rooms. Amenities include private bathrooms, ceiling fans, A/C, mini fridge, CD/DVD player, wireless internet access and satellite TV. There is also a swimming pool. Packages are available for The Spa Palace’s variety of services including the new fitness center, sauna, steam showers, hot tubs, along with massage, facials, etc. Or play darts or ping pong (table tennis) instead! El Cielo has a restaurant which boasts great Jamaican and international food. Guests are not allowed to cook meals but a chef will be provided at additional cost. Phone: 876.993.7224, 876.383.9761 or 973.296.7752. Visit them on the web.


Fan Villa – Williamsfield, Drapers (just east of Port Antonio)

fan-villa-drapers-portlandThis popular property is on the hill above Drapers and commands spectacular views of the Blue Mountains as well as Turtle Crawle Harbour and Trident Castle. A bit like your own personal hideaway in the trees, you can't help but relax here. There are actually two separate apartments in this villa. Each has 2-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, sleep 5 people, and are available for weekly rental. There's cable TV, Wi-Fi and a fully equipped kitchen, although you may want to take advantage of having at least some of your meals prepared by the resident Jamaican cook. The Fan is very close to San San Beach, Frenchman’s Cove Beach, the Blue Lagoon and the many activities in this beautiful parish. Check prices, read what other travelers have to say, contact the owners, and book your stay at TripAdvisor


Frenchman's Cove - San San (just east of Port Antonio)

frenchmans-cove-san-san-portland-jamaicaOK - where do I begin with Frenchman's Cove? This huge 42-acre lush property sits on the cliffs just above the sea. In its heyday in the 1960s, it was one of the prime hotels in Portland Jamaica for the rich & famous like The Beatles, Marlon Brando, Queen Elizabeth and many more. Sadly, it's in need of some tender loving care. Loyal guests love the retro charm of the place, while others complain that it's too rustic. There's a Great House that offers 10 spacious rooms with private baths and balconies that overlook the gardens. These rooms need some attention. There are also a variety of individual copper-roofed stone and glass cottages ("villas") of different sizes to accommodate up to six people. Some have been upgraded so, if rustic is not your cup of tea, ask for one. They're very private; no cottage is in sight of another. A/C and Wi-Fi are usually available, and the rates include complimentary continental breakfast with other meals on request for additional cost. Inside the rooms, you'll find cut stone walls and comfortable furnishings. The hotel's biggest plus is that it surrounds Frenchman's Cove Beach, one of the most beautiful in Jamaica. The other plus is the friendly, attentive staff. Let's hope they get their act together soon and restore this beauty to its former glory. Don't expect luxury, but you will enjoy the spectacular scenery. Phone: 876.993.7270 or 876.564.9779. Visit them on the web.

Geejam - Drapers and San San area (just east of Port Antonio)

geejam-port-antonioRanked #1 of all hotels in Portland Jamaica by travelers at TripAdvisor.com, Geejam, 10 minutes east of Port Antonio, in San San, is Island Outpost’s latest contribution to the island’s small, intimate and very hip luxury accommodations. They describe themselves as “an ‘über luxury’ insider escape”. Overlooking Mack Bay and the beautiful Caribbean, you will find posh lodging here in the lush rain forest. There are 3 cabins, one suite and a 3-bedroom villa (Sanwood).The cabins and suite have musical names (Ska, Rocksteady, etc.) because Geejam was first, and still is, a state-of-the-art recording studio for well-known worldwide recording artists. (You can also arrange for your own personal recording session, if desired.) Prices are definitely upscale but you get what you pay for. Enjoy the 500-count sheets, hardwood floors, custom-made blackout blinds, mini-bar, flat-screen TVs, Apple TV, wireless internet router, and iPod station in your room, along with the cellphone they give you to use throughout your stay. There are also a spa, gym, hot tub, and a newly opened small & secluded private beach. Or walk 10 minutes to spectacular Frenchman’s Cove. Visitors say the food at the Bushbar is “amazing”, the staff “exceptional” and Geejam is “worth the cost”. Phone: 876.993.7000 or 888.4GEEJAM (US & Canada). Visit them on the web.

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Goblin Hill Villas – San San Bay (just east of Port Antonio)

goblin-hill-port-antonioThis is an older villa complex situated on 12 beautifully-maintained tropical acres atop a hill overlooking San San Beach. Each of the 20 two-story villas has one or two air-conditioned bedrooms, fully-equipped kitchens, and terraces or balconies overlooking the bay. You will have your own housekeeper to clean, shop and cook for you, catering to your personal requests. Check out the Tree bar, built around a huge wicker tree. The complex is very close to San San Beach, Frenchman’s Cove Beach and the Blue Lagoon. Enjoy tennis on their two courts or snorkel at nearby Princess Nina’s Island. Phone: 876.925.8108 or 876.993.7443 or 876.993.7537. Visit them on the web.

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Hotel Mockingbird Hill - Drapers and San San area (just east of Port Antonio)

mockingbird-hill-port-antonioThis environmentally-friendly ten-room inn is nestled on 7 acres high above Port Antonio, so it offers beautiful ocean and mountain views. The innkeepers, Barbara Walker and Shireen Aga, have accomplished becoming one of the first four hotels worldwide to be certified by Green Globe as an environmentally and socially friendly property. The hotel has also been recognized twice by the CHA (Caribbean Hotel Association) as the most environmentally friendly small hotel in the Caribbean. Intimate, romantic and peaceful with wonderful gardens and environmental art, the inn is perfect for nature lovers. The rooms are spacious, airy and nicely decorated, with nice touches like fresh flowers and CD players. It’s also easy to get to the local beaches (it’s quite close to Winnifred Beach). Phone: 876.993.7134 or 876.993.7267. Visit them on the web.


Hotel Tim Bamboo - 5 Eveleigh Park Road, Port Antonio

tim-bamboo-hotelLocated on a side street in Port Antonio just a short walk from the center of town, Tim Bamboo is most known for its friendly, attentive and pleasant staff who will accommodate your requests if possible. While it may look a little bit on the rustic side, the rooms are modern & clean, with ceiling fans and hot water. There are standard and premier rooms, as well as a studio suite that also has a big-screen TV and A/C. There are also 2- and 3-bedroom villas with A/C, spacious living room, dining area, fully equipped kitchen & private balcony. Bar & restaurant on site. Room rates include breakfast. Some prefer the rooms on the second floor, although there are no views to speak of. Tim Bamboo also offers a sun-tanning deck and wireless internet. Phone: 876.993.2049. Visit them on the web.

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Ivanhoe's Guest House – 9 Queen St., Titchfield Hill, Port Antonio

ivanhoes-guest-house-port-antonio-jamaicaThis budget-friendly option is historic Titchfield Hill’s oldest family run guest house, a charming classic Jamaican wooden house in a quieter area of Port Antonio with great views. There are 10 very clean and comfy rooms here with either queen or single beds, private bathrooms and cable TV. Book one of the top floor rooms for the best view over the town and harbour. Wi-Fi is available only in public areas. Breakfast is not included but is inexpensive, and dinners can be prepared upon request. Owner, Lorna Burke, and her staff always receive compliments from guests for their friendly, attentive service. At Ivanhoe's, you will be within a 5 or 10 minute walk from town where you'll find ATMs, markets, shops and restaurants. Phone: 876.993.3043.

Jah Haven Bed & Breakfast – Snow Hill (4 miles west of Port Antonio)

jah-haven-snow-hill-portland-jamaicaIf you are hiking or backpacking, Jah Haven is the perfect place to pitch your tent. There's no luxury offered here, but they have one clean, comfortable double guest room for US$25/night, a 7-person dorm room for US$12 per person, and a camping area with tents available and plenty of space. Breakfast can be ordered. While there, take advantage of the many area tours they offer. Phone: 876.433.4224. [Facebook]


Jamaica Heights Resort – Spring Bank Rd., southwest of Boundbrook

jamaica-heights-port-antonioThis funky, mellow Port Antonio mountain-top guest house, popular with European travelers, is an affordable yet sophisticated retreat. The eight rooms are scattered amid six acres high in the hills at the top of a bumpy, potholed and very steep road. Spotlessly clean with comfortable rooms, the buildings are white-washed with blue shutters. The owners do little advertising, getting most of their business from returning guests and word-of-mouth. With stunning views of Port Antonio’s twin harbors, the property is lush with tropical vegetation, its own private stream and waterfall, and even a small pool. This would be a great choice if you wanted to rent the whole compound for a fabulous family reunion or party! Phone: 876.993.3305. Visit them on the web.


Jamaica Palace Hotel - Williamsfield (near Drapers; 5 miles east of Port Antonio)

jamaica-palace-hotel-port-antonio-portland-jamaicaNot everyone is fond of "rustic" accommodations. If you want a more traditional HOTEL experience in Portland, you will probably enjoy the Jamaica Palace. Every time I drive past this faux-Greek revival beauty, I admire how well-maintained the exterior is. It truly is a lovely combination of European elegance and Caribbean charm! (Read more in our recent post.) The buildings are nestled on 5 tropically landscaped acres with flowers and birds. There are 80 spacious, custom-decorated rooms that have high ceilings and are airy and bright (25 rooms and 55 suites). Rooms have A/C, free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, a safe and private bathroom. Many also have private verandahs where you can relax and enjoy the view. There are several dining options as well as limited room service. The 114-foot pool was built in the shape of Jamaica. There is a black & white checkerboard theme that's carried out in floors and tiles inside and out. It's also famous for its amazing collection of art works that are displayed everywhere. Some guests dislike the artwork, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder, as they say. Service here is gracious and friendly. Available on request are massages, facials, manicures, pedicures, and hair braiding. The Palace is within a short taxi ride of the most beautiful private coves/beaches in the Port Antonio area - Frenchman's Cove and San San Beach and Blue Lagoon. Of the many hotels in Portland Jamaica, Jamaica Palace would be an ideal spot for a special getaway weekend or romantic honeymoon. Phone: 876.993.7720. Get a good look at the entire property in this real estate video. visit them on the web.

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Kanopi House - at the Blue Lagoon, San San (just east of Port Antonio)

kanopi-house-port-antonioWake up in the jungle every morning in your own private luxury treehouse! Opened to guests in 2009, Kanopi House offers 3 one-bedroom and 2 two-bedroom treehouses on their 6-acre property. I would best describe this as a very chic bed-and-breakfast. Nestled amid the 100-foot vine-wrapped trees surrounding the spectacular Blue Lagoon, these luxurious peak-roof bungalows are stunning but rustic at the same time. Kanopi House has “green certification”; no trees were cut down when it was built – buildings were designed to fit around the trees and occasionally one goes right through the roof. Furnishings were built by local craftsmen and local artists’ work is displayed throughout. There is no TV, but each room includes an iPod dock with Bose speakers and a library of DVDs is available. Each treehouse has a galley kitchen stocked with the essentials, ceiling fans and A/C. If you choose a meal plan, enjoy the company of other guests in the common “Living Room” with its wonderful views. Or rent the entire property if you wish. You may want to have a car at your disposal; you can swim in the lagoon but need a kayak to reach the beach (or a car). There are quite a few steps involved to navigate this hillside property, so it’s not well-suited for tiny children. Guests commend the staff for their warmth and friendliness. Kanopi House was voted the Best Hotel in Jamaica by visitors to the island in Jamaicans.com’s 2009 annual survey. Phone: 876.632.3213. Visit them on the web.


La Collina Villa - San San (just east of Port Antonio)

la-collina-villa-san-san-portlandI personally love Jamaican villas, like La Collina, that feature cut stone walls. To me, they are part of the charm of rural Jamaica. La Collina sits on the hill above San San on a lush 2-acre property with commanding views. It features 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, and sleeps 6 people. Amenities include cable TV, Wi-Fi, a fully equipped kitchen, a beautiful private pool and parking. In San San, you will be minutes from Frenchman's Cove, Jamaica's most beautiful beach, the Blue Lagoon, Reach Falls and all of the activities in and around charming Port Antonio. Find out more at VacationRentalHomes.com.


La Solana Villas - San San (just east of Port Antonio)

la-solana-villas-san-san-portland-jamaicaIf you are familiar with the area, the three self-contained cottages that are available here are on the lushly landscaped hill once occupied by the old Fern Hill resort. They are in a safe location with comfortable, old world charm and spectacular views. Amenities include A/C, Wi-Fi, hot water and a swimming pool. Meals can also be prepared for you at additional cost. This property is very close to Frenchman's Cove, the Blue Lagoon, and the many other activities available in Portland Parish. Check the rates, read what other travelers have to say, and contact the owner via TripAdvisor


Mango Ridge Cottages - Port Antonio

mango-ridge-port-antonio-jamaicaLocated in the hills about a a 10 minute walk from the center of Port Antonio, you'll find the popular Mango Ridge Cottages. There are three secluded cottages nestled in the rainforested foothills on densely fruited property. They are situated at three levels, at 100, 200 or 300 steps up a steep hill from the road, so you'll have to be in good shape to climb them everyday (but will get great exercise)! The views are breathtaking and visitors enjoy Mango Ridge for its friendly, welcoming hosts. The rates are VERY budget-friendly. Check prices, read what other travelers have to say, contact the owners and book your stay at TripAdvisor.


Match Resort Hotel - Dolphin Cove (just east of Port Antonio)

match-resort-hotel-port-antonio-jamaicaOpen since 2012, this is a nice hidden gem, about a 15 minute drive east of Port Antonio, with friendly, accommodating owners and staff, and all the amenities (pool, good food, bar, hot water). I would describe it more as a large "Guest House" than a resort hotel. There are 17 clean, comfortably furnished rooms, one master suite and two villas. All rooms have en suite bathrooms and a balcony with chairs to enjoy the pool or sea view. They are equipped with A/C, mini-fridge and flatscreen TVs. There's also a nice, clean freshwater pool. Match Resort is highly recommended by guests for "service with a smile" and for the great food. The Jamaican-themed Scotch Bonnet Restaurant has both indoor and patio dining options. Try the fresh callaloo and salt fish for breakfast or the delicious lobster. The Dolphin Cove area is safe, very pleasant and you'll be close to all of Portland's top beaches and activities. Phone: 876.279.8536. Visit them on the web.


Moon San Villa - Blue Lagoon (just east of Port Antonio)

moon-san-villa-blue-lagoon-jamaicaYou would be hard-pressed to beat this charming older villa's location just 300 feet from the beautiful Blue Lagoon. Moon San Villa can be rented per bedroom or take all 5 bedrooms to accommodate your group of up to 12 people. The rates are VERY reasonable in comparison to some of the other spectacular but pricey villas in the area. Amenities include ceiling fans or A/C, free Wi-Fi, cable TV and coffeemaker. The staff will also prepare lunch and dinner for you, if desired, if you buy the groceries. The rates at Moon San Villa include complimentary breakfast and your own personal boat with captain for snorkeling and sightseeing to San San Beach, Monkey Island and Blue Lagoon. Check the rates, read what other travelers have to say, and contact the owners at TripAdvisor.

Norse Hill Estate – San San (just east of Port Antonio)

norse-hill-estate-san-san-portland-jamaicaThis beautiful 4,000 square foot stone, wood and glass villa is one of the largest in the area and sits on 8 beautiful acres above Frenchman's Cove. It would be ideal for large families or groups because the 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms can accommodate up to 10 guests. Three bedrooms are on the second floor, a fourth is on the first floor. The second floor bedrooms have their own bathrooms and balconies; the first floor bedroom has a private patio as well as a sleeping loft that makes it a favorite for a couple with small children, or for those who find stairs a challenge. Amenities include A/C, ceiling fans, TV with DVD player, Wi-Fi, swimming pool and access to a private beach. The villa is staffed with a butler, housekeeper, chef and gardeners, and meals are prepared for additional cost. Rate includes admission to exclusive San San Beach and discount admission to Frenchman’s Cove. Norse Hill seems quite reasonably priced for a villa of this size and quality. Three night minimum. Check prices, read what other travelers have to say, and contact the owners at TripAdvisor.


Ocean Crest Guest House (B&B) – Titchfield Hill, Port Antonio

ocean-crest-guest-houseOn the peninsula of Titchfield Hill, which separates the East and West harbors of Port Antonio, and overlooking Navy Island, this 3-story family-owned Bed & Breakfast has 9 guest rooms, some with balconies. Owned and operated by Ms. Lydia, the property is in a quiet residential area and a 5-minute walk to the center of town, to the beach or to the lovely, modern marina. Each clean, basic room has a private bathroom, cable TV, hot water, and fans (no A/C, which is common in this area). There is also a spacious kitchen available for the use of guests. The newer top floor rooms apparently have the best views. Phone: 876.993.4024. Visit them on the web.

Pineapple Hill – in Port Antonio

pineapple-hill-port-antonio-jamaicaLocated on a hillside in Port Antonio, Pineapple Hill offers 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and can accommodate 4 guests. Amenities include ceiling fans, Wi-Fi, local TV, hot and cold water, fully equipped kitchen, and lovely mountain and sea views. Living up to its name, you can enjoy pineapples and other tropical plants and fruit trees on the property. A stay at the budget-friendly Pineapple Hill puts you within walking distance of the many restaurants, bars, shops and grocery stores Port Antonio has to offer. Check prices, read what other travelers have to say, contact the owners, and book your stay at TripAdvisor.


Resort at Wilks Bay – San San (between San San Beach and Frenchman's Cove, just east of Port Antonio)

wilks-bay-port-antonio-jamaicaIf you're in the mood to treat yourself to a luxurious hidden gem in Portland, it's hard to beat Wilks Bay! Always highly ranked at TripAdvisor.com, accommodations here include one 3-BR villa, one 1-BR cottage, two 1-BR apartments and two 2-BR apartments, all tastefully furnished. Each comes with en-suite bathrooms, A/C, TV, private verandah, outstanding views and a personal cook/housekeeper who will shop for groceries, cook your meals, clean, answer questions and help with anything else you need. The location is exquisite with a private beach and cove where you can snorkel and kayak, as well as a wooden pier (or "sunbathing deck) and a large seaside pool. Great for families or groups as well as romantic getaways. The owners of this little piece of paradise are Mary and Jim, who get 5-star feedback for their friendly, accommodating service. Phone: 876.471.9622. Visit them on the web.


Ridge Bay Chateau - Anchovy (just east of Port Antonio)

ridge-bay-chateau-port-antonioNestled in the hills of Anchovy on a ridge overlooking Turtle Crawle Bay across from Trident Castle, you cannot beat the spectacular views from Ridge Bay Chateau. It is located about 10 minutes east of Port Antonio. There are two cottages available. One is a fully equipped 3-bedroom with a master suite (king size bed), a 2nd bedroom with queen size bed, and a 3rd with two twin beds. It can accommodate a max of 8 people. The other option is a self-contained 1-bedroom private cottage with a queen size bed and a queen size pull-out sofa bed to accommodate 4 guests. Or rent both for your group of up to 12 and have this charming property all to yourselves. The cottages are immaculate and decorated in a bright and colorful tropical style. Amenities include A/C and Wi-Fi. Enjoy the privacy and the spectacular views of the Caribbean from your own little private, reasonably-priced piece of paradise in lush Portland, Jamaica. Visit them on the web or check prices, read what other travelers have to say, contact the owners and book your stay at TripAdvisor.


San San Tropez – Drapers and San San area (just east of Port Antonio)

san-san-tropez-port-antonioAcross the road from famous Frenchman’s Cove beach (one of Jamaica’s most beautiful), this guest house offers 6 suites which can accommodate up to 15 guests. Set in a former private villa on a 1 ½ acre hillside, the rooms are clean and comfortable, nicely appointed with cable TV, A/C, and separate living room and bedroom; some rooms open out onto a private patio area, with direct access to the lovely pool. The Italian owner has also established a delicious Italian restaurant on the site, highlighting his thin crust pizza skills. It’s one of the most popular area restaurants for dinner. Very intimate, laid-back, low key atmosphere. Phone: 876.993.7213. Visit them on the web.

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Search-Me-Heart Guesthouse - Drapers (just east of Port Antonio)

search-me-heart-guest-houseWith lush, well-cared-for gardens and its location on the sea just a few minutes walk from Frenchman's Cove, San San Beach and the Blue Lagoon, Search-Me-Heart's guests claim to feel more like they are at home than in a vacation lodging. The owners, Yellow Culture and Rosanna, offer 3 light and airy double-occupancy bedrooms, each with fan, private bath and hot water. There is a sitting room/lounge with cable TV. They will prepare Jamaican or Italian meals for you on request. And you really can't beat the prices for this area, beginning at US$60 per night, breakfast included! Phone: 876.286.5786 or 876.582.0587. Visit them on the web.


Trident Hotel - Anchovy (just east of Port Antonio)

trident-hotel-port-antonio-jamaicaWOW! For the ultimate in luxury and relaxation, check out one of the newest boutique hotels in Portland Jamaica, the newly renovated Trident Hotel. Until I win lotto (or marry a rich man!), I won't be staying here, but the Trident is MAGNIFICENT. There are 13 modern seafront villas here, most with private pools, and every amenity you would expect from a luxury hotel room, including A/C, 46” LED Smart TV, home theater system, safe, and a cell phone with your own private number. On the property you'll find a private beach, a spectacular main infinity pool, mini movie theater, a gym and spa. Dine during the day at The Veranda and in the evening at Mike's Supper Club which reportedly has wonderful food, drinks, entertainment and ambience. You may get to enjoy Port Antonio's own renowned Mento band, the Jolly Boys. Nearby Geejam is a sister property, so you'll get to enjoy both facilities. If you want to feel like Errol Flynn or James Bond, this is the place! Phone: 876.633.7000. Visit them on the web.

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Tropical Lagoon Resort - Blue Lagoon (just east of Port Antonio)

tropical-lagoon-resortUp on a hill overlooking the Blue Lagoon, this lovely hidden gem consists of 12 elegant, modern apartments, most of which are fully self-contained, 2 swimming pools and a central restaurant. Units include a private bathroom with bath amenities, cool, tile floors and views of tropical gardens or the pool. Wi-Fi and cable TV. It also can accommodate events & weddings. Phone: 876.993.8232. Visit them on the web.

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West of Port Antonio - Bowden Pen, Buff Bay, Hope Bay, St. Margaret's Bay


Almond Lodge Guest House – Main Street, Orange Bay

almond-lodge-orange-bay-portland-jamaicaAlmond Lodge was built in 2001 and offers 7 rooms and "chalets", each with 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom. The property is on the oceanfront and steps away from the beach. There's an on-site restaurant and bar and would be suitable for special events. Amenities include TV, Wi-Fi, and washer/dryer. Contact the owner via AirBnB.com but get your $25 AirBnB travel credit first!

Ambassabeth Eco-Lodge – Bowden Pen, above Milbank in the Rio Grande Valley

ambassabeth-eco-lodge-portland-jamaicaLocated deep in the Rio Grande Valley, hikers, backpackers and honeymooners looking for a true eco-tourism getaway will fall in love with these remote cabins. Bowden Pen (once called Four Feet) is about 17 miles up the river valley from Port Antonio where the parish of Portland meets the parish of St. Thomas in the Blue Mountains. But don't expect luxury here. There are 9 comfortable cabins on this gently sloping property managed by the Bowden Pen Farmers Association and its coordinator, Linnette Wilks. One cabin has a private bath with shower; the others share common facilities. Cabins generally rent for US$50 and there's a tent that can sleep 7 people for US$25; all include a Jamaican breakfast. They can accommodate about 25 guests in all. Bedding and blankets are provided, but bring towels & bug spray. The facilities feature solar-powered lights, solar-powered water heaters, and gravity-fed water from one of the community’s sparkling springs. The famous Cunha Cunha Pass Trail and White River Trail leave from here, and Ms. Wilks can arrange trained trail guides and meals, as well as cultural entertainment for individuals or groups. The road up may be rough, but the destination is worth it. You won't find a better place to enjoy the most pristine, beautiful part of Jamaica! Phone Ms.Wilks at 876.395.5351 or 876.381.1528. Find out more on Facebook.


Blueberry Hill Guest House - Buff Bay

blueberry-hill-buff-bay-jamaicaFor clean, basic, budget accommodations in Buff Bay, consider Blueberry Hill. It overlooks the Caribbean and the entire bay to the north. There are 7 rooms with baths, some have basic TV, and there's a common verandah for guests to enjoy. The entire property is scattered with coconut, breadfruit and banana trees. The beach is a 3-minute walk, and local casual restaurants and bars are a 5-minute walk into the town. Nearby attractions include beautiful Somerset Falls and Port Antonio, about 15 minutes by car. Phone: 876.287.9520 and find them on Facebook.


By The Sea Vacation Home & Villa - St. Margaret's Bay

by-the-sea-villa-st-margarets-bay-jamaicaIf you're seeking peace and relaxation in the Port Antonio area that is only steps from the beach, consider this vacation property. In the residential neighborhood of Burlington Estates in St. Margaret's Bay, there are two suites to choose from: a large master suite perfect for a single person, couples or honeymooners, or a double bed suite for larger groups, families with children or two couples. Each room has a spa bathrooms and ocean views. Breakfast is complimentary and other daily meal plans are available for an extra fee. Enjoy roof-top dining, or a drink at their onsite bar. Get rates, read what other travelers have to say, and contact the owner via TripAdvisor.

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Green House Villa - Hope Bay

green-house-villa-hope-bay-portland-jamaicaExperience privacy, relaxation and a delightful private villa to call home. The colonial style wooden Jamaican villa is just steps from a walkable, unspoiled black sand beach. High vaulted ceilings and louvered windows catch the breezes and cool the house, and there's a spacious north-facing veranda to sit back at the end of the day and enjoy some tea or Red Stripes! There are 4 bedrooms, and two of them have en-suite bathrooms. The home sleeps 8 or 9 people. The Green House Villa would be perfect for adventurers & for families or friends sharing. There's a spacious living & dining area and well-equipped kitchen. The interior is stylishly decorated with lots of native woods, antiques and locally made furniture. Amenities include dishwasher, washing machine, a library of books, magazines & games, and a swing set and 10' x 6' paddling pool for the kids. Nearby attractions include beautiful Somerset Falls and Port Antonio (about 15 minutes by car to the east). Visit them on the web or get the rates, read what other travelers have to say, and contact the owners via TripAdvisor..

Paradise Inn Guest House – Snow Hill, Passley Gardens (near St. Margaret’s Bay)

paradise-inn-guest-houseYou'll discover this reasonably priced, clean, no-frills guest house about 4 miles west of Port Antonio, near St. Margaret's Bay and the Ken Jones Aerodrome. There are 9 different accommodations here - 7 one-bedroom units and 2 deluxe studios. All have en-suite bathrooms and A/C. Some have kitchens. All of the spacious rooms feature satellite TV, hot and cold water, and a telephone. Most have balconies that overlook the garden or the sea. Meals are available for additional cost. Rates at the moment range from US$30 to US$55 per night, and they also offer long-term rates. The guest house is close to the Rio Grande River, which is excellent for river rafting. Phone: 876.993.5169. Visit them on the web.


Rio Vista Resort – St. Margaret’s Bay

rio-vista-jamaicaLocated on a 10-acre estate just west of Port Antonio, Rio Vista sits on the hillside overlooking the Rio Grande River and the Caribbean. In fact, the rafting tour on the Rio Grande ends very near to the resort. In the midst of the lushly landscaped property are 1, 2 and 3-bedroom cottages and a honeymoon cottage, all with attractive modern furnishings, vaulted ceiling, verandah, private bathroom, mini fridge or kitchen, A/C, satellite TV and wireless internet service. There are also standard and deluxe rooms available in the main house. From the breakfast verandah, there are spectacular views of the Rio Grande and the misty mountains. There is an inviting figure-8 swimming pool on the property as well. Meals are available on request and guests report that the food is delicious! Enjoy the friendly, helpful staff and the beautiful gardens in a peaceful spot. Phone: 876.993.5444. Visit them on the web.

Sea Bell Resort - Hope Bay

sea-bell-resort-hope-bay-portland-jamaicaEnjoy Portland's newest luxury beachfront property in Hope Bay. Located just beside Likkle Portie and across the road from Somerset Falls, they offer 14 attractive rooms in the US$135 to $150 range. Their infinity pool and beach cabanas look spectacular! They can also accommodate weddings, private parties, and offer pool passes. Phone: 876.913.0310 or 876.559.8281. [Facebook]


Spring Garden Bed & Breakfast - St. Margaret's Bay

spring-garden-guest-houseBuilt between 1992 and 1993 on a deserted black sand beach near St. Margaret's Bay, Spring Garden B & B offers 3 double/triple rooms and 3 bathrooms off-the-beaten-path in the remote green surroundings of Portland Parish. This eco-tourism property has 100% solar and wind-generated energy, so expect times without power. Not many amenities. Nearby attractions include beautiful Somerset Falls and Port Antonio. Phone: 876.358.8727. Or contact the owner, Lothar Schlegel, directly via e-mail at info@spring-garden.de for more information. Visit them on the web.

Tranquility Villa - on the west side of Port Antonio

tranquility-villa-port-antonio-jamaicaWhen you need your own private space with a pool to enjoy the peace and serenity of Portland, consider Tranquility Villa. Recently refurbished, the villa has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a brand new kitchen and will sleep 4. Amenities include A/C, Wi-Fi, music, cable tv, free intl phone, and parking. Tranquility Villa is in the hills above Port Antonio on the west side of the Rio Grande. It has exceptional views, a staff to cook your meals if you desire, and very reasonable rates (3-night minimum). Get in touch with the owner via AirBnB but get your $25 AirBnB travel credit first!


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  1. I love your website. It has been really helpful in planning my upcoming trip to Portland! Keep up the good work. I have made your site one of my favs.

  2. Hello!
    I’m looking to rent a ‘room’ w/High Speed Internet at $20/night for dates: 1/13 – 1/24 in Port Antonio.
    Do you know someone who may have a room available?
    Thank you for your assistance.

  3. Hi Brenda. I was sick with the flu and missed your post. Sorry! I hope you found something.


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