B&Bs and Hotels in St Thomas Jamaica (Morant Bay, Yallahs, Bath)

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Although it's one of the more rural parishes, you’ll find a range of unique B&Bs, guesthouses and hotels in St Thomas Jamaica listed here. There’s something for everyone and every budget!

Saint Thomas is not well-known to tourists (it's hidden behind the Blue Mountains), but the parish has a lot of history that goes back hundreds of years, so there are plenty of things to see and do. For more lodging options, be sure to check out our listings in the neighboring parishes of Saint Andrew and Portland. Many of the accommodations listed there are only a short drive from Saint Thomas.
 

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B&Bs and Hotels In St Thomas Jamaica

 

Barefoot Guest House - 3 & 1/2 Browns Lane (off Queen St.), Morant Bay

barefoot-guest-house-morant-bay-st-thomas-jamaicaBarefoot Guest House is located in the heart of Morant Bay, a town with a lot of history. They offer 20 rooms which include single and double rooms and a 2-room apartment with its own secure verandah and kitchenette. All rooms have ceiling fans, en-suite bathrooms, cable TV, mini-fridges and microwaves, and some have A/C. Walk 7 minutes to the nearest beach. Phone: 876.482.5468. Visit them on the web.
 

Bath Fountain Hotel & Spa - Bath

bath-fountain-spa-hotel-saint-thomas-jamaica-hotelsSix miles north of Port Morant in the foothills of Saint Thomas where the John Crow and Blue Mountain ranges run into each other, the hotel sits amid breathtaking scenery - crystal-clear streams, majestic mountains, and lush green vegetation. It’s the only building in the area. This pink colonial hotel is the oldest of the hotels in St Thomas Jamaica, dating to 1747. It has 16 plain & sparsely furnished yet clean rooms; no A/C, but they now offer cable TV! Built originally as an infirmary for the mineral baths, it was run rather poorly by the Jamaican Tourist Board but seems to be making a welcome comeback. A bit old-fashioned, the hotel is utterly quiet and secluded, with just the hum of the nearby Sulphur River. The road getting there can be bumpy and rough due to all the rainfall in the area. But the rates include free 20-minute access daily to the recently renovated ceramic tile baths on the ground floor and, YES, they are wonderfully relaxing! They serve tasty Jamaican breakfast, lunch and dinner in the dining room. The property is gated with 24-hour security. All of the rooms have therapeutic hot and cold mineral water pumped in for private soaking and relaxation! Phone: 876.703.4345 or 876.703.4154. Visit them on the web.
 

Brown's Guest House - Prospect Main Rd, East Prospect (near Morant Bay)

browns-guest-house-east-prospect-st-thomas-jamaicaBrown's Guest House started as a B&B in 1990 with only 3 rooms. It now offers 10 comfortably furnished rooms, an awesome sea view and parking. It's hard to judge the place based on what you can see from the main road. I've passed this warm, inviting guest house too many times to count & it sits on a huge, nicely landscaped piece of property on the seaside with lots of trees and flowers. There is a main house and a 2-story building which house the other rooms. The guest rooms are clean and traditionally decorated. All are equipped with A/C and cable TV but no Internet, and some have kitchenettes. Guests can prepare their own meals or have them catered. Prospect Beach is a few minutes away. One of these days I intend to pop in for a visit! Phone: 876.982.6205 or 876.982.6720. Visit them on the web.
 

Casa Lagoona Hotel - 2 Mount George Pen, Pamphret (5 minutes from Yallahs)

casa-lagoona-hotel-yallahs-jamaica2Opened in 2010, Casa Lagoona offers 14 clean, nicely appointed smoke-free rooms in the community of Pamphret, which borders Yallahs Pond, about 45 minutes by car from Kingston's Norman Manley International Airport. They feature a variety of rooms with king, queen or double beds, en-suite bathrooms, cable TV, WiFi, in-room coffee makers with coffee & tea, hair dryers & ironing boards, as well as a restaurant on-site. Some rooms include complimentary breakfast. Casa Lagoona also offers a lovely honeymoon suite and banquet/conference facilities. Phone: 876.703.5300, 876.703.5206, 876.703.5922. Visit them on the web.
 

Everton House - Newland, Yallahs

hotels-in-st-thomas-jamaicaThis small, 6-room guest house sits on a hill overlooking Yallahs Pond. It's located on the small campus of the Eastern College of Hospitality Management, and features cable TV, fans, cold water, and internet service on the property but not the rooms. There is a great house on the property which is said to have been built by the Bogle brothers in 1764 (see Morant Bay Rebellion). The guest rooms occupy the stables of the great house, and guests are welcome to prepare meals in the great house kitchen. Phone: 876.434-9705, 876.872.3362, 876.703-3994.
 

Golden Shore Resort – Winward Drive, Lyssons

golden-shore-st-thomas-jamaicaI would not describe this as a "resort" if you're expecting luxury and lots of plush amenities. But this affordable beachfront property near Lyssons in Saint Thomas offers 27 basic, comfortable rooms in condo-style units. Rooms have contemporary furnishings; most have A/C, cable TV, Wi-Fi and hot & cold running water. All rooms face the ocean and the 2nd story rooms have balconies. The resort is located in a quiet, residential area, 10 minutes from the center of Morant Bay, and boasts an essentially private one-mile-long beach, Golden Shore Beach, right outside its doors, a friendly staff and delicious island food cooked to order in its restaurant. Phone: 876.982.9657, 876.734.0923 or 876.734.0924. Visit them on the web.
 

Jah B's Rasta Guesthouse - Whitfield Hall, Hagley Gap

jah-bs-guesthouseIf you're planning to hike the Blue Mountains and need a place to lay your tired head, Jah B's is a very well-liked rustic hiker's hostel in St. Thomas, about 10 miles (16 km) from Kingston and just a 10-minute walk from the trail to Blue Mountain Peak. The guest house is situated on a 200-year-old former slave plantation, which is now Jah B and his Bobo Rasta family's large farm. They offer a couple of private rooms and dorm-style accommodations in rustic wooden cabins with shared bath. If you want a private bathroom, ask. Room prices range from US$30 to US$50 per night, and they can accommodate up to 35 hikers at a time. They will prepare delicious Ital veggie meals for extra cost. Jah B and his sons can arrange everything for you, including a capable trail guide or pick-up from Mavis Bank, Cedar Valley or the airport. The road is rugged and barely passable in parts, so don't try it on your own. The welcoming hosts and awesome views at Jah B's will make you forget the cold water showers! Phone Alex at 876.377.5206.

 

Morant Villas Hotel & Conference Center – 1 Wharf Road, Morant Bay

morant-villas-hotel-morant-bay-jamaicaOn a bluff on the coast road just east of town, this native Jamaican hotel sits amid tall palms and landscaped gardens overlooking the sea. They offer 22 simple, clean rooms with a variety of choices from standard rooms to suites to kitchenette rooms. Most have A/C and all feature fans, cable TV, private bathrooms with hot water, and pool access. The property is gated for added security. Reasonably priced meals and drinks are available at the large and airy on-site restaurant (specialty: seafood) and bar. Their conference center and outdoor facilities are available for weddings and seminars. Phone: 876.982-2422. Visit them on the web.
 

Ocean Palms Villa - beachfront in Morant Bay

ocean-palms-villa-st-thomas-jamaicaWith 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, this elegantly furnished oceanfront villa would be ideal for a large group. The beautiful villa sits on a private beach, and all bedrooms have views of the sea. Amenities include flatscreen TV, DVD and stereo in the ground floor sitting room, as well as a cook / caretaker to prepare your Jamaican-style meals on request. See it on the web.
 

Paradise View/Taste of Paradise - Leith Hall (Prospect/ Port Morant area)

paradise-view-port-morant-st-thomas-jamaicaThis bright, airy 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom eco-cottage sleeps up to 8 people and features a private beach, fully equipped kitchen and internet service. You'll have almost a 360-degree view of the Caribbean Sea! Leith Hall is on the seaside, less than two miles from Prospect and about four miles west of Port Morant. Contact the owner via AirBnB but get your $25 AirBnB travel credit first!

 

Three Finger Jack Hotel/B&B – Mar Bella Estate, Twelve Miles (betw. Bull Bay & Yallahs)

three-finger-jack-hotel-bnb-12-miles-st-thomas-jamaicaNewly opened about midway between Bull Bay and Yallahs, adjacent to Sun Coast Adventure Park, you'll find the Three Finger Jack Hotel near the beach. There are 10 single rooms, which will accommodate 2 guests, and 8 double rooms, which will accommodate 4 guests. All have en-suite bathrooms. Rooms are modern and spacious. Amenities include A/C, Wi-Fi, Cable TV, and free parking. There is a laundry room on the premises as well as a swimming pool. Three Finger Jack is located in Twelve Miles, about 15 minutes from the Harbor View roundabout and 20 minutes from Norman Manley International Airport (Kingston). Contact the owner via AirBnB for single rooms or double rooms, but get your $25 AirBnB travel credit first!
 

Whispering Bamboo Cove – 105 Crystal Drive, Retreat (Morant Bay)

whispering--bamboo-guesthouseThese affordable accommodations are more like a guest house than a "resort". Located on the south coast in Saint Thomas, just to the east of Morant Bay, it is very close to the candy-cane-striped Morant Point Lighthouse, Jamaica’s oldest, built in 1841. There are 15 above-average, airy, clean & comfortable rooms equipped with modern tropical furnishings, cable TV, in-room refrigerators, and some have A/C. The friendly staff serves a delicious Jamaican breakfast with lunch or dinner to order. Rooms either face the sea or the majestic Blue Mountains, but the views can be obscured by trees. Although beachfront, there's not much beach to speak of and the water tends to attract seagrass. A good swimming beach is just a short drive away. Phone: 876.982.2912.  Visit them on the web.
 

Whitfield Hall - Abbey Green (Blue Mountains National Park)

whitfield-hall-blue-mountainsAt the 4,000 foot elevation on the main trail to Blue Mountain Peak which, at 7,402 feet, is the highest point on the island, you will find this hostel-like accommodation catering primarily to hikers. Directly on the road to Penlyne Castle where the climb begins, it’s the perfect spot for a base camp. In this almost magical part of Jamaica, Whitfield Hall is a working coffee plantation dating from 1776, the last inhabited house from the colonial period. There are a variety of room options - from a private, 2BR cottage, to a small suite, to 8 very rustic dormitory-style rooms with shared bath, and the new Colonel Whitfield Room, dedicated to the original proprietor. The family-run inn is far from luxurious; no hot water and no electricity (lighting is by kerosene lamps called tilleys), but they have a large fireplace in a nice common area to fend off the night chill and a warm, peaceful atmosphere. Home-cooked meals are available. Enjoy hikes or mule rides to the peak or, if you don’t want anything strenuous, learn how coffee beans are cultivated and processed and enjoy your tropical surroundings. The roads are steep and rutted and you cannot drive beyond Mavis Bank without a 4x4. Most guests request a pickup from the inn. Phone: 876.927.0986. Visit them on the web.
 

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3 Comments

  1. A well balance write up for each tourist attraction. I have been visitng MorantBay Reteat for 20 years and you have given the most honest and accurate view of the surrounding area. A good overall view and impartial.
    Ten out of Ten for capturing the real Jamaica.

  2. Wow – thank you so much for the glowing review! Welcome to Keep It Jiggy!

  3. I have been to all those places in St Thomas. I would highly recommend everyone on a vacation in Jamaica and Jamaicans to visit one or more of these hotels and attractions. The Parish and businesses needs more exposure like this.

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