For places to stay in St Mary Jamaica, look through those we've listed here. Saint Mary is a lush, green and beautiful Parish in the northeast part of the island. It's one of Jamaica's smallest parishes but is full of charming places to stay, things to do, and two of the loveliest beaches - James Bond Beach and Reggae Beach. If you don't find something to suit you, be sure to check out accommodations in the neighboring parishes of Portland and Saint Ann. There is something for every style and budget in Saint Mary!
Blue House Luxury B&B - White River Estates (within 5 miles of Ocho Rios)
Just about 3 miles out of Ocho Rios, this luxurious B&B 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.
B&B Oracabessa – Gibraltar, Oracabessa (about 20 minutes east of Ocho Rios)
Experience the real Jamaica in this colonial-style inn in one of the loveliest areas of the island. B&B Oracabessa is a cozy bed and breakfast inn located just outside Oracabessa, about 30 minutes east of Ocho Rios. The 6 rooms are clean and comfortable; one has a private bathroom while the others are shared. They are offered at VERY reasonable rates considering that breakfast with rolls from their German bakery is included. A total of 15 guests can be accommodated on the property. The inn also has a restaurant and bar, and a kitchen that guests can use. Enjoy access to a private beach about a 3-minute walk away. Check the rates, read what other travelers have to say, contact the owner and book your stay at TripAdvisor.
Blue Harbour Villas Inn – Port Maria (about 30 minutes east of Ocho Rios)
The Bay of Port Maria in Saint Mary was the private domain of Sir Henry Morgan, the infamous pirate and first governor of Jamaica. He had a small house there where he spied on and seized Spanish galleons that might have strayed south from Cuba into his waters. In this very same area, tucked around the half-moon bay, sits Blue Harbour, built by the famed British playwright-author-actor, Sir Noel Coward, as his first Caribbean hideaway named "Coward's Folly". This lushly landscaped property has entertained many celebrities like my favorite, Katherine Hepburn. It is located along the now-complete North Highway, about 2 hours from Montego Bay and just east of Ocho Rios, with beautiful views of the Caribbean, the Blue Mountains, Cabarita Island and Port Maria Bay. The engaging owners offer the original 3 villas for rent, plus a newer one (or you can rent the entire estate at once), and can accommodate up to 20 guests. They could use a little sprucing up but are pleasant, and have spacious verandahs. Some of Noel Coward’s original furnishings are still part of the décor, and there are photos of film stars who stayed in each room. Enjoy the history and nostalgia! A staff chef specializes in Jamaican cuisine. The highlight is probably the saltwater swimming pool right on the sea, which is designed to be drained and refilled weekly. Go kayaking, snorkeling or visit Mr. Coward’s more famous residence, Firefly, on the hill behind the hotel - you can’t beat the view anywhere else in the Caribbean! If you search the Internet for reviews, don’t confuse this inn with Montego Bay’s Blue Harbour Hotel; they are not connected. Phone: 575.586.1244 or 876.725.0289.Visit them on the web.
Cabarita Lookout Villa – Port Maria (about 30 minutes east of Ocho Rios)
It's pretty hard to beat the spectacular views of Jamaica from the North Coast, and Cabarita Lookout offers fine ones. I can picture Captain Henry Morgan scouring the sea coast from here for Spanish galleons to attack! The 3-bedroom, 4-bathroom villa sleeps 8 and is available by the week or month. Amenities include A/C, cable TV, Wi-Fi. CD/DVD player, washer/dryer, a private pool, and a full staff of driver with a van, cook and housekeeper at your disposal. The villa is adjacent to Noel Coward's famous "Firefly" estate, 20 minutes from James Bond Beach and 30 minutes from the many tourist attractions in Ocho Rios, but I bet you won't ever want to leave. Find out more at VacationHomeRentals.com.
Casa Maria Hotel – Port Maria (about 30 minutes east of Ocho Rios)
On a hillside surrounded by lush tropical foliage, Casa Maria offers 20 newly-renovated rooms away from the crowds, yet only minutes from the major attractions, shopping and nightlife of Ocho Rios. It’s located in Port Maria, a picturesque spot on the North Coast steeped in explorer, pirate, slave rebellion, and movie star history. Each comfortable, clean room is tastefully decorated in bright colors. Most have a private balcony with wonderful sea and mountain views. Rooms have cable TV, flatscreens, and ceiling fans. Swim in the bay across the road or in the lovely refurbished pool. Enjoy locally prepared Jamaican cuisine in their restaurant or drinks in the 007 Cocktail Lounge. Phone: 876.725-0157. Visit them on the web.
Castle Point Villa Retreat - Tower Isle (within 10 miles of Ocho Rios)
Within a 5-minute walk from Tower Isle Jerk Center and a 5-minute drive into Ocho Rios, this lovely villa offers 4 modern, spacious and beautifully furnished bedrooms, each with private bathroom, and a very spacious “penthouse” (or Honeymoon Suite), with its own Jacuzzi and surrounding verandah, which can accommodate 6 people. Each room has a ceiling fan, fridge, coffee/tea-making facilities and mosquito nets. Cable TV and internet access are available on request. Their very reasonable daily rates include continental breakfast but, for an extra fee, a full breakfast will be prepared for you. Repeat guests remark on the friendliness and hospitality of the proprietors and say they “were taken care of as if members of the family”. The grounds are filled with tropical flowers and fruit trees. A swimming pool is in the planning stages. Current rate (as of 3/10): US$70 per night per room. Phone: 876.975.4969. Visit them on the web.
Chrisann's Beach Resort – Tower Isle (within 10 miles of Ocho Rios)
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. Each apartment 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 service is very 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. 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
Eden Villa – Boscobel (about 20 minutes east of Ocho Rios)
Next door to Fern Villa (see below) and just 15 minutes east of Ocho Rios, get away from it all and relax at Eden Villa. The comfortably 2-bedroom 2-bath villa sleeps 4 and features cable TV, Wi-Fi, full kitchen, A/C in the master bedroom, and is a 2 minute walk to the private community beach. 5-night minimum with gret rates! Check them out on AirBnB.
Fern Villa – Boscobel (about 20 minutes east of Ocho Rios)
Just 15 minutes east of Ocho Rios, you can enjoy your own little piece of paradise away from the crowds at Fern Villa. The comfortably furnished 1-bedroom 1-bath villa sleeps 3 and features cable TV, Wi-Fi, full kitchen, A/C in the master bedroom, hot water, ceiling fans and a washing machine. You'll be within walking distance of a private community beach & a few minutes by car from James Bond Beach. The owner is offering great nightly and weekly rates here! Check them out At VacationHomeRentals.com.
Galina Breeze – Galina (about 30 minutes east of Ocho Rios)
Try out this quiet and peaceful hidden gem in Galina, a small fishing town near Port Maria. This used to be the Trade Winds as far back as the 1950s. Recently refurbished, each of the 14 spacious rooms at Galina Breeze is nicely decorated and has A/C and cable TV. The private bathrooms are clean & there is plenty of hot water. Included in the rate is a full breakfast. Views of the Caribbean from the verandahs are spectacular. There is a pool on the property and a great spot for snorkeling on-site. Guests continually praise their friendly, helpful service. They specialize in events and would be a lovely spot for a wedding, party or a business seminar. Wireless internet is available. Phone: 876.994.0537. Visit them on the web.
Green Castle Estate House - Robins Bay (near Annotto Bay; 1 hour from Ocho Rios, Port Antonio & Kingston)
Green Castle Estate House is an intimate guest house on a historic plantation set among the lush green beauty of the Jamaican countryside. There are 3 bedrooms, each with private bath, with a capacity of 10 guests. You can either rent a room or the entire villa. Features include wireless internet and satellite TV, lovely open balconies and common areas, a large private swimming pool and a tennis court. The grounds are lusciously landscaped, with beautiful tropical flowers, shrubs and a diversity of local fruit trees. Phone: 876.881.6279. Visit them on the web.
Green's Palace Rooms & Apartments - Boscobel (about 20 minutes east of Ocho Rios)
Whether you're traveling alone or with a group of people who all want their privacy, you should be able to find the right combination of accommodations here at Green's Palace. They offer several standard single rooms with en-suite bathrooms that sleep two people, a 2-bedroom apartment which sleeps 4, and a 3-bedroom apartment which sleeps 6, all comfortably furnished at very reasonable rates. Rent one room or several! Amenities include ceiling fans, cable TV, hot and cold water, some A/C, some private patios. You'll be close to Oracabessa's beautiful beaches and about 20 minutes east of Ocho Rios. Get in touch with the owners via AirBnB here, here and here.
Moxons Beach Club – Stewart Town, near Boscobel (about 7 miles from Ocho Rios)
Moxons is perched atop the cliffs on the oceanfront. It's built on four levels that cascade down a slope to a private beach and cove that is protected by two piers/sundecks. There are 18 rooms with queen or king beds and en-suite bathrooms that face the sea or a courtyard. Amenities include A/C, ceiling fans, cable TV, coffeemakers, balconies and free Wi-Fi in the lobby. Enjoy an outdoor pool as well as the onsite restaurant, bar and beach bar. Guests say the staff is "absolutely fantastic, friendly and professional." Phone: 876.975.7023. Visit them on the web.
Paradise Villa – Oracabessa (about 20 minutes east of Ocho Rios)
If your family or group of friends needs a home base near Ocho Rios but away from the tourist hustle & bustle, you can't get a more spectacular view than from Paradise Villa! This 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom property can accommodate from 10 to 14 people. Amenities include high-speed internet, A/C, satellite TV, CD/DVD player, stereo, washer/dryer, and a lovely private swimming pool. You can even have your own personal chef if desired (at extra cost). The villa sits up on a bluff about 1 mile from the beach. There's a minimum stay of 1 week during high season (Dec-Apr) or 4 nights in low season (Apr-Dec) with excellent rates for its size and location. Experience Jamaica from one of the loveliest parts of the island. Check them out at VacationHomeRental.com.
Real Jamaica Cottages - Oracabessa (about 20 minutes east of Ocho Rios)
These two newly built cottages in the traditional Jamaican style are located on a vast property with stunning sea views and tropical garden, just above a rocky cliff. Each is 1-bedroom, 1-bath and will accommodate 2 people. Reggae musician Curvin Merchant owns the property, serves as gracious host and provides some of the local authentic Jamaican flavor. Real Jamaica has everything you need for an extended stay. Within walking distance from your vacation cottage is the picturesque Fishermen's Beach as well as James Bond Beach. Discover the real Jamaica! Visit them on the web.
River Lodge Guest House - Robins Bay (near Annotto Bay; 1 hour from Ocho Rios, Port Antonio & Kingston)
River Lodge offers 3 unique, rustic Jamaica-style cottages set amid lush grounds and a big lawn with hammocks and shady places. The lodge is built from an old Spanish Fort, right in the rain forest of St. Mary between Port Maria and Annotto Bay, in a small Rasta community. The rooms of are basic and charming; the shower is cold but refreshing. Don't go if you want luxury & amenities! You can hear the sea at night from your room, and a natural spring also runs through the property. There's great hiking in this area with old ruins, waterfalls and beach coves. The best beach is about a 10 to 15 minute walk away at Strawberry Fields. Phone: 876.995.3003. 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.
Strawberry Fields Together! – Robins Bay (near Annotto Bay; 1 hour from Ocho Rios, Port Antonio & Kingston)
Known as Strawberry Fields in the 1970s, this 18-acre property on the North Coast in the little fishing village of Robin’s Bay was an infamous countercultural campground & cottage resort. From 1987 to 2007, the owners operated it as Sonrise Beach Resort. Now offering a unique eco-tourism experience, they have renamed it Strawberry Fields Together! and have added brand new cottages and new eco-adventure tours. There are 5 standard cottages (two with shared bath) and 3 deluxe cottages, from simple to luxurious; each is unique, nicely furnished and comfortable. The property’s spectacular tropical landscape encompasses a beautiful white sand beach with good snorkeling. The hosts and staff are warm and friendly and they serve delicious Jamaican food. Strawberry Fields Together! in Saint Mary also has a camping area. Phone: 876.999-7169. Visit them on the web.
Tamarind Great House - Crescent Estate, Oracabessa (about 20 minutes east of Ocho Rios)
Luxury accommodation at very affordable prices. Tamarind Great House is built on the site of an original planter's estate from the 1700s. The house has solid wooden floors downstairs from locally sourced trees, antiques and locally made furniture to enhance the feel of colonial Jamaica. The friendly owners Gillian and Barry, who live on the property, offer 9 clean, spacious and beautifully furnished rooms, each with fans, private baths and hot water. Some rooms have private balconies. The immaculate grounds include a 13-acre organic farm, an outdoor swimming pool and lush tropical gardens. Tamarind Great House is off of the main road on a Jamaican country road and the scenery is beautiful. James Bond Beach and Noel Coward's Firefly are nearby and Ocho Rios is about 20 minutes by car. Phone: 876.995.3252.
The Artist House - Oracabessa (about 20 minutes east of Ocho Rios)
Discover the REAL Jamaican vibe here in this rustic 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom cabin nestled in on a lush property with stunning sea views and tropical gardens. Owned by reggae musician Jamaica Papa Curvin, The Artist House allows you to relax away from the crowds, enjoy the new deck at the water's edge, jump into the sea from the cliffs, or swim at nearby Fisherman's Beach (10 minutes) and James Bond Beach (20 minutes). Jamaican breakfasts and/or dinners are available on request. Get in touch with the owners at AirBnB.
Tina's Guest House – Boscobel (about 15 minutes from Ocho Rios)
Feel like one of the family at Tina's Guest House, only 15 minutes from Ocho Rios and about 10 minutes on foot from Ian Fleming International Airport. There are 3 basic, clean and comfortable rooms available here in the range of US$30 to US$50 per night, each with a private bathroom, A/C, TV and free Wi-Fi. Tina's is an oceanfront property with a nice view and is within a 2-minute walk from Teen Cove for swimming, snorkeling and sun. There is also an outdoor pool available for guest enjoyment. Phone: 876.789.9136, 876.377.7445 or 876.356.5944. Find them on Facebook.
Villa Cocotero – Tower Hill, Tower Isle (within 10 miles of Ocho Rios)
This chic North Coast B&B 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.
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.