For Saint Mary Jamaica hotels and other lodging options, look through those we've listed here. St. 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 (Ocho Rios area)
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! Phone:876. 994.1367. Visit them on the web.
Blue Harbour Villas Inn – Port Maria (Ocho Rios area)
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.
Casa Maria Hotel – Port Maria (Ocho Rios area)
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 (Ocho Rios area)
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 (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. 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.
Galina Breeze – Galina (Port Maria & Ocho Rios area)
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 Road, Robins Bay
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.
Paradise Jamaica – Gibraltar, Oracabessa
Experience the real Jamaica in this colonial-style inn in one of the loveliest areas of the island. Paradise Jamaica is a cozy bed and breakfast inn located just outside Oracabessa, about 30 minutes east of Ocho Rios. Rooms are clean and comfortable; one has a private bathroom while the others are shared. And they are offered at VERY reasonable rates considering that breakfast is included (starting at US$35!!). The inn offers dining for all three meals and a kitchen that guests are welcome to use. Paradise Jamaica has its own access to a private beach about a 3-minute walk away. Check them out at TripAdvisor.com.
Real Jamaica Cottages - Oracabessa
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
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.
Strawberry Fields Together! – Robins Bay
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.
Villa Cocotero – Tower Hill, Tower Isle (Ocho Rios area)
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.