When you're hunting for the perfect place to plant yourself, check out the Saint Elizabeth Jamaica hotels and lodging options we've listed here. There’s something for everyone and every budget! If you don't find the ideal spot, be sure to check out our listings in the neighboring parishes of Manchester and Westmoreland for more options.
Black River, Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica
Paradise Ocean View - Black River
About 10 minutes from Black River, this charming spot offers 4 unique, round, nicely furnished and equipped cottages, and they're right on the beach. An extra bonus is their fabulous restaurant and bar. See the review from Jamaica My Way, a friend and one of my favorite (and trusted) websites, for all the details. (Photo by JamaicaMyWay.com). Call Kenneth or Barbara at: 876.379.5224 or 876.965.2780.
Idler’s Rest Beach Hotel – Black River
For visitors looking for the quieter side of Jamaica, this small inn is about 1 ½ hours from Montego Bay’s airport and 3 hours from Kingston, in the small fishing village of Black River on the South Coast. The very large and brightly colored rooms have private baths, A/C, wireless internet, TV, and many have private balconies or verandahs. Each is decorated with antiques and accessories from around the world. And there is a hammock outside your door for extra relaxation. Helpful staff will try to accommodate your every need. Continental breakfast is included with the rate, and their beachfront restaurant serves dinner. NOTE: Idler's Rest is suffering in the reviews on TripAdvisor.com lately. Not sure whether it's the place or that expectations are too high. This is not a luxury accommodation, but one designed for more "rugged" travelers. Phone: 876.965.9000. Visit them on the web.
The Cove in Jamaica – Fort Charles (just outside Black River)
Just two miles from the town of Black River, this 2-story guest house is situated on the cliffs, between Billy’s Bay and Fort Charles Bay, overlooking the Caribbean in the Treasure Beach area. It has a tropical contemporary look with a 1950s laid-back feel. There is a 3-bedroom self-contained villa which accommodates 6-8 people, plus 9 clean and simply furnished double rooms, all with private baths, A/C, satellite TV, DVD and mini bar. Some have private verandahs. Breakfast is included in the rates and the on-site restaurant serves local cuisine. Short walk to the swimming pool and private beach. Phone: 876.965.3873 or 876.997.7690. Visit them on the web.
Southfield, Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica
Ocean Breeze Hotel - Yardley Chase, Southfield, Saint Elizabeth
In the southeastern corner of St. Elizabeth near the famous Lover's Leap, you'll find the attractive, family-friendly Ocean Breeze Hotel at 1,700 feet above sea level. They offer 24 light & airy one-bedroom apartments, each with its own bathroom & covered patio. Each room is tastefully decorated with tropical furnishings, TV and some rooms have A/C. Some rooms have ocean view, while others have a garden view of the lush hills. They also offer a private oceanfront gazebo with the stunning Caribbean Sea as its backdrop and a ballroom that accommodates 120 guests, making it a spectacular location for a wedding. Phone: 876.965.6000. Visit them on the web.
Treasure Beach, Saint Elizabeth, Jamaica
Banana Cottage - Treasure Beach
Welcoming Vibes Project is a developing eco-community in Treasure Beach (read more on their website). The first eco-cottage is Banana Cottage, a 2-bedroom private house located 5 minutes from the beach with an organic banana farm, quiet surroundings, singing birds, gentle breeze, insect-free spacious rooms, large kitchen, a beautiful view of the ocean and broadband Internet. Phone: 876.596.4500. Visit them on the web.
Barukamba - Billy's Bay, Treasure Beach
Looking for a real laid-back Jamaican living experience? Barukamba may be the perfect spot. Completely made out of wood, the cottage is built on a rock overlooking the ocean with one of the most beautiful ocean views in Treasure Beach. Billy's Bay beach is a 5-minute walk away. This is the cozy hideaway of famous Jamaican dub poet Muta Baruka and fashion designer Jackie 'Amba' Cohen. It sleeps a maximum of 4 people in a master bedroom and mezzanine. There's one funky bathroom and a fully equipped kitchen. A great spot to get away from it all. 2-night minimum. Visit them on the web.
BeBe's Place Guest Cottages - Frenchman's District, Treasure Beach
Bernard (BeBe) and Lisa Sutherland own and operate this guesthouse with views of some spectacular scenery. There are three unique, nicely furnished and equipped cottages - Yellow House, Blue House and Castle House - with varying amenities. Rent an individual room or the entire cottage. Dine in nearby restaurants or do your own cooking. Phone: 876.965.3055. Visit them on the web.
Calabash House & Mermaid Art Gallery - Treasure Beach
Offering 4 light and airy guest rooms in the main house, each with private bathroom, Calabash House has a beautiful location on a great swimming beach. The rooms each feature unique mosaic artwork. Reserve the rooms individually or take over the whole house for your family reunion or event and include the separate Calabashment Cottage. Lots of amenities and very reasonable prices. The recently opened Mermaid Art Gallery hosts workshops through the year. Find some beautiful local crafts there. Phone: 876.818.9830 or, in the U.S., 610.566.3464. Visit them on the web.
Doubloon Villa - Calabash Bay, Treasure Beach
Very reasonably priced for a group of up to 8 people, this beachfront villa offers 4 spacious bedrooms, each with en-suite bathroom, A/C and ceiling fans. You'll also have your own cook to prepare a delicious breakfast and evening meal if you want (food cost is extra). There's a lovely pool, beach, WiFi and all the modern comforts you could want. They book by the week. Phone: +44 (0) 1543 480612. Visit them on the web.
Jake's Hotel – Calabash Bay, Treasure Beach
This charming boutique resort is probably one of the best known properties on Jamaica’s South Coast. Part of Island Records founder Chris Blackwell’s Island Outpost chain of unique lodging properties, the resort offers about 25 garden and oceanfront cottages (about 45 rooms) spread throughout a large and lush beachfront property. The “funky tropical” style cottages each has a unique design and color scheme (there are even some Moroccan domes and arches!), and are creations of theatrical designer Sally Henzell. Some have garden-view verandahs, others have decks over the sea, some have A/C and others are cooled by fans and beautiful ocean breezes. There are no TVs but they offer a “media” room for guests’ enjoyment. There are paved pathways to the beach but one unique feature is the saltwater swimming pool. Two on-site restaurants serve wonderful seafood, pizza and Jamaican cuisine. Phone: 876.965.3000, 876.965.0635 or 877.JAMAIC8. Visit them on the web.
Katamah - Frenchman's Bay, Treasure Beach
Katamah is a beachfront retreat in the heart of Treasure Beach. The warm, friendly proprietors offer a stylish Moroccan style main villa and ocean-side cabins. The rooms are stylish and well-designed. The property is lushly landscaped with fruit trees and flowering tropical plants. Each room is a bit different but all have en-suite bathrooms (some with outdoor bamboo showers!), free WiFi, full linen and towel service, daily housekeeping and breakfast service upon request. Katamah is close to the restaurants, bars and beaches of Treasure Beach and would make an ideal chill spot for singles, couples and families. Phone: 347.351.9065 (booking); 876.488.3947 (property mgr). Visit them on the web and check out their stellar reviews at TripAdvisor.com.
Marblue Villa Suites – Calabash Bay, Treasure Beach
This stylish guesthouse offers 5 lovely two-room Verandah Villa suites, each with beautiful Caribbean view and furnished in a Caribbean style, plus additional Domicil Junior Suites with private balconies, A/C, mini-bar and CD player. The furnishings are designed by the owners and handmade local cabinet makers out of cedar wood. Rates include full Jamaican or American breakfast. Guests consistently praise the food by the German owner/chef at the on-site award-winning Sea Side Restaurant. The thoughtful proprietors love to help plan tours. They were 2008 nominees for the Jamaican Hotel & Tourist Association Hotelier of the Year award. Phone: 876.965.3408. Visit them on the web.
Pelican's Reach - Great Pedro Bay, Treasure Beach
You'll have a hard time beating the price of this off-the-beaten-path beach house. Bright and airy with 3 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, kitchen & a large living/dining area opening onto an enclosed patio facing the sea. The villa is fully screened and has fans in every room. The roof-top sun-deck offers spectacular views of the mountains and the sea. Rent the whole place for 6 people for US$180 per night! Visit them on the web.
Southview Hotel –Bluntlers, Treasure Beach
In the hills above Frenchmans and Calabash Bays and about 1 mile from the center of the Treasure Beach resort area, you will find the 15-room Southview Hotel. There are a 2-story main building and several outbuildings amid this lush and green property. The lovely, clean, modern and spacious rooms boast of A/C, mini-fridge, microwave, satellite TV and balconies. Wireless internet is available. Enjoy the refreshing swimming pool or the beach is 5 minutes away. An on-site restaurant and bar serves local and continental specialties and room service is available. Southview is an eco-friendly zone using solar energy and locally-produced ethanol for backup generators. Phone: 876.965.0654 or 876.847.4900. Visit them on the web.
Sparkling Waters - Billy's Bay, Treasure Beach
This property offer 3 beautifully decorated 2-story/2-bedroom villas located directly on the Caribbean Sea - Villa de la Sable, Villa de l'Ocean, and Villa du Soleil. The shared grounds feature a pool, whirlpool tub, BBQ and private beach. The villas feature lovely bathrooms, hot water, satellite TV, stereos, WiFi, and A/C in the bedrooms, spacious living and dining rooms, and kitchen. They generally rent by the week. Phone: 876.927.8020. Visit them on the web.
Taino Cove - Old Wharf, Treasure Beach
This beautiful 8-room hideaway is run by Winnie Hylton and her friendly, hospitable staff. With a casual and funky décor, the spacious bright rooms are immaculate and nicely decorated; each has a private bath, A/C, wireless internet, and views of the Caribbean as well as the surrounding Santa Cruz mountains from the balcony. Taking advantage of Treasure Beach’s laid-back, relaxing, slow-paced vibe, the rooms have no TV to disturb your peace. (But the main house is equipped with TV & VCR if you miss it.) The property is situated on a private cove and within strolling distance of other nearby coves for swimming or snorkeling, and has a large heated pool and poolside bar. Breakfast is included in the rate and other meals are available. Phone: 876.965.3893. Visit them on the web.
Two Seasons Guest House – Billy’s Bay, Treasure Beach
This brand-new 10-bedroom guesthouse/B&B opened in May 2008 and is nestled in a neighborhood among the gentle green slopes of Treasure Beach, with a fabulous view of the Caribbean. The simple brightly-decorated rooms feature private baths, ceiling fan and cable TV. Some rooms include a kitchenette. Second and third floor rooms have especially nice Caribbean and mountain views. The guesthouse also offers a common living room with TV and DVD. The owner plans to add a swimming pool on site, but you are within walking distance from public beaches, bars and restaurants. The entire guest house can also be booked for private events or family reunions. Phone: 876.571-0818 or 876.836.8487. Visit them on the web.
Villa Arcadia - Billy's Bay, Treasure Beach
Get off the beaten path and rent this bright, airy and charming cottage just steps away from the beach. The cottage has 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and sleeps 5. It would be ideal for a couple with kids or two couples. The grounds are nicely landscaped and there's a sparkling clean pool to enjoy. The house is fan cooled and has TV, DVD, CD, microwave, coffee maker, blender, toaster, and a recently added washing machine. The icing on the cake is that it comes with your very own cook and housekeeper, and all for a very reasonable price! Phone: 212.932.7864. Visit them on the web.
Villa Optima - Between Frenchman's Bay and Pedro Bay, Treasure Beach
If you have a group of up to 8 people, you may want to take advantage of this charming beachfront villa. There are 3 bedrooms & 3 baths. All rooms have A/C, fans, and the kitchen is fully equipped. It features cable TV, an ipod dock and a DVD and book library. A maid and chef is also provided and is included in the cost. There's also a playground for kids with swing and slide set and a trampoline. 2-night minimum.
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Wild Pine Cottages - Tide's Reach Lane, Great Bay, Treasure Beach
Enjoy rustic peace and excellent birding at Wild Pine. They are near a quaint fishing beach, and the guest house is ideal for couples, small groups or families. There are 2 double rooms, one upstairs and one downstairs, each with private bathroom, verandah, sun deck and shared kitchen. A small sheltered swimming cove is a few minutes walk away. Phone: 876.587.3402. Visit them on the web.
Whitehouse area (in the southeast corner of Westmoreland Parish, bordering St. Elizabeth)
If Not Paradise Where Guesthouse – 4 New Works, Whitehouse
This 10-room property is located on the hill on the South Coast in the small fishing town of Whitehouse which is in the far southeast corner of Westmoreland, with wonderful views of the Caribbean and the mountains. Designed in a beautiful plantation style with blue roofs and beg verandahs, the rooms are each unique with different color schemes. Each has a king bed, cable TV, wireless internet, lovely views, and breakfast is included in the rate. The property also features a pool and Jacuzzi, and warm and friendly service. The area consists of foothills surrounding several bays. Phone: 876.357.4078. Visit them on the web.
Star Castle Guest House – Whitehouse
This charming structure looks like a big white castle and is located on the hillside in Whitehouse, a small fishing town in the far southeast corner of Westmoreland parish. They offer 22 clean, spacious and nicely decorated suites, each with private bathroom. Amenities include A/C, satellite TV and internet access. Honeymoon suites come with a private Jacuzzi. The property has a outdoor pool and Jacuzzi and is also minutes from the beach. There is an on-site restaurant and bar, Star Castle Jamaica Restaurant, serving local specialties. They also offer meeting and/or wedding facilities. Visit them on the web.