You'll find a wide variety of unique Portland & Port Antonio Jamaica hotels and other lodging options listed here, from rustic bungalows to comfortable cottages to luxury accommodations. There's something for everyone and every budget!
Manchioneal/Long Bay/Long Road area
Hotel Jamaican Colors - Ross Craig District, Long Bay, Manchioneal
To start you off, we invite you to read our personal review of this charming little gem at TripAdvisor.com This is a perfect example of a great little Jamaican vacation spot, about a 30 minute drive east of Port Antonio, Jamaica, with accommodating owners, all the amenities (pool, jacuzzi, food, drinks, 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.
Blue Heaven Seaside Cottages – Long Bay
If you want to wake up to beautiful sunrises in your own little rustic cabin on the beach, consider Blue Heaven. The structures 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. There are 3 simple cottages; the largest has a full kitchen, private bathroom, and its own private patio overlooking the Caribbean. Another also has a private bath and the third shares a bathroom a few steps away. A continental breakfast is included in the rate and will be prepared at their on-site cookshop/bar along with any other meals you desire. Phone: 876.715.4336 or 876.448.9605.
Pimento Lodge Hideaway Resort - Rose Garden, Long Bay
Check out this new (2010) accommodation on the hillside in Long Bay, 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, and each has a verandah with a wonderful view of the Caribbean. The swimming pool is under construction and there will eventually be a restaurant. 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.
Villa Marjai Bed & Breakfast - Long Bay
Here's a cute new 1-bedroom/1-bath "villa" in a quiet, newly developed residential area of Long Bay. It's a 3-minute drive (or 15 minute walk) to the main Long Bay beach and about 15 minutes by car from Boston. The owner lives on the premises in a separate home, so it's safe, secure and meticulously maintained. The interior is spacious and tastefully decorated with a covered verandah, tiled floors, hardwood doors and furnishings. There's a king-sized bed, ceiling fans, cable TV, wireless Internet, and maid service, and the reasonable rate includes a hot home cooked breakfast. The owner provides discounts for extended stays. Oh... and the bonus is the tiny beach just 500 feet away - a mini Frenchman's Cove! I love Long Bay and plan to put this charming cottage on my bucket list for my next trip. Phone: 876.554.8583. Visit them on the web.
Zion Country Eco-Beach Cabins – Muirton Pen District, Long Road
The 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.
Boston Bay/Fairy Hill area
Great Huts - directly behind the Boston Jerk Centre, Boston Beach
This unique, beachfront eco-tourism destination near Port Antonio, Jamaica, 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.
Micshur Guest House – All Spice Grove, Fairy Hill
In 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
The 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$50-$70 for a 1-bedroom cottage, US$100 for a 2-bedroom. 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
In 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.
Port Antonio area
Bay View Eco-Resort & Spa - Anchovy (just east of Port Antonio)
In 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. Visit them on the web.
Demontevin Lodge – 21 Fort George St., Port Antonio, Jamaica
If 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. 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 email@example.com. Visit them on the web.
El Cielo, The Spa Palace - San San (just east of Port Antonio)
On 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.
Geejam - Drapers and San San area (just east of Port Antonio)
Ranked #1 of the Port Antonio area hotels by travelers at TripAdvisor.com, Geejam, 10 minutes east 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.
Goblin Hill Villas – San San Bay (just east of Port Antonio)
This 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.
Hotel Mockingbird Hill - Drapers and San San area (just east of Port Antonio)
This 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.
Jamaica Heights Resort – Spring Bank Rd., southwest of Boundbrook
This 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.
Kanopi House - at the Blue Lagoon, San San
Wake 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.
Ocean Crest Guest House (B&B) – Titchfield Hill, Port Antonio
On 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.
Ridge Bay Chateau - Anchovy (just east of Port Antonio)
I don't usually list villas that do not offer individual rooms for rent but this lovely brand new cottage in beautiful Portland is too nice not to tell you about! Nestled in the hills of Anchovy on a ridge overlooking Turtle Crawle (or Turtle) Bay, you cannot beat the spectacular views from this property. It is located about 10 minutes east of Port Antonio and is very near Trident Castle. Rent this self-contained cottage for yourself, your group of friends, or your family (it will comfortably sleep 6 but can accommodate 8 for a surcharge) and have a living room, dining room, full kitchen and 3 spacious bedrooms with 2 beautiful, modern private bathrooms, all to yourselves. The cottage is immaculate and decorated in a bright and colorful tropical style. Please view their photos on the web. Ridge Bay is an unbeatable value for the price. Enjoy the privacy and the spectacular views of the Caribbean from your own little private, reasonably-priced piece of paradise in lush Portland, Jamaica. And free Internet access now available! Phone: 876.855.0338 or 876.817.4316. Visit them on the web.
San San Tropez – Drapers and San San area (just east of Port Antonio)
Across 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.
Search-Me-Heart Guesthouse - Drapers (just east of Port Antonio)
With 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.
St. Margaret's Bay area - just west of Port Antonio
Rio Vista Resort – St. Margaret’s Bay, Jamaica
Located 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.
Spring Garden Bed & Breakfast - St. Margaret's Bay
Built between 1992 and 1993 on a deserted beach near St. Margaret's Bay, Spring Garden B & B offers 3 double/triple rooms and 3 bathrooms in its lush, green surroundings of Portland Parish. This eco-tourism property has won various environmental awards and has 100% solar and wind-generated energy! They prepare your Jamaican breakfast daily and will prepare dinner for you as well, on demand. Nearby attractions include beautiful Somerset Falls and Port Antonio. Phone: 876.358.8727. Or contact the owner, Lothar Schlegel, directly via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Visit them on the web.