Jamaica Inn Ocho Rios is simply fantastic. A boutique hotel with only 53 suites and villas nestled around a perfect crescent shaped beach, it's comfortable, elegant and casual at the same time. I was most impressed with the staff who were so proud of their tenure and keenly aware of your every need. The inn has been owned by the Morrow family for over 50 years and Eric Morrow goes out of his way to meet new arrivals.
Jamaica Inn is all about gracious service. Breakfast can be eaten in open air dining rooms or delivered to your room. Every morning it's quite a sight to see all the young men moving quickly and gracefully through the resort with huge trays balanced on their heads. Complimentary afternoon tea is served buffet style and there is always someone there to describe and serve what's on offer. I'm not a fan of strangers touching the food I eat so I especially appreciated the service. Before dinner, there are complimentary hot and cold appetizers in the bar as well as bowls of home made crisps and ridiculously addictive coconut chips. Dinner is served under the stars with a live band playing. The atmosphere is magic and the food and selection exceptionally good. The menu rotates every 14 days so there's no chance to get bored.
The wine list included a fine selection from the US as well as impressive old world offerings. The wines were served at a good temperature, a somewhat difficult task when room temperature is about 30 Celsius. I also really liked the fine wine glasses. Many resorts skimp on this and I don't care if you call me a wine snob, the glass matters.
Many guests at Jamaica Inn are regular annual visitors, it's the kind of place that you confirm next year on departure. I think that says it all.
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