Port Antonio is fertile, tropical charm incarnate, not the Jamaica you've heard about in the songs. For many years this has been the island hideaway of stars and royalty alike. Port Antonio itself is a charming mess of elegantly dilapidating Georgian architecture surrounded by markets and little warrens of streets. And the odd strolling goat. Outside the town is a lushly vegetated stretch of coastline. The best places to stay in Port Antonio are small, tucked away and hard to find, but you will find them listed here.
Port Antonio is where the well to do built their Jamaican holiday mansions with aplomb, many of them along the Titchfield Peninsula, and there are some fun follies as well as graceful manors. The natural harbour - probably one of Jamaica's finest, has been converted, with no expense spared, into the Errol Flynn Marina, where the well to do still wander amongst their pretty boats and ships.
The beaches here tend to be tucked away secluded coves, but if you're looking for an interesting, historic and stylish spot, then this is the Jamaica for you. But don't forget to plan well ahead if you want to book one of the best places to stay ih Port Antonio - like all Caribbean top spots they get booked up well in advance.
Port Antonio, Jamaica
Elegant, eco-friendly hilltop hotel. Rooms feature muslin-draped four posters & bamboo furniture but no phones or TVs. Outdoor pool, spa treatments and rooftop canopy. Some of the best food on the island is served in the ocean facing restaurant. Chilled and charming - perfect for total escape.
Gorgeous hotel set amid six lush acres. Rooms feature darkwood floors, white furniture, wooden terraces and enormous bathrooms. All rooms come with built in entertainment systems. Outdoor pool, gym and spa treatments. Superb Caribbean fusion food in the restaurant. Secluded and chic.
Contemporary beachside hotel. Villas have stone floors, big bathrooms, 1960s style furniture, private terraces and plunge pools. Outdoor infinity pool, manicured gardens, private beach area, spa and gym. Two excellent restaurants offering western or local cuisine. Luxurious, chic and glamourous.