What We Love
- A yoga deck with 180-degree Caribbean Sea views
- The free-form swimming pool
- Claw-footed outdoor tubs in each of the Octopussy Suites
- The onsite spa, which is built around a coral cove
What To Know
- Most of the meals here are made with just-caught seafood and/or produce from the surrounding fields
- The hotel was named after the owners’ parrot
- Visit between October and May, when the sea is at its calmest
- The hotel hosts the Calabash International Literary Festival every other year
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Rainbow-hued bohemian escape on southern Jamaica’s secluded Treasure Beach, with rustic cottages, a saltwater pool, and off-the-beaten-track charm
Jamaica’s southern coast is void of the opulent resorts found in rollicking Montego Bay or Ocho Rios—but that’s all part of its rugged charisma. This family-run establishment claims cinematic lineage (its owner, Sally Henzell, was married to one of the country’s most famous filmmakers) and is the antithesis of a flashy chain. Henzell, a former set designer, worked her movie magic on guest rooms, so no two are exactly alike in size or style. From the Gaudi-inspired suites, studded with shells and sea glass, to an Art Deco-style cottage that practically kisses the sea, nearly all 35 accommodations here offer beach views, so you’ll be treated to a surf soundtrack—the perfect accompaniment to a chilled afternoon drink. Sunsets, especially photogenic here, are best glimpsed from Dougies, an unassuming, thatched-roof bar that serves as the hotel’s unofficial headquarters, thanks, in part, to its crowd-pleasing rum punch. Happy hour should continue with a pie at Jack Sprat’s, the onsite pizzeria, which dishes up locally inspired toppings like lobster and jerk chicken, followed by stargazing from your rooftop.
In the Area
If you can brave the winding, pothole-heavy trip, Treasure Beach is just over a two-hour drive from Montego Bay Airport and three from Jamaica’s capital, Kingston. If you’d rather skip the wild ride, you can hop aboard a commuter plane, which lands at Lionel Denshome Aerodrome, just ten minutes from Jake’s (the front desk can assist you with booking a flight). Once you’re here, the hotel’s deep-rooted community connections mean that there are plenty of local operators to take you fishing and biking across this unvarnished part of the island.
How to Get There
I had the pleasure of vacationing in Treasure Beach , Jamaica this past October. Beautiful people,gorgeous beaches, excellent lodging and delicious food. Any one traveling to Treasure beach...Jakes ( lodging ) should be your destination. They go that extra mile for you.
For our 1st time coming to Jamaica we have chosen JAKEs and it was absolutely the right choice. This area is such authentic in the way of how the Jamaican spirit still live with such great food (see my rating for Jakes dining), nice cottages with sea view and very good service.
Most of the people work there for many years which shows for me that the hotel is doing things right.
They offers great help for travels like Pelican bar or others.
It’s absolutely quite here and far different from spots like Negril. It’s worth to spent the ~ 3hrs going south.
We will come back for sure!!
We went to Jake's for the weekend and had such a lovely stay. We stayed in Abalone up and it was extremely private despite having someone below. The room was very clean, and we enjoyed the ocean view and lounge area. This room does not have an outdoor shower but the terrace made up for it. We lounged around all day. I would suggest if you plan to lounge at night to carry not only off spray but candles to burn outside to keep the mosquitoes away. My partner barely got bit but I sure did (mosquitoes seem to love me anyway). The food I would say was ok. Jack sprat restaurant was ok but I did enjoy the breakfast at Jake's restaurant very much. There are so many places on property to take fun pictures. It was truly a great experience and we will definitely be returning.