What We Love
- The spa's scrub treatments menu, which uses local ingredients such as Blue Mountain coffee, lemongrass and guava
- Small, secluded private beach and beach bar
- Gorgeous infinity pool with ocean views
- Top-notch Japanese-Jamaican fusion fare and live music at Mike's Supper Club
What To Know
- A 10 percent service charge (plus tax) per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- The resort's private beach and its bar are sublime, but they're on the small side
- You’ll need a car or taxi to reach Port Antonio, Blue Lagoon and other local sights
- Port Antonio is a two-hour drive from Kingston’s international airport and a three-hour drive from the Montego Bay airport
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Set on a rocky ledge beside the sea, the Trident feels more like a sprawling private manse than your typical Jamaican resort. Architect Earl Levy’s original design is a pleasing pastiche of British colonial and Hollywood fantasy, everything updated to current times via a yearlong $20 million revamp completed in early 2013.
Bed and Bath
Retro Rat Pack. The Trident’s 13 villas feature Midcentury Modern decor that wouldn’t look out of place in a vintage Palm Springs home. The beiges and creams are offset with splashes of red, blue and other primary colors and funky furniture pieces like cowhide coffee tables and ’60s-style molded armchairs. The Caribbean vibe doesn’t start until you step outside onto your private oceanfront terrace with a plunge pool, daybed, lounge chairs and a bathtub big enough for two. Among the electronic gadgets are flat-screen TV with satellite channels, free WiFi and free international phone calls. The bathrooms feature elongated sinks for two and large walk-in showers with rainfall showerheads. Air conditioning takes the edge off the tropical heat, but you hardly need it with an ocean breeze blowing through the open windows and patio door.
Mike’s Supper Club blends a 1920s speakeasy feel with contemporary urban touches far removed from the tropical terrain outside. The menu is a blend of Japanese and Jamaican dishes, the music a mélange of live jazz and calypso bop, the band arrayed around a lipstick-red vintage baby grand piano. Among the fusion dishes are Blue Cave chicken with coconut curry sauce and callaloo, the Calypso sushi roll, and Red Stripe beer–battered shrimp tempura. Another surprise is the Time Bar, an intimate indoor drinking spot that channels Manhattan far more than the islands. Sip one of the premium rums (such as Appleton Estate Reserve) neat or on the rocks — although the Bloody Mary and Moscow Mule are equally awesome. Relax in the adjacent Explorer’s Lounge, with its leather sofas, picture books and pool table. Or arrange a private showing of your favorite movie in the media room. The Trident’s recent remake also included a boutique spa with indoor and outdoor treatment areas facing the sea, and a fully equipped gym. Walkways lead to an infinity pool overlooking the sea and a private cove on the property’s western edge that features a small, sandy beach and a shaded wooden deck.
In the Area
To the east of the Trident, Frenchman’s Cove is often listed among the world’s most beautiful beaches, and the nearby Blue Hole lagoon as the most gorgeous spot in Jamaica. Farther east, sample the jerk pork, chicken and fish at the celebrated roadside stalls of Boston Bay and cool off at secluded Reach Falls. West of the resort is historic Port Antonio, with its British colonial architecture and Navy Island. Adventure options in the area including running the Rio Grande on a traditional bamboo raft and the downhill bicycle ride from Blue Mountains National Park to Buff Bay.
How to Get There
Whilst only being able to stay for a couple of nights, this was a great location with lovely grounds, great staff and excellent food. Rooms were clean and well appointed and a great overall atmosphere.
Port Antonio is my favorite travel destination of all time. Next to GeeJam, the Trident is one of the top hotels I have enjoyed. It’s open ocean-front location, and modern elegance create a ambiance of tropical luxury. Stay during the Boston Beach Jerk Fest for an authentic, off the beaten path, Jamaican experience.
We stayed there for 5 nights, this hotel exceeded our expectations. Since our arrival we were very impressed with the beauty of the hotel and landscape.
Room are more than beautiful, they have a private garden with plunge pool.
Hotel has a man-made beach small but nice. Infinity pool is just amazing as well as the gym, you have all what you need and more.
We ate almost every day at hotel restaurant, breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Food was great, fresh and tasty.
What really makes the difference, though, is the people working there, starting from GM, an incredible nice person to reception, restaurant, Spa and beach staff.
I couldn't mention them all but what I can say is they are so nice and friendly in a genuine way that you really feel at home.
This is what makes your holiday really "special"
We had a chance to visit the castle, linked to the property with a nice path behind the Spa (I forgot to mention it, just amazing) and the Helipad.
It's a perfect spot for wedding, it really worth while a visit.
The GM was so nice and attentive, we had a lunch together close to where he leaves and he showed us the beauty of the surrounding hills.
Definitely recommended. We will come back soon.