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
- 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
The hotel beach and grounds are immaculate, staff are effortlessly friendly, whilst the location is minutes from Frenchman's cove, Rio Grande river, Reach Falls and the Blue Lagoon. This combination of the superb property and proximity to these attractions is hard to beat.
We traveled independently to the hotel after dark and a long flight from London which was, in retrospect, not advisable given the condition of the roads. The food when we stayed was nice, although not superior to other comparable hotel restaurants. The room we had was sizable and opened out onto a garden and beneath a cove, whereby we could see and hear the tranquil ocean lapping the shore. There was a lack of period features in the room but it was pretty.
Trident will forever hold a very special place in our hearts. The service was absolutely amazing as was the food and the breathtaking views. This is now our 4th time and just when i thought it couldn't possible get any better; Shanique, Shavane, Donhilla, Jason and Lady Sunshyne proved me wrong. They went above and beyond the call of duty to make our weekend magical. Thanks to the entire trident team for a wonderful 1st anniversary weekend, it was completely memorable. We will be back year after year and will take our friends to share this wonderful experience.
We visited for one night from Kingston, for a birthday treat. It was great. We got upgraded - the room was amazing. We had a good time snorkelling at the beach. The food was super, the grounds lovely. This is such a nice hotel.
What a beautiful, elegant gem of a place to stay.
Only 13 rooms/villas all with their own small pool, beautiful private pool/patio area.
The rooms are incredibly spacious, and beautifully furnished with contemporary furnishings.
The hotel has its own private beach in a stunning location, it also has a lovely infinity pool which spills over into the Caribbean sea.
The hotel offers two restaurants, a bar, stylish lounges, and a fabulous cinema room which can be used for private screenings of your best loved movies.
The service we experienced went beyond anything I have ever been offered in other luxury hotels and attention to detail was outstanding.
This is a one of the very best hotels on the island of Jamaica.
An outstanding property located in a beautiful un-commercialized part of the island
Hello my Trident Family!!!
The very first thing I want whenever I get home to Jamaica is a coconut jelly! The first vender I find I stop and drink as much as I can take. This simple thing is so important to me.
Nuff nuff love to you all! My Wife Monique, Baby Kessi and I were really happy we choose this Home (Hotel). When the world runs to Ocho Rios, Negril or Mobay we run to Portland for tranquil peace, untouched beauty, True Taste of Jamaica, Warm Friendly People and a clean neat place to stay with a beach. Normally I would find all of this in different places (can’t name them all now) but Trident, We found everything at one stop😁. You made our trip back home to Jamaica this year an unforgettable experience. It felt good being somewhere and it seems that everyone is waiting to serve you alone. All our requests were met immediately. A smile was always awaiting us around every corner. I have already started advertising this place to my friends.
My checkin still has me stunned with the simple cool glass of coconut water😜. You really do don’t know what that did for me. I have never been checked into a Sandals, Moon Palace nor Marriott and got that! As I mentioned above of the importance of this you scored 5 stars from the get go!
All my Front Desk Family Members are Super Stars! Blessings to The Executive Chef, thanks for the tour and mi roasted bread fruit. Thanks to all the other Chefs for our Jamaican Breakfast and even the one who gave me a proper beating on the pool table🤣! Is a lucky ting mi neva mek a bet🤣! The Landscaping Staff, the place tun up. Mr Mango, those yellow heart breadfruit a seh one😁! All my Wait Staff were awesome, thanks for my Son’s porridge every morning. Mr Lifeguard/swim Instructor/ Snorkeler guide, thank you much, sorry we did not hit the beach much but that last morning was still a blast. Nicola you did a fantastic job with the tour of that castle, I hope your still singing “living it up”. Our House keepers, it felt good coming in to a room nice and neat everyday and night.
Everyone played there part in making our stay fantastic Mr. Lee Chin (Owner) you have a wonderful Team Working for you and I feel blessed being on the receiving end of this Family. See you all next year or sooner........can you make my glass of coconut water a bit bigger pleaseeeee🙈😜. Blessings again to everyone.
From the Willams Family.