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
Just as billed, Trident delivered big for us! Their location is amazing. Service is beyond belief. And their small, intimate setting was the perfect. The rooms are comfortable, beautifully decorated, and private. The bar was a favorite of ours. Same for the fitness center. And the infinity pool. All exquisite!!!
Lovely and serene. Villa was up to my standard and taste( believe me I am very hard to please). Staff were friendly and accommodating.
Do hope they keep up the excellent standards there.
Would highly recommend. Pity they don’t do All inclusive.
Just one serene night spent here, and we'll definitely be back for a longer stay. The service was excellent. From the moment we arrived, the front desk/bellhop team to the restaurant wait staff, groundsmen and Arthur the lifeguard, everyone effortlessly delivered the sort of 5-star service you tend to find only 'here and there' in Jamaica. The private plunge pool for your villa and the amazing view and sound of the sea/waves were just 👌
We stayed at this wonderful Hotel for five glorious days! The hotel itself is absolutely beautiful and the views are breathtaking! Although we were not the only guests in the hotel, it actually felt like we were there alone! - it was so peaceful...
Private beach with wonderful lifeguards Arthur and Akeem! All the hotel staff reminded me of a real family of people!
Special mention to Shanique for her kindness and efficiency throughout our stay and during the booking
And of course i can’t go without mentioning Dwight, the Hotel Manager who was so charming and an absolute delight!
This hotel is definitely one of Jamaica’s treasure!
We can’t wait to come back!!
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.