The relaxed beauty of the natural island landscape accented by vividly designed cottages is the defining visual aesthetic of Jakes. The resort's winding beachfront property features a mosaic tiled sea-water swimming pool, paved pathways between rooms and to and from the beach, and shady, low-slung palm, ackee, almond, coconut and guinep trees that are complimented by aloe vera plants, pine cactus, desert rose and bougainvillea.
Why Choose Jakes Hotel, Villas & Spa
A total immersion in enjoyment, the villas at this romantic Jamaica hotel are completely different. Each infused with a special, Jakes-brand of cool: a little bit of this and thatâ€”antiques, bric-a-brac, mismatched collectibles, lots and lots of artâ€”all come together in charming and memorable fashion. Yes, they’re comfyâ€”wildly so; but, they’re also an ode to eclecticism. Think sprawling, one-of-a-kind beds, antique furniture, ceiling fans and louvered windows shaded by bamboo blinds. Liberally sprinkled throughout are touches of glass, bead and shell fretwork and works by Treasure Beach artists. Oh, and lots of brightly colored bottles worked right into the walls.
Accommodations at Jakes Hotel, Villas & Spa
Designed by â€œmulti-hyphenateâ€ Sally Henzell (she’s a poet-painter-photographer-art director and adventurer!), each accommodation fits seamlessly into the landscape (and beachscape too!). Every room features an amazing view of the ocean or garden, and offers equal doses of outdoor and indoor space. Why? So you can commune with nature to your heart’s contentâ€”soaking in the Jamaican sun, tuning in to the crashing surfâ€”and then nip back inside for a deliciously long and lovely siesta!
Dining at Jakes Hotel, Villas & Spa
Thank goodness there are lots of ways to exercise at Jakes, because from the minute you drop your luggage on our doorstep, you’ll be able to enjoy what many agree are the tastiest meals served anywhere on the island. The best part? It’s all made from ingredients sourced locally, be it just-picked fruits and veggies or the catch of the day. Considered the breadbasket of Jamaica, the parish of St. Elizabeth (home to Jakes) is well-known for its high-quality fare. Farmers regularly visit the property proffering melons, tomatoes, thyme and scallions, while fishermen pull up to the shore with fresh seafood on a daily basis. The menu reflects a rock-solid commitment to the community, as well as a love of Jamaican cuisine.
After a long day of running around, sunning around or simply swaying back and forth in a hammock immersed in a great book, it’s time for a drink. How about our signature concoction? (It’s called the â€œJakes Specialâ€ and it’s not to be missed. Ask for it with Blackwell’s rum!) Whatever your pleasure, you’re sure to find itâ€”along with lively conversation among people who come from around the world to visit Jakes.
Activities at Jakes Hotel, Villas & Spa
Surrounded by some of the most beautiful and rugged terrain on the island. And, just a bit further from Jakesâ€”accessed by jeep or boatâ€”a whole other world of adventure awaits. Head up Black River and check out the mini-crocs. Swing on a rope vine across truly spectacular falls. And if you’re simply in the mood for a cocktail or two after a bit of sight-seeing, they’ve got just the place for your cheers.
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Address: Calabash Bay, Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica