by Whitney Rife
Owned by Chris Blackwell, the man who gave us Bob Marley and U2, Jake’s is an eclectic resort cliff overlooking the rocky Treasure Beach from its cliffside perch. Cottages are designed with vivid colors and artistic architecture, reflecting the laidback, fun nature of the resort. Jake’s features many different varieties of accommodation, including family-style, four-bedroom villas. In keeping with the natural stress-free ambience, most rooms do not include televisions. Jake’s prides itself on creating a personalized experience for families by making picnic baskets and ordering nannies when needed. As a family, you will want to spend some quality time at the saltwater swimming pool on the grounds. Two onsite restaurants serve a variety of delicacies, from seafood to ice cream. Jake’s also runs many onsite activities, such as bike routes and fishing. Offsite, there are a variety of tours and excursions, like the Black River Safari.
Our Editor Loves
- Saltwater pool
- Biking trails
- Eccentric decor
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.