Port Antonio is a small, historical city in the northeast of the island of Jamaica, with magnificent authentic landscapes and a variety of activities, enabling visitors to discover the culture of the island. Nature lovers will be delighted by the area’s lush and typically tropical flora, as well as its fauna which includes lizards of all colors and more than 300 bird species, like the warbler, small falcons and the fantastically colored hummingbird, one of which, the Streamertail, is the symbol of the island. It possesses magnificent green and violet feathers and either a red or a black beak. The natural décor is endless with the superb Blue Mountains and numerous rapids and waterfalls, under which it’s possible to swim. A total change of scene is guaranteed. The island’s numerous beaches, especially on this side of the island, are all known for their extraordinary beauty. It’s hard to choose between the Blue Lagoon, a small, bluish green cove, where visitors can have dinner or a delicious cocktail after a day in the sun, the Frenchman’s Cove, very popular with Jamaicans and guest staying at the adjacent villages or the San San and Boston beaches, ideal for a day of sun and relaxation.
“To stay happy, stay hidden” could easily be the motto of the Geejam, a luxury hotel barely ten minutes from Port Antonio. After having take a road lined with palm trees, we discover the well hidden, idyllic surroundings of the Geejam, its jade colored sea, blue sky and find sand…paradise as far as the eye can see. The hotel is unique in a number of ways. There’s no reception area, no salon and no common swimming pool. Communication with the personnel is via the mobile phone given to each guest upon arrival.
The Geejam is reserved for a handful of privileged guests, since it only has seven rooms, divided up in the following fashion: three one bedroom villas, a suite and villa with three independent bedrooms. Each room has a very simple and pure décor, although they possess all the modern comforts one would expect of a hotel in this category…and more, like the large windows that let in the natural light, white walls that conserve the freshness, bathrooms with steam baths, a teak terrace, a veranda with a Jacuzzi and a panoramic view of the Caribbean Sea and the Blue Mountains surrounding the hotel. The villas are far enough away from each other for a guest to feel totally isolated from the world, while comfortably settled into his or her own private hammock.
The Geejam Beach is just a few steps away: a magnificent cove of white sand and turquoise blue water at a perfect and irresistible temperature. The hotel is also very near the Frenchman’s Cove, one of the world’s most beautiful beaches.
Meals are inspired by the island’s culinary traditions with additional exotic Asian touches and served either in the rooms or at the Bush Bar in an authentic and refined atmosphere.
Before becoming a hotel, the Geejam was a recording studio which was used by a number of artists including Gorillaz and Bjork. One of the associates of Chris Blackwell, founder of Island Records, runs the hotel. Even today, guests can take advantage of the peace and quiet and leave their luxurious rooms to record their own song with the help of professionals and the most up to date technological equipment, in the studio set up in a villa.
Five stars / Property of Island Outpost group / Luxury / Former recording studio / Discreet / Intimate / Tropical / Magnificent beaches / Close to Frenchman’s Cove / Authentic Jamaican culture / Jamaican, Asian-influenced & international cuisine / In-room dining / Bar / Spa / Outdoor swimming pool / Gym / Water sports / Babysitting service
Open all year
Double occupancy from 476 euros
Norman Manley International Airport (KIN) - Kingston
Port Antonio P.O. Box 7312
Jamaica, West Indies
Approximately 15 hours
- 8 hours in summer / - 7 heures in winter
Hot and humid tropical climate
Mean temperature : 29°C
Passport valid six months after return
No visa required
No vaccinations required
The Jamaican dollar (JMD)
English, Rasta patois
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+33 1 75 43 70 26 *Our reservation department is always happy to assist you via phone or via email. We are open Monday to Friday 9am to 18pm (GMT +1).