Jamaica Inn - Ocho Rios, Jamaica -
Ranked among the world's best resorts by Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure, historic Jamaica Inn has played host to a number of world personalities like Winston Churchill, Marilyn Monroe, Noel Coward and Ian Fleming. Today the resort, located on a private beach in Ocho Rios, is a romantic destination for couples and anyone seeking a slice of authentic Jamaica.
Cornflower blue buildings, white column arches and balustrades overlooking the aquamarine sea, all reflect the island's colonial past. Suites with ocean views are particularly coveted; rooms have white walls hung with West Indian prints, pastel accents, tropical wooden furniture, and Jamaican antiques, and cottages are equipped with large marble bathrooms with separate shower and tub.
For dining at the Jamaica Inn, a breakfast of local specialties is served at the Restaurant Terrace, with the Seaside restaurant a favored lunch venue for light fare (or a full-scale international meal from the around the world section). Romantic evenings at the Dinner Terrace begin with hors d'oeuvres and move on to a six-course menu served under the stars with a live band playing in the background.
The Inn's exclusive KiYara Ocean Spa has an extensive menu of holistic treatments. A fitness center, sunfish sailing, snorkeling and croquet are available on the hotel premises; the front desk can arrange off-site activities such as windsurfing, sailing and diving.