Our room with a mahogany four poster bed and a private balcony in the treetops overlooking the Caribbean was the perfect respite. The Estate has history, character, flora, fauna, and a wonderful staff. I made the reservations from Central America and Dennis was the epitome of efficiency, transforming my requests into a "made to order", "no problem" stay.
The highlight of our stay was a private cooking class given by Dosette. If you have ever visited Jamaica you know how important the crust is to the national staple of meat patties. Well, Dosette showed us step by step how to make vegetarian patties that were exceptional with a crust so flavourful and flakey that I will be the envy of all my friends if I can replicate it back at home. She also showed us how to make a gorgeous brown stew fish that we enjoyed for supper. (We loved the patties so much we ate them again for breakfast with ginger pickapepper sauce)
Richard and Shoshonna were there to meet our every need; they also added depth and colour with their wealth of information about the local customs and food.
We had the extensive grounds all to ourself and the gardener of 20+ years gave us a private tour. Allo, the driver contracted for us by Dennis, picked us up right on time in Kingston and drove us to the property with a stop for lunch at Discovery Bay.
From start to finish our stay was a throwback to a time when people were pampered in lush surroundings ... And we loved it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An intimate and romantic Inn overlooking the blue Caribbean Sea, High Hope Estate is located near Ocho Rios and is truly one of Jamaica’s little known secrets. Five beautifully furnished guest rooms are located on acres of botanical gardens. High Hope offers guests the peace, tranquility, and natural beauty expected when vacationing in Paradise. Each guestroom, with names like the Hibiscus Room and Royal Palm, are furnished with English and Jamaican antiques. All have baths en suite and verandahs offering spectacular views of the blue Caribbean and the green hills of St. Ann. Turn down service is offered nightly. Acres of botanical gardens surround you providing refuge to countless varieties of tropical birds, flowers and fauna. Sunrises and sunsets are spectacular and you will probably find fireflies in your room at night. Peace is the order of the day. Eight other members of staff make up the team that look after your every need. Chef Evadney has won awards for her creations that are predominately Jamaican but with an Italian influence. We offer lunch and dinner service served on your private verandah, by the pool, or in the romantic setting of the Meditation Hut. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- High Hope Estate Jamaica/Saint Ann Parish