I went for two weeks and should have stayed forever. The rooms are amazing I stayed in the bamboo tree house. Every morning you get a fried egg, toast, bowl of fruit and coffee or tea. They have goggles but if you can bring a surf board. There is a grocery store not so far away that sells cases and cases of red stripe. Don't forget bug spray and ignore all the various insects and don't feel bad when the jellyfish bite. The beach is not a beach but if you have a book you will do fine. The jerk chicken is amazing and you should go visit Davie's. The locals are all trying to sell you something anything they have rights to come on the beach but can't go up the stairs. If they get unberable the staff will deal with them. But they are more of a bother than anything else. The dogs are lovely and love to be petted. Bring a flashlight. You can catch a local cab in one minnute, the memory of the ride will last a lifetime. Pot holes really don't describe the chasms or craters that pepper the "roads". If you are driving you will come upon driving questions that stump the best of drivers. Like who has the right of way the car, the herd of goats, the pack of wild dogs and try not to run off the road they have some lovely turns called "see you no more". Guess why? They also have a volunteer program where you can stay at great huts and either help out at the nursing home for the blind or the homeless shelter in Port Antonio. Web service is spotty. They have an apiary and have some turtles. They have dinner and if you want it you have to tell them at breakfast but you would do better going around the area. Go to Woody's and get the pina colada. Then another. And one more. And then take a picture of it because you will never have one like it again until you go back to Woody's.
Have a great time! We all did!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Great Huts: Paradise on the Edge is an oceanfront resort on the lush northeastern tip of Jamaica. Modeled after a traditional African village, at once both rough-hewn and modern, it is a convergence of nature, heritage, spirituality and technology. Off the beaten path, but not far from the bustle and night life of Boston Bay and Port Antonio, Great Huts' jungle-cliff-beach habitat is a distinctive ecological and cultural experience. The African hut and Amerindian tree-house dwellings studded throughout the meandering, five-acre compound are comfortably furnished and decorated with uncommon African and Jamaican artifacts. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Great Huts Hotel Port Antonio
- Great Huts Jamaica/Port Antonio