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Jakes Hotel, Villas & Spa
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Treasure Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
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“Quiet, beautiful place”
Reviewed 12 September 2013

I went to Jake's in August, 2013 for the first time and had a great experience. Stayed in one of the garden rooms, called Cowrie Down.

The rooms were comfortable, the food was tasty, and the bar will make you all sorts of juices and blended drinks. I would probably stay in one of the houses directly facing the water next time, just because they're so pretty, and because a private veranda right on the ocean is a great thing.

There is a nice area with beach chairs and sand right on the water, and a small pool that's good for cooling off. You can't swim right off of Jake's, but right off the property, there are miles of very quiet beaches with swimming and a bit more shade.

It's about a 2 hour drive from Montego Bay airport to Jake's, but if you're staying more than a few nights, it's worth it. Totally not the all inclusive party scene, but great for lazy days (except for the 2 hour yoga classes you can take every day) and quiet nights.

Room Tip: Book one of the houses facing the water; they're lovely.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Jakeshotel, Manager at Jakes Hotel, Villas & Spa, responded to this review, 23 September 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

The Jakes Family sincerely thank you for choosing Jakes Hotel, Villas and Spa and appreciate your valuable feedback.

We look forward to having you stay with us again.


Kind regards,

Yvonne and rest of The Jakes Family
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Kingston, Jamaica
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Reviewed 7 September 2013

My husband is a big fan of sport bird shooting. He does this in St Elizabeth and I journey with him for a true relaxation vacation and the perfect spot is Jakes. Very environmentally friendly. Great staff and healthy food. Fresh organic food. Great drinks at Dougies Bar. Relaxing and very beautiful property. Driftwood spa is also amazing. Very rustic and natural place to be.

Room Tip: Beach view. Cockles or octopus
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Jakeshotel, Manager at Jakes Hotel, Villas & Spa, responded to this review, 23 September 2013
Dear Trisha T,

The Jakes Family sincerely thank you for your loyalty and appreciate your valuable comments.

It is always a great pleasure to have you both staying with us and look forward to your next visit.


Kind regards,

Yvonne and rest of The Jakes Family
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

I loved the villas at Jakes. This is a perfect place for those who want to spend quality time with others and not spend time cooped up in the room watching tv. It's a resort perfect for those who are not into all-inclusive, trendy, large scale hotels.

The pictures on their website say it all.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Jakeshotel, Manager at Jakes Hotel, Villas & Spa, responded to this review, 23 September 2013
Dear Staci B,

The Jakes Family sincerely thanks you for choosing Jakes Hotel, Villas and Spa and we appreciate your valuable comments.

We look forward to having you stay with us again.


Kind regards,

Yvonne and rest of The Jakes Family
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Peterborough, Canada
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

Have stayed at Jakes on several occasions and never fail to be impressed by the staff, atmosphere, food and services. Pool side setting is ideal. The variety of rooms-accommodations is also enticing. Make this place part of your Jamaican holiday...you will not be disappointed!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Jakeshotel, Manager at Jakes Hotel, Villas & Spa, responded to this review, 23 September 2013
Dear Kevin,

The Jakes Family sincerely thanks you for your loyalty over the years and appreciate your valuable comments.

We look forward to having you stay with us again.


Kind regards,

Yvonne and rest of The Jakes Family
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Gilmanton Iron Works, NH
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

Jakes is a wonderful place to get away from the glitzy tourist resorts and yet still enjoy being waited on. The buildings are uniquely designed and laid out in such a fashion that you don't feel piled on top of each other. The food is terrific, changing daily, served outdoors over looking the ocean.

The sea water pool is an interesting experience. Although they have a sand "beach" area to lounge on (with a cold drink in your hand) they do not have ocean swimming due to being on the rocks. However, you can walk a short distance and hunt shells, watch the fishermen and play in the water on a lovely beach, usually sharing it only with a few birds.

While Jakes is not The Ritz, you will find everything and everyone to be very professional and yet friendly. Don't miss out on the chance to have a massage at the spa! The spa rooms open to the ocean and there is NOTHING better than a terrific massage with the sound and smells of the ocean blowing over you. Simply magical and worth every penny!

I will go back as soon as possible.

Room Tip: Not all buildings are right on the water, albeit they are within earshot of the water.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Jakeshotel, Manager at Jakes Hotel, Villas & Spa, responded to this review, 23 September 2013
Dear Guest,

The Jakes Family is touched by your heartfelt comments about your experience at Jakes. It is through the comments of our valuable guests that the Jakes Family continues to provide world class service to our guests.

We look forward to having you stay with us again.


Kind regards,

Yvonne and rest of The Jakes Family
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Ormskirk
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

I have to say this place is beautiful, extremely relaxing, very cool and elite- great pool and food.
Went there for a 3 week break however after a week we both began to get cabin fever and decided to move on to Ocho Rios, Mo Bay & Negril for the remaining 2 weeks
Cant remember the name of the house we stayed in at Jakes but I think it had Starfish all over,
Whilst we were there we did a trip in a dug out on Black River Croc spotting which was super with a huge local guy called Ted.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

Since our Son's beautiful wedding and reception at the Calabash Bay Villa in 2011, my wife and I have returned 3 times. We've stayed at Mussels, Octopussy 2 and Sweet Lip this year (2013). Now it's more than a vacation! The owners and staff are so gracious and genuine they feel like family.
I could write a book about our experience, but for now I"ll say this;
Every time we stayed there the rooms were clean and the food was excellent by Chef Docri and his staff. The calalloo eggs for breakfast and jerk kingfish for supper are musts. The ambiance is very relaxing, however, feel free to enjoy a cool beverage and and dance with your special someone at Dougie's bar, or quietly watch the incredible sunsets.
To sum it up:
"Warm smiles and words to greet you,
Great food and drink to heal you,
Local people share their stories,
The environment takes away your worries,
A sway and rhythm never out of reach as you stroll along the beach,
You'll come back again and again to Jakes in Treasure Beach".

For those of you in Quebec, check out "Le Cuisinier Rebelle" on the Evasion channel.
Chef Antoine Sicotte expresses very well some of the experiences you'll enjoy!
Pour ceux qui viennent de Québec, regarder "Le Cuisinier Rebelle" sur Évasion.
Chef Antoine Sicotte exprime très bien quelques expériences vous aller avoir.

Room Tip: A family of 4 - 6 will be comfortable in Mussels. For a romantic stay choose Octopussy 1,2 or 3.
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Jakes Hotel, Villas & Spa
Address: Calabash Bay, Treasure Beach, Jamaica
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Region: Caribbean > Jamaica > Saint Elizabeth Parish > Treasure Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Treasure Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Jakes Hotel, Villas & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"Chicest shack in the Caribbean" – Vogue Magazine. --- "Welcome to one of Caribbean's funkiest resorts, where reggae and rock stars, doctors and lawyers, writers and artists come to taste the real Jamaica." - Island Magazine. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Jake`s Hotel, Villa And Spa
Jake`s Hotel, Villa Hotel Treasure Beach
Jakes St Elizabeth
Jakes Hotel St Elizabeth
Jakes Jamaica
Jakes Hotel, Villas & Spa Jamaica/Treasure Beach

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