JAMAICA INN OCHO RIOS, JAMAICA, CARIBBEAN
ANY HOTEL THAT ENCOURAGES DRESSING UP FOR DINNER GETS OUR VOTE
İt’s the perfect excuse to bring a bulging honeymoon suitcase, stuffed, of course, with all your purchases from NYC. And you’ll be glad you threw in your favourite cocktail dress once you clock this legendary Wedgwood-blue and white inn. Full of old-colonial glamour and complete with beachfront balustrades, wooden shutters and four-poster beds, it’s deliciously atmospheric.
JAMAICA INN OCHO RIOS, JAMAICA, CARIBBEAN ANY HOTEL THAT ENCOURAGES DRESSING UP FOR DINNER GETS OUR VOTE Photo Gallery
Men are still required to wear trousers and a shirt for dinner (although ties are now optional) and, when you’re sitting in the terrace restaurant, Martini in hand, it’s easy to imagine other famous guests from the 1950s (Marilyn Monroe and Sir Winston Churchill) doing the same. But, while it might be old-school at heart, the Jamaica Inn is far from dated.
The original rooms and newer cottages have been refurbished with infinity pools, outdoor showers and Indonesian/Caribbean fusion interiors, giving them a fresh look while retaining their original Insta-friendly features. And a special shout-out must go to the amazing staff, who’ll make you feel as though you’re in the (albeit fabulous) home of good friends – with suitably large wardrobes.
OUR KIND OF LUXE
You can’t help but switch off here: there are no TVs, clocks or radios in the rooms, and pastimes include nothing more strenuous than afternoon tea and croquet on the lawn, or lazing in a beach hammock with your favourite book. GO Turquoise (turquoiseholidays.co.uk) offers seven nights from £1,815 per person in a Balcony Suite, including breakfast, flights with British Airways and transfers.