Jamaica Inn Hotel



Family owned for more than 60 years, this idyllic spot has been visited by the glitterati of Hollywood: Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller honeymooned here, Ian Fleming drank martinis and Katharine Hepburn, Noël Coward and Errol Flynn came by for some R&R. They were drawn, presumably, by the complete package it offers – a private beach so appealing that hawksbill turtles nest and hatch every summer; a food offering that takes you from beach grill to Caribbean lobster to afternoon tea and everything in between; and an oceanfront spa to soothe every ache. These days, the saltwater sea bath in a cliff-side setting is complemented by yoga classes and treatments using ingredients sourced from local farmers. Rooms range from suites with sea views to beach bungalows, cottages on a bluff with private infinity pools and a veranda suite right on the water.

Doubles from £346. 00 855 441 2044, jamaicainn.com

Words by Alex Mead.

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