Photo courtesy of Geejam
This tiny hideaway overlooking the sea near Port Antonio originally served as a live-in recording studio for performers such as No Doubt, Alicia Keys, and Amy Winehouse. Although recording sessions still go on, Geejam is now a seven-room hotel, its guests often honeymooning couples acting out fantasies having nothing to do with rock and roll. Geejam’s cabins, especially, are very private, and guests sometimes spend days taking meals on their veranda and splashing in their outdoor Jacuzzi without being seen by anyone but the staff, who appear only when called. Of course, who wants to stay hidden forever when the Bushbar restaurant promises convivial chitchat, an occasional game of pool, and even live music? Not to mention that the hotel beach, in a cove across a road at the bottom of the property, promises four-poster sunbeds and, yes, Wi-Fi.
By Bob Payne, AFAR Contributor
An All-in-One Experience
The Bushbar has been deemed Jamaica's #1 restaurant out of 456 listed rivals, so without question it's Jamaica's best! Feast on local and international cuisine, and in particular a unique brand of Jamaican fusion fare, which blends home-style West Indian spices with cutting-edge global recipes. The restaurant was recently nominated by the Jamaican press as one of the "top ten most fascinating places to hang out." It boasts a feature like no other with its eclectic fusion of Jamaica's finest music and acts (such as the Jolly Boys) alongside top-shelf cuisine and signature drinks to more than satisfy any drinker's delight!
By Dale Geejam
It Aint About Golf!
With a staff ratio of 4 to 1, Geejam is a vacationers paradise, as customer service goes beyond your expectations with immaculate cabins and grounds 24/7! The private hotel is nestled in a lush, tropical jungle overlooking the Caribbean Sea and framed by the majestic Blue Mountains. This 6-acre property boasts the well known Geejam Music Studio, 7 double rooms that consist of 3 deluxe cabins, 1 suite and a self contained 3 bedroom villa, a pool, jacuzzi and its own private beach. Its no wonder this best kept secret has been a temporary home to Rihanna, Drake, Alicia Keys, Ceelo and Gwen Stefani to name a few. Geejam Hotel is the secret that should be shared!
By Dale Geejam