If Montego Bay attracts the masses, then Port Antonio, on Jamaica’s lush northeast side, is where in-the-know travelers go to escape that scene. With just a handful of cabins, suites and villas set on 46 lush acres in the foothills of the John Crow and Blue Mountains, this boutique property feels like the kind of place a rock star would stay (and indeed they have, thanks to the on-site recording studio). The Caribbean Sea is at Geejam’s doorstep, and you’re close to Port Antonio’s revered watering holes at Frenchman’s Cove and Blue Lagoon, too. Perched overlooking the forest and water here is Bushbar, one of Jamaica’s most unique restaurants, where the island’s flavors get an Asian infusion to a most magical effect.
Plan at least one meal off-property at the restaurant called Soldier Camp (the hotel’s concierge can arrange your transport), where the ex-US-Army owner proffers dishes such as crawfish and curry goat.
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Visit : Fodor’s Jamaica Guide