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Reviewed September 19, 2013

Jamaica's south coast is very different from the north, especially Treasure Beach where the sun is a lot meaner. Jake's hotel is a little gem along this beautiful coast, with little houses / cabins dotted along the rugged landscape. We stayed in a room called Abalone Up, which seemed like it was built right out of the earth with ancient techniques. The walls felt thick and cool - like an old timey plaster finish, and the room had skylights made from Coca-Cola bottles. The rooms were incredibly small - and the queen size bed made it appear very squashed. The point of the room I guess is to force you to go outside and take in the incredible landscape - and that worked! We spent most of our time chilling at the salt water pool, climbing the rocks, going to the Driftwood Spa and eating tons of lobster and pizza at Jack Sprats. I'd go back every weekend just for the food. Dinner at Jakes always felt like a family style setting and the cultural vibe there was real. It's the south coast, so I wouldn't say its the best beach, but if you really want to get away from the traditional all-inclusive, this is the spot to be.

Date of stay: April 2013
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jakeshotel, Manager at Jakes Hotel, Villas & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2013

Dear Guest,

The Jakes Family sincerely thank you for choosing Jakes Hotel, Villas and Spa 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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Reviewed September 12, 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.
Date of stay: August 2013
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Jakeshotel, Manager at Jakes Hotel, Villas & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 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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Reviewed September 7, 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
Date of stay: September 2013
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jakeshotel, Manager at Jakes Hotel, Villas & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 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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Reviewed September 4, 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.

Date of stay: July 2013
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Thank Staci B
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Jakeshotel, Manager at Jakes Hotel, Villas & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 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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Reviewed September 3, 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!

Date of stay: November 2012
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Jakeshotel, Manager at Jakes Hotel, Villas & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 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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