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Jamaica's Quietest All-Inclusive Resort

No need to splurge on the $47,000 Ultimate Luxury package to live it up at the Jamaica Inn. After taking in the resort's oceanfront views and Old Jamaica charm, I already feel like a million bucks.

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Jamaica's Quietest All-Inclusive Resort | Jamaica Inn | Cottage 5 | The View

Cottage 5 | The View

There's no better way to wake up than to a view like this. Stepping out on the terrace, I'm tempted to spend the entire day watching the water shift between shades of blue as the sun moves across the sky. So that's just what I do.

Jamaica's Quietest All-Inclusive Resort | Jamaica Inn | Cottage 5 | Master Suite

Cottage 5 | Master Suite

Comfortable and unfussy, Cottage 5 is just like home, except here, on the other side of the plantation shutters, is a gentle ocean breeze just waiting to come in.

Jamaica's Quietest All-Inclusive Resort | Jamaica Inn | Breakfast

Breakfast

It's great to have options. On mornings I felt social, I strolled over to the Restaurant Terrace. But most mornings I prefered to stay in my PJs, enjoying my first cup (or three) of coffee, an omelet and spicy escovitch via room service on the terrace attached to my room.

Jamaica's Quietest All-Inclusive Resort | Jamaica Inn | Terrace

Cottage 5 | Terrace

Toggling between a book and this view was all the action I needed.

Jamaica's Quietest All-Inclusive Resort | Jamaica Inn | Plunge Pool

Cottage 5 | Plunge Pool

Spoiler alert: This was the most difficult decision of my trip — take a dip in the plunge pool or wander down my private stairs for a swim in the ocean. Why choose when I can do both?

Jamaica's Quietest All-Inclusive Resort | Jamaica Inn | Living Room

Cottage 5 | Indoor Living Area

Even when it was time for a break from the sun, I didn't have to sacrifice the view.

Jamaica's Quietest All-Inclusive Resort | Jamaica Inn | Yoga

Early Morning Yoga

I wanted to make sure my jeans still fit after a week at the inn but didn't want to stray too far from my bliss-induced haze. Cue the spa's Thursday-morning yoga class.

Jamaica's Quietest All-Inclusive Resort | Jamaica Inn | Pool

Jamaica Inn Pool

The resort's pool was a nice change of scenery. Even nicer? Most other guests were at the beach, so I had the pool all to myself.

Jamaica's Quietest All-Inclusive Resort | Jamaica Inn | Beach Bum

Beach Bum

Of course I couldn't come to Jamaica and not put my toes in the sand. At the inn's private beach, there are no crowds to fight, no screaming children, no pounding music. Just bliss.

Jamaica's Quietest All-Inclusive Resort | Jamaica Inn | Dirty Banana Recipe

Dirty Banana

Teddy has been tending bar at the Jamaica Inn for 55 years, and leaving the resort without trying his specialty, a dirty banana, is just unacceptable.

Recipe:

  • 2 oz. Myers Rum
  • 1 oz. Smatt's Gold
  • 1/2 oz. Creme de Banana
  • 1 1/2 oz. Rum Cream
  • 1/2 oz. Tia Maria
  • Half a banana
Jamaica's Quietest All-Inclusive Resort | Jamaica Inn | Miss T's Kitchen

Miss T's Kitchen

Tucked away in a tiny cul-de-sac in Ocho Rios, Miss T's Kitchen is tough to find, but the curry goat, roti and jerk chicken make it worth the hunt.

Jamaica's Quietest All-Inclusive Resort | Jamaica Inn | The View

Days here end much like they begin: with unending views from the terrace of Cottage 5 ... and thoughts of that room service the next morning.

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