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By Crystal Holness
If you are looking for a Jamaican getaway which is off the beaten path, Jake's hotel in Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth offers you a unique holiday experience in a serenely beautiful setting.
The brainchild of owner Sally Densham Henzell, Jake's has been providing guests to the island's south coast a truly original and welcoming environment for more than twenty years.
You will feel right at home in one of Jake's charming rooms, cottages, or villas, designed by Sally herself, each has their own distinct character and style to suit your personality and preferences.
The property itself is a delight to explore with its many tropical plants and fruit trees, winding paths, and amazing views of the sea. Whether you want to swim, soak up some rays on the beach, or just relax, Jake's has something for every traveller.
Singles and couples, as well as larger groups or families will have no problem finding accommodations to suit their needs at Jake's hotel.
Here you can choose from a comfortable room in one of the many lovely and eclectic cottages which are each decorated with a different flair and offer gorgeous views of the sea or garden which you can enjoy from your own veranda.
All are air-conditioned and include a fridge. If you are looking for something larger, why not book one of the multi-bedroom cottages?
These delightful little houses have anywhere from two to four bedrooms and feature a full kitchen and extra living space indoors and outdoors.
The three luxurious, well-appointed villas offer you the ultimate in space with all the little extras you need to feel pampered and comfortable during your stay, and they each have their own private pools, some with a jacuzzi or hot tub as well. Special honeymoon suites are available for newlyweds too.
At Jake's you will find just the right mix of relaxation and adventure. Spend your days soaking up the sun and splashing in the sea at the Jack Sprat Beach, or take a dip in the tiled, salt-water swimming pool.
Yoga enthusiasts have come to the right place, as Jake's offers professional instruction overlooking the water, available as both group and private lessons. Excursions to nearby points of interest such as YS Falls and the Black River Safari can also be arranged.
The hotel's Driftwood Spa is just the place to spoil yourself with a soothing body wrap, sensuous massage, or try a new hair style and get a manicure or pedicure.
Most accommodations at Jake's are free of the modern distraction of phones and televisions, but if you wish to stay connected, there is a media room which features wireless internet, a flat screen TV, and a selection of DVDs, CDs, and games.
Reading for some real activity? Get fit and take part in Jakes Annual Triathlon -its signature event (Read more)!
During your stay at Jake's you can count on being served only the freshest and tastiest food, most of which comes from local farmers and fishermen.
Enjoy meals that are healthy and delicious at Jake's two great eateries.
There is Jack Sprat's, which offers a laid back, casual environment and a nice selection of “comfort foods” such as pizza and seafood dishes, and bonfires every week.
Or, for a more formal dining experience you can try Jake's Country Cuisine, with a varied and exciting menu of culinary creations by the very talented hotel chef.
Jake's prides itself in offering its guests homemade, authentic recipes for everything from the appetizers right down to the desserts.
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Jakes Hotel, Villas & Spa
DIRECT NO.: 1-876-965-3000/1-876-965-3145/
FAX: (876) 965.0552