Beaches in Jamaica
Available to all guests
40 minutes west of Montego Bay. Let your hair down. Seven miles of white sand beach, clubs, restaurants, jerk joints, reggae, beach bars, vendors, water sports, partial nudity. Totally casual with a hedonistic vibe. Watch sunset from Rick's Cafe or The Pickled Parrot. Great diving and snorkeling on Negril's reefs. Hire a boatman.
Available to all guests
Don’t want to drive 40 minutes to Negril? Drive 15 minutes to a pristine Riviera-type white sand beach and gorgeous translucent aqua water in Montego Bay. Doctor‘s Cave Beach allows no radios, no footballs, no vendors. Crowd is a Jamaican-Euro-American mix. The beach is large, beautiful, secure and well managed. Tiled changing rooms are immaculate and offer inside and outside showers. Water sports are available for reasonable fees and three 20’ water trampolines are free. The Groovy Grouper Bar & Grill is a short walk across the sand. The open-air snack bar sells patties and burgers. Admittance fee is $5 and all services (beach umbrellas, canvas sling chairs, floats) are $5 or less. Take towels from your villa or rent towels for $3. Snorkel equipment and jet skis cost more. For souvenir shopping, the lively “hip strip” is just outside the gate.
In 1906, Dr. McCatty donated his beach property to found a bathing club in Montego Bay. The Club got its name because it was used by Dr. McCatty and his friends, mainly medical professionals who believed in its healing waters. At that time they entered the tiny beach through a cave. The crystal clear water has a temperature range winter and summer from 78 to 84 degrees Fahrenheit, 22 to 28 Celsius. Doctor’s Cave Beach was named one of the “best family beaches in the Caribbean” by Caribbean Travel & Life.
- Glass bottom boat $15 per person
- Parasailing $55 for half hour
- Snorkeling $5 per person
- Jet ski $60 for half hour
- All rates subject to change.
Walter Fletcher Beach
Available to all guests
Near Doctor's Cave Beach in Montego Bay. This is a less elegant but more lively beach and park that preteens and teenagers love. It features a full gym, theme bar and restaurant, souvenir shop, all water sports, playground, go-carts, music, night club, diving, jet skis, glass bottom boat, snorkeling via offshore boat to the nearby reef and security. Admittance fee is $10. Activities fees vary and are reasonable.
Doctor's Cave Beach and Walter Fletcher Beach are within a 10-minute walk or 1/2-minute drive of each other. I.e., guests wishing to read a novel and take a nap in the serene ambiance of Doctor's Cave Beach can be satisfied while their children romp on playful Walter Fletcher Beach nearby.
The Tryall Club
The 2,200-acre The Tryall Club is among the world's most beautiful golf courses. Tryall's 18 hillside and seaside fairways have been home to the Johnnie Walker, Mazda and other PGA championship events. In-house greens fees are offered to The Tryall Club guests. The resident pro offers workshops and private lessons. Complimentary shuttles or each villa's own golf cart transports guests from your villa's front door to all locations within the resort. Spend days on the sunny beach while waiters serve food and drink from the beach bar. Play tennis on nine Nova Cushion courts, some lighted for night play. Jog the marked trail; use the fitness and Internet rooms. Snorkeling, kayaking, hobie cat and sunfish sailing are complimentary. Glass bottom boats, charter fishing, a boat to the reef and any captained craft attract various fees. Enjoy the historic Great House with commissary, bar, cigar shop and fine jewelry store. Here, too, is the Great House Restaurant for Continental and Jamaican cuisine should you wish to dine away from the villa. Tryall is truly one of the distinctive private clubs of the world.
The Tryall Club was chosen by Conde Nast for inclusion on its Gold List of "the best places to stay in the whole world."
For The Tryall Club members only: Bougainvillea, Bumper's Nest, Calypso, Cielo, Coo Yah, Fairwinds, Following Seas, Harmony Hill, Haystack, Infinity, Karma Bay, Lolita, Mahogany Hill, Mirador, Phoenix, Pinnacle, Rose Cottage, Sea Salt, Seafore, Sunset, Tradewinds, Twin Palms, Vista del Mar, Viviana, Windrush and Yellowbird.
Round Hill Hotel and Beach Club
A special amenity available to guests in a select group of our villas is membership at Round Hill ... just minutes away and one of the finest private resorts on Jamaica's North Coast. Membership entitles guests to access Round Hill's private beach, fitness center (treadmill, free weights, rowing machine and guided aerobics) and tennis on hard-surface courts lighted for night play and with pro on call. (Charges apply to lessons and ball boys.) Round Hill also offers a jogging trail, gift shop, art gallery, beach bar, piano bar, evening shows, Continental cuisine in the hotel restaurant…and unforgettable long sunsets from the waterfront terrace.
For additional charges, members may enjoy the spa, Pineapple Kids Club, a range of water sports, Monday beach parties, Friday Jamaica Night parties, and the Business Centre with high-speed broadband stations,
PC connections and printers. (Internet access is billed at $13.50 per hour or $22 per 24 hours for guests to connect their own laptop. Both rates attract 8.25% tax.)
Round Hill was chosen by Conde Nast for inclusion on its Gold List of "the best places to stay in the whole world."
For Round Hill members only: Almond Hill, Blue Heaven, Cliffside Cottage, Goat Hill, Great River House, Hanover House, Hillside Cottage, Knockando, Longview, Noble House, Pimento Hill, Sea Island, Seaside Cottage, Serenity on the Beach, Summerland, Tranquility, Wild Orchid and Windsong.
Fees for beach club use and watersports may apply.
Rates are subject to change.