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The Resort at Wilks Bay

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Gallarate, Italy
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Hospitality is the first thing you experience when you arrive in this haven of rest. It was late evening when we arrived from a long trip and yet we found a table by the sea perfectly set with a light dinner. From then on we always had really good meals with great diversity of fruits, vegetables, fishes and local products...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After a week at an all-inclusive near Montego Bay in early February, we wanted to experience the more "authentic" Jamaica with several additional days off the beaten tourist track and far away from the cruise ships. The Port Antonio area, and more specifically the Resort at Wilks Bay seemed perfect for this purpose. Our expectations were exceeded, to say the...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

James and Mary run a brilliant gem in Port Antonia. We have travelled all over the island and stayed in many hotels including Goldeye. Everything works and the cooks are the best we have ever had on 25 visits to Jamaica. Plus they take you to local events...vinyl night,The Jolly Boys playing etc if you want Great location and a...

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Durham, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Wilks Bay for a week with my close friends and family to celebrate my belated 50th B-day and my son's actual 18th B day. It was our 4th trip to Port Antonio and once again Mary & James went out of their way to make sure everyone had a great stay. The staff is caring and warm. They make...

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London
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an awesome place. We sought relaxation and we found it and more at Wilks Bay. The bay is stunning. A beautiful backdrop which you have a direct view of from your accommodation. Lovely pools, plenty of grounds for kids (and adults) to run around in. Small private beach worked tirelessly on by the team to keep in tip top...

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Beckenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for the real thing, this is Jamaica. Wilks Bay has recaptured the heyday of tourism for the rich and famous in 1960s Port Antonio at a reasonable cost. It is a small family run business with the owners on site attending to every detail. The stylish accommodation, beach, pool and grounds are kept spotless by a...

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Thank Monica W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location and view from this resort are amazing; and the on-site property owners and staff are even better. My wife and I traveled from Pennsylvania in the middle of January to celebrate a friend's birthday. What an excellent time we had! Although this was our first time in Jamaica, a return visit to Wilks Bay is definitely on our...

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Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

It is difficult not to simply repeat what other reviewers have written, but I will try. Wilks Bay is wonderful! Our family of four was looking for an out of the way (not a big all-inclusive resort), experience type vacation spot in Jamaica and Wilks Bay was perfect. We did not want the crowds, the bars, or the resort food....

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Mississippi
Reviewed 30 December 2016

I struggled with how to rate the Resort at Wilks Bay. The trouble was not with Wilks Bay itself-- not at all. The trouble is the rating system, as Wilks Bay exists somewhere outside the typical but restrictive 1-5 stars ranking. Asking me to pick a star level for Wilks Bay is like asking me to rate a visit to...

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New York, NY
Reviewed 11 December 2016

We had such a wonderful time at Wilks Bay. James and Mary were excellent hosts, and the location was breathtaking. We particularly enjoyed snorkling in the bay, hanging out in the freshwater pool, and the AMAZING cooking of our housekeeper/hostess Nadine. Make sure you request mackerel rundown, ackee and saltfish, coco tea and homemade sorrel juice with ginger. Fantastic overall!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about The Resort at Wilks Bay

Address: Drapers P A, Port Antonio, Jamaica
Region: Caribbean > Jamaica > Portland Parish > Port Antonio
Price Range: $380 - $1,174 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Port Antonio
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Port Antonio
#3 Romantic Hotel in Port Antonio
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“Ground floor suites have best access to everything”
 of 5 bubbles shdewdney, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are great, but the small cottage is closest to the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles baruthski, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I think that the second floor rooms are probably with better views and yuo can leave your balcony doors open.”
 of 5 bubbles JNDsunshine, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All good. Great views”
 of 5 bubbles JeffD875, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All apartments face out to the bay. We had the ground floor in a 2 storey.”
 of 5 bubbles Caribou4T, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
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