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The Resort at Wilks Bay

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 21 February 2017

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...

Thank shdewdney
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 February 2017

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...

Thank David H
Durham, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 19 February 2017 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...

Thank Amy F
Reviewed 18 February 2017 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...

Thank Siharris28
Beckenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2017

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...

Thank Monica W
Reviewed 29 January 2017

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...

1Thank Scott M
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....

Thank Chris P
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...

2Thank secarte2
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!

2Thank baruthski
Miami Beach, FL
Reviewed 5 December 2016

We visited the area to attend a Wedding at the Trident Castle. Wilks Bay was a perfect place for pretty much all we needed. Accommodations were very comfortable; we rented a 1 bedroom on the second floor with a balcony. Assigned cook/cleaner was excellent as we ate red snapper, shrimp and lobster Jamaican style. We ate on our balcony overlooking...

Thank JNDsunshine

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Room 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: $377 - $1,165 (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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“Very small place. Every room is a good room!”
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“All rooms are good”
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“You cant go wrong with any of the rooms here”
642scottj, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have lovely views. You might want a top floor for slightly better views, but you can't go wrong with any of them.”
RobySue, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All rooms face the cove.”
dina942015, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
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