Looking for a peaceful idyll in a piece of paradise? Stay at one of our private cottages and you’ll discover another Jamaica, far from the crowded all-inclusive of the tourist strip. Set above the gentle swells of the Caribbean Sea amidst expansive parkland and lush tropical growth, stunning cottages and rooms at The Great House villas provide comfort, privacy and access to the famous beach for which our resort is named.
There’s no other place quite like it. Think James Bond in Doctor No: sleek copper-roofed stone and glass cottages in a vibrant tropical setting. Developed in the 1960s, Frenchman’s Cove set the benchmark for top-end all-inclusive, the sort patronised by the very rich and the very famous, looking for the best of the Caribbean while protected from the public gaze. Even Royalty stayed here. Sadly damaged by Hurricane Gilbert in the 1980s, the main building, the cottages and the spectacular landscape have all been restored as a more accessible, environmentally friendly destination for those seeking peace and beauty a little off the beaten track. We host the environmentally friendly and socially conscious, whether as individual visitors, wedding groups or small conferences.
Our Home, Port Antonio, on Jamica’s eastern coast is nestled between the blue mountains and the Caribbean sea. port Antonio has preserved its charm as a sleepy fishing village whilst still offering the comfort, variety and adventure of a vacation hideaway.
Settled successively by Taino Indians, Spanish, and British, the town was largely developed in the late nineteenth century as a result of the development of the banana trade. With banana boats plying between Jamaica and the United States, visitors began arriving in Port Antonio, launching the beginnings of Jamaica’s tourist trade. Initially, large Victorian hotels were constructed high on the Titchfield Peninsula that separates Port Antonio’s lovely twin harbours.
Eventually the rich and famous discovered the delights of the area, with Hollywood swashbuckler Errol Flynn establishing himself on nearby Navy Island and other celebrities building villas along the coastline. Today Port Antonio serves as the market town for the surrounding area as well as boasting a fine new marina servicing the international yachting crowd.
Dining at Frenchman’s cove
Frenchman’s cove is the perfect place to relax and unwind. And to make mornings that little bit easier we provide all our guests with a complimentary continental breakfast which includes toast, boiled egg, juice, coffee, tea and fruits.
The beach is also home to an independently run restaurant that offers a range of light meals and snacks such as sandwiches, burgers and delicious local fried & Jerk Chicken. There are also a number of fantastic restaurants in the local area that reception are happy to recommend when you stay with us.
The Frenchman’s Cove estate provides acres of lush tropical forest and the jewel in our crown is our beach. All guests staying with us can enjoy our facilities without extra cost.
We also welcome visitors to spend the day with us and passes can be purchased at reception. For international guests a day pass costs $10 or JA$1000. Local guests (with valid identification) are charged at a rate of JA$800. Children below the age of 12years old can enter for half price.
We also provide free Wifi in a number of the main buildings across the estate including Reception, The Great House and the Beach Bar which allows open access to all guests at Frenchmans Cove.
If you are looking for advice as to how to reach us. Be it ground transport or arranging your entire flight and transfer, the team at Frenchman’s cove are happy to point you in the right direction. Feel free to contact us to find out more.