Jakes Hotel Villas and Spa

Jamaica, Treasure Beach


Thank goodness there are lots of ways to exercise at Jakes, because from the minute you drop your luggage on the doorstep, you’ll be able to enjoy what many agree are the tastiest meals served anywhere on the island.

It’s all made from ingredients sourced locally, be it just-picked fruits and veggies or the catch of the day. Considered the bread-basket of Jamaica, the parish of St. Elizabeth (home to Jakes) is well-known for its high-quality fare. Farmers regularly visit the property proffering melons, tomatoes, thyme and scallions, while fishermen pull up to the shore with fresh seafood on a daily basis. The menu reflects a rock-solid commitment to the community, as well as a love of Jamaican cuisine.

Country Life, January 2011: "Jakes...the bohemian gem of Treasure Beach....There is nothing wrong with the world when you can get all the seafood you want, cooked any way you want..."