Caroline Lever

Jakes

with Caroline Lever www.carolinelever.com
  • Where:Treasure Beach, Jamaica.

  • Why:A pre-Christmas escape.

  • When:Mid-December

  • Who:Me and my guy.

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Highs & Lows

  • Jakes is a bohemian jewel. A cluster of brightly coloured bungalows nestled amongst the trees, down mosaic pathways…mine was set facing the ocean with the most perfect private deck.

  • Starting the day doing yoga with a women called Empress, on the deck, facing the ocean, with pelicans flying overhead…need I say more?

  • The vibe at Jack Sprat restaurant. This place is a real local hangout.

  • Daytrip to YS Waterfalls.

  • Jakes is dedicated to sustainable community tourism. They donate a $ a night to Breds, a foundation that funds community education and conservation projects. Jakes treats its sewage for irrigation purposes and uses solar panels to heat its water. Jakes swimming pool is saltwater which means the water is “recycled” daily when pumped to and from the sea, and all the produce in the restaurant is grown locally.

  • No mini bar, room service or bathroom amenities… if you care about that kind of thing.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Plastic Free

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Total: 43/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Bohemian boutique.

  • Vibe

    Very chill.

  • Location

    Treasure Beach

  • Rooms

    67, including villas,

  • Music

    Reggae

  • Year Opened

    1993

  • Designed By

    Sally Henzell

  • Pool/Gym

    Pool and yoga deck. No gym.

  • Restaurant

    One poolside restaurant and Jack Sprat next door.

  • Bar

    Poolside bar plus a bar at Jack Sprat.

  • Minibar

    No

  • Wifi

    Yes

  • Children

    Yes

  • Price

    Mid.

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