Beaches in Jamaica
Available to all guests
40 minutes west of Montego Bay. Let your hair down. Seven miles of white sand beach, clubs, restaurants, jerk joints, reggae, beach bars, vendors, water sports, partial nudity. Totally casual with a hedonistic vibe. Watch sunset from Rick's Cafe or The Pickled Parrot. Great diving and snorkeling on Negril's reefs. Hire a boatman.
Doctor’s Cave Beach
Available to all guests
Don’t want to drive 40 minutes to Negril? Drive 15 minutes to a pristine Riviera-type white sand beach and gorgeous translucent aqua water in Montego Bay. Doctor‘s Cave Beach allows no radios, no footballs, no vendors. Crowd is a Jamaican-Euro-American mix. The beach is large, beautiful, secure and well managed. Tiled changing rooms are immaculate and offer inside and outside showers. Water sports are available for reasonable fees and three 20’ water trampolines are free. The Groovy Grouper Bar & Grill is a short walk across the sand. The open-air snack bar sells patties and burgers. Admittance fee is $5 and all services (beach umbrellas, canvas sling chairs, floats) are $5 or less. Take towels from your villa or rent towels for $3. Snorkel equipment costs more. For souvenir shopping, the lively “hip strip” is just outside the gate.
- Glass bottom boat $15 per person
- Parasailing $55 for half hour
- Snorkeling $5 per person
- All rates subject to change.
Experience the pristine Riviera-like white sand and gorgeous translucent aqua water right in Montego Bay.
In 1906, Dr. McCatty donated his beach property to found a bathing club in Montego Bay. The Club got its name because it was used by Dr. McCatty and his friends, mainly medical professionals who believed in its healing waters. At that time they entered the tiny beach through a cave. The crystal clear water has a temperature range winter and summer from 78 to 84 degrees Fahrenheit, 22 to 28 Celsius. Doctor’s Cave Beach was named one of the “best family beaches in the Caribbean” by Caribbean Travel & Life.
Doctor‘s Cave Beach allows no radios, no footballs, no vendors. Crowd is a Jamaican-Euro-American mix. The beach is large, beautiful, secure and well managed. Tiled changing rooms are immaculate and offer inside and outside showers. Water sports are available for reasonable fees and three 20’ water trampolines are free. The Groovy Grouper Bar & Grill is a short walk across the sand. The open-air snack bar sells patties and burgers. Admittance fee is $5 and all services (beach umbrellas, canvas sling chairs, floats) are $5 or less. Take towels from your villa or rent towels for $3. Snorkel equipment and jet skis cost more. For souvenir shopping, the lively “hip strip” is just outside the gate.
Doctor's Cave Clubhouse
Members of the Bathing Club may also enjoy the Clubhouse which features:
- Full gym
- Pool table
- Sitting room
- Shaded verandah
- Meeting room
- Changing rooms with showers, steam and sauna
Walter Fletcher Beach
Available to all guests
Near Doctor's Cave Beach in Montego Bay. This is a less elegant but more lively beach and park that preteens and teenagers love. It features a full gym, theme bar and restaurant, souvenir shop, all water sports, playground, go-carts, music, night club, diving, jet skis, glass bottom boat, snorkeling via offshore boat to the nearby reef and security. Admittance fee is $10. Activities fees vary and are reasonable.
Doctor's Cave Beach and Walter Fletcher Beach are within a 10-minute walk or 1/2-minute drive of each other. I.e., guests wishing to read a novel and take a nap in the serene ambiance of Doctor's Cave Beach can be satisfied while their children romp on playful Walter Fletcher Beach nearby.
The Tryall Club
The 2,200-acre The Tryall Club is among the world's most beautiful golf courses. Tryall's 18 hillside and seaside fairways have been home to the Johnnie Walker, Mazda and other PGA championship events. In-house greens fees are offered to The Tryall Club guests. The resident pro offers workshops and private lessons. The Tryall tennis club features nine Nova Cushion courts, some lit for night play, with world-class pro’s on call. All white attire required.
The beach is well planned for parents and children. Have lunch at the beach bar. Work out in the well-equipped gym and compete in the new Usain Bolt Games Room at the Great House (teens love it). Jog the marked trails. Snorkeling, kayaking, Hobie Cat and sunfish are complimentary. Glass bottom boats, charter fishing, a boat to the reef and any captained craft attract various fees. Enjoy the week’s events, including the Monday Night Manager’s Cocktail Party and the Wednesday and Friday night beach parties and buffets.
On the hill, enjoy the historic Great House for daily 4:00 tea and sweets. Shop at the convenient commissary and chic boutique, and meet for happy hour and snacks at the casual bar. Also at the Great House is the new Usain Bolt Games Room open all day and night for ping pong, pool, air hockey, foosball, shuffleboard, chess and checkers, board games, comfy reclining chairs and HDTV. And don’t miss the massive Tryall pool (ping pong table there too). The Tryall Club is thoughtfully designed to please toddlers, preteens, tweens, moms, dads and everyone from teens to octogenarians.
Round Hill Hotel and Beach Club
A special amenity available to guests in a select group of our villas is membership at Round Hill ... just five minutes from the villa and one of the finest private resorts on Jamaica's North Coast. Membership entitles guests to access Round Hill's private beach and tennis on hard-surface courts lit for night play and with pro on call. (Charges apply to lessons and ball boys.) Round Hill also offers a jogging trail, gift shop, logo shop, beach bar, piano bar, Wednesday Manager's Cocktail Party, Continental cuisine in the hotel restaurant ... and unforgettable long sunsets from the waterfront terrace. For additional charges, members may enjoy the spa, Pineapple Kids Club, fitness center, a range of water sports and parties (Monday beach party and Friday Jamaica Night). Round Hill’s beautiful new enclosed and open gym pavilions near the spa at Welcome Wharf are slated for completion by Thanksgiving 2014 and are offered to non-hotel guests U$25 per day. The renovated spa has a new lounge, retail shop, men’s and women’s lockers, changing rooms and showers. The new Beauty Salon has comfortable new sofas for pedicures, hair, makeup and manicures.
Additional Fees - subject to change
Gym: $25 per person, per day
Kids Club: $20 per child, per day