Geejam

Port Antonio, Jamaica
  • Geejam
    Summary

    Originally founded by music producer Jon Baker as a recording hideaway that played host to No Doubt, Common, India.Arie, Björk and Gorillaz, among others, Baker has now joined forces with fellow music industry veteran Steve Beaver to metamorphosize Geejam into an insider escape. The result? A stylish equilibrium between ultra-modern technology and the intrinsic grace of Jamaica's organic island vibe and sensibility.Unsurpassed digital amenities and contemporary feel redefine the traditional Caribbean accommodation. Here, Apple iTV comes standard, as does the lush jungle atmosphere. Located on six acres of the lush San San Estate, the property extends from the foothills of the John Crow and Blue Mountain chains to the Caribbean beachfront. A mix of self-contained deluxe cabins, suites and villas, Geejam's sleek design is fused with a rootsy tropical attitude. Within immediate proximity is Frenchman's Cove -- voted by Condé Nast as one of the world's top five beaches -- and the equally enchanting Blue Lagoon, Geejam sits tall amongst several other stunning beaches. The property borders Drapers, a little uknown village until Gwen Stefani of No Doubt gave it props at the 2003 Grammy Awards, as a result of the band recording their last album at Geejam. A ten-minute drive west will find you in the historic town of Port Antonio, the capital town of the parish of Portland, located on the northeast coast of Jamaica and shrouded by the Blue Mountains. Home to the Errol Flynn marina, it boasts a thriving hub of local culture, with a varied nightlife, including Ska bars, Reggae sound-systems and nightclubs. Also within easy reach are excursions to the cascading Scatter, Reich and Somerset waterfalls -- a day's rafting being a must at one or more of these extraordinary natural wonders. Hiking and jet skiing are also popular sports in this part of the island. The legendary Grace Jones summed up her recent Geejam stay in the guestbook, by writing simply, "I came. I saw. You conquered me!"

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    In our opinion

    This is a fantastic place for a holiday. With so much to offer and so much to see we don't think you could ask for anything more!

    Very exclusive and in such a beautiful part of Jamaica

    Fabulous ultra-modern interiors

    Extremely high levels of service

    Fantastic food in such a relaxed atmosphere

    Fantastic snorkelling

    Fantastic views

    Definitely Jamaica's best kept secret

    Very romantic We really think that to discover the Undiscovered, Geejam is the place to stay in Jamaica.

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    Hotel key features

    Spa

    Recording studio

    Perfect for couples and honeymooners

    Child friendly

    Fine dining

    Private cabins

    Secluded beach

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    Accommodation

    Sprawling vistas, cloistered tropical niches, breathtaking beachfront and forest hideaways make Geejam a singular high-end resort experience. The sea air, the ocean sun and the balmy Caribbean breeze emote a twenty-four-seven atmosphere of organic elegance, capturing that mystical spirit of the natural high, while preserving the shabby chic vibe that is intrinsic to all Island Outpost properties. A well-proportioned mix of upscale interiors matched with the intrinsic beauty of the natural environment enlivens the senses. The treated wood decks, palm tree-lined stone paths and groves of avocado, breadfruit, sour sop, cashew nut, plum apple and star fruit trees combine to create a Caribbean Garden of Eden in the womb of a tropical paradise. The centerpiece, which also serves as the foundational structure of the Bushbar, is composed of two three hundred year-old fig trees whose majestic sweep add a sublime scale to the already awesome indigenous landscape. Sanwood, the original villa, was designed by renowned British architect Anthony Wade in the late 1960's and is distinguished by a contemporary nautical theme. Included with the three guest rooms (SW1-3), are two upper deck verandas, a kitchen, outdoor pool, and media lounge, all of which provide a stylish, next-level living environment. The main room, doubling as a media lounge, and featuring an audio/visual library and a private photographic and pop art collection from the likes of Geejam aficionados Banksy and Juergen Teller amongst others, is a place to work, play or recharge in the company of like-minded globalistas. Deluxe Cabins - Sanwood, the original villa, was designed by renowned British architect Anthony Wade in the late 1960's and is distinguished by a contemporary nautical theme. Included with the three guest rooms (SW1-3), are two upper deck verandas, a kitchen, outdoor pool, and media lounge, all of which provide a stylish, next-level living environment. The main room, doubling as a media lounge, and featuring an audio/visual library and a private photographic and pop art collection from the likes of Geejam aficionados Banksy and Juergen Teller amongst others, is a place to work, play or recharge in the company of like-minded globalistas. Ska boasts a deliciously situated Jacuzzi on one of its two verandas, which overlooks the forest and the ocean beyond. In addition, glass doors that can be opened for a spectacular interior-to-exterior experience enclose its spacious interior. Perched on the side of the hill, Ska's location gives way to a singular view of the undulating ocean and the sprawling Jamaican horizon. Mento - Highlighted by its lush rain forest surrounds, Mento is the ultimate nest for luxurious escape. This deluxe cabin also features an indoor bathroom with a steam room leading onto a patio, complete with a hammock for morning and evening relaxation. Located in a private niche, Mento fuses all the intimacy of a secluded hideaway. The cabin's high ceilings and white linens lend an atmosphere of elegant minimalism, complimented by a sweeping panoramic overlook of forest and sea from the extended veranda. Rocksteady is just a stone's throw from both the Spa & Gym, and overlooks Geejam's own Mack Bay waterfront. The balcony is the perfect spot for morning breakfast or an evening aperitif before dinner. Rocksteady also has a double steam room, which is ideal for really sinking into your skin. Drum and Bass Suite - A signature suite, housed on the ground floor of the recording studio, Drum & Bass is something of a music head's most far-flung fantasy. Brazilian cherry wood foldout panels turn the room into a virtual outdoor veranda. Mesh sun chairs and wicker chaise lounges compliment the connecting full-scale deck. Almost a room in itself, the oversized bathroom is furnished with a steam shower and a Philippe Starck bathtub. Foldout windows give way to a heart-stopping oceanic panorama. You can literally soak in the tub to the sound of the waves. The following amenities can be found in each guest room on the property:

    500 thread-count cotton sheets

    Hard wood floors and custom-made blackout blinds, all of which add to the finely orchestrated palette of 'über-luxury' ethos.

    Some of the bathrooms are highlighted by a spa-quality steam-room within the shower.

    A compact digital surround sound system exists in each room, going by the pseudonym of George, which allows you to view Apple iTV (offering an ever-expanding menu of movies to choose from), and play and charge an iPod, all in the comfort of your room.

    On arrival, a cell phone is provided to guests, for use throughout their stay, thereby enabling communication with all the hotel services, other guests and of course, with the outside world.

    Broadband Internet wireless connection is available throughout the property, both indoors and out.

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    Facilities

    Dining - Feast on bespoke local and international cuisine, and in particular a unique brand of Jamaican and Asian-influenced fusion fare, which blends home-style West Indian spices with cutting-edge Asian-influenced recipes. Exotically mouthwatering combinations make this type of dining a new adventure in culinary alchemy.

    The in-house pastry chef prepares a daily selection of croissants, danish, and elemental breads to breakfast on. A traditional continental menu is available, as well as a variety of Jamaican starters, including steamed dumplings, ackee and salt fish, plantains and seasonal fruits and garden-fresh vegetables. All meals are served with a selection of teas, cappuccino and freshly squeezed fruit juices. A full bar is available for lunch and dinner.

    As an added convenience, Sanwood features its own dining facility where guests can make selections from an a la carte menu from the Bushbar. Alternatively, Sanwood's chefs are available to prepare Jamaican home-style cuisine exclusively for the residents of Sanwood villa.

    Massages - A wide range of luxurious massages are offered, including Swedish, aromatherapy, lymphatic drainage, pre-natal, neuromuscular / deep tissue, and Geejam's own tropical touch.

    Facials - Facials are performed using daily fresh ingredients - to suit each individual skin type.

    Aside from a sensual massage, indulge yourself with an aromatherapy manicure & pedicure.

    Fitness - The fitness facility features free weights, a punching bag, a treadmill and yoga mats. Neil, a personal strength trainer, who specializes in stretch therapy, is available on call.

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    Other activities

    Walk to Geejam's private beach at Macks Bay, just a stroll to the bottom of the property, where you can snorkel, swim or paddle in unique glass-bottomed kayaks, taking in some of the most natural reefs on the island.

    Or if you prefer, a driver will drop you a few minutes away at any one of the neighboring white sand beaches of Frenchman's Cove, Blue Lagoon, Pellew Island, San San Beach, Winnifred Beach, Boston Bay or Long Bay where you can swim, snorkel, jet-ski, kayak or embark on a deep-sea fishing outing with an experienced crew.

    Rafting down the Rio Grande is another option, and a popular favorite - complimented by a home-cooked on-site river lunch of local fare, bringing you so close to nature you can almost taste the landscape.

    By Day - The town of Port Antonio is a lush cornucopia of local culture nestled in a relaxed coastal setting. Book a session at the dive shop located at the Errol Flynn marina in the historic quarter of Titchfield - the Flynn marina was named in memory of the iconic "swashbuckling" film star who called Port Antonio home during the town's fashionable renaissance in the 1960's - and then indulge in an afternoon ice-cream along the boardwalk. Sampling the fresh catch of the day at one of the local outposts at the fishing village situated along Folly Road is the perfect union of food meets folklore. There's also a Craft Market, Art Gallery, Supermarkets and Commercial Center catering to both necessity and whim.

    By Night - An evening's dining can be arranged at one of the local restaurants, including the Italian owned San San Tropez or Norma's at the marina, which specializes in contemporary Jamaican fare. A sunset promenade down the market street or Harbour Street is always a great infusion for the senses. Also noteworthy is a walk through the cobble-stoned interior of the Village of St. George emporium. In addition there are local sound-systems, Ska bars and nightclubs should you wish to sample the town after dark. Port Antonio prides itself on its history, culture and the natural beauty of its environment. Thanks to its off-the-beaten-path location and word-of-mouth recommendation, the town is a welcome diversion from the traditional tourist destination.

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    Prices

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    From $263 Per Person Per Night Sharing - Bed & Breakfast

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