Jakes Hotel Villas & Spa located at the beach in Treasure Beach, Jake's is close to Calabash Bay and Billy Bay Beach. Additional regional attractions include Parrotee Pond Man
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Read up on the characters, setting and plot that make Jakes singular, lyrical and altogether memorable. From us to all, one love.
The Legend: The late Perry Henzell co-wrote and directed Jamaica’s first major motion picture that burst reggae into new international consciousness. According to Rolling Stone, The Harder They Come has the best movie soundtrack of all time. The legacy endures, all over, just right.
The Architect: The wondrously inventive Sally Henzell is a set designer, poet and artist to the core. With nary a lick of architectural education, she’s built up the islands most iconic properties. Each comes to her in a dream, of the earth and undulating with fearless color.
The Activator: After his mother opened Jakes, Jason saw in her audacious idea a business opportunity. He proved the unseen south coast could indeed become a true destination. Then came his own big vision… building the region’s preeminent Sports Park acr oss the street.
The Educator: Jason’s wife Laura imagined a driftwood enclosed yoga deck above the sea and a world-class spa with island aromas below-and made it all happen. She recruits top yogis to Jakes and teaches herself. Plus, she opened a brilliant primary school for area youth.
The Enricher: Jason’s sister Justine works to sustain and protect her father’s artistic legacy. And along the way, she enhances the world with her own films and ideas. She is a producer behind Calabash, the powerhouse literary festival that’s rendered Jakes an artistic pilgrimage.
1660S SHIPWRECK SWEETSPOT: When a Scottish ship sank close to Treasure Beach, its sailors swam up and stayed. They married beautiful Jamaican women, originating a concentrated genetic jackpot of gorgeous Jamaicans with Scottish surnames, light eyes, reddish hair and remarkable skin. Locally, we call dem Reds.
“IN THIS PARISH WE WORK, NOT SHIRK.”: The slogan on an old sign welcoming peo ple to St. Elizabeth promises both the best of St. Bess and a population set apart by steadfast ethics and efforts. Able farmers and fishermen instilled the reputation, and we make it stay.
ARID PARADISE: The Santa Cruz Mountains naturally shelter Treasure Beach from the reams of rainfall that soak the north, so our tropical sanctuary grows both cacti and broad acacia.
BIG FISHING: The fishermen here fish like they have for centuries: with nets, traps, pots and dugout canoes. And 60 miles off the coast is a fertile bank called the Pedro Cays, where the trades most diehard make their home and sail in the seas bounty daily.
FARM FRESH: Our parish is the islands supplier for fruits and vegetables, growing everything from sweet melons to scotch bonnet in abundance. Farmers cover their rich red soil with blankets of guinea grass to keep the minimal moisture-and then tenderly tend the rows.
Approximate Population: 3500
Clotheslines: 3500 / Dryers: 0
Communit y Organizations: 8
Temperature: 85, every day
Rum bars in the middle of the ocean: 1
All-Inclusive Chain Hotels: 0
Sally Henzell contains multitudes. She’s a bona fide set designer, window dresser, poet, muse, painter, planter, builder, stylist and most recently, architect.
In 1991, she bought a little mud and wattle house in Treasure Beach, just down the road from where she spent her childhood summers.
Sally says, “Now this little parcel of land was well known to me. It was where we ended up having walked down the reef with Daddy so that he could shoot our breakfast in Barracuda Hole and where on the tiny beach we could meet up with the neighbouring kids and play.”
She soon turned her little house into a restaurant and people started coming. Sally had a lot of friends who wanted to stay over. So she built some groovy rooms, which then attracted groovy people.
Sally reminisces: “My son Jason, who had a perfectly good job at a bank in Mobay came to see what ole flipperty-jibbet Mummy was about and saw a potential that was a far larger ambition than mine.”
Jason bought more land. Sally began to build one bespoke cottage after another. Then she visited Barcelona to see Gaudis work: “Everything he did mattered, when he built a house he also built the furniture, put on the doorknobs and possibly the street lamp opposite with the ornate bench underneath it.”
Sally returned and built more, differently and beautifully, above and beyond. And Jakes became everything it is. Community maker. Love cultivator. Here is where the heart is. Read more......Read less
The word Kuyaba is actually an Arawak Indian word used to describe a paradise for feasting, drinking and dancing. A fitting name, we think you'll agree, for a beautiful place
like none you have ever seen.
Kuyaba Negril is a Jamaican Family owned and operated property. It features a restaurant that is situated on the beach where national and international cuisine is served.
There are rustic cottages with or without kitchenette, Deluxe Rooms, Honeymoon suite/Treetop Room & King Suites.
The simple wooden cottages provide the simplistic charm of Old Negril, located steps away from the beach. All rooms have porches, air conditioning and fans. If you are a seasoned traveler, one searching for an alternative and inexpensive vacation, or someone looking for a very basic stay, this is the perfect destination for you.
Rustic Cottages with Kitchenette
These are very similar to the rustic cottages, but with simple cooking facilities. Each c ottage consists of one bedroom and a sitting room which can be transformed into more sleeping space. A maximum of four persons can be accommodated and ideal for the traveler who wishes to do some cooking or for a family. All rooms have porches, ceiling fans and air conditioning.
Our deluxe rooms are just a few steps away from the beach and boast Mexican tiled floors, French doors and window, air conditioning and ceiling fans, cable television, CD & radio player. Each room has two double beds or two queen sized beds. All rooms have private/semi-private verandahs with swinging hammock chair, nestled amongst our vast tropical jungle-like gardens.
Honeymoon Suite/Treetop Room
This is a favorite with return guests, and is usually booked well in advance. It also boasts Mexican tiled floors, French doors, and/or windows, air conditioning and ceiling fans, cable television, CD & radio player. Swinging hammock chairs decorate the large wooden ba lcony.
These are our newest suites and are similar fashioned as the Honeymoon and Deluxe rooms with Mexican tiled floors, French doors and/or windows, ceiling fans and air conditioning, bamboo furniture, king bed, day bed, cable television, CD/radio player. King suites indicate that they are a bit larger than our regular rooms and have oversized bathrooms with Jacuzzis. A flat screen TV is in each room and they accommodate up to four persons comfortably. Read more......Read less
Acvark Fire and Security Equipment Company works to ensure the safety and piece of mind of our valued customers. We can fulfil all your fire security, access control and safet y equipment needs. Acvark offers grade A services in contract maintenance, repairs and installation. Our professionals will install closed circuit television (CCTV), intercom, burglar alarm and sprinkler systems as well as automatic garage door operators. The company distributes for SILENT KNIGHT, MULE and NAPCO. Read more......Read less