Need to know
Seven rooms: three one-bedroom cabins, a studio suite and one three-bedroom villa.
Noon. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $425.00, excluding tax at 26.5 per cent.
Rates include Continental, Jamaican or English breakfast. An additional supplement of $100 a room, each night is payable on certain holiday dates such as Easter and New Year, including 26 December 2011 to 2 January 2012.
Guests are given a mobile phone, programmed with numbers for all the hotel services, to use throughout their stay. Stay five nights or more and a free laundry service and airport transfers are included. You can admire the hotel's waterfall from the Day Dream canopy deck.
At the hotel
Private beach, gardens, gym, recording studio, DVD library and free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, iPod dock, Bose speakers, Apple TV home theatre and music system, DVD/CD player, minibar and free bottled water.
Our favourite rooms
We love Ska for its Jacuzzi on the veranda and Mento for its secluded hammock hidden in the trees. That said, Drum & Bass is definitely the hot stepper. This junior suite on the ground floor of the recording studio comes with an enormous veranda, a sofa that calls for sprawling on, a Philippe Starck bathtub with stunning panoramic views, a steam shower, and folding windows which open the entire room up to the balmy tropical air. Water babies will love Sanwood, the three-bedroom villa, designed by Anthony Wade in the late ’60s, with its own pool and a nautical theme. Look out for Banksy doodles.
If no-one’s staying in the three-bedroom villa, guests can use its pool. Otherwise, it’s all about the private beach.
Conditioner – Jamaican hotels tend not to provide it, and it’s a necessity after all the sun, sea and sand; there is mosquito repellent in each room, but pack your own if you're prone to bites. Bring your guitar for midnight jamming.
Leave your pets at home. Smokers can light up outside.
Little Smiths are welcome, with free cots for babies and extra beds for children. Babysitting is US$10 an hour, plus US$5 for each additional child (with 24-hours’ notice), and the restaurant has a children’s menu.