Jamaica, Jamaica

Trident Hotel

Rates from (inc tax)$500.00

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD632.50), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.


Jet-set crash pad


Private Caribbean cove

Dipping a toe in the Caribbean and reclining against a backdrop of lush green hills, the Trident hotel on Jamaica’s mellow northeast coast, comes by its relaxed elegance naturally. With loads of square footage and sleek mid-century style, each of the 13 secluded and serene villas have private terraces with plunge pools. Start the day with breakfast steps from the sand, take a dip in the infinity pool or at the private beach and don’t miss the live music every night at the speakeasy-inspired restaurant.  

Smith Extra

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A 30-minute Swedish massage for each guest


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Need to know


13 suites


3pm, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 12 noon.


Double rooms from $500.00, excluding tax at 26.5 per cent.

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 21 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (USD632.50), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

More details

Rates includes a Continental breakfast.


Choose from the extensive film library or screen your latest release for a movie night in the chill media room. Pop by the Explorer’s Lounge to borrow a beach read, shoot a game of pool or admire the collection of mid-century artwork.

At the hotel

Private beach, spa, gym, concierge, library, movie screening room, laundry, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, iPod dock, wet bar, mini bar and Parang bath products.

Our favourite rooms

Each of the 13 secluded villas have a private terrace with plunge pools, and exude the effortless cool of a cutting-edge art gallery (and are larger than most, too). But, if you want to truly immerse yourself in the tropical surroundings, splurge for a one-bedroom Deluxe Villa boasting more outdoor square footage than indoor, complete with an ocean-facing soaking tub perched on the terrace.


Claim your sunlounger beside the sun-warmed ocean-facing infinity pool that’s directly in line with the horizon.

Packing tips

Let those labels wag, the more exclusive, the better – from the sunglasses right down to your designer sandals.


Pilates, yoga classes and personal trainer sessions are all available upon request.


Pets are not allowed at the hotel. See more pet-friendly hotels in Jamaica.


Children are welcome. It's best suited for teens – snorkelling and paddle-boarding, soccer matches on the beach and table-tennis will keep them entertained.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

Soak up sparkling cerulean vistas from any of the tables closest to the walkway at Veranda. Request one of the cabaret tables closest to the stage for a front-row seat when the band starts up at Mike’s Supper Club.

Dress Code

Tropical maxi-dresses for the ladies and crisp linens for the gents that can be dressed up or down depending on the venue.

Hotel restaurant

Fetching as the Danish design tables and mod chairs may be, the sweeping ocean views take centre-stage at The Veranda. This open-air restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and light snacks with a modern take on classic British and American dishes. For dinner, saunter over to Mike’s Supper Club, a speakeasy-inspired restaurant serving delicacies local to Port Antonio, with live jazz nightly.  

Hotel bar

Sleek and moodily lit with red lights, the Time Bar is an intimate lounge with a master mixologist from New York’s Angel Share bar expertly shaking up the cocktails.  

Last orders

Breakfast is served at the Veranda from 7:30am to 10am. Lunch is available from 12noon until 3:00pm, and a small plates menu is served at the Veranda throughout the day. Mike’s Supper Club is open for dinner from 7:00pm to 10pm.

Room service

Dial up room service 24 hours a day. A full menu is available during restaurant hours starting at 7:30am. After 10pm a more limited menu (sandwiches, pasta, fish and chips and salads) is available.


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Trident Hotel
Port Antonio


Norman Manley International airport in Kingston is a two-hour drive to the hotel; for guests staying five nights or more, the hotel offers free private transfers (usually from US$180 for two guests). A 20-minute private flight to nearby Ken Jones Airstrip can also be arranged.


If planning to drive from Kingston or explore beyond the resort, hiring a car is recommended, and you’ll find rental desks at Norman Manley International Airport. Newer roads in good condition connect Kingston and Portland, and free parking is available on-site at the hotel. The hotel can also arrange drivers for excursions.

Worth getting out of bed for

The area around Port Antonio has some of the most stunning natural scenery in all of Jamaica, and the Trident hotel is within an easy drive to breathtaking beaches, waterfalls, caves and lush rainforests. Just 10-minutes from the hotel you’ll find Frenchman’s Cove, voted one of the world’s top five beaches. The beach has soft white sand, shimmering waters and a river with enormous climbing trees and Tarzan swings. Set off on a dragon-hunting excursion to the bottomless Blue Lagoon (of cinematic fame), which local legend says is home to a mythical winged critter. Take a kayak out and spy on the amazing waterfront houses or stop and to take a swim in what is the largest of the island’s spring fed lagoon. Perhaps a lazy float down the gently winding Rio Grande, with a boatman steering your passage as you relax back in your two-person settee admiring Port Antonio’s hidden coves and inlets on the way. Or, cool off with a swim in deep-rock pools and explore caves by boat at Somerset Falls. The hotel can arrange tours with knowledgeable guides for to experience any of these natural wonders.  

Local restaurants

With its destination restaurant/cabaret and a lounge with a serious mixologist tending bar, you could be content to take every meal at the Trident. However, it’s certainly worth venturing out to some experience some local favourites. Dine alfresco on dishes such as spicy lobster pasta, red Thai shrimp curry and grilled mahi mahi with cream sauce and capers. Travel 10-minutes inland to Mille Fleurs restaurant (+1 876 993 7134) for lunch and dinner. Set on a tropical hillside, you can survey Port Antonio’s harbour, the cerulean Caribbean and the lush Blue Mountains from the terrace while snacking on fresh, locally sourced Caribbean fare from a menu that changes daily. Reserve a table in advance for dinner at Dickie’s Best Kept Secret, a quaint cottage stuffed with local crafts, (+1 876 809 6276) hidden away in Frenchman’s Cove. Despite the casual setting and relaxed atmosphere, Chef Dickie (former chef at the Ritz Carlton and other upscale resorts) turns out an elegant, five-course affair using fresh-that-day ingredients. On Red Hassell Road, ex-military man Everold Daley runs authentic Jamaican eatery Soldier Camp (+1 876 451 2095). Bamboo benches and military insignia make strange bedfellows in theis cosy hangout, but food is excellent – opt for the crayfish and bussu (river snail) soup, followed by curried goat or coconut-coated lobster in its shell.


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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this luxury boutique hotel in Jamaica and unpacked their hand-carved wooden sculptures reggae albums, a full account of their tropical luxury beach break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside/postcard from the Trident hotel in Jamaica…

The hushed Trident hotel – a flash of bright white against the cerulean Caribbean and surrounding verdant hills – is a delightful discovery for those looking to leave Jamaica’s tourist throngs behind. With just 13 spacious, perk-packed villas, it attracts a select group, but never a huge crowd. Which means you’re guaranteed a sunlounger beside the infinity pool, your own stretch of sand on the private beach, a stool at the clubby lounge or a table at the very happening supper club.

Located in Port Antonio, was once the place where notable writers, actors and industry magnates t hibernate during winter. The glittering white sand beaches and sparkling ocean blues were rivalled only by the dazzling list of who’s who – Bette Davis, Rudyard Kipling, William Randolph Hearst – strolling its secluded shores. And while still a draw for some very high-profile guests, no matter who you are, all will be made to feel like VIPs thanks to Trident’s spot-on service and impeccable sense of style.

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith Hotel with us, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Trident Hotel’s Guestbook below.

We loved

The villas and the staff.

Don’t expect

A party atmosphere. We ate alone most days.


Stayed on 29 Jan 2016

We loved

We loved the private bay and the sea life within it. This is truly private and of outstanding beauty. The service from the bay caretakers Arthur and Hakim was fun, personal and educational. Ten out of 10.

Don’t expect

Don't expect cuisine to suit all tastes. The food wasn't totally to our taste but it was evident that it was of a high quality. Jamaican food can be spicy and not to everyone's palates. Saying that, there was also a limited selection of international foods which served us well.


Stayed on 23 Jul 2015

We loved

Fantastic location and grounds, luxurious villa with plunge pool overlooking the ocean, and friendly staff that go out of their way to make your stay a special one.

Don’t expect

Mike's Supper Club is only open on Friday Saturday nights, so you will want to eat outside the hotel if staying for more than a couple of days, as the Veranda menu doesn't change.


Stayed on 13 Feb 2015