Jamaica's best beach hotels and accommodation on a budget


We pick Jamaica's best hotels, cottages and guesthouses offering fabulous beach-front locations, a laid-back Jamaican welcome and prices starting at £20 per night

Great Huts, Boston Bay, near Port Antonio, Portland

Nothing can quite prepare you for the shock of what lies behind a plain wooden gate at the end of a scruffy little track. You step through it into a kind of tropical Narnia fantasy – an African village carved into a Brazilian rainforest above thundering Caribbean waves, less like a hotel than a hallucinogenic movie set. The huts – some tiny, some big enough to sleep a large family – are dotted among dense tropical vegetation. They're crafted out of bamboo and rock with batik drapes. A cliff-top bar features thrones carved out of stone, gazing out over crashing waves next to a swimming pool perched on the edge of a sheer rock face, while steps lead down to a private sandy beach. You'll need plenty of mosquito repellent. • greathuts.com, from $60 a night B&B (two-night minimum) plus taxes

deccaBy Decca Aitkenhead

Source: TheGuardian.com/travel