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hotel mocking bird hill

property description:  A stay at Mocking Bird Hill is ideal for people who are interested in the joy of discovering the heart and soul of eastern Jamaica with its unique combination of the Blue Mountains and the tropical forest valleys of Portland. Combine this with the enriching learning experiences to be gained by going on interesting hikes, visiting the famous Blue Mountain coffee plantations and enjoy the excitement of exploring this tropical paradise. The region is known for its unusual beauty and is the most unspoilt, most lush, natural area of Jamaica. This area is home to numerous endemic birds. Guests can venture down little known trails and secret waterfalls, still in their natural state while passing through small villages and meeting interesting people and learning about the culture, the bush medicine, the flora and fauna. Enjoy the best of both worlds – the famous Blue Mountains and the blue Caribbean Sea. Enjoy an exhilarating, personal experience. A programme for people who want more than just sun, sea and sand, an informative overview of Jamaica’s history, nature, art and social-political situation. Guided tours to help you appreciate another culture accompanied by interesting meetings and exchanges with Jamaicans, all combine to introduce you to the many facets of Jamaica and enjoy an enriching and learning experience. This programme is designed to give an insight into the diversity of the Jamaican landscape. Other activities are snorkeling, diving, horseback and riding.

As well as experiencing the thrills and excitement of the great outdoors, savour delicious food and the warm hospitality of your hosts who will share their knowledge of local tips and recommendations with you as well as help make any special arrangements you may require.

location:  Enjoy cool breezes and panoramic mountain and ocean vistas from this close-to-the-beach hilltop retreat nestled in 6,5 lush tropical acres. Overlooking the town of Port Antonio, the Caribbean coast and the Blue Mountains, Hotel Mocking Bird Hill offers quiet, peaceful surroundings for those seeking a very special vacation experience.

10 minutes drive from Port Antonio; it provides an ideal base for exploring the various natural attractions in the area. The natural, tropical gardens are a paradise for nature lovers who still want to enjoy the range of lovely beaches and coves close by. The romantic Frenchman's Cove beach is just 5 min. away. Transfer and entrance to beach are included in the rates.

The unspoiled region of Port Antonio offers many activities. Guided hikes, bird watching, visiting secluded waterfalls, bamboo rafting down the Rio Grande River, bicycle trips down the Blue Mountains, scuba diving and snorkeling.

other details:

  • Complimentary laundry

  • Free high speed internet access

  • Snorkeling masks and beach towels,

  • Welcome drink and evening turn down service.

  • Complimentary shuttle and entrance to Frenchman’s Cove Beach (5 min. drive) – Jamaica’s most romantic beach!

  • Airport transfers are arranged on request.

  • Tours and adventure excursions such as visiting attractions, diving, eco-cultural tours to a Maroon community or a historical tour of Kingston and Port Royal, birding, hiking through picturesque rural areas covering rivers, waterfalls and villages can be arranged by your hosts.

  • Art (Drawing, pastel or charcoal and sculpting) classes offered on request.

  • Arrange visits to community projects and local schools which the hotel sponsors.

accommodation:   Traditional Caribbean style villa on 7 acres of lush gardens and natural park. 10 rooms are comfortably furnished with handcrafted bamboo furniture, locally printed  fabrics, original (one-of-a-kind) pieces of art, ceiling fans, hairdryers, safes and en suite bathrooms and offer either double or twin beds using cotton linen. All the rooms feature a balcony or patio with hammocks.

The Garden view rooms are comfortable standard rooms with views looking into the garden as the name indicates. The superior rooms are on the upper floor and offer lovely views overlooking both the lush hill side and the sea in the background. In addition the bathrooms of these rooms are fitted with modern European style fittings and provide additional amenities to make your stay more comfortable. Coffee makers, bathrobes, an extended range of tropical Body care products from the famous Jamaican Blue Mountain Products.. We offer non-smoking rooms.

facilities:   The hotel has a swimming pool, open air massage gazebo where a range of massages and treatments can be enjoyed.

On-site art gallery with works from local artists.  

restaurant and bar:   A most romantic restaurant offers culinary delights and is well deserving of its high acclaim. Restaurant "Mille Fleurs" offers outdoor dining on the terrace with magnificent views overlooking the town on Port Antonio and the sweep of tropically forested hills with the Caribbean Sea in the background. One can sample some of the best food in Jamaica while enjoying spectacular sunsets.

Mocking Bird Hill chooses and prepares only the best and the freshest of what is available locally. Jamaican cuisine is served with a continental flair. You will discover a menu of creative dishes and specialities with inimitable exotic flavours that will surprise and seduce you.

Home-made jams, breads and ice-creams enhance the offer with a special touch. Candlelight dinners will consist of a daily menu offering choices for each course (3). Vegetarian specialities are always included on the menu and special dietary requests such as for Vegans are provided for. For children we cook to order to please them .

Hours:              Breakfast                        08.30 - 10.30

                        Lunch                              12.00 - 14.30

                        Dinner                             19.00 - 21.30

The "Mille Fleurs" Cocktail Bar overlooks the mountains and Port Antonio Bay and provides a spectacular setting for evening drinks. Savour this treasure of calm and serenity while inhaling the tropical aromas of the garden.  Drinks are also served on the pool deck.

sport facilities:   Snorkelling and scuba diving as well as deep sea fishing can be arranged at the nearby beaches. Plantation tours, horseback riding, bicycle tours and guided hiking excursions are also available.  


languages spoken:   German, French, English

pricing & changeover

Rates 2005

You can either choose to book a complete all-inclusive package with food, beverages and some tours included in the arrangement together with the accommodation or you can opt to book just the room or the room with the meal plan that covers breakfast and dinner. Other packages such as the Romantic and Honeymoon Package are also available. Please view the website for further details on these.

All prices are per room, single or double occupancy. Prices are quoted in US dollars and include all government taxes. Rates are subject to change without prior notice.


Superior /Balcony Garden /Balcony
01 May 2005 19 Dec 2005 $195.00 $155.00
20. Dec. 2005-30. April 2006 $295.00 $245.00


Triple Occupancy:      There is a charge of $45 for a third person in a room.

Children:          Children under 12 years may stay free in their parents’ room. Maximum one extra bed can be provided for a children per room – in addition a baby cot can also be provided.

Breakfast:        US$ 18.50 for a special Mille Fleurs breakfast (Fresh juice, fruit plate, cereal - Müsli with yoghurt or milk, eggs to order, assortment of home baked breads, cheese plate, jams, coffee or tea) If you opt to order à la Carte, you have a selection of different breakfasts to choose from such as Continental, Jamaican etc.

M.A.P. Surcharge:  US$ 58.00 per person. The meal plan including a full breakfast (see above) and a 3-course a la Carte dinner menu is in addition to the accommodation. Seafood surcharge applies if lobster, crayfish or shrimps are selected as the Entrée.

US$ 27.00 for children under 12 years.


General: 30% deposit is required at the time of the booking in order to confirm the reservation. The hotel must receive the balance, paid in full, at least ten days prior to guest’s arrival.

Traveller’s Cheques, Master Card, VISA and American Express are accepted.

Christmas - New Year:   1st payment: 30% deposit to be paid at time of reservation

2nd payment: 30% to be paid end October. For reservations made from hereon 60% deposit to be paid at time of reservation.

3rd payment: Balance 40% to be paid by 30 November.

For reservations made as of 1 December full payment is due at the time of reservation.

Cancellation Policy

General: All cancellations must be received in writing. Deposits are fully refundable for cancellations received more than 30 days prior to arrival date less a transaction fee of US$ 65.00. For cancellations received up to:

-14 days prior to arrival: 30% of the total room cost will be retained.

-7 days prior to arrival: 50% of the total room cost will be retained

-Within 3 days of arrival: 70% of the total room cost will be retained

There are no refunds for cancellations received within 2 day of arrival date, for no shows or early departures.

Christmas - New Years For cancellations made in writing and received before 30. October the deposit will be refunded less the processing fee. No refunds are applicable after this.


contact detailsplease contact owner for further details

Mocking Bird Hill

  Port Antonio


Telephone:   (876) 993-7267    Fax:   (876) 993-7133

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