A certain TV show may have you daydreaming about becoming lord or lady of the manor, but the weather in England can be quite dreary. Escape to the Coyaba Beach Resort & Club for that Old World feel in Jamaica, a former British colony.
Situated on a strip of private beach just five miles from Montego Bay, the family-owned-and-operated property is reminiscent of an 18th-century great house. Stay for three ($653) or five ($1,088) all-inclusive nights with a plus one in an Ocean Deluxe Room and enjoy three daily meals, all alcoholic beverages by the glass—including premium brands—and a $40 (three-night stay) or $65 (five-night stay) spa credit.
Wicker chairs, hand-carved mahogany furniture, and understated chintz fabrics round out the plantation-style décor, and large French doors lead to a private balcony.
Noble daily endeavors include lounging under an umbrella on the beach, snorkeling, kayaking, or windsurfing in the crystal-clear water (non-motorized water sports are available to all guests). Tennis courts, a freshwater swimming pool, and fitness room are also on-site, while four golf courses are just minutes away.
Take a break from the sun at Dock's Bar and Grill, offering a view of the water and a casual lunch menu (think salads, wraps, and paninis), before shopping on Gloucester Avenue or touring one of the old plantations—Rose Hall Great House and Greenwood Great House are popular choices.
Then indulge in some patrician pampering at the resort's Spa Heaven with a mani/pedi or deep-tissue massage; ask to have your massage at the end of the private dock if it's the cool breeze you crave. Just don't miss the British tradition of afternoon tea or the Caribbean tradition of sunset cocktails, both complimentary and served every day.
Entertainment may have always followed dinner back in the day, but The Vineyard successfully combines the two for a memorable meal in a formal (slacks required) but open-air atmosphere. While The Polo Grounds, a richly appointed lounge with a country-club-cum-speakeasy vibe, is a place to see and be seen.
After all, you don't have to be to the manor born to spend a few knights at a grand resort in the West Indies.
PAID VALUE EXPIRES ON May 26, 2020
PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON October 31, 2012
Coyaba Beach Resort & Club
A Three- or Five-Night All-Inclusive Stay for Two and Spa Credit
- from $653