While blending all the creature comforts of home, it’s very much a portal into authentic Jamaican culture. Nestled in the heart of the bush, this property’s seven double rooms consist of three deluxe cabins, one suite, and a self-contained three-bedroom villa. Also included are a state of the art Recording Studio, Healing Spa, Swimming Pool (Sanwood only), Gym and Bushbar, forming an exclusive universe within the natural beauty of the grounds.
Nominated by the Jamaican press as one of the “top ten most fascinating places to hang out,” the Bushbar follows the overall Geejam mantra of a grassroots approach to relaxation, restoration and reinvention. Achieving a stylish equilibrium between ultra modern technology and the intrinsic grace of the natural island landscape makes this the signature trademark of Geejam hotel in Jamaica.
Located on six acres of lush San San Estate, the property extends from the foothills of the John Crow and Blue Mountain chains to the Caribbean waterfront, thereby connecting a palette of greens to vibrant hues of blue and turquoise.
Within immediate proximity is Frenchman’s Cove — voted by Conde Nast as one of the world’s top five beaches — and the equally enchanting Blue Lagoon, Geejam Beach sits tall amongst several other stunning beaches. The property borders Drapers, a little known village until Gwen Stefani of No Doubt gave it props at the 2003 Grammy Awards, as a result of the band recording their last album at Geejam hotel Port Antonio, Jamaica.
A ten-minute drive west will find you in the historic town of Port Antonio, the capital town of the parish of Portland, located on the northeast coast of Jamaica and shrouded by the Blue Mountains. Home to the Errol Flynn marina, it boasts a thriving hub of local culture, with a varied nightlife, including Ska bars, Reggae sound-systems and nightclubs.
Also within easy reach are excursions to the cascading Scatter, Reich and Somerset waterfalls — a day’s rafting being a must at one or more of these extraordinary natural wonders. Hiking is also a popular sport in this part of the island.
The Geejam resort ethos stems from synergizing local Jamaican flair with a singular approach to service, cuisine and accommodation. Whether it be for a vacation, a recording session, a photo shoot, a wedding, a honeymoon or just a fleeting getaway, you are invited to taste this uniquely modern experience. The legendary Grace Jones summed up her Geejam Port Antonio Jamaica hotel stay in the guestbook, by writing simply, “I came. I saw. You conquered me!”
Sprawling vistas, cloistered tropical niches, breathtaking beachfront and forest hideaways make Geejam a singular high-end resort experience. The sea air, the sun and the balmy Caribbean breeze emote a twenty-four-seven atmosphere of organic elegance, capturing that mystical spirit of the natural high.A well-proportioned mix of upscale interiors matched with the intrinsic beauty of the natural environment enlivens the senses. The treated wood decks, palm tree-lined stone paths and groves of avocado, breadfruit, sour sop, cashew nut, plum apple and star fruit trees combine to create a Caribbean Garden of Eden in the womb of a tropical paradise. The centerpiece, which also serves as the foundational structure of the Bushbar, is composed of two three hundred year-old fig trees whose majestic sweep add a sublime scale to the already awesome indigenous landscape.
Sanwood, the original villa, was designed by renowned British architect Anthony Wade in the late 1960s and is distinguished by a contemporary nautical theme. Included with the three guest rooms (SW1-3), are two upper deck verandas, outdoor swimming pool, and media lounge, all of which provide a stylish, next-level living environment.The main room, doubling as a media lounge, and featuring an audio/visual library and a private photographic and pop art collection from the likes of Geejam aficionados Banksy and Juergen Teller amongst others, is a place to work, play or recharge in the company of like-minded globalistas.
Ska boasts a deliciously situated Jacuzzi on one of its two verandas, which overlooks the forest and the ocean beyond. In addition, glass doors that can be opened for a spectacular interior-to-exterior experience enclose its spacious interior.Perched on the side of the hill, Ska’s location gives way to a singular view of the undulating ocean and the sprawling Jamaican horizon.
Highlighted by its lush rain forest surrounds, Mento is the ultimate nest for luxurious escape. This deluxe cabin also features an indoor bathroom with a steam room leading onto a patio, complete with a Jacuzzi and hammock for morning and evening relaxation.Located in a private niche, Mento fuses all the intimacy of a secluded hideaway. The cabin’s high ceilings and white linens lend an atmosphere of elegant minimalism, complimented by a sweeping panoramic overlook of forest and sea from the extended veranda.
Rocksteady is just a stone’s throw from both the Spa & Gym, and overlooks Geejam’s own Mack Bay waterfront. The balcony is the perfect spot for morning breakfast or an evening aperitif before dinner.Rocksteady also has a double steam room, which is ideal for really sinking into your skin.
- DRUM & BASS
A signature suite, housed on the ground floor of the recording studio, Drum & Bass is something of a music head’s most far-flung fantasy. Brazilian cherry wood foldout panels turn the room into a virtual outdoor veranda. A Jacuzzi, mesh sun chairs and wicker chaise lounges compliment the connecting full-scale deck. Almost a room in itself, the oversized bathroom is furnished with a Philippe Starck bathtub.Foldout windows give way to a heart-stopping oceanic panorama. You can literally soak in the tub to the sound of the waves.
The amenities at Geejam are upscale while maintaining organic standards. Subtle, streamlined patio furnishings, hidden speakers and low-lit walkways imbue an air of forward-thinking chic. The Day Dream canopy deck is the best spot from which to view the waterfall, featured at the center of the property. Fusing sleek design with a rootsy tropical attitude, it also offers one of the best places on the property for luxury lounging.The rooms throughout the property are equipped with state-of-the-art technology, spa-quality steam rooms and showers, and flawless contemporary design. The Hansgrohe and Philippe Starck line of deluxe bathroom settings, integrated interior design and Barlow Tyrie outdoor furnishings perfectly balance the tropical architecture of the Bushbar, lounges, and outdoor verandas. Daily housekeeping is complimentary.The following amenities can be found in each guest room on the property: five hundred-count cotton sheets, hard wood floors and custom-made blackout blinds. Some of the bathrooms are highlighted by a spa-quality steam-room within the shower.A compact digital surround sound system exists in each room, going by the pseudonym of George, which allows you to view Apple TV (offering an ever-expanding menu of movies and music to choose from), and play and charge an iPod, all in the comfort of your room.On arrival, a cell phone is provided to guests, for use throughout their stay, thereby enabling communication with all the hotel services, other guests and of course, with the outside world.Broadband Internet wireless connection is available throughout the property, both indoors and out.Should you choose not to dine at the Bushbar, meals may be served in the room or on your veranda. An overnight menu is also available. Minibars are in each room.Children are welcome, but are encouraged to stay in Sanwood, the three-bedroom villa, with their respective families. Nanny service is available.Our 24-hour reception area is located at the Bushbar.
-3-bedroom private villa
-Private pool & Dining area
-Sun deck & Outdoor lounge
-Lounge with Bose home theater
-3 Bedrooms – SW1, SW2, SW3
-Apple TV home theater
-24-hour room service
-Private outdoor veranda & lounge
-500 thread count linen
SKA, MENTO, ROCKSTEADY
-Steam room – excluding Ska
-24-hour room service
-Private outdoor veranda & lounge
-Ocean & forest view
-500 thread count linen
-Private Jacuzzi (Ska and Mento)
DRUM & BASS
-Bath, shower & large steam room
-Private deck & Lounge area
-24-hour room service
-500 thread count linen
-Jamaican, Asian-influenced and international cuisine
-Bespoke menu plans on request
Geejam Beach is located at the foot of the property. You’ll discover a natural cove that fits into the shoreline of the Caribbean Ocean. Clear water, white sand and an uninterrupted horizon combine to create the ultimate mind-body escape. Here you can swim, snorkel, kayak, paddle board or simply relax on one of the four-poster beds. Historically, this bay, called Mack Bay, was a landing point for boats carrying the coconut harvest. Coco Walk, the old road leading from the waterfront up to the main road, still symbolizes a timeless return to the past.Broadband Internet wireless connection is available at Geejam Beach.
A driver will drop you a few minutes away at any one of the neighboring white sand beaches of Frenchman’s Cove, Blue Lagoon, Pellew Island, San San Beach, Winnifred Beach, Boston Bay or Long Bay where you can swim, snorkel, kayak or embark on a fishing outing with an experienced crew.Rafting down the Rio Grande is another option, and a popular favorite – complimented by a home-cooked on-site river lunch of local fare, bringing you so close to nature you can almost taste the landscape.
The town of Port Antonio is a lush cornucopia of local culture nestled in a relaxed coastal setting.Book a session at the dive shop located at the Errol Flynn Marina in the historic quarter of Titchfield – the Flynn marina was named in memory of the iconic “swashbuckling” film star who called Port Antonio home during the town’s fashionable renaissance in the 1960s – and then indulge in an afternoon ice-cream along the boardwalk.Sampling the fresh catch of the day at one of the local outposts at the fishing village situated along Folly Road is the perfect union of food meets folklore. There’s also a Craft Market, Art Gallery, Supermarkets and Commercial Center catering to both necessity and whim.Also noteworthy is a walk through the cobble-stoned interior of the village of St. George emporium (now Royal Mall).
An evening’s dining can be arranged at one of the local restaurants, including the Italian owned San San Tropez.A sunset promenade down the market street or Harbour Street is always a great infusion for the senses. In addition there are local sound-systems, Ska bars and nightclubs should you wish to sample the town after dark.Port Antonio prides itself on its history, culture and the natural beauty of its environment. Thanks to its off-the-beaten-path location and word-of-mouth recommendation, the town is a welcome diversion from the traditional tourist destination.
Meals are served in the lushly exquisite Bushbar, complete with an ambient sound system, outdoor pool table and a forest-to-ocean view that expands the boundaries of even the most vivid imagination.The Bushbar features savory Jamaican and Asian-influenced dishes, which add a level of transcultural flair to the already globally infused kitchen.Menu
-Jamaica Night Menu
Geejam Studios is one of the leading residential recording complexes in the Caribbean. Lusciously tropical and comfortably chic, Geejam achieves a stylish equilibrium between ultra modern technology and the intrinsic grace of its island surrounds. Having catered to the music industry for over 10 years, Geejam offers a showcase suite and customizable workspaces all housed on one property. Record an album, rent out a studio – or the entire property – or retreat into your own creative mindspace. Geejam’s ongoing mission is to develop a unique haven for an ‘in the know collective’ of like-minded world citizens.
Geejam’s “Just Us” Wedding Package, covers up to four (4) guests, including the bride and groom, and costs $3,250 plus 26.5% tax and service charge. This includes the following items only, and does not include accommodation:
Wedding Team and Tools
-Government & Administrative Fees
-Hand Tied Bridal Bouquets (2)
-Music / Audio
-Dinner for two. Three-course meal, inclusive of red and white house wines and sparkling wine for toasting.
Gifts From Us
-A bottle of wine on arrival
-A boat trip around San San Bay and the Blue Lagoon, with lunch at Winnifred Beach*
-Rafting on the Rio Grande, an unforgettably romantic experience**
-*Minimum 5 nights stay.
-**Minimum 7 nights stay.
Customized Aspects Not IncludedPlease note that, you are able to customize your wedding, and are able to add number of guests, items and concepts as you wish, all at an additional cost. (Final prices on these items are dependent on your choices).
-Live Music and Other Additional Entertainment Options
-Photography and Videography
-Additional Floral / Décor
-Favors and Keepsakes
-Dining Options & Customized Menus
If you are interested in hosting your wedding at Geejam (Geejam Beach at Mack Bay, Geejam, Bushbar or Panorama), please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.