Great Huts - Boston Bay
Tel:- (1 876) 993-8888
Great Huts is a rootsy eco-resort which follows the theme of an African village. It is situated on 4 acres of Cliffside land, outside of Boston Bay. The accommodation comprises of artfully decorated African style cabins and tree houses. The grounds and buildings are decorated with ethnic carvings and artwork, produced by local craftsmen.
There is a Cliffside path on site giving access to a secluded beach with a diving platform, hammocks and tidal rock-pools. If you prefer to swim closer to your room there is also a cliff-side swimming pool, fed with salt water, giving a magnificent view of the ocean below.Activities
Relaxation is the order of the day at Great Huts, however, if you are feeling energetic there is a wide range of activities to choose from. Boston Bay is Jamaica's number 1 surf spot and there are plenty of instructors at hand, eager to give surfing lessons. Swimming in snorkelling in the sea is also an option. For those looking for a more immersive experience, Lady G'Diver diving school is easily reachable from Great Huts.
Day trips can be organised from Great Huts, popular choices include river rafting, hikes in the Blue Mountains, shopping trips to Port Antonio and cultural trips to Kingston. More sedentary activities include massage (from a range of professional masseurs who visit the site), looking for shells and crabs in the rock-pools and admiring the tropical birds living flying around the property. Great Huts also has a book and dvd library and wi-fi in the communal area.Food and Drink
Breakfast is included with the standard rate, this usually comprises of fresh fruit, toast, eggs and Jamaican coffee. Lunches and dinners are cooked in the Great Huts restaurant to order. Alternatively, you can visit the famous jerk vendors of Boston Bay, who are located a 2 minute walk from the resort. Boston is the place where jerk was created, any visit to Great Huts should include 1 meal at the jerk shacks.Evening entertainment
Most guests spend the evening relaxing on the grounds, whether around their hut, in the dining room or at the cliff-side bar. Once a week there is a Jamaican cultural show and there is a weekly trip to attend a local street party. To get a flavour of local nightlife you can visit one of the bars by the jerk vendors in Boston or take a trip to Port Antonio where there are several nightclubs.Great Huts - the vision of Dr Paul Rhodes
Great Huts was established by Dr Paul Rhodes, a physician from the USA. Dr Rhodes first visited Jamaica in 1974 when was on a secondment to Lucea to participate in a nutrition project. After his secondment, Rhodes regularly visited Jamaica. In 2001 he purchased 4 acres of land around Boston Bay and set about creating Great Huts. Rhodes also set up a homeless shelter in Port Antonio, contact Great Huts if you are interested in volunteering in the shelter, volunteers are given accommodation at subsidised rates. In 2009 the resort was substantially renovated.© 2013 Jamaica Travel and Culture .com