Blue Ridge Jamaica Restaurant & Cottages Review

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Blue Ridge Jamaica Restaurant and Cottages is the perfect place to unwind and connect with nature. Tucked away on a privately owned coffee farm, the views are awe-inspiring from the restaurant and cottages. Watching the fog winding around the mountains was so relaxing, It felt like nature’s natural way of removing the layers of stress we carry around day to day.

I had the pleasure of spending a night in one of the most tranquil and serene cottages i’ve ever been to. The atmosphere was cool and the air was clean and crisp. However, all this pales in comparison to the level of customer service I received. They facilitated all my requests with genuine smiles and never made me feel like a burden. (Big up Marlon). Treat yourself to a getaway that is rich in; food, agriculture and hospitality! Below is a detailed review of my overall experience.

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In this review you’ll find:

  • Pros & things I like

  • Cons & things to know

  • My verdict

  • Best time to visit

  • How to get there

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PROS & THINGS I LIKE

  • Exceptional customer service.

  • The cocktails are so good! Try the “mixed berry mojito with rum”.

  • Nice getaway from busy Kingston.

  • The views cannot be beat!! 

  • They have two cottages on the property which is a great option to avoid the hour long drive back to Kingston.

  • Family friendly, they have great food options for kids and the atmosphere is very inviting.

  • I stayed in the peacock cottage. The cottage itself is clean and very spacious with a comfortable bed and a balcony with a beautiful view of the mountains.

  • The food was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. I highly recommend the crab dip appetizer, pork chops for your main course and the oreo cheesecake for dessert! 

  • Soothing, rustic ambiance.

  • Blue Mountain tours are organized by blue ridge, which saves the guests the hassle of organizing them alone.

  • They sell their own coffee that’s grown and roasted on the blue ridge property.

  • The food came served on individual trays with a showcase presentation.

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POP CORN SHRIMP

on a bed of popcorn served with homemade barbecue sauce.

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My healthy fruit plate.

My healthy fruit plate.

CONS & THINGS TO KNOW

  • the drive up the hill is a little rough, some of the roads are unpaved. I wouldn’t recommend driving if you aren’t an experience driver. Also, don’t drive small or low cars as the roads are under construction which may cause damage to smaller vehicles not meant for such terrain.

  • The restaurant closes at 6 PM on a Sunday.

MY VERDICT

  • Location: 7/10

  • Design: 7/10

  • Rooms: 7/10

  • Food: 9/10

  • Breakfast: 7/10

  • Service: 9/10

  • Value for money: 8.5/10

  • Overall experience: 7.8/10

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BEST TIME TO VISIT

Jamaica has good weather all year round. In that regard you can book your stay at Blue Ridge anytime throughout the year. However, the fall season usually has the lowest price between September 1st-November 30th. You can visit the price list for each cottage HERE.

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HOW TO GET THERE

DO NOT RELY ON GOOGLE MAPS OR A GPS TO GET YOU THERE! Try the Waze App instead.

From Kingston:

Start at Papine and go straight up to Gordon Town (DO NOT make left to go to New Castle). Make a right in front of the Gordon Town Police Station, go across the bridge. Follow road for about 20 minutes to Guava Ridge; stay to the left at the fork in the road. Follow road to Quashie Gap, make a sharp right at the fork in the road and then look for Blue Ridge Sign posted on our gate.

Driving time approximately 45 minutes (10 miles/17km). Look for the signs posted along the way.

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