A magical destination for those not looking to escape life but inspire it
Geejam Hotel & Private Villas is an insider escape located in the parish of Portland, Jamaica. While blending all the comforts of home, it’s very much a portal into authentic Jamaican culture. Amenities on the property include a recording studio, gym, the Bushbar restaurant/bar and a private beach, forming an exclusive universe within the natural beauty of the grounds.
Located on the 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 Condé Nast as one of the world’s top five beaches – and the equally enchanting Blue Lagoon.
Achieving a stylish equilibrium between ultra modern technology and the intrinsic grace of the natural island landscape makes this the signature trademark of Geejam.
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.
Whether the occasion is 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.
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 centrepiece , 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.
These 12 luxurious rooms are designed to amplify the Geejam experience. With both ground floor and upper floor options, each offers jungle-meets-chic signature style with its own, well-curated art collection. Open the door and step down into a creative haven with lush, green, rainforest views and the turquoise sea peeking back at you. You may find yourself on the ground floor or upper floor, though wherever we place your luggage, every view is majestic.
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.
Sanwood, the original villa, was designed by renowned British architect Anthony Wade 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 bespoke 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.
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 savoury Jamaican and international dishes, which add a level of transcultural flair to the already globally infused kitchen.
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 15 years, Geejam offers a showcase suite and customizable workspace. Record an album, rent out the studio – or the entire property – or retreat into your own creative mind-space.
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