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Kanopi House

Kanopi House

Port Antonio, Jamaica

An immersive jungle experience, Kanopi House is a series of eco-treehouses set high up in the canopy of ancient banyan trees. This hidden paradise is the ideal secluded escape and focuses on a balance of adventurous activities exploring the surrounding landscape, and relaxation. There are only six individually designed treehouses on the property making for a serene and peaceful stay.

OUR RATING: First Class

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OUR OPINION:

This is an ideal location for an adventurous honeymoon or secluded retreat, with private treehouses with outdoor rainfall showers and a range of activities that explore the surrounding jungle.

Rooms

Each of the wooden treehouses is individually designed, with indoor-outdoor living areas that make the most of the jungle surroundings. The decor uses earth tones and plenty of wooden features to create a rustic, yet polished finish. They tower above the canopy with intricately carved furniture, king-size beds, local textiles, and Jamaican artwork. Each has an en suite bathroom with rainfall shower, the hotels own signature toiletries and expansive bi-fold doors to let the forest inside.

There’s a mix of treehouses, one-bedroom bungalows and a two-bedroom bungalow, each with individual features including outdoor baths, rainfall showers on balconies, luxurious day beds, well-stocked kitchenettes and coffee bars complete with locally sourced beans.

Location

The forest estate sits right by Port Antonio on the northeast coast of Jamaica, close to the Blue Lagoon and some of the most beautiful beaches on the island, including Frenchman’s Bay. The hotel is a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Kingston International Airport.

Food and drink

The ethos at Kanopi House is a focus on maintaining Jamaican traditions, and the food served is inspired by lavish Jamaican home cooking and the pungent spices of the Caribbean. Dishes of locally sourced ingredients, including callaloo, ackee, plantain and wild cocoa, all feature on the menu and all dietary requirements are well catered for. An intimate candle-lit dinner can also be arranged down on the deck at the blue lagoon.

The bar at Kanopi House serves delicious tropical cocktails, local beers and local rum to finish off the day in style. The Living Room restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but guests can also dine in the town of Port Antonio which has a wide range of dining options.

Facilities and activities

This is the ideal place to explore the wild side of Jamaica. Castaway in the ancient tropical forest, the staff at Kanopi House can suggest a number of activities including lagoon boat tours, snorkeling trips to monkey island or a picnic in a secluded jungle location. There’s a local dive shop where staff can arrange diving trips and certifications for you, with a range of local dive sites and waters providing excellent visibility. There’s no pool, but the hotel has direct access to the Blue Lagoon, as well as expansive gardens and a library.

Local excursions

The blue lagoon is an excellent adventure spot, as is nearby Reach Falls. These dramatic waterfalls cascade into clear pools where you can bathe in the clean waters and finish with a hike to Robert’s Reach lookout point.

Tour ideas in Port Antonio

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Kanopi House as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

Location & places nearby

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    Alternative places to stay nearby

    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

    • Bamboo rafting on the Rio Grande
      River rafting

      Bamboo rafting on the Rio Grande

      Bamboo rafting on the Rio Grande

      Enjoy a few hours floating along Jamaica’s Rio Grande by traditional bamboo raft. Your private guide and captain will tell you more about the area’s history, culture and wildlife, and you have the option to stop for an authentic Jamaican lunch on the riverbank.

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    • Highlights of Kingston guided tour
      Kingston, Jamaica

      Highlights of Kingston guided tour

      Highlights of Kingston guided tour

      Combining history, culture and striking scenery, this guided tour gives you a chance to explore Jamaica’s capital, including the former home of Bob Marley and historical Port Royal. You’ll also head into the nearby Blue Mountains region, known for its coffee production.

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