Moxons Beach Club
PO Box 4224, Boscobel, St Mary, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
An Exclusive, Intimate, Boutique Hotel
Welcome to Moxons Beach Club. We are located 8 miles east of Ocho Rios in quaint Stewart Town, directly on the Ocean. This elegant hotel, with a bohemian island style decor, consists of four levels, built on a cascading slope to our own private beach, which is flanked by two large piers on the beautiful tropical blue waters of the one mile reef. Outside guests can join us at the beach bar by small boat and or jet skis from neighboring homes and hotels 8am to 8pm. Swimming and snorkeling can keep one in the warm water for hours at a time. At night the lighted cruise ships cross the horizon like glistening pieces of jewelry as they seem to be drawn to the moon beams illuminating the sea.
Our rooms and rates We have an assortment of rooms, several are equipped with wet bars, refrigerators, microwave, toaster ovens and coffee machines.
Most of our rooms have King size beds and we also have smaller size rooms facing the charming romantic courtyard.
There are three Queen size cottage suites facing the sea as well as one King size bedroom/apartment and two Queen size bedroom apartments with private living rooms and pullout beds.
Our prices are per room per night, in US Dollars plus taxes and gratuities. Rates apply to double occupancy, additional guests are $30.00 per person. (There is an initial non-refundable reservation deposit. Then two weeks prior to check-in we collect another (50%) non-refundable deposit, the balance for the room charge is collected at check-in. With a credit card imprint at check-in guests then have signing privileges for services on the property and these get settled at check-out.)
Getting Here To get here you must fly to Montego Bay, you may rent a car or arrangements can be made to either reserve a seat on a small JUTA bus for the scenic 1-hour drive, or charter a small plane for the 15 minute flight to the nearby Boscobel air strip.
Image Upon arrival, we will help you reserve any number of day trip tours available on the island, from swimming with the Dolphins or in the cascading falls of the famous Dunn's River falls, tubing down the mountain rivers under a canopy of lush Bamboo trees, hiking, rafting and/or horseback riding in the sea, it is all possible.
We encourage our guests to tour the Island and get the full experience of life on our colorful, friendly, music minded island. You can shop, listen to the music, smell the spices, taste and sample the rum, the coffee and the famous Jerk cooking.
You can however choose to comfortably stay on our grounds.
We have a total of 18 rooms including staff quarters, 80% of the rooms face the sea with large private terraces.
Transportation arrangements are available (for a fee) to make your stay as private and comfortable as needed. You can visit us for a night, a week, or a month; prices vary depending on the length of your stay and your needs. Meeting facilities, event catering, honeymoon packages, we have a small discreet staff who will attempt to cater to all your requests.
We have the Martini bar in the dining room, the Terrace bar and the Beach bar. As well, in our tropical garden, we have a small private cave area for private sun bathing.
Air conditioning, TV cable/satellite, internet, laundry, as well as spa amenities such as massage, manicures, pedicures and facials are available on request.
A sundry shop for those small items one forgets at home as well as lovely souvenirs of Jamaica.
Our History A bit of history
Moxons was built by Timothy Moxon a transplanted Englishman, he was friends with the likes of Noel Coward (a British playwright), as well as author Ian Fleming the creator of the master spy, James Bond.
Most of the movies were written and filmed here. Timothy was a flight pilot in the war and did crop dusting here in Jamaica; he played some small parts in the James Bond movies with his small plane until he managed to crash it at the nearby Boscobel air strip.
A couple of the propeller blades of that incident are still part of the existing gate to our parking area as well as Timothy's many colorful stories of those wonderful days gone by...
Timothy then turned the place over to his brother Oliver who was married to the lovely and talented chef Baroness Bonita, together they made it a gourmet Mecca in the 70s 80s and early 90s that lured VIP visitors from near and far. Notably, Dean Martin, Elizabeth Taylor, Henry Kissinger, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Boy George... to mention just a few.
When they passed on, it was sold to Italians who maintained it mostly for family and corporate meetings. In the later years it became run down and left to the staff to eek out a meager living by renting rooms to the highway men.
Johanne MacDonald, a Canadian woman, born in Montreal is the new proprietor, she is a self-made single mother who has dabbled in many careers, her diverse talents ranging from modeling, acting, film and television production, stock broker, realtor, a world wide traveler who has been living in Miami Beach for the past 18 years restoring Art Deco properties.
As the beach got crowded she opted out for greener pastures and found this dilapidated treasure in 2004, bought it post hurricane Ivan in 2005 and has been rebuilding the property to its present charm and beauty. It will only get better with time as Johanne is often seen around the property with hammer and paint brush in hand charming the masons, carpenters and painters.
Credit Cards: MasterCard, Visa (No American Express)
Nearest Airport: Montego Bay
Distance to Nearest Airport: one & half hour drive by shuttle bus
Room Rate: $136 to $350 (assorted rooms).
Moxons Beach Club Details
Is family friendly
PO Box 4224, Boscobel, St Mary, Ocho Rios, Jamaica