One of the coolest hotels in the Caribbean has just opened a hostel next door for those who want style and comfort on a budget
When members of the boho jetset plan a trip to Jamaica, one hotel is sure to make their (or their personal assistant’s) list of possible places to stay: Jakes, on Treasure Beach. This laidback but stylish beach abode, which first opened as a restaurant in 1991, has over the decades seen the likes of Joni Mitchell, Kate Moss, Jade Jagger, Ursula Andress and Johnny Depp unpack their designer sandals and flop into a hammock with a rum cocktail.
Despite the stellar roll call, Jakes has never been one of those super exclusive resorts so common in the Caribbean. It’s ultra-friendly, and with rooms from $ 115 a night in low season, the average Joe isn’t completely priced out. But as of this month, this hip retreat in the south-west of the island has a properly cheap option, with the addition of its new hostel, Jack Sprat Shack, across the road, with beds from $ 25 a night, so even those on a tight budget can sun themselves in style.