Frenchman’s Cove is named after an old folk tale that describes an explosive battle with cannon fire and swashbucklers between the British and the French near the Cove. It is said the British defeated the French and wounded soldiers sought refuge in the cove, hence its historical name, Frenchman’s Cove. Set above the gentle swells of the Caribbean Sea amidst expansive parkland and lush tropical growth, Frenchman’s Cove has been an exclusive getaway for over 50 years. Developed in the 1960s, it set the benchmark for the best of the Caribbean while protected from the public eye. The private villas and The Great House have welcomed royalty to rock royalty.
We are not a traditional resort and unlike other locations on the island, our home in Port Antonio, on Jamaica’s eastern coast is nestled between the blue mountains and the Caribbean sea. Port Antonio has preserved its charm as a sleepy fishing village whilst still offering the comfort, variety and adventure of a true Jamaican holiday. For many of our visitors, herein lies the charm of Port Antonio and the lure of Frenchman’s Cove.
Frenchman’s Cove is a 48-acre resort that combines history, natural beauty and serenity. The resort is a collection of 18 unique and individual villas, and 10 double rooms in our Great House all shrouded by discreet shrubbery and scattered over the headlands on both sides of the river, beach, and bay. We have over 70 different species of trees, amongst other plants and are proud of our high level of biodiversity. It is our goal to continue to enrich our grounds and take care of the environment. Continually ranked the “best beach in Jamaica” and famous all over the world, we invite you to paradise where you can disconnect and discover.