Main Beach Road Frenchman's District, Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth Jamaica (Show map)


Katamah is a small boutique resort in the heart of the Treasure Beach, on the undeveloped South Coast of Jamaica, names the Martha's Vineyard of Jamica by the NYTIMES and best known for its unspoiled beaches, laidback locals and warm friendly vibe. Although located in the center of town, Katamah is secluded in a grove of fruit trees and flowering plants. A vacation experience like no other, come live in our quite little fishing village, get to know th local fisherman, and farmers by name and buy crafts from a local craftsman not some mass produced art for sale in an all inclusive gift shop! This paradise on the beach is the perfect retreat for a restful relaxing vacation. Go fishing with the locals, kayaking, hiking, or simply unwind in one of our hammocks by the beach and watch the sun set into the ocean. Stay in one of our three stylish guestrooms in the Moroccan Villa, in a breezy Cabin on the beach, or the Elegant Laila room with its beautiful Moroccan arhes and private balcony with ocean views! Only to be toppped by our wonderful new addition the Laila II Suite with private bamboo balcony surrounded by the tree tops sweet smelling flowers and little chirping birds… wake up on in PARADISE in any of our unique accoumdations all classically furnished with HOT water and wifi. All room have access to our BEACH HOUSE on the sea the shared living space and communal kitchen surrounded by thatched (PALM LEAF) covered porchs for a cool shady day or evening by the sea! GUESTS ONLY

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Innkeepers: Mark & Monica Osborne



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  • Guest room4.0
  • Service3.8
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness4.0
  • Onsite Dining3.5

Loved this place!!!

5 on April 13, 2016

Everything about this place is great! From the airport pick up to the beautiful rooms & gorgeous yard- falling asleep to the sound of waves & waking up to the sounds of birds this !! Have the driver stop on the way and pick up snacks & coffee (he'll ask) there is a common kitchen on the Ocean that's just lovely, there's wifi, you can mingle with the other guests Or just lay in one the hammocks by the Sea. Also the boat trip to the Pelican Bar a must. ¿¿


1.4 on March 22, 2016

The owner of Katamah is horrible at communicating especially since she conducts her business online.

Katamah is fantastic.

4.0 on March 07, 2013

If, like me, you want to get away from the depths of winter and relax at a low-population-density beach house in the tropics, then I highly recommend Katamah. It is without doubt the best location in Frenchman's Bay. For details, see http://holtstrom.com/michael/blog/post/383/Jamaica.html

Little Treasure in Treasure beach Jamaica

5 on July 02, 2012

I Arrived to this Bohemian Chic laid back small Resort I came with the stresses of life living in the city and as soon as I set foot there I found such a relaxed setting, the rooms were so fresh and pretty and clean and Moroccan style so soothing to the eye I love details like nice beds sheets nice soap and towels, outside are all these trees flowers fruits very jamaica the jamaica you dream of Hammocks to relax and have a drink listening to sweet sounds of reggae or just little birds singing then to top it off facing the beach took a much needed swim,the hospitality of the owner Moni and property manager Andrew they make you feel so at home and welcome cool people fun,the locals are so cool and helpful you can have local fish cooked fresh on the beach while watching the sunset right on the resort beach front and there is a shower in your room and one outside surrounded by bamboo and plants their is a kitchen as well also water sports and trips can be arranged like the ys falls also surrounding cafes on the beach very friendly relaxed atmosphere you can meditate do yoga or just feel the island vibes and also dance at the local party I felt like a new rejuvenated person my sleep was so cozy and excited to wake up eat a mango take a swim to the rising sun truly cannot wait to return to that little peace of paradise great place for family friends romance or on your own unwind as they say in jamaica feeling Irie (nice) I loved it I was the person I love to be Natural me!

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Rooms & Rates

Laila room

The Laila room is in the Moroccan Villa. It's our largest room, it has ocean views, double doors that open to a private covered patio, a back door leads to the beautifully Asian style bathroom, with outdoor bamboo shower, Moroccan lantern, East Indian teak carved mirror. The Laila has a kingsize bed, the first in the main room has a classic Moroccan(built in)stucco design, and second is a Indonesian carved wooden daybed in a Moroccan arch alcove. This room is large enough to accommodate up to four people. All Katamah rooms have free wireless internet service.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $80 - $125


The Saida is in the Moroccan Villa. Furnished in a modern ethnic style, with African and Moroccan wall hangings, it has a classic wood paneled bed, cathedral style ceiling with a large brass Moroccan lantern, and newly renovated en-suite bathroom. This room opens to our shady veranda, gets no direct sunlight, and is fully screened, All Katamah rooms have free wireless internet service.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $80 - $95


The Habibi is in the Moroccan Villa. Furnished in a modern ethnic style, with an Asian style platform bed, stained glass windows, cathedral style ceiling with a large brass Moroccan lantern, and newly renovated en-suite bathroom. This room opens to our shady veranda, gets no direct sunlight, and is fully screened, All Katamah rooms have free wireless internet service.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $80 - $95

The Cabin

The Cabin is a new addition to Katamah and is located between the Moroccan Villa and the beach. It has ocean views and is built in a colonial style with tongue and groove boards. This open-air guestroom with its six foot screened and shuttered windows is tucked under the shade of several tall trees, keeping it wonderfully cool and breezy. The Cabin has a king-size bed and private outdoor HOT shower. Free WIFI

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $80 - $95

The Mounia Cabin

Our closest roo to the ocean the Mounia has ocean views and stays cool with lovely breezes off the Sea. Like all of our room it has a Morrocan decor, comfortable Queen size bed, is fully screened, has wifi and private bathroom. but it is a cabin and the bathroom is not attached it is a ten foot walk from the cabin, it has a HOT outdoor shower. This room is better for the outdoorsy types!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $80 - $95


The LAila II suite is our newest addition at Katamah, the only room on the second story this rooms bamboo balcony is surounded by flowering plants and tropical chirping birds!! It offers Garden, Ocean and Mountain Views has a KING SIZE bed and a HOT rain shower spa like bathroom. It offers a private kitchenette and daily maid service as well as laundry service.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $150 - $200

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Location Type

A beachfront property, in the very safe countryside of Jamaica & in the desert of Jamaica. Our property is secluded and very private but outside our gates you will find restaurants shops run by locals. , Countryside, Desert, Island, Mountains, Oceanfront, Oceanview, Secluded, Small town, Waterview


Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ) 60 miles

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Katamah is a vacation experience like no other, Our beautiful private property is in the heart of quant Treasure Beach (NYTIMES called us the Martha's Vineyard of Jamaica!) We have accomidations that vary from our high end king suite the LAILA II with it's bamboo balcony overlooking the Garden with Ocean and mountain views, to the Lovely Laila room with Moroccan details and furishings that offers a King & twin bed with private porch it can sleep up to 5 with additional bed set ups for only $20 per person. The Moroccan Villa has two double rooms The Habibi and The Saida rooms both have queen beds, beautiful imported moroccan artifacts and en-suite bathrooms. And then for the outdorsy types we have two very popular cabins on the beach The Cabin and the Mounia Cabin. All of our rooms have Wifi and HOT water as well as access to our shared living space in the BEACH HOUSE our communal kitchen on the sea, most just use this to keep their wine, beer ofr snacks but it is a full kitchen and for longer term guest is really quite useful. The beach house also has an indoor and two outdoor lounges.. perfect for taking a little break from the sun. plug in your laptop or just kick back with a book in the hammoch on the Sea! The beach house is private club for KATAMAH GUESTS only … too bad for looker oner who booked elsewhere. We are located on Frenchmans Bay,Treasure Beach on the beautiful undeveloped South Coast of Jamaica. Once in Frenchmans Bay, we are just 2 minutes drive west of Jakes Hotel & Jack Sprat, between Golden Sands and The Treasure Beach Hotel on Main Beach Road.

Area Attractions

Beach, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Waterfalls, environmental tourism, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Cottage, Apartment, Cabin, Villa

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, DVD Player, Desk, Library, TV, Telephone, Videos , Outdoor Showers, Kitchen

Room amenities

Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Deep sea fishing, Boat tours, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Full payment is required upon booking most reservations. For group bookings please contact us at info@katamah to put a hold on the house while multiple payments are being processed.
  • Cancellations: 30 days notice is required for a guaranteed 100% refund, and 14 days notice is required for a guaranteed 50% refund. We will always refund 100% if we are able to re-book the room, though we cannot guarantee without the advance notice above.



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