Moon Author's Review
Moxons Beach Club (US$85–225) is a boutique property perched atop the cliffs in Stewart Town, between Tower Isle and Boscobel about 12 kilometers east of Ocho Rios. The four-level property descends to a private beach. Rooms face the sea or a courtyard and have queen- or king-size beds and en suite bathrooms. Wi-Fi is complimentary. A restaurant serves a mix of Jamaican and international dishes (US$8–28). This is a smart, well managed hotel ideal for couples or families with mature children. The hotel was established by Timothy Moxon, an Englishman who entertained his jet setting friends Noel Coward and Ian Fleming at the property. The list of VIPs later grew when Timothy handed the reigns to his brother, Oliver, who turned Moxons into a popular restaurant that drew the likes of Dean Martin, Elizabeth Taylor, Henry Kissinger, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Boy George in subsequent decades. The hotel is currently owned and managed by the vivacious Johanne MacDonald who has put tireless work into restoring Moxons to exceed its former glory since acquiring the property in 2005 after it'd been battered by Hurricane Ivan.