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Kanopi House


An eco-retreat situated in the jungle. Elegant tree houses in the canopy overlook the glorious Blue Lagoon east of Port Antonio, offering a unique opportunity to experience an authentic Jamaican way of life and get under the skin of the vibrant culture.

At a Glance

  • Elegant Tree House open to the elements

  • Complete privacy, seclusion and no house rules

  • Friendly, genuine small in-house team to look after your every need

  • Fabulous opportunities for active experiences such as rafting, biking, snorkeling

  • An authentic Jamaican experience without compromising on luxury

Adventure, Couples, Culture, Eco/ethical tourism

Insider's View

Visit the Errol Flynn Marina in Port Antonio and enjoy a potent rum punch round the pool accompanied by some laid back reggae

Victoria Douglas

Insider's View

Spend a lazy day on Winnifred beach, tended to by the local Rastafarian community and enjoy Doreen’s corn and crayfish soup in a simple shack setting, followed by snorkeling on the protected reef

Victoria Douglas

Insider's View

Visit Reach Falls, a stunning natural waterfall just 20-minutes though rural countryside – you will most likely be the only person there, far superior to the over visited Dunn's River Falls on the well-trodden tourist trail in the more developed area of Jamaica

Victoria Douglas

Insider's View

Spend some time on Blue Lagoon either for a dip in the cool crystal clear waters or take a trip on the boat with Boxer who will show you the coastline

Alice Moseley

Insider's View

The food cooked by Carla is amazing. You will never go hungry. She is a great hostess and will do all she can to make sure you have an enjoyable stay

Alice Moseley

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Kanopi House


Eco and luxurious rarely sit hand in hand, however Kanopi House has refined this perfectly. Located in the little visited, lush Portland parish of the island, Kanopi House is situated just a 15-minute drive outside of the town of Port Antonio. This was the first resort in Jamaica to welcome tourists in the heyday of the 1950s and Errol Flynn era, which glamorised the area and made this a destination for the jet set.

Kanopi House is owned by a Jamaican family who have a passion for providing a luxurious yet eco - conscious base to explore the true beauty of Jamaican hospitality. True to the boutique concept, Kanopi House has no rules or schedules and Marlene, Boxer and Carla are on hand to tailor your experience perfectly.

This is not a place for those seeking rum in hand, feet in the sand traditional Caribbean experience. This is off-the-beaten-track and located in a six acre rainforest where banyan trees and their winding vines compete for the sunlight, amidst the tropical banana trees and the sounds of the waters in the Blue Lagoon below create a truly magical setting. This is a very natural environment. Not a tree was felled during the construction of this property, instead they have been incorporated into the rooms and buildings as necessary.

This is a stunning base from which to explore deserted coves, waterfalls and soak up the nitty gritty Jamaican culture with an expert local team.


The 4 simple yet elegant wooden frame tree houses are dotted amongst the six acre rainforest plot. Built in the traditional vernacular style and varying in layout and size, yet all have the common factors of tranquillity, privacy, locally crafted and the opportunity to bring the outside in by opening the shutters to the sounds of the rainforest and ocean below.

In leiu of TV’s, Bose docs and ipods loaded with an eclectic array of cool tunes are provide in each tree house and a small galley kitchen is well stocked with traditional Jamaican delights such as spiced bun, coconut tarts, cool red stripe and Blue Mountain coffee. Kitchens can be pre stocked to your preferences, whatever that may be, just ask us in advance.

Upper Deck (423sq ft)

Perched on the highest point of the property, Upper Deck offers panoramic views of the rainforest.Louvered windows and "walls" of French doors allow you to bring the outside in. At approximately 430 square feet this treehouse is perfect for couples.

Spanish Elm (550sq ft)

With a unique outdoor shower, Spanish Elm is draped in lush rainforest greenery and accents of pinks and reds from the tropical flowering plants scattered in and outside of the room. Outfitted with a separate lounge, covered verandas and French doors, this tree house is perfect for couples or a small family with young children.

Almond Tree (650sq ft)

With seclusion being key for this tree house, Almond Tree is the most private of the tree houses on the property, while still being centrally located. Waking up to glimpses of the lagoon below through the canopy of trees and the lush rainforest surrounding you, this tree house is perfect for couples.

Sweet Wood (1,200sq ft)

Sweet Wood is the only 2-bedroom tree house on the property. At approximately 1,200 square feet, this tree house is located closest to the world famous Blue Lagoon. As you walk in, Sweet Wood offers an airy lounge and two bedrooms below, perfect for families or groups of friends traveling together. Please note that there are three showers but no baths.


Children are welcomed by the property, however due to steps and height of the tree houses we do not recommend a stay here for children under 7 years. Babysitting is available with advance notice, no other facilities for children.


The communal Living Room is beautifully appointed with oversized sofas and day beds, a funky play list of music and traditional board games. Traditional Jamaican dishes are prepared to order by Carla and the team with a focus on local and organic ingredients from Kanopi’s own mountain garden.

In room dining is possible and in room spa massages are available with advanced notice.


Surfing, rafting on the Rio Grande, swimming at Blue Lagoon, lazy days on the stunning nearby beaches such as Frenchman’s Cove and Winnifred beach, sample Jerk food at Boston, visit the local Rastafarian community to explore the culture, trek to waterfalls, Snorkel the reef, mountain biking, deep sea fishing and diving can all be arranged by the team at Kanopi to suit your pace and interests.

Location & Directions


Kanopi House, Jamaica is located overlooking the Blue Lagoon, a ten-minute drive east of the historic town of Port Antonio, the capital town of the parish of Portland.

When to go

Offering warm temperatures throughout the year the Caribbean is a perfect year round destination. With an average of 9 hours sunshine a day the peak season runs from December through to April which is the dry season when you can expect very little rainfall. May to November are the slightly wetter months where you will find an increase in rainfall as the summer season goes on and with that some humidity, however the Summer months are still a great time to travel as the temperatures are hot and the rain tends to come in short heavy bursts but not all day long. The wettest months with the most humidity are September and October and these are the most probable months for hurricanes to occur in the region although many islands have not experienced hurricanes for a number of years. The average daily temperatures range from the mid-seventies in the winter months and mid-eighties in the summertime.

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