How it works - what's included
The Tryall Club requires all villa and condo guests to become members during their stay via a Temporary Membership.
The Membership fee is US$130 per week for each guest 16 years and older and US$26 per day per person for additional nights and for stays of less than 7 days.
The Membership Fees are subject to a 15% service charge. Please be prepared to pay the membership fee on arrival at the front desk. Thank you.
The temporary membership at Tryall includes most of the Club facilities, non-motorized water sports at their private beach; to include snorkeling, sea kayaks, paddle boards and sunfish. Guests are also welcome to use the Tennis courts (all white attire required) Hummingbird Kids Club, free Internet access in their Internet Room at the Great House, the large Great House pool, Usain Bolt Games Room (open all day and night for ping pong, pool, air hockey, foos ball, shuffleboard, chess and checkers, board games, comfy reclining chairs and HDTV), fitness center, jogging trails, afternoon tea, Manager's Cocktail Party and some special events. Not included are the golf green fees,tennis pro shop, ball boys at the tennis courts. food and beverage, spa & salon services, nanny service, groceries and all motorized water sports and glass bottom boat. Please see further amenities below - various charges will apply.
The 19th century Great House is at the heart of the Tryall Club as well as an important part of the Club’s and Jamaica’s heritage. Built in 1834, it commands a strategic position atop a hill with a beautiful oceanic panorama that extends from west to east. Here you will find our reception and front desk, the guest services office and games room for children and teenagers.
Each afternoon at four o’clock, complimentary afternoon tea is served on the veranda and terrace. This has been an established ritual at the Tryall Club since the 1930’s when Ida DeLisser presided over the silver tea service refreshing the palates of visitors and holidaymakers. A fine, hand selected range of teas is available sourced from tea plantations across the world together with assorted sandwiches, pastries and scones with cream and preserves.
The Great House Bar is a great place to meet for pre-dinner drinks. Whether inside or outside on the terrace there are fabulous views out to sea. A comprehensive range of cocktails is available as well as premium Jamaican rum including various vintages from the Appleton Estate and the incomparable Blackwell Rum with its hints of coconut and spice.
For a private dinner party, the Great House Terrace is an unforgettable experience and we are happy to facilitate this upon request.
From the private beach at Tryall you can test your skills in a kayak, enjoy a paddle board workout or sedately traverse the coastline in a glass bottom boat ride which sets out each day at 10.00 a.m. The above are all included for guests staying at the Tryall Club.
Hobie Cats are also available with 30 minute lessons priced at US$40 with sailing lessons at US$35. Divers and snorkelers can discover the underwater world from our offshore reef and for those who prefer to be above water, glass-bottom boat rides reveal the hidden depths without getting wet. A full PADI scuba diving program is available including open water certification as well as advanced open water certification. Rates for a 1 tank dive start from US$60 per person and a double tank at US$90. Private glass bottom boat trips are available priced at US$120 for 30 minutes and private snorkeling tours of one and a half hours are also available at US$240 based upon 1 - 4 persons. Motorized water sports includes parasailing, wake boarding, water skiing, tubing, banana boat rides and private glass bottom boat tours.
Rates for deep sea fishing are US$650 for 4 hours for 1-4 persons and includes light snacks, beers and soda water. Deep Drop Fishing costs US$550 for 1 - 4 persons including snacks, beer and soda and 2 and a half hour Bottom Fishing trips cost US$400 for 1 - 4 persons including beers, soda and water. All of our water sports and fishing trips are available at the main beach.
Wellness & Fitness
Tryall is blessed with a natural environment that is wholly conducive to a sense of wellbeing. To be surrounded by green in all its spectrum of shades, mature trees, flowering shrubs and the chatter of birdsong instills an aura of calm, peace and tranquility. Tryalls 2,200 acres are ideal for early morning or late afternoon jogs together with treks into the hilly interior to work and stretch leg muscles. A well-equipped ocean-facing gym which is conveniently located next door to the Tennis Pro Shop close by the Great House.
Yoga is a popular pursuit for many of our guests and In addition to the deck outside the gym there are numerous other locations to choose from; a popular choice being the gazebo at the end of the pier or of course in the serenity of your villa garden. Qualfied instructors are available through the Club. For fun with family and friends we offer basketball, football and volleyball and for those who prefer a gentler form of exercise, croquet on the lawn is the perfect answer.
Located close to the Great House is the Beauty Salon. A comprehensive range of hair and beauty treatments are available here together with massage therapies. The Salon also conducts residential body treatments at the villas by appointment.
Located next to the Tennis Pro Shop, the Kid’s Club welcomes children from the ages of five and twelve years to be part of the Kid’s Club Program. Selected activities are also available to toddlers who are accompanied by babysitters. The Kid’s Club programs are available from 10.00 a.m. Monday to Saturday with a break for lunch from 12.00 noon to 1.00 p.m. The numerous activities available include beach games, arts and crafts, face painting, scavenger hunt, sand castle competitions and the art of tie-dye. Nature walks introduce children to the many birds in the vicinity along with other wildlife in its natural habitat.
During peak weeks such as President's Week, Spring Break, Thanksgiving and Christmas, New Year a comprehensive program of activities is available - details of which are sent to guests well in advance. A comprehensive babysitting service is also available which should be booked at least 24 hours in advance. We are also able to provide nanny service. All of our nannies are certified in child care by Penn State.
Relaxed and informal and located right beside the sea, the Beach Restaurant and Bar is a delightful lunch and dinner venue. It is the perfect place to head to after a morning on the beach, a deep sea fishing trip, a round of golf or energetic tennis match.
The menus incorporate the fresh produce grown in our organic garden. Irrigated by water from our own mountain spring, the organic garden is tended by two specialized agricultural staff. It grows a wide variety of salad leaves, herbs, arugula, tomatos and other vegetables. Guests are welcome to visit the garden which is located at the end of Calypso Way which is at the bottom of Mahogany Drive.
Tucked away at the end of Calypso Way and neatly surrounded by a picket fence, plantains and banana is our Organic Garden. Here, under the watchful eyes of Eric and Mark, we grow a variety of produce for use in the Beach Café and Great House Restaurant. Carefully selected organic seeds are sown in trays in what is the tropical version of a green house. Once germinated and established, they are carefully planted out in the wood-frame boxes of the garden. Naturally, we concentrate on what grows best in the heat of a tropical climate and the combination of sunshine, showers and daily watering using water from our natural spring ensures a rapid harvest.
Among the crops grown are several varieties of lettuce leaves; arugula which delivers a particularly invigorating peppery punch; callaloo – both red and green; spinach, bulb fennel; four types of tomato; bell peppers as well as Chinese peppers; cucumber, zucchini; sorrel and a great many herbs including several varieties of basil.
Such mouth-watering surroundings are a perfect complement to dining; upon request, we are delighted to offer lunch under the shade of a bamboo canopy in the Organic Garden. Needless to say, the menus make full use of what is growing around you together with choices that celebrate the ocean as well as what is reared on our fertile Jamaican land. A minimum of eight persons is required and a maximum of twenty persons can be accommodated.
Tryall Dress Code & Rules
Managers Cocktail Party
The dress code is casual elegance with collared shirts for gentlemen. No tank tops/merino shirts, jeans or shorts are to be worn at the Great House or Almond Beach Terrace during the winter season.
We enforce a predominantly white dress code for tennis. The shoe color is less important, but if the sole is black and will mark our courts, the shoe will not be allowed.
For men, collared shirts and Bermuda length shorts are required and for women, sleeveless tank tops with collar, along with skirts or shorts. For men & women, spikeless golf shoes or sneakers are required footwear.
Afternoon Tea and Happy Hour
Casual elegance is required. No tank tops/merino shirts, jeans or shorts.
We advise all guests that coolers with drinks/food are not permitted on the beach or surrounding areas. Full food and beverage are available at the beach restaurant.