|Per night:||$349 - $465|
|Per month:||$10,470 - $13,950|
a real taste of jamaica..
April 30, 2008
We went to the beach house villas from 4/19-4/26/2008... we were a group of 6 with 4 adults ( ages 39-56) and 2 children ( ages 9 & 10)... We rented the 1st & 2nd floor ofthe beach house villa . Our driver Jinx arrived at the airport for our pick up as promised, no problems. We arrived at our villa about 1 1/2 hrs later and checkied in without any problems . Then we were shown to our villa. The villa was yards from the ocean and directly on the beach... The kids could play on the beach or in the ocean and we could see and hear them clearly from our villa balcony. The view is incredible from both the 1st & 2nd floors. The 1st floor is more shady and the balcony is surrounded by lush foliage whereas the 2nd floor is a more sunny suite. GORGEOUS sunsets can be viewed everynight from your balcony or beach. And the ocean is just incredible... it was so great to open up the front and back balccony door and have that great breeze blowing through all day long... The suites also have back balconies that are considered jungle view because of all the lush foliage. The rooms themselves were clean and nice, but i thought they could have used some brightening up on the inside to add to the ambiance. My kids big complaint was that the reception on the tv's were very poor at night. The staff was very nice and very helpful. Rides were easily arranged at the front desk with jinx. We visited cool runnings water park and also went to margaritaville twice. The villa also had a buffett & bonfire, which they have once a month. they also had live music. The property next door also has a monthly " wake" which is really just a huge party that rocks into the wee hours of the night too... it seems they welcome everyone. Braiding, jewelry, handicrafts, art, rum , cigars, jetskis, parasailing,glass bottom boats, fruit , fresh juice are all available to you on the beach thru different sellers. There are also plenty of restaurants nearby on the beach... our favorite was kuyaba, our least favorite was the choices restaurant attached to the beach house villas. The food was usually good but it literally took hours for something as simple as omelets... expect to spend 100 usd on breakfast or lunch daily on the beach if you want speedier service and better food... and expect to spend about double that for dinner if you like your drinks.. again i am talking about 4 adults & 2 kids here so take that into consideration. Next time, we will fedex groceries ahead or have the driver take us from the airoprt to a supermarket for basics before ever going to our villa... Overall, this was a great place...very relaxing and much more laid back than at a resort... i think you get a better taste for the real jamaica when you stay outside of the resort. I dont think we wore shoes/flip flops etc to go out to eat the entire week... it was really great & i hope to be luck enough to do it again next year...
antoinette, emerson nj