I took mom on a vacation to jamaica, and we stayed here for 4 nights - we had 2 rooms. I just can't say enough good things about our stay here. This place is gorgeous - spotless and immaculate, beautiful and charming decor in large spacious rooms. We had windows with views of the ocean. The pool overlooking the bay is beautiful as well - i swam there. Staying here is like staying in your own upscale private villa overlooking the bay - very beautiful, spectacular views, very quiet and private. Elaine and Peter, the owners, are the most incredible hosts i have ever met - staying here feels like visiting old friends and family. They go out of their way to help with every possible need. The location is fabulous - you are barely 5-10 minutes to the hip strip, and doctor's cave beach. Lots of restaurant options nearby, including The Pelican, which has been around for over 50 years and is one of the most famous restaurants in MoBay. Since the same owners also own The Pelican, our breakfast every morning was prepared at Pelican and served by the pool - which meant we were spoiled by the absolutely delicious and healthy jamaican dishes and that fantastic view and weather. The B&B is perched on a small hill, so you can go down to Gloucester Avenue (i.e. hip strip) either the long way, down the bumpy road (takes 5-10 minutes), or the short way, i.e. down the stairs at the end of the property, which is a lot faster, more pleasant, and ends almost right next to the Pelican. The short way has about 70 stairs in all, and is very well maintained with railings, so even my senior citizen mom had no trouble navigating it. It's also very secure - you need cards to access the inside of the property, and there are multiple metal gates that stay locked on the short way. Couple of other tips about the location: 1. There is an arts and crafts market less than 10 minutes walk away. Once you go down the short way, turn left on GLoucester Ave and you will see it soon. Its far more interesting shopping here, buying directly from the artisans, rather than shopping at the touristy stores on the hip strip, which mostly all sell the same thing. And feel free to haggle on price - i bought 3 necklaces, that i negotiated the price down by between 33% to 50% from initial asking price. 2. There is also a nice spa, the Body Bliss Spa, about 5 minutes walk to the left once you come down the short way. Prices run about 1/2 to 1/3 of US prices for most services - its part of the West Altamont hotel. I would definitely stay here again - and thank you Peter and Elaine again for your incredible hospitality!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Vista de la Bahia is located directly below Polkerris and has a gorgeous unobstructed view of Montego Bay on the island of Jamaica. All 4 rooms enjoy views of both the gardens and the ocean and our signature made to order breakfast served daily. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Vista De La Bahia Hotel Montego Bay