Just returned from Winedown Villa in beautiful Silver Sands. We were a party of 6 adults and 4 children and the house was large enough for everyone. The bedrooms are comfortable and common areas nicely furnished for relaxation. The pool is large but not too deep for smaller kids and the adults can still enjoy it.
The ladies at the house - Dassie and Olga - are wonderful. They will prepare anything you ask them to and did multiiple loads of laundry for us, folded and dry in no time. The food was all excellent. They prepared traditional Jamaican dishes and more North American favourites for those less adventurous eaters.
We had perfect weather and were able to enjoy the beach every day. On windy days the waves were great for boogie boards and on calm days the snorkelling was excellent. We took a trip with Errol out to the reef as well, which I highly recommend. Snorkelling down along the far end of the beach past Santa Margarita is the best, past the deserted beach and old dock. Saw several sting rays, star fish and conch.
The only problem we had the whole time was related to the little "no see-ums" which were out in force in the early mornings until about 9am and they arrived again about 4pm. We closed up the house but because the shutters have no screens, the house gets very hot and the bugs can still get in through the gaps. Luckily the bedrooms are screened and air conditioned so we retreated there early in the evenings when the OFF and Deet were no longer keeping them away. But then we couldn't enjoy the house with everyone. It would be a huge improvement if this lovely house had screens on the shutters in the common areas/kitchen. Otherwise it was perfect.
- Also Known As:
- Silver Sands Vacation Villas Hotel Jamaica
- Silver Sands Vacation Villas Jamaica/Duncans