This is a magnificent spot with tremendous service, great food and lovely people. We rented the Cottonwood Cottage for a week with our two young kids and having the staff made all the difference in the world. The nanny was great, the cook excellent, the food first rate. Matthew, Nicardo, Ricardo, and the whole crew could not have been better.
The only thing that bothered me were the mosquitoes, but there's not much you can do about them in the tropics.
Note this is not a high end resort. It is a very nice house in a great spot, but not near anywhere (however, do not miss the Black River and YS falls). Debbie Moncure, who with her husband owns the villas, is a delight and very helpful (from her office in VA).
We've been to many places around the world, including 5 star beach hotels, but I don't think I ever want to go anywhere again without a staff like this one.
Bring lots of books and prepare to relax. Explore the local area to get a feel for what it's like to live in a country like Jamaica. You certainly couldn't get this kind of interaction at one of the all-inclusive resorts on the island.
Do not miss Bluefields.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Comfort, privacy, and luxury combine for a distinctive blend of all-inclusive Caribbean waterfront travel. Bluefields Bay offers the ultimate in personalized service at its six luxurious waterfront villas, each with a private pool and expertly-trained staff. Enjoy gourmet meals and tropical drinks as you vacation in natural settings beyond compare.The six secluded seafront villas are perched on the Caribbean Sea with dazzling views of crystal-clear sparkling blue calm waters perfect for snorkeling and sea-kayaking. Relish spectacular sunsets from this southwestern Jamaican fishing and farming village called Bluefields after an invigorating hike up the untouched mountain right behind the homes. This South Coast of Jamaica is unspoiled by commercialism, and so this is a place where visitors can interact easily with local residents who welcome them heartily.The private and luxurious villas offer gourmet meals prepared by your own chef to your personal specifications. Each house has a “headman” (Jamaican concierge) who serves meals, clarifies preferences on food and drink, and helps your experience unfold like the tropical foliage. Housekeepers not only keep rooms sparkling, but also send guests home with suitcases of clean clothes at no extra charge. And, if people bring children, devoted and caring nannies are provided. Each staff is rounded-out with a waterfront attendant, gardener, night porter for after-hours service, and driver when needed. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bluefields Bay Villas Hotel Bluefields