“A peacefull dated villa in caring community striving to build a tourist industry”
Villa Hikaru is one of the oldest villas available in Billy's Bay and pricer relative to others in the area. That being said, it is a testament to the pioneering characteristic of it's owners and the community in which it occupies. It has a lovely pool and vista of the local bay and is in a relatively safe area of Jamaica.
My sister and I returned to Jamaica to holiday together having grown up there for our formative years and not seen each other for the last 5 years due to our respective international postings. We rented neighboring villas to enable our children to interact freely. Hers villa cost less and was much more modern than Hikaru. It had a lovely shaded pool, A/C, family sized living room, DVD player, large modern kitchen, mosquito guards and nets, etc. On the other hand we at the Hikaru had a more aged and rustic villa - smaller living area, kitchen, no A/C, fans which did not work well, makeshift/damaged tennis court, etc. Having said the above, our uncomfortable stay was made up somewhat by the lovely pool, view to the beach and Ms, Venesia and Ms. Eliesha's cooking, plus a few jokes and "ole time stories" with Mr. Patrick.We also had a few good day-trips, which broke the remoteness effects of Billly’s Bay. We ventured away to Negril, Black River, Savana-la-mar and other more tourist hotspots to get the kids dosed in what Jamaica truly has to offer. It is however very difficult to get away from the Treasure Beach / Billy’s Bay area to do our sightseeing given the dreadful state of the roads on the south coast of Jamaica. Nonetheless, we did it and it helped balance out the vacation for all of us.
Staying at the Hikaru is ideal for short stay, elderly (and I mean the not too old or frail due to the stair case from the pool to the house). It suits those wanting to get away and enjoy a secluded range of company. Having been there with my young and large family (Aged: 13 - 11 - 7 - 9Mths) it lacked variety but was good enough overall. In hindsight I should have booked a more modern neighboring villa (to get VFM) and looked for child friendly location/distractions for my lot rather than take my sister’s guidance. She wanted to go there because she was considering buying a property locally / nearby. I won’t return to the Hikaru - the world has so much more and better quality villas to offer for the price. Having said all that, we (everyone) enjoyed the food and the time we spent together with my sister's lot - which made up for much!
Thanks you Don and Brad for lending us your paradise for the two weeks. Thank you sis for a fun family time together!
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