My daughter and I stayed at Emerald View for six nights. We were looking for somewhere outside of the resorts, not a big-business hotel-chain, a real Jamaican vacation, not just another bit of America on just-another beach--and we found Emerald View. And loved our stay.
The gardens are full of bougainvillea and hibiscus and plumbago and other flowers, and it was January. Our room was clean and comfortable. The staff are friendly and helpful, the view from the room's balcony was wonderful to wake up to, and the coffee.... mmmmmmm the Blue Mountain coffee :-)
It's a short drive from Montego Bay's beaches and Hip Strip and downtown, and about the same distance from Falmouth. And as the hotel's website says, you can walk up and down the hill between Emerald View and the beach restaurants, and the local supermarket; while it is only twenty minutes or so, it is quite a hike (the hill is steep), don't expect it to be a stroll. The hotel provides a ride on request. The walk back up took us less than 30 minutes, at night, and quite a few of those minutes were negotiating the crossing of the main road because we weren't quite as brave as the locals!
Just a short walk further up the hill is the Greenwood Great House, which shouldn't be missed. It's a wonderful glimpse into the history of Jamaica, and has an amazing 180 degree view of the water.
Thank you so much Miss Jennifer and Duran for making our stay such a happy one! We'll be back, for sure!
I'll be writing more on my blog: http://alison-toon.blogspot.com Just search for Jamaica!
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