Four couples decided to give Karma Bay at Tryall Club a try and could not have been more impressed from the moment we arrived. The villa is an outstanding property right on the ocean, beautiful pool, large grounds stretching along the water. Bedrooms all beautiful especially the master but even if you draw the short straw for bedrooms you will not be disappointed.
Mornings were amazing waking up early and having coffee on the very large covered deck overlooking the water and pool then custom breakfast and across the street to the Tryall golf course. We played morning golf 5 times that week with excellent caddies, Michael, Cox and Adrien and pretty much had the course to ourselves. First three holes were a little weak but the rest were great fun to play. We took trips to the Great House for drinks, walking tours of the plantation, tennis and a lot sitting around relaxing.
Best part of the villa were the staff. Chef George who is a Culinary Institute of America trained chef and his staff served us truly spectacular 5 star meals every
night, fish, chicken, lamb and all with a Jamaican flavor profile (awesome). Edwal the head butler took such good care of us with drinks flowing all day and attending to our every need with a smile. The ladies kept the villa spotless and Patrick looked after the pool and grounds.
Booked again for next year. Can't wait.
Our family of 9 (7 kids in their 20’s) stayed at Karma Bay and loved our time at the private and luxurious villa for a week. The property is waterfront with beautiful 6 bedrooms that are equally large, comfy beds (TempurPedic?), air conditioned, with private bathrooms and flat screen TV’s that actually work! The indoor/outdoor living areas offer beautiful views facing the Caribbean Sea where we watched fishermen, and watersports during the day and in the evening the view of the moon reflecting off the water is breathtaking. Plenty of seating all around, at the pool with lounge chairs, down by the water and up on the veranda overlooking the property. The Villa is quiet (except when we used the Sonos sound system) and private, excellent for a relaxing place to land. We played croquet in the lawn, laid by the pool, read books, played board games and there may have been a nap here and there. The Tryall grounds also offer golf, tennis, sand volleyball, hiking and water sports just to name a few. The two golf carts make it convenient to run up to the Great House to the spa, gym, gift shop or commissary if you need anything quick.
The staff at Karma Bay did an outstanding job of making us feel at home. The food was phenomenal and George certainly is culinary brilliance with his beautifully presented gourmet meals. They give you the choice but I highly recommend letting the chefs choose the menu, we would’ve missed out on the exceptional food experience if we had made suggestions. We had many opportunities to eat at the restaurants as well as the New Year’s celebration but opted to stay at the Villa and experience George’s next creation. Dennis and DeMario were always working when I stopped by the kitchen and invited me in to see what they were working on for the next meal. Eddie the butler was friendly, courteous and kept us all organized. He was always willing to help and fun to chat with. The cleaning staff were friendly and kept everything exceptionally clean. I’m a bit of a stickler in this area and everything is wiped down, dusted off or picked up daily! The housekeepers sing while working and everyone was kind and thoughtful when dealing with us. Shernette, the laundress is a treat that we hadn’t had before and it was wonderful to arrive home with a suitcase full of clean clothes for a change! The staff also went out of their way to make New Year’s a special event setting up dinner on the lawn with lights all around, tiki torches, hats and noise makers. Dinner was three courses with delicious flame grilled lobster.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Karma Bay! We’re frequent travelers who prefer private, luxurious accommodations and can honestly say that this property is one of the top places we’ve stayed! See you again Karma Bay
We stayed at Karma Bay for a week and it was AMAZING. We were treated like family by the entire staff. Service via our head of household, Edward, couldn't be topped anywhere. And Chef George can really cook (and that is one heck of a compliment from this NYC food snob). Wish I can bring him back to NYC with us. We are definitely coming back again and again. Thank you Edward, George, Terian, Demario, Debbie, Norine, Shernette and Patrick.
Six couples at Karma Bay to celebrate my wife's 50th birthday. Karma Bay was the PERFECT setting for our party! Six individual rooms gave everyone private settings while the patio and pool were great spaces for gathering. Our group mainly travelled in order to spend time together in one location.
The whole experience was exceptional. From personal transportation at the airport, to being greeted by the staff on arrival at Karma Bay. What a setting and view to make your arrival a grand event! We were able to settle in and be poolside within about 15 minutes.
Ed was able to keep the drinks and snacks flowing all afternoon. No small feat for our group! Ed was quite attentive to detail and was constantly moving around tidying up and getting ready for the next event.
The meals at Karma Bay were exquisite! The place settings, the presentation of the meal and the meal itself were all outstanding! Dining ocean-side helps add to the ambiance:) George and Mario were most gracious and helpful in selecting and preparing all of the meals. Any time someone got hungry, we could say something to them and snacks would show up on plates.
Anything we needed was provided shortly. The rooms were all beautiful and well maintained. The whole staff was very friendly and attentive. They interacted easily with our group.
We had two excursions, one to Montego Bay for shopping and one to Rick's Café. The bus arrived at the correct time, the drivers were friendly and were available at any time during our outings. We could leave when WE were ready - not spending time waiting for a tour bus schedule. What a great way to travel!
A couple of us were able to get in some scuba diving as well. Like everything else at Tryall, just a phone call and everything was arranged for us.
The whole property was exquisite. I was able to use the exercise room each morning and found it to be clean with plenty of equipment.
I would highly recommend Karma Bay at Tryall if you want an exceptional vacation!
My family of 12 had an incredible time at Karma Bay! The property itself is stunning, waterfront with many of the bedrooms providing a water view from their bed. The highlight is the staff- when they welcome you to the home and their family, they really mean it. They were willing to accommodate any request and provided 5 star meals each day - even accommodating some if our allergy issues. George and his team have a tremendous sense for flavors and stunning presentation - my mother took a picture of every plate! Edwin hosts the the week and ensures all in the party have a great time. I would highly recommend this villa for all ages, we will go back!
We absolutely loved our week at Karma Bay and cannot say enough great things about it. The house is absolutely beautiful and our multi-generational party of 12 (two grandparents, four parents, six kids between 8 years and 11 months) enjoyed every part of it. The staff at Karma Bay were all some of the most lovely people you'd ever hope to meet. From Debbie and Noreen, the housekeepers who tidied up after everyone (no small feat with this crew!) to Shernette the laundress who truly made our vacation relaxing as we didn't ever need to worry about dirty clothes! George, Demario and Dennis surprised us every meal with the most magnificent food, worthy of any five-star restaurant. Patrick was a more quiet presence taking care of the landscaping and cleaning the pool while Edwal, the head of house, made sure everything was absolutely perfect at all times. Everyone was exceptionally warm and by the end of the week, we really felt as though we were leaving friends behind. Tryall is a beautiful place with a fantastic beach, so many lovely properties to admire and the Great House where we enjoyed Happy Hour drinks most nights (as our kids were happily being watched by the most outstanding nannies, Mitsy and Kerry Ann). We can't wait to come back to Jamaica - and hope that we see all of our new friends at Karma Bay when we return.