The villa was beautiful and clean, the grounds outstanding, the hospitality was fantastic!!
If anyone wants a lovely place to stay in Jamaica i would highly recommend the Morning Glory villa's.
Thank you Mr & Mrs Burton, you were lovely hosts.
This is a long overdue review of this lovely property. From the moment we pulled in the driveway we knew we had found our perfect spot. We were a group of 8 and having both villas worked perfectly, one for my sons and their friends, the other for the girls. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and large. Great for soccer games and late night hide and go seek fun.
Both villas are decorated nicely and have plenty of room available so no one felt on top of each other. The kitchens were spacious and well equipped making it easy to cook for our small army! Really nice not to have to eat out all of the time. There were plenty of beds so everyone had a comfortable nights sleep after our daily adventures.
The location is perfect putting us in the middle of all of the attractions of beautiful Ocho Rios. There is also a wonderful beach club just up the street which provided afternoons of beach fun. World famous Scotchies is minutes away for the best jerk on the island and nightlife is only 10 minutes away.
The best part of staying here was the gracious hospitality of the owners Claude and Geraldine. They made us feel like we were home. Boston the caretaker and Margaret the housekeeper/cook was equally as lovely.
I have been a travel agent for 20+ years and have stayed in many fine resorts and villas and this was absolutely one of my most memorable stays. Look no further...Morning Glory Villas will fulfill all of your wishes. We look forward to returning soon and making more memories.
Thank you for such a special time.....The Good Gang
Spent 3 weeks at Morning Glory Villas and what can I say... I literally wanted to stay forever.
We were there for a holiday/our Wedding & our Honeymoon.
We hired out both Villas for ourselves and our family which were clean, spacious, and suited our needs down to the T. One even had a wheelchair which came in very handy when we toured the country.
Mr & Mrs Burton are the best hosts, they make you feel very welcome and stay out of your way but are available if you need them. Mr & Mrs B had plenty of advice on the local night spots and the cheapest transport solutions. They also allowed us to use the grounds for our Wedding photos.
Boston the caretaker is the best... Nothing was too much. Thank you Boston for helping us with the roast yam it was lush.
Margaret the housekeeper was the best too. She kept our villas clean and tidy. And for a small fee she made us the best Jamaican dinners.
Everyone on the grounds was very friendly it was refreshing to see.
The grounds is like nothing you have ever seen, you have to be there to believe. It is paradise away from the hustle and bustle.
It is a short walk to Bamboo Blu Beach where we had our Wedding, Beautiful, tranquil beach, white sands, clear sea, great bar, great food and friendly staff, I could go on, they made our day very special, thank you Bamboo Blu. It has its own gift store and up the beach tucked away is a loan gentleman who sells handmade crafts. But be careful the beach can get very crowded when the cruise ships come in.
Once you’ve tried Morning Glory there is no going back.
Thank you for a great holiday/wedding / Honeymoon
We spent 10 days in Morning Glory and it was truly a very nice experience.
The houses are just great, situated in a wonderful, peaceful and relaxing garden, with big rooms, comfortable beds, nice bathrooms and basic kitchen equipment. The outside dining-area is very nice for breakfast or dinner at home. The athmospere is really nice "Jamaican" with soft colours, palmtrees and lots of flowers in beatiful colours.
Margaret is cleaning the rooms very neatly every days and, at an extra charge, she cooks wonderful Jamaican food to enjoy in your own garden - chicken, lobster, local fruits or whatever you buy she turns into a Jamaican speciality. A lovely experience!
Morning Glory is a very short walk to the beach, and the nice Mammee Bay Beach club, where you may use the sunbeds for free. The sea is so clear, wonderful for swimming, and you can go for a very nice snorkelling-trip just 10 minutes away. The beach bar offers nice cold drinks, small snacks or you may enjoy a romantic dinner on the beach, under the stars, in the evening. The beach was however a little crowdy some days when the big cruise-ships arrived to Ocho Rios with many day-visitors.
We rented a car and made many small trips around lovely Portland, from riverdrafting on Rio Grande to James Bond beach. But nearby are also famous "tourists attractions" such as the waterfalls, dolphin cove, Ocho Rios etc. This part of norhern Jamaica is very green and beautiful and we experienced people to be very friendly.
It is so nice to be in a home and feel that you are welcome! The hosts, Claude and Geraldine, were very amicable and helpful whenever you needed an advice or help. And if there was something that needed to be fixed, Boston was always around to help you.
Morning Glory is a very nice place for a Jamaican holiday which we could truly recommend!
This is one of the best vacation spot in Ocho Rios. I rented both Villas, my mother and her husband had one while my husband and children had the other. The owner are some wonderful down to earth people, they made us feel at home. We had a big family cook out the owners were so accomadating they even offered us extra chairs, domino table and the list goes on. I'm already looking into my family vacation next year. Margrette and Boston the helpers are so friendly and behind helpful. This villa helped to make our family vacation home away from home. I want to say a big Thank you again to everyone at Morning Glory. The Mullings
Its been 3 days since arriving back from Jamaica, Morning Glory. I am already in the process of booking for Xmas 2016. Morning Glory is perfect for those in need of R&R. I travelled with my mother, brother, 14 month old niece, sister in law and her mother. It worked very well.
My mother and I had the bungalow, and the rest of the party had the one storey accommodation. The grounds are immaculate and the estate in which it is situated is very safe.
We had access to a private beach with free cabanas to use as part of the package staying at morning Glory. The beach, 5 mins walk away.
I would recommend hiring a car, as there is so much to do on the north coast, and where you are situated is accessible to alot. Ocho Rios is 10 minutes drive away, and Runaway Bay is 20 minutes drive if you would like to try a different beach with a good vibe, and lots of it.
I have travelled to Jamaica several times over the years, and can truly say, I have now found my little piece of heaven within this beautiful Island.
Excellent WIFI, comfortable beds. Claude, the owner is on hand if you need anything, and never intrusive.
Oh, I forgot to mention the wonderful Margaret, the housekeeper thats been working there for 30 years. She can cook! Sometimes you just want to chill on the veranda. Margaret will cook you in Jamaican cuisine. Lovely woman.
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Returned to morning glory this March with a warm welcome from Mr Claude and his lovely wife. The property is surrounded by a huge breathtaking gardens, where I was able to spot a tiny humming bird collecting nectar near my borrowed veranda. The property is very well kept and spotless. Unfortunently, my children fell ill and my six year old fainted. Mr Claude offered to drive me to a local doctor and collected us when we were finished. He also drove me into town to the pharmacy. This was ever so helpful and appreciated as my husband wasn't to join me in JA until a week and a half time. With the children being ill , I managed to enjoy free access to the private beach at least once. Thanks for the lovely stay Mr and Mrs Claude. Will come again with my extended family.