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“A private, unspoiled escape to Jamaica awaits you”
4.5 of 5 bubbles

Review of Ridge Bay Chateau

23 reviews | other travelers have booked this property
Villa 7 Bedrooms 6 Bathrooms Sleeps 18 Pets allowed Save
View from Ridge Bay Chateau Roof Top Balcony
View from Ridge Bay Chateau Roof Top Balcony
View from the Front Porch
The spacious yet cozy interior
The imposing four poster plantation style king size bed in the Master Suite
En suite master bathroom
From the Gardens @ Ridge Bay Chateau, fashioned by Guest Natalie Montecalvo
The piece de Resistance
Breath-taking views
Backyard view from Ridge Bay Chateau
Reflections
This regal tropical palm tree so majestic in the gardens at Ridge Bay Chateau
The landmark Trident Castle - Ridge Bay Chateau's neighbour
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The spacious one bedroom cottage Living Room & kitchen view
The one bedroom cottage entrance hall
The 40ft wooden deck overlooking the Bay
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Lauren_Bo...
South Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2011 for a stay in November 2011
A private, unspoiled escape to Jamaica awaits you
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Port Antonio is a wonderful slice of true Jamaican culture and the Ridge Bay Chateau is a perfect base from which to explore it.  If you prefer to meet and mingle with residents rather than follow the crowd on a structured tour, this is the place for you! Our family of six (grandparents, parents and school aged children) stayed at Ridge Bay Chateau for a long weekend and had a wonderful adventure. The location and view are ideal and we wanted for nothing more. We are barely home a day now and thinking about when we can return. The place is well appointed, clean, and comfortable inside and out. The gardens and decks are amazing and the bedding is terrific. Everyone associated with the Chateau is warm and friendly, caring only that you have a great experience.

Maxine was instrumental in helping us accomplish all of the things we wanted to do within the few days we had. She connected us with terrific guides, suggested locations, and advised us on travel routes and what to expect. She even waited to greet us despite our travel delays and called to be certain we were happy and having fun.  Everything was perfect and it was because she sincerely cared about our experience and saw to our needs. I would be remiss to ignore the Chateau's housekeeper/chef, Marva's, contribution here. She prepared amazing jamaican foods for us, navigated the markets so we could go to the beach, and provided a perfect balance of service and companionship. It was never strange to have her there with us-- she would fade into the scenic background, but appeared smiling the moment someone needed her. She is such a delight and her food is delicious! If you have the option to have Marva with you, we highly recommend her.

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Liked best: Stellar views and sunsets amid a tropical paradise setting
Liked least: Having to leave
Traveling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
Nov 13, 2011
The ultimate endorsement!

It was certainly our pleasure being of service to the Boyer family.

We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again.

Much appreciated.

Max
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Philadelphia
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2011 for a stay in May 2011
4 of 5 bubbles Value 5 of 5 bubbles Rooms
4 of 5 bubbles Location 5 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
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Traveling group: Spouse / significant other
Your age range 45-54
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CO
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2011 for a stay in March 2011
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5 of 5 bubbles Value 5 of 5 bubbles Rooms
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Traveling group: Other
Your age range 45-54
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Kingston
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2011 for a stay in August 2010
5 of 5 bubbles Value 5 of 5 bubbles Rooms
4 of 5 bubbles Location 5 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
5 of 5 bubbles Check in / front desk 5 of 5 bubbles Service
Traveling group: Spouse / significant other
Your age range 65+
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CALIFORNIA
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2011 for a stay in May 2010
5 of 5 bubbles Value 5 of 5 bubbles Rooms
5 of 5 bubbles Location 5 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness
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Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 45-54
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Kingston
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2011 for a stay in March 2011
5 of 5 bubbles Value 5 of 5 bubbles Rooms
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Traveling group: Spouse / significant other
Your age range 25-34
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Manitoba, Canada
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2011 for a stay in August 2010
5 of 5 bubbles Value 5 of 5 bubbles Rooms
5 of 5 bubbles Cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Check in / front desk
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: Location and size
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse / significant other
Your age range 45-54
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Recommended for:
Young singles Friends getaway
A romantic getaway Older travelers
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