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“Rio Vista--wonderful!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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“Rio Vista--wonderful!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2004

We stayed in the honeymoon villa recenetly for 4 nights and had a wonderful time. Our villa was beautiful, with hardwood floors, our own balcany, fresh flowers, and a king size bed (there is also a tv and AC). Plus the view! Rolling hills, the blue mountains in the distance, and the Rio Grand River below. The grounds are beautiful and Henry and Sharon are so kind. Sharon is an amazing cook and made us fantastic meals. Overall, a highlight of our 2 weeks on the island!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2003

My family and I recently stayed at Rio Vista Resort (group of 8, Nov 2003). The property is very well-maintained -- grounds, pool, and villas. The owners were very gracious and helpful.

Yes, the property is not directly on the beach, but you won't find many properties directly on the beach in PA anyway. Also, the property is not in-town, but you won't find many properties in-town either. You should expect to drive to most destinations around PA, regardless of your accommodations.

Overall, we found Rio Vista to be an excellent value (especially since some in my party required A/C) and I would definitely recommend the villas to anyone staying in the PA area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2003

My first visit to Rio Vista Villas certainly won't be my last!! The villas are moderately priced, clean and very comfortable, mind a few lizards, hey it's Jamaica what do you expect! The "big house" is open to you at any time. The owners, Mr. & Mrs. Miller, are always around to chat with or take care of your needs and the staff are very friendly and helpful. Mrs. Millers cooking is exceptional!! Just let her know what you want after breakfast and you'll get it for dinner!! We met so many nice and laid back folks including Simone, the current "Aida" and daughter of Nina Simone. Look, Port Antonio is a quiet working class town and Rio Vista is not on the beach but the property is well worth the trip and you can get taxis to take you to all the nearby sites ( Sommerset Falls, Frenchmans Cove etc...) Just one evening relaxing by the pool watching the Rio Grande river and the stars in the sky and you'll understand why.

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Property: Rio Vista Resort
Address: | Portland, Port Antonio, Jamaica
Location: Caribbean > Jamaica > Portland Parish > Port Antonio
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 24 Specialty Lodging in Port Antonio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Rio Vista Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Overlooking the stunning blue waters of St. Margaret's Bay and the mouth of the Rio Grande river, sits the Rio Vista Resort. The hotel is nestled atop a lushly vegetated hill, with breathtaking views of the Blue Mountains, its peaks hovering at over 7,000 feet. The Blue Mountains is home to one of the world's best coffees. The Rio Vista offers a range of beautifully appointed guest rooms and villas. Choose from river/mountain, garden, pool, or sea views. Free continental breakfast included. The gazebo deck is the perfect place to start and end the day with an ice cold Red Stripe beer or a refreshing glass of coconut water. Sit back and take in a picturesque Jamaican sunset, while watching rafter floating by on the meandering Rio Grande river. A variety of Activities are available in close proximity to the hotel. Explore the variety of exciting packages and promotions being offered in the area to enhance your vacation experience. Boat rides on the World famous Blue Lagoon, tours of a Blue Mountain Coffee plantation, rafting on the Rio Grande, water fall climbs at Somerset Falls, nature walks, beautiful beaches and much much more. Rio Vista is a ten acre estate with individual rooms and 1, 2 and 3 bedroom villas. The property is located four miles west of Port Antonio, on Jamaica's north coast, nestled between the Rio Grande River and the Caribbean Sea. We are approx 1 1/2 hours from Kingston (Norman Manley Int'l Airport) through the mountains and 3 hours from Montego Bay (Sangster Int'l Airport) along the north coast highway. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Rio Vista Resort Villas Hotel Port Antonio
Rio Vista Resort Jamaica/Port Antonio

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