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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Silver Sands, Trelawny Parish, Jamaica

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shing007
South Carolina
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1 review
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“Relaxing and quiet with a fantastic staff”
Reviewed July 25, 2017 for a stay in July 2017
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Our group of 4 couples (now 50-60’s in age) just returned from a week-long stay at Mai Tai just 3 days ago. Collectively, we have visited 10+ Caribbean locations preferring a villa over a hotel, but this was our first experience with a “staffed” villa.

Mai Tai is located on the north coast between Montego Bay and Ocho Rios in a gated community that feels a bit tired looking and a little worn. Regardless, the neighborhood and beach areas all felt safe to wander around and explore. There is a simple on-site bar/restaurant that was a bit lame (tropical drinks from mixes and not the best burgers, fries, etc.) and could use improving. The onsite “commissary” (small convenience store) had a good variety of options to consider and the staff were very accommodating too as they allowed my group to setup a week-long charge account.

Mai Tai overs 4 comfortable bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms that are positioned in such a way to feel both private and quiet. A few places show a little wear and tear including bedspreads, but overall the villa is in good shape and very clean. The villa offers an excellent den area and even better outdoor living space only a few feet away from the private swimming pool and the beach. (Note: There is no indoor dining area, only outside.)

Our week was quite hot, but we were fortunate to have strong breezes each day; otherwise, we would have roasted. The wind was necessary to be outside, but the swimming beach had such strong winds, it was a little unpleasant and the water was always rough in the afternoons.

The best part about Mai Tai? I can sum this up in 3 words: Andrew, Judith, Rosie.

Andrew, Judith, and Rosie, the staff at Mai Tai, made our trip experience great. These 3 warm individuals put their heart into making us feel comfortable every minute of the day. Andrew was there to make sure we always had anything we needed – advice, ice for the cooler, a cold rum punch, etc. “No problem” or “Yeah mon” was his reply to everything, and it was so sincere.

Judith is a genius in the kitchen and capable of preparing any kind of food we desired from simple to complex options (desserts included!). Her skills included teaching our group how to appreciate the fine art of cooking and provided us with some tips to take home to try on our own. Her warm smile and friendly conversation made us feel special every time we peeked into the kitchen to see what special cuisine was next.

Rosie helped keep our villa clean and straight during the day/night. Our rooms and the entire house were always tidy and clean. While softly singing, she refreshed our rooms daily along with water pitchers in the late afternoon, as well as taking care of our personal laundry on a daily basis. No worries; no problem!

If you are looking for a quiet, safe, and relaxing vacation along the northern coast of Jamaica, I would strongly urge you to consider Mai Tai. Don’t expect a lot to do on-site, but you will be generously taken care of at all times by Andrew, Judith, and Rosie. I was constantly told, ‘this was MY vacation,” and they meant it!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 26, 2017
So glad you enjoyed your stay at Mai Tai and experienced the joy of a fully staffed Jamaican villa holiday. There is no doubt that the villa staff can make any vacation extraordinary. I am sure the staff at Mai Tai is looking forward to your return.
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LaTrice J
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best vacation of my life”
Reviewed May 2, 2017 for a stay in April 2017
1
person found this review helpful

I am not sure a vacation could get much better. Despite the weather being a little overcast and too much wind to fly my kite, we could not of had a better time. The house was great and everything we need. The room where all clean and in very good condition with comfortable beds, the pool was great and perfect if traveling with kids or you just enjoy a dip after coming out of the ocean. What really made this vacation the best was the staff at Villa Mai Tai. Judith the cook, keeps up happy with wonderful meals and an amazing personality, Ms. Rosie, the housekeeper always made sure we had clean towel and took care of any cloths we need cleaned and keep the house looking great. Andrew the butler was a true treat, he took care of any and everything we needed and made an amazing rum punch and pina colada.
If you stay at Villa Mai Tai you will not be disappointed. My group of 10 all agree it was are best vacation yet.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
May 3, 2017
We are happy your enjoyed your stay at Mai Tai. You are right that it is the staff the can make the stay....and Mai Tai's staff is tops. We hope you can visit again.
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FamilyTra...
Sanford, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Paradise in Jamaica!”
Reviewed January 4, 2015 for a stay in December 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Our family spent the most wonderful Christmas ever at the Mai Tai in Silver Sands. The staff-Andrew, Judith and Rosie-were perfection....the food, the service, the local help and playing Uno! It was the most perfect vacation for adults and kids alike. We have already booked to go back again. The house was so comfortable and spread out. It was heavenly having our own pool. And listening to the ocean all day every day was the best, especially at meal time on the patio. Mai Tai will always be what we compare other vacation rentals to!

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Liked best: Andrew and Judith
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Traveling group: Extended Family
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Kingston Parish, Jamaica
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“A delightful relaxing vacation in style and comfort with friendly staff and excellent service and amenities”
Reviewed November 24, 2014 for a stay in October 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Our family of 6 spent a week at Mai Tai Villas in Silver Sands to celebrate one of my sister's significant milestone. The villa certainly met our expectations and was a splendid mix of tasteful modern amenities and subtle charm. Being on the beach made it that more special and it was just so refreshing to be able to laze on the beach lawn or at the salt water pool.

We were spoiled by the nicest friendliest staff ever who catered to all our needs and served the most delightful and delicious meals.

In summary, we we had a ball and I cant wait to go "home" to Mai Tai

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Liked best: Intimate yet quiet relaxation
Liked least: Time passed too quickly
Traveling group: Large Group
Your age range 50-64
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