We planned a trip to Bluefields Bay Villas for several years with another couple who are dear friends. Finally, our week arrived in February, 2013. We could not have possibly planned or dreamed ahead of time what we were about to encounter.
First, the setting. We stayed at the Hermitage where everything was so beautiful and perfect it has redefined my ideas on decorating my home. Loved the easy elegance and antiques, something you don't usually associate with a home at the beach. The home and patio are perched looking right down onto the water and we spent every evening enjoying drinks and appetizers watching the sun melt into the ocean. After dinner, we retired out to the same spot, and studied thousands of stars and counted the shooting stars into the double digits.
The food was superb, We tried many interesting, delicious new fruits, and local Jamaican cuisine. We enjoyed the selection process for each meal, the day before, trying to decide how to taste all that Bluefields offered. And there was a lot.
Our excursions were delightful: YS Falls, Black River crocodile cruise, horseback riding on the beach, the orchid farm, hiking in the hills with Christopher, our guide, in-room massages and of course the delightful jerk chicken lunch on Wednesday.
But truly a highlight of our trip was meeting the people who cared for us and served us like kings and queens. We fell in love with Marvin, Sharon, Rose, Carmen, Percy, Christopher and more. What gracious and kind people who cheerfully ensured our every need was met. Often times, they thought of things before we even realized we had a need. They truly were the foundation for a week in paradise that will never be forgotten. Thank you for providing such a beautiful and relaxing spot in the world. We will be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Comfort, privacy, and luxury combine for a distinctive blend of all-inclusive Caribbean waterfront travel. Bluefields Bay offers the ultimate in personalized service at its six luxurious waterfront villas, each with a private pool and expertly-trained staff. Enjoy gourmet meals and tropical drinks as you vacation in natural settings beyond compare.The six secluded seafront villas are perched on the Caribbean Sea with dazzling views of crystal-clear sparkling blue calm waters perfect for snorkeling and sea-kayaking. Relish spectacular sunsets from this southwestern Jamaican fishing and farming village called Bluefields after an invigorating hike up the untouched mountain right behind the homes. This South Coast of Jamaica is unspoiled by commercialism, and so this is a place where visitors can interact easily with local residents who welcome them heartily.The private and luxurious villas offer gourmet meals prepared by your own chef to your personal specifications. Each house has a “headman” (Jamaican concierge) who serves meals, clarifies preferences on food and drink, and helps your experience unfold like the tropical foliage. Housekeepers not only keep rooms sparkling, but also send guests home with suitcases of clean clothes at no extra charge. And, if people bring children, devoted and caring nannies are provided. Each staff is rounded-out with a waterfront attendant, gardener, night porter for after-hours service, and driver when needed. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bluefields Bay Villas Hotel Bluefields