We are a family with three generations who regularly travel together. In the last three years, we've been to Vietnam, Mexico, Italy, and England. We always pick villas, apartments and home stays, rather than hotels. I picked Wharf House based on the photos and strong reviews.
We had a wonderful stay many years ago at a very fancy Villa on Jamaica's Discovery Bay; Wharf House was, overall, much more enjoyable, and at roughy half the price.
For this trip, we were 10 people -- my wife and I, my daughter and son-in-law, grandchildren aged 16, 8, 7, and 5, plus an au pair and an older friend of my wife's and mine..
Wharf House was a perfect venue for a week's stay in Jamaica. We booked the entire premises, including both main house bedrooms, the two cottages, and a bedroom for our 16-year-old grandson in an additional cottage on the premises that isn't listed on the website. We did very little for the whole week other than enjoy each other on the expansive deck, al fresco dining, and the spacious pool. We were admirably cared for by Stefan and his staff, including Miss Pinky, Elisha, and LeRoy. We planned all meals with Miss Pinky, went out shopping for groceries on our own and with Stefan, and had the fun of dinners with Miss Pinky's oxtail stew, jerk pork, chicken stew, and barbecued ribs, all accompanied by great vegetables and green salad.
The photos on the website capture Wharf House's amenities perfectly, but can't convey the spirit of the place and the enthusiasm and dedication of the staff. It's the combination that can't be beaten.
Our young grandchildren cried when they said goodbye to the staff. Nothing more need be said, except that we'll come back -- ideally the next time with our son, daughter-in-law, and other three grandchildren as well.
Stayed: February 2018
Recommended for: Children
City recommendation: Yes