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March 13, 2022

Jamaica – The Original Tropical Paradise

Jamaica is the Great Granddaddy of Villa Vacationing. Having refined the concept to an art, dedication to your pleasure and enjoyment is the hallmark of a Jamaican Villa Vacation. We have been arranging villa vacation rentals since 1988 and have the cream of the crop. Just choose any of the pages from the menu above.

Just about everywhere you turn in Jamaica you see tropical fruit trees. Bananas abound, Giant mango, Papaya trees, oranges, limes and grapefruit are everywhere. Coconuts grow everywhere of course and there is nothing better that having your gardener pick one from you , fresh of the tree. Then there are the ones rarely heard of outside Jamaica, such as naseberry, soursop and the most exotic one of all, Ackee.  It is almost a rite of passage to have ackee and salt fish with Callaloo for breakfast while in Jamaica. Trust us, it is amazing !

There is no ‘best time’ to travel to Jamaica. Its wonderful tropical climate with cooling sea breezes assure that day and night temperatures rarely vary by more that 5 or 6 degrees. There is but one season, and it is nice with daytime maximum temperatures along the coast around 80-86°F (27-30°C). The weather is perfect for whatever you would like to do, be it snorkeling, golfing or deep sea fishing.

The most popular time for tourists is from mid-December to mid-April, with Christmas and Easter being the busiest weeks. There really is no reason to not visit during the less-crowded low season which is from May to November.

Montego Bay is Jamaica’s tourism capital as well as its second largest city. Fly into MoBay’s international airport, and you are mere minutes from all the action in and around town. Duty Free shopping, casinos, beaches, fine dining, markets, snorkeling, SCUBA, sailing, fishing and also all the amenities you know from home.

Negril with it’s world famous 7 Mile Beach is just an hour and a half drive south. There you can test your nerve by jumping off the cliffs into the ocean, or if you are not insane, then swimming, sunning, dining, partying and chilling are the plans of the day.

Discovery and Runaway Bay is a part of Jamaica to chill and relax. With almost all homes being beachfront, you find peace and tranquility and do things at your leisure. Your full villa staff will provide you with excellent services and make your vacation a memorable one . Discovery Bay is a marine sanctuary and rich with fish and wildlife, the university of the West Indies has a marine laboratory on the other side of the bay and pollution is monitored extremely carefully in this area. The sea is particularly clear and unpolluted.

Ocho Rios, east of Montego Bay is also an hour and a half away. Although smaller than Montego Bay, it is just as lively and offers many of the same activities as Montego Bay or Negril. Cruise ships have made Ochi a favorite port of call so duty free shopping is everywhere. You can still find great deals in the markets. One thing that Must Be Done while in Ocho Rios is to walk up the waterfall at Dunn’s River Falls, just remember good non-slip shoes. You can also swim with dolphins and what an experience that is .

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