"Sea Grapes is about as nice a vacation house as you can get – in Jamaica or
anywhere. It’s a large beautiful house that sleeps a large number of
people. The grounds and the views are nothing short of spectacular.
It’s hard not to want to spend all your time lounging in the hammocks,
overlooking a magnificent view of Discovery Bay. But if one wants to be
active, there’s plenty to do. Sea Grapes keeps a fleet of kayaks for
the guests to explore the bay in. One can dive off the wooden dock and
explore the sea life with snorkeling gear also kept on the premises.
There’s also a pool, a badminton court, a basketball court, and a
well-maintained tennis court.
All of this means that guests could be perfectly happy, never leaving
the compound (where the staff makes sure that everyone is always very
safe-feeling). But I particularly liked that, unlike some villas in
Jamaica, it’s easy to take walks and partake in the local life of the
region. A short walk down Fortlands road will take you to a collection of
mainly locals beach bar shacks. Walk a little further and you can attend a
rollicking church service if you so inclined. (I did and felt very
welcomed.) A little further still is the town of Discovery Bay with
grocery stores, a crumbling old wharf and two island-renown jerk
restaurants down the road. There are also beautiful empty natural coves to
The very best part staying at Sea Grapes, however, is the staff.
Robbie, Blossom, and Laralee makes guests feel like kings and queens, and
are fun to hang out with at the same time. And Kurlene the cook’s food
is, well…the best food in the world.
All in all, a magical place."
Date of Stay: July 2015
Review Submitted: July 30, 2015