"I simply can't say enough about Rendezvous Villa. We just completed our 4th stay at Rendezvous, and have already booked our 5th. The villa is perfect for families, and anyone who wants to truly experience Jamaica. We laugh at people who go to the 'all inclusive' resorts and think they have seen Jamaica. Rendezvous is a much better and cheaper way to experience the island. The resorts would love people to believe that staying with them is the best way to visit Jamaica. THEY ARE WRONG!
The staff at Rendezvous are truly wonderful people. If you go, I encourage you to get to know them, talk to them, learn about them. Tiny's food is equally fantastic and authentic. Betsy makes sure that the living space is comfortable. Lawford keeps the grounds beautiful (plus he makes some great bbq ribs, bbq chicken, and some killer rum punch). These people are a big part of the reason we keep coming back, and we look forward to seeing our 'Jamaican family' every year.
I also encourage anyone who goes to Rendezvous to hire Andrew as their driver. It's well worth having someone to take you around, share information about local attractions, history, towns, etc. Also, for families with children, hire Paula as a babysitter. It will seem weird at first (as it did our first year), but you'll see how amazing she is with the kids, and it will be worth it ($250 for the week! No better deal for babysitting). The kids love her, and she even calls them on their birthdays now.
The villa itself is absolutely beautiful. The owner (Doug) just completed some renovations, and the place is truly deluxe. It is very family friendly. Toys/games/movies for kids. Plus, the pool area is fantastic, and separated by a staircase and a locked door, so young children can't accidentally make their way to the pool area without adult supervision.
This year, we arrived a day early, and we reluctantly had to get a different villa in Montego Bay for a night before heading to Rendezvous. It was then that we realized just how special Rendezvous is. While the MB villa was very nice, it didn't even compare to Rendezvous. We agreed that had our MB villa been our first villa experience in Jamaica, we likely wouldn't be coming back every year, even thought it was a nice place.
Finally, Doug (the owner) is very responsive and easy to work with. He gave us a lot of ideas and thoughts before our first trip there 4 years ago.
I encourage anyone traveling to Jamaica to stay at Rendezvous Villa."
Date of Stay: February 2015
Review Submitted: February 23, 2015