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Recent Jamaica reviews

  • Best Villa Vacation Ever!

    "This was a last minute booking but the owners went above and beyond to insure our trip was stress free. Unexpected to us, Leslie the butler met us at the airport with the driver, and made it his mission to take care for the rest of the week. The owners who live in Florida appear to be very involved in the management of the property and it shows. We arrived to chilled towels and met the rest of the 7 person staff who greeted us with “welcome home”. They endeavored to satisfy us in every way possible for balance of our stay. Never intrusive, always friendly, and available day and night, they quietly went about their daily routines in keeping the Villa and grounds in top shape. As they say, the best Chef’s on the island are found in the better villas and Bambu's Peaches is the best we have experienced in multiple villa stays over 20 years of visits to Jamaica. Leslie joked our first night that the meals would progressively get better each day, but we found every dinner to be equally exceptional. We opted to enjoy all of our meals in the open air dining pavilion which afforded excellent views over to Montego Bay both day and night. Other options included a formal dining room as well as a beautiful terrace area on the ocean facing corner of the property. Peaches’ multi course creations were always served by Leslie, each meal served on a different and unique place setting. All meals were restaurant quality! The villa itself is unique for the area…a blend of Caribbean Architecture (roof lines) with some old world Italian inspired features (arches; iron work) including the statues around the swimming pool which may remind some of a roman spa, or at least the Garden of the Gods at Caesars Palace (Vegas Edition). The show stopper is the grounds. Multiple levels of well-manicured lawns, fruit trees, palms, dotted with fountains and quiet spaces. Well placed Royal Palms towering over the roof tops give the property a true paradise feel. Not a bad view anywhere. In addition to the usual “free range” island foul, the owner’s love of animals is present on their island estate. The “Arc” as I called it included roaming bunnies, a few peacocks, a friendly Great Dane Pup, goats, and even a parrot who added to the menagerie. The pictures do not do the place justice. We were two and more than comfortable, but Bambu easily works for multiple couples or a larger family because of the many “hiding places” affording on demand quiet time. 5 Star Experience"
    Guest: Eric P. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 9, 2014
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  • Best Ever

    "Sitting here over looking the pool with the ocean in the background on the last day of vacation and reflecting back at what's been the best vacation ever. Having never stayed in a "staffed" villa I wasn't sure what to expect coming in. And having 10 adults in the house also made me a bit apprehensive -- like would there be enough room for us all to enjoy the space without being on top of each other? I'll address the space first. No worries! We quickly discovered that between lounging by the pool, or sitting in one of two conversation areas (both outside but covered) that EVERYONE was comfortable, able to make as many private calls as they needed and we didn't feel on top of each other. It was was so enjoyable to see different couples chatting and socializing. Staffed villa: Completely expands the vacation experience. The staff buys the groceries, cooks awesome meals, cleans up afterward, makes coffee in the morning -- cleans your room and a few folks in our party even used laundry service! The late risers never knew this -- but each morning a staff member cleaned the pool and swept up all the leaves -- before "most" of our crew were even out of bed. Our group marveled daily at how wonderful this experience has been. And if you are still reading reviews and trying to decide I'd recommend stop reading and start making a reservation!!!"
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 25, 2015
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  • FIVE STARS ALL THE WAY!

    "Our stay at Oclam Lodge was unforgettable start to finish! The location was jaw-dropping, backing onto the the 18th green of the famous run away bay golf course & just a stones throw away from the paradise beach that is run away bay. The staff were incredible, everything was catered for, We took our 18th month year old & ms Sharon was an outstanding hostess & we felt more than comfortable. We've already booked our second vacation for February & we really couldn't recommend any higher 'FIVE STARS'... a real must Steve & Katie (UK)"
    Guest: Stevie_lavell Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: December 4, 2014
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  • Shakti Home: simply the best!!

    "I stayed at Shakti Home with my family over Springbreak/Easter. We knew by the pictures that we were going to stay in a beautiful home but until we got there we didn't know it was actually outstanding. We arrived late in the evening and we were welcomed by the villa's Staff with a traditional jamaican dinner executed to perfection. I have been going to Jamaica often over the last 3 decades (yes I am not a kid anymore) and rarely have I had such a great time. The villa is right in front the best beach of Treasure Beach. We would hang by the beach every day and go back to the house for lunch and napping on the hammocks. it was perfect. We organized a boat tour with Captain Dennis aka Shabba (highly recommended), and a trip to YS Falls which are fantastic. Very hard to leave this beautiful house as we had everything we needed right there. Audrey, our cook, would prepare the best breakfasts and dinners you would ever dream. Shakti Home is the perfect family retreat to disconnect from our overly busy lives. Needless to say, I highly recommend it. The difficult part is dealing with the return and the reality back in Brooklyn, though the secret to alleviate it is to imagine ourselves back soon at Shakti Home."
    Guest: Eddymantels Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 30, 2015
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