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Recent Jamaica reviews

  • A Jamaican Balm for the Soul

    "Back in 1974-76 I taught school in Jamaica for two years, living near Savannah La Mar with my three kids. Many times I have been back, but my most recent trip was truly memorable. My husband and I had grown tired of the noise, too many tourists, and hustle of the North Coast, so we decided to try the South Coast this time because we know it's still unspoiled. We searched the internet and loved seeing the pictures and reviews of Rainbow Tree, so we booked there. We were not disappointed! It's an incredibly beautiful spot, well-maintained, and looks oh so Caribbean, sitting on a bluff above the sea. We were greeted by Laura and Jenny who had prepared a very tasty group of appetizers and drinks for us to enjoy, which we did on the back veranda. Somehow we timed our arrival to just before sundown, so we relaxed with our drinks, watching a picture-perfect sunset, the colors varied from pink to orange to purple, as the sun slipped into the sea. I knew then that our vacation would be filled with good people, good food, nature, and relaxation. Ahhhhh... Each morning we walked up the nearly deserted beach to the fishing village, where brightly-painted boats were pulled up on the beach. If you see anyone, tourist or local, the person will greet you with a smile, but won't intrude on your experience. What a contrast to the hustle of the crowded beaches of the North Coast! Both Laura and Jenny have worked with the owners of Rainbow Tree for many, many years, Laura since it was built 23 years ago—and Jenny for a dozen. What a great tribute to the owners that their staff does not want to leave! What a great tribute to Laura and Jenny, that the owners are happy with them, too! With so many years of experienced staff, you can imagine how smoothly and calmly the place runs. Aman, Laura's husband, is available for transport if you don't have a car. He drove us all the way over to Grange Hill, several hours away, so I could visit my old school. It was so gratifying to be greeted with smiles from several on staff who had been there those many years ago when I taught there. I couldn't stop crying, especially when I reunited with two of my students who teach there now. That's Jamaica, full of beautiful people and beautiful places, all glowing beneath the Caribbean sun. Try Rainbow Tree---the staff is dedicated to making your stay wonderful, the sea is there to salve your soul, and you will come back contented and refreshed."
    Guest: Deana the Queena Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 6, 2015
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  • The week that I look forward to the most each year.

    "This was the second week that I have spent at Villa Mara. It was like coming home! We were met at the front door with welcomes and hugs. Last year I thought that the stay was amazing - this year - it was even better. I don't know how the staff did it but they remembered little details about our likes and were right on top of everything. The beautiful house has the atmosphere of real Jamaica and I must say that I got the back to boarding school feeling when we had to leave. My husband, daughter, son-in-law and two grand daughters accompanied me on this trip. Every one had a blast and felt most pampered. My grand daughters both cried when they left. Many very, very happy memories have been made at Villa Mara. For that week we were made to feel that it was our home."
    Guest: Penny Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 15, 2014
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  • Best Jamaica Experience

    "It is rare that a property , even as well presented in the on-line pictures as Calypso Shores is , will truly meet your expectation when you actually arrive to the location. In this case , Calypso Shores far exceeded our expectations in every way possible!! The fabulous location , the private beach , the house and all of its amenities , and the friendly and attentive staff all made the experience truly remarkable. We rented the property as four couples who have individually and collectively travelled pretty much to all of the great ( and not so great ) vacation spots around the globe. A number of us had also been to Jamaica and Montego Bay previously and stayed at a couple of the nearby high-end resorts....so our expectations were high ; but guarded. It is truly our collective delight to be able to provide this well deserved review for Calypso Shores ...and unanimity for eight people on a review of a location is just as rare as is this true gem of a property. Well deserved and and we definitely will book again."
    Guest: Well Travelled Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 2, 2015
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  • Fabulous getaway!

    "Tradewinds was a wonderful place to truly relax and enjoy the privacy of the location and the beauty of the ocean. We were five college friends, celebrating our 40th birthdays together, and this was everything we could have wanted! The Owner was so nice and responsive from the very first email. The staff at the house took wonderful care of us, and we really did not have to do a thing! A true vacation! The food was delicious and enjoyed by all!! We are looking forward to our return visit...Thank you to all!"
    Guest: Dahlia S. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 25, 2015
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