For a true paradise destination; white sands that just invite your toes, blue skies, wall-to-wall sunshine and a fabulous nightlife vibe, there are few places that rival Montego Bay in Jamaica. The country’s second largest city; there is much to do here apart from lay on those white sands; a sea of golf courses awaits just outside the commercial core, there are famous beaches such as Doctor’s Cave Beach and Walter Fletcher Beach, an amusement park and the protected waters of the Marine Park are perfect for scuba divers.
Super accessible too; Virgin Atlantic flies direct from London to Montego Bay in just over 10 hours and it’s under 4 hours from New York. Montego Bay is popular with cruise ships visitors and buzzing with stunning beach resorts, but it’s the villas that tempt us the most here; there’s something about taking over a whole Caribbean villa with your family and friends, with all the space and flexibility that you need to have a wonderful time together. Read on for our Top 3 Villas on Montego Bay…
This stunning villa is perched on a hill where 180 degree views of the turquoise Caribbean Sea welcome you. Located in the gated ground of The Tryall Club, renowned for being the Caribbean’s Finest Luxury Club Resort, the 2,200-acre private resort club includes a world-famous golf course, a Fitness Centre, tennis courts and its own private beach; all which you have access to.
The exterior architecture of the villa is beautifully Caribbean and inside is seriously luxurious; a recent renovation has resulted in an award-winning interior design. The villa can comfortably sleep 10 across the 5 en-suite luxury rooms; all the bedrooms have private balconies or decks that make the most of those views.
But it’s outside where you’re going to want to be, there’s a 2,500 sqft Lanai with a huge outdoor living and dining area; chill out by the heated diving pool (shallow at one end for the kids), drink in those views and switch to the hot tub as night falls (the lighting effects by night are simply wow).
Your stay includes a wonderful, friendly, full complement of staff, with a CIA-trained chef, butler, housekeeper, laundress and gardener; rest assured that you will be totally spoilt from start to finish; bliss.
2. Azure Cove
Slightly east of Montego Bay, you find the popular Silver Sands beach and the private resort community of the same name. This 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom villa is located here, just a short walk from the beach. It was completed in 2009 and has expansive views from the pool terrace, high-ceiling living room, television lounge and upstairs balcony down to the sea. The villa was constructed with one bedroom on the lower level so the first floor is totally wheelchair accessible. There’s a private pool and a hot tub with lots of space on the pool deck to relax and gaze out at the ocean. There’s also ample room outside to dine; choose your spot under the verandah or on the south side patio. The villa is fully staffed with 5: a cook, butler, housekeeper, laundress and a gardener and your meals can be served at your convenience, so all you need to worry about is turning up and soaking in those views while you enjoy some Caribbean cuisine.
3. Goat Hill
Just west of Montego Bay is this unique and elegant private hillside villa offering stunning panoramic views. A private pool, a huge hot tub and private tennis court, as well as 3 acres of grounds are yours to enjoy. This is a smaller villa with just two bedrooms and two bathrooms, each with a large sunken shower area. It’s perhaps not one for the children, as there are outside stone stairways to the bedrooms and balconies with open flooring. Complimentary membership at Round Hill Hotel and Beach Club is included; make use of the private beach, two connecting heated pools and jogging trail there. Goat Hill’s staff will spoil you with lavish meals served either indoors, poolside, or on one of the outdoor terraces; all you need worry about it choosing which!