5 Intimate Jamaican hide-aways
Jamaica is one of the most sought after romantic destinations in the world. The old, the young, eccentric or laid back, couples from across the globe have travelled to the island’s shores to experience its seductive charm. When you’re looking for a cozy, private place to stay try this list of 5 Intimate Hideaways:
Scattered on the cliffs overlooking Boston Bay, Portland (on the North east point of Jamaica), Great Huts is an oceanfront ecotourism resort described by many as “the perfect place to see the real Jamaica”.
The uniquely built huts on the property create an African styled beach-jungle-cliff habitat village that presents a pleasant hideaway for the back-packing eco-tourist as well as the easy-going romantics. Accommodations feature Tree houses and Huts constructed of Bamboo, hand-crafted furnishings, exotic fabrics and tribal art. Nature lovers, romantics, artists and other travelers will find warmth, authenticity, and adventure here.
Located on the westernmost tip of Jamaica, on Negril’s famous sparkling 7 mile beach Idle Awhile Resort is ideal for travelers looking for a peaceful vacation in an intimate tropical beach resort. Among other things this charming vacation spot presents the perfect place to view Negril’s famous dramatic sunsets while escaping the bustle of crowded lobbies and beaches. It’s hard not to refresh body and soul at this sophisticated hideaway.
With 6 One Bedroom Suites, complete with Kitchens and Large Verandahs. One Junior Suite with a Kitchenette and an enclosed patio. 8 Deluxe Rooms with Large Verandahs. Three Idle Away Villas and fragrant tropical flowers and delightful vegetation surrounding you as you walk back and forth between the beach and your suite, Idle Awhile is a cozy slice of paradise catering to families, singles and couples. The resort is also popular for its bewitching beach view restaurant which features a variety of snacks, Jamaican delicacies and beverages.
Round Hill Hotel and Villas
2013 marks a special occasion for Round Hill Hotel and Villas – one of the most timeless and beautiful resorts in the Caribbean – which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. This world-famous estate was conceived by well-known Jamaican entrepreneur, John Pringle.
Captivating and carefree, richly appointed and steeped in tradition, Round Hill takes you away and brings you closer together. Round Hill’s 36 beautiful oceanfront hotel rooms, offer splendid ocean-views and the thought of privacy is made a reality from the 27 villa accommodations, most with private pools, on a hillside setting of 110 acres. Their world class-spa, with Elemis treatments, located in an 18th century great house is just one of the many facilities one can enjoy.
Located approximately 40 minutes east of Montego Bay, Silver Sands on the North Coast is considered to be the home of one of Jamaica’s best beaches. With spotlessly beautiful white sand and clear blue tranquil waters just sitting on the beach can be enchanting. Step into the warm waters and you’ll never want to leave.
Silver Sands is a secure community of villas and cottages, centered around a fabulous white sand beach. The homes are privately owned by individuals who reside all over the world. There is therefore great variety among them, with no two houses the same. Governed by the Estate’s covenants, each owner has constructed his house to his own taste and specifications.
Perched 3,100 feet above sea level in the Blue Mountains and 30 minutes from the airport, Strawberry Hill, a signature mountaintop oasis, offers an enchanting mix of rich Jamaican heritage balanced by healthy conscious living. This unique boutique property houses a Living Spa, a Main House, and twelve handcrafted 19th century Georgian style cottages, including one-bedroom rooms, studios and deluxe villas; each is carefully sited in a private tropical haven with magnificent mountainside and city views.
The property has a 360° view, with Kingston to the West, Newcastle to the North, the Yallas Mountains to the East and Bull Bay to the South. Also featured is a one-of-a-kind negative edge swimming pool with a day-for-night panorama of the vibrant city below. Their elaborate botanical gardens, cozy fireside bar and internationally acclaimed restaurant with a bespoke menu of ‘New Jamaican Cuisine’ further distinguishes the property.
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