We just spent a fabulous week there on the upper floor. It's a great base for exploring the Port Antonia area of the island which is unspoiled by tourists. There are beautiful views from the villa over the Turtle Crawl harbour/bay and Pegg Point (where the interesting Trident castle is situated) and beyond to the sea. Then there are wonderful views of sunsets over the Blue Mountains. I spent many hours painting theses scenes.
Beaches we visited were the beautiful French Man's cove (cost $700 Jamaica dollar each but worth it not to be pestered and for the good changing and toilet area and cafe (though order early for some dishes).
Winifred beach is free though ideally you need a 4x4 to reach it. We also visited the Blue Lagoon and drove past Long Beach on the way to the fabulous Reach (Reich) Falls. There was only one other couple there when we went. $10 US each plus a tip for the lifeguard.
Andrea and Millicent did a great job looking after us and cooking when we asked, please note take some extra Jamaican dollars to pay for the food and taxi fares home if they cook an evening meal or do the shopping for you. It was great to be shown how to buy food in the local supermarket and market where we picked up some good gifts.
We also walked up the hill past dancing tiger butterflies and fireflies on the way back, to have excellent meals at the Mocking Bird hotel.
If we had known about the possibility of visiting a coffee plantation we would have planned this when we hired a 4x4 and drove up to the Blue mountains.
The only down side is the 2 and half hour journey from Kingston airport.Thank you Dick for your careful driving.
Thank you Nino, villa manager, he lives in the villa next door with 2 dogs which helped us feel welcome and safe.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Two elegant apartments in villa located just 4 km. east of Port Antonio and a few minutes drive from Frenchman’s Cove and San San Beach and The Blue Lagoon. Several outdoor terraces invite you to dine, unwind and relax while savoring idyllic tropical views. Immerse yourself, for nature’s therapies abound just outside your door. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Fan Villa Jamaica/Port Antonio