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“Heaven for families with small children”
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7 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
Discovery Bay, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica

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“Heaven for families with small children”
Reviewed April 18, 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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We visited Fortland's Point with our extended family, including 4 children ranging from 9 months to 6 years. We found it to be an ideal villa for families. The house layout/bedrooms, grounds, activities, and staff combined to create a most relaxing experience for groups with small children. It was like having a small resort just to yourself. I can't imagine a better property for having a truly relaxing experience with small children.

I personally left the property only once to explore the nearby coastline. Despite 11 days on property there was always plenty to do... great snorkeling with active reefs just off the beach, paddleboards, kayaks, the pool. We hired an amazing yoga instructor (Sheila Pinto) to give us private yoga classes in the beach pavilion. Having everything right on site meant I could enjoy the activities while my small children napped.

For the kids there is a small swingset/slide, large yard with soccer/football goals, cannons to climb, board games, and of course the pool & beach. For others that want to leave the property, hiring a driver for the week allowed people to go to nearby markets & activities in Ocho Rios.

The staff was extremely accommodating & great with our kids. I would also consider the villa to be handicapped accessible, with one bedroom accessible by wheelchair (not sure how the bath is). There is a house dog, which we hardly noticed at all. One kid accidentally stepped on it and it just moved further under the couch. While family-friendly was key for me, we also had young, childless couples as part of our group, who also had a wonderful time. The house & property are large enough to "escape" without actually leaving the grounds.

Things that really exceeded our expectations were the quality of the snorkeling, the quality of the private beach (small, but picturesque & lovely), and the amazing private yoga instructor. There are also a variety of places to dine on the property (we ate in 5 different locations...2 indoors and 3 outdoors).

The only downsides to the villa I found was that some of the things shown in the pictures were not available (hammocks, gym equipment). Additionally, while the chef is good & very accommodating, I would not describe the meals as gourmet (note: my standards for gourmet are quite high). The pools/beaches are not closed off, so it is necessary to watch young children very carefully.

It is about 3 hours from Kingston airport and 1hr from Montego Bay.

How easy was it to book the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Bathroom cleanliness
Other facilities & amenities Service
Liked best: Family-friendliness, Having everything (beach, pool, watersports, yoga) onsite
Liked least: Food quality
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with disabilities Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Reviewed March 21, 2013 for a stay in December 2012
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Reviewed March 21, 2013 for a stay in February 2012
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Reviewed March 21, 2013 for a stay in February 2012
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Reviewed October 14, 2011 for a stay in February 2011

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Reviewed October 14, 2011 for a stay in February 2011

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