Looking for somewhere to stay in Jamaica? Want to holiday like a president or a movie star? Here are 11 of the best villas in Jamaica for luxury lovers.
Villas in Jamaica
The world´s most romantic property? Johnny Depp thinks so, so does Sting, Harrison Ford and Jim Carey.
Created by James Bond inventor Ian Fleming in the 1950s, Goldeneye combines old world charm with modern convenience.
It is romance personified, nestled snuggled into the rugged cliffs of Orchabessa metres above the Caribbean Sea, amongst a jungle of vegetation.
Each villa is completely private and the outdoor-themed bathrooms will inspire even the least romantic.
Try some traditional Caribbean cuisine at the property´s dining cuisine overlooking its own private lagoon and the ocean.
You´ll also find your own private beach and lots of secret coves for a romantic vacation in Jamaica.
2- Silent Waters
Built on 18 acres of hilltop land, Silent Waters is one of the most glamorous homes in the Caribbean.
Located high on the hills above Montego Bay, sunsets at Silent Waters are spectacular, drink it all up in the 900 square foot main pavilion with its 80-foot infinity pool which wraps around the dining area.
At night there´s nothing better than dinner over the twinkling lights of Montego Bay. There are five villa suites at Silent Waters, each totally private.
The property also features a tennis court, heli-pad and exquisitely designed Balinese styled gardens with lily ponds full of koi fish and a range of Balinese, Burmese, Thai and Chinese statuettes.
3- Round Hill
Nestled in one of Jamaica´s most beautiful bays, Round Hill was once a sugar plantation before shareholders including some of the world´s most prominent socialites were invited to build cottages here.
That old-fashioned, old-world elegance still exists today. Owners back then included Noel Coward and Fred Astaire´s widow, Adele.
The 27 villas at Round Hill are still privately owned by the likes of Ralph Lauren.
Listed as one of the world’s most romantic resorts, Round Hill has two private beaches and one of the best-located dining areas in the world. Goldie Hawn and Joan Collins are regular visitors.
4- Half Moon
Half Moon is a massive 400-acre resort popular amongst royalty, celebrities, presidents and honeymooners.
The Queen has been here, as has Jackie O, Prince Rainier and Princess Margaret.
There´s plenty to do at Half Moon: it has a dolphin lagoon where you can swim with dolphins, an equestrian centre, tennis courts, your choice of four world-class restaurants, 36 boutique shops, an 18-hour golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr.
Or you can do nothing at all, situated as it is on one of Jamaica´s most spectacular coastlines, it´s perfect for relaxing and romancing.
5- Emerald Seas
Emerald Seas claim to get less celebs than some other Jamaican villas but this is the place Bryan Adams chose to rent out all winter when he needed to unwind. And why wouldn’t he?
Emerald Seas in Ocho Rios is spectacular, a four-bedroom villa jutting out over the Caribbean Sea.
Views from the villa’s pool terrace and two huge 500 feet verandahs are spectacular, you can see every bit of coral from up here and even the odd passing dolphin.
Snorkelling is incredible, and it´s just a minute´s walk down the villa´s ocean path.
6- Villa Stella, Tryall Estate
This is one of the best deluxe villas in the amazing Tryall Estate.
Home to some of the world´s leading business, sports and entertainment figures, Tryall has one of the world´s greatest golf courses and perhaps the planet´s best way of life!
Villa Stella is spectacular, positioned as it to take in its stunning views over the Caribbean Sea.
Its massive terrace is perfect for any meal under the Jamaican stars or sun.
It´s little wonder Villa Stella is one of the most sought-after properties at Tryall, and you must try the six-person jacuzzi complete with stereo and lights.
7- Sunset at Tryall
Positioned right on the ocean, Sunset at Tryall is the perfect romance option for any couple, day and night.
By day you can lie by the pool overlooking the ocean or sit on your own private beach, or swim in the warm Caribbean Sea.
By night, dine under the stars with the lights of Montego Bay in the distance.
The golf course is just a two-minute walk away and the beach-side restaurant is three, although private dinners on the patio, under the stars, are strongly recommended.
8- Grand Lido, Negril
Tucked away on one of Negril´s most secluded coves, Grand Lido is the perfect place to do nothing but work on that tan and swim in warm, crystal blue waters.
Or, of course, there are 101 things to do, everything from watersports to dancing to reggae music and eating jerk chicken on the resort´s island nights or eating at one of Grand Lido’s three specialty restaurants.
If you´re game there´s also a clothing optional section of the resort!
The marble, glass and stone architecture of the resort provide an interesting backdrop to the natural wonder of Jamaica.
9- Highland House
With the best views in Jamaica, some might say the world, Highland House is Jamaican glamour at its highest point.
Highland House was Oscar and Dorothy Hammerstein´s private house and was once the setting for spirited dinner parties with the likes of Hammerstein, Noel Coward and Richard Burton. Renovations in 2000 restored Highland House to its 1950s majestic grandeur, service here from the private chefs, butlers and housekeepers helped the estate to a five-star Jamaican service award earlier this year.
Built in amongst huge trees and unspoiled jungle, the views over Montego Bay and practically out to Cuba are breath-taking.
10- Destiny Villa
This is one of Jamaica´s finest private residences. Located high above Montego Bay Destiny Villa offers 270-degree views of the Caribbean Sea, Montego Bay and over the Great River Valley and mountain range.
Wake up to the most spectacular views you´re ever likely to see, swim in one of the villa´s incredible infinity pools and have breakfast on the massive pool-side terrace overlooking Montego Bay.
Book the owner´s suite with its spectacular views, grand piano and outside waterfall shower and practice yoga in the purpose-built room overlooking the Great River Valley amongst spectacular gardens of hibiscus, tropical fruit and bougainvillea.