Around the world, it is the top goal of every tourist accommodation to ensure that guests feel pampered and cared for. Staying at any hotel or resort, after all, isn’t cheap – and just about everywhere, there is an enormous price difference between the middle-of-the-road accommodations and the best ones. If you’re going to stay at a resort and pay double or triple the going rate for a standard hotel room, you can expect the resort’s staff to bend over backwards to ensure that you go away feeling that your money was well spent.
There are some tourist destinations, though, where “bending over backwards” barely begins to describe what people will do to make your stay a great one and ensure that you’ll want to return. Jamaica is truly one of those destinations. When you rent a Jamaica villa, you’ll experience a surprising level of luxury for the money.
You’ll be especially blown away by the level of luxury if you’ve only ever spent your vacations at pricey American resorts. Set against the dramatic background of Montego Bay, a private villa in Jamaica gives you the opportunity to experience a level of relaxation that absolutely puts the traditional Jamaica resort experience to shame.
Allow us to paint a picture of what true luxury is like at a Jamaica resort…
Fewer Guests per Staff Member
Have you ever stayed at a resort where you requested something simple – an extra blanket or a clean set of towels, for instance – and waited an unacceptably long time to get it? That kind of thing happens every day at most resorts because there simply aren’t enough staff members to attend promptly to the needs of every guest. A large resort would have to drastically increase hiring in order to do that. Many staff members would end up spending significant portions of their time idle, and guests would foot the bills for their salaries. It’s simply more profitable to hire fewer staff members and make the guests wait.
At a private villa, the entire operation is built around having the ideal number of staff members to ensure that every guest has an unbelievable experience. When you need something, it’s never far away – and in Jamaica, that level of service costs much less than you might think.
More Amenities for Your Children
Staying at a private Jamaica resort means having instant access to non-stop entertainment for your kids – without paying exorbitant fees and without having to claim the amenities before others do. How many times have you encountered one of these situations at a resort?
- Game consoles are available, but they’re not free. In some cases, you have to ask for a console at the front desk. In other cases, the console comes with the room, but you have to pay a daily fee for access to a streaming game library. Either way, by the end of your trip, you’ll have paid enough to buy the console.
- Lawn games and table games are available, but they’re always claimed by someone else.
- Tennis courts are available, but someone always gets up earlier and beats you to them.
Just as a private villa always has enough people on the staff to attend to every guest’s needs, there are also always more than enough amenities to go around. Your children will be able to spend their vacation doing what they’re supposed to do when on holiday – having fun – instead of waiting for their turn while someone else has fun.
Incomparable Dining Experiences
Jamaica is legendary for the quality of its local dishes and fresh produce. Here’s a sampling of the meals that you might experience during a day at a private villa in Jamaica.
- A perfectly poached egg served on an English muffin with sides of potato wedges and bacon cooked to order
- Caesar salad with dressing made from scratch, topped with grilled shrimp and served with a side of garlic bread
- Broiled lobster tail served with drawn butter and a side of fresh farmer’s market vegetables
Staying at a private Jamaica resort doesn’t just mean enjoying dining experiences comparable to what you’d get at a fine restaurant – it’s actually vastly superior to restaurant dining in many ways because a private chef prepares the food specifically for you. Do you have special dietary needs or restrictions? Are there certain foods that you can’t eat because you have allergies or because you simply don’t like those foods? Eating at restaurants means having to explain your dietary preferences to wait staff every single time you go out to eat. That’s not fun, and it can add unnecessary stress to the dining experience. Having a private chef is a completely different experience because you only need to explain what your needs are once. The chef handles the rest.
Private Car and Driver
Driving in any large and unfamiliar city can be a nerve-racking experience, and it can also be a massive time sink that adds unnecessary delays to every aspect of your vacation. You can’t drive safely unless you familiarize yourself with the local laws. Then, you need to find your way around. When you finally get to your destination, you’ve got to find parking – and all of the other tourists in the city are trying to find parking spots at those same destinations. If you happen to get lost at night, it’s a frightening experience that can take all of the fun out of your vacation.
If you’ve never experienced what it’s like to have a private car and driver, that’s one of the most amazing amenities that you can get when you rent a private villa in Jamaica. Imagine not having to worry about any aspect of your transportation. Imagine spending all of your time having fun and seeing the sights instead of worrying about directions and logistics. Once you’ve experienced having a private driver, you’ll never want to travel without one again.
Some villas in Montego Bay offer all the Jamaica resort perks without the drawbacks.
Resorts offer plenty of perks – that’s one reason why they charge as much money as they do. Those perks, however, come with plenty of drawbacks – and paying a daily resort charge is just one of those drawbacks. One private villa in Montego Bay, Coconut Cottage, includes membership privileges at the neighboring, exclusive Round Hill Resort. You can enjoy the perks of the resort without the drawbacks. At the end of the day, you can return to the villa to relax in quiet privacy.
- There’s no jockeying for the best spot by the pool.
- There’s no waiting to use the best gym equipment.
- There’s no need to worry about having maids knocking on your door to tidy your room when it isn’t convenient for you.
- There’s no need to pay exorbitant parking and valet fees.
With all of the perks and none of the drawbacks, staying at a private Jamaica resort is the ultimate in luxury and really does offer the best of both worlds.