As we draw closer towards the Holiday Season, better known as “Peak Season”, not only are we reflective on the year; but we think of a well deserved Caribbean vacation. I am a stickler for vacations in places that are opposite to climates where you live. For example, if you live up North where it gets unbearably cold, you would then head south to the Caribbean where it’s generally warmer.
Jamaica is the perfect place you need to be for your winter vacation. This small island is filled with beautiful “all inclusive” Hotels, Resorts and Vilas and of course equally beautiful people. After working hard throughout the year , you want to make sure you spend that hard earned cash in a luxurious place that has all the bells and whistles you so deserve and of course the best customer service in the world. If you have a luxurious vacation on your mind, today is your lucky day to discover the most luxurious hotels in St Mary.
GoldenEye Luxury Hotel, Jamaica
GoldenEye is located in Orababessa Bay on the North Coast of Jamaica in the beautiful parish of St. Mary just north of the capital city of Kingston. This exclusive /private location has the tagline “Eat, Stay, Play, Spa” and is one of the top places celebrities like Naomi Campbell always requests when she in on the Island. In fact, the supermodel own one of the Villa’s there and on special occasions offers it for rent to a privileged few.
There are 1 -2 Bedroom Villas, Lagoon Cottages and the Fleming Villa which is like an Island to itself. Each Villa has an open layout that gives a breathtaking view of the Lagoon. Imagine getting out of bed and seeing a beautiful, sparkly Bluish Green Lagoon; this is something straight out of a Movie! Each room features a Kitchen, Living Room, WI-FI, GoldenEye signature deep, claw-foot tub, Hairdryer, Luxury Robes, Double Sinks, Private Outdoor Shower and Overhead Fans and A.C.
Finding the perfect place to dine is not an issue on this Property, guests have the option to Dine at Bizot Bar ( on the Beach ) or by the Gazebo ( outdoors in the Garden ) . The selection is truly an Epicurean Escape as there is a mixture of Jamaican and International Cuisine. As it relates to activities, guests can choose from: Tennis, Core Training, Mountain Hiking and so much more. Rates start at $ 212 usd. Book in advance to secure this place as rooms go pretty quickly. For more info visit https://www.goldeneye.com/
Robins Bay Beach Village & Beach Resort
Robins Bay Beach Village & Beach Resort is located in Robin’s Bay between Annotto Bay and Port Maria. This quaint Resort sits on a poet’s dream of a retreat as it is tucked away in the beautiful Parish. The best thing about this place is the uninterrupted panoramic view of the Ocean. Upon arrival, guests are greeted with Jamaican hospitality and a Cocktail. This is another favorite spot for celebrities because it is once again exclusive.
St Mary is a beautiful parish but it is not saturated with visitors like the North Coast. This 48 Room Hotel & Resort features; Air Conditioned Rooms, Cable T.V, a large room for dining or having events, Pool Table, Swimming Pool and a Cascading Waterfall cascading into a separate kiddies pool that overlooks the ocean and a mini- bar in each room. There is an onsite restaurant and 2 bars where guests will be able to indulge in delectable cuisine as well as to get a taste of Jamaican wines.
While there are no hotel activities per say, there is a nearby beach with white sand for miles and crystal clear water where guests can go swimming and take a boat ride on the beach. Robins Bay Beach Village is one of those places you go to relax and take in the beauty of an island paradise. Rates start at $65usd, all major credit cards accepted. For more, visit: http://www.robinsbayvillageresort.com/
Other Luxury Hotels and Places to Visit in St. Mary Jamaica
While in St. Mary, visitors to the Island can also visit these places:
- James Bond Beach formerly Oracabessa Beach is public beach that charges $5 per person. This beach has some history with the James Bond movie franchise as one of the films was filmed on location at the beach which is how it got the name. There is a restaurant and bar located on the beach with the best fried fish and lobster on that side of the island.
- Another important place to visit is the St. Mary Banana Chips Factory. If you have never had banana chips before, this is the perfect place to try this tasty island favorite as it is said that it is the best Banana Chips in the country.
- The Galina Lighthouse is Jamaica’s solar powered light house that stands 60 ft above sea level.
Vacations should be the reward you give yourself at the end of the year for all the hard work you did throughout the year. They should be carefully planned and of course luxurious. The next time you think of a luxurious Jamaican vacation, make it St. Mary