Monday, July 26, 2010

Jamaica villas holidays

If you are planning a trip to Jamaica, chances are that you would be considering a stay in a hotel. However there are other options that are worth taking into account, especially if you are traveling with your family or friends. These include all-inclusive resorts and Jamaica villas. Of the three options: hotels, resorts and Jamaica villas, the latter would be the best bet if you want to save money and enjoy a high quality experience on the island.

What are Jamaica villas?

Jamaica villas are a perfect alternate to a hotel stay and are in a way your home away from home; similar to your home in terms of space, privacy, comfort and amenities and different in that they allow you to gain a first hand experience of the local way of life. What this means is that you don’t see Jamaica as a spectator but have the opportunity to live like the locals amidst locals. What better way can there be to understand the culture and way of life which is so different from what you are used to?

These villas are private homed owned by individuals or companies and rented to vacationers for a certain period of time. Property managers, who are local to the area, look after the site as also the guests. The services of a maid and chef are also included as part of the package; the maid will take care of the cleaning, laundry etc while the chef will prepare three traditional meals a day to pamper your taste buds.

The size of the staff varies from villa to villa. While the smaller ones usually include maid and chef, the bigger ones also have a gardener, bartender and even a driver to take you around some of the greatest tourist attractions of Jamaica including Ocho Rios and Bob Marley’s birthplace to name just a few. These Jamaica villas can also include the services of a butler, who is actually a modern day concierge. He not only looks after the property, but also serves the guests drinks and meals, and coordinates with outside companies to link guests with off-site vacation activities.

What are the costs of these villas?

The cost factor varies from villa to villa. Basically, it depends on two factors. One is the season, naturally the rates are higher during the high season. On the other hand, you can avail of great discounts and packages during the low season. There is great number of villas to choose from. However if you don’t know where to start, you can browse through the high collection of Silver Sands villas that are perfect for couples, families and friends.

As a case point, you can consider the Beach Haven villa, a three bedroom villa in Silver Sands, which costs around $1000 to $1200 during the low season for a 7 day stay and $1200 to $1600 during the high season and for the same period. Browse through the other villas listed on the Silver Sands villas website and check out their rates and chances are you could not find a greater bargain.

1 comment:

St Barts Villas said...

A villa experience offers you the opportunity to experience Jamaica in a personal and different way. You have the freedom to explore the country at your leisure and convenience. With your own personal villa staff to take care of the domestic details, your time is your own to spend as you please. Thanks a lot.