by Maxwell Barna
Bluefields Bay Villas are ideal for anyone who wants the accommodations, amenities and luxury of big-name all-inclusive resorts, with the humble, intimate, personalized care of smaller properties. Those qualities characterize the Bluefields Bay Villas, in a nutshell.
The beachfront property is perfect. Perched right on the shore of the Caribbean Seas of Jamaica’s South Coast, the villas allow for one of the best, most natural tourist experiences on the islands. Each of the six villas has direct access to the resort’s stretch of beautiful, pristine beach.
The villa rates also include access to a full staff (including your own personal concierge, private chef and housekeeper), 24-hour security, fiber-backed Wi-Fi Internet access, Radio Bluefields (resort’s personal radio station), complimentary laundry services, complimentary airport transfers and access to each villa’s private onside pool. Rates also include 9 hours of complete childcare per day, so mom and dad can unwind enjoy vacation too!
The optional (but heavily recommended) all-inclusive rates include three meals per day, along with appetizers at sunset and open bars with locally available liquors, beers, wines and soft drinks.
And if you’re interested in doing a little more than just lounging around with your feet in the sand, the resort also offers sea kayaking; authentic deep-sea fishing for tuna, kingfish, mahi-mahi, snapper and even blue marlin; tennis; coral reef snorkeling; a jerk chicken lunch and more.
Some of the off-site island activities include golfing at the Negril Hills Golf Course, a zip line canopy tour with Chukka Caribbean Adventures, a trip to the YS Falls, horseback riding with Paradise Plantation and a plethora of shopping at nearby Montego Bay and Negril.
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- All-Inclusive Rates
- Complimentary Nanny/Childcare
- Excellent Personalized Service
- All Inclusive Rates
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Sports
- Kids' Theme Meals
- Meal Plan
- Onsite Dining
Just having returned from our stay at the Providence House for the past week, I can actually say that this was the nicest family vacation that we have taken. My husband and I traveled with 2 daughters-- age 15 and 3-1/2. Here is the low-down: 1. The staff at the house was great. It was so nice to have people to help with the 3-1/2 year old;The nannies, in addition to being great with kids, were there when you needed them (I could actually enjoy a shower in peace!) and gave you plenty of space to enjoy family time. The staff was not an overwhelming presence, but someone was always there to help make a drink, ask questions, etc. Being that we had a 3.5 year old who cannot yet swim, I was concerned about the unguarded/lack of fence around the pool (BTW the pool at Providence house is multi-level, from about 3.5 or 4 feet and a drop to about 9 feet deep, with the shallow end bordering the patio), but we were able to ask the night watchman to keep an extra eye out at the house so that we could go down to the beach for a night swim (We also brought a Safety Turtle water alarm from home, which we used at night). 2. The food was excellent. And heavy--- I think I gained weight on this trip. Our (rather) picky 15- year old actually ate a lot of fish this past week (score!!!) and pizza and hot dogs were easily accommodated on a couple nights. 3. The house was well designed, the furnishings nice and comfortable. And clean. The Providence house has a private rocky beach and lounge area, it was fun to lay on the hammock, swim to the floating raft, snorkel around, and find hermit crabs. Landscaping is beautiful. 4. It was nice to have a driver for our rental car--- not only do they know where to go, but they know how to drive in Jamaica And now--- things to know before you go. Clothing will be washed every day except the last day; plan accordingly. The sandy beach is a public beach, which is fine, but be aware. I felt bad one day when a local family got kicked out of the Villas area when we arrived. If you want drinks at the beach, you might have to hunt someone down, but once you get one--- the drinks are awesome. Basically, the level of service is something that you need to control yourself. If you want people constantly asking if you need anything--- let them know. If you are content to "go with the island flow", let them know. One more thing--- I highly recommend going for a walk/hike one morning--- hiking up the hillside to Belvidere to get amazing views, through the village of Bluefields which is up on the bluff and you will miss it if you dont walk there, was not only beautiful, but gave us a better idea of, culturally, how the local people live and work. The one thing I would say to Bluefields marketing, would be to have a site plan on the website to give a better idea as to where the Villas are in relation to other Villas and the sandy beach. I was (erroneously) thinking that we would be able to walk to the sandy beach via a path and that all Villas were on the same property, but we needed to drive there (which is not a big deal, I would just like to be aware when making the reservation). Other reviewers have commented on the truck/traffic noise--- and yes, it is there. But nothing is 100% perfect. I would say that Bluefields Bay Villas gets pretty close to 100%, though.
by Gay A
We stayed at Mullion Cove & Hermitage Villas for my Birthday Celebration. This is my 2nd time at Bluefields Bay the 1st time our family stayed at San Michelle. Doesn’t matter which villa you choose they all are FABULOUS! The food is delicious, fresh and you enjoy every morsel. I cannot express how great the staff were, caring, helpful & there to make your vacation the best ever!!! Everyone had such a great time we’re planning to come back every other year together!!!