by Maxwell Barna
Bluefields Bay Villas is 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
We stayed in Cottonwood Cottage for a week in October. Debbie recommended this villa and it was perfect four our young family of four - we have a 2 year old and a 4 year old. Cottonwood Cottage is the closest villa to beautiful Bluefields Bay beach. When you arrive at the villa, the view of the blue water stretched out before you is breathtaking. This view continues from each bedroom and is mesmerizing. The villa has a beautiful infinity pool overlooking the water that the kids loved. Straight down the steps from the villa is your Treehouse, where you have all of your delicious meals. Down a few more steps, and you're on the sands of the beach. We couldn't have asked for a better location. The steps up and down can be tiring (especially carrying young children) and wouldn't suit those who aren't physically able.
The kids were never bored. We spent the mornings on the beach and kayaking, and the afternoons at the pool. The kids loved the staff, especially their nannies Sasha and Tashika and the butlers Christopher and Marvin. Everyone went out of their way to make the kids happy. For my birthday dinner, the staff made a cake and set up the Treehouse with rose petals and balloons. It was all so special. We took a few excursions - the sunset cruise, YS Falls, Black River - to break up the days. The staff at Bluefields Bay was truly phenomenal, the food was better than I even had imagined, and the location was pristine. I'd read in some reviews that bugs were an issue, but we had no problems. We absolutely loved our trip and will certainly be back! Thank you everyone!
My family and I had a wonderful time at San Michele at Bluefields Bay. We were there a week and couldn't have it enjoyed it more. The staff was wonderful and the accommodations lovely. The food was top notch with each meal being more enjoyable than the next. I would recommedn these villas to anyone who wants a relaxing pampered vacation in paradise!