A place for luxury relaxation
Review Submitted: 26 March 2013
Date of Stay: February 2013
Our group of 10 adult friends has been coming to Jamahome each February for many years. It really feels like home to us, and starts with Ruddy's warm greeting at the airport. Claudette welcomes us at the door to Jamahome, and thus begins our fortnight in heaven! Our every need is catered to, from delicious food to laundry; from housekeeping to local information; and all within the warm embrace of the Jamaican sunshine.
Meals are lovingly prepared by Claudette and Pauline and include wonderful local treats like ackee, callaloo, tasty island lobsters, and of course the local fruits like mango, papaya and plantain. If you've never had truly ripe pineapple or freshly squeezed orange juice, you haven't lived! Individual needs and preferences are catered to as well - we just have to tell Claudette once and she remembers!
The days slip by with reading, games and conversation on the large, comfortable screened-in porch or in lounges or hammocks on the terraced lawn stretching to the beach. The colors of the water are unbelievable, and swimming is a favorite activity along with walking.
Ruddy takes us on exploratory trips wherever we'd like to go. This year we enjoyed the Sun Valley plantation near Ocho Rios where a most enthusiastic woman showed us exotic food and medicinal plants grown in Jamaica. We even got to taste many of them. Nearby, Noel Coward's summer home, Firefly, offers an interesting tour of the home and great views from Coward's grave site. In Ocho Rios we go back each year to enjoy a wonderful meal at Evita's while we look out over the harbor and those fabulous shades of blue water. Outameni near Montego Bay gave us a romp through Jamaican history followed by a good lunch at Glistening Waters. In past years we have visited other sites and explored inland to the mountainous areas. There is plenty to see!
Our 2013 visit is over, but we're already signed up for 2014!
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Families with Young Children,
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