Norse Point is the Ultimate Honeymoon Hideaway. It is a secluded 1-bedroom villa situated on the Waters' Edge of the most magnificent ocean bay we are aware of on the planet (San San Bay). The living room provides sleeping accommodation and a half bathroom for two additional persons in the form of two single beds that double as couches during the day.
Relax in crystal clear water and a magnificent ocean bay protected by a continuous coral reef. The famous 'Pellew Island' is untouched and is located directly opposite Norse Point and presents itself as being your private island.
Keywords: Honeymoon, Seaside, Waterfront, Dock, Romantic, Secluded, Oceanfront, Unique, Kayak, Swimming, Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Picturesque
Susan and Alex Dougall are Jamaicans who grew up vacationing with their families on San San Bay. Their dream to own their own San San holiday home became reality in 2008 when they were presented with the opportunity to purchase the only home on the bay that is both secluded and directly opposite the magnificent 'Pellew Island'. It was a dream come true for us and our four children. No one has been able to tell us of another ocean side spot on the planet that compares to Norse Point.
The Owner purchased this villa in 2008
We bought Norse Point because of its unique combination of features - located in the lush parish of Portand offering a backdrop of mountains, rivers and magnificent rainforest - water that is several degrees warmer than tropical holiday locations to our north - a calm bay protected by a magnificent coral reef - and its location directly opposite 'Pellew Island'. We pinch ourselves every day wondering whether it is a dream or reality that that we were fortunate enough to buy this property. We get endless pleasure from our frequent weekends at Norse Point which was our motivation to make this purchase.
We know of nowhere else that has such a beautiful untouched coral sand island, two swimming minutes away from a holiday home seaside deck, separated only by crystal clear water and protected by a magnificent coral reef.
My husband and I vacationed at norse point and literally had the best vacation ever! Verona is an incredible cook and treated us like royality. The home was very comfortable and had everything we needed. We enjoyed kayaking, snorkeling and swimming in the blue hole right off the deck! I cannot speak highly enough of this property and look forward to returning as soon as possible.
My husband and I just got back from a week spent at Norse Point. We loved the location, the house and Verona! We had fabulous weather and were able to take advantage exploring the "backyard" everyday, swimming, snorkelling and kayaking. The area is a haven for nature lovers and for those who want to get away from it all (you should not consider it if you need to be "entertained" every day). We went to visit Reach Falls and very much enjoyed it (but again happy to get back to the villa!). As per the other reviews, Verona's cooking is excellent and she is a very charming lady. Would definitely not hesitate to recommend the villa to those not needing a resort! Thank you Alex and Verona.
My husband and I visited Norse Point for 5 nights recently and had a wonderful time. The home was ideal for the two of us. Norse Point is well thought out with lots of extras. We especially loved the fact that the home sits directly on the water and every room has doors which open to the views. We kayaked and snorkeled every day. As many have said- there really isn't a better place to snorkel in the area than directly out your front door! I saw a ribbon eel, snake eel, numerous tropical fish, flounder, corals, and much more. The location is special, too: Monkey Island is within swimming distance, Blue Lagoon a short kayak ride, and several bays/ beaches can be explored by kayak. Verona was wonderful. Trust her with her advice! You can't beat her cooking by going out and we greatly enjoyed her company. We also enjoyed the Rio Grande raft trip and went to Reach Falls. Finally, thanks to the Owners for their hospitality and for sharing their home. My husband said about Norse Point repeatedly: This is a find.
It was our first trip to Jamaica and we were so blessed to stay at Norse Point with its spectacular views of San San Bay, Monkey Island, Blue Hole Lagoon, Frenchman’s Cove and the mixture of both warm salt water and cold fresh spring water. Every morning started with a kayak trip around the bay and ended with a snorkling the coral reefs enjoying watching the fish and starfish . The kids loved Monkey Island! The villa is even more impressive than the photos, it's hard to photgraph a dream. The Blue Hole Lagoon was a huge hit with everyone feeling brave as they climbed the trees to make jumps into the cobalt blue water. It's not far to Reach Falls which is a must to experience. The owners, Alex and Susan, were awesome... as was the wonderful Verona who took care of us and anything we needed! I would definitely recomend Norse Point and if I could give more than 5 stars I would! I have travelled all over the world to some very spectacular places and the Norse Point experience is at the top of the list. From the minute you step into the villa and look out over the water, you begin to truly relax. Life just doesn't get any better than this.
Enjoyed a fabulous week winding down at Norse Point. Our third time visiting was even better than the previous two! Enjoyed waking to the sound of waves lapping against the sea wall beneath the balcony overlooking the sea and "Monkey" island just across the shallow enticing channel. Verona arrived daily and got us started with blue Mountain coffee, a variety of Jamaican delicacies including Ackee and salt fish, dumplings, fritters, fresh mango, pineapple and orange juice.
We particularly enjoyed lounging beneath the covered deck when the occasional summer shower decided to bless us with refreshing rain. The dock was ideal for sunning and the jumping off point for a short swim or snorkel across to the idyllic beach at "Monkey" island.
Norse point is tucked into the embankment tight against the main road that runs along the north coast of Jamaica. From the road the villa is hidden from view and very private. Security is assured during the night by an unobtrusive security guard who watches over the property. We enjoyed four starlit nights where we felt we could practically touch the stars while reclining on the lounge chairs on the dock. We were mesmerized by the dozens of satellites and "shooting stars" that moved above us.
Norse Point allows visitors to experience the best of Jamaica in a cozy, intimate, safe and secure setting.
We spent a glorious week at Norse Point. Everything we needed was there, all equipment for superb snorkelling and great kayaks for exploring nearby. Port Antonio is a great place, and Norse Point a great place to explore it from. Verona was lovely and made sure we were well looked after - her food, as many have mentioned, was outstanding, it must get a bit repetitive, as everyone says it, but it really is true! We'd definitely stay again as it's such a beautiful place and great accommodation, the deck is just perfect for winding down with a book. Our recommendation is to visit Reach Falls and Winifred's beach, both great examples of the beauty of Jamaica.
Matthew & Kat