We just returned from our stay at the Crystal Cove Villa in Ocho Rios Jamaica. Our expectations were high based on the online pictures, but Crystal Cove is one of those rare places that exceed expectations. The Villa, perched over the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean, with magnificent views of the water is quite simply, gorgeous. With an Asian/Island theme that is at once elegant and comfortable we found it adequately large for our extended family of eight, yet surprisingly cozy, with several little secret sitting areas to relax and unwind. The property is meticulously maintained and our staff of five, catered to our every need. Honey-Lin, Sue and Diane cooked wonderfully tasty meals (the ackee and saltfish was out of this world) and took care of all of the household duties with a smile. Prento, the groundskeeper cut fresh coconuts daily and kept the fridge well stocked with these tasty treats. He took the time to make a cardboard, pull string bird trap for our granddaughter that kept her quietly occupied. Keith, our security guard was friendly and helpful as well. In short we felt like we made five new friends during our stay. Even the owner, Arthur Vonstrolley, a true gentleman, stopped by on occasion to make sure all was well. It was a nice personal touch. With kayaks, paddles boards, a water trampoline, and some of the best diving and snorkeling reefs in Ocho Rios just a short swim from the shore, there was never a dull moment. Waking up with a refreshing swim in the morning, then retiring to the over the water gazebo, our favorite spot, to bask in the breeze with a couple of cups of delicious blue Mountain coffee was a truly wonderful way to start the day. I have to say that this was one of the most relaxing and enjoyable vacations I’ve ever taken. To share this fantastic place with our extended family was a true joy and we would highly recommend Crystal Cove Villa to anyone.
Ken and Carole M.
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