My husband and I selected On Top of the World because of the beautiful view, the location (away from tourist congestion) and the driver (didn’t feel like driving ourselves). Lawrence, our driver, is a pleasant and respectful young man. The price was very reasonable and Southwest had a great air fare from Orlando. We stayed 5 nights and really enjoyed our stay. It is a very quiet area and the view did not disappoint us. It was nice to sit on the bench at the end of the day and see the coastline edges transform as the sun set behind of us. We also took a cup of coffee to the bench area early a.m. to see the sun rise……A mystical experience.
The house does not have air conditioner, but our room had powerful fans and we were comfortable.
Remember to take you mosquito repellent for less breeze days.
We really enjoyed Charmaine cooking, but we found that for just 2 people it can be less costly eating at the local restaurant. By the time you purchase all the main ingredients plus all the necessary spices, it really adds up. But if you are not sure about the local joints and you are a family or more than two, then you are probably better off eating at home.
We were a bit concerned about privacy when we found out that the property manager was on site, but Tashae was very unobtrusive. She would welcome us home and ask if we needed anything, answer our question, then she would retire to her apartment. We found her to be very helpful and we enjoyed being welcomed home.
During the day we went exploring with Lawrence (the driver) who understood that we wanted to see the real Jamaica and not just the usual tourist sites. We enjoyed his company and were ready to adopt him. You have to plan a bit and discuss plans with him. I would listen to his advice, but if you are set on doing something he does not recommend, he still will comply. We went far to get the river raft experience on the Rio Grande near Port Antonio (highly recommended) Very serene and beautiful. Halfway down the river we stopped at a place, in the middle of nowhere, for cold beer. The lady there had some cooked prawns that we regret not purchasing. If you like to see the photos of this trip here is a link. https://bdayinjamaica.shutterfly.com/
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Truly enjoyed the place and adventure. Wish we were there now.