Submitted: November 27, 2008
Stayed: July 2008
As travelers to Cancun,much of the Caribbean, Hawaii (hang loose) the Florida Keys and
The Bahamas (including the Atlantis resort, which is also a fun place, man made beautiful, but sorry to say, we found that the staff, at ATLANTIS resort, seemed to have little or no consideration, for THEIR ATLANTIS guests).
Our personal vacation favorites, are the Chateau en Exotica, and Castles on the Sea, Ocho Rios Jamaica, we had spent both our honeymoon, and since then five family vacations at the Chateau (which speaks for itself)
We have also recently vacationed at Castles on the Sea, which is also owned by the same owners, (who own the Chateau en Exotica), which is close to Ocho Rios Jamaica, and once again, we have had some of our very best vacations ever, problem is which one to visit, Chateau or Castles?
This year we split up our vacation with one week at each property, which was exactly the right choice, for us.
Both are totally different, but equally fantastic in their own ways, we wound up having the best family vacations we have ever enjoyed.
If your looking for a unique vacation/dream honeymoon getaway, or very special occasion, with a friendly and surperb staff, fabulous meals, a famous pristine Chateau, or two twin "Castles", we recommend either property, pick the one that best suits what you all enjoy the most. You wont go wrong.
In either one of the most gorgeous tropical settings imaginable, only minutes away, are Gorgeous private beaches, rivers/ waterfalls for swimming, Blue lagoons, tennis, golf and without lots of tourist trapings.
Though there are more tourist attractions in the Ocho Rios area, Dunns River Falls, Mystic Mountain, Dolphin Cove, Fern Gully etc), therefore you will likely find many more fellow tourist's in Ocho Rios.
However Castles is actually about a 15 minute's drive away, from Margaritaville, and many of the other tourist attractions of Ocho Rios.
We also love and enjoy the party atmosphere of Cancun, its lovely beaches (though mostly rough waters for swimming). But staying in a hotel, is not privacy.
We find both the Chateau and Castles are TOTALLY private resorts, that are VERY VERY hard to beat.
Thanks to all of our friendly staff at both properties, who always treat us as royalty, always providing us with cherished privacy, simply awesome unforgetible dining treats, great tropical drinks, and SO much more, GOD willing we will be back again.
Nicole from Boston Ma. USA
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: Our attempt is to continusiouly offer and provide, extremly affordable rates, at some of most beautiful and totally private accomodations, in the safest, and most select and gorgeous areas of jamaica, or where ever they those properties are located worldwide.
It is heart warming to know, that our efforts, though not always perfect, have in fact attracted world wide rave reviews, not what we say, but what many of the following world famous say:
In any book store or libary, you may read worlds leading travel author, arthur frommer's jamaica travel, opinion of the chateau en exotica.
Chateau en exotica is featured on pbs television special, the bahamas and the caribbean with shiri belafonte
Jamaica's leading newspaper the daily gleaner
Calls chateau en exotica " a jamaica dream house" with this being almost a full page sunday feature.
A t & t million dollar contest (chateau en exotica twice chosen, as at&t's dream distination)
Film crew from movie cocktails, guests of chateau while filming
Our properties are featured in many travel books
Caribbean's deluxe property magazine maco had a five page feature on castle's on the sea. (our newest property).
We believe it would be extremly difficult to find other private or public resorts, that have those type of alcolades, its really great, when other's praise your efforts.
It's almost equally encouraging to get hundreds of numerious positive feedback from our happy guests, and thank god we certainly have recieved more than our share, making all efforts from both ourselves, our professional staff's, and all others involved totally worth while.
Each year we recieve many such letters of thanks. Sorry that we can not share, all of them.
Our thank you to all of our returning guests (which have been many), are both verbal, writting, and also a 15% returning guests discount, at any rental property we have.
We feel certain that most guests would return, even if there were no discount.
Hopefully some of our guests, may also share their comments, to this venue, regarding any of our properties, they have formally vacationed at.
Please feel free to ask any questions, which you may have, or make any inquiries. Hope many others, will be able to also enjoy either (or both) of these earthly edens.
Always the very best, henri & joyce
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