Scotch on the Rocks is a charming turquoise villa overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Nestled between two of Jamaica's most prestigious hotels: Sandals Royal Plantation and Jamaica Inn, Scotch on the Rocks enjoys one of Ocho Rios's most beautiful and exclusive bays with fantastic swimming. While completely private, Scotch on the Rocks is just minutes from lively Ocho Rios. Scotch on the Rocks was originally owned by a Scottish Lord. Today it is owned by members of the Red Stripe Beer Family. The villa's clean and fresh decor is tastefully accented with antique furniture, wooden as well as travertine tile floors, intricate fretwork, Caribbean art and high tech amenities. The villa is surrounded by a lush tropical garden. Stone steps led from the pool area to the private pier, sandy cove and crystal clear bay, wonderful for swimming, floating, snorkeling and kayaking.The villa is fully staffed by five wonderful people, including two excellent cooks, a waiter, housekeeper and gardener.
Special Offers: Stay for 7 nights, pay for 5 on all bookings for May, September, October and November (except for US Thanksgiving week) 2010. Stay for 5 nights, pay for 3 for May, September, October and November (except for US Thanksgiving week)
"Our June 2010 vacation at Scotchie was amazing; far greater than we had imagined!We loved Scotchie! The accommodations were fantastic, and the villa atmosphere made it easy for us to make ourselves at home. Scotchie's great staff (Bryan, Cherry, Pauline, Elvis, Henry) were top-notch professionals who went above and beyond to respond to our every need.Meal time was truly a treat for us - the food and service were outstanding. The children in our party were introduced to many new foods and, to our surprise, liked everything. That speaks volumes, especially since we have children who are picky eaters.At the end of the week, it was difficult for us to leave such a beautiful, well-kept property that was staffed by warm, caring people who were more than just staff to us; they were our new friends. We look forward to many future vacations at Scotch on the Rocks!"
Our extended family of 10 (including kids, teenagers, and octagenarians) had a wonderful Christmas week at Scotchies. Everything was exactly as described. The property was clean and well maintained and the owner was quick to answer any questions before our trip. Since we were there for Christmas they even provided a Christmas tree that our kids could decorate. We didn't leave the villa often as there was no reason to! The snorkeling is great right from the dock and the two sea kayaks got a lot of use that week. The staff was superb, friendly, and accomodating. The chefs, Cherry and Elvis, were amazing (we wanted to bring them home with us!) and the rest of the staff was lovely too. Scotchies is a hidden gem and we are trying to figure out when we can come back again.
Scotch on the Rocks is the best all-around vacation we have ever experienced. The house is lovely, the dock and water perfect, the staff totally excellent and the food beyond compare. We always have a memorable experience when we visit, and will continue to go every year!
We just returned home after spending a week at Scotch on the Rocks and it is difficult to put into words how much the trip exceeded our hopes. The home is divine but the staff is what truly makes this a trip you won't forget. Cherry is the best cook, Bryan is the most kind and peace filled Butler, Pauline keeps everyone taken care of with comforts of home and the experience was one we won't forget. If you travel to Jamaica, stay at Scotch on the Rocks, even if it means moving your date to stay here, you won't be disappointed! In addition use Karandas Tours and ask for Ryan - the best driver, kind, professional and took great care of us.
From the time we started planning our trip to Scotch on the Rocks we were saying "I hope it's as great as the pictures make it look." Well we were pleasantly surprised when it was so much better! Scotchie has so much more to offer than can be conveyed in pictures. We enjoyed every minute and we all (9 adults and 4 children/babies) felt truly rejuvenated after our trip.
The house is amazing. It's beautiful and spacious. The indoor/outdoor combined living space was where we spent most of our time. We sat on the veranda to drink our morning coffee and watch the sunset while enjoying our evening night caps. The staff rearranged the bedrooms to fit our needs. They're all spacious with en suite bathrooms. The air conditioning and ceiling fans kept us comfortable at night. The house is on a gated property and very secluded with lots of ground between any neighbors (1 other home, Sandals Resort and the Jamaica Inn).
We were pampered by the amazing staff. Cherry and Elvis were masters in the kitchen- making delicious, elaborate meals that included separate items for the pickier members of our group. The staff opened the windows and doors every morning and locked the house up after we went to sleep. Pauline kept the house clean, made the beds, and did our laundry every day. In fact, she insisted on sending us home with no dirty laundry. It was such a treat to unpack all clean clothes when we got home! Bryan fixed us delicious drinks, served us snacks and meals, kept the house filled with pleasant music, and was there to tend to anything we needed. He also loaned us his personal fishing rod so we could fish with the kids off the pier. Henry, the gardener, was also a delightful treat. He gave us impromptu tours of the grounds, telling us about all the plants and letting us smell/touch/eat the interesting ones.
Although there wasn't a beach at the house, we were able to use a private, white sandy beach that was within walking/kayaking distance and it was pristine. Although just swimming in the crystal clear ocean by the pier was perfect for us.
I could go on and on about what an amazing experience it was to stay at Scotch on the Rocks. We not only recommend it, but we plan to go back again… SOON!
I took my family to Scotch on the Rocks this summer and was blown away by beauty of the property and the service provided by the staff. Everything exceeded my expectations by far! The view from the bedrooms was incredible. The staff of five, were very pleasant and always willing to make sure our every need was met. The food, especially the fresh fish and lobster, was absolutely delicious! We had great quality family time, swimming, kayaking, snorkeling and just hanging out watching the horizon. I loved the privacy we had, which is so different from the all inclusive experience. All being well, we can't wait for the next time...which we hope will be very soon!
We stayed at Scotchie in May 2011, and what an incredible experience it was. The breathtaking views and villa were topped perhaps only by the wonderful staff. From the moment we arrived, Brian, Miss Cherry, Pauline, and Elvis made us feel right at home and totally taken care of. The food!!! I can't even say enough about the talents of Cherry - absolute tasty goodness. I would go back tomorrow just for her Jamaican chicken fricassee. (Request it, you won't be disappointed!) This place looks great in the photos we looked at online beforehand, but the pics don't even do it justice. Complete serenity and beauty. Gorgeous sunsets. What an experience. No need to even leave the premises - believe me, you won't want to! We will definitely choose Scotchie again next time we head to Jamaica. Thank you all for the trip of a lifetime!
Scotch on the Rocks rests on a quiet bay, 10 minutes from the center of Ocho Rios. Ocho Rios is located on Jamaica's North Coast, one and half hours away from the Donald Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay. Ocho Rios is home to some of Jamaica's premier attractions and beaches including, Dunns River Falls, Dolphin Cove, Mystic Mountain, Chukka Cove Adventure Tours, Sandals Golf and Country Club, Super Club Golf Course in Runaway Bay, Reggae Beach, James Bond Beach and much more.