Bosocbel, 12 mins. E of Ocho Rios on Jamaica's gorgeous N coast, our family villa rents from 1 person for 1 night to as many as 8 guests for a longterm stay with a fully-equipped kitchen, dining room, living room, and 2 seaside patios on 2 floors, overlooking the Caribbean Sea. The secure gated property has steps down to our private beach; windsurfers and cruise ships sail along the horizon. Wifi, DVDs, boombox, books, games, and soon cable TV. The day starts with fresh-squeezed OJ and a swim in the warm, clear waters from our private beach. Snorkelers will be amazed at the colorful corals and fish on the 2nd largest reef system in the world - reachable from our beach. A licensed massage therapist can come and take the kinks out of your sore muscles after a demanding day of touring; rent our cell phone to make calling home easy and cheap; have Paulette take care of your cooking, laundry, babysitting with another inexpensive option to make it even more like home, but better. Come and relax.
All inclusive Boscobel Beaches next door: Sharing the shoreline with Beaches Boscobel, the family-themed all-inclusive, guests at our villa can easily participate in the resort's outings at an additional cost. The new Ian Fleming Int'l airport is half a mile up the road with direct flights to the US and other islands and inter-island connections to airports in Montego Bay and Kingston (each a 2-hour drive by car).
Ocho Rios, Mystic Mountain & Dunn's River Falls: Our nearest city, Ocho Rios, is 10 miles West of the villa, and offers everything a tourist town should: large resorts, cinemas, horseback riding, swim with dolphins, tubing, zipline and ATV excursions, Mystic Mountain and the stunning and climbable Dunn's River Falls. Between Boscobel and Ocho Rios are attractions like the Prospect Plantation with its tours, history, & beautiful grounds. Golfers can tee off at the courses just up from the coast road. History buffs can enjoy a visit to Rio Nuevo with its gun emplacements on the coast. 5 mins in the other direction, check out James Bond Beach, named for creator Ian Fleming who spent time at his Jamaican retreat, Firefly in Oracabessa. The markets there and in and Ocho Rios are worth a visit whether shopping for the evening's meal or just wanting to take interesting photos.
Jamaica: So much to see and do in this, one of the largest and arguably most beautiful of the Caribbean Islands. The tropical year-round climate is softened with sea breezes, early morning showers, and happy smiling Jamaican faces. Make Doctors Villa your North coast home base but drive around and check out other parts of the island as well. Negril on the West coast has the reknowned sunsets of Rick's Cafe; the lush tranquility of Port Antonio on the East coast is often overlooked by tourists but a favorite for Jamaicans in the know; and the exciting and beautiful new areas around Black River and Treasure Beach on the South coast are not as easy to access but worth every pothole. There's something for everyone which keeps so many foreign yardies - Jamaicans living abroad - and others returning to this paradise island year after year.
One of 'doctor's' 9 children, we left Jamaica when I was 3 mos. old and emigrated to Canada. Some of us make it a mission to get back there every chance we get, and I've decided I'd like to move back when my kids are grown. Tough to live in a 3rd world country, but the air, the sea, the beautiful spirit of the place and its people has called to me more than any of the other 25 countries I've lived in or visited. This is one foreign yardie who's working to get back to di yard.
Dad bought this house on the sea for Mom who rarely stays up in her top floor Family Suite bedroom as she has a sister in Kingston and a brother in Ocho Rios, but still loves it when it's full of her family the way it was intended. The view is awesome and the addition of the top floor makes it possible to have many of her 9 children and 16 grandchildren there at once.