Triplets by the Bay was Amazing!
We were on a girls trip and had an absolutely wonderful time!
T-man, Martin, Papa D and AJ were all Fantastic!
We rented our own car and were in-and-out plenty of times and they were so kind and opened the gate with smiling faces every time! T-man was even able to get us someone that came to the house to do full braids on one of our girls hair while the rest of us sat around soaking up the sun.
The guys there are absolute gentlemen and willing to go the extra mile to help you with anything you need but never overstepped any boundaries. They had Absolute Respect at all times. We even got a small private concert the night before we left by Papa D, Martin and AJ.
We Absolutely Loved our stay!!
The overview of this place really doesn't do it, or the staff, justice.
The property itself is lovely. The screened-in veranda is glorious for the cooler evenings and the AC inside is great for late afternoons after a day of adventuring. The kitchen is fully stocked with coffee makers, pots and pans, utensils, some basic seasonings, plates and glasses...everything you need to enjoy meals in. Hubert James knows all the good restaurants for any meals on the town.
He picked us up at the airport and was instantly the best guide we could have asked for. He helped us get settled in after a quick trip to the grocery store and he and his family helped us feel welcome and at ease.
We stayed for four nights and during that time we went rafting on the Martha Brae river, took a trip to the Luminous Lagoon at night, ate delicious seafood at Herby's by the Lagoon, and explored the Ocho Rios area to visit the Irie Blue Hole and nearby caves.
Hubert and his son Javian cooked us an amazing jerk chicken dinner one night and showed us how to prepare the dishes as well. As someone who loves to cook, the cooking lessons were truly invaluable!
We had a good balance of tourist time out and about and downtime at the property. Hubert and his family kept us company and the conversations and chill time with them are some of the best moments of the trip. As travelers who deal with some health issues that affect our energy levels, we also spent a decent amount of time just relaxing and taking it easy. Hubert and his family checked in on us to make sure we weren't bored (just resting!) and were so caring and accommodating.
Also, Hubert really does know absolutely everyone in the village and at many of the attractions and his relationships also meant we felt extra welcome and had an extra good time.
Staying at Reef Watch is not like staying at an all-inclusive resort. And that's one of the best parts. To be sure, big-name companies and hotels provide jobs in the community and an overall boost to the national economy and they can be lovely. But spending money on local tourism endeavors and at local businesses helps ensure that more of that money stays in the hands of the people you meet along the way and ripples out to their supply chains and the local community.
We loved our stay and the friends we've met and hope to see everyone again one day soon! Thank you Sandie and Andrew and everyone at Reef Watch!
Much love. Alexx and Heather.