5BR Sea front Villa with pool, seaside tennis court and the beach at your gate
Why Treasure Tours chose Treasure Beach
It is easy to make friends with fishermen in our area, and we did. The area has remained relatively undeveloped because the South Coast is in a 'rain shadow': the northeast trades wring themselves out on the mountain spine, so we have half as much rain as Ocho Rios. For many years, we relied largely on rain caught on the rooftop. Large-scale hotels just weren't possible. Piped water arrived a few years ago, but tourist development has been blessedly slow.
What makes this Villa unique
The house accommodates up to ten-- but when one wants to be alone, there are a half-dozen places to sit, birdwatch, read or just contemplate the Caribbean.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Smoking allowed outside only.
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:10 (sleeps up to 10 adults)
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Amazing vacation at Villa Hikaru
Our stay at Villa Hikaru was an experience we enjoyed very much. From the Treasure Island Driver meeting us at the Airport, to the welcoming committee of Rebecca, Vanessa, Elisha and Patrick. It was a very warm and friendly welcome as we were all tired, 10 of us, from our flight being 2 hours delayed leaving Philadelphia.
Vanessa and Elisha had dinner waiting for us when we arrived, and it was delicious. Every meal was authentic Jamaican style and full of flavor. Just tell the ladies what meats you want and let them do the rest; you will enjoy it. We ventured out to the closest local Restaurant, 77 West, and it was actually a great option for lunch. Groceries are very expensive and outside of chicken, most meats were not readily available. It would be best to know what types of meat you would like well in advance of your arrival, thereby allowing the staff ample time to buy the items. Best bet - order as much of your foods and drinks you think you will want prior to your arrival.
We found the rooms and the showers exactly how we imagined them, beautiful. Our only suggestion would be to invest in some mattress crates to provide a little more comfort. I found the mattress to be too “firm” for my liking (almost to the point of discomfort).
The AC units were in good working conditions. Didn’t need them often but on some nights it did help us cool down a bit.
We found the pool to be in excellent condition, well maintained and very refreshing all throughout the day. No need to take your water floats or pool toys; they have a chest full of just about anything you might want in the pool. Access to the beach was a great amenity; the only drawback was the public access to the beach was right alongside the property, so you will see and hear people as they are accessing the beach.
The Villa is fully equipped with many amenities except there was not a TV in the Cottage. There is only one TV in the Villa, which was in the main room and that was great because we went there to unplug, unwind and enjoy quality family time; however, being that it is a separate space, a TV in the cottage would be nice.
Take plenty of bug spray; mosquitos are treacherous there, especially during dusk.
Overall, it was a wonderful experience and we would definitely recommend Villa Hikaru as a place to stay.
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you next time. We'll have the Blackwell Dark Rum ready and waiting!
Need to Know!!!unconnected from civilization retreat
Hikaru’s house & grounds are beautiful and well maintained. The staff were kind and prepared excellent island unique foods for us that was in line with our dietary requests. Grounds keeper, Patrick made us feel safe and was always available. He was an educational source of local culture/plants and cut us fresh coconuts to drink the water. Negatives for us was we weren’t prepared For how remote and isolated it is. 2.5 hour drive from the closest airport and it is not cheap when you have to hire drivers to take you anywhere. Be prepared with lots of currency (US or Jamaican currency) we didn’t come across an excursion or store that took credit cards in Treasure Beach. Only 1 ATM & It runs out of money if you don’t get there early. We came to the conclusion that the hot water is heated by solar, so take a shower before the sun goes down . Only bedrooms have A/c & 1 indoor shower, The rest are outdoor showers which is fabulous ! Buy alcohol or other necessities before you leave main city. No one could get the TV to work but it wasn’t a big loss for us, we could watch Netflix on our computers at night. Tennis court unplayable, needs to be resurfaced and painted.
As far as Treasure Beach, Shame on the government for not doing a better job of having their prisoners or offering a recycle system to get all of the plastic bottles & trash that are just thrown on the sides of the road, you can’t walk 2 feet and there’s trash anywhere outside of the property. Jamaica allows dogs & cats to be tied up or run wild. Some are pregnant & starving, which is disturbing to see. They need serious interventions to make the surrounding area pleasant for foreign vacationers. Overall I feel like the people are friendly, they just need help From their government & to make a community effort to clean up the massive unattractive, unsanitary litter! It’s as simple as using a trash bag and picking it up!! 😢�
Owner and property manager are very professional and respond really quick to any questions!!
Good day Lisa and thank you for your comments. I am glad to hear your overall stay was pleasant. I am sorry you felt unprepared for the remoteness as in the confirmation information we sent you the 2 1/2 hour drive from the airport is mentioned. I also wish you had made management aware of the hot water and TV issues giving us an opportunity to rectify the problems. I have asked the staff about the hot water and TV and both are working now so I am not sure what the issue was. I am sorry you had issues with not being able to use your credit cards. There are two supermarkets and several restaurants in Treasure Beach set up to accept credit cards.
The local small shops typically do not accept credit cards. As we state on our website Treasure Beach is the home of community tourism.
We are not a "tourist resort" area so we would not have some of the amenities many of the larger tourist resort areas would have. We are very proud to say Treasure Beach is one of the first communities in Jamaica to have a plastic bottle recycling program. We have been recycling bottles for over two years now. However, the truck that picks up the bottles from our area had not been available for a few weeks. They assure us they will be coming tomorrow to pick up the bottles. Thank you for visiting us and, again, we are glad that your overall visit was enjoyable.
A Shining Example of Hospitality and Tranquility
My family and I recently spent a magical week at Villa Hikaru – hosted by the wonderful Patrick, Vanesia, Nadine and Elesha. Fantastic food (we opted for a traditional Jamaican menu and everything was truly delicious), amazing accommodation (even better than the pictures) and fantastic location right on the beach. The team at Treasure Tours (Rebecca, Debbian and Amanda) were also super friendly and welcoming and went the extra mile to make sure we had everything we needed. We will remember our week here forever and are already talking about returning as soon as we can. I can't recommend Hikaru highly enough. We will be back! Duncan and family
Amazing Jamaican Jewel!
We had our first tropical family Christmas vacation at Villa Hikaru. Everything about this experience was amazing! The staff greeted us on Christmas Eve and surprised us with a delicious lobster dinner. Vanesia and Elesha prepared delectable Jamaican breakfasts and dinners, as we requested a Jamaican menu. They made our whole family feel welcome and pampered. Patrick, the groundskeeper is a wealth of knowledge of the area’s offerings and was awesome with our grandchildren.
I can’t say enough about the beauty of the villa and grounds. We enjoyed the pool, beach, and tennis courts, along with the tranquil vibe all around us. There were so many cozy hideaways on the property, both inside and out.
Treasure Tours arranged our comfortable transportation from the airport and back, as well as a couple excursions we went on. Their attention to detail was much appreciated.
I highly recommend this property, especially for those who are looking to unplug and rejuvenate! We would love to return to Villa Hikaru.
Everything You Want in a Spectacular Setting
Our family reunion over Thanksgiving was perfect. The rooms at Hikaru are just right with elegant design, locally built furniture, slatted/screened windows with wonderful fans (and A/C if inclined but we did not need it). Private outdoor showersThe central dining table has one of the most stunning views I have ever found to eat with bright bougainvillea draping in front of you just under your eyes to the sea. There were 9 of us and plenty of room for everyone. My mother in law loved the little cottage just remodeled 30 feet from the main entrance. The meals at Hikaru are Jamaican gourmet (our preference to eat the local cuisine such as jerk chicken and plantain), flexible and even better prepared and served by two extraordinary women, Elisha and Vaneesha, who we all enjoyed immensely. They accommodated my dietary restrictions with a smile. There are many gorgeous sitting areas throughout to read, take in the view or just have some private time.
I loved walking the property with the carefully and beautifully designed plantings by my new friend Patrick, the caretaker/gardener who was more than happy to show me around and procure a coconut for us to sip the sweet water. The steps lead down the hill to the the lap pool (50 feet!) which we indeed used, as well as the tennis court with the prettiest view of any on which I have played. The beach directly below finds scalloped bays in either direction, and a barrier coral reef just offshore. Patrick can show you where to snorkel on a calm day. The swimming was an excellent cool down, and the local boys playing there were so friendly! A very short walk leads one way to a fishing village, and the other to a very small boutique hotel that sits on a bluff; a nice spot for a little lunch away if you wish.
I was struck by how welcoming everyone in Treasure Beach and at Hikaru were to all of our family. One man said "We are like a big family ourselves as we all know each other.” I would recommend using Treasure Tours for transportation as there is not much need to leave while you are there.
I thought about anything that I would change at Hikaru, and I came up with just wanting to go back, sip the rum punch and watch the sunset again.
Incredible Island Getaway
We stayed at Hikaru between Christmas and New Years and it was the most incredible week. Eleshia and Vaneshia were incredibly attentive and Rebecca checked on us several times and arranged some trips for us. We felt right at home with the entire staff and by the end of the week we felt like they were part of our family.
Patrick, the groundskeeper was amazing and went above and beyond to ensure our stay was perfect. We loved getting to know him and the ladies of the house as well. Our kids, ages 18, two 7 year olds, and a 3 year old, allade friends with the locals and were immediately accepted by the locals, who played with and went out of their way to include our kids in their fun.
The house was perfect and lovely in every way. We had so much fun swimming in the gorgeous pool and the beach was perfect. We had incredible breakfasts and dinnners each day outdoors overlooking the sea. The ladies made every effort to make our meals special and nice and we loved eating in and being treated like family. The rooms are all beautiful and comfortable and the outside showers were a real treat.
We cannot ever fully explain how amazing our time at Villa Hikaru was, but they are memories that will last a lifetime. Our kids loved every minute of this trip and my husband and I were left totally enchanted by the lovely home, but even more by the sweet and wonderful people we met. This is an all around dream trip!