4 Bedrooms,4.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
- english, spanish
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
We have pets on property
We have a highchair, baby life jacket up to 35lbs
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Ocho Ríos relaxation
Stephanie was a pleasure to work with! She coordinated every detail and did not steer us wrong with our many outings to places such as Dunn’s River, Blue Hole and Sun Valley Plantation. The food at the villa was amazing and really gave us a taste of traditional Jamaican cuisine. The pool setting was gorgeous and all the staff was very attentive to our needs. I would recommend a trip and a stay at Bennmaya Villa.
5 stars stay for the weekend with my family. The place was very clean and the staff were extremely polite. The chef made some of the best food I've tasted in a long time... The rooms were clean and spacious. Overall, my family loved it and we would definitely look into going back again next year. Its worth checking out.
Our Wedding in paradise....
When i went on HomeAway and saw Villa Bennmaya I knew it was the one for us. My fiance and i were planning our wedding and we were taking our kids. He has two and I have one. My conversations started with Stephanie about what kind of wedding we wanted and the details. She was amazing!!! I would send her ideas and she would be completely on the same page. I felt like we were best friends before we even arrived in Jamaica. We were picked up at the airport by the driver who had a cooler of Red Stripe and water and then arrived at the Villa. The pictures do not do it justice- magnificent and beautiful. We were greeted by Stephanie and Ray- they could not have been more welcoming.
The Villa was absolutely awesome. So clean and beautifully decorated. The views were breathtaking. Carol and Jolie always turned down our rooms at night and immaculately cleaned our rooms the next day.
Stephanie made sure that we never needed anything. She told us all the cool places to go. We went to the Blue Hole one . day and LOVED it. Not many tourist and so pretty. Ray took us to Dr. No beach and hooked us up with some great guys who took us snorkeling in a glass bottom boat! We visited the market with Ray and he told us about all the local fruits and veggies and each morning or night when he presented the dinners we got to see how they were prepared.
The wedding... Breathtaking and unbelievable. Stephanie took care of everything and never missed a beat. The beach was beautiful, the flowers, the cake, the steal drummer, the signature drink, everything was magical.
I felt so sad the day we leaving because we had been treated so nice and lovingly. Ocho Rios and The Bennmaya staff gave us memories that we will never forget as a family and we cannot wait to go back!!!!!! Yeh Mon.
Amy and John and family-USA , Virginia
Thank you Amy & John for your beautifully detailed review of Villa Bennmaya and our Staff.
It was our pleasure to assist you with loving, lasting memories of your Wedding here in Jamaica. Can't wait to have you back next year. Huuumm maybe your Anniversary?
All the best and say hi to the kids for me.
Sun-trap Villa Over Looking the Ocean
As the villa was booked by the bride for her wedding guests I had no preconceived ideas, nor any input into the selection process - other than the bride knowing I only do FABULOUS! Villa Bennmaya absolutely met my demanding needs. Our bedrooms opened out onto the pool area. The bedrooms were spacious with comfortable double beds and pillows, high ceilings, overhead fan and free standing fan plus a mosquito net over the bed which wasn't really needed as the villa is located right on the edge of the ocean (no beach) where there were hardly any mosquitoes and a lovely cooling breeze. The communal area was beautifully decorated, the meals prepared on site by staff were delicious and what was on offer was over and above our simple food preference requests, the garden was green and well manicured, the pool cleaned every day and well stocked with inflatables, sun loungers were cushioned and comfortable and most importantly the staff, who worked on shifts so there was someone on site 24hours a day, were friendly and made us feel at home. I preferred to stay by the pool in the villa then venture out on excursions! Our house manager Stephanie was extremely knowlegable with regard to the local area and the island in general. Also the lounge was well stocked with excursion leaflets and strong wifi signal.
The only reason I've not given my stay a full 5 star rating is because I would of loved to have been able to walk from the villa to the beach and the road to the Villa was potholed and super bumpy - but these things are just location issues. The Villa its self was lovely and perfect in every way.
I didn't have any problems with the floor of the wet room but my roommate did slip on the wet floor, perhaps the floor tiles in the ensuite bathrooms could be painted with a clear coat of nonslip/ rough surface paint which you find in some swimming pools.
Thank you, for the super review. When planning your return visit to Jamaica, please plan on staying here with us at Villa Bennmaya. It was a pleasure having such a fun, lively and carefree group.
Thank you for the comment for the bathroom floor tiles. Great suggestion, and I'm on it.
All the best,
Trip to Villa Bennmaya
We spent our spring break at Villa Bennmaya along with another couple and their two daughters. The property has enough space for (4) adults and (4) teenagers to sleep comfortably. Each room has (2) full size beds, walk in closets and spacious showers setup with beach towels and straw hats to protect you from the sunny days during your stay. When the weather does not allow you to be by the pool, you can relax in the living room and dining room with space for 8 people.
Our driver for the week helped us coordinate additional excursions, took us shopping and site seeing on the island. We spend time on local beaches and had the opportunity to ride Jet Skis. Some took advantage of the opportunity to arrange massages.
The Bennmaya staff prepared breakfast and dinner during our stay. Most mornings we had eggs that were tastefully prepared. The staff prepared salt fish with local spices. We also had fried chicken with jerk dipping sauce, fish, ox tail stew and goat.
The staff also guided us on our first walk to the beach very close to the villa and pointed out some of local trees that grow ackee.
We went tubing down the Dunns River, climbed the falls and went horseback riding. We also went on a private glass bottom boat where we had the chance to snorkel.
The staff helped us to coordinate dinner at the Ruins restaurant which has a falls running through the center of the eatery.
If you want a true vacation filled with culture, friendly people and activities, Villa Bennmaya is the destination.
The most perfect place to relax
Vacations are meant to be relaxing escapes, during which time ticks away slowly and the real world seems a blessedly great distance away. Tucked away in a quiet neighborhood, fronting the Caribbean sea, Villa BennMaya offers all the amenities of a resort, with all the solitude of a private island.
This is not Sandals. This is a secluded, private villa where one can wend away the hours soaking sun on the pool deck, interrupted only by sumptuous local meals prepared by the villa staff. (Or, perhaps, an intensive in-room massage from a local practitioner.)
Yet only a few kilometers away are the beaches, attractions and shopping enjoyed by thousands of resorts and cruise ship visitors around the busy port of Ocho Rios. BennMaya offers the best of both worlds -- the Jamaica of Ian Fleming and Noel Coward (whose estates are nearby) and that of Carnival and Norwegian Cruises.
Stephanie, who runs Bennmaya, is a bigger-than-life personality whose zest for life is only surpassed by the intense flavor of her cuisine. Her strong local connections mean nothing is out of the question for BennMaya guests; if you have an idea, Stephanie has a way to make it happen.
I've been visiting BennMaya for many years. It's my favorite hideaway, and if you visit, I'm confident it will become yours as well.
Attractions near by:
Dunn's river falls climb Ocho Rios infamous 125 feet of cascading water falls, Mystic mountain zip line over the canape of rain forest or try your hand at bobsledding, Dolphins cove, swim with the dolphins, and White river rafting on a raft made from bamboo.