I have visited both, spent the night at neither. Rasta/Sea Ranch is part of Horizon cottages in Bluefields. Private beach, small property, not a ton to walk to in the area if that matters, main highway is right outside the wall. Still, it's a high wall, and the property feels very private.
Ital Rest is in Great Bay, near Viking House and is not directly on the water but a short stroll to it. I like Treasure Beach area better than Bluefields area for its walkability to things to do. You can also rent a scooter and there isn't much traffic to contend with.
I did a trip report on my recent stay there...we chose a higher end place than Ital, and more central, but the TB vibe is the TB vibe...
A visit over to Ital Rest (Viking House, but they're both right there): travelsinjamaica.com/2008/12/jamaica-days-7-… - bear in mind a hurricane had just passed in my photos, the sea ir normally MUCH calmer.
I can comment on treasure beach !
Check out PON DI ROCK !!
Owned by a lovely couple.
great views of the sea
A beach that's almost private...You can rent a scooter to get around this very safe and quieter area. Great for scooters......
Get more info on FACEBOOK !!
Thanks so much, this really helps. I was kind of leaning toward TB. Now I'm wondering what is best between Vikings & Ital Rest? In the day trip we took to TB we actually went on Vikings property but they didn't seem to like our driver from Negril, why I don't know. Now I'm going to read your trip report :)
OMG your report is beautiful!! Now I have to watch the videos.
I will check this out. Thanks ! I think I am really leaning toward TB.
Drivers have certain areas that they are supposed to work by unwritten Law !
I have my personal drivers still take me to where I want to go---but they and I know they may get ugly stares or faces--because others feel they are stealing THEIR drivers money.
If you return again and have the local drivers information --then by all means use them...but don't fret using a certain driver on the route from the Airport to other areas.
It is what it is !!
Very interesting! That explains the ugly stares. We liked our driver & used him for 3 trips so now I know what it is. Thanks for that info.
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