We decided on Port Antonio for our holiday and it was perfect for all of us (2 adults and 6 kids ranging from 13 to 23 years old), and Spicy Villa was a treat that far exceeded our expectations. Not only is it close to so many astoundingly beautiful local sites that provide fun and adventure, but also we had ample choices of beautiful beaches for relaxation by the sea. We are not the travelers wanting to mill with other tourists at the massive chain resorts, and so Spicy Villa and Port Antonio were the perfect place for us, because we were able to get a taste for Jamaican culture, and visit quieter but wildly exotic and beautiful natural places, away from the throngs just off the cruise ships. We could swim for hundreds of yards into the clear sea, and climb on rocks and caves near the shores, swing on tree swings, surf, snorkel, climb waterfalls and plunge into the crystal waters, and then eat delicious jerk in our swimsuits by the water, washed down with rum punch,.
But the very very best thing about Spicy Villa, aside from the luxurious and impeccably maintained house and grounds, was the dynamic trio of Denny, Karen and Keith. They are so kind and fun and funny and tirelessly patient with our every request, from early in the mornings to late night snacks for the always hungry teenage boys. We asked them so many questions and learned so much about Jamaica. Denny is an extraordinarily gifted chef, and he catered to our every need and request and also delighted us by adding for us to taste, delicious Jamaican classic dishes like ackee and salt fish, callalou, breadfruit, fried plantains, banana fritters -which every one of the kids gobbled. We loved eating the ripe fruits grown on the property. Denny also helped us orient in town, finding us a doctor for an ear problem that surfaced, and he negotiated prices and deals for us as needed. All three helped us to navigate how best to optimize our time at each place we visited on our day trips to beaches and waterfalls, and their advice was spot on each time.
Honestly, this is the best vacation we ever have had and we all felt such sadness saying goodbye to Denny, Keith and Karen, because we were an extended family for a week together and knowing them is a true gift to all eight of us!
This villa was everything right with a vacation. We got there late on our first day. Denny, Keith, and Karen were there to greet us and show us around the property. There were 8 adults and 3 kids. We came in with a lot of energy and they were so accommodating to us.
The villa is located across the street from Frenchmen's Cove. It is the 1st villa on the left on Mile Gully Road. The grounds are beautiful. The food was great. We brought staples down in a barrel, but we did some shopping with Denny and he tried to make sure we got the best deal. Keith and Karen were great. It was like spending time with family. Richard responds quickly to email and answered all our questions before the vacation.
I don't know if I could put into words how great our time was, but I would stay here again and I would recommend it to anyone. The service was impeccable.
A genuine 5 star loaction and accommodation.
It was so comfortable,clean and spacious with fabulous grounds,a lovely swimming pool and cool games room.
Only a short walk to Frenchman's Cove-another absolute delight on the doorstep !!
But what really made it for us was the care and attention offered by Denny(great chef), Karen and Keith : always smiling and so genuine--real stars !!
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My friends and I stayed at Spicy Hill Villa and it was one of the best experiences of our life. The Villa is absolutely gorgeous. The rooms are great. The Villa also has a game room with a pool table and ping pong table. We thoroughly enjoyed that. We also enjoyed our nightly domino tournaments. The Highlight of our trip however, was the service of the staff. The chef Denny whipped up the best food BUT most importantly two of my friends were vegan and he made them the best vegan food they have ever had. Keith gave us wonderful service we felt like real VIPS and Karen took care us, by making the villa always clean and comfortable. We were saddened to return to our measly lives after this trip. But we will be back. Looking for a great time? Spicy Hill Villa is the real deal. It is also across the street from Frenman's Cove Beach, one of the best beaches in Jamaica
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