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“Little guest house in Paradise”
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Moon San Villa
Ranked #7 of 16 Hotels in Port Antonio
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“Little guest house in Paradise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

My girlfriend and I visited the Moon San Villa for 4 night in June 2013. We were a little apprehensive, as we'd had a few interesting experiences getting around the rough and ready roads in the area. We needn't have worried at all - it was fantastic! The building is easily accessible from the main road, and ideally located about 2 mins from the lagoon itself. We had the run of the house during the off-season window and enjoyed an exceptional view of the Blue Lagoon from our bedroom window. Greg, Marley and Miss Donna were excellent, hospitable hosts and we enjoyed trips out to San San beach, exploring the coral reef and swimming in the world famous lagoon (I didn't, but my girlfriend did). I cannot overstate the sheer magnificence of the location. During sunset, hummingbirds came to sip water and greet us on the balcony - and best of all is the lack of touristy rubbish that seems to blight areas like Negril and Montego Bay.

If you're looking for a lovely spot to rest your head, where the locals keep to themselves and you're interested in seeing the real Jamaica. This is your place. Big ups to the Moon San posse.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2013

We stayed at Moon San for 8 nights and loved every minute of it. You feel like you are staying in someone's home but at the same time you enjoy complete privacy. The art work is divine and the views of the lagoon and sea are out of this world. We loved Donna's delicious breakfasts every morning and local dishes at night. Marley was there to guide us to the local beaches on the villa's own boat and even took us to a local cultural show one evening. We also had a blue mountain bike tour thrown in to the stay and that was another memorable day. Greg the owner made us feel very welcome and had loads of good advice on what to do.

The room and stay was extremely comfortable for myself, my husband and four year old son.

If you want the opposite of an all inclusive resort holiday, then stay here.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Portmore, Saint Catherine, Jamaica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2013

basically no other resort will give you the package this villa gives their guests. the room comes with complimentary breakfast. the blue lagoon is just a minute walk away. you can see the sunrise and sunset as you wake or go to sleep. the balcony view is amazing

also complimentary are the boat rides around the blue lagoon, san san beach, monkey island and bike tours to the blue mountain. ask donna or marley for ANYTHING and they will set it up.

rafting on the rio grande river can be had and let me tell you it is a lifetime experience.

reserve restaurants in the afternoon for dinner or be left on your own.

Geejam is a wonderful place to eat, even though it is pricey, the ambiance was exquisite, the service was out of this world and do not even mention the delicious food.

we had a massage in our room and also taxi to and from the villa can all be worked out by the staff.

the master suite with the balcony and ac was divine. the art work around the villa is amazing and exquisite. I have got to say it was a vacation

Room Tip: the balcony master bedroom suite with ac is the best! the paintings will blow your mind and the scen...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Frankfort, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2013

Our family of four stayed at Moon San Villa in February, 2012, and we had the vacation of a lifetime. Greg, Penny, Rachel, and Marcus made the stay incredible. Port Antonio has so much untouched beauty. Moon San is nestled between the Caribbean Sea and the Blue Lagoon. It is not a common tourist destination so Rachel and Marcus were invaluable. They know their way around the area and proved to be excellent tour guides. The helped us plan our adventures and discover beauty beyond measure. They made the local Jamaicans accessible to us since they both know so many people in the area. Greg & Marcus took us out snorkeling our first day. Rachel took us for the best jerk chicken on the island, to secret waterfalls, and on back roads through the mountains. Marcus helped us navigate our way through town and the market. Penny always made sure we had everything we needed that day for our adventure. We forgot to bring beach towels and suntan lotion, and they made sure we were covered. Greg also owns the Blue Mountain Bike Tours and includes the day trip as a complementary part of the stay. It was a highlight of the trip. Neither words nor photos do justice to the raw beauty we experienced. If you are looking for a resort on the ocean that could be anywhere - just sand, beach, ocean, and beach chairs, this is not the place for you. But if you want to experience Jamaica and what makes it unique, you couldn't find a better place to do it. The villa is clean, spacious, and the hosts are incredibly hospitable and knowledgeable. Sitting out on the front deck, overlooking the Sea and drinking fresh Blue Mountain coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening, was itself a highlight of the trip.

Tip #1: Jamaica is a cash culture. Do not expect to use credit cards very often.

Tip #2: I suggest that you plan your meals in advance since there are not many restaurants readily available in the area. Donna and Iceland are excellent cooks. Donna will cook dinner for you as often as you would like, but she goes home at 5pm so it requires some advance planning. The grilled lobster dinner she made us was incredible!

Tip #3: Driving in Jamaica was difficult but worthwhile. We would not have been able to experience nearly as much as we did if we had not had a car with us.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2013

I had no idea what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised. Large and lovely home with friendly staff, that went above and beyond to make sure our stay was perfect. Marley knew the area and all it's secret treasures, a true expert on the history, flora and fauna, and a perfect guide. Three block walk out the back door to the lagoon paradise. A short walk to picturesque San San Beach. Frenchman's cove with it's mountain fed lazy river floated into the ocean bay. Beautiful white powder beaches.

Room Tip: Request the room with a balcony
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2013

our stay at moon sun villa was planned for 2 nights. but the service was very kind, the spot was perfect to explore the bays of port antonio so we extended to 7 weeks. the breakfast with the hummingbirds was very delicious! to get around you need to rent a car. we felt very familiar and welcome.

Room Tip: the upper room is the best.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Corner Brook, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2013

My husband and I stayed here with another couple for ten nights just a week ago in late feb/early march and I must say it was the best experience I could have hoped for for our Jamaican vacation..I got a little nervous after seeing a few bad reviews here on this site beacause you never know what you are going to get until you see it with your own eyes but I have to say that the people here who gave this beautiful villa or its AMAZING staff an even remotely bad review are either spoiled brats who were looking for a ten thousand dollar a week five star all inclusive resort or are just downright contrary individuals. I cannot speak enough about this place..and TRUST me..I am a very picky individual as are those who travelled with me..we ARE used to the five star treatment...and that is exactly what we got!!! The staff..Marley..Miss Donna and Miss Angela took care of us like we were family..the villa is just steps above the most pristine and beautiful pool of water you will ever swim in in your entire life. (Get Marley to show you the back way!) The value that you get at Moon San is unbelievable. Miss Donna made us breakfast every morning..WHENEVER we chose to get up be it seven thirty or ten thirty..she packed our coolers..she booked our river rafting..she made our beds..she took care of us better than any all inclusive ever could..I left knowing that I would miss her and I really do..and my husband feels the same..and as for Marley..well he was at our beck and call..getting us taxis or renting us cars to go into town, all the time escorting us and showing us everything..the first night we got there we were two hours late and he greeted us with an ice cold red stripe and went to get us pizza..lol..what a fantastic guy!! We all became fast friends..whether its tours..restaurant reservations, special requests or anything these guys will take care of your every desire!!..and this just skims the surface of our experience at Moon San..we celebrated our second anniversary there and miss donna made us a beautiful meal and marley arranged to have a homemade cake and champagne and flowers delivered to myself and my husband..and a couple days later on my birthday miss donna baked me a key lime pie that was so delicious!!. (p.s..her french toast in the morning is awesome!!)..all small things that added up to a once in a lifetime vacation for us all. I will definately be back very soon..thank you all so much for everything.. you made our vacation one to remember forever!! xoxo to you all!!

Room Tip: Definately take the upstairs master..we saw all the rooms and this one was BY FAR the best although...
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Moon San Villa
Address: Blue Lagoon Rd, Port Antonio, Jamaica
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Region: Caribbean > Jamaica > Portland Parish > Port Antonio
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #7 of 16 Hotels in Port Antonio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Moon San Villa 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Moon San Villa has all of the charm of an older Jamaican villa that overlooks the Caribbean Sea and is 300 feet from the Blue Lagoon. This villa offers daily COMPLIMENTARY BREAKFAST FOR 2, FREE USE OF BOAT WITH CAPTAIN for snorkeling and sightseeing to San San Beach, Monkey Island and Blue Lagoon. (If you stay 3 days or longer), you also receive COMPLIMENTARY PASSES TO THE BLUE MOUNTAIN BICYCLE TOUR, #1 tour in Portland. Moon San Villa can be rented per bedroom or take all 6 bedrooms. Moon San Villa offers the perfect blend of peace and tranquility, while enjoying the magnificent natural beauty of the Port Antonio area. Many of the special services offered are private photography tours, in-room massage, beach and mountain horseback riding and private waterfall tours. Upstairs Master Bedroom:$210.00 per night(min. 3 nights stay) Master Bedroom:$190.00 per night(min. 3 nights stay) Bedroom #1:$175.00 per night Bedroom #2:$175.00 per night Bedroom #4:$145.00 per night(min. 3 nights stay) Moon San Stydio: $110.00 per night(min. 3 nights stay) There is a $30.00 charge per night, per room for a third person in a room over the age of 5. Rooms have either a ceiling fan or A/C. (See room descriptions) There is COMPLIMENTARY WI-FI in the whole villa. Buy your groceries or have our staff buy your groceries for you and they will COMPLIMENTARY COOK YOUR LUNCH OR DINNER.Each room has cable-TV and coffee makers with Blue Mountain Coffee. Staff includes manager/housekeeper/cook/boat with captain/tour guide/full-time security. Just 300 ft. from the villa is the entrance to the Blue Lagoon. The lagoon is both fresh and salt water, and water temperatures are warm and cold, which makes swimming a whole new experience. Entrance to the Blue Lagoon is included • On some days you might be the only couple. Three other white sand beaches nearby • Must do's while at Moon San: Blue Lagoon, San San Beach, Frenchman's Cove, Blue Mountain Bicycle Tours, Reach Falls, Rafting on the Rio Grande. Our staff can schedule all of your excursions. ... more   less 
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