Villa 1 is the perfect place to unwind and relax. It's located on Chukka Farm, which is about an hour drive from Montego Bay International Airport but less than 20 minute from downtown Ocho Rios. Dunn's River Falls, Dolphin Cove, Rainforest Bobsleding at Mystic Mountain, and a slew of other excursions are located along the way to Ocho Rios. Horseback riding and ATV adventures originate at Chukka Farm.
The villa itself is situated along the shoreline, at least 150 meters off the main road, so it's very very quiet at night. The only thing you hear are crickets chirping, an occasional dog barking, and the water crashing up against the rocks. You can choose to go swimming in the small cove or in the pool, both adjacent to the villa.
The staff, Carlene and Janet, were wonderful! I felt like I was home among family they treated me so well--kinda like going to grandma's house in the country for the weekend or holiday. Carlene cooked amazing meals everyday!
If you want to get around, they'll provide a driver. I rented a car from Salem Car Rental, located about 5 minutes up the street. I caught a taxi and was there in no time.
Overall, I had an amazing time! I will definitely be going back!
The location and villa are perfect, close to ocho rios while away from the busy cruise ships. The garden is well kept, and the sea and cove are excellent for swimming.
The villa is a real "family villa" and could do with a bit less familyphoto's. it also could use some renovation.
The real issue are the dogs at night, they bark all night long, a good night rest is difficult to get, this certainly needs improvemenr
We just retuned from Jamaica. We stayed here at Villa 1, words cannot describe how PERFECT this spot was for our family of four. The food was the BEST!!!!! The view and amenities were perfect! We did several of the Chukka Adventure Tours, Blue Hole, Good Hope and Dunns River.
I could go on forever praising how much we enjoyed this spot. So I'll sum it by saying this: I've stayed at many of the all inclusive hotels on the island, and after staying at Villa 1, I will never visit another all inclusive hotel. We got so much more for our money staying here! You will NOT be disappointed!
Robert and family
Best vacation ever. Very authentic Jamaican experience. The villa and property were beautiful. If you are looking for a vacation where you lay on the beach all day, this is not it. Here you will discover another sort of Jamaica. Crystal clear coves, perfect for snorkeling and swimming. The continuous sound of the sea crashing against coral cliffs as you relax under the shade of the trees. Authentic Jamaican cuisine prepared each day by the fabulous Carlene.
This is a place away from the droves of tourists, so quiet, so idealic. I would recommend renting a car during your stay, you will want to go out and explore.
This place is a small part of paradise! For a 5 and 3 year old the pool, cove and snorkelling are just perfect and the views from the villa are stunning. Carlene is the most amazing housekeeper and even the fussy kids loved her food which was delicious! The villa was spacious and very clean. One evening we went out and carlene was able to arrange babysitting. Errol was a wonderful driver. We had a few minor complaints. The dogs woke us barking at 5.30am several mornings and Netflix was a bit temperamental. Unfortunately thought there Was one problem that did spoil the trip a bit - the villa by the pool was being renovated and the drilling and banging were so loud a few days that it really spoiled the time by the pool and at the villa those days. That aside, we would highly recommend this place, especially with young kids.
Chukka Cove Villa 1 is a lovely ocean side villa located in a quiet spot outside St Ann's. It's a beautiful area and the villa itself has great indoor and outdoor spaces. Carlene cooks and looks after the place and she is lovely. Great cook and a kind soul that is super easy to get on with. She cooked a lot of knockout dishes, but the dishes with ackee and breadfruit fresh from the tree beside the house were a highlight. The owners were totally professional and easy to deal with. The villa is well maintained. The day we left they were starting some renovations, so I imagine it is now even nicer than when we were there, and we had zero complaints. The cove down the lane is great for swimming and snorkeling. There was a supermarket a 15 minute walk away and the area around was quiet and completely hassle free. Great for a relaxed Jamaican get away.
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