We (a family of four) spent three weeks touring Jamaica and stayed in seven different places.
Riviera Villa, along with Lime Tree Farm (in the Blue Mountains), were our clear favourites by far.
Riviera Villa is decorated in authentic Jamaican style: homely and inviting, with lots of space in which to relax and unwind. The staff - Marcia and Valrie - made us feel very welcome and the meals prepared by Valrie were first class. The villa is meticulously clean and the swimming pool is maintained to a very high standard.
Before travelling to Jamaica the owner, Leroy, provided us with lots of helpful information and sorted out the menus with us. Leroy had even arranged a birthday cake for our daughter and made a booking and secured a discount for us at the local (and excellent) Bamboo Blu restaurant.
The villa is in extensive grounds and is a five minute walk away from a private beach (there's a pass for access) and the excellent Bamboo Blu restaurant. All the attractions of Ocho Rios are within a five or ten minute drive: Mystic Mountain, Blue Hole, Dolphin Cove, etc.
Forget the all-inclusives. Riviera Villa is Jamaica at its best. Reasonably priced and an excellent place to stay.
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