My girlfriend & I stayed here for 10 days on vacation and were more than pleased with this studio! If you're not the all-inclusive hotel type and looking for a nice apartment in secure complex which is good value, this is the place to stay! Great hosts who were very helpful and welcoming.
Petronia picked us up from the airport (even accommodating the delayed flight), she was very friendly and pointed out places to go as we drove the 20 min journey to the apartment. When we arrived the fridge was stocked up with water, soft drinks and beer which we thought was lovely as it was late and there aren't any shops nearby. Everything was shown to us and to our surprise we were given a mobile phone to use during our stay (such a lovely touch) and there was a phone book of useful contacts such as tour companies, taxis & restaurants. Tea & coffee was also provided so we had that sorted for the morning!
The apartment was everything you see in the photos but actually nicer than we expected, very clean and comfortable. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need for basic cooking and even a coffee machine! There were complimentary toiletries in the bathroom (way better than any kind you get in hotels!) and plenty of nice towels as well as lots of extra ones in the cupboard. AC worked perfectly and there was a good fan on a stand which we used most of the time.
There is a lovely pool area at the back you can use which is surrounded by beautiful gardens with sun loungers, tables and chairs. It was never that busy when we were there so you really could relax.
In terms of location it perhaps wouldn't suit everyone as you are 15 min taxi ride to get to the hip strip where the clubs, bars and Doctor's cave beach are but we didn't find that a problem. There is a free shuttle bus which you can get from outside the hotel across road which goes to the hip strip so you don't need always get a taxi. There is a beach nearby this apartment but unfortunately it was closed for maintenance during our stay so can't say what that is like. Next door to the apartment is a Yacht Club which has a nice bar and restaurant over looking the harbour - we ate here a couple of times and it was particularly handy when we arrived as it was so late (quite pricey though for what it is but they do 2 for 1 lobster Wednesdays)! One place you have to try if you stay here is the Houseboat Grill 5 mins away, it serves the most delicious food in romantic setting on a floating restaurant! We did see that a Hard Rock Cafe was opening soon across the road so that would be a perk for future visitors! There's a big supermarket 5 min taxi ride away where you can stock up on supplies.
Tip for a beach day and excursions - try the free public beach before you get to Doctor's cave, it may not be quite as nice as Doctor's cave (which is nice but touristy and ££) but lovely enough and quiet!...also try one of the day trips across the island like the one we did at Ocho Rios as it was definitely one of our highlights!
Staying here was perfect for us as it enabled us to explore the area well and find great new places to eat every night! We will definitely be staying there again when we go back to Montego Bay!
“The apartment perfectly matched it's description. The neighborhood was very quiet and safe, we really felt right at home. The pool on site was clean. The beach a the Seawind club was perfect and we had free access as a guest of Petronia. Petronia picked us up at the airport and personally checked us in. She provided us with a local phone in tow, which came in very handy during our stay, we were able use to it to call back home as well. She called us a couple times to check in on us which was also great. We had free Wifi in the unit. The studio was clean and so comfy and not too far from everything Montego Bay had to offer. We stayed for five days April 11 to April 16