Your Private Jamaica

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The Sundown Villa is the most requested at Your Jamaican Villas, steps from the beach in Discovery Bay.Pictured: The Sundown Villa is the most requested at Your Jamaican Villas, steps from the beach in Discovery Bay.

Here’s a way to experience Jamaica in an entirely customized way: Your Jamaican Villas. This collection of three luxury villas is Gordon “Butch” Stewart’s (of Sandals fame) vision to have travelers experience Jamaica the way he grew up knowing it. 

The three villas include Sundown Villa, Rio Chico Estate and Lime-Acre Villa. We hear that the Sundown Villa is the most requested of the bunch. This 5,500-square-foot villa sleeps 12. It has five bedrooms, a full kitchen, dining area and patios, and is steps from the beach in Discovery Bay. Hot touch: Earlier this year, Sundown Villa added a new four-bedroom guest house, which has made the villa a nine-bedroom compound. 

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The Rio Chico Estate sleeps 18-20 and is just outside Ocho Rios. It has six bedrooms in the main house, plus a private cottage with two additional bedrooms. Celeb sighting: We hear Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor have called this villa home. The Lime-Acre Villa sleeps an intimate 10 in South Coast, Jamaica. It has three bedrooms and a cottage with two more bedrooms.

The Sundown Villa sleeps 12, and now has a new guest house, making it a nine-bedroom compound.Pictured: The Sundown Villa sleeps 12, and now has a new guest house, making it a nine-bedroom compound.

But what sets Your Jamaican Villas apart are the services that it offers its VIP guests. Guests can look forward to roundtrip airport transfers, meals made by a private chef, butler service, a water sports captain, housekeepers, groundskeepers and 24-hour security. The staff is also on-hand to craft some over-the-top experiences for its most exclusive guests. Some of these experiences include a Jamaican Bobsled Adventure through the rainforest, zip-lining through the jungle, or a deep-sea fishing charter off the coast. 

Extra special: Though the villas don’t have their own spas, a private masseuse is available to come to the villa. Guests can also use the Red Lane Spa facilities at the Sandals Grande Riviera in Ocho Rios, which is 20 minutes away from the Rio Chico Estate. 

Getting there: Your Jamaican Villas recommends guests arrive at Montego Bay Airport. From there, the ride to Rio Chico is 90 minutes, to Sundown Villa it is 45 minutes, and to Lime-Acre Villa it is an hour. All villa guests are welcomed into the Sandals private lounge upon arrival.

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