I went to Jamaica with my two year old son and mother -in law to celebrate my wife's birthday. I did not want to pay for a room per person with the all inclusive resorts. The house provided me with all the USA comforts of home. It was a nice scenic ride from the airport, which I used a private cab instead of the shuttle bus. I did notice a shuttle bus inside the gated community which is about 15 minutes before Ocho Rios. I'm writing this review because my family was very pleased with this home and I will be referring anyone I know traveling to Jamaica to stay here. I must say be prepared to eat out or cook. I did not want any american style Jamaican food... I ate the true authentic real Jamaican food. I did go to the market and shopped lightly, although I did not use the stove only the fridge and microwave. The air conditioning worked great in all the rooms and the water was nice and hot. Last, I brought back all clean clothes because Lisa the housekeeper came by twice to clean the house and wash all our clothes
Pimento Oasis provided my family with a clean and chic decor in a quiet gated community. The overall feel of the home was great and it served as an excellent base to explore Jamaica. All the amenities were conveniently located. There were flat screens TV in each room and the living room. There were plenty of room to spread out our luggage and put away our clothing. We ate at local restaurants in Ocho Rios which was a 15 minute taxi ride. I was very please with the home and the service we received from staff and people in the community. This definitely a home away from home.
We were greeted by Lisa upon arrival. She was very nice throughout our stay. The 3 bedroom/2 bath home is nicely equipped with everything you need. There were even nice books to read and games to play. It's best if you have a car or plan to pay for expensive taxi to go to Market or drive to Ocho Rios which is 15 minutes away. Our first few nights we took cold showers. Once the owner was notified, it was corrected a day later. Also the master bedroom mattress is extremely firm and was uncomfortable. The cable channels are limited and goes off at a moments notice along with wifi. The neighborhood is very safe and nice. The neighbor gave us some fruit he grows in his back yard. So sweet of him. This place is worth going back again. Thanks!
If you're not looking for an all inclusive hotel, this is the right place for you; this place makes you feel like it's your own home. If you arrive from Montego Bay, I suggest you hire either a driver or rent a car because the only closest attraction within walking distance is Chukka adventures. But if you call a taxi, you can get to the main attractions with 5-10 minute taxi ride; it is so easy to hail a taxi once you're right in front of the community. The private beach is right down the street, and if you're willing to get some exercise in you, it is worth the walk! If you want something closer to home, there's an infinity pool right in the entrance to the community. There's also wifi and a billiards table there too if you don't just want to swim.
If you plan on making your own itinerary and trips, this is the best place for you- a home a way from home.
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