Just west of Ocho Rios, a small lane leads to a brilliant new oceanfront villa. An electronic gate opens to reveal the large and splendid private home named Malatai. Stately lions, koi and lily ponds grace the covered entrance. On textures of gleaming Jotoba wood, Italian tile, Jerusalem stone, marble and granite, interior spaces open to the piece de resistance: a 3,300-square-foot sugary white sand beach.
Directly on the turquoise waters of Old Fort Bay in St. Ann‘s Parish, Malatai is one of the newest and largest villas in this collection. The free-form pool includes a shallow children's section, separated from the deeper pool by an underwater partition. The overall property consists of the spacious main villa, separate air-conditioned fitness cottage, hot tub, large lawn with shaded sitting areas, and teak party deck with barbeque for outdoor entertaining by the sea. Beyond the lawn is the lovely white beach and excellent swimming water. Four single and four double kayaks and are complimentary. Life vests are also provided for both adults and children.
A long fence privatizes the pool and lawn. The fence is designed to be rolled open each morning to reveal a gorgeous all-day panorama of the beach and blue sea just steps across the soft grassy lawn. Day and night, the sounds of the sea echo the romance of this idyllic location.
From the state-of-the-art tile, stainless steel and granite kitchen, home-cooked meals are served in the inside dining room or on the al fresco verandah. Two Swiss-made coffee machines provide all-day on-demand rich fresh-ground Blue Mountain coffee. Signature drinks and hors d'oeuvres are offered each evening around the verandah bar. As a special treat, the butler will hire a mento band and plan a torchlight beach party with jerk chicken and pork, tenderloin, kabobs, or fresh fish or lobster served sizzling from the outdoor grill.
On request, the butler can arrange for jet skis, water skis, parasailing, windsurfing and a sunset cruise boat to be delivered to the Malatai beach. The staff can also arrange yoga instruction and spa treatments at the villa. While privately located, Malatai is only minutes from Dolphin Cove, famous Dunn‘s River Falls and lively Ocho Rios with its wide selection of duty-free shopping, excursions and music.
Maximum occupancy is 10 adults and 4 children under the age of 12. An extra guest fee of $50 per person per night applies to all guests in excess of 12.
On another wonderful waterfront property immediately east of Malatai is Villa Lido on the Beach. Combining these neighboring villas provides 11 bedrooms, 2 pools, 10 staff, an air-conditioned gym, privatetennis court and 100 yards of gorgeous Caribbean beach. This combination is excellent for families and reunions.
Bedroom 1: Four poster king size bed, 32 inch flat screen television, en suite marble bathroom with double basin granite vanities, whirlpool bathtubs and seperate glass door walk in showers with multiple water jets. Both bedroom and bathroom open to a furnished balcony overlooking the pool, beach and ocean.
Bedroom 2: Four poster king size bed, 32 inch flat screen television, en suite marble bathroom with double basin granite vanities, whirlpool bathtubs and seperate glass door walk in showers with multiple water jets. Both bedroom and bathroom open to a furnished balcony overlooking the pool, beach and ocean.
Childrens Room: 3 bunk beds (sleeping a total of 6 children), en suite bathroomwith tub shower combination. Opens to a blacony but if parents wish then doors can remain locked.
Petal: 2 queen size beds, en suite bathroom with tub/shower combination, 32" flat screen television, private ocean view porch, telephone with room to room intercom, quiet air conditioning, safe, terry cloth bathrobes, furnished ocean view balcony/terrace.
Yellow: 2 queen size beds, en suite bathroom with tub/shower combination, 32" flat screen television, private ocean view porch, telephone with room to room intercom, quiet air conditioning, safe, terry cloth bathrobes, furnished ocean view balcony/terrace.
Green: 2 queen size beds, en suite bathroom with tub/shower combination, 32" flat screen television, private ocean view porch, telephone with room to room intercom, quiet air conditioning, safe, terry cloth bathrobes, furnished ocean view balcony/terrace.
Family Room: Air-conditioned computer room with complimentary high-speed Internet access, printer and fax machine, 36” flat-screen television, surround-sound system with speakers throughout lower level and pool area, DVD's and CD's, board games for adults and children.
Fitness Cottage (located in separate building just across the lawn): air-conditioned fitness room (treadmill, bench, 3 spinning exercise bikes, free weights) VCR, CD and exercise videos.
- Glamorous 9,500-sq-ft Premier villa directly on one of Jamaica's most b beautiful beaches.
- 6 bedrooms (5 for adults, 1 for children), 6-1/2 bathrooms plus poolside powder room.
- private pool with 26-inch-deep shallow wading area for youngsters, bubbling on request.
- private tennis court.
- private air-conditioned fitness room (treadmill, bench, 3 NXT spinning bikes, free weights, DVD's).
- complimentary sea kayaks, snorkeling gear for adults and children, life vests and boogie boards for children.
- poolside hot tub.
- whirpool bathtubs in two bathrooms.
- high-speed Internet and fax, computer and printer.
- family room with flat screen surround-sound 36” television, DVD, and CD players.
- child friendly.
- library of music and movies.
- Sirius satellite radio.
- 16-speaker indoor-outdoor sound system.
room-to-room intercom, portable land line phones, complimentary cell phone.
- generator, bedroom safes, electronic security.
- 3 minutes from Ocho Rios attractions, 5 minutes from duty-free shopping.
Ocho Rios is the spanish for 'eight rivers' - ironically enough this is a misnoma, as there arent actually 8 rivers in the area. It is most likely thought to be a corruption of the original spanish name 'Las Chorreras' which means 'the waterfalls' - given to the village because of the nearby Dunn's River Falls - a superb tourist attraction!
In the last 25 years Ocho Rios has developed from a rather small sleepy looking fishing village into one of Jamaica's main tourist attractions. Largely as a result of its history this Jamaican port town offers much to the vacationer - to those nature lovers and duty free shoppers as well as historians!
Ocho Rios has its own unique feel which draws in tourists from all over the world, many of whom return over and over again. It retains the feeling of a bygone era, and colonial times. For the nature lovers, Ocho Rios is ideal, known worldwide for its botanical gardens, waterfalls, and wildlife. High above Ocho Rios is the most magnificent garden, with several acres opf lawn that are terraced with a beautiful waterfall, tropical blooms, shrubs, indigenous and imported trees, and a simply stunning rose garden.
The Dunns River Falls also contribute largely to Ocho Rios fame throughout Jamaica. The powerful river cascading over large rock steps as it makes its way down to join the sea truly is a sight to behold, and for those adventure lovers the rocky stone steps that make up the falls are about 600 feet in length from top to bottom and allow for adventurous climbing - ideal for when a cool shower is needed on a hot day!
Ocho Rios has a real sense of tranquility, and wil pass this onto each and every vacationer who arrives - there are several celbrities and writers who have experienced this and who have owned properties and visited Ocho Rios over the years, including Ian Fleming (the writer of the James Bond series.)
There are many attractions in Ocho Rios, catering for every different type of tourist looking for their perfect holiday destinations. Thes include: Horseback Riding, Polo, Golf, Tennis, Shopping, Scuba Diving, Deep Sea Fishing, Swimming and Sun Bathing.
An overall varied, cultural, tranquil yet exciting holiday destination.
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A tranquil villa in Iznate, Nerja. Offering stunning sea views, a private pool and shaded areas you can enjoy a holiday in a peaceful location, where the Spanish live and tend their grapes, olives and almonds.