Exploring new destinations is a part of every vacation experience, but truly immersing yourself in the beauty of an island’s people, surroundings and culture can only be found with a certain kind of escape. Elite Traveler magazine recently took a liking to an especially authentic vacation experience known as Your Jamaican Villas - a collection of the private homes of Sandals Resorts Chairman, and native Jamaican, Gordon “Butch” Stewart that have served as personal family getaways for the Stewart family over the years and are now open for guests to experience a special look at Jamaica that few tourists get to see.
Affording true privacy, comfort, renowned island hospitality, local delicacies and astounding settings, Your Jamaican Villas is the epitome of Caribbean living.Dedicated to those with a refined taste for travel and the private jet lifestyle, Elite Traveler knew this rare and unique experience would be just the winning recipe for its readers and highlighted the villas in a recent article entitled “Your Jamaican Villas Delivers the Ultimate Island Villa Vacation.” Travel Editor of Elite Traveler Tova Syrowicz shares “you’ll find yourself more in touch and in tune with the local rhythms and natural beauty of the island than you might have thought possible.”
With three distinct possibilities for private escapes: laidback Sundown Villa, tranquil Lime-Acre Villa and luxurious Rio Chico Estate, each residence in theYour Jamaican Villas collection comes equipped with everything you need for a home away from home vacation. From interacting with a private staff that will feel like the Jamaican family you never had including a personal chef that caters home cooked meals to be remembered, to lounging along your own private white sand beach and unwinding around a personally prepared campfire just in time for sunset, this will feel unlike any other island vacation.
To read what Elite Traveler is saying about these three Jamaican retreats, see the excerpt below or visit Your Jamaican Villas online to start planning your very own villa vacation.
“The common thread of standout service and tricked-out, laid-back homes ties the collection together, but each property does have a unique persona. On the south coast, five-bedroom Lime Acre is the epitome of a relaxed beach home (bonus: all its bathrooms have just been redone), while Sundown, tucked away yet smack in the middle of Discovery Bay’s action, just expanded its five-bedroom capacity to nine with the addition of a four-bedroom guest house.
Rio Chico, also in the north and just 15 minutes by car from the Ian Fleming jetport, is a grand estate set on 14 sprawling acres with two private beaches, two swimming pools, an oversized Jacuzzi, a natural water pool, fresh mountain streams from Dunn’s River Falls that cascade into the Caribbean, and many private corners to be discovered. Six bedrooms in the main house, plus a cozy two-bedroom cottage, make it ideal for unforgettable multigenerational or group getaways, which are trending across the globe in luxury travel.”