Dubbed the birthplace of the ultimate feel-good genre of songs, reggae music is famous for its upbeat rhythm since its emergence in Jamaica in the early 60s. The vibrant traces of its unique tempo live on even in contemporary music and modern lifestyles, inspiring similar songs from pop artists around the world.
Immerse yourself in the cheerful exuberance that Jamaica has to offer with 5 of these holiday rentals near your favourite views.
1. Coral cottage in Little Bay (from USD 120)
If you’re searching for an experience off the beaten path, head over to this Airbnb hidden gem in Little Bay for a glimpse into the lively personality of the Jamaican culture. Shared with other lodgers, the interior is furnished with feel-good colours all around - the lime-green walls are a cheeky touch to the otherwise warm hues of oaken browns and red hot chili reds. If you’re tired after the long trip up here, prop yourself up on the soft pillows and take a short snooze on the long couch. Choose from the four bedrooms available - aptly named the Orchid Room, the Ackee Room, the Garden View Room and the Hibiscus Room, each of the rooms exude their own tropical charms. You no longer need to worry about midnight toilet trips in the dark because every room has its own adjoined en-suite bathrooms. Grill up a feast at the traditional stone grill outdoors, and enjoy your simple meal overlooking the dense canopy with a classy table for two, or relax under the comfortable shade of the observation deck with a glass of martini in hand. Head over to the Reggae Bar in the backyard for a taste of tropical Jamaican drinks mixed by the friendly bartenders. Feel free to chat up the other guests at Coral Cottage who are also enjoying a drink here - who knows, you may find yourself a new friend from the other side of the world!
Love Shack - Coral Cottage JamaicaLittle Bay, Westmoreland Parish, JamaicaSuperhost
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Host:richie and the rest of the staff are absolutely wonderful and made us feel right at home
2. Eco-Retreat: private room in Hope Bay (from USD 101)
Disconnect from the real world by escaping into this holiday bed & breakfast built beside a gushing river and serene forestry. Run by a local Rasta family, you can be sure to feel at home with the hospitality of Laaji and his wife, Karen. Unpack your luggage after a long road trip up here and sink into the luxurious double beds lined with crisp white sheets. Let the soft glow of the midnight moon lull you into a deep sleep, as you dream of your adventures with Mother Nature tomorrow. Wake up to the sleepy chirps of morning birds right outside your window, and let the sunlight that’s streaming in invigorate you for the start of a new day. Indulge in a short morning read about the wildlife that surrounds you with the information books on the bookshelves. Whip up a quick meal before you head out exploring in the fully-functional kitchen with all the necessities that you need. Gather everyone by the sunny dining area, or chill out by the couches and turn on your favourite reggae jam on the radio. When the weather gets too unbearable, head out and take a dip in the freshwater river just 10 metres (32 feet) away from your house - the unfiltered mountain water is a refreshing change from chlorinated waters of swimming pools!
Eco-Retreat Right By The River!Hope Bay, Portland Parish, Jamaica
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Amenities & Room:the property is right next to great natural pools ans stunning naturewe really enjoyed swimming in the river and meeting some of the other folks staying/living in the area
Cleanliness:clean rooms comfy beds and great cookingit was very clean cozy and comfortableour room was clean and cozythe shared bathroom was also clean and well appointedour room was clean and we felt very welcome
Host:hosts are friendly and attentiveour host karen was welcoming and kindwonderful hosts amazing surroundingsthe host was incredibly kind accommodating and welcomingtulla is such a lovely host and its very spoiling to share her homeRead more reviews
Location:the location of the property is stunningthe location and scenery is stunning a paradise for nature loversa very beautiful remote location which we found very peaceful and relaxingsuch a beautiful location on the river peaceful and unique off the beaten tourist trackthe location is amazing we loved staying with tulla and laaji
3. Mr Barry's apartment on Fairy Hill, Portland (from USD 125)
Trek up the hill in the heart of Boston Bay, and you will find yourself face to face with a silhouette of paradise: a minimalist Airbnb apartment by Fairy Hill. Lounge outdoors on the many seats available for a panoramic view of the flourishing greenery around your new holiday rental home. Featuring a spacious interior furnished with homely decors, feel free to let the kids run wild! Take your pick - from pastel-toned rooms to bedsheets embellished with intricate floral patterns, the cosy interior will definitely have you falling asleep moments after your head touches the pillow!
Mr Barrys - Panoramic Ocean Views.Fairy Hill , Portland, Jamaica
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Location:worth it the view is what tourists want from jamaica and barry's house location does not fail
4. Sea views: quaint cottage on Treasure Beach
Perched atop a cliffside overlooking the grand expanse of clear seawaters, this Airbnb cabana is a tropical paradise for nature lovers. What better way to start the day than to welcome the sight of the slowly rising sun against your skin? Complete with cushy mattresses and lined sheets, you may find it hard to unwrap yourselves from the comforts of your bed. Head outdoors for a spectacular view of the rising sun against the backdrop of gushing ocean waters. Isolated from other establishments, you can find a peace of mind here with your loved ones. The view makes for a perfect sea side holiday.
SeaView Private AC Suite Kitchen Beach Pool CabanaTreasure Beach, JamaicaSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:you have all the necessary amenities (full kitchen shower with hot water fan and a/c etckitchen is separated and when you open the windows you can enjoy the sea view while cookingwe took full advantage of the pool though and loved the view from therea wonderful clean apartment on the water with a views of the sea from the bedi enjoyed the decor and the art in the room too
Cleanliness:the environment is clean and well keptit is beautiful and cleanour space was clean private and perfect for the two of usthe accoms are simple but clean and you can see the water while you lay in bedkitchen bathroom bedroom and cabana all very clean
Host:fred was an awesome hostfred is a great host and gives you great tipsfred is a great host and has lots of suggestions and info to add to your holidayour host bredda was helpful in every wayfred & bredda were very helpful as beforeRead more reviews
Location:the location was ideal the seclusion perfectthis is a super place close to treasure beacha return trip to a very beautiful remote location which we found very peaceful and relaxing againbeautiful quite private location on the oceanalthough in a fairly isolated location it was easy enough to find and we received a friendly welcome
Jazz up your next vacation here in Jamaica!
The most authentic experience you could have in any country is to actually interact with the locals here and understand their way of life. The friendly hosts of these Airbnb holiday rentals will not hesitate to make you feel welcome in a foreign land, so be sure to approach them if you have any questions, or if you’re simply looking for a good conversation partner.
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