Villa Vinisha, named after an Indian goddess, is a dazzling home nestled on one of the most striking parts of the northern Jamaican coastline, offering immaculately executed accommodation, brimming with Caribbean ease and designer finesse.
Blending both colonial plantation architectural style, and local vernacular Jamaican home layout, with flawless attention to detail and quality level, guests will have chanced upon something rather unique. With a building-length elegant veranda prettily punctuated with white pillars and jalousie shutters, typical of the region, the living spaces are set across an array of airy octagonal cone-roofed pavilions, with high cedar ceilings. Designed originally to keep kitchen smoke separate from living spaces, this luxury take on the original style is nothing short of charming.
This is a vibrant home, finessed with a chic and timeless feel, like stepping into the pages of a glossy interiors magazine, with a preppy, white-washed and classic feel, and a creamy palette of ivories. The indoor-outdoor interplay lends itself to casual and relaxed living, al fresco dining and majestic sea views at every turn. With the sounds of the sea and swaying palms, with indulgent hammocks and elegant bistro sets, guests will be able to wander outdoors and imbibe the very special location of this unique home.
The interiors are crisp and fresh, offering beautifully serene spaces, with hallmark wicker furnishings and marina blue and white, willow-pattern style fabrics with Ralph Lauren wallpaper.
Eight guests can be accommodated across four bedrooms at Villa Vinisha, which offers such a sleek retreat from the buzzing life of Montego Bay, with cool marble floors and waterfront airiness. The verandah is the connecting area between bedrooms, living spaces and the outdoors, and also where cool drinks and evening hors d`oeuvres are served under the palm trees (the butler's special treat is dinner on the beach!)
Montego Bay glitters at night across the water, whilst at every turn guests can absorb the changing colours of the Caribbean Sea. A discreet staff presence will surreptitiously present gorgeous trays of morning coffee at guests’ doors and ensure every detail is covered.
Villa Vinisha is a magical home, offering pristine accommodation, artfully arranged and thoughtfully presented, a true home-from-home, with a gracious luxury interwoven to its design, whilst the setting is simply peerless, with sea views from the beds and the night time sight of fishermen on the shores!
Villa Vinisha is nestled in a water-side enclave, just eight miles west of Montego Bay, on Jamaica’s north coast. The north of this lush Caribbean island is known for its glitzy developments, crystalline waters and coral reef rich coast, whilst away from the tourist hotspots, there lies a fascinating, colourful culture with music built into its rhythms (birthplace of reggae) and craggy remote mountains through to tropical waterfalls and banana groves.
Montego Bay is an energetic hub of buzzing nightlife, downtown market life, duty-free shopping and parties galore; ‘Mo’ Bay’ (as it is known locally) is Jamaica’s second largest town after Kingston (Bob Marley’s birthplace). When it comes to beaches, there is everything from the celebrity-dotted Doctor’s Cave Beach, which has a 100-year-old bathing club, through to less showy Cornwall Beach, known for its tasty fried fish.
Locally known “Hip Strip,” (Gloucester Avenue), runs parallel to the oceanfront and it offers a colourful and vivid three-kilometre stretch of bars, boutiques, street vendors and restaurants. In contrast, Downtown is worth a visit, from the cobblestone Sam Sharpe Square, to patty shops, artisans and music vendors through to historical sites like the Gully Market, or local eateries offering an eclectic creole blend of African spices, jerk and plantain, or a shot of rum depending on the mood!
Holden's Reef (100m off-shore) is part of the barrier reef complex that covers much of Jamaica's north coast. Taking a kayak out to the live reef will offer a tropical treat of colourful fish and coral, with snorkelling in shallow water or deeper waters for scuba diving.
The north coast of Jamaica consists of the diverse parishes of St Mary, St Ann and Trelawny. The gateway to spectacular scenery once visitors venture a little from the resort complexes; sweeping cane and coconut plantations, rolling farmlands, mangrove swamps and craggy terrain ideal for hiking, or for a journey to a reggae Mecca, to Bob Marley’s birthplace where local Rasta guides will proudly offer tours.
Whether it be deserted coastline or hikes inland to hidden waterfalls, magical coral reef journeys, or bubbling local culture intermixed with shiny tourist hubs, live music or water sports, the north coast of Jamaica has it all.
At Excellence Luxury Villas we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the
concierge request form or contact Excellence Luxury Villas Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:
- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting/childcare services
Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact Excellence Luxury Villas Concierge Team.
Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!