Ocho Rios, Jamaica, is known for being a “bucket list haven.”

HOW TO ADD MORE COMFORTS TO YOUR VACATION

Planning a vacation to Jamaica here is something to keep in mind. Don’t reside to staying in one of those chain hotels, now dots the shoreline of Jamaica, with strings of widowed boxes on the beach.

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Jamaica’s Best Kept Secret — Booking a Resort Style Stay for a Fraction of the Price!

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NEW YEAR IN JAMAICA

CELEBRATE NEW YEAR IN JAMAICA

New Year is one of the biggest celebrated times of the year for locals and tourist alike in Jamaica. Everyone becomes a part of the celebrations and fun filled activities for many different reasons. Travelers all over the world visit Jamaica for a remarkable vacation experience.

New Year in Jamaica gives everyone a reason to smile, to forget the hustles and bustles of life and eagerly anticipate the year ahead.. Millions of people in Jamaica during New Year celebration head to the white sand beaches to relax and beautiful mountains with lovely nature trails. Full of amazing attractions, sparkling beaches, unique culture, fascinating history and historic monuments, little wonder why Jamaica is considered as the most beautiful in the Caribbean.

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Jamaica’s Best Kept Secret~Booking a Resort Style Stay for a Fraction of the Price!

A stay at Jamaica Ocean View Villa will change your mind about staying at an all-inclusive resort.  You will experience a side of Jamaica that you can’t see locked up inside of an acre with hundreds of other resort visitors.

To truly spend time,  connect with your friends and family, develop an intimacy, share stories and enjoy island life together, just  isn’t possible in such close quarters as a hotel room.

There’s a new ‘resort-style stay’ popping up in Jamaica. Private vacation villas are offering every conceivable amenity at your disposal. Including your own personal chef, butler, chauffeur, maid, and more in your own piece of paradise. This is where luxury and paradise come together for a perfect vacation. It’s luxury within reach!

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Thanksgiving In Your Jamaica Villa

Giving thanks for the many blessings that we enjoy is a practice that everyone including young and old should embrace. Regardless of your background or ethnicity, we all experience sad and joyful moments in our lives. For many of us, thanksgiving is not only giving thanks for the many blessings we receive but also a perfect time to spend quality time with family and friends at home, do some shopping, cooking and serving.

If you are planning on visiting the beautiful island of Jamaica over this holiday, there are lots of incredible Jamaica villas offering great services and activities well planned for guests. Are you ready for something completely different? There are lots of ways to experience massive fun during thanksgiving in Jamaica.

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One of the best ways to celebrate thanksgiving week with friends and family with a touch of island flavor is by renting a fully-staffed Jamaican villa. Renting a villa in Jamaica is a unique way to spend thanksgiving in luxury. Some of these luxury villas are conveniently located to offer great views of the ocean and features several amazing facilities such as swimming pool, bar, Recreation room, garden, playground and so much more. Some of these properties also comes with a full staff made up of maid, cook, butler and laundress. It offers you the benefits of privacy and convenience in your vacation home.

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Why Airline Tickets Prices are so High

Here is why our airline tickets prices is so  DAM high. Reduce seating and increase price. The classic Demand and Supply strategy.

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Please contact us with any questions about the accommodation in Jamaica, or to book your trip. We encourage you to get in touch with us soon, before all of the weeks have been claimed.

We hope to see you this autumn in paradise!

Jamaica Top Destination Awards 2014

Are you looking for a vacation full of adventure and activities? How about great food, beautiful sunsets and calm ocean water to explore? If you’ve never considered Jamaica as a prime destination for sun and relaxation before, it’s time to take a closer look at the island. Last year was a banner year for the country, garnering several Destination Award wins, as well as high praises for their top rated hotels, finding themselves at number three, ten, eleven, and eighteen on the Trip Advisor Top 25 Hotels in the Caribbean list as well as fifth on Travel and Leisure’s World’s Best Hotels Awards.

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Best Beaches in Jamaica

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The Perfect Beach Destination Wedding Location: Jamaica

You’ve seen the pictures. Jamaica is beautiful no matter what the time of year is. If you’re looking for a coastal destination, Ocho Rios should be on the list of places to check out. Imagine tying the knot with your best friend next the rolling waves of the Caribbean Sea surrounded by your family and closest friends. A private Jamaican villa rental can be the perfect low-key venue for your small destination wedding. Not convinced? Here are three more reasons to add Ocho Rios to your itinerary.

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Weekly recommendations for Ochos Rios excursion and activities

Explore Jamaica: Ochi’s Best Places for Every Traveler

A continuation of activities and excursions near Ochos Rios that are perfect for every guest in your group. Ocean View Jamaica Villa is in the perfect location to visit all of these places—located in the heart of the northern coast. Currently the Ocho Rios villa is offering a special with inclusive transportation for lodgers to ensure that they have the most colorful and exciting vacation possible.

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Jamaica Ocean View Villa “Did You Know” Newsletter: December 6th, 2014

  • Thank you for being a loyal reader of the “Did You Know” Jamaica Ocean View Villa Newsletter

In this edition, you will find:

Jamaican Vacations off the Beaten Path: The Blue Hole

  • Bob Marley’s Birthday Celebration: February 2015
  • More Unique Ochi Jamaican Vacation Activities

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Jamaica villa offers Thanksgiving, BlackFriday & Cyber Monday Deals

Jamaica Ocean View  Villa offers amazing deals for the upcoming festivities seasons, Thanksgiving, Cyber Monday and Black Friday. Guests making bookings for Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday will  enjoy amazing discounted prices at the villa as well as all  the best facilities  and amenities.

Planning Your Cultural Vacation Continued

Planning Your Cultural Vacation to Ocho Rios Jamaica Continued

Last week we shared some delicious traditional cocktail recipes that you can make in your own kitchen to get you excited about your upcoming vacation to Ocho Rios. In this installment, we share a recipe to create one of the most famous Jamaican local foods: Jamaican Beef Patties. This is delicious ground beef seasoned to perfection and surrounded by flaky pastry.

It is the perfect combination of cultural and comfort food that tastes fantastic with a rum-based cocktail, Red Stripe beer, or fresh fruit juice. These are not going to taste exactly like the Jamaican patties—but they’re still pretty delicious. During your vacation in Ocho Rios take an afternoon to venture out to the market and compare your creation to the traditional recipe!

Pasty Ingredients

  • 2 and ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp of kosher salt
  • 1 ½ tsp turmeric
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled
  • ¼ cup cold water

Filling Ingredients

  • Olive oil
  • ½ lb lean ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup beef stock
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp allspice
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • Black pepper, ground
  • 1 tablespoon dark Jamaican rum
  • 1 egg, whisked, for glaze

Sift the dry pasty ingredients together. Cube chilled butter. Using a pastry blender or your fingers cut in butter to create coarse crumbs. Add water to create a dough and place to refrigerator for at least two hours.

  1. Coat inside of a large skillet with olive oil. Heat to medium, add chopped onion and ground beef. Cook until browned. Drain out any extra liquid and then add salt, spices, garlic, scallions and pepper. Add breadcrumbs, beef stock, and rum.
  2. Turn pan down to medium-low (the mixture should be simmering). Cook for 5-10 minutes to reduce the stock.
  3. Let filling cool to room temperature before forming the patties. At this time you should take the pastry dough out of the fridge and bring to room temperature.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Roll the dough out to a little under ¼ inch thickness. Using a medium sized bowl, create as many circle cutouts as the dough will allow. Place filling in each circle. Close the patty into a half-moon shape, seal the edges with water, and crimp. Brush the top with egg and prick several holes with a fork for moisture to escape.

Place on nonstick baking tray, cook for 30-35 minutes

Ocho Rios Ocean view villa for a perfect seaside vacation

Ocho Rios Ocean view villa for a perfect seaside vacation

 

Are you planning to spend your next vacation in Jamaica, one of the most exotic islands on earth? Although holidaying in Jamaica by itself means spending lots of time on the beach and frolicking in the waves of the Caribbean Sea, if you want to experience the real essence of a memorable Caribbean holiday, you would like to come to Ocho Rios, and if you come to Ocho Rios, there would be no better place to stay but at our fully equipped and sprawling villa with a grand view of the ocean.

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You provide the entertainment and we’ll provide the beverage menu!

Your  Cultural Vacation: Traditional Jamaican Drinks

Planning a cultural night in your home to get everyone in your family or group pumped about the upcoming vacation to the Jamaica Drink Rum PunchOcean View Villa in Ocho Rios, Jamaica? You provide the entertainment and we’ll provide the beverage menu! Here are a few drink ideas that you’ll likely be able to either purchase in your local grocery stores or mix up in your kitchen. They will be sure to get everyone in a Jamaican mood.

 

 

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Don’t Use TripAdvisor or Expedia to Book Your Jamaica Tours

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Planning to book a tour of Dunn’s River Falls, Bob Marley’s birthplace, or any other Jamaica tour when you visit us at Jamaica Ocean View Villa in Ochos Rios?

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Guide to Day Trips from Ocho Rios

 Day Trips from  Your Ocho Rios Villa

Despite the fact that Ocho Rios is rich in culture and activities, sometimes it’s worth it to visit somewhere far from your home base. It might be tempting to stay in your beautiful rented villa and relax every day on the beach, but there are a variety of places hours away the coastline that are worth visiting. Enhance your Jamaican vacation with some daytrips that aren’t too far from Ocho Rios. Here are a few of our favorites:

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Planning a Couples Retreat in Jamaica

If you’re looking for a romantic and private getaway for just you and your sweetheart, this may not be the right option for you. However, if Jamaica Ocean View Villa beach coveyou’re craving adventure and new experiences with people that you care about, a couples retreat may be just what the doctor has ordered. Light a breath of fresh air combined with comfortable friendships, an exotic couples retreats can reinvigorate groups and incite adventure in ways that a more domestic destination cannot.

 

 

 

 

 

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