In the 1950's and 60's this house thrived with the social life of Noël Coward and his famous guests, such as David Niven and Katharine Hepburn. The house, grounds and pool are little changed, with a lot of the original furnishings still intact. A rare treat to find such a place.
The view can't be beaten, nor can the climate or the food or the pool. I returned as I knew that it would be a good place to relax and to be creative.
The staff have been around for a long time and take very good care of you.
The town of Port Maria is located conveniently near by and the location is good for trips to Firefly, Goldeneye, Dunn's Falls and the Blue Mountains. Buy coffee when you're there, it's a fraction of what you'd pay in the UK for one of the top ten coffee's in the world.
When Noël Coward spent his first night in this house, that he had built in 1948, he wrote in his diary that he could of cried with pure pleasure. I understand why. As the years went by Sir Noël spent more and more months of the year here.
I still need to snorkel on the reef and raft up the Rio Grande. I'll be back again.
Blue Harbour is a welcome relief from overpriced, sterile super hotels. It is rustic, real, charming, historical and a sublime place to stay.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking