We knew we were in for a great time at Rainbow Tree and we had just gotten off the plane!
Aman greeted us in Montego Bay and drove us to Treasure Beach bisecting the island north-to south. A stop at Border Jerk for lunch was our intro to Jamaican cuisine and shouldn't be missed by anyone traveling that way.
From the second we arrived at the villa we knew that it was only going to get better. Miss Jenny, Miss Laura, and Calvin greeted us and then proceeded to pamper us for our entire 8 day stay. I can't say enough about how wonderful they are. They prepared delicious meals and were always there just in time with a pitcher of lemonade by the pool or another thoughtful courtesy.
You couldn't ask for a better setting. The villa was immaculate and comfortable. There are seating areas for every time of day so it is always possible to catch the breeze just right. The grounds are pristine and the landscaping is vibrant with flora and fauna. The views from the villa to the ocean are incredible. The beach is only down a flight of steps! The pool area became our go-to hangout for the week. Honestly, it doesn't get better than this.
Our big excursion was a day trip up the Black River. Aman took us across the sea and up the river in his sturdy fishing boat. The river is gorgeous and the stuffed blue crab backs at Sister Lou's are not to be missed. We ended up at Floyd's Pelican Bar out on the sea for a rum punch. A great day was had by all.
It was hard to leave this beautiful place and our new friends but it's good to know that we can always return.
The accommodations, people, and food were as advertised and more. Even though we only spent a week at Rainbow Tree Villa, it feels like we made relationships for a lifetime as the staff treated us so well. Miss Laura, Jenny, and Medita, along with Aman and Calvin, are true good souls who have a way of putting life in perspective and I for one feel richer after spending one week in their presence. Treasure Beach is aptly named and we really hope to return to Rainbow Tree again one day.
We had an amazing vacation - I don’t know where to begin to summarize our experience. Wonderful hospitality from Miss Laura, Miss Jennie, Aman, Calvin, Richie and others. Delicious meals prepared daily - best Key Lime pie ever - limes fresh from the property. Fun excursions to Black River, Pelican Bar, YS Falls and a day of fishing with Aman - my son and father-in-law caught 4 Kingfish cleaned by Calvin and cooked by Miss Laura for our farewell dinner. Calvin and crew built us an amazing bonfire on the beach. Lounging by the pool, swimming and snorkeling in the sea, and walks on the beach. I will miss going to bed and waking up to the sound of the sea and feel of the gentle breezes. Most of all, the most relaxing villa to “chill” while soaking in the 5 Star views. As we get ready to depart this morning, we are already thinking about our next visit to Treasure Beach and another stay at Rainbow Tree Villa where we can be pampered all over again. Thank you for such an authentic Jamaican vacation that we truly will never forget!
We visited Rainbow Tree for the sixth time and will keep going back. We love relaxing by the pool and hanging out in the hammock hanging from an almond tree overlooking the ocean. The beach is pristine and very private. On several occasions, we were the only people there and we never saw more that three other tourists. So peaceful! A world away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The Staff, Miss Jenny and Miss Laura, are so warm and friendly. And they prepare authentic Jamaican meals using locally sourced ingredients. Much of the fruit came from the property! Go once and you too will be hooked!
I know that term 'HOME AWAY FROM HOME' gets bantered about quite a bit, however, that's the feeling I left with after my stay at Rainbow Tree Villa.
Besides the luxurious accommodations, the beautiful location, landscaping, pool, beach access. Hands down it was the 2 women managing the house that made my stay totally enjoyable. I don't know how it was possible, but they took such good care of our group (cooking/hospitality/presence) and I didn't gain a pound?
What a gem! Can't wait to get back as soon as I can.