Family Vacation in Jamaica!
As we’ve said, in a perfect world, a family vacation would be Mom’s vacation, too.
But it doesn’t always work that way. Especially when your family decides to rent a home or villa instead of rooms at a resort or hotel.
Vacation rentals are great – you save money and can bring a bigger group (great for multi-generational family getaways with kids and grandparents). But when there’s a kitchen? Someone is expected to cook dinner. When there’s a washer & dryer? Someone is expected to make sure the family’s bathing suits stay clean.
More often than not, Mom is that “someone.”
We love this Onion article’s (satirical) take on it:
“Isn’t it nice to just get away for a while and relax by the water?” Yardley said as she wiped down the kitchen counter and then took out the garbage, tasks she would normally perform at a distance of 200 miles from the beach instead of 50 feet.”
After all, the only water she should sink into is the sparkling private pool…and the ocean beach just beyond. The only dishes she should worry about are the delicious, homemade Jamaican meals placed in front of her at dinner.
And not to brag, but we have some of the best on-site staff members you could ask for. Many of our guests, by the time they leave, consider them new friends.
But don’t take our word for it. Here’s a review from one happy Mom:
What made the stay especially wonderful was the hospitality of the staff.
Brian the groundskeeper is a quiet but kind soul who our kiddos found fun as he showed them neat things on the beach and built an amazing bonfire on the beach for us on our last night.
Adrian the bartender…a personable, outgoing and very positive hardworking guy that also was incredibly caring with the kids and great company for us adults. We will be friends for life!
Jooney the sweet chef cooked us amazing Jamaican meals, packed us sandwiches for excursions and was very accommodating with picky-eating kids (although even the kids couldn’t resist her AMAZING jerk chicken).
Herma…our housekeeper stayed on top of everything! She watched our children when we went out a few nights and continued to keep an eye on them at all times even when we were there as she braided all our girls hair, calmed any “wanderers” that couldn’t sleep after bedtime, etc.
Michael, our driver, was awesome! He knows EVERYBODY and amongst some of the craziest driving we’ve ever seen, Michael kept us safe at all times, was always punctual (and patient when we were not!) and made sure that we were taken care of wherever we went.
We have all traveled a good bit to several countries and this vacation will always be one of the most memorable and relaxing. Thank you for showing us.
Give us a call at (401) 626-6942 or contact us to find out how to reclaim family vacations in Jamaica… for every member of the family!