Safe Place to stay in Jamaica


This is your first time visiting Jamaica or renting a vacation home.  You’ve heard lots of great things for families to enjoy while on vacation. Such as towering mountain ranges, plantations, cascading waterfalls, horseback riding through the mountains, swim with the dolphins and pristine beaches.

You’ve also seen the media reports regarding crimes on the Island. According to the US Department of State, the majority of crime occurs in impoverished areas.

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It’s a common misconception that Resorts are typically more secure than a vacation home, as they may be walled, gated and guarded to prevent unauthorized people from entering.

As a result, many visitors to the Island sees the resort as the only option.

There are definitely, reasons to think the resorts are safer, but they should not be presented as the only safe option.

We at Jamaica Ocean View Villa,  think this type of misconception drives people away from knowing the Real Jamaica. Jamaica is a treasure, and It’s hard to even begin to describe all that it has to offer and you won’t see it if you spend all your time holed up in a resort.

Tourism is one of Jamaica’s main source of income and the government and those who earn an income from tourism, take crime prevention seriously.


We at Jamaica Ocean View Villa can’t speak for all villas, however,  we have been operating for over 10 years, and our guests have never had any issue with of any form of crime.

Neither have I hear of any local villa near our location, that has been affected by any sort of crime.

It should be noted that most of the violent crime, reported in Jamaica is usually in the impoverished area of the island and not in the tourist area such as Ocho Rios.

All Jamaica vacation rentals and villas are required by the Tourist Board to provide on-site security between the hours of 6 PM and 6 AM. However, many villas go above and beyond and offer daily on-site security, similar to those offers at resorts.  Some villas are located within a 24hrs or 12 hrs. gated communities around the Island.

Responsible vacation rental owner’s, take the security of their guests very seriously.

you should maintain the same level of security in Jamaica as you would at your own home. Don’t meet strangers and bring them home. Don’t walk around with expensive jewelry and lots of cash in your wallet.

Spent some time with the locals and you’ll have one of the most amazing times of her life.

Choose vacation home that provides security. Maintaining the same security measures as if you are at home, can ensure that your vacation will proceed without incident.

Spent some time with the locals and you’ll have one of the most amazing times of her life.

Enjoy your vacation, create wonderful memories that will last a lifetime.


Want to Visit and Stay in a villa for your family vacation?

We have accommodations available at our ocean view vacation rental. Contact us for information on our fantastic deals at Jamaica Ocean View Villa !


Seaside location, deck, pool, bar, billiard table, kids game table, and more…..

Five other beaches and all the activities in Ocho Rios are  close to the villa. The famous Dunns River Falls, Mystic Mountain, Swim with Dolphin, Blue Hole, Catamaran Cruise, Horseback Riding and so much more.


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