Definate return. Our 50th Anniversary w/our family. Thank u Carlington, Delta, Lloyd, Melissa, Ann, & Uwain you made us feel a part of your Jamaican family. Anything we wanted our wish was your command. I mustn't forget Dave our driver available whenever we needed him. Kids loved the Luminous Lagoon. Half Moon was included for its beach and amenities. Delta, food amazing, beautiful presentation. There was 12 of us with plenty of room. Soon Come...
Attentive staff, great food, exceptional view, spacious accommodations are words that can be used to describe our recent stay at Nutmeg Villa. Ms. Delta's stew pork and curry goat can rival any famous chef, while her bread pudding is the best any of us have ever tasted. Melissa responded to all our request with a smile, she truly understands what it means to exceed her customers expectation and she exceeded ours on a daily basis. Ms. Kathy and Anne made it a pleasure to come back to our rooms - always sparkling clean and smelling like fresh linen... so much like being at home. Garret and Uwain was always there to give a helping hand and made sure we were kept safe and sound every night.
Michelle made sure things were always running smoothly. Great vacation experience for the entire family... including the young kids. A great alternative to a resort. This was our first but will most definitely not be our last visit to this exquisite vacation home.
Nutmeg exceeded our expectations! The staff was amazing and we could not have asked for better food all week. The weather did not look promising but it only rained for a little on one day. Charmaine was very helpful in sorting out our large group and extra bed situations. The pictures of the view do not do it justice! We can't thank the staff enough!
We stayed in the villa during christmas week. We are a family of 6 (kids ages 11, 13, 16 and 18) and stayed with another family of 5 (kids ages 10, 15, and 18). The welcome we got was amazing. All the staff greeted us with cool towels and a tropical fruit drink. The house is amazing for a group our size. All rooms had their own bathrooms. Some of the plumbing could've worked a little better but overall it was fine. Each of the couples got their own rooms with king beds. The 3 boys (2 - 18 yr olds and 1 - 11 yr old) shared a room with 3 twin beds. 2 of the girls shared a room that split a king bed into 2 twins and the other 2 had their own rooms!! The space was truly amazing. All the staff was generally pleasant and very eager to please. We hired Dave, the driver for the week, who was very flexible and helpful when we went off-site on excursions (we went to the blue lagoon and dunn's river falls). The ONLY issue we had during the week was with the chef, Delta. One of our group members has celiac's disease so had to be gluten free. When we reserved the villa, we were told that this would not be an issue. Upon arrival, we were told "this is new for us". Even after giving extremely specific instructions on what ingredients could/could/not be used, she still messed up. On top of this, we had to meal plan with her every day or two which was like pulling teeth. It all would've been ok if there had been a list of 4-5 suggested meals by category - vegetarian, chicken, fish, meat, pasta (there was one with 5-6 things on it that were all variations of the same). Delta wasn't very upbeat and pleasant during this process either. She was the only one of the staff that we could barely get a smile out of (except the day we left - haha). Truly - all the staff were amazing and we would recommend the villa to others but just with a grain of salt in terms of the chef. - Separately, it was a less than 5 minute drive to half moon bay resort whcih is where we spent most of our days. The resort is beautiful. Incredible OLYMPIC size lap pool - for those who swim laps (I do and thoroughly enjoyed especially since I was either alone or 1 of 2 or 3 swimmers in the pool). The fitness center was incredible. They had everything. The beach was NOT amazing. It was very short in depth from the back to the ocean - not great for long walks although there was another area of the resort that you could go to for a walk. if you like waves, this isn't the place for you. The beach/ocean is protected so it's pretty calm. Great for little kids. Not great if you want to jump waves. Nice looking playground if you have little kids. My husband played gold and LOVED it. The caddies he had were amazing and he said the course was well kept. Service could've been better especially at what's supposed to be a 5 star resort. Overall - I would recommend the villa/half moon bay but just know what you are getting.
This was our 1st time to Jamaica. Nutmeg was more than I expected.The staff is excellent.Cant wait to go back!!