If you're looking for a true Jamaican vacation away from the hustle and bustle, then this is your place. A week of delicious home made authentic Jamaican cooking and beaches untouched by throngs of tourists - it really is the best way to spend it.
Spent a weekend here with my family (2 adults and 3 children). We had a great time exploring Treasure Beach and its environs. Millie is a great cook and we enjoyed the meals immensely! The pool is fantastic and well maintained....the high point of staying at Villa Arcadia was having access to an AMAZING secluded beach which is just a quick few minutes away. We could also view the expansive Caribbean Sea from the front porch of the Villa. If you stay here, please ask Teddy or Millie to arrange a boat ride to Black River to see the crocodiles. The coast is breath taking and make sure to make a quick stop at Pelican Bar which is perched in the middle of the sea! All in all a great experience and the children did not want to leave.
This place is a real bit of Jamaica and away from the tourists. It is a bit basic, but is good value for money and has everything you need. The staff are wonderful, making sure we had everything we needed and being very flexible. We would definitely return.
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If you want to experience a slice of Jamaica and not spend your vacation in a resort that's exactly like every other tropical resort in the world, Villa Arcadia may be the spot for you. It's in a quiet, but beautiful part of the island. Close enough to Treasure Beach for eating at Jake's, Smurf's Cafe, and Jack Sprat's (go for the weekly movie) without feeling like you're in the middle of a bunch of other tourists and also close enough to the town of Black River for going to the market or bank. We felt very pampered by Millie and Teddy. Millie will introduce you to delicious Jamaican food (or make your favorites) and answer your questions about life in Jamaica. Teddy can arrange a boat trip with his cousin to Black River, Sister Lou's for crabs, and the Pelican Bar. Be sure to do that! Villa Arcadia is not luxurious, but it's very clean and comfortable.
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