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wilksy
Perfect Relaxation

My girlfriend and I stayed at L'Horizon for a week last June and we both found it to be an ideal place to stay and unwind from the stress of work. The staff catered to our every requrement, making sure that our stay was as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. I would definetily stay at L'Horizon again and I have recommended it to all of my friends

Cid
Excellent!

We went for 1 week September last year and it was FANTASTIC!

The house is beautiful, sweeping staircase, marble floors, high ceiling windows and spacious rooms with your own TV, balcony and ensuite bathroom.

The staff were really amazing, very helpful and friendly and if you're worried about pilling on the pounds ...don't, there's a gym overlooking the pool area and gardens.

Loved watching the sun go down while relaxing on the Jacuzzi, listening to some Reggae vibes and sipping the famous L'Horizon cocktail.

Main sightseeing attractions and Ocho Rios town are a short car journey away.

I would definitely go back, 3 weeks this time!

Rosalie
Vacation to Paradise

In 2005, I decided to take my family to Jamaica for Christmas. While researching rental homes, I discovered the gorgeous Villa L'Horizon in Ocho Rios. The pictures attracted my interest, but I was sold by the owner's efficiency and graciousness in preparing to provide the ultimate in customer service. Nothing is overlooked!

This beautiful mansion is immaculately maintained, and is EXACTLY, and I do mean "exactly" as it is shown online. Ours was a party of 11 people and we never wanted for anything! We were treated like royalty by the wonderful staff at the Villa. We even had a chauffeur!

There is so much to do, you only have to ask. They mean it when they say "No Problem".

It was so hard to leave. Some of us cried on our last day. It was the vacation of a lifetime, and we can't wait to return.

Thomas D.
It was perfect

In the first week of December 2007 I celebrated my 60th Birthday at L'Horizon. I was joined by 13 of my family members. Everything was perfect. The staff was excellent and felt like an extension of my family. We would return in a heartbeat.

Island Boy
Fantastic Experience!

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Jamaica and my stay at L'Horizon. It is clean, spacious, safe and private. We (my colleagues and I) were well taken care of by the staff who kept out of sight but where always around the corner when needed. The succulent local food prepared daily was EXCELLENT!!!!!! Hats off to the chef, Miss Kelly. From the ox tail to the roasted breadfruit, we got a true taste of authentic Jamaican home cooking. All the features were there including a large pool, gym, pool table etc. My room had A/C with a flat screen tv on the wall, and was very spacious... with a built -in jacuzzi to boot!! The surroundings were well kept and it was a most comfortable and enjoyable experience! Would definitely go back again and again. ABSOLUTLEY FANTASTIC!

Dalynda V.
Fabulous Family Vacation

What a wonderful vacation!! Our family truly enjoyed our stay at Villa L'Horizon. Everyone had a wonderful experience ranging in age from 3 to 64. The property was well maintained and perfect for our family of 16 to relax and enjoy time together. The staff was exceptional and took care of our every need. The meals were a real treat and gave us a wonderful sample of Jamaican cuisine.

We are so thankful we hired a driver for the week. It afforded us the opportunity to experience the Dunn's River Falls (a must for everyone), as well as shopping, zip-lining, and more.

Our experience at Villa L'Horizon exceeded our expections. We truly experienced a week of no worries, no problems thanks to such a wonderful staff. From young to old we all wanted to extend our stay. Hopefully we will be able to return real soon.

Nettie
My stay at Villa L'Horizon...

L'Horizon is a great place to stay, thats why i go there every year. Its home from home which makes me feel comfortable and relaxed.

The rooms are clean and kept in prestine condition. The staff are polite, helpful and friendly, basically everything you could possibly wish for on your vacation to make you feel welcome and at home.

L'Horizon's surrounding is tranquil and i spend most days relaxing by the pool or outdoor jacuzzi, and not least to mention our beautiful white sand private beach, roughly 5mins walk from L'Horizon.

To end my review I had a fun time at L'Horizon with my gran/daughter and will recommend there to anyone visiting the island. I sure will be goin there again next year!

Jem
L'Horizon...Perfect!

...Second time to Jamaica, first time to L'Horizon and I must say this holiday was better than the first! My departure left me wanting to extend my time on the island.

My Holiday in Jamaica was for three and a half weeks with my six month old, 1st time travelling, so i wanted a home from home setting which L'Horizon offered me. A beautiful villa set in a fantastic location, with fantastic staff who became my extended family for my stay there.

Our room was cleaned daily, which also overlookd the garden with lush flowers n various other tropical plants. The surrounding features i.e swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Tennis Court were easily accessible, oh and also the indoor gym! ;-)

I liked to chill by the poolside on a sunbed listening to my music in comfort, without being disturbed, as you would, in a hotel by other visitors. I also like the private beach not far down the road, food, and the people in Jamaica....One Love!

My stay in Mamee Bay, Ochi Rios was very pleasant. On my future visits to Jamaica, I will stay at L'Horizon and have also recommended there to my friends and family a great place to stay!.

Jacqueline
A Marvellous Holiday...

I stayed at L'Horizon with my partner in August, and it was my first trip to Jamaica. The pictures on the site are right -the house and grounds are stunningly beautiful - and even better than they look on the photos. The interior of the house is light and spacious and spotlessly clean. Our room had a lovely balcony overlooking the gardens, and a large bathroom. We particularly enjoyed the poolside area, for sunbathing during the day then floodlit for the evening - perfect for our cocktails and a romantic evening meal, surrounded by the amazing sounds of cicadas chirping in the Jamaican night.

The grounds have all kinds of beautiful flora - gorgeous flowers in bright pinks and reds, lush grass underfoot, high foliage giving excellent privacy. We loved the breadfruit, ackee and mango trees - our excellent cook Sandra made us the famous Jamaican "ackee and saltfish" breakfast with ackee picked straight from the garden. As for the roasted breadfruit, just too delicious for words!

The private beach is a short walk away and has soft, pale gold sand and turquoise waters that are warm and clear and perfect for swimming.

We had a car, and went out and about to explore a bit of Jamaica. The house is well located, and only a short drive away are the famous Dunn's Falls - as any guidebook will tell you, it is the unmissable excurtion to go on. Ocho Rios, again a short drive away, is a pretty town with good local dining. We ventured up along the coast to Port Maria and the scenary was splendid.

We had a wonderful and memorable stay at L'Horizon, and we would go there again. We would highly recomend it to friends and family.

Thank you especially to the charming owner who made us feel so welcome and at home.

Migs
Simply excellent holiday home.

I spent a week at l'horizon with friends. We were in Jamaica for another friend's wedding. From start to finish, the experience was absolutely sensational. Sandra, the chef, was the most accommodating and talented lady one could hope for. And the villa is truly luxurious- even the photos here don't do it justice. You have access to the beach 5 minutes walk away and are a short cab ride from Oche proper and the beautiful Dunn's river. L'horizon offers a relaxing and authentic alternative to the generic all-inclusives nearby (although day passes mean you can see the other side pretty easily). I would have no hesitation recommending this place to all and sundry and my only regret was that i had to come home.

Jennifer O.
More than we expected!!

Before we went we'd seen the pictures of the property and thought it looked nice but when we got there we were completely blown away! The villa is huge! We were met by Sandra, Omar and another lady whose name I can't remember. We were shown all the rooms in the villa and given the choice to choose whichever we wanted. As there were only 7 of us (3 couples and another single) we were spoilt for choice for 8 beautiful bedrooms. Each room had AC, flatscreen TV, en-suite bathroom, wardrobe space, dressing table and a safe amongst others.

Sandra cooked us a lovely breakfast every morning with eggs, pancakes, sausages, bacon, toast and tea and coffee on the menu. She cooked us lunch and dinner too, she's an amazing cook! If like me you're worried about putting on weight (because of the amazing food) there's a tennis court, swimming pool and a fitness room with a pool table which was fantastic.

The entire house was kept spotlessly clean at all times with bedrooms being cleaned and beds changed everyday, clean towels and complimentary bath robes and soap which I couldn't get enough of!

There's a huge music system which you can plug your iPod into and blare out your music so don't forget to bring it!

There's free wiFi and a first aid kit on site as well as (adorable) guard dogs and Omar who stays at the gates in a small shed to monitor who comes in and out of the premises.

There's the beautiful beach nearby which is like a 7-10 minute walk from the villa. If you go to Caliente you can choose your crab or lobster from a cage in the sea. And of course there's Dunns River Falls which you MUST climb!!

Overall everyone was so friendly and the staff were more than happy to assist us, always doing so with a smile on their faces. We were absolutely gutted to be leaving but will definitely be recommending it to everyone. This was probably my best holiday as it went above my expectations, if you choose L'Horizon I guarantee that you will not be disappointed.

Larry
Expected to be amazing; it wildly exceeded that!

Our group of friends stayed here whilst attending a friend's wedding in one of the resorts in Oche and we were so glad we did!

The property is stunning, even the smaller bedrooms are ample, with good en-suite bathrooms. The pool are is really where we lived though; the pool is great for actually swimming laps in, and it has an outdoor sound system that means pool parties would be awesome!

But the highlight has to be the welcome from all the staff and, especially, Sandra's food. We had a whole week of great Jamaican cuisine and really felt at home straight away.

Finally, Barrington was a pleasure to deal with at all times and all our queries were answered in full, quickly.

Massive thanks to all at L'Horizon!

sarah
A-MAZING

Before getting to l'horizon I first exchanged many emails with the owner Barrington Johnson, he was wonderful, and extremely patient!! When we got there (22 friends for springbreak) it was better then expected. The staff was so nice, professional and caring. Thank you especially to Sandra, Miss Kelly and Orrett!

Clearly the most amazing holyday i've spent and thanks to l'horizon house, the greatest vibe. Be ready to spend an amazing time

Carl
Family Reunion Vacation, Party of Fifteen

Hi I would like to say a big thank you to all the L’Horizon staff for making our holiday excellent experience, we were made to feel welcome as soon as we arrived, Firstly we were greeted with a lovely smile and good conversation, and that vibes just continued throughout the holiday.

The accommodation was more than we expected, all the rooms are decorated and kept to a high standard throughout, with cot bed provided for our grandchildren.

L’Horizon lived up to all our expiration and more, the friendly staff the excellent food, there was not anything that the staff would not do for us. Our day was just sun filled with lovely memories of either relaxing by the pool with a chilled drink in our hands or chilling down by the beach, and when we got back all we had to do was sit back and savour the flavours of the wonderful food that was prepared for us

ALL THAT REMAINS TO SAY IS THREE CHEERS TO ALL THE STAFF AT L’HORIZON WHO MADE OUR STAY AMORABLE ONE, AND BE ASURED WE WILL BE BACK.

Shackera W.
Fantastic Holiday

I cannot explain how fantastic this villa is, at first I was a bit skeptical as I thought the pictures of the villa was too good to be true, but I must say on arriving it was even better, the villa is immaculate both inside and out.

Ms Sandra and Ms Amanda were absolutely fantastic very helpful and friendly, the entire staff was very helpful. I would recommend everyone to go and experience it.

I went with my entire family and even my 9 year old son is asking when we are going back. Whenever I go back to Jamaica this is the place I will be staying. The only bad thing was the fact that we had to leave.

Tina C.
Tina & John from London

When we arrived at this property we were completely blown away! The villa is huge! We were shown all the rooms and each one takes your breath away. Each bedroom had AC, flatscreen TV, en-suite bathroom, wardrobe space, dressing table and a safe. Outside does not let you down either, the pool and the grounds are stunning and they have to be the most comfortable sun loungers I have ever had the pleasure of laying on.

On top of all of this you have the most generous and wonderful people taking care of you. The lovely Seran who will drive you anywhere at anytime and bring you back at whatever time you require. Some fun and interesting conversations in the car all the way too! And there is Sandra the cook and housekeeper whose smile and greeting makes you feel at home, 'No problem' really is Sandra and Seran's cathphrase but the difference is they really do mean it! She cooked us a lovely birthday dinner - my birthday, what a place to spend your birthday! - containing all the various caribbean delicacies I love, which I had discussed with her casually the day before. She also makes the best salt fish and ackee that I have ever tasted, and I've tasted a lot! There's also a tennis court, swimming pool and a fitness room with a pool table which was fantastic.

My two sons (13 & 9) didn't want to leave and loved it when Omar took them to see the (adorable) guard dogs, and so did I.

And the beautiful beach nearby which is like a 7-10 minute walk from the villa is like paradise.

I can't recommend this villa enough, you won't find anywhere better than this.

S B.
Jamaica is calling…What are you waiting for?

My time at L’Horizon is ranked as one of the best accommodation I have had the good fortune to stay in.

As a regular traveller to Jamaica, I have stayed in a variety of hotels, apartments and villas. But nowhere, in my opinion, was the welcome as warm or the accommodation as splendid as L’Horizon.

From our first welcome until we said our tear filled goodbye, the staff at L’Horizon were wonderful. Nothing was too much for them. We were treated to mouth-watering meals by the chef and immaculately kept rooms and grounds by the housekeeping staff. Our driver couldn’t do enough for us and took us wherever we wanted to go day or night.

We were staying in a tastefully decorated apartment a few weeks before we went to L’Horizon. But we regretted not spending the whole of our holiday at L’Horizon as we were treated like royalty. Being in such an impressive accommodation further enhanced my overall experience of beautiful Jamaica.

Without doubt, we will be returning to Jamaica and the only place we will be staying is at L’Horizon. Once visited, never forgotten.

S B.
Wow – From Start to Finish!

After viewing numerous sites and reading countless reviews, we finally chose to stay at L’Horizon.

From our initial enquiry through to the end of our holiday, Barrington the owner, delivered the highest level of service. Nothing was too much trouble for him. He was always available to answer any queries we had.

The 5 star treatment started in the air conditioned vehicle that picked us up from the airport. There was even a cooler filled with much needed liquid refreshments! When we pulled up outside the villa, we realised that the pictures didn't do it justice-the villa was stunning and that was just the outside.

We were greeted at the door by the wonderful staff. Their smiles and warm greetings made us feel at home straight away. Even though we were tired from our long journey, the lovely smells wafting from the kitchen soon revived us.

Many in our party had never been to Jamaica, so there was a lot for us to fit in to make the most of all Jamaica had to offer. The driver took us everywhere we wanted to go no matter what the time was. Even visiting the same place numerous times in the one day! He was cheerful and very helpful nothing was a problem for him.

The chef was on hand to cook any meal we wanted. Cooking for a party of 18 was no easy task but every meal was delicious. We were very grateful for the gym to work off the extra calories!

The housekeeping staff, kept the house immaculate. The rooms were first class and beautifully decorated. We had fresh towels, clean linen and every area of the house was cleaned daily. The ground staff ensured that the pool area and the grounds were kept clean. Not once did they complain about our mess. They were always smiling and couldn't do enough for us.

Let me not forget to mention the reason why we stayed at L’Horizon. Jamaica is a beautiful island matched only by the richness of its people and its wonderful food.

If you are sceptical like I was about going to Jamaica, don’t be. Push any pre-conceived ideas to one side and experience Jamaica for yourself. You’ll be amazed and will ask yourself like I did ‘Why didn’t I come before?’

We had a fantastic time in Jamaica staying at L’Horizon and there were a lot of tears when we left. We had a holiday that we will never forget and would recommend it to everyone.

L’Horizon we will be back – if you’ll have us!

Emily M.
Lovely property with a great outdoor area

Really just a fabulous place for our family vacation. The listing description/photos were accurate and the house was well maintained and very clean. What the reviews/site didn't do justice was the warmth and helpfulness of the staff. Everyone - from the driver who met us to the staff at the house - was focused and interested on making our stay the best experience possible. We really didn't have to worry about anything other than having a good time. They worked with us on meals and all the food they cooked was delicious. It was a real luxury to have someone else take care of all the cooking and cleaning. We had asked if they could help set up a photographer to take some family photos the staff quickly took care of all the details to make it happen.

From a facilities perspective, it was great to have en-suites for each of the bedrooms so that the different folks in our party had their own space to manage - while still being able to take advantage of the open common areas. The pool and the grounds were lovely and the beach was a short walk away. The house/staff was also very kid-friendly which was important for our family group.

I’d highly recommend L’Horizon and look forward to returning on a future vacation.

Jeremy R.
Perfect................

We just returned from a week at L’ Horizon Villa in February. Three Families: 6 adults and 7 kids from the NYC metro area. We could not have been more pleased with every aspect of our stay. The staff was warm and welcoming. They addressed every need meticulously and with pleasure. They even picked fruit and nuts from the trees in the backyard for us. By the second day they felt like an extension of our family. The place itself was more amazing then the pictures. From the pool to the grounds, to the house and even the neighborhood, all were beautiful. There was more than enough space for our kids to play and be adventurous, without us ever concerned about their safety. The beach....... a true gem. I have been to seven islands, including Jamaica twice. Never have I found such a peaceful stretch of beach with all the amenities we needed. There were clean bathrooms and a fantastic bar/restaurant right on the beach. Yet there was rarely anyone occupying the same stretch of sand as us. True paradise. Overall, we would not have changed a thing about our trip: the staff, the food, beach, or L’ Horizon. A perfect vacation that we hope to duplicate again soon.

Glenovon M.
The property was breath taking, well maintained.

This was my second visit to LHorizon and it was not a

disappointment. The property was very well maintained, with lush green shrubs and fruit trees, and well manicured lawns. The bedrooms and bathrooms were spotlessly clean, along with the entire villa. The entire staff was very accommodating in every sense of the word. Meals were first class and served on time. Cudos to the new addition of the outside bar! Thanks to both Owner and Managerial Staff for making my vacation extra special.......It was a Home away from Home!

Andre F.
L'Horizon or should I call it heaven?

L'Horizon or should I call it heaven?

When searching for a place to stay for a time of rest, you want to make sure you choose the right and the best place but L'Horizon went far and above our expectations. We really couldn't have chosen a better place for our once in a life time Honeymoon.

As soon as we landed in Jamaica our time of rest truly began, we were met at the airport and given such a warm welcome by our designated driver.

And it got better. We got to the villa and trust me, the pictures do not give L'Horizon justice!

Such a wonderful place and it was all ours to enjoy! The staff treated us like family and we didn't have to lift a finger. Literally from the cleaning to the cooking, we didn't do a thing knowing it would all be sorted out by the staff.

We truly appreciate everything the owner Barrington and helpers Miss Kelly, Miss Sandra and all other staff did for us for our stay.

The wedding feel carried on until the very last day spent at L'Horizon...

Just wish the stay lasted longer...A LOT longer!!!

June S.
The best vacation ever, FIVE-STAR all the way!!!

I don't normally write reviews but having just returned to the UK from a week at LHorizon, I felt obliged to write this review to say how absolutely spectacular the whole experience at L'Horizon was!

From the moment we made the booking, Barrington was the perfect example how customer service should be He answered our many questions in a timely, helpful and professional manner and was on hand all the time, for whatever we wanted to know.

The villa itself is truly amazing and like others have said, more spectacular in real life than the pictures depict. Everything is well laid out and it's obvious that a lot of thought and attention has gone into the design. Equally important though, the place is well maintained and lovingly taken care of. The location too is excellent, with a lovely stroll down to the beach and a short drive into the town of Ocho Rios.

However, the real jewels at L'Horizon are the staff and I can't begin to say how well we were taken care of. From the moment we arrived, Miss Kelly was on hand to greet us and I would particularly like to thank her for the special care and attention that she gave to my mother:-)

Miss Sandra, along her team of Miss Amanda and Miss Charmaine are true professionals in every sense of the word!!!! The house is immaculate, the cooking exceptional and there was nothing that we asked that was too much trouble for them!!! I have stayed at a number of villas in Jamaica and the staff here are without doubt, head and shoulders above anywhere I've stayed before!

We also had O'Neil cater for an event that we had at the villa and the food was delicious, with many compliments from the guests who attended. We shouldn't forget the guys who looked after the security, bar, pool and the grounds - Steve, Rayon & Evroy.

There is so much more I could write but I think the best way to sum up is to say that we have found our PERFECT holiday location in Jamaica and really hope that it won't be long before we're back!

L'Horizon is the perfect place to stay when you're looking for something extra special in the paradise island of Jamaica!!

Nadine H.
Pearly White Paradise

I just don't know where to begin let me start by saying owner Mr Barrington was very good at reassuring that his villa was like no other. He told me that once we go we would never want to do all inclusive in Jamaica again. So I took my chances and planned our annual girls trip to Jamaica at his villa.

Upon arrival I felt like a queen walking out the airport seeing a gentlemen outside holding a sign with my name on it. They drove talked about the areas we passed and stopped at a local jerk hut to get jerk chicken and pork. When we arrived the pictures are just a eye sight to have the visual effect right in front of you was speechless. The villa pearly white outside paint was not as beautiful as inside the home. Every room was lovely and comfortable to everyone'w liking. It was 9 girls and we all had enough space and places to meet up and gather without feeling cluttered. The pool was so lovely you wanted to lay across the whole pool all night.

The staff greeted us at the door like we were in the white house. There was nothing to big we asked that they didn't provide and take care for us. The Chef was like a mother who fed you till your belly was full like when you were little. I want to thank the staff with all my heart for their hard work in making us feel at home.

So would I come back yes yes yes, could it be now I wish I wish we never left but reality is our stay at L'Horizon can't be a real life everyday life. It was a vacation to cherish always until we lay sight and walk through those pearly white doors again. Thank you so much Mr Barrington, Manager, Chef and Staff.

Juliejools
Fantastic, Peaceful, Awesome place to stay!!!

I have been to Jamaica soooooo many times stayed in several all inclusives and with Family! But I must say I had the time of my life while staying in Paradise L'Horizons. A++++++++ all the photo's that I had taken which I posted on social networks were liked, with people making enquiries about the Villa! The staff were so warm, welcoming and Friendly all the facilities were on point! Big thanks to the staff team for making it soooo special. I can't wait to return!!!!!!!

Jackie M.
The Most Relaxing Holiday You Could Imagine!!

It was a challenge searching for a villa for 7 couples. Let me save you time and tell you, your search is over as L'Horizon is an absolute gem. Barrington was very timely, accurate and accommodating in all communication. We were met at the airport by a driver and vehicle to fit as all. The home is extremely beautiful and the pictures were spot on. Upon arrival Miss Kelly gave us a tour of the home and we picked the bedrooms we wanted - all rooms are spacious, have a washroom, air conditioned and most have a balcony. The staff include a chef, 3 ladies for laundry and housekeeping, a bar tender, a pool boy, a gardener and a chaffer. They are all so nice and do a fabulous job. The house is spotless and the meals are great - giving you a taste of the Jamaican food. The pool area is exquisite - we spend many lazy afternoons there. The driver was able to take us anywhere we wanted to go and even made reservations for us. We spent a day at Mistic Mountian and one at the Blue Hole. We hired a message therapist who came to the house and set up on the upstairs balcony for the day - so so so relaxing. We were able to go to a grocery story for snacks, mix and alcohol. Barrington even called me on our arrival and departure dates to make sure all was well. I could go on but to sum it up: totally beats an all inclusive, very relaxing and private, incredible staff, trustworthy owner - YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED. Only negative watch out for mosquito bites as we did not even realize they were biting us. Two people got over 250 bites and they swelled and itched - there may be a spray to prevent this so look into it.

Jackie M.
The Most Relaxing Holiday You Could Imagine!!

It was a challenge searching for a villa for 7 couples. Let me save you time and tell you, your search is over as L'Horizon is an absolute gem. Barrington was very timely, accurate and accommodating in all communication. We were met at the airport by a driver and vehicle to fit as all. The home is extremely beautiful and the pictures were spot on. Upon arrival Miss Kelly gave us a tour of the home and we picked the bedrooms we wanted - all rooms are spacious, have a washroom, air conditioned and most have a balcony. The staff include a chef, 3 ladies for laundry and housekeeping, a bar tender, a pool boy, a gardener and a chaffer. They are all so nice and do a fabulous job. The house is spotless and the meals are great - giving you a taste of the Jamaican food. The pool area is exquisite - we spend many lazy afternoons there. The driver was able to take us anywhere we wanted to go and even made reservations for us. We spent a day at Mistic Mountian and one at the Blue Hole. We hired a message therapist who came to the house and set up on the upstairs balcony for the day - so so so relaxing. We were able to go to a grocery story for snacks, mix and alcohol. Barrington even called me on our arrival and departure dates to make sure all was well. I could go on but to sum it up: totally beats an all inclusive, very relaxing and private, incredible staff, trustworthy owner - YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED. Only negative watch out for mosquito bites as we did not even realize they were biting us. Two people got over 250 bites and they swelled and itched - there may be a spray to prevent this so look into it.

Theresa E.
Great value, lovely and attentive staff!

A group of 15, and we had plenty of room! The property is beautiful. A 10-minute walk to a private beach where you can buy food and beverages, but the prices there are steep, and you are not supposed to bring in your own picnic. The villa is comfortable and spacious, though it could use some updating. The owner, manager, and staff were welcoming, attentive, and accommodating. A driver was available, and made some excellent recommendations for sites, restaurants, and bars. The villa is conveniently located to sites, and within walking distance to a fun bar.

Christopher H.
lovely house & lovely people!

We had a fabulous stay at L'Horizon, the house is beautiful and the on-site staff all looked after us so well. The house has been fitted out to high standards everywhere, all of the large bedrooms are nicely furnished and ensuite, with aircon and tv etc etc. Linens were good quality and changed daily. The downstairs living spaces are massive, but we hardly used them as it was so nice to be outside around the pool area.

We had the "food inclusive" tariff and Miss Rose (housekeeper & cook), assisted by Miss Stacey, looked after us fantastically - they provided a list of suggested dishes for breakfast, lunch & dinner but were happy and very able to provide other dishes we requested. They kept the villa spotless too.

Outside we had Nico and Steve taking care of security (the villa is fully gated and fenced), the grounds and the pool. The entrance to the Mamoo Bay area where the villa is situated is also manned 24/7 by a security guard, we felt 100% safe. It's a short stroll down to the beach area, where a good restaurant/bar is situated right on the shoreline - we enjoyed some great evenings there.

During our stay there was an amount of construction work for a new villa on the adjacent lot, which occasionally was noisy. It didn't much bother us though, and I imagine the exterior works will be completed soon anyway.

The villa has it's own transportation available, through a sub-contractor - note you will be expected to pay for fuel for any trips, except for the airport transfers. We visited Dunns River Falls, White River and Dolphin Cove which are all within easy reach of the villa. We also explored downtown Ocho Rios and visited the supermarket a few times for "essential supplies" - i.e., wine! There is a lovely circular bar by the pool outside the villa, where we enjoyed numerous beers and rums...but they had no wine so we supplied our own!

I wouldn't hesitate to return for another vacation here, I highly recommend L'Horizon if you're looking for a peaceful, pampered and relaxing break in Ocho Rios!

Michael M.
Perfect Family Getaway

This home is the perfect spot to relax and just enjoy Jamaica. Clean home. Everything worked (A/C, Showers, Etc..) and the staff was attentive. We had two families including six kids that cannot wait to return. The staff made everyone feel at home and the location is ideal. We had plans to do several excursions but only headed out once (Dunns River Falls) because it was so nice at our home with the pool, music, basketball court, and yard to play soccer. The beach club is a short walk as well and there is a great little bar with live music. What else could you ask for? We will definitely come back and Barrington is available when needed.

Funmi A.
L'HORIZON MOST DEFINITELY A JEWEL IN THE CARIBBEAN

I celebrated my 50th birthday with 18 of my friends in this Villa. 19 ladies all in the same house together for 7 days...no husbands, no kids, no work and no worries. WE HAD FUN! Talk about Luxury and pampering! I fell in love with the villa even before booking it and then after talking with the owner, Barrington (who has become my friend for life) everything just fell into place. Barrington assured me that his staff would cater to all our needs and YES, PAMPER US THEY DID!

The manager, Miss Kelly, ..... Karen, Mama Rose, Stacie, Nikko, Stephen and the other ladies and gentlemen who worked there etc were all exceptional. Miss Kelly made sure everything (and i really mean everything!) was perfect and to our satisfaction everyday! Our food (tasted so so so good!) was prepared and served on time and always exceeded our expectations. The service was superb. Our rooms were cleaned and sheets changed everyday. By the time we left, everyone felt like family. They also very graciously accommodated different diet needs of our very large group.

The Villa also has a driver, Omar, who picked us up from Mo Bay airport on arrival and dropped us off when we left. He also took us every and anywhere we wanted to go to during our 7 day stay. 19 women yapping away on the bus each trip (and believe me, it did get loud most of the time) Omar was very nice and accommodating all through.

On one of the days, I had a birthday party celebration and for this we had an awesome chef - Oneal- who catered although this is not included, but the price was very reasonable and the food SUPERB! The villa also has a resident DJ with awesome music and you can also give him your playlist if you so desire.

The usual amenities were fantastic too - pool, jacuzzi, rooms, bathrooms, were very clean and well maintained. And the Private beach OMG!!! was nice and quiet and relaxing and just a few minutes walk from the villa. The rooms are spacious and air conditioned (which is important) because we were there in the summer.

We had a great time at the Villa. We could not have stayed anywhere better with all of us together like that. Some of us hadn't seen each other in years, you can imagine how we carried on.... I will definitely recommend this property to everyone I know and WILL BE BACK!!! WE HAD THE BEST TIME EVER!!!

Funmi A.
MOST DEFINITELY A JEWEL IN THE CARIBB

I celebrated my 50th birthday with 18 of my friends in this Villa. 19 ladies all in the same house together for 7 days...no husbands, no kids, no work and no worries. WE HAD FUN! Talk about Luxury and pampering! I fell in love with the villa even before booking it and then after talking with the owner, Barrington (who has become my friend for life) everything just fell into place. Barrington assured me that his staff would cater to all our needs and YES, PAMPER US THEY DID!

The manager, Miss Kelly, ..... Karen, Mama Rose, Stacie, Nikko, Stephen and the other ladies and gentlemen who worked there etc were all exceptional. Miss Kelly made sure everything (and i really mean everything!) was perfect and to our satisfaction everyday! Our food (tasted so so so good!) was prepared and served on time and always exceeded our expectations. The service was superb. Our rooms were cleaned and sheets changed everyday. By the time we left, everyone felt like family. They also very graciously accommodated different diet needs of our very large group.

The Villa also has a driver, Omar, who picked us up from Mo Bay airport on arrival and dropped us off when we left. He also took us every and anywhere we wanted to go to during our 7 day stay. 19 women yapping away on the bus each trip (and believe me, it did get loud most of the time) Omar was very nice and accommodating all through.

On one of the days, I had a birthday party celebration and for this we had an awesome chef - Oneal- who catered although this is not included, but the price was very reasonable and the food SUPERB! The villa also has a resident DJ with awesome music and you can also give him your playlist if you so desire.

The usual amenities were fantastic too - pool, jacuzzi, rooms, bathrooms, were very clean and well maintained. And the Private beach OMG!!! was nice and quiet and relaxing and just a few minutes walk from the villa. The rooms are spacious and air conditioned (which is important) because we were there in the summer.

We had a great time at the Villa. We could not have stayed anywhere better with all of us together like that. Some of us hadn't seen each other in years, you can imagine how we carried on.... I will definitely recommend this property to everyone I know and WILL BE BACK!!! WE HAD THE BEST TIME EVER!!!

Glen M.
The BEST kept secret in Ocho Rios.

LHorizon villa is simply awesome. This place is immaculately maintained for the visitors comfort. The airconditioned bedrooms are large with their own bathroom and balcony. The staff is fantastic at keeping us happy and entertained. They are great cooks, friendly accomodating people.I would recommend this place to my family, friends and relatives. As a matter a fact, I am already doing just that. I would like for them to come and experience what we experienced here and why I called it, the best kept secret in all of Ocho Rios.

Denise V.
Great time and even greater wedding at L'Horizon

We spent a great week at L’Horizon the last week of May. It was one part reunion, one part wedding and we all had a great time. We had a full house of 20 people and the reviews were correct- we never felt crowded.

Major cudos to Ms. Joy and her team for great meals and even greater personalities. Many a time we made last minute changes to the menu or headcount and she still made it work. Great drinks were made round the clock for our huge group by resident bartender Oliver. The grounds are well maintained and the property and landscaping is as shown in the pictures.

Major praise for O’Neil who played the role of driver, special events chef and all around super guy who made our stay at L’Horizon great. We got married on site and O’Niel handled it from beginning to end with a great menu..including a special request for a roasted whole pig. It was amazing and we are still getting compliments many weeks later!

The staff of L’Horizon is wonderful and very accommodating with great food, great ambiance and personalities. Take a 5 minute walk to Bamboo Blu for beach access and great meals. Villa residents do get a 15% discount if they present a membership card. See Ms. Joy for the card.

A good time was had by all!

Barbara A.
Wonderful staff, less than wonderful house

I’ll be honest, the house is in need up some updating and care. The hot tub didn’t work, the tennis court was in ruin, and hot water, well, the wasn’t really any. Also, the WIFI was spotty (which was a challenge since some of us had jobs we had to stay on call for). That being said, my guests and I did have a wonderful time! The biggest asset of the house: the staff! Each and everyone of the staff members brought something to the experience! The chef: Oh My Gosh!! So good. He served literally the best jerk chicken I’ve ever had in my life and, as a repeat visitor to Jamaica, I’ve had my fair share. I cannot speak more highly of the food! Then there’s the bartender: makes AWESOME drinks, plays great authentic Jamaican music and knows how to shake a leg. He and the staff even taught us a few moves to bring back to the States. The house staff were also very friendly and cheerful from sun up to sun down, and the grounds crew were fun to hang and chat with, and also joined in on our nightly dance parties on the beautifully maintained lawn . The staff honestly made the house! As mentioned, the house is in need of some serious TLC, but that’s not to say it wasn’t beautiful. The rooms were spotless and well appointed, it was roomy and nicely furnished. It was authentically Jamaican and in a lovely neighborhood. Would definitely recommend, just w some explaination and w proper expectations.

Oh, and the “private beach” is only a tiny beach club about 10 mind away. The music is loud and lounge chairs pricey. Was a bit dissatisfied w this as well. Luckily the shuttle driver we had drove us to some better spots.

Randolph & Dorritt M.
Spectacular vacation

Quiet, extraordinarily clean, superb staff, luxurious amenities and really delicious food.

Kriss D.
So AMAZING!!

About 1 year ago, my wife and I decided that we would spend out 30th wedding anniversary in Jamaica and I began the process of researching both all inclusive packages and hotels. When I came upon the website for villa rentals, villa L'Horizon popped up and I was immediately drawn to the beauty of the property. My wife fell in love with it on first sight as well. We continued our search but we were continuously drawn back to this beautiful location. Once we spoke with the owner, Barrington Johnson, we were sold. His prompt responses to our questions sealed the deal. We knew that this is where we wanted to stay. So, we got our friends onboard and the rest is history! My wife broke into tears upon entering the villa. We were surrounded by luxury and greeted by a warm and friendly staff. Miss Kelly is fantastic at what she does and she made sure that we and our guests had every convenience. Any issues, large or small, were addressed immediately. Miss Rose is not only an amazing cook but a very warm and kind person. Miss Joy, Miss Stacy and Miss Tyiesha are so sweet and pleasant as they carry on with their daily tasks. The same can be said of Steven and Shayne who keep the grounds immaculate. Omar, our driver, made sure that we got to wherever we needed to go and did so graciously. And last but certainly not least, our chef Oniel is not only skilled in the culinary arts but just an amazing, upbeat human being that we are proud to know. He brought so much joy to our celebration and to our lives. The views of the mountains and the ocean are incredible and every day spent at the villa was an absolute pleasure. Needless to say, this was the trip of a lifetime for us and we cannot wait to go back "home" to Villa L'Horizon! Thank you to Barrington and the staff for making this an experience of a lifetime! One love! Kriss and Lisa

Manju B.
Great Place, loved it

Me and my husband spent a week at this beautiful villa and we loved it. The staff were great. Rooms where cleaned daily, very spacious and spotless, all equipped with an on suit bathroom and air conditioning and the chef made some lovely dishes.

The pool is well maintained, a lovey spot to relax and the beach is only a short walk with a bar/restaurant. We visited a few local attractions Dunns River Falls, Mystic Mountain and Dolphin Cove which are only a short drive from the villa.

A nice relaxing break, I would highly recommend.

Barbara C.
A Magical Experience!

We just got back from a week's stay at L'Horizon along with our kids, their spouses and children ranging in age from one year to 13! Sixteen of us in all! We had a ball! With a group like this, it would have been difficult to eat out and get to the attractions each wanted to go to. This situation could not have been more perfect! We had a bus to take us everywhere we needed to go and Omar to set things up and help us avoid the crowds. He was fantastic! The cooks ,Ms. Rose and Joy, were wonderful and the food was out of this world! One of our grandchildren is quite the foodie and helped plan the meals and even went to the market with Joy.! We had jerk chicken, curried goat, peppered shrimp, cod cakes , all sorts of wonderful vegetables, rice and beans, rice and pumpkin, fabulous soups.........everything was superb and served to accommodate our needs with young kids. We even had a bartender, Ruel, who supplied the kids with fabulous drinks by day (.they thought they had died and gone to heaven) and the adults with fabulous drinks by night! The most amazing thing: if you were in your bedroom with the door closed, it was extremely quiet! That's hard to accomplish with 8 kids running around. There are a few things that need updating or repair, but that certainly didn't detract from our vacation! Perfect place; perfect staff; perfect location!

Raymond M.
Luxury Villa in Paradise

We’ve been to this beautiful spacious villa several times now. And we always have a relaxing wonderful stay.

The facilities are great, a good sized outdoor pool, tennis court, gym and our very own onsite barman. He makes awesome cocktails for sipping by the pool or chilling out at the bar listening to some great music, all drinks are very reasonably priced.

The food is great and you can definitely experience the taste of Jamaica or request anything else that may take your fancy.

The onsite staff keep the villa spotless, our rooms were cleaned, bedding and linen changed daily, the room always smelt and felt very fresh.

The beach is only a few minutes walk from the villa; the entry pass entitles you to 15% discount on food and drink at the restaurant on the beach.

We’ll definitely be staying here again, L Horizon catered to all of our needs, we didn’t have to even leave the villa if we didn’t want to, everything is on site.

Mr Johnson the villa manager is always a pleasure to do interact with.

Mr & Mrs Mason

London, England

Joanna E.
Wonderful Villas Close to everything

Just returned back from staying in this beautiful villa on the exclusive Mammee Bay Estate in Jamaica with friends for 2 weeks.

Arrived in Jamaica after a long flight to be met by the agent and his driver Omar for the journey to the villa. Both very nice and helpful and gave us a brief overview of the area. The Mammee Bay Estate is an exclusive gated community and has a secluded feel to it even though it is so close to everything.

The villa itself is imposing from the outside but surprisingly cosy inside given its open plan feel. We stayed in a large comfortable double room with a huge ensuite bathroom and balcony. The room was always spotlessly clean during our stay and had the added benefit of a flat screen TV with a large selection of satellite channels and the best WIFI signal we've ever had in the Caribbean.

It is surrounded by lovely gardens, tennis courts, bar area and of course a great pool.

The villa was fully staffed and they couldn't do enough for you. From the tons of food served by Joy and Stacey to the fantastic Jerk Chicken and Lobster cooked by their brilliant chef "Barefoot"! Washed down with the tastiest cocktails made by resident barman Ruel - try the pina coladas and rum punch, especially nice whilst lying round the lovely pool - we all cheered when he arrived one afternoon!

During the day we often went to the Bamboo Beach Club that is just round the corner from the villa, and rented either a sun lounger or cabana. As the beach club is also located on the Mammee Bay Estate residents of L'Horizon have free entry to the club and 15% discount on water sports, food, drinks etc. A nice alternative to the pool.

Close by there is plenty of duty free shopping as well as Dunns River Falls and Mystic Mountain - don't need to book a tour just get a cab and your there. Or pop down to Island Village - loads of shopping, food and live music. Try Ocean on a sunday night for a boogie and very strong rum cocktail!

The staff really make your holiday amazing, they can't do enough for you and nothing was to much trouble. The owner Barrington was very helpful during the whole booking process and our stay was even better than expected.

Cant wait to go back with all my children and their partners next time as they will love it and its big enough not to get under each others feet!

Thank you again to Barrington and his team at L'Horizon

Antinita T.
Beautiful villa, perfectly situated!

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at L'Horizon villa. I want to start by highlighting that the staff here is second to none. Joy (the cook) is an amazing cook and we enjoyed each meal she prepared for us. The ladies made sure our rooms were cleaned well everyday during our stay. The villa was absolutely spotless. We had a bartender on hand throughout the day. It was very nice to have drinks and listen to music by the pool. He also made great drinks! (the Bob Marley shot being my favorite)! I felt really safe with the two guys around that kept the gate, the pool, and handled landscaping. They were constantly working (the landscaping is beautiful). My favorite accommodation was access to the private beach! The beach was clean, it wasn't crowded, it was beyond beautiful, and there was a cool beach restaurant where we were brought lunch and drinks right on the beach!! I really enjoyed the privacy of the villa and yet being able to have a resort feel to it. I will definitely return when in Jamaica.

Derrick W.
Great Staff, Great Service, Great Trip!

We had a group of 12 and we were very comfortable. The house was spacious and clean. The staff was amazing and all seven of them worked very hard to make our trip memorable. The home cooked food was great. The beach was right around the corner and there were plenty of local attractions nearby. Barrington, the homeowner, was very responsive to our inquiries leading up to the trip and we will definitely plan on staying here again.

Rita T.
beautiful!

The villa was everything the pictures showed and more.......the pool was gorgeous and the grounds spotless.

There are not enough words to describe the warmth of the staff, they were wonderful and very accommodating and very friendly, never making you feel like you weren't at home.

Omar and his drivers were totaling delightful, with a wealth of knowledge about the island.

Great vacation!

sharon h.
Beautiful, relaxing clean with lovely staff

We spent 7 days at L’Horizon as we were getting married there. It is a beautiful villa set in a lovely location, but there were areas within the staff, that let them down. Although the staff was very friendly and very helpful they lacked initiative and sometimes required a little direction.

Overall the Villa was lovely and it lived up to the images shown on the site. It was clean and tidy; the staff was approachable & well mannered. Mrs. Rose the cook, is a lovely lady and excellent cook she prepared some lovely homemade food; We enjoyed our 7-day stay there; it is at least 5-8 min walk from the beach, you can also gain access to the local restaurant. It was in an ideal location for our wedding guests as they stayed in the Riu, which shared the same beach as the villa and was next door to the villa, which is recommended if you are arranging a private function and have guests staying at the Riu. Barrington the owner was great, he has always responded promptly when we have communicated with him, and he ensured his upmost that we were happy, even once we had returned home. He is a great example of an excellent host. We would recommend the villa to others & would stay there again in the future.

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