Villa Sea Haven

Discovery Bay



7 night price

Property Description

Located on a private waterfront acre, Sea Haven is a traditional West Indian Villa dressed in a miracle of colour. Periwinkle blue exterior, sunshine yellow inside, with a barrel vaulted blue sky ceiling. Antiques include a 200 year old twig rocker made by slaves, and tortoise-back mahogany dining chairs which came from Admiralty House in Port Royal and were used by Admiral Lord Rodney, and Horatio Nelson when he was an ensign.

Sea Haven has a total of 4 fully air conditioned bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. A rough hewn chair in the master bedroom belonged to the Captain of a schooner that plied between the islands in the seventeenth century.

Apart from the bedrooms, other rooms in the villa include: living room, formal dining room and kitchen. Lounging areas like the verandah, patio and gazebo are ideal for intimate gatherings. The living room opens wide to the 60″ foot verandah, which is a feast of pickled wicker, draping vines, and more colour.

The garden consists of just under an acre of tropical shrubs and trees, the trunks of which are smothered with orchids. Fruit trees abound and an exotic alamanda vine shades the entry.

There is also a perfect half moon pool, 21’ x 11’, tiled with ocean blue mosaics, with a bench, heater, air blower and 16 jets, as well a hammock and gazebo. A bird “feeding tree” frames the view and dapples the gazebo, and in the afternoon, the plunge pool. On one side of the waterfront is a built-up sandy area, and on the other cut-stone steps lead you to perfect snorkelling and the off shore raft.

The butler is the chef and will serve you in the dining room, on the verandah, or “al fresco” by sunlight or by candlelight, according to your whim. Relax in the warm glow of the sunset from across the bay. There is also a cut-stone barbeque grill on the exterior

Less than an hour from Montego Bay’s airport, Discovery Bay is absolutely unique, an incredibly clear, blue, beautiful and placid body of water, a perfect sheltered horseshoe bay, one mile across, protected by coral reefs.

This “strip” of houses on the eastern shore is colloquially known as both “Millionaire’s Row” and “Jamaica’s Riviera”. It is now the villa destination of choice in Jamaica.

What you should know…

  • Please note that you will need to select 8 guests should you wish to have access to all 4 bedrooms. Those selecting fewer guests will only have access to a prorated number of bedrooms based on 2 guests per room.
  • Remember, it is customary to pay a 15% Gratuity fee before leaving your Villa in Jamaica

The Villa

Sea Haven on Discovery Bay is a 4-bedroom villa with a private swimming pool in a superb location.

Bedroom 1 – Master: King size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower and tub, Air conditioning.
Bedroom 2: King size bed, En-suite bathroom with shower and tub, Air conditioning.
Bedroom 3: 2 Twin beds (King bed optional), En-suite bathroom with shower and tub, Air conditioning.
Bedroom 4: 2 Twin beds (King bed optional), En-suite bathroom with shower, Air conditioning.

– Air conditioned bedrooms
– Cable TV
– Satellite TV
– VCR player
– DVD player
– CD player
– MP3 port
– Free ADSL wireless internet
– Movie library
– Wet bar with under-counter ice maker
– Cell phone
– Oven
– Blender
– Coffee maker
– Toaster
– Microwave.

Outdoor Features
– Pool
– Beach terrace
– Seaside Gazebo
– Snorkelling equipment
– Offshore swim platform
– Kayaks
– Grill
– Alfresco dining.

On the north coast of Jamaica, situated between Ocho Rios and Montego Bay, you’ll find beautiful, scenic Discovery Bay.

It’s a peaceful, relaxing and quiet area… and displays one of the most picturesque series of gleaming blue bays… perfect white sandy beaches… and vibrant, lively fishing villages. If traveling to Jamaica, Discovery Bay is definitely a stop you’ll want to make – not only for the scenery, but the historic value as well.

Discovery Bay is a town in the Saint Ann Parish on the northern coast of Jamaica. It came to be known as Discovery Bay as Christopher Columbus and his crew had discovered it in 1494.Discovery Bay is home to much history, originally named Puerto Seco by Christopher Columbus because there aren’t any permanent rivers flowing through it, unlike it’s neighbouring towns.

It later came to be known as Discovery Bay as Christopher Columbus and his crew discovered it in 1494, (it is disputed as to whether they first landed in Discovery Bay or Sevilla La Nueva.) Due to this there are many historical attractions in Discovery Bay, including the Green Grotto Caves and Columbus Park. The Green Grotto Caves display relics of the native Taino Arawak lifestyle – you can also visit the secret caves through which many Spaniards escaped when the English invaded in 1655, they were guided by the Arawaks and African slaves in exchange for their freedom.

Discovery Bay holds some of Jamaica’s premier attractions, including Dolphin Cove, where the whole family can enjoy swimming with Dolphins in a beautiful coral reef, and Firefly, Noel Coward’s home in the hills above Port Maria, located in one of the island’s most spectacular settings, and arguably the best views in Jamaica. The attractions in Discovery Bay are endless, whether you would prefer a drive through fern gully to experience breath taking tropical vegetation or a visit to Chukka Cove to take part in activities ranging from polo to trail rides.

For those who wish to experience a taste of Jamaican night life there are several restaurants and clubs at Island Village – the most recent shopping and entertainment complex in Ocho Rios, also with shops and a cinema. In Discovery Bay there is no shortage of mouth-watering foods to tuck into after a long day in the sun! The gorgeous ‘The Ruins’ is built surrounding a waterfall and stream in a semi outdoor setting where you can enjoy both Jamaican and Chinese cuisine, and ‘Tuscanini’s’ – a favourite place to dine for both locals and tourists.

Prior to Booking

Please be aware that Jamaica is an island nation that experiences weather patterns dictated by the Atlantic Ocean to the north of the island and the Caribbean Sea to the south of the island. This tropical rainforest climate results in the island experiencing a hurricane season, which usually occurs between June to November. When thinking about booking your holiday to Jamaica, please consult Foreign travel advice for more information.

Entry Requirements

Tourists who are British Citizens will not require a visa upon arrival and Departure Tax is included in most flight costs. Please check Entry Requirements before departure.

Getting There

Jamaica has two international airports, Donald Sangster in Montego Bay and Norman Manley, Kingston.

From the US:
There are many direct flights with Jet Blue, Caribbean, Delta, American and United from cities including New York, Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston and Philadelphia.

From the UK:
There are direct flights to Montego Bay from Gatwick and Manchester with American Airlines, British Airways or Virgin Atlantic. Glasgow and Belfast passengers can also fly via the US with United Airlines.

A. Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay,
B. Norman Manley International Airport, Kingston, Kingston Parish:

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Best Suited For: All Ages

While rest and relaxation is the name of the main game at Sea Haven on Discovery Bay, there’s still plenty of inclusions around the property that make it just as appealing to little holidaymakers as big ones.

High-speed internet is available throughout Sea Haven Bay, making it easy for kids to keep in touch with friends and family back home as well as streaming their favourite media. A 42” Panasonic plasma TV is the highlight of the family room, offering cable channels and a DVD player for family viewing. Kids can also listen to their favourite music using the property’s excellent Bluetooth stereo system.

Outside, this idyllic holiday cottage has large spacious grounds, perfect for playing games and making memories with the kids. The small beach lets kids explore their craftiness by building sandcastles and digging around looking for buried treasures. Just offshore, a floating raft delights children, who love the adventure of swimming out to sea before spending hours jumping and diving into the clear blue waters below.

Although the quiet privacy and tranquillity offered by Sea Haven on Discovery Bay is amazing, if you ever wish to leave and venture further afield there’s plenty to see and do in the surrounding area which will keep kids of all ages entertained.

Your closest attraction for kids is the ever-popular Puerto Seco Beach Park, located just 5 minutes away from your villa. Stretching across a sprawling white sand beachfront, the Puerto Seco Beach Park features a variety of water sports and activities which kids can have get involved with. For kids who love snorkelling, glass-bottom boat tours can be arranged with opportunities to snorkel further out at sea. Kids can also play on the inflatable waterpark, located just off the shoreline.

River Rapids
Located about a 20 minute drive away from your villa, kids will find idyllic rivers perfect for river tubing and kayaking tours. Or, for the more adventurous amongst you, kids can tackle the natural rapids that make their way through Jamaica’s forests.

Green Grotto Caves

Once the secret hiding place of escaped slaves and fleeing Spaniards, the 1.5km cave network of Green Grotto Caves is sure to speak to kids’ inner adventurer. Today, visitors from all around the world visit the caves to take in its natural beauty and biodiversity.

Luminous Lagoon

About 30 minutes west of your villa is the magical Luminous Lagoon. While it may mean kids stay up a little later than usual, we promise it’s worth it. At the lagoon, when the lights go down, kids will be mesmerised by the gentle glow of the lagoon which they can even swim in.


  • Cot(s)


  • Beach Nearby
  • Walk to Beach
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities


  • DVD


  • Chef/Cook Included
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available

At Sun Villa Escapes we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday.


SVE’s Extras

  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Included
  • Maid Service Included
  • Babysitting Available
  • Complimentary snorkelling gear, 2 sea kayaks, 2 paddleboards

Villa Staff included at this property:
A full-time dedicated chef, housekeeper, assistant housekeeper, gardener and personal laundress attend exclusively to your villa.

Your cook will handle grocery shopping and meal preparation. They will pre-purchase your first few meals plus pantry staples, then finish the week’s shopping after meeting with you. At week’s end, they will present receipts for all food and beverage and reconcile your account. A typical grocery budget is $55-$65 per adult per day and $20-25 per day for preteens. This may vary up or down depending on market prices and menus.(more luxurious items such as shrimp, lobster, imported meats and Champagne will incur a further charge).

Your cook will also pre-purchase a small starter bar (a few bottles of Red Stripe, moderately-priced wine and rum). Additional alcohol requests will increase your budget. If you wish to go to the various markets with them, you are welcome. Otherwise, simply review your tastes and distastes with them and they’ll handle it all while you stay at the villa and relax.

A nanny can be arranged for an average of $12 per hour. Guests should plan to add approximately $20 per day for food for their nanny.

We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

– Maid service/extra cleaning
– Private chef/cook/catering
– Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
– Local day-trips or tours
– Airport pick-up/drop-off
– Babysitting/childcare services

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

Prices based on an occupancy of 4 people:

Rental period Weekly
May 2nd 2023 – Nov 26th 2023 £3,208
Nov 26th 2023 – Dec 15th 2023 £3,208
Dec 15th 2023 – Apr 14th 2024 £4,125
Apr 14th 2024 – Nov 2nd 2024 £3,208

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
May 2nd 2023 – Nov 26th 2023 £2,946 £4,125
Nov 26th 2023 – Dec 15th 2023 £2,946 £4,125
Dec 15th 2023 – Apr 14th 2024 £5,043
Apr 14th 2024 – Nov 2nd 2024 £2,946 £4,125

Prices based on an occupancy of 8 people:

Rental period 5 Nights Weekly
May 2nd 2023 – Nov 18th 2023 £3,602 £5,043
Nov 18th 2023 – Nov 26th 2023 £5,960
Nov 26th 2023 – Dec 15th 2023 £3,602 £5,043
Dec 15th 2023 – Dec 19th 2023 £5,960
Dec 19th 2023 – Dec 27th 2023 £9,168
Dec 27th 2023 – Jan 3rd 2024 £11,002
Jan 3rd 2024 – Apr 6th 2024 £5,960
Apr 6th 2024 – Apr 14th 2024 £5,960
Apr 14th 2024 – Nov 2nd 2024 £3,602 £5,043

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


Villa Conditions
– Bedrooms will be allocated dependent upon ‘Number of Guests’ at the time of Booking. Any unused Bedroom(s) may not be available to Guests.
– A obligatory Gratuity rate of 15% of the overall booking is due to be paid to the Staff before departure. Please plan to pay in Cash (US Dollars or the local currency).
– A 50% deposit may be required for bookings that include Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Years Eve.

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit £1000 charged to client’s credit card before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 3.00 p.m.
Departure time 11.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Included in the rental price
End of stay cleaning included? Included in the rental price
Minimum stay 5 nights (Mid April – Mid December); 7 nights (Thanksgiving week and Mid December – Mid April)
Changeover day Flexible
Internet access? Wi-Fi connection included
Pets welcome? Pets are allowed upon request
Smoking Allowed? Smoking & Vaping is not permitted inside the villa
Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
  • Features
    Private Pool – Hot Tub – WiFi – Beach Nearby – Air Con – BBQ – TV – Golf Nearby