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Makana on the Beach • Discovery Bay, Jamaica Villa

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About Makana on the Beach

Makana is one of the most glamorous private villas on the precious strip of land that borders Discovery Bay. The site itself is remarkable: a spacious villa with private tennis court and swimming pool on a sugary white sand beach bordering translucent swimming and kayaking water.

  • NEW 7th Bedroom Added - Available November 2017
  • deluxe 9,500 sq ft, 7-bedroom waterfront villa with private white sand beach on beautiful Discovery Bay
  • 16’ x 36’ infinity edge pool and outdoor hot tub
  • full staff: butlers, chef, housekeepers, gardener, laundress
  • tennis court lit for night play
  • air-conditioned gym (Bowflex, treadmill, stairmaster), powder room and outdoor shower
  • complimentary sea kayaks, (3) paddleboards and snorkel equipment ~ more water sports nearby
  • basketball hoop/stand (located at tennis court)
  • table tennis (staff able to set up wherever desired)
  • 8 flat screen cable televisions
  • wireless Internet throughout
  • Family Room/Home Office with computer, fax, printer, DVD player, Playstation II with games, movies
  • Apple TV
  • free phone calls to the US, Canada and landlines in the United Kingdom
  • Bose stereo in spa (also used in the gym)
  • ultra-luxurious bedding and feather mattress toppers
  • wet bar with ice maker
  • over-the-water gazebo with 270-degree view
  • child friendly: two complimentary portable cribs and one high chair, large lawn for play, nannies on request
  • other Premier villas within walking distance to combine with Makana for large family reunions

Makana is one of the most glamorous private villas on the precious strip of land that borders Discovery Bay. The site itself is remarkable: a spacious villa with private tennis court and swimming pool on a sugary white sand beach bordering translucent swimming and kayaking water. The architecture is superb.

Virtually a resort within itself, Makana also includes an air-conditioned gym with powder room and an outdoor shower. An over-the-water gazebo provides a 270-degree view of the mountains, bay and Caribbean Sea and is a splendid venue for lovers of breathtaking sunsets.

Spa specialists available on-call for massages/treatments that can be set up in bedrooms, balconies or in the garden (for various charges).

Interiors are stylish and comfortable. The Great Room opens to a spacious verandah and bar. Home-cooked meals are served on the al fresco dining terrace overlooking the lawn, garden, private pool, beach and blue bay.

Child friendly, Makana's design addresses the accommodation of family units. Excellent Jamaican nannies are available on request.

The state-of-the-art kitchen includes a commercial oven, microwave and gas grill. The talented Makana chef treats guests each week to barbecues of steaks, chicken, shrimp, pork and lobster fired on the outdoor grill.

Driving time from the Montego Bay airport to Makana is approximately 60 minutes. Discovery Bay is an incredible turquoise body of water that has attracted some of Jamaica’s most visionary homeowners. Makana has raised the bar.


The owners of Makana have stressed luxurious nighttime comfort by installing top-of-the-line mattresses and pillows, and hypo-allergenic down featherbed mattress toppers. All bedrooms have closet safes and TV.

UPSTAIRS ~ 4 bedrooms
Master Bedroom ~ 840 sq ft
Kingsize bed in spacious suite with private balcony and view of the bay. Sitting room with twin sofa bed. Large en-suite bathroom with shower, double-basin vanity and whirlpool tub.

Papaya Room ~ 540 sq ft
Kingsize bed; walk-in closet, en-suite bathroom with large walk-in shower. Private balcony.

Breadfruit Room ~ 480 sq ft
Kingsize bed; en-suite bathroom with walk-in-shower. Private balcony.

Blue Room ~ 450 sq ft
Two queensize beds; en-suite bathroom with tub-shower. Accommodates 4 children.
Television, video games and Playstation. Private balcony (door can be locked).

Family Room
Luxuriously furnished with LCD television and home office complete with computer, telephone and fax. Wireless Internet is throughout the villa.

A unique interior water feature joins the main house to a connecting private annex. The annex has three bedrooms each with en-suite bathroom and terrace. This suite of rooms is ideal for a family of 4-6.

Bamboo Room ~ 440 sq ft
Kingsize bed; en-suite bathroom with large double walk-in shower. Private terrace.

Sugarcane Room ~ 380 sq ft
Kingsize bed; en-suite bathroom with tub/shower. Private terrace.

Coconut Room ~ New 7th Bedroom (as of November 2017)!
Two single beds that can convert to a king; en-suite bathroom with shower. Private terrace with garden view.

Additional Information

  • Maximum desired occupancy is 14 guests total
  • Use of the Annex requires a rental of 6 or 7 bedrooms (See Rates tab)
  • The Makana homeowner requests no smoking in the living room, dining room, family room, bedrooms and bathrooms. Smoking is only allowed on the verandahs.

Rental Rates

Season Bedrooms Weekly Rate
Low Season 2018
April 16 - December 14
Maximum 8 Guests
1–4 $14,500
Low Season 2018
April 16 - December 14
Maximum 12 Guests
5–6 $16,500
Low Season 2018
April 16 - December 14
Maximum 14 Guests
7 $17,800
Thanksgiving 2018
November 17 - November 24
Maximum 14 Guests
1–7 $19,800
Christmas 2018
December 19 - December 26
Maximum 14 Guests
1–7 $28,000
New Year's 2018-2019
December 26 - January 2
Maximum 14 Guests
1–7 $29,000
High Season 2019
December 15 - April 27
Maximum 8 Guests
1–4 $16,500
High Season 2019
December 15 - April 27
Maximum 12 Guests
5–6 $18,500
High Season 2019
December 15 - April 27
Maximum 14 Guests
7 $19,800
Easter 2019
April 20 - April 27
Maximum 14 Guests. Easter week is any 7 nights that includes Easter Sunday
1–7 $19,800

Maximum occupancy is 14 guests total.

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Guest Reviews

  • Outstanding staff! You are so blessed to have all these wonderful people.

    Outstanding villa! Beautiful amazing home!

    Exceeded our expectations. We had a ball. Loved every minute. Thank you for making us feel so comfortable and pampered!

    John M – March 2018

  • Had the best time. Loved the villa and everything was arranged beyond expectations. Staff was great! Food was also great!

    Dianna J – February 2018

  • I came to celebrate my birthday and I will never forget my magical stay at Makana. I will definitely come back. The owners have created an amazing comfortable paradise. It is truly beautiful and first class. I have found my beach vacation spot!

    The staff was outstanding. Exceeded my expectations. Throughout our stay the staff was ever present, but not obtrusive ever. We will miss each of them. We look forward to returning.

    Chef Kayla’s food was beyond reproach. I have travelled all over the world and these were the best meals I have ever had.

    Paula G – January 2018

  • Staff was amazing as usual! We love the openness of the gazebo...it is one of our favorite parts of the house.

    Angove - April 2016

  • The entire staff is amazing as usual ( 7th time repeat). Your staff is the best I have seen anywhere. They are gems!

    Pradjob A - December 2015

  • The staff was absolutely wonderful – very warm, friendly & accommodating. Our stay was better than ever expected. Makana is truly a special place!

    Jonathon P - December 2015

  • The staff went above & beyond. The villa exceeded our expectations.

    Sue S - November 2015

  • We were very pleased with the villa and staff, they were excellent.

    Bill Y - August 2015

  • What a glorious vacation we had! Staff were so attentive, we will miss them!! friendly, courteous, professional. The house was comfortable, beautiful, lovely park setting and architectural details...The staff was the Magnificent Seven. We loved each one!

    Lonnie S - April 2015

  • All was absolutely excellent. Kayla was a star! Particularly comfortable beds, seating. Beautifully maintained property. An exceptionally well run villa with exceptional staff.

    Joanne K - March 2015

  • The Best Staff we have experienced in any and all villas we've been to. Super friendly, always available, good vibes from all.

    Nelson - June 2015

  • It's hard to exceed expectations because we have come here so many times and it is always wonderful!

    Prabhjot A. - Danville CA., December 2014

  • I can't begin to describe how much we enjoyed our trip to Jamaica and our stay at Makana. We have been lucky enough to travel quite a bit and stay in some of the most luxurious hotels on Earth. Makana, is something else entirely. Elegance, Excellence, and Ecstasy only begin to describe what Makana has to offer. As incredible as the house is, the staff truly make the experience life changing. Their attention to detail and desire to please slowly hypnotize you until the true meaning of Luxury Travel becomes clear; Reaching a state of relaxation where even basic human thought becomes impossible. A point in mind and body when you think to yourself; no phone, no tablet, no problem. What started as a week long vacation, is now a life long love affair. Thank you Villas by Linda Smith

    Greg R

  • Dear Linda,

    Great trip. Thanks for all your help. Overall, we couldn’t have been happier with our stay. The staff was excellent. They were extremely patient with the little ones and very mindful of everybody’s little idiosyncrasies once they got to know us (and we them). We have visited Jamaica frequently over the last several years and frequently have chosen the villa option. Makana certainly will rank near the top and I wouldn’t be surprised if we returned there one day.

    Ted M. - New York, NY - October 2013

  • Dear Linda,

    From the moment we arrived in Jamaica and were greeted by our driver, to the moment we were driven back to our departure flights, it was evident that all details were taken care of so as to ensure a wonderful vacation. The staff were friendly and accommodating. It is hard to single out one staff member who was the "best"- all were excellent! Makana and its setting were marvelous and perfect for our group.

    Harriett F. – Potomac, MD – March 2013

  • Dear Linda,

    WOW! That's about all there is left to say. We just had to let you know how much we enjoyed our holiday. Makana is a beautiful villa and fits our family's needs to a "T". The staff made everything just perfect. The food and meal service was superb and the table settings were beautiful. Kayla's cooking - a 10+!! Makana is a fabulous home with beautiful furnishings and facilities that are maintained to perfection. We felt very safe and secure in this environment which was very important having the children with us. This is one of the best family vacations we have had and it was a great place to celebrate a birthday!

    Enid L. - Unionville, Canada - February 2011

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