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Malatai on the Beach • Ocho Rios, Jamaica Villa

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About Malatai on the Beach

Just off the main road into Ocho Rios, a small lane leads to a tropical woodland and reveals a magnificent villa named Malatai. Directly on the translucent waters of Mammee Bay, Malatai is one of the largest villas in this collection.

  • glamorous 9,500-sq-ft Premier villa directly on one of Jamaica's most beautiful beaches
  • 6 bedrooms (5 for adults, 1 for children), 6-1/2 bathrooms plus poolside powder room
  • full staff: chef, assistant chef, butler, housekeepers, gardener, laundress
  • private pool with 26-inch-deep shallow wading area for youngsters, bubbling on request
  • private tennis court
  • private air-conditioned fitness room (treadmill, bench, 3 NXT spinning bikes, free weights, DVD's)
  • beautiful gazebo with outdoor pool table and ping pong table conversion top (lighted for night-time play)
  • complimentary sea kayaks, snorkeling gear for adults and children, life vests and boogie boards for children
  • poolside hot tub
  • whirlpool bathtubs in two bathrooms
  • high-speed Internet and fax, computer and printer
  • family room with flat screen surround-sound 36” television, DVD, and CD players
  • child friendly
  • complimentary cribs (2), pack-n-play and high chairs (2)
  • library of music and movies
  • Sirius satellite radio
  • 16-speaker indoor-outdoor sound system
  • room-to-room intercom, portable land line phones, complimentary cell phone
  • generator, bedroom safes, electronic security
  • 3 minutes from Ocho Rios attractions, 5 minutes from duty-free shopping

Just west of Ocho Rios, a small lane leads to a brilliant oceanfront villa. An electronic gate opens to reveal the large and splendid private home named Malatai. Stately lions, koi and lily ponds grace the covered entrance. On textures of gleaming Jotoba wood, Italian tile, Jerusalem stone, marble and granite, interior spaces open to the piece de resistance: a 3,300-square-foot sugary white sand beach.

Directly on the turquoise waters of Old Fort Bay in St. Ann‘s Parish, Malatai is one of the largest villas in this collection. The free-form pool includes a shallow children’s section, separated from the deeper pool by an underwater partition. The overall property consists of the spacious main villa, separate air-conditioned fitness cottage, hot tub, large lawn with shaded sitting areas, and teak party deck with barbeque for outdoor entertaining by the sea. Beyond the lawn is the lovely white beach and excellent swimming water. Four single and four double kayaks and are complimentary. Life vests are also provided for both adults and children.

A long fence privatizes the pool and lawn. The fence is designed to be rolled open each morning to reveal a gorgeous all-day panorama of the beach and blue sea just steps across the soft grassy lawn. Day and night, the sounds of the sea echo the romance of this idyllic location.

From the state-of-the-art tile, stainless steel and granite kitchen, home-cooked meals are served in the inside dining room or on the al fresco verandah. Two Swiss-made coffee machines provide all-day on-demand rich fresh-ground Blue Mountain coffee. Signature drinks and hors d’oeuvres are offered each evening around the verandah bar. As a special treat, the butler will hire a mento band and plan a torchlight beach party with jerk chicken and pork, tenderloin, kabobs, or fresh fish or lobster served sizzling from the outdoor grill.

On request, the butler can arrange for jet skis, water skis, parasailing, windsurfing and a sunset cruise boat to be delivered to the Malatai beach. The staff can also arrange yoga instruction and spa treatments at the villa. While privately located, Malatai is only minutes from Dolphin Cove, famous Dunn‘s River Falls and lively Ocho Rios with its wide selection of duty-free shopping, excursions and music.

Maximum occupancy is 10 adults and 4 children under the age of 12. An extra guest fee of $50 per person per night applies to all guests in excess of 12 guests.


Two Master Bedrooms
Each has a four-poster kingsize bed and 32” Sony flat-screen television. En-suite marble bathrooms have double-basin granite vanities, whirlpool bathtubs and separate glass door walk-in showers with multiple water jets. Both bedrooms and bathrooms open to a furnished balcony overlooking the pool, beach and ocean.

Children’s Room
3 bunk beds (total 6 twin beds). En-suite bathroom with tub-shower combination. Opens to balcony (but door can remain locked if parents wish).

Petal, Yellow and Green Bedrooms
Each has 2 queensize beds and en-suite bathroom with tub-shower combination. All 3 downstairs bedrooms have a 32” flat screen television and open to a private porch with wonderful views of the ocean.

All six bedrooms have flat-screen television, telephone with room-to-room intercom, quiet air conditioning, safe, terry cloth bathrobes, and furnished balconies or terraces with glorious ocean views.

Family Room
Air-conditioned computer room with complimentary high-speed Internet access, printer and fax machine.
36” flat-screen television, surround-sound system with speakers throughout lower level and pool area.
DVD’s and CD’s. Board games for adults and children.

Located in separate building just across the lawn: air-conditioned fitness room (treadmill, bench, 3 spinning exercise bikes, free weights) … VCR, CD and exercise videos.

Rental Rates

Season Bedrooms Weekly Rate

Maximum occupancy is 10 adults and 4 children under the age of 12. An extra guest fee of $50 per person per night applies to all guests in excess of 12 guests.

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Guest Reviews

  • Dear Linda,

    Words cannot explain how all 16 of us loved the villa and our vacation in Jamaica. The weather was great, but the staff of the villa made our vacation wonderful. The actual villa is very spacious and a wonderful option with a family/families of several children. The children loved the bunk room and we loved the fact that we had plenty of room. From the moment we arrived, the staff attended to our every need and bent over backwards to accommodate our schedule of two dinners (one for the children, followed by dinner for the adults once we had the children in bed). We ate every meal at Malatai and loved every one of them. The food was delicious and well prepared.

    The service was great. We have lived all over the world and are very well traveled, and we have never had service of the level of the staff at Malatai. More important than the service was the constant smiles, and how truly caring the staff were. They were fun, made us laugh (I think we made them laugh a few times too) and planned a wonderful 4th of July party and birthday celebration for one of the children. I wish I had kept a journal with a notation of every smile and every act of kindness each person shared with us. Thanks again for arranging the vacation of a lifetime--we hope to visit again soon!

    Micki A. – June 2013

  • Dear Linda,

    We can't express how pleased we were with the hospitality and level of service we received by the entire staff. The villa and beach are so beautiful. However, as beautiful as the beach and villa are, it is because of the world class staff that we would absolutely come back and recommend. Alton is a tremendous chef and the support of his staff makes for a truly memorable experience.

    Denise S. - April 2013

  • Dear Linda,

    We had the most amazing vacation! We absolutely loved Malatai, and the staff was incredible! We've all traveled a fair amount, and agreed that this was one of our all-time favorite trips. It was definitely a let-down to come home after being treated so well in such a beautiful environment. I could not have planned a more perfect birthday trip!

    Robin B. – November 2012

  • Dear Linda,

    This peaceful retreat on a wonderful natural beach is truly hard to beat. We had everything we needed at Malatai; beach, kayaks, tennis court, pool table and snorkeling equipment. It reminded me of our own private resort! The owners attention to detail is evident everywhere and helps make this stunning beach villa extraordinary. On our last night we enjoyed a fantastic seafood buffet under the stars and a beach bonfire. The staff truly out did themselves time and time again. Can’t wait to return!

    Karen R. - September 2012

  • Dear Linda,

    This was an amazing week! Everything was been wonderful and things couldn't have been better!

    Damon T. - December 2010

  • Dear Linda,

    As you know, we have stayed in your villas for our last 5 trips to Jamaica and this Malatai has the best staff ever! They are wonderful people and so attentive to our needs! The villa is beautiful, the food is excellent and the staff is fabulous!

    Jill A - November 2010

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