Why Stay in Discovery Bay Jamaica

Why Stay in Discovery Bay Jamaica

When you think of Jamaica, you probably think of either Montego Bay, Ocho Rios or Negril with their large all-inclusive resorts. Typically lumped with Ocho Rios, you’ve probably have never heard of Discovery Bay.

Jamaica map

Jamaica map (c) Maps.com

You’re in for a wonderful surprise. Located between the top two tourism meccas, Ocho Rios and Montego Bay, Discovery Bay has proven that it’s no step-sister. It’s a bona-fide resort area, spanning about 10 miles, that is a well-kept secret from the average visitor to Jamaica but not to Jamaican families who have known about this area for years. Many have either built weekend homes here or vacation here themselves.


5 Really Smart Reasons to Stay in Discovery Bay Jamaica


Little beach 2-minute walk from villa

Little beach 2-minute walk from villa

  • If you want to have the most diversity in attractions and experiences without having too long of a drive … Located 50 minutes from Montego Bay, 15 minutes from Falmouth and 35 minutes from Ocho Rios, Discovery Bay delivers on that count. Over 30 attractions or activities in under 30 minutes … more than a dozen within a 5-minute drive including some of the best on-river activities in Jamaica.
  • If you really have the travel bug and want the opportunity to see as much of the island as possible … Discovery Bay’s central location makes day tripping really easy. You could go to almost any location in Jamaica for a day trip from our area and not be bone-tired the next day. You would waste precious vacation time just recuperating from the trek if you tried that while staying in Montego Bay, Negril or Ocho Rios.
YS Falls Jamaica

YS Falls Jamaica

  • If you want some privacy where you can just relax in peace … Tourism in Discovery Bay is primarily in the form of villas. The town is never over-run with tourists … no hair-braiders on the streets, no high pressure vendors trying to sell you things you don’t want.
Love is in the air

Love is in the air

  • If you don’t want to chance being on the rainy side of Jamaica … Discovery Bay – Rio Bueno area has perhaps the highest chance of having good weather of all the areas on the North Coast. Showers here tend to disappear just as quickly as they came. If there is heavy or prolonged rainfall in Discovery Bay, it is most likely a regional oddity affecting the North Coast.
  • If you expect a sense of place on your vacation and want some exposure to the real Jamaica, at your comfort level …
    Columbus Park

    Columbus Park

    Lovely beaches abound but Discovery Bay offers so much more than the stereotypical Caribbean or Jamaican vacation centered around sun, sea and sand. The Discovery Bay/Rio Bueno area is intertwined in Jamaica’s rich history. Columbus landed in Jamaica in 1494. Some say he landed in Discovery Bay and even more say it was in Rio Bueno Harbor. Records suggest he sailed into Discovery Bay looking for fresh water. Finding none, he named the place Puerto Seco (Dry Harbor) and he sailed west to a similar horseshoe-shaped harbor. There he discovered a river which he named Rio Bueno. Regardless of the debate, we are in the center of history.


So there you have it. Those are our top 5 reasons for why we chose to build our home, Mais Oui Tennis & Spa Villa, in Discovery Bay, Jamaica. Hosts of happy guests over the past 15 years tell us that we made a wonderful decision! Get you family and friends together and come see for yourself.


Enjoy a pool-side spa at your villa in Jamaica

Enjoy a pool-side spa at your villa in Jamaica

Think and dream Jamaica.


About the Author Sherry

Sherry & Darrell, owners of Mais Oui Tenis & Spa Villa in Discovery Bay, Jamaica, consider themselves unofficial ambassadors for Jamaica. They look forward to using their insider knowledge to help guests create priceless vacation memories. Feel free to say hi!

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