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.
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.
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.
Think and dream Jamaica.
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!