Moon Author's Review
Good Hope Carriage House (US$5500/US$7000 low/high, plus 10/15% gratuity) is a six-bedroom villa at Good Hope Plantation offering luxurious accommodations at the center of a working citrus plantation where Chukka Caribbean offers a number of tours. Antique furnishings, flat screen TVs, Wi-Fi and top-notch cuisine prepared by attentive staff make this the best accommodation option in the area. Located in the Queen of Spain Valley, Good Hope is one of the most picturesque working estates on the island with the characteristic rolling limestone hills of the cockpit country interior. Citrus has today replaced the cane of yesteryear, while the plantation's great house and a collection of its historic buildings have been modernized. Good Hope embodies old-world charm, without compromising modern luxuries. The villa is staffed with chef, housekeepers and gardeners. Good Hope is an ideal base for family retreats, birding, hiking and mountain biking. There's no better place for horseback riding, still the best means of exploring the surrounding countryside. Of course, the inviting swimming pool and a brimming river make relaxation a favorite pastime for Good Hope guests as well. For those who can't imagine a vacation in Jamaica without beach, Good Hope has it covered with a private strip of sand and waterfront clubhouse on Bounty Bay, 15 minutes away by car.