About this listing
This privately owned condo is exactly what you are looking for if you desire a peaceful getaway. Fully furnished with AC, hot water, cable and wifi you will enjoy all the comforts of home luxuriating in this master suit.
This luxurious well appointed one bedroom condominium is located at the Palmyra in an exclusive part of Montego Bay adjacent to the Ritz Carlton (under renovation) and the Half Moon Resort with its own private beach. It's 15 minutes from the airport. It has breathtaking views of the caribbean sea/pool area from the balcony.
Guests have full access to the Palmyra grounds with onsite fitness facility, large swimming pool, white sandy private beach, secure underground car parking, 24 hour security, lobby concierge from 7am until 11pm daily. Lifeguards are on duty 9am to 5pm daily and use of beach/pool towels, sun loungers and cushions, are complimentary. The condominium is serviced by housekeeping for a small fee and onsite engineering services can be requested via the lobby concierge, if necessary.
There are 3 world-class golf courses just minutes away...White Witch, Cinnamon Hill, and Half Moon. In addition to the Ritz Carlton hotel next door, there is a wide selection of restaurants, shopping villages and supermarkets,all within 10 minutes.
Guests will have access to the entire Palmyra grounds.
Interaction with Guests
I am only a phone call away.
Renting a car here is very inexpensive and it's an easy way to get around.
Residents and their guests shall not make or allow any excessive noise in the unit nor permit any actions which will interfere with the rights, comforts or conveniences of other persons.
Residents and their guests shall refrain from playing musical instruments, televisions sets, stereos, radios, and other devices at a volume which will disturb other persons.
Residents and their guests shall refrain, and shall ensure that Resident’s guests likewise refrain, from activities and conduct outside of the unit (in common areas, parking areas, or recreation facilities) which are likely to annoy or disturb other persons
Sharon was a very hospitable host and responsive to our needs. We even forgot a laptop charger and a shirt, and she emailed us to let us know and left it at the front desk, very helpful.
The place itself was fantastic. 6th floor with a view of the ocean. Very luxuriously appointed, two flat screen tvs that both worked. The pool and beach area were very nice as well.
The only potential downside is that the complex is pretty empty, except for a few other visitors and staff (which didn't really bother me, I actually enjoyed it). Staff is very nice and helpful, and they had 24 hour security at the gate. I would happily stay here again.
My wife and I spent fantastic four days at Sharon's property. The place is great just as the pictures show. Because of the season it wasn't busy so we had even a more enjoyable time. The property is in close proximity (driving) to many restaurants, stores, etc. I definitely recommend to anybody who wishes to spend holidays in Montego Bay .
The 1 bedroom condo at the Palmyra Resort and Spa was simply beautiful. In fact, the photos posted on Airbnb are not the actual unit. The unit I stayed in was much nicer. The unit 105A is on the first floor and has a very large inviting living space/patio (unlike the photo). I spent much of my time in this area as it was so beautiful and peaceful. It included a dining area, lounge area and another quite large area adjacent to the bedroom. Also the dining area did not have a high top bar but a very nice dining table with chairs, either way is nice... I just wanted to not the differences. The facility is beautiful and clean but has a creepy haunted feeling in the evenings. A great place to get lot of R&R.
Prior to coming to Ja, I asked Sharon for a taxi driver and she had Malcolm meet me at the airport with sign in hand. I used Malcolm for most of my travels although taxies in Ja can be pricey.
I would recommend stopping at the grocery store prior to heading to the Palmyra. I would advise purchasing: paper towels, hand soap, laundry detergent, paper plates, cups, dish soap, food, seasonings , foil, etc. The grocery store is 5-10 minutes away but it will cost you $30.00 in taxi fees.
Great value and amazingly beautiful place.
My wife and I enjoyed seven days here for our honeymoon. We loved the privacy and accommodations at the Palmyra. The condo was romantic and had everything we needed. Exactly as advertised.
Sharon went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable. She helped me surprise my wife with flowers and champagne upon our arrival- a real treat!
The Palmyra is not walking distance to restaurants and attractions so we decided to rent a car. We shopped at Progressive Grocer in Montego Bay and drove ourselves to various activities in Negril, Montego Bay, and Ocho Rios. When we went to the club or for drinks, the concierge helped to arrange a free shuttle or paid taxi.
The Palmyra in the summer (and potentially other times during the year) has very few guests- especially on week days. We absolutely loved this feature. We felt like royalty with a private beach and pool. While the poolside bar/grill was not operating, we brought our own drinks and snacks poolside. Any insecurity we had about the lack of other people was mitigated by the Palmyra's security and welcoming staff.
As other posts have mentioned, one of the three buildings at the Palmyra is unfinished. While this initially felt strange, after spending a day on the island we quickly realized this was the norm everywhere you went. It is not an indication of lower quality or safety. We learned that many of these buildings are unfinished because the respective financiers' cash dried up. When the cash returns, the buildings will be completed.
We'll be watching to see what happens to this place in the next few years and will hopefully return to relive our first week as husband and wife.
Sharon was a great host! Made sure we were taken care of, and the property was exactly as she described and pictured: Gorgeous! We will definitely go back and stay again.
Our 16 night stay at the Palmyra was just what we were looking for - a quite, luxurious, private getaway in Montego Bay. Although the resort is officially not operational (no restaurant, bar or hot tub), the unit we stayed in was beautiful and the services exceptional. There is a small building and pool adjacent to the Palmyra and a catering company offers a very limited menu with a chef. They let you swim at that pool as well - it has an amazing view and the food is a nice break from cooking (burgers, hot dogs, jerk chicken, beer, sodas). Sharon provided maid service for us from the resort staff several times during our stay, the front desk staff helped us find great restaurants and sight seeing destinations (recommend Negril - Rick's Café for sure), and the driver recommended by Sharon, Malcolm, was fabulous. Malcolm was always at our service, so nice and accommodating, and even gave us history talks about everything we were curious about. Ask Sharon for his # - he's so kind, considerate, a great driver and his rates were very reasonable! The resort also has an amazingly beautiful swimming pool with a lifeguard (Violet & Giovianni). The beach is beautiful - we had it almost entirely to ourselves for our entire trip - we maybe saw 6-10 people on the beach during our 16 days. We had packed a portable cooler with us and each day we filled it with chips/salsa and margaritas and headed to the beach or pool. We also took along a Bluetooth speaker so we had music at the beach - great idea! Towels are provided for the beach. There is a small exercise room next to the pool area with an elliptical machine - the staff will open the room for you if it isn't already open. Security made us feel very safe in the very empty facility. They check every car in and out of the resort 24/7 and there is always someone walking the grounds. The view from our balcony was nice - overlooks the pool area and the view of the ocean is good. The bed in the room was amazingly comfortable and the shower/tub very luxurious. The kitchen is pretty well stocked with dishes for cooking (if you prefer to eat in) and there's a microwave, stove, large fridge/freezer, coffee maker . Malcolm took us to the grocery store where we found everything we needed. So if you're looking for a quite vacation with a beautiful, calm ocean front setting and a very nice one bedroom apartment - this is a great choice. The only slightly negative about the hotel is the elevator and lack of a restaurant/bar. The regular elevator doesn't work so we had to use the service elevator - which was fine - just takes you through the service exit to the pool area. Thank you Sharon for a fabulous vacation!
The reviews on this property are accurate in that Palmyra is not a hotel and it is a condo development now. If you want a very private vacation, as in you will not see more than 3 people during your stay, this is the place for you. For me and my kids; it felt like The Shining; a bit creepy. It is a huge complex and only 2 of the 3 towers are finished and the 3rd building is an eye sore. The layout of the complex is very funky; but the pool area and the ocean front are beautiful. You will need to rent a car; and be sure to stop by the Progressive Grocery store near the airport and stock up on all supplies. Derrick at the front desk was very helpful. it is a shame that this development is so empty. It really is a nice building and has so much potential, but it seems like they cannot afford to maintain it any longer. For the price and location - is a good value; but just beware that it does feel very empty so if that does not bother you; this is a nice choice. Although I did not meet Sharon; she was very flexible on our check-in and check out times. Thank you!