We stayed at Serenity for a long weekend in July.
It is an absolutely wonderful holiday apartment, located close to the centre of Ochi Rios, yet so quiet, peaceful and secluded. We loved the beautiful settings, gardens with on-site amenities, Restaurant, Bar and Pool. We felt safe due to the 24-hour Security, friendly, helpful staff. There was even free onsite parking which was handy as we had rented a car. and onsite parking.
We agree that the apartment is in an Ideal location, close to main attractions such as Dunns river, Dolphins Cove, Mystic Mountain, Cruise Ship Pier, close proximity to Shopping and Entertainment centres, including Bars and Restaurants. We were only there for a long weekend but we did get to see and do quite a lot as everything was close by.
The Apartment was very clean, well maintained and nicely furnished and decorated, with contemporary design furniture and fittings with nice kitchen for self-catering. The Kitchenette isn’t very big, but more than ok for us as we just used it to make something quick for breakfast and store ice and drinks in the fridge. There were too many cheap local restaurants nearby to want to cook and if you did we’re sure it would be ok because it looked to be fully stocked with all the pots and pans you would need. We even saw a traditional Jamaican “Dutch Pot“.
Lastly, sitting on the peaceful Balcony, looking over the beautiful beach, was the best spot for us to eat breakfast and have a glass of wine when we got back in the evening.
While we were there, we were lucky enough to observe an evening beach party. There were people of all ages enjoying themselves. The best part was that we didn’t even have to go down to it as we could see and hear everything from the balcony. It finished about 9:30pm, so it didn’t interfere with our night’s rest. It was amazing.
Very reasonable rates. We highly recommend staying here, especially for couples, small family or groups. This is definitely my choice for return visits to Jamaica.
My stay at Serenity Sandcastles was so enjoyable experience. The apartment was a well equipped, clean and comfortable environment a true home from home. I felt safe and once inside the apartment could still view the beautiful Ocho Rios beach. Serenity is worth the visit. I will stay again when next in Jamaica.
I stayed from 8/6-8/9 & I loved every minute of it. Everything was in walking distance. Margaritaville & Ocean's 11 were around the corner & the mall was right across the street. The apartment was very clean & gorgeous with complimentary rum, water and soda. I will be back.