The view is spectacular, and everything you need is a short walk to town, Micheal was so nice and helpful even though I spent all of my time to myself. It was so peaceful, and just what I needed to recharge. Wifi works great.
My husband and I just celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary a few days ago and were reminiscing how much we enjoyed Mango Ridge! We walked down to town and got patties to go then came back up to the upper terrace and watched the birds and the sun go down on Port Antonio. So relaxing and fun to hear all the city noises (don't worry it's not too loud!) from above. That night it there was lightning and thunder over the ocean but we were dry and cozy and listened to the rain on the tin roof. We were only there a night since we stayed a few places in Port Antonio area and it was a great experience!
My mom and I stayed here as our first traveling adventure together. The first lower house we stayed in had really bad ants (expected) but they were falling onto the bed! For me that was a big no and the mosquito net wasn't catching them (Mike stated that he was trying to get rid of them from off the roof). The host Mike was soooo great and moved us to the middle house with a rooftop view of the port and it was AMAZING. The BEST sunsets I've ever seen. We would leave all the windows and doors open to stay cool. The shower is huge and you can open the door to the outside and be one with the environment in full nude. lol. There were also cats and kittens during our stay. They added a great touch and charm to our stay. Again, Mike was great and kind to talk to. No breakfast so we stocked up on fruit and went to the market. The beach we would go to often is the local one Errol Finn Marina. It was actually pretty secluded and not very busy. Some locals (some tourists) would come and we all swam together and enjoyed the sun. One of the best vacations I've been on and this place added to the ecoventure I was hoping for!
We stayed at Mango Ridge for three nights, in the beautiful harbor view bungalow. We got te see all the bungalows, and all of them are beautifully situated and are very nicely designed. You also get a fridge and a kitchenette, so you can make your own meals with all the good stuff you'll find at the markets.
Port Antonio and it's surroundings are great to explore, so I would recommend staying for at least 3 nights. At Mango Ridge you'll find the best place to unwind, as it's located in a beautifull piece of tropical forest on the slope of a hill, still you'll be in town in no time. And last but not least, Mike is a terrific host and a friendly person.
Mango Ridge is ideally located - a short walk from the city centre, the water and the taxi hub. Michael, Robin and Brandon live on the property and can direct and advise you on day trips down the main road. At the end of Sommers Lane is a cozy bar called Purple Haze that is a nice place to get a beer at the end of the night. The cottages are well stocked, clean and unique. We loved to cook meals in the kitchen, and enjoy them on the balcony with a view! The climb to the cottage, the noise from the life in the forest and the bursts of rain at night become second nature after a couple days stay. If you are looking for your own space surrounded by amazing flora and fauna, this is it!