We loved sitting in the outdoor living room following with our eyes the paths of butterflies along the bougainvillea cascading toward that beautiful turquoise sea. We think it is the best view in Treasure Beach! The staff was excellent and we learned a lot from Mister Patrick.
The pool was wonderful as you can really use it to swim and it was great having the fun of playing tennis. Some members of our party used the court every day.
Written by: LM406
(Boston), Visit Date: 2016-01, Source: TripAdvisor
This February was our second year at Villa Hikaru. Two families with young children stayed together, and Villa Hikaru is ideally set up for that, with separate "wings" off the common area and a bathroom on each side.
We were picked up at the airport by a local company Treasure Tours who drove us to Villa Hikaru. Not wanting to go too far from this wonderful place meant we didn't need a car.
Aside from the spectacular weather, the house is in a beautiful location, is very clean and provides spectacular views. The pool is ideal for swimming and the veranda provides excellent shade for hot afternoons. There is no need for air conditioning because the ocean breezes mean it never feels too hot.
The staff are welcoming and wonderful -- Miss Venessia, Miss Elisha and Mr. Patrick are very kind, attentive and most of all the food is wonderful!
This is a great vacation spot I would love to return to again and again. It's entirely worth the drive from the airport to get true relaxation in a very quiet safe place. It's not fancy or very modern, but it leaves you wanting nothing!
Written by: Maggie W
(Toronto, Canada), Visit Date: 2015-02, Source: TripAdvisor
We loved this place, and we are demanding with high expectations! The house nicely fit all 7 of us, including two kids....it has strong pure modernist lines made of concrete and stone with terrazzo floors, with an elegant and simple design that makes the most of a breathtaking setting. No A/C needed at all, as the sea breeze, elegant traditional louvered screened windows and fans nicely cooled the rooms. The huge terrace felt like an outdoor living room, furnished with striking mid century wrought iron furniture. The design had so much integrity, and felt Jamaican through and through. The pool was gorgeous and sparkling, set well below the home and adding to the striking view from the terraces. The entire lot is filled with lovely tropical plantings. As if that is not enough, the staff were amazing! Miss Venessia filled our days with amazing Jamaican mouth-watering delights, and was highly responsive to our every need, yet very graceful and never intrusive. She and her staff kept the place so very clean, with the help of amazing Patrick who was constantly cleaning the pool of floating pink bouganvillea blossoms (what a nice problem to have! Swimming through blossoms!). The home is set on a huge lot, that ends on one of the most lovely beaches on the island. This place is NOT for someone who craves a USA style, cookie-cutter generic airconditioned McMansion, or an all- inclusive setting. This IS for somebody who craves good design true to the island, a lovely setting, being lulled to sleep by waves and ocean breezes, and hopes to experience what Jamaica truly has to offer...in a comfortable, simple and elegant setting.
We are a highly educated group (MD's, an attorney, Psychologist researcher), have travelled the world, stayed at some of the finest hotels, with some of us owning a stunning home on the island of Crete, Greece...and we were all so pleased with this place.
Don is the most vigilant and thoughtful host you could ask for....giving us so much information about how to enjoy the wonders of this island. Thanks goodness that this place is far enough from the overdeveloped parts of the island that you can breath, settle down, and relax. This is also the safest and most hospitable part of the island...We hope to go back again and again and again.... If somebody does not enjoy this place, they need to look within and figure out what is getting in their way! It cannot be beat...we all left with heavy hearts after one week, and we all yearn to return.....
Written by: 778peter
(Iowa, United States), Visit Date: 2014-11, Source: TripAdvisor
Our family consisting of my husband and I, our two children, their spouses, and four children ages 20 months, 22 months, 3 years, and 6 years wanted a place to have a family reunion and to get a shot of sunshine in the middle of Winter. We could not have asked for a more perfect place for our reunion for all ages. The scenery was beautiful, the plantings inspiring, the rooms so comfortable, and the staff so welcoming and attentive. There was plenty of fun activities for everyone at our fingertips- a lovely veranda for reading and sunning, a 4 ft. lap pool where our 6 year old learned to swim and the other small ones could play, a lovely beach with a shallow area for swimming and plenty of sand for sand castle building, a tennis court perfect for beginners, even a croquet set, and a picturesque gazebo on the beach where there was always shade and a breeze. The climate was perfect with sunny and dry temperatures of about 85 every day. We loved the fact that we were actually in a fishing village and got to know some of the warm and friendly local people. There were lots of nearby trips to interesting areas which would have been fun to explore if our children were not so young. But our family just enjoyed staying right at Hikaru with only one trip into Treasure Beach and a hike up into the local mountains with Patrick who was part of the staff. The only challenging thing for us was the fact that it takes 2 1/2 hours to drive from Montego Bay over the mountains on two lane bumpy roads to Treasure Beach. We brought the kids car seats and fortunately hired the recommended Treasure Tours. Kevin was our driver and he was excellent having traveled these roads many times each week. This was a trip of a life time which our family will never forget. We hope to be able to return in the near future.
Written by: Susan and David Taylor
(New Hampshire), Visit Date: 2012-02, Source: FlipKey
Villa Hikaru is one of the oldest villas available in Billy's Bay and pricer relative to others in the area. That being said, it is a testament to the pioneering characteristic of it's owners and the community in which it occupies. It has a lovely pool and vista of the local bay and is in a relatively safe area of Jamaica.
My sister and I returned to Jamaica to holiday together having grown up there for our formative years and not seen each other for the last 5 years due to our respective international postings. We rented neighboring villas to enable our children to interact freely. Hers villa cost less and was much more modern than Hikaru. It had a lovely shaded pool, A/C, family sized living room, DVD player, large modern kitchen, mosquito guards and nets, etc. On the other hand we at the Hikaru had a more aged and rustic villa - smaller living area, kitchen, no A/C, fans which did not work well, makeshift/damaged tennis court, etc. Having said the above, our uncomfortable stay was made up somewhat by the lovely pool, view to the beach and Ms, Venesia and Ms. Eliesha's cooking, plus a few jokes and "ole time stories" with Mr. Patrick.We also had a few good day-trips, which broke the remoteness effects of Billly’s Bay. We ventured away to Negril, Black River, Savana-la-mar and other more tourist hotspots to get the kids dosed in what Jamaica truly has to offer. It is however very difficult to get away from the Treasure Beach / Billy’s Bay area to do our sightseeing given the dreadful state of the roads on the south coast of Jamaica. Nonetheless, we did it and it helped balance out the vacation for all of us.
Staying at the Hikaru is ideal for short stay, elderly (and I mean the not too old or frail due to the stair case from the pool to the house). It suits those wanting to get away and enjoy a secluded range of company. Having been there with my young and large family (Aged: 13 - 11 - 7 - 9Mths) it lacked variety but was good enough overall. In hindsight I should have booked a more modern neighboring villa (to get VFM) and looked for child friendly location/distractions for my lot rather than take my sister’s guidance. She wanted to go there because she was considering buying a property locally / nearby. I won’t return to the Hikaru - the world has so much more and better quality villas to offer for the price. Having said all that, we (everyone) enjoyed the food and the time we spent together with my sister's lot - which made up for much!
Thanks you Don and Brad for lending us your paradise for the two weeks. Thank you sis for a fun family time together!
Written by: WilliamBMCampbell
(Aarau, Switzerland), Visit Date: 2011-07, Source: TripAdvisor
A group of us stayed at Hikaru several years ago. (I listed July 2010 because it wouldn't go back any further) We absolutely loved Hikaru and the staff. The house and grounds are gorgeous, clean and very comfortable. The food was spectacular! We enjoyed the fresh water pool as well as snorkeling right from the beach.
The owners were fantastic to deal with. They offer a sunshine guarantee, and they really mean it! We had rain 2 days while there, within a week of our return home I received a check in the mail.
I would highly recommend Hikaru for your family trip or a friends get together. It is quiet and secluded. If your looking for the touristy things or happening nightlife it's not for you. If you want to safely walk the dark streets at night and hang out with the locals at the corner bar/store, book your trip today!
Written by: taunaj
(Nampa, Idaho), Visit Date: 2010-07, Source: TripAdvisor
Our family enjoyed every moment at Villa Hikaru! Mr. Noel's staff took excellent care of our every need: we were spoiled by the delicious food served at every meal by Miss Venesia and Miss Elesha. Mr. Patrick ensured that the grounds were kept clean, the pool was ready for us each morning and that my husband had someone to chat up each evening as we prepared for dinner.
We loved the many levels of the property, allowing us fantastic views and wonderful places to explore. Having sleeping accomodations for 8 people allowed us to enjoy a mini-family reunion which was just perfect. We could each find a special place to call our own for quiet moments yet enjoy the togetherness that is the best part of family vacations. Everyone enjoyed the pool, building sandcastles on the beach and taking a dip in the warm sea water, lazily hitting balls on the tennis courts and competing in "master" rounds of croquet in the early evening. Wireless internet works in the main house and all the bedrooms allowing us to stay as connected as we wanted to. After supper, we settled in for Jamaican style dominoes, Connect Four, Go Fish and even Monopoly! Our 9-year old son said it best, "even with no TV, you can never get bored here - there's always something to do"!
Villa HIkaru is in a small fishing village and is not the easiest place to get to...but once you make the trip you'll be well rewarded if you're interested in a truly relaxing vacation.
Written by: KRJinSTR
(Stuttgart, Germany), Visit Date: 2011-01, Source: TripAdvisor
loved the house with two wings for family and inlaws.
perfect pool for kids and doing laps.
tennis court super to keep us acive.
most delightful staff of gardener and house-keepers/cooks.
love the quiet location and direct access to the beach.
not for people looking for action packed, bar-type, tour-filled or shopping kind of vacation.
we loved it.
Written by: extended family from vancouver
(canada), Visit Date: 2010-01, Source: FlipKey
The 8 of us were lucky enough to stay at Villa Hikaru for Christmas week, 2016. We were the first guests after the wonderful renovation. Although we never saw the property pre renovation, it is certainly spectacular now! The beach, grounds, pool, tennis court, and staff are wonderful. The 8 adults were very comfortable and all fell in love with Treasure Beach and Villa Hikaru. The sunsets, outdoor showers, and wonderful food prepared by Venecia and Elisha made for a very special and relaxing week. The grounds and pool are even more beautiful than the pictures indicate. The groundskeeper, Patrick, takes pride in his work and results are impressive. Treasure Beach and Billy's Bay provide an authentic Jamaican experience. It is impossible not
Written by: Peter B
(Saginaw, Michigan), Visit Date: 2016-12, Source: TripAdvisor
Here are the reasons to come to Hikaru: gorgeous view of the beach, a perfect, private pool, Ms. Vanesha, Ms. Elisha and Mr. Patrick (the house staff who are warm, talented, and generous), a complete lack of tourists and a wonderful taste of real Jamaica. We came with 3 of our kids (ages 10, 16 and grown), son-in-law and baby grandson. There was plenty of room for all of us, and we were well taken care of by the staff: Mr. Patrick giving us fresh coconuts from the tree by the beach and Ms. Vanesha and Elisha cooking really amazing food (be sure to get the lobsters!) and keeping everything clean. It's like living on your own private beach resort. On cook's night out, we went out to Egge's and watched the sunset while eating curried conch, while our youngest 2 played hide and seek on the beach with a big bunch of kids. Took a day trip to YS Falls and the Appleton Rum Estate, with one of the drivers from Treasure Tours, and that was lots of fun. We can't wait to go back!
Written by: jdebbian
(Jamaica), Visit Date: 2016-03, Source: TripAdvisor
I stayed at Villa Hikaru before the renovation and was impressed with the location. Now with the designer renovation this is the property to beat in the area. The staff makes you feel like you are cared for and every meal is delicious. The new outdoor showers are heavenly. The "lightbox cabana" was my favorite for hanging out with friends for hours or my afternoon nap. The pool was great for laps and fun several times a day, if you can resist the ocean only a few steps away. I will return again and again and again....
Villa Hikaru is Treasure Beach at its finest.
Written by: Cheryl B
(Washington, United States), Visit Date: 2016-11, Source: TripAdvisor
We had a lovely time in Villa Hikaru. The beach is wonderful and you’ll see beautiful sunsets. The house itself is fantastic. It is totally renovated, has great views and beautiful spaces for dining, reading, or just hanging out in the cabana. On top of it you get a pool and a tennis court. Finally, the staff - Ms. Vanesha, Ms. Elisha and Mr. Patrick - make you feel right at home with their delicious meals.
Written by: Aaron C
, Visit Date: 2016-11, Source: TripAdvisor
We had a beautiful time during our stay at Villa Hikaru. Ms. Elesha, Ms. Vanesha, and Mr. Patrick were warm, considerate, and welcoming. They made sure our every need was met and made accommodations to make the delicious meals based on our specific dietary needs (vegetarian and gluten-free). The villa has been beautifully renovated to transform it to a luxurious space with beautiful shapes, designs and colors while maintaining its cozy and relaxing ambience. The beach is only a few steps away. If you wake up early enough, you can greet the friendly fishermen and watch them sail away for their daily catch. The spacious porch, the pool, beautifully designed lower terrace and the open showers are all great spots to catch the sunset.
Written by: nadib996
(Potomac, Maryland), Visit Date: 2016-11, Source: TripAdvisor
Hikaru was the BEST place to stay in Jamaica. It is part of the Community Tourism approach of Treasure Beach - an area free of all-inclusive resorts where tourists can mingle with locals in a way that enriches your experience as well as supports the local community, keeping crime and harassment lower than any other part of Jamaica. We enjoyed drinks or dining out at some of the many local eating establishments in the area, as well as playing soccer with the kids on the beach. The villa itself is perfectly located right on (literally steps from the house) a quiet and private stretch of beach. Though not very deep (about waist high), the sandy beach is constantly protected by the reef and so is swimmable even when conditions are rough and has really outstanding snorkeling. The grounds of the house are amazing - full of flowers and views - and the gardener Patrick has wonderful insight and history to share. Our multi-generational family of 7 (from age 10 to almost 80) found many ways to enjoy time at this home - from swimming in the ocean or the immaculate pool, walking the beach, playing tennis, or just playing games or lounging in one one of the many shady and beautiful spots with ocean view, breeze, and sounds: the lower thatched hut, pool-side bed, middle deck lounging couch, upper deck table, and even the rooms and central house. We especially enjoyed fabulous Jamaican breakfasts and dinners prepared for us by most excellent cooks Vaneesha and Elisha (no restaurant compared to their skill) eaten at the big table on the upper deck. The kitchen was spacious and clean and allowed us to prepare our own lunches or snacks from food bought at the grocery just steps from the house, or Black River (about 45 min drive), or fruit stands we encountered along the way there from Kingston. The rooms are all so serenely and cleanly decorated (great batik textiles from a local Treasure Beach shop), and the outdoor showers (connected to 3 out of the 4 rooms) are sublime. Rebecca and her team were incredibly helpful with ANYthing that arose - a plumbing issue, internet access, need to visit a doctor - all were handled with *immediate* helpfulness and professionalism. Be sure to check out the book "Near A Far Sea: A Jamaican Odyssey" written by the first owner who built the house in 1973 - it was a pleasure to read, while also enjoying the recent and extensive renovations that made this place truly gorgeous and ready for more visitors.
Written by: 778peter
(Iowa, United States), Visit Date: 2017-02, Source: TripAdvisor
What a glorious place--and the villa truly feels like a home! A great alternative to big resorts set in the secluded community of Treasure Beach. Inside and out, the house is spectacular yet relaxing. The views of the beach and ocean are stunning; the stretch of beach the property borders is large but not crowded and the area for swimming is well protected by reef rocks which provide amazing views of colorful fish. We went on several memorable walks up the rocky coast making it back in time for the gorgeous sunsets.
It's such a treat to wake up to the sound of the waves in Villa Hikaru. The bedrooms are relaxing and tastefully-furnished, and we loved the attached outdoor showers. The living room and covered terrace are perfect places to spend part of the afternoon or evening playing games, socializing or reading. We enjoyed both the lap pool and tennis court, and the grounds are well maintained, with lovely, local trees and plants throughout.
The staff are a treasure - friendly and helpful. Vaneesha and Elisha prepared wonderful Jamaican food - fresh seafood and Blue Mountain coffee - that we have been missing dearly. Patrick, the gardener, brought our son a fresh coconut for his birthday. Meals are served on the veranda overlooking the water. Each of the six or so restaurants we found in Treasure Beach served tasty, reasonably priced food and we enjoyed the local boutiques. In sum, we'd love to return and would highly recommend Villa Hikaru to anyone wanting to visit Jamaica.
Written by: S Tara S
, Visit Date: 2017-03, Source: TripAdvisor
Our first steps into Villa Hikaru took our breath away. As we walked into the colorfully and stylishly appointed villa and onto the terrace, we were greeted by the warmth of the ocean breeze and a stunning view of the sea. Our sense of wonder never left us during our week-long trip. The staff doted on us with such affection that we felt like long-lost family members. We dined on fresh and unfailingly delicious Caribbean delights each day. We spent hours frolicking in the well-maintained L-shaped lap pool. We soaked in the sun on the serene and quiet beach that lies just at the foot of Hikaru. The house itself is stunning - immaculate, comfortable, spacious, and filled with vibrant, creative design elements that were in full harmony with the natural beauty of Jamaica. The outdoor showers were a particularly luxurious treat. Villa Hikaru is such as treasure - the perfect place for anyone in search of an authentically-Caribbean and truly restorative vacation.
Written by: Climber731081
, Visit Date: 2017-08, Source: TripAdvisor
If you want a place where you can unplug from the day-to-day hustle and bustle, Villa Hikaru will help you forget about it all. From reconnecting with nature by walking on the private beach just steps away, being lulled to sleep by the sounds of waves while relaxing on the chaise on the veranda, and lots of comfortable areas to curl-up and take in the breathtaking views; our family enjoyed every moment. We woke up every morning to the smell of a delicious breakfast spread that was only topped by a fantastic dinner. The staff are fabulous cooks and their warm hearts made us feel right at home. The bed and bath rooms are immaculately cleaned as well as beautifully decorated; and it is hard not to notice all of the design details. However, I guarantee you will not spend much time in them. You'll much rather be outside soaking in the peace and tranquility or watching the beautiful sunset.
Written by: RDexplores
(Washington DC, District of Columbia), Visit Date: 2017-07, Source: TripAdvisor
Hikaru is a Jamaican paradise. The house is spacious, charming, and brilliantly designed with many wonderful outdoor spaces throughout the property. The staff is super; very friendly and caring. Hikaru provides a very local experience from the home cooked food which provide you with a treasure tour of Jamaican cuisine to the wonderful locals you encounter on the beach and at the nearby restaurant a short walk down the beach (however, skipping a home cooked meal from this staff makes going out a serious dilemma!). This place provides a very nice diversity of activities from the spacious pool, to the tennis and bocce courts, to the direct access to the beach. You won't want to leave once you arrive. And, don't forget the unforgettable sunsets! Every night we enjoyed a rum punch on the beach in front of the property watching the sun set. The photos you see on the website are just a teaser. The place is better than advertised!!!
Written by: glr102
(Washington DC, District of Columbia), Visit Date: 2018-03, Source: TripAdvisor
I have nothing but positive reviews for this villa. The staff were amazing and the food, oh my the food was just excellent. If you like to get away from the touristy area and just relax in tranquilly this is the place for you.
Written by: Tiffany W
, Visit Date: 2018-03, Source: TripAdvisor
Words can't fully describe this incredible gem. The Villa has a great floor plan with so many areas to sit, each with a unique "feel" to them, yet all so beautiful and relaxing. We thought, at first, that we wouldn't like the pool being away from the house, but this turned out to be one of our favorite things about the villa. I mean, how can you complain when your pool is steps away from the ocean?! This also helped to work off the massive amounts of the most incredible food consumed over 7 days. Vanessa and Elisha had their work cut out for them, feeding 8 very hearty appetites and boy did they step up to the challenge! They've never seen so much food consumed by guests and each meal won 5 stars by our group! Patrick was a treat, too, always hearing him singing as he took care of the grounds and bringing us fresh coconuts all week, telling stories and introducing us to his grand daughter. He also joined us at the Singing Chef, providing us with songs while we dined, boy he sure loves to sing!
I have to say, the staff is now considered part of our family. We shared some special, at times spiritual, moments with them and we can't thank them enough for making this amazing trip with our friends one truly incredible memory. We look forward to seeing everyone again and thank you for all that you did for us and with us.
Written by: 916trish
(New Braintree, Massachusetts), Visit Date: 2018-02, Source: TripAdvisor
Villa Hikaru exceeded all of my expectations. The villa itself is so beautifully designed, it has many spots to hang out in alone or as a group. It is spotlessly cleaned and I loved the very Instagram friendly decor and views. It is truly a magical place. Very quiet and private. The staff is just wonderful, Venesia, Elesha and Patrick and everyone at Treasure Tours took great care of us. The food was so so good. Treasure Beach is a must-go for me every Spring and I look forward to returning again next year.
Written by: Sarah D
(Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota), Visit Date: 2018-04, Source: TripAdvisor
Apparently one of the first villas in the area, it has been smartly renovated to maintain that retro 60's feel so it feels authentic with personality, with the comforts of modern day (wifi, air conditioning). The property is expansive with beautiful gardens in keeping with the Treasure Beach vibe, including a stunning golden poinsienna tree. While there's lots of places to hang out on the property, the cabana area is really the most comfortable-- perfect place to read, nap, or look out at the ocean with a drink. The rooms are comfortable, but the outdoor showers are really unique. One has a fabulous view of the ocean. A short walk down to the beach-- and the best swimming area is right in front of the villa. Most times you have the beach all to yourself-- the public access is right beside the villa, so sometimes you're treated to sharing the beach with locals. A short walk on the beach leads you to a restaurant with a pool and a great view -- if you feel like leaving the villa (not that you need to!). This villa would be ideal for larger groups of 6+. We'll be back with friends!
Note: this property has a lot of steps-- to access the pool and beach. Would be difficult for those with limited mobility.
Written by: sunshinesun
(CANADA), Visit Date: 2018-08, Source: TripAdvisor
Our group of eight adults had the most amazing week at Villa Hikaru. The location and accommodations are unmatched and everything from pre-arrival through departure was outstanding.
The Treasure Tours staff were friendly and helpful during the booking process. Our guests count kept changing and it was no problem for them to adjust the plans and payments. About a week before we arrived we corresponded about the food and menu. Every email was prompt and included all the answers we needed. It is always a little nerve-wracking to set up a reservation somewhere you’ve never been and pay thousands of dollars in advance but the outstanding customer service calmed any doubts we had.
When we arrived at the villa the staff were friendly and welcoming. Their kindness only grew throughout our stay. Venesia and Elesha cooked the most amazing meals. We were not picky about the menu and said we wanted to try all the cook’s specialties. We were treated to breakfast feasts of omelets, pancakes, ackee, toast, bacon, fresh-squeezed orange juice, fruit platters and more. For dinner, we devoured fried chicken, coconut shrimp, lobster, curried goat, escovitch fish, rice and peas, vegetables and more. There was always a little sweet treat for dessert too. The women cooked breakfast and dinner but there were plenty of leftovers so we could raid the refrigerator for afternoon snacks.
We spent our days swimming in the pool, wading in the ocean and relaxing in the many different seating areas. In the evening we played games, enjoyed some beers and listened to the waves. Patrick was around every day keeping the grounds beautiful and checking up on us. He never tired of answering our questions about Jamaican culture, food, plants, wildlife, history, etc. We loved getting to know him and learning about his life in Treasure Beach. One afternoon we were ambitious and walked the two miles to Jack Sprat’s bar. It was fun to see the center of town but we had everything we could want at the villa and hardly left again.
We used the four bedrooms in the main building and the one bedroom cottage out front. The rooms were contemporary, clean and comfortable. Each room had its own bathroom with toilet, sink and shower. Three of the showers were outdoors with large rainfall showerheads. We loved rinsing off with a beautiful view of the oceans.
This vacation will be hard to top but if we could change anything, it would be the depth of the ocean. The water only goes up to about your waist before there is a rocky reef that spans the length of the beach. You would need sturdy water shoes to get over it and find the deeper water (Assuming the water is safe for swimming that day. Patrick would be the guide for that.). While we missed getting dunked in the ocean, the pristine water and sand more than made up for the lack of depth.
Written by: LAB017
(Minneapolis, Minnesota), Visit Date: 2019-01, Source: TripAdvisor
My husband and I have been to Treasure Beach 4 times and this is our 2nd year in a row staying at Villa Hikaru. 4 out of 8 of us are returning and 2 new friends are experiencing Treasure Beach for the first time. My husband and I are becoming regulars and always look forward to sharing this quiet paradise with others. Treasure Tours always makes planning our group vacation as simple as possible and the staff at Hikaru takes it from there. The prepared meals are to die for, our rooms are just perfect, the grounds are very well maintained. These are the "basics" every traveler comes to expect, what they don't imagine is becoming a part of the family and community! The conversations, laughing and teasing, attention to details, fresh poolside coconuts, meeting their family members....it goes on and on. This is not a crowded, tourist-filled resort area. It is a SAFE, quiet fishing and farming community that takes pride in welcoming vacationers and including them in their true Jamaican culture and lifestyle. All that you do during your stay directly supports their community and that's a great feeling!
I could write forever, but I think it's better for you to experience Treasure Beach and Villa Hikaru yourself, you will not be disappointed!!
Written by: 916trish
(New Braintree, Massachusetts), Visit Date: 2019-02, Source: TripAdvisor
I spent a wonderful relaxing week with a group at the villa this February. The minute I saw the Treasure Beach fishing boat on the side of the road I knew I was entering a magical place and immediately felt a sense of peace.
Treasure Tours took care of everything. All of our arrangements from the rides to and from the airport, groceries for the week, tours and taxi rides were flawless. Kudos to Rebecca and her team! They work hard to make sure everything is on point and were just a phone call away if we needed anything. Our rides were always there on time (most of the time they were early!) and the drivers were very professional.
The villa was very clean and comfortable with many seating areas from which to enjoy the ocean views. Not once did I use my room air conditioning, enjoying the ocean breeze at night. Every morning, the hummingbirds visited the many beautiful flowers located on the property. The staff was wonderful. They were very accommodating and friendly. The food was excellent! We enjoyed lobster, coconut shrimp, Ackee, fried chicken, festival, pumpkin rice and many other delicious Jamaican delicacies. Fresh fruits and freshly squeezed orange juice was served every morning with breakfast. The beach was peaceful and I took many walks on the beach, feeling safe while doing so. The hut down by the beach was a treat! I would recommend the villa to anyone who wants a peaceful vacation in a quaint, friendly, safe, seaside area. I would definitely vacation here again.
Written by: Smd822
(Ware, Massachusetts), Visit Date: 2019-02, Source: TripAdvisor
My second visit to the Villa Hikaru in Treasure Beach was just as stellar as the first. The villa and gardens are simply stunning, the food is delicious, then the vibes are chill. The location cannot be beat, right on the best part of Billy's Bay beach. Patrick, Elesha and Nadine took great care of us and we can't wait to go back to see them next year for another perfect, relaxing vacation.
Written by: Sarah D
(Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota), Visit Date: 2019-03, Source: TripAdvisor
First, let’s talk about the staff. The cooks preparing your breakfast and dinner can out cook any of the restaurants we visited. Everything was so fresh whether it was from the ocean or the tropical trees. The fresh fish and shellfish were only hours from the ocean and AMAZING! Each day the pool is cleaned early in the morning, all the sidewalks and steps are swept, your beds are made and turn down at night. Yes, they spoil you. The staff couldn’t be nicer and I recommend spending some time visiting with them.
The photos of this ocean villa do not do it justice. Perfect location for a group of friends or family vacationing together. The common area is a spacious living room with French doors overlooking the even larger veranda that is steps from the ocean. The bedrooms, off the veranda, are spacious, beautifully decorated, and each have an outdoor shower off of its private bathroom. If all this wasn’t enough, there were private areas scattered throughout the estate to enjoy a book or grab some me time.
The beach is quite private as we only saw some local kids snorkeling in the reef and occasionally playing soccer.There is a mix of sandy beach and reef so there is plenty to keep you entertained. The few times that the ocean was too rough to swim we used the lap pool. A short distance away there are some small local dining spots that are worth visiting. The booking agent for this villa also arranged a boat tour of the Black River and a car to take us to local scenic points.
This place is an incredible value as we have never had a more beautiful place to stay or better food and yet paid less then we have on previous vacations.
Written by: Jean C
, Visit Date: 2019-04, Source: TripAdvisor