Jamaica will always be home for me. I grew up inland and vividly recall the feeling of joy that would overcome me as we got closer to the sea during our frequent weekend trips to the Discovery Bay area.
Over the years, we noticed that the weight of the ever popular all-inclusive resorts was becoming synonymous with a Jamaica vacation, slowly diminishing travelers’ opportunities to experience Jamaica’s true culture and identity.
As self-appointed ambassadors and advocates for preserving and embracing Jamaican culture, we set out to create a vacation experience that was deliberately different from the all-inclusive resorts. No-one should come to Jamaica and leave believing that Jamaica is only about sun, sea, and sand or rum, rasta, and reggae.
We created Mais Oui to be more than a home away from home. It was designed to be super comfortable and well equipped so that guests can have the “private boutique resort” experience. . . “Upscale but not uptight” as one guest puts it.
As an independent property that has to compete not only with large all inclusive hotels but also gated planned communities with club memberships, we chose to provide a host of amenities that typically would not be available at a private home. In the process, we created a one of a kind experience that is similar to booking out at boutique hotel just for your group alone.
One of our core values is to enhance the lives of the Jamaican people. One way we do that is through our commitment to our staff. We have about 12 people, some full-time, some part-time, who work with us as a team, to make the Mais Oui experience a reality. We work very hard to have guests stay with us so that we can in turn afford to keep our staff employed thereby contributing positively to their lives and the local community.
I’ve been to Jamaica loads and loads of times. I’ve also been to many other places too but the villa is my favorite, especially when my cousins are there with me!