DRIFTWOOD – GREAT BAY, TREASURE BEACH, JAMAICA
Away from resort land on Jamaica’s non-touristy South Coast, Driftwood is hidden away in Great Bay, probably the least known and most secluded of all the 5 villages that make up Treasure Beach
Fifteen minute drive from Calabash Bay, a private drive leads off the main, through a field of blue-flowering lignum vitae trees and rose bougainvillea to a beachfront villa the color of a ripe Julie or East Indian mango.
For those who have seen it, Pedro’s Bluff is as iconic a view as Diamond Head in Hawaii. The view of this natural land mark is spectacular — through coconut palms over green lawns that stretch to the ocean’s edge to Great Pedro Bluff beyond.
If you’ve ever dreamt of living the life of a carefree beachcomber, Driftwood is your kind of world away from it all. Up to 6 guests are all comfortably accommodated here in 3 ceiling-fanned, screened bedrooms (master bedroom has A/C), each with private bath.
The central living room opens through folding shutters directly out to the ocean view verandah. Enjoy Jamaican, country-style meals prepared by your cook, Marie, inside in a breakfast nook, outside on the verandah or on a vine-covered arbor terrace.
Laze on the chaises. Then, stroll down the lawn thru the gate to the right about 100 yards a sandy beach cove with calm waters; your second beach access is the wide sandy beach of Great Bay Beach, largest and calmest on the South Coast with the best swimming — it’s about a 7-10 minute stroll away along the shoreline towards the left of the property.