at Villa Bella the broad stroke of nature's best palette--birds,
exotic flowers and brilliant sunsets.
Savour fresh mountain air. Unwind on the breezy, wrap-around verandah
and enjoy the landscape as well as a meal. Snuggle into an armchair
in the airy sitting room and read a novel or stroke the cat. Attention-craving
dogs will soon appear, making you feel aright at home. Order from
a tempting menu of local and cosmopolitan fare in the cosy dining
room. Sip a drink in the cool shade of the covered terrace and contemplate
the distant hills.
Hotel Villa Bella, built in 1941, is the oldest continuously operating
hotel on the island. Perched on a hill overlooking six acres of
landscaped grounds, its colonial charm is as refreshing as the mountain
climate. It is surrounded by banana, citrus, Barbadian cherry, poinciana
and flame of the forest trees.
eighteen quaint bedrooms offered by the main house and annex, boast
mahogany floors, the original victorian and art deco furniture,
private bathrooms and garden or mountain views. Villa Bella beckons
you to enjoy old world charm, simplicity and quiet pleasures.
Hotel Villa Bella is located in Christiana in the central mountains
of the south coast, fifteen minutes from Mandeville, the nearest
town. Here, temperatures range from the 70's daytime, to the 60's
to places of interest near Christiana can be arranged from Villa
Bella to : Gourie Caves (wet), considered to be the most extensive
in the island, Quashie Caves (wet), Appleton Rum Factory, YS Falls,
and the Black River Safari. For birdwatchers there are more than
1000 species at Marshall's pen, the 300-acre estate of Jamaica's
leading ornithologist. For flora and fauna enthusiasts there are
cockpit country hikes and tours led by trained guides.
Bella caters to groups of up to 26 - seminars, church groups, adventure
tours, weddings, and seats 160 on the covered patio, 30 in the dining
room, and 26 on the verandah. Our cuisine is touted as Jamaica's