The gift of Good Hope is she allows you to do what you feel to do. There is space to be quiet or high energy, space to wander in nature or soak in the river or pool. Read a book, stare into space all day, or get up and be so active that you are exhausted by the end of the day. With our beach only 25 minutes away you have a sense of Total Jamaica – the mountains and the sea. Complete fulfilment.
We will help you organise your week if you want our input – you cannot run out of things to do!
Enjoy the swimming pools, amazing walks and perhaps a swim in the river.
Challenge friends to a game of pool (Great House Villa) or ping pong (Coach House Villa), and chill with some board games. Do some bird watching, have a bonfire night and an outdoor movie! Take a tour of the property on foot, or perhaps let us organise a tractor tour to the river with a one pot picnic.
Chukka Caribbean Tours
Chukka operates on Good Hope property, only a 5 minute walk to all adventures. Try river kayaking, river tubing, river rafting, zip lining, and rum tasting. Experience the 2000 acre property with all the citrus and coconut fields.
Guests of Good Hope Villas receive a local rate. There are 2 choices:
1. Park Entrance - $49. This allows entrance to the aviary, waterfalls, pool and slide, everyday of your stay.
- Zip Line $45
- River tubing / kayaking $45
2. Each guest pays a flat rate of $100 and this includes every day park pass, plus the ability to partake in each of the add ons, plus one lunch with drinks.
David Pinto, a well known Jamaican artist, has his studio on property; a 5 minute walk away. Amazing art as well as wonderful mugs, plates, jugs, and more. Great memories to take home. Perhaps organise a session for your group to create something with clay!
$35 per person, minimum of 6 persons. Sessions are between 60-90 minutes.
Cassie Wates, a professional equestrian, and Hamish Wates, a polo player, operate Wates Sport Horses on Good Hope property, offering trail rides, ring lessons, or polo lessons.
Trail rides are $65 per person.
Sheila Pinto is available for private or group yoga sessions, she will come to you!
Daisy Robertson has her art studio on property and is able for a group class.
Massage treatments, mani/pedis and reflexology can all be organised to come to the villa.
Have live drummers, mento band / steel pan band / reggae band, or fire dancers for evening entertainment.
Good Hope Private Beach
Our private Good Hope beach is 25 minute drive away. Visit whenever you wish and enjoy complete privacy; Our cooks can send you a picnic lunch or come cook a bbq for you. Blissful swimming, amazing vibe. Tony, the caretaker will take care of you. Brilliant area for Kite Surfing, we can put you in touch with teachers. We have paddle boards, kayaks, and sand toys all ready for you to play at Good Hope Beach
Available 30 minutes way, west, towards Montego Bay. There are several wonderful courses: Cinnamon Hill, White Witch,Half Moon and others.
The luminous lagoon, only 20 minutes away, is amazing. It is a great evening activity on a dark night, after sunset and before moonrise.
Rafting on the Martha Brea
An authentic sloe speed river bamboo rafting experience. Sip and be entertained by nature and your raft captain. This is the same river that comes through Good Hope property, just a bit lower on her journey to the sea. About 20 minutes away.
Snorkelling or fishing
We will be happy to arrange this for you.
Dunns River Falls
These beautiful falls are located in Ocho Rios, a 1.5 hour drive away. Try and go on a day when the falls are less crowded; we can recommend other places to stop and eat along this drive.
Scotchies is a casual restaurant for great Jamaican jerk prepared before your eyes; only 30 minutes away.
For local cuisine try Hopscotch near Glistening Waters, or Chill Out bar.
For a more upscale experience try Sugar Mill and DelMare restaurants at Half Moon.
A unique experience is to dine at "Stush in the Bush", situated 90 minutes away high in the hills of St. Anne. Prior online booking is necessary for this vegan experience.
For a bit of local experience, visit ‘Ben’ Down’ market on a Wednesday, or food market on a Friday in the Historic and significant town of Falmouth (which had hot running water before NYC).