Karen and Coleman Hookaylo always dreamed of retiring to Jamaica and opening their own vacation resort…and now they are living that dream.
The couple has opened Le Mer luxury villas in Lances Bay, Jamaica, which sits between Montego Bay and Negril. These private villas, located just steps from the ocean, offers spacious rooms and beautiful views.
“I always knew that I wanted to retire and find a way to share my beautiful homeland with others,” said Karen, who was born and raised in Jamaica. “Then when Coleman and I, who were both attorneys in Hilton Head, South Carolina, retired three years ago — we thought ‘Why not now?”
So the Hookaylos purchased the land Le Mer now sits on and went to work turning its run-down buildings and overgrown landscaping into their vision of a tranquil vacation getaway.
The site now boasts simply-styled, Caribbean-themed villas with their own kitchens and living areas.
“To see this land transformed from where it was to where it is now has been truly exciting,” Karen said. “Now visitors can come together on the unique balcony or relax under the cabana and read in the shade. They can explore sea caves, snorkel in the clear blue water, or relax in our pool.”
“Le Mer truly is the realization of a dream and we feel so lucky to be here right now,” Karen said.
Each villa at Le Mer comes with the following accommodations — two bedrooms with king beds, two bedrooms with two queen beds, a living room, a dining room and a full kitchen.
Rates range from $280 per night to $1750 per week for the entire 4 bedroom villa.
“We know our rates are low compared to some of the other villas in Jamaica, but our location is very unique and focuses on “rest and relaxation.” We love the simplicity of it, it is not a fast paced tourist resort, just beautiful serenity by the water” says Karen.
For more information about Le Mer luxury villas in Lances Bay, Jamaica, please visit http://lemerluxuryvillas.com.