Family

Family at Star Apple House

Kids in PoolChildren will always be very welcome at Star Apple House. In fact the main reason we bought the house was to create a ” home from home” for our children.

The first thing you’ll notice is that the house is all in one level. Very useful for kiddies.

There’s a nice kitchen where our cook Pansie can usually meet the most demanding tastes and a large patio where most indoor activity seems to take place.

Safety has always been a priority and here the design of the house and landscaping of the estate plays a key role. The pool can be viewed from both the Patio area and from all three bedrooms. There is also a large flat lawn adjacent to the sun deck/poolside that our children find irresistible. Alternatively, there’s 6 acres of grounds to roam & discover rare and beautiful flowers, birds and fruit trees, ever changing with the seasons — a laden avocado or orange tree always brings an astonished face.

For older children & parents Montego Bay offers a wealth of activities to keep you entertained. There’s: – River Rafting, Horse riding, Theme Parks, Bird Sanctuary, Crocodile farm, Great houses & Estates, bike tours, Marine Park, Art galleries not to mention great beaches. Up to date attractions & tours booklets are available at the house.

Should you wish to pursue some adult activities during the day or evening our staff are very experienced at looking after children & will be only too pleased to do so. We can also enlist the services of a local nanny.


Family Hangouts

NEGRIL
30 minutes west of Star Apple House. Seven miles of white sand beach, clubs, restaurants, jerk joints, reggae, beach bars, vendors, water sports, partial nudity. Totally casual. Watch sunset from Rick’s Cafe or The Pickled Parrot. Great diving and snorkeling on Negril’s reefs.

DOCTOR’S BEACH CAVE
Don’t want to drive 40 minutes to Negril? Drive 15 minutes to a pristine Riviera-type white sand beach and gorgeous translucent aqua water in Montego Bay. Doctor’s Cave Beach allows no radios, no footballs, no vendors. It is large, quiet, beautiful, se cure and well managed.

WALTER FLETCHER BEACH
Near Doctor’s Cave Beach in Montego Bay. This is a less elegant but more lively beach and park that preteens and teenagers love. Doctor’s Cave Beach and Walter Fletcher Beach are within a 10-minute walk or 1/2-minute drive of each other. i.e., guests wishing to read a novel and take a nap in the serene ambiance of Doctor’s Cave Beach can be satisfied while their children romp on playful Walter Fletcher Beach nearby.

ROSE HALL BEACH CLUB
Ten minutes east of Half Moon is Rose Hall Beach Club with a full array of motorized and non-motorized water sports (sailing, windsurfing, glass bottom boat, jet skis, snorkeling and PADI diving) and CPR-trained lifeguards. Also picnic areas, changing rooms, hammocks, beach volleyball, gift shop, sunset cruises, bar and restaurant (jerk chicken, baby back ribs, grilled fish, burgers and french fries, shrimp and salads). A modest entrance fee is required.

TRYALL BEACH
Tryall is world famous for its golfing facilities, but one of its best-kept secrets is its beach and Great house. Located 4 miles from Star Apple on the road to Nigril, it is one of our favourite beaches. Spend the day there and take tea in the afternoon up at the Great house. Everyone there is always so busy playing golf, we always seem to have the whole beach to ourselves!

ROUND HILL BEACH
Small but gorgeous beach with 2 beach bars, a massive pool, endless water sports, kiddies club, Tennis, and a state of the art health spa, (there is an entrance fee) Half Moon Beach This must be one of Jamaica’s finest beaches. The trick here is to go there to check out the shops, then go through the hotel to the beach restaurant, have lunch there and the spend the rest of the day on the beach or exploring the vast grounds dotted with lots of cosy spots, bars & pools.

The Beach at Tryall
Although world famous for its golfing facilities, two of Tryall best-kept secrets are its beach and great house. Located 4 miles from Star Apple on the road to Nigril, it is one of our favorite hangouts. Spend the day there and take tea in the afternoon up at the Great house. Everyone there is always so busy playing golf, we always seem to have the whole beach to ourselves!


Other Activities
  • Scuba Diving & Snorkeling Captain’s watersports at Round Hill 956-7050 (Mobay)
  • Doctors Cave Beach Club 952-2566)
  • Sunset Cruises… Fishing Trips Denise Taylor (995-2912)
  • Sailing Cruises Captain Keith Roberts (952-5860 )
  • Chukka Cove Beach Ride 972-2506 (Ocho)
  • Dolphin Cove (interact with Dolphins) 974-5335 (Ocho)
  • James Bond Beach Club 975-3665 (Ocho)
  • Montego Bay Marine Par 952-5619