St. Elizabeth, the bread basket parish of Jamaica! Home to Appleton Estate Rum, The Black River Safari and the most beautiful pink sunsets you’ll ever see in this lifetime. Unlike popular tourist destinations, St.Elizabeth isn’t a filled with lots of glamorous places to stay, but instead caters to visitors who are lovers of quaint places and experiences.
Whilst combing through Airbnb & Booking.com for a place to along Treasure Beach, I found many “homey” stays for the traveller who isn’t too fussy. When booking in St.Elizabeth it’s important to keep your mind open to all possibilities. Most locations will channel your inner outdoorsman ; outside showers & many critters to keep you company.
After a few hours of searching, I found The Waikiki Guesthouse, which promised a great view (and they delivered).
As a well welcomed bonus, the property is close by local favorites such as Jack Sprat & a great spot to catch a boat to The Pelican Bar.For only $60 US per night we were able to book a quaint Ocean View Room. This room came with a refrigerator, a private bathroom stocked with toiletries and clean towels. The second room was $40 USD and had similar amenities as well as a television.
Ocean View Bedroom
There’s lots to love at Waikiki Guest House!
1) The property was right on the beach!
How often can you score a beach front property on a budget? Travelling broke doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the finer things in life! So this was a steal for such a homey room on the beach. I’ve been on dozens of trips but this was certainly the best night’s sleep I’ve ever had. The waves crashing against the shore was the most soothing sound to fall asleep to.
2) Friendly Staff
The staff on the property will have you feeling right at home! If you need any information about tourist hotspots in the area,they will be happy to call a captain or a cab driver to navigate you to your ultimate chill destination.
3) Close Proximity to Restaurants
Being the foodie I am, my tummy is no joke! So being close to multiple restaurants on the beach and a local gem such as Jack Sprat. I was more than happy I selected Waikiki Hut as my home for the weekend. The meals & service at Jack Sprat were divine and definitely worth the visit if you’re ever in St.Elizabeth & need to grab a bite to eat!
4) Safe Location
One major thing to consider when going on vacation or even a quick weekend excursion, is your safety! I was reassured by the caretakers that the crime rate in that area was nonexistent. The only thing you have to worry about are the creepy crawlers like a lizards, crabs and frogs. On that note, if you know you won’t be able to sleep a wink with a lizard in your bedroom, this is not the Guesthouse for you!
5) Close proximity to Tourist Attractions
When selecting somewhere to stay, of course you’d like to know you’ll be close to interesting daytime and nightlife hotspots. Waikiki Guesthouse, is located on the shore of the famous Treasure Beach, a great spot to catch a boat to The Pelican Bar & The Black River Safari. We also had the option to visit other popular locations such as YS Falls, The Appleton Estate Rum Tour and Jamaica Zoo!
If you’re a lover of quiet, country style living, Waikiki Guesthouse is perfect for you! Here’s a link to the listing if you’re interested in booking for your next trip!