Makana on the Beach

Caribbean / Jamaica / Discovery Bay

Makana is one of the most glamorous private villas on the precious strip of land that borders Discovery Bay. The site itself is remarkable: a spacious villa with private tennis court and swimming pool on a sugary white sand beach bordering translucent swimming and kayaking water.

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  • Premier 10,500 sq ft, 7-bedroom waterfront villa with private white sand beach on beautiful Discovery Bay
  • 16’ x 36’ infinity edge pool and outdoor hot tub
  • Private white sand beach with sun loungers
  • Full staff: butlers, chefs, housekeepers, gardener, laundress
  • Tennis court lit for night play and tennis rackets and balls, tennis ball machine
  • Air-conditioned gym (multi-weight machine, treadmill, elliptical, free weights), powder room 
  • Complimentary sea kayaks, (3) paddle boards and snorkel equipment ~ more water sports nearby
  • Basketball hoop/stand (located at tennis court)
  • Table tennis (staff able to set up wherever desired)
  • Smart flat screen cable televisions (living room 48”, family room 52: and bar 50”, bedrooms 40”)
  • Wireless Internet throughout
  • Family Room/Home Office with computer, fax, printer, DVD player, PlayStation II with games, 52” Smart television, movies
  • Apple TV
  • Sonos music system
  • Seaside deck with sun loungers
  • Free phone calls to the US, Canada and landlines in the United Kingdom
  • Bose stereo in the gym
  • Ultra-luxurious bedding and feather mattress toppers
  • Wet bar with ice maker
  • Over-the-water gazebo with 270-degree view with comfortable sofas and chairs and marble dining table 
  • Child friendly: two complimentary portable cribs and two high chairs, booster seat, large lawn for play, nannies on request

Makana is one of the most glamorous private villas on the precious strip of land that borders Discovery Bay. The site itself is remarkable: a spacious villa with private tennis court and swimming pool on a sugary white sand beach bordering translucent swimming and kayaking water. The architecture is superb.

Virtually a resort within itself, Makana also includes an air-conditioned gym with powder room. An over-the-water gazebo provides a 270-degree view of the mountains, bay and Caribbean Sea and is a splendid venue for lovers of breathtaking sunsets.

Spa specialists available on-call for massages/treatments that can be set up in bedrooms, balconies or in the garden (for various charges).

Interiors are stylish and comfortable. The Great Room with water feature and fish around entrance and in atrium... opens to a spacious verandah and bar. Home-cooked meals are served on the verandah or gazebo overlooking the lawn, garden, private pool, beach and blue bay.

Child friendly, Makana's design addresses the accommodation of family units. Excellent Jamaican nannies are available on request.

The state-of-the-art kitchen includes commercial ovens, a microwave, and gas grill. The talented Makana chef treats guests each week to barbecues of steaks, chicken, shrimp, pork and lobster fired on the outdoor grill.

Driving time from the Montego Bay airport to Makana is approximately 60 minutes. Discovery Bay is an incredible turquoise body of water that has attracted some of Jamaica’s most visionary homeowners. Makana has raised the bar.


The owners of Makana have stressed luxurious nighttime comfort by installing top-of-the-line mattresses and pillows, and hypo-allergenic down feather bed mattress toppers. All bedrooms have closets, safes and 40” Smart, flat screen TV’S.

UPSTAIRS ~ 4 bedrooms
Master Bedroom ~ 840 sq ft
King-size bed in spacious suite with private balcony and view of the bay. Sitting room with three seater sofa. Large en-suite bathroom with shower, double-basin vanity and 
stand alone bath tub.

Papaya Room ~ 540 sq ft
King-size bed; walk-in closet, en-suite bathroom with large walk-in shower and 
double basin vanity. Private balcony. 

Breadfruit Room ~ 480 sq ft
King-size bed; en-suite bathroom with walk-in-shower 
and double vanity and stand alone bathtub. Private balcony.

Starfish Room ~ 450 sq ft
Two queen-size beds; en-suite white marble bathroom with large walk in shower. 
Television. Private balcony (door can be locked).

Family Room
Luxuriously furnished and super comfortable with LCD television and sound bar and home office complete with Apple computer, printer, telephone, and fax. Wireless Internet is throughout the villa.

A unique interior water feature joins the main house to a connecting private annex. The annex has three bedrooms each with en-suite bathroom and terrace. This suite of rooms is ideal for a family of 4-6.

Bamboo Room ~ 440 sq ft
King-size bed; en-suite bathroom with large double walk-in shower. Private terrace.

Sugarcane Room ~ 380 sq ft
King-size bed; en-suite bathroom 
with large walk in shower. Private terrace.

Coconut Room 
King-size bed, en-suite bathroom with large walk-in shower. Private terrace.

Additional Information

  • Maximum desired occupancy is 14 guests total
  • Use of the Annex requires a rental of 6 or 7 bedrooms (See Rates tab)
  • The Makana homeowner requests no smoking in the living room, dining room, family room, bedrooms and bathrooms. Smoking is only allowed on the verandahs.
  • The homeowner of Makana does not permit outside guests, weddings or any other hospitality event. 



Puerto Seco Beach – complimentary to guests on Discovery Bay 
Located near the entrance of Fortlands Road (a 10-15 minute walk or 3 minute drive from your villa), is the newest water park & beach club to the North Coast.  For various fees, guests may enjoy the large aqua park, scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaks & paddle boards. The club hosts a full service bar and restaurant as well as private beach cabanas or sun loungers for rent.

Groceries can be ordered, delivered and paid for via a credit card from the local grocery store. Alternatively guests can shop at the local grocery store near to the villa using their credit card or cash.

Sample Menu


7 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms

Sleeps 14 Guests

10500 Interior Square Ft.

  • Bedrooms
  • Gym
  • private white sand beach on beautiful
  • two complimentary portable cribs
  • two high chairs
  • booster seat
  • large lawn for play
  • nannies on request
  • Wireless Internet throughout
  • Free phone calls to the US, Canada and landlines in the United Kingdom
  • 16’ x 36’ infinity edge pool and outdoor hot tub
  • sea kayaks
  • paddle boards
  • snorkel equipment
  • tennis rackets
  • tennis balls
  • tennis ball machine
  • Private tennis court
  • butlers
  • chefs
  • housekeepers
  • gardener
  • laundress
  • Bose stereo in the gym
  • Private gym
  • Spa service can be arranged onsite
  • Bathrobes
  • Hair dryers
  • Home Office with computer, fax, printer
  • Wet bar with ice maker
  • Smart flat screen cable televisions
  • DVD player
  • PlayStation II
  • Apple TV
  • Sonos music system
  • Basketball hoop/stand
  • Table tennis (staff able to set up wherever desired)


Pool Details

16’ x 36’ x 5' deep

Distance Details

Town: 5 minute walk to Discovery Bay, 25 minutes via driver to Ocho Rios
Airport: 60 minutes via driver to MBJ

Rates and Availability

Accidental Damage Waiver
A $149 Accidental Damage Waiver applies to every reservation.
Minimum Stay Details
High/Low Season: 7-night minimum stay required
Festive Season: 7-night minimum stay required.
Check-In Times
Check in: 3:00 PM - Check out: 11:00 AM
Rate Policies
No outside guests, events, or vendors are permitted at Makana on the Beach. All vendors (bands, masseuses, etc.), must be chosen from the homeowner's approved list. Maximum occupancy is 14 guests in total When 7 bedrooms are rented, we will allow 14 guests + 1 infant (under 2 yrs. old) at no additional charge
Surcharge for festive bookings
5% surcharge for festive bookings



Makana was unbelievable! From the attentive and welcoming staff to the beautiful home words cannot describe what a great vacation this was for our family of seven. Every detail was thought of and each member of the staff became part of our family. They all work so hard to make your vacation a memorable one. The home was perfect! We were treated like royalty and we cannot wait to "come back soon!

Carrie B.

Everyone on the staff was fantastic. They all made this one of the best vacations ever.


The staff made the stay. Loved everything.

Youman Family

The staff is amazing. The house is clean and wonderful.


Staff: Excellent - The staff at Makana is exceptional. They were friendly, accommodating, attentive to all our needs, flexible, and worked hard to provide us with a fabulous experience. This staff is an asset to your villa and is what makes a vacation here So fabulous
Meals: Excellent - My birthday cake was delish. The staff did special things for the children (their own custom-made frozen drinks) and interacted well with them.
Accommodations: Excellent - This home is beautiful!! The decor, ambiance, grounds, view, and amenities.....all are spectacular. We had a fabulous vacation without ever needing to leave the property. far, far exceeded our expectations. We did not want to leave.
Ground Transportation: Excellent
Property Management: Excellent
Overall Expectation: Exceeded
Additional Comments: Thank you for providing us with a place to enjoy an absolutely awesome vacation. Your villa provided the 3 families that stayed here (age range of 8 months to 72 years) with a truly memorable experience. We enjoyed every single minute that we spent here ~ everything and everyone made it the vacation of a lifetime. SIMPLY THE BEST

-Cannizzo Party

Excellent. Staff is amazing. House is clean & wonderful.

Gesele D

Service was absolutely incredible. This staff is second to none! Beautiful home and very comfortable. The driver Charlie was great.

Ryan L

Excellent! Wonderful Vacation AGAIN!!

Jill A (repeat guests)

Excellent, zero complaints! The service was beyond our expectations, you have a wonderful staff!

What a beautiful house! We felt safe and well taken care of. We had everything we needed.

Transportation was on time, clean vehicles and nice drivers!

We are already planning our next trip here! Thank you so much for a wonderful vacation.

Steven H

Staff is exceptional in every respect. Villa is exceptional but the Staff makes everything work – they made us feel welcome!

Gayle D

Outstanding staff! You are so blessed to have all these wonderful people.

Outstanding villa! Beautiful amazing home!

Exceeded our expectations. We had a ball. Loved every minute. Thank you for making us feel so comfortable and pampered!

John M

Had the best time. Loved the villa and everything was arranged beyond expectations. Staff was great! Food was also great!

Dianna J

I came to celebrate my birthday and I will never forget my magical stay at Makana. I will definitely come back. The owners have created an amazing comfortable paradise. It is truly beautiful and first class. I have found my beach vacation spot!

The staff was outstanding. Exceeded my expectations. Throughout our stay the staff was ever present, but not obtrusive ever. We will miss each of them. We look forward to returning.

Chef Kayla’s food was beyond reproach. I have travelled all over the world and these were the best meals I have ever had.

Paula G

Staff was amazing as usual! We love the openness of the is one of our favorite parts of the house.


The entire staff is amazing as usual ( 7th time repeat). Your staff is the best I have seen anywhere. They are gems!

Pradjob A

The staff was absolutely wonderful – very warm, friendly & accommodating. Our stay was better than ever expected. Makana is truly a special place!

Jonathon P

The staff went above & beyond. The villa exceeded our expectations.

Sue S

We were very pleased with the villa and staff, they were excellent.

Bill Y

What a glorious vacation we had! Staff were so attentive, we will miss them!! friendly, courteous, professional. The house was comfortable, beautiful, lovely park setting and architectural details...The staff was the Magnificent Seven. We loved each one!

Lonnie S

All was absolutely excellent. Kayla was a star! Particularly comfortable beds, seating. Beautifully maintained property. An exceptionally well run villa with exceptional staff.

Joanne K

Dear Linda,

WOW! That's about all there is left to say. We just had to let you know how much we enjoyed our holiday. Makana is a beautiful villa and fits our family's needs to a "T". The staff made everything just perfect. The food and meal service was superb and the table settings were beautiful. Kayla's cooking - a 10+!! Makana is a fabulous home with beautiful furnishings and facilities that are maintained to perfection. We felt very safe and secure in this environment which was very important having the children with us. This is one of the best family vacations we have had and it was a great place to celebrate a birthday!

Enid L

The Best Staff we have experienced in any and all villas we've been to. Super friendly, always available, good vibes from all.


It's hard to exceed expectations because we have come here so many times and it is always wonderful!

Prabhjot A.

I can't begin to describe how much we enjoyed our trip to Jamaica and our stay at Makana. We have been lucky enough to travel quite a bit and stay in some of the most luxurious hotels on Earth. Makana, is something else entirely. Elegance, Excellence, and Ecstasy only begin to describe what Makana has to offer. As incredible as the house is, the staff truly make the experience life changing. Their attention to detail and desire to please slowly hypnotize you until the true meaning of Luxury Travel becomes clear; Reaching a state of relaxation where even basic human thought becomes impossible. A point in mind and body when you think to yourself; no phone, no tablet, no problem. What started as a week long vacation, is now a life long love affair. Thank you Villas by Linda Smith

Greg R

Dear Linda,

Great trip. Thanks for all your help. Overall, we couldn’t have been happier with our stay. The staff was excellent. They were extremely patient with the little ones and very mindful of everybody’s little idiosyncrasies once they got to know us (and we them). We have visited Jamaica frequently over the last several years and frequently have chosen the villa option. Makana certainly will rank near the top and I wouldn’t be surprised if we returned there one day.

Ted M.

Dear Linda,

From the moment we arrived in Jamaica and were greeted by our driver, to the moment we were driven back to our departure flights, it was evident that all details were taken care of so as to ensure a wonderful vacation. The staff were friendly and accommodating. It is hard to single out one staff member who was the "best"- all were excellent! Makana and its setting were marvelous and perfect for our group.

Harriett F.

The Villa is Absolutely Stunning and complete with every detail. The area is beautiful and safe. The staff is incredible and treat each guest with kindness and care - I give them 10 Stars!!! You will be amazed with the expertise and quality of each meal and the setting/environment that makes you feel luck the luckiest person on earth. Makana is first class all the way. Prepare to be treated like a King or Queen while you soak up the most relaxing and peaceful vacation you can really ever imagine. I have not a single complaint nor suggestion for what was an amazing getaway for my family and guests. We will be back for years to come! Thank you MAKANA!!!

-Rich Party

*Denise and Tanya made us some of the most amazing meals ever we ever had! We loved trying all the local Jamaican foods. Devon, Courtney, Henry, and Kevin treated us like royalty with a smile of their face the entire time.
Julie, Martin and Antoinette were so sweet and made our rooms feel like royalty…a palace.
The accommodations were top notch. So comfortable and inviting.

Heather was so very kind when she came to greet us. Khadin was extremely helpful before we get here. Makana and his staff has far exceeded any expectations we had. The staff literally feels like a part of our family. We will work extra hard at home to make it happen to come back.

-Streett Party

Great staff, attentive but not over bearing. Great meals with excellent variety. Villa, bar, pool, gym were all great.


Your service was absolutely impeccable. We look forward to returning to Makana very soon.


The house was perfect for our family. There was so much to do, that we never need to leave the house. Thank you for a memorable vacation!


Staff was amazing, knowledgeable, and helpful. They made the experience wonderful. Everything in & about the villa was excellent.


There are not enough words to express our satisfaction. Our expectations for service were exceeded in every moment of our stay.
An amazing experience.


The staff and service provided to us is/was OUTSTANDING. We have traveled to many 5 star resorts and this is the BEST. Everything was excellent. Absolutely beautiful accommodations. All the rooms are lovely. There were no problems. We will be back again next year. We have made our plans. Thank you!

Stephens Family

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