8BR, 11000 sq ft, 5 star service. Amenities galore! Weddings and intimate events
Darrell and Sherry
About Darrell and Sherry
My wife and I built Mais Oui (pronounced 'May Wee') in 1999 and opened officially in 2000. We created Mais Oui to be more than a home away from home. It was designed to be super comfortable and well equipped so that guests would not miss the hotel experience … "Upscale but not uptight" as one guest puts it. As an independent property that has to compete not only with hotels but also gated planned communities with club memberships, we chose to provide a host of amenities that typically would not be available at a private home. Our previously silent partner, our son, is now growing up and has helped us realize new ways of involving and welcoming children in the Mais Oui vacation experience. One of our core values is to enhance the lives of the Jamaican people. One way we do that is through our commitment to our staff. We have up to about 12 people (depending on the number of guests), some full-time, some part-time, who work with us as a team, to make the Mais Oui experience a reality. We work very hard to have guests stay with us so that we can, in turn, afford to keep our staff employed thereby contributing positively to their lives and the local community.
Darrell and Sherry purchased this Villa in 2000
Why Darrell and Sherry chose Saint Ann Parish
We're an 'ocean view' location because the Jamaican experience isn't only about the beach. That said, we are a mere 2-3 minute walk from the beach so we also provide that classic experience for our guests as well. Jamaica is so much more than "sun, sea, and sand" or "rum, rasta, reggae and reefer". Rather, it's also about the food and the people which also includes their culture and history. Mais Oui is designed to introduce visitors to the island with a taste of the "true Jamaica", in style and comfort. There's no need to pay a beachfront premium to enjoy these key elements of the island!
What makes this Villa unique
Our uniqueness stems from our commitment to a high quality of service, our focus on the relaxation and well-being of our guests, as well as the fact that we make your awesome vacation our top priority. We want you to tailor your vacation to maximize enjoyment and peaceful, secure relaxation! The Owners and Staff at Mais Oui remain committed to our goal to present an honest and genuine Jamaican experience in a setting of safety and comfort. We are not about flashy photos just to entice travelers and maximize profits by putting heads in beds. We enjoy caring for strangers because we "could be entertaining angels unawares". We like to offer as many amenities as we can so that when our guests decide to venture off-site they do so because of a desire, rather than a need. There are 8 bedrooms. Sleeps 16-21. Mais Oui is located on the eastern cusp of the Rio Bueno Harbor (named by Christopher Columbus himself) just over the border into Discovery Bay - which is why you may occasionally find us listed as being in Rio Bueno, Jamaica. This is reportedly the freshwater landing site in his most famed journey across the Atlantic to the Americas! Jamaica is an island filled with beauty and history. Its people are vibrant and colorful. Come and experience Jamaica at Mais Oui Tennis and Spa Villa! Our guests say it best: Dear Mais Oui, Thank you so much for the great stay. We had the best week ever. The food was amazing, especially the soups and fresh seafood! Thank you to all the staff here. Dave and Leo were great too. You can really see they care about making guests feel welcome. They went above and beyond staying up late every night to make sure we all made it to bed. The outdoor movie theatre was awesome for a mellow night in. The location is great for quick day trips and the massages were amazing. We truly can’t thank you enough for the memories that we made this week. We will definitely be letting everyone know what a great place Mais Oui is. Jesse - Wrightstown
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
By prior arrangement
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
In a word...Amazing!!
The property was just as described....simply beautiful!! The staff, which we now consider family, went above and beyond to make our time in JAI awesome!! Darrell and the team created a 5-star Resort experience!!
The owners and staff at Mais Oui want to express our heartfelt thanks for you all having chosen to stay with us. We are truly grateful for the opportunity to have guests experience Mais Oui hospitality and sincere dedication to your well deserved vacation! We look forward to you all visiting us next time you come home to Jamaica!
So I have to thank the Owner and staff for a wonderful stay at Mais Oui Villa. I went in preparation for my wedding and had a rehearsal dinner there. It was a great stay, the place was clean and and well taken care of. My guests were impressed with the space and how helpful the Staff was. Dillon, Julie, and Mack along with the CHEF P, who put his foot in the food, were amazing along with all the other staff. My rehearsal dinner went great and even the staff tried to help alleviate my stress at times a a stress out bride. The driver Senior was also understanding and helpful that entire week as well. I would definitely stay again with a large party. The only sad part was the location which was 40 mins to an hour from Ocho Rios which seemed to have everything. It got expensive to travel to and from places but if you just want to enjoy jamaica on a paradise and stay in with a group or family this would be ideal. I wish i could pick it up and put it near ocho rios because it was way better than other villas i saw there. Overall a great experience with a very professional team of people to make us feel welcome to Jamaica. I was sad to leave and even disappointed when i went to a resort for our honeymoon and it could not compete with Mais oui.
Thanks again for making it a special stay!
We are truly grateful for you all having chosen to stay with us at Mais Oui! The staff really enjoyed taking care of you and Chef Perry was pleased you all enjoyed his creations. Yes, traffic can get a bit hectic between us and Ocho Rios during the holidays, but that is the trade-off for our central location which allows guests to access so many activities on the island. We look forward to hosting you all on your return visit to the island! Think and dream Jamaica!
A Slice of Heaven!
Mais Oui was stunning! I definitely recommend this for your stay. Communication and planning with Darrell was really smooth. From the moment we arrived to the day we left, our stay was great! The Villa is impressive. Large enough for a family of 12 (9 adults & 3 kids) to spread out but also intimate enough for each of the couples to have their own private moments. There were so many things to enjoy within the Villa grounds... From the swimming pool ( the kids headquarters!) to the basketball/ tennis court, foosball, ping pong, pool table, and wonderful spa area in the garden of the grounds.. it literally had everything we needed. The pictures don’t do it just and the views from the top lounge area, take your breath away. The staff.... so professional and super nice!! the attention to detail and service was impeccable. Our family was truly extended in Jamaica by such beautiful souls. From the moment we walked in the Villa, beautiful people greeted us and made us feel so welcomed, cared for, and comfortable. Dillion rules! We couldn’t wait to see what Perry cooked (Everything was delicious) or where Makeeva would take us to for meals. Everything was so thoughtful and well planned out. Ms Audrey & Ms Pett.. there are no words!!! You ladies are wonderful!! This was the first trip with just my sisters, their families and my mother and what a wonderful trip!! Thanks Mais Oui
Our sincerest thanks for you all having chosen to stay with us! The staff goes above and beyond to create a wonderful vacation experience for our guests. We look forward to your next visit to Jamaica!
20th wedding anniversary - treated like royalty!!!
Staff greeted us with smiles & cool towels. That set the stage for our trip. The villa was clean and welcoming. Audrey started the tour and introduced each couple to their sleeping quarters. The sleeping rooms are close to each other but yet super private. I wish I could articulate how fabulous the service and cuisine was. Dillon and Fernando made sure we never wanted for anything. The Chef surprised us with tasteful cuisine daily. The spa services, probably should be scheduled that near the end of your trip. It was fabulous!!!?We loved the Mais Oui experience!!
Just want to say thanks to all of you for choosing to host your special event with us! The staff truly enjoyed sharing your special time with you and we all look forward to your staying with us the next time you visit Jamaica!
The Villa is beautiful and the staff was amazing. Dillion, Fernando and Audrey made sure we were comfortable and Chef Gavin and Perry amazed us at every meal. Ms Pet was a pleasure the entire staff was extremely attentive and made sure that our special day was memorable. We encourage anyone that can to choose this villa you want be sorry. Best vacation ever.
It was absolutely fabulous having you all stay with us! The staff enjoyed you and welcomes you all back for your next visit!
is 6 stars an option?
Mais Oui was absolutely incredible. Immaculate gardens, safe, secure, private property, amazing made-to-order food, friendly, considerate, in-house staff, very clean, large private pool. The staff took great care to make sure that we felt welcomed, safe, entertained, and comfortable, even accompanying us on off-site excursions. The complimentary beach club just up the road was a lot of fun and also safe, secure, and entertaining. We hope to be back soon. Family friendly (we brought a baby).
Thank you all for having chosen to stay in Jamaica with us! We look forward to your next visit!
Why Discovery Bay?
- Under an hour's drive from airport ... compared to 1.5hrs drive for people staying in Ocho Rios or Negril.
- Convenient base from which to see the island ... Within an hour from leaving Montego Bay, you will arrive at Mais Oui. Drive another 30-35 minutes and you are in Ocho Rios. This central location makes sightseeing choices more accessible and enjoyable.
- Close to a host of other activities ... 30 attractions are within a 30 minute drive of the villa ... additional snorkeling and scuba diving sites, golf courses, horseback riding stables, tennis courts, water-sports, shopping, night-life, historic sites, and almost anything else your heart desires!