A renovated oceanfront property will make discerning travelers feel alright. By, Julie Keller
For discriminating vacationers with a penchant for action and a hankering for healing, THEE Divine Villa Roaring Pavilion in St. AnnÂ’s Bay, Jamaica, is an ideal retreat. The 8,000-square-foot escape recently completed a $5 million renovation. Plus, its picturesque private beach was made famous by Ursula Andress when she emerged from the sea in the 1962 James Bond flick Dr. No.
Adventure seekers can take advantage of Roaring PavilionÂ’s six jet skis, kayaks, paddleboards, snorkels, and more, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness facility. The property also provides unlimited spa treatments in its full-service THEE Divine Spa. Treatments incorporate locally grown fruits and botanicals, exclusive Ligne St Barths products, and a collection of signature skincare concoctions. Afterwards, a relaxing dip in the saline infinity pool that offers unobstructed views of the crashing surf is the ideal way to end the day.
The property can accommodate up to 10 guests in four rooms, all of which are outfitted with king beds and an enviable collection of modern art. Kids can get into the action in the new River Room, which features a twin bunk suite and a gaming station. A villa-wide audio system also lets guests enjoy their choice of music, be it a 007 theme song or a blissful Bob Marley melody.
Roaring Pavilion, the first of what will soon be a global collection of THEE Divine Villa properties, comes complete with a full staff that can meet any guest need with an endless array of vacation temptations even James Bond couldnÂ’t refuse. A minimum five-night stay is required; 10 nights during Christmas. lacurevillas.com.