It was easy to follow the directions to our bed and breakfast guest house, although a little disconcerting. Once we ventured off the main highway through the port city of Montego Bay and on to the small back roads, it was hard to decide if the dirt was interrupted with asphalt or asphalt liberally sprinkled with dirt! It was just as well that we had a little SUV. We lurched our way up the hill on what appeared to be a seldom used trail between half-built houses and empty lots, under tangles of power and telephone wires haphazardly tied until suddenly we were confronted with two very nice houses on either side of the road.
Polkerris turned out to be the double story on the upper side of the road. It is surrounded by lush and well maintained gardens resplendent with blooming tropical plants and shrubs such as tumbling bouganvilla, thumbergia in riotous colours and the ever-present multi-hued croton plant. Wide double doors led into a cool foyer and up a spiral staircase to a view-to-die-for or at the very least, to happily pay-for!! It was an expansive view over the little town, around the bay and the ocean beyond. A Cruise Ship was in the middle distance docked at the cruise terminal for the day. Later on that evening we had the pleasure of watching her steam out of port and head west into the sunset toward her next call. But for now, we were greeted by our hosts and welcomed graciously to their home.
The rooms are beautifully laid out and all off a covered verandah which surrounds the house on all sides. Our room looked out over the private swimming pool and the splashing waterfall. Everywhere you gazed the gardens were lush and filled with contrasting shades, colors and textures leaving the eye feeling most satisfied.