The Villa

Your stay at Datura is one that can be tailored to fit almost anyone’s needs, from couples and families to groups and retreats.  Your accommodations can be as inclusive as an “all-inclusive” or as casual as a luxury hotel or resort.  The only difference is that your visit will always feel personal and intimate with none of the institutional trappings. 

The villa, originally built in 1930 by the editor of The New Yorker magazine, has the amenities of a fine hotel and yet offers affordable luxury, privacy, and close proximity to all tourist activities, nightlife, and the airport. The villa has over 5,000 square feet of living space, consisting of five (5) large bedrooms with private baths, a high-ceiling, grand living room with mahogany floors, a library, bar, TV room, antiques, a screened-in dining room overlooking the aquamarine waters below, a pool house with washroom, and a modern commercial kitchen with pantry, ice maker, two refrigerators, and blender. (Please view the Floor Plan  below for further details).
The large terrace, which is ideal for day- dreaming and viewing stars at night, overlooks the large swimming pool and hot tub. Also on the grounds are tropical gardens, bird-watching,  and fruit trees of mango, orange, banana, coconut, lemon, allspice, ackee, nesberry, papaya, and breadfruit. Within short distances, there are several beautiful beaches, five excellent golf courses, SCUBA, Para-sailing, plantation tours, bird watching, river rafting, horseback riding, waterfalls, spa treatments, shopping, dining/dancing, nightclubs and a casino.

Included in the rental price is a full staff consisting of a housekeeper/cook, maid(s), caretaker/gardener, and our property manager/concierge. Complementary guest laundry is provided as well as fresh linens and towels. This is the perfect spot for families, honeymoons, weddings, and groups of friends to relax and play.

The Fitness Center

Fitness Center The fitness center is a large, airy room with a fourteen foot cathedral ceiling and professional exercise equipment adds a quiet place to work-out, stretch out, and practice yoga. In the evening, the room darkens into your own private screening room with a large, eight foot screen, a state-of-the-art, LCD projector and embracing surround sound.


Datura Villa is located 7 miles from the Montego Bay airport, 4 miles from Montego Bay town center, 5 miles from Round Hill Resorts, and within a 10 minutes drive to area beaches, water activities, golf courses, dining, shopping, casino, and many tourist attractions.

Directions To The Villa 

Datura is located in Reading, seven miles from the Montego Bay airport and on the way to Negril.  At the Long Hill intersection, where The Reading Reef Club is located on the right, take a left turn to go up Long Hill. You will pass the Reading Post Office on the left as you drive up Long Hill. The entrance to the villa is located about 1/2 mile on the right from the bottom of Long Hill, which runs to the town of Anchovy. From the entrance gate (pictured below) to the main house, the driveway extends one-half mile.