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Duke's At Silver Sands Testimonials

Unbelievable house, so unique with its three floors and perfect for our group of eleven. As great as the house was the real stars were the staff. Everald, Yassi and Morlet went above and beyond to make us feel at home and so welcome....Due to plane delays, half of the group arrived after 10:00 at night the first day. Everald and Morlet were there with smiling faces presenting us with Yassi’s delicious dinner all warm and ready for us. Everald’s rum punch was a big hit...especially when he delivered a cooler of beer, water and the rum punch to the beach. And Yassi, that man is a really talented chef, we had so many Jamaican favorites and some American food for the kids. Everyday was an culinary adventure. I’ve been to 5 other houses and this was my favorite. We loved our experience and would choose Dukes again.

five stars

Celebrating my birthday at Dukes Hideaway - best vacation ever!
I don't know where to start! Dukes Hideaway is amazing! The pictures online give a great view, but in person? Oh my goodness!!!! I was even more impressed once we arrived. We were greeted by Chef Yassi, (King) Richard, and Morlette. They were literally standing there with open arms when we got off of the bus. Oh, I can't forget about Bobby who picked us up from the airport. As we headed to Dukes, he pointed out different things, made recommendations and answered all of our crazy questions. LOL Once at the house, I got off the bus with a big WOW coming out of my mouth. The rooms were absolutely beautiful. The bathrooms were immaculate and gorgeous. The view was like no other. I have never gone a vacation and had such great service. Chef Yassi prepared our first meal the day we arrived. When I say this man can cook, he can COOK! Richard earned the name of 'King Richard' from the men as he treated everyone like royalty. He made drinks that had you begging him to make more! Morlette? I don't have enough words to say about her. She is one of the sweetest people I have EVER met! She washed clothes, cleaned our rooms, joined in the laughter and taught me a little patwah! LOL...Chef Yassi gave us some pointers on some of the dishes he cooked and how we could 'try' to recreate them when we got back home. King Richard made sure we were able to get around to the different places we wanted to go by securing transportation. The food? We ate like royalty!!!

My birthday was April 17th and I was turning 50 (woohoo). I wanted my birthday on the beach but it was going to be extra so I just figured I would have it on one of the many patios in 'our' home away from home. My family surprised me and with the help of Richard, Morlette, and Chef Yassi, my birthday celebration and dinner was on the beach!!!! I was so excited I cried!

The owner, Ms. Peggy is absolutely wonderful! I don't even know how to describe her. One of the dearest people I have ever had the pleasure of speaking with and working with. The staff she had at our house was a true representation of her! I never saw a frown, heard a harsh word the entire time we were there. Chef Yassi, King Richard, and lovely Morlette are my new family in Jamaica. We will be back and with even more people. We love you guys and miss you already!!!

Hi Peggy,
I have been meaning to write this email ever since we made it back.

Duke's Hideaway is the perfect place to go in Jamaica! We had such a wonderful time. Celebrating our sister's birthday and hanging out between Dukes, Pineapple Villa and Pineapple Cottage was amazing, even with 30 people or so.

Duke's Hideaway is a great place! Christine, Rose & Richard were the best. Christine is the best cook ever. They took care of everything, all our needs and went above & beyond the call. We even celebrated Christine's birthday with a cake and a dance. Waking up to the roars of the ocean and waves, having the white sandy beach at our "front door", and to collect seashells on the beach daily is the best experience ever. No more all inclusive for us, we will definitely be back to Dukes the next time we come to Jamaica, hopefully next year!

Again, thank you so much for such a wonderful experience and VACATION!

-Benny & Deborah
 five stars

OCT 2016

Our family vacation was perfect. We had not only great food from Christine every day but also a lot of help from Pinks and Richard especially as we were entertaining our friends who came over on the weekend. Richard took me into town in Falmouth as we got Patties and coco bread. He was also the man who kept us in touch with Bobby who was our driver and tour guide as we covered the island from St Ann to Kingston to Negril. The accommodation was excellent with only the need for air conditioning in the general areas in August! We came back with great memories. Thanks for everything Peggy.


five stars
April 3rd 2016
Hello Ms. Peggy,

Dukes. Lisa said it was perfect, awesome, everything was perfect. We love the house, we love Christine and Richie and its 11.5/10.

Suggestions or recommendations: None.

five stars
NOV 2015
"Hi Peggy -
We had an amazing vacation/birthday celebration last week. It exceeded all my expectations and everyone else’s too! The weather could not have been more perfect, the water was clear and the water temperature was perfect. We even snorkeled from the beach late morning on Saturday and could see lots of beautiful fish.

Duke's is so gorgeously furnished and well taken care of. Christine did an amazing job cooking for all of us - so much good food! She even had me help pick out fruit/vegetables when the truck came one day. She had candles in chocolate cake for dessert the first night and Richard found the song “Happy Birthday” by New Kids on the Block which he played at dinner, then breakfast, then lunch, then dinner again the next day and then at every meal…. was pretty funny! He programmed it to repeat too! I had it in my head all day today - too funny! Our meals were a highlight of our days - we all loved Christine. I can tell you that everyone tried all the different native dishes and we loved them.
The pool was a daily destination for us too - either pre-beach or post-beach. The views from the pool were also amazing. The decks also were our spots that we’d populate before breakfast with our morning coffee - such breathtaking views! Too many mosquitos to sit out at nighttime :( That was the only downfall of the trip - mosquitos and other bugs. One of the guests got stung by a bee at the pool - she didn’t even see the bee until it stung her. Richard came and poured white rum onto it. She is doing better now, but it was red, swollen and hot for two days after it happened.

Whatever we asked, Richard made sure that it was taken care of. He arranged 8 chairs on the beach for us everyday (seemed like our own private beach - which was so awesome!). He arranged for a trip to the luminous lagoon too which was certainly a highlight of the trip. He also took us to local vendors so that we could purchase some gifts to take back home with us. He bartended and of course entertained us with his great personality.

We loved this vacation so much that we want to come back next year, same time, but we want to add a day to the beginning of the trip. I hope my sister and boyfriend can join us this time (they are the ones that couldn’t come last week)
To our surprise, we came home to find that one of our crazy friends put a parrot statue inside my husband’s suitcase. I’ve attached a picture of it to this email. I am so sorry that his happened. We would like to send this back to the house, or send it back to you in NH, or we could bring it back with us when we return next year, or we could buy it from you. Please let me know how we can remedy this situation.

So many memories have been made on this vacation! Thank you so much for providing excellent customer service, providing a beautiful vacation spot, arranging our transportation and employing personable, reliable and quality staff. This vacation could not have been more perfect! (Except for the surprise in our suitcase).
Please let me know what we should about the statue."
- Kim

five stars
jAN 2016
What a fantastic place to unplug, relax and enjoy the beautiful white sands of Jamaica. Our group of 11 people had a wonderful time with no worries. Christine our cook made more delicious food than we could eat. Richard our butler was the ultimate host, with our drinks ready and showing us around the island. The house is newly rebuilt (2 yrs ago), and has all the amenities anyone could need. 6 large bedrooms each with their own bathroom. Plenty of living space and a small infinity pool on the third floor patio. Beautiful views of the ocean that is only steps away. It is a great place for families and friends to gather in a safe and comfortable environment. Like any island, sand fleas or no see ums are ever present. The tennis court could use some resurfacing and new fencing to keep the balls in. The price was right including rental, food and tips. When we return to Jamaica, we will definitely want to stay at Duke's again.


five stars

There are times in our lives when God grants all our wishes and gives us his favor. This had to be the time for me and my family. Wonderful Vacation in a beautiful place just yards from the beach with an awesome staff. Words do not explain the level of personal service, patience and graciousness we received from the Duke's Staff. They were totally focused on our comfort and well-being as well as very attentive to details to make our stay memorable. Richard could do it all from bartending, DJ and facilitating transportation/excursions. Maxine prepared meals that were truly delicious (we even got a few recipes). She was very mindful of the budget and treated every dollar spent as if it were her own. The staff kept it all clean and comfortable. THANK YOU DUKE'S for having us. Hope to see you all again.
Good afternoon,
Thanks for your testimonial. I am so elated, you have made my day. We...myself and my Staff are tirelessly working to maintain a level of comfort for our guests... who in a very short time becomes family. I will be sure to let them know how much their efforts were appreciated and I am sure they will be very happy to hear the comments.
Thanks again,
Peggy Wall (Chin)

five stars
OMG! This was my third trip to Pineapple Villas, this trip staying in the new villa, beautiful accommodations,very close to the beach, first class everything. The staff, Maxine, Richard and Pinky did everything to make you feel like Royalty!!! The food was outstanding. I along with three of my friends, have never spent a vacation that we enjoyed as much as this vacation before.We are encouraging all of our friends to visit soon. I love going to Pineapple villas, because you are treated so well, and the area and staff are wonderful.


I have been visiting Silver Sands on an annual basis for the past 35 years. This past summer was the second time I have ever stayed in a rental since my family has a home there. That said, staying at Duke's Hideaway was AMAZING. We rented Duke's with a group of friends who came with us for our vow renewal and all of us had a ball. The house is beautiful with each bedroom being really comfortable and pretty. It has great space throughout the house including the living room and several outside seating areas to choose from. The proximity to the beach can not be beat. The staff that work at the house are super friendly and took great care of us. The food was AMAZING and I appreciated the care that went into each meal. I especially loved maxine's pineapple upside down cake as did my boys. I will definitely be coming back to Duke's in the future. Great time was had by all.


five stars
The staff is-great. Dukes is by far the best hideaway on property. I have stayed in a number of the large cottages and I believe the New Dukes is the best. Spacious, every room is special, all my friends felt as equals not some in master rooms and others in kiddies. The meals were all Jamaican - Cowtail and bean, hot chocolate very delicious and will return for a longer stay. Thanks Peggy, Richard, Maxine, Andrea and Rose we love you.

five stars
This property is definitely not a Hideaway. After enjoying nine days at the new Dukes, it's hard to believe it used to be any different. With views from almost every room, a grand living room that easily accommodated our group of 12, three outdoor spaces with views of the sea and just steps from the beach, I could not imagine anything better.

Combine this great location, property and smart design with the culinary expertise of Maxine and you have a winner.  Every meal prepared during our stay was outstanding.  I strongly suggest you request Maxine's carrot cake, it was amazing.  

Also great to get to visit with Gwendolyn, Angela, Pinky and Judy which made us feel like we were home. The new staff, Andrea, Rasheen and a newly promoted Richard were busy helping out in the kitchen and cleaning this expansive multi-level property.

We have stayed at four different properties at Silversands and this is a ‘winner". Peggy, the owner definitely wishes to ensure her guests are well taken care of. From the moment Dwight picked us up at the airport, his professionalism and winning personality confirmed that this would be a wonderful experience.  When we drove up to the new property and saw it in person, "WOW!" was all you could hear as we explored the three floors and the roof top patio.  As some of our group preferred shade, Dwight was quick to pick up a large outdoor umbrella for the roof top patio and was very open to moving furniture around to accommodate our group.

Richard kept the three fridges stocked on each floor with beer and water and was available to prepare piña coladas for the two people in our group who enjoy theses drinks.  He also replenished drinks as we sat down to play cards in the afternoon.

The size and location of the living room was great. With two walls of windows, an amazing view, wonderful breeze and plenty of seating areas, we enjoyed some great Olympic highlights available due to the availability of satellite television.

Other amenities included, free wifi,  international telephone calls, televisions in every air conditioned bedroom, on suite bathrooms (many with double sinks), ice machine on the top floor near the infinity pool and front patio.

This new villa was very well planned and met and surpassed our expectations. All I can say is thank you to Peggy, Dwight, Maxine and the rest of the local team for making this a memorable vacation.

five stars
Just wanted to thank you for a great time. Your staff and all the people at Silver Sands are great! If possible we might come again for 9 days in 2016 a week earlier.

-Dean & Debbie

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