Malatai: An All-Round Kind of Villa

Malatai:  An All-Round  Kind of Villa

 What kind of villa do you build the couple always on the go? The kind that allows them the space (and seaside location!) to relax, the amenities to rejuvenate and an exceptional sense of service that reconnects them with family and friends. Jamaica Experiences (JE) caught up with Rosanna Azan about the concept behind their villa Malatai on the Beach and why she and her husband Gassan think you should choose it for your next villa vacation.

JE: What was your inspiration behind Malatai?

RA: Gassan is a water baby—loves the sea—to soak for hours—all day.  So naturally he would buy a beautiful piece of land on one of Jamaica’s most beautiful natural sand beaches. My mother thought of the name Malatai when she put the first two letters of our three daughters together: Maya, Laina and Tyla. 

JE: What are some of the special features/services available there?

RA: Our most important feature is Malatai’s staff— Alton, for example, is a chef extraordinaire —  our guests cannot get enough of his food, they come with the intentions of dining out some nights and end up staying at Malatai for every meal! In terms of amenities we have everything from a fully lit tennis court on property, air-conditioned gym, pool table, table tennis to snorkeling equipment and kayaks ready for our guests use. Watersports and spa treatments can be organized as well as babysitting services and drivers for off-site day-trips.  For disability access we also have wheelchair ramps to accommodate disabled guests.

JE: What are some great nearby attractions?

RA: One of the other great things about Malatai is that all of Jamaica’s best attractions are within a 5-15 min drive from the villa—so you can go on your tour, and be back at the villa for lunch or if you go after lunch—be back in time for dinner—no great amount of the day is wasted on a hot bus! Dunns River Falls, Dolphin Cove, Green Grotto Caves, Mystic Mountain, White River rafting and tubing, the blue hole at the top of the White River, duty free shopping and restaurants are all nearby.

JE: Why do you think someone would fall in love with Malatai?

RA: There are many villas as beautiful as Malatai around us, but what Malatai has to offer is an all rounded experience.  Our incredible staff are there to cater to your every need, our villa is beautiful and comfortable, and our beach, one of the most beautiful in Jamaica, features a few natural fresh water springs in the sea that help keeps the water pristine.  There is so much to do at Malatai to keep you busy.  Our food is top class. Our staff is top class. As someone who has enjoyed the house with family and friends for the last 12 years, every time we walk in there, we still get that “wow” feeling of beauty and peace …after one day’s experience at Malatai, you will understand!

To book Malatai on the Beach visit or call

(301) 229 4300.