Why is Green Castle in Jamaica, safe for tourists to book their vacations?
At Greencastle we have prepared carefully for when we reopened in mid August 2020. This has resulted in creating a safe and hygienic environment for both staff and guests within our vast private 1600-acre estate complete with a tropical rainforest. Greencastle has distinct advantages that other locations and hotels do not have in Jamaica. At Greencastle we have limited the number of guests that can stay with us. We have 12 cottage rooms that can be booked for guests to enjoy on their trip to Jamaica. These cottage rooms range from single ensuite hotel rooms, to luxury double hotel rooms. Should guests wish to book for their family, friends, wedding or a corporate event, we are also able to offer the full villa or cottage for booking. By limiting the number of guests this helps reduce the potential risk of Coronavirus Jamaica, and helps ensure our guests peace of mind.
All rooms are on the ground floor, with access for guests from outside via a private entrance. Why is this important? By reducing the risk of high contact areas such as corridors and stair rails guests are unlikely to ever risk being in the same vicinity or touching the same surfaces. Once again this helps protect against the transmission of Coronavirus Jamaica.
Our team at Greencastle clean all areas of the hotel, including all surfaces regularly. Our team also has screens in reception. You will see our teams using protective equipment, such as masks. Masks assist with reducing the potential for germs to be passed orally when guests are talking to us. This is done for guests’ safety and there is no need for alarm. There is also sanitiser for guests to use in public areas to ensure peace of mind and guest safety. This is part of the stipulations for approved businesses by the Jamaica Tourist Board. Staff are screened on a daily basis including temperature checks. The property is thoroughly cleaned with disinfectant including high touch surfaces such as door knobs and railings. All bed linen and towels are washed in at least 60ºC/140ºF. Contactless Check in and Check out are made available to all guests. We keep all rooms vacant for 48 hours after guests have left us, and once cleaned to further protect you. This ensures that all surfaces are cleaned and sanitised and follows health professionals recommendations.
As a result of putting in place specific procedures relating to cleaning and ensuring guests safety, Greencastle has been granted special permission to open by the Jamaican tourist board.
Green Castle is also lucky to be situated on a 1600 acre / 6.47 square kilometre eco estate. This private estate is solely for the use of our guests and staff. This means if you wish to stretch your legs, you can enjoy the natural beauty free from any worries about Coronavirus Jamaica. Within our estate we have many hikes and trails you can enjoy. We have a couple of hikes and trails on our estate which are listed amongst the 10 best hikes in Jamaica. We have hikes and trails for all people to enjoy. With the various responses across the world, there has been a real surge in people focusing on their fitness. Whatever your fitness level there is a hike or trail on our estate for you to enjoy whilst improving your fitness and increasing your lung capacity. We also offer guided tours for bird watching on the Greencastle estate. With over 100 migratory birds, and 28 endemic Jamaican species to spot on your tour, you can relax and enjoy the tranquillity of your surroundings whilst taking your photos without worrying about coronavirus Jamaica.
We have considered the specifics relating to Greencastle and the distinct advantages it has in relation to space and are fortunate in having, more than most, a great opportunity to create a wonderful experience whilst adhering to new safety and hygiene policies. There have been no instances of Covid 19 by any guests at Greencastle during the pandemic.
www.visitjamaica.com/travelauthorisation When you select GUESTHOUSES you will see the Greencastle business name which is Taino Hills Estate (Greencastle, St Mary). This demonstrates we are fully compliant with the Jamaica Tourist Board to take guests. Visit Jamaica also showcases the steps and procedures the approved locations have had to implement to protect guests from Coronavirus Jamaica. The Jamaica Tourist board and the government introduced resilient corridors within Jamaica, to help ensure guests safety and peace of mind in relation to Coronavirus Jamaica. We have explained what the resilient corridors mean below.