Frequently Asked Questions
we have the cottage to ourselves?
At our private
Caribbean seaside cottage, only one group will stay at the cottage at
any time - just you and those whom you bring with you. Our
amazing staff will make your 'Tansobak' experience one to remember.
Would the kids like it?
Families have a great time at Tansobak.
In fact, without the interruption of television and video
games, it's the perfect place to spend quality time with
your family. When you tire of swimming, fishing,
biking, and exploring, the cottage is stocked with playing
cards, a cribbage board, and a variety of books for quiet
times. (You might want to bring your favourite board
How do we get there?
The easiest route is to fly to Sangster
Internation Airport in Montego Bay, and let us arrange for
your transportation across the island. Driving in
Jamaica can be a little 'hair-raising', so unless you're
accustomed to driving on the left, we suggest you leave the
roads to experienced drivers. Sit back and enjoy the
scenery. The trip from the airport to Little Bay is
approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. Typical prices
are $30 US per person, with an $80 US minimum.
If you like living
on the wild side, there are many car rental agencies in
Montego Bay (check our Links page).
Let us know if you plan to rent a car, and we'll give you
detailed instructions for finding Tansobak.
Is it safe in Jamaica?
Jamaica is no different from any other
country. You need to use common sense. In city
centers or high-volume tourist areas, you need to take care.
Don't venture off on your own in the wee hours; and women, a
large open purse is an invitation to trouble. That
said, we have never encountered a problem, and have always
been treated with the utmost respect.
Bay, however, is a world apart from the urban centers.
It is a small, close-knit community where people still live
by the adage 'it takes a village to raise a child'.
Within a day of arriving at Tansobak, you'll feel
comfortable strolling down the road, stopping at a shop for
a Ting or Red Stripe, and chatting with the locals. In
the evenings, if you hear the clacking of dominoes, or a
little reggae, join in the fun! Life is good, and the
people are sweet.
Breakfast and dinner is
supplied, but what about lunch?
Having to come
back to the cottage for lunch often creates a hastle for our guest's
plans. Excursions to Negril or Mayfield Falls usually take the
better part of the day, so it's best to buy lunch there.
Plus, we urge you
to try some of the locale fare. No visit to Little Bay is
complete without a taste of Uncle Sam's conch soup, Tiki's fried
chicken, or Shorty's jerk pork.
Of course, you're
always welcome to use the kitchenette on the main floor to create your
own lunch-time snack.