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    Jamaica Trip ?

    Am planning a winter trip to Jamaica. Any suggestions as where to stay and what to do?



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    Re: Jamaica Trip ?

    Quote Originally Posted by washington View Post
    Am planning a winter trip to Jamaica. Any suggestions as where to stay and what to do?
    Which side of the island? Negril or Ocho?

    What are you looking for? Fun stuff to do? Incredible beach? All inclusive or roll your own?

    Going with your wife? Kids along?


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    Re: Jamaica Trip ?

    Looking for an all inclusive, either side of the island. There will be a group of 6 adults looking to relax and do a few attractions.



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    Re: Jamaica Trip ?

    Quote Originally Posted by washington View Post
    Looking for an all inclusive, either side of the island. There will be a group of 6 adults looking to relax and do a few attractions.
    There are more attractions on the ocho side, but there is also two negatives to that side.
    1. Cruise ships land there.
    2. The beach is not nearly as nice.

    The Negril side has less attractions, but the beach is incredible, one of the best in the world.

    Couples Swept Away - Negril Resorts All-Inclusive - Jamaican Hotel

    That is where we are returning to this winter. Best all inclusive on the island (much better than sandals).


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    Re: Jamaica Trip ?

    I went to Sandal's Whitehouse on the south side of the island. I recommend it to anyone going.

    We went on an excursion to a rum factory that was awesome.



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    Re: Jamaica Trip ?

    Quote Originally Posted by pyrocyz View Post
    I went to Sandal's Whitehouse on the south side of the island. I recommend it to anyone going.

    We went on an excursion to a rum factory that was awesome.
    How much did that trip set you back? We looked at that one once, but it seemed really pricey.


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    Re: Jamaica Trip ?

    I have been to both Sandals Negril and Sandals Montego Bay and both were great but I prefer Negril.



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    Re: Jamaica Trip ?

    We were quoted anywhere from 2k to 2500, 5 nights including taxes for 4 different places in Jamaica in late fall/early winter. Not sure if we want go there, Bahamas or somewhere in Mexico where it will be at least $500 cheaper. Ive been to the Riviera Maya twice before, so it would be nice to go somewhere new.


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    Re: Jamaica Trip ?

    Quote Originally Posted by pyrocyz View Post
    I went to Sandal's Whitehouse on the south side of the island. I recommend it to anyone going.

    We went on an excursion to a rum factory that was awesome.
    It looked very nice driving by. We know one of the waiters there, and he'd be pretty solid.


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    Re: Jamaica Trip ?

    Negril is the best:


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    Re: Jamaica Trip ?

    Quote Originally Posted by ripvdub View Post
    We were quoted anywhere from 2k to 2500 including taxes for 4 different places in Jamaica in late fall/early winter. Not sure if we want go there, Bahamas or somewhere in Mexico where it will be at least $500 cheaper. Ive been to the Riviera Maya twice before, so it would be nice to go somewhere new.
    If that is flights and all inclusive for 2, you should swoop it up!

    We just dropped $3500 for 2 people all inclusive from DSM for a week in Negril. Totally worth every penny.


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    Re: Jamaica Trip ?

    I liked Jamaica, but I have found so many different islands that Jamaica to me at this point is a distant memory drowned by the over-touristy all-inclusive junkholes littering the landscape.

    I actually preferred the island interior to the coast.



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    Re: Jamaica Trip ?

    The wife and I are going to Grande Ocho Rios in a month for $3500, flight out of DM... Seemed reasonable!! Any insight on this sandals resort? Thanks!



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    Re: Jamaica Trip ?

    Quote Originally Posted by waynemorgan View Post
    The wife and I are going to Grande Ocho Rios in a month for $3500, flight out of DM... Seemed reasonable!! Any insight on this sandals resort? Thanks!
    Nice place, HUGE resort, but not a whole lot of natural beach. They have a big dock that you can lay out on.


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    Re: Jamaica Trip ?

    brianhos is right.


    Couples is the only name I'll even consider for JAmaica. We did Negril last New Years and it was the best vacation I've ever had. Amazing staff, great food, great drinks, no tips required, beautiful beach, free excursions......simply epic.


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