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in Jamaica by Caitlin Moore
Known as an island with a
dramatic history, a passionate spirit, and an ever-buoyant partying attitude,
Jamaica is an exciting and eye-opening string of sights, sounds and flavors
that stretches from Kingston to Montego Bay. Natural beauty plus engaging
activities equals a spectacular vacation, so head this way for a freeing,
Jamaica is alive with color
and energy throughout, so anywhere your vacation starts will set you off
on the right track. For example, the bustling capital city of Kingston
will show the gritty, realistic features of this island's identity. For
travelers in search of authenticity, this is the place to go. A center
for commerce and business, parts of Kingston are admittedly overcrowded
and unattractive, but if you stick with it a while, or even better, if
you visit during one of the many yearly festivals, you'll find yourself
steeped in a local climate that is fascinating, lively, and oh-so-different
than anything you've ever experienced before. More typical tourist spots
won't disappoint as far as offering up the brochure-style pictures and
movie-worthy sights. Blue Lagoon is one example, as it's likely that the
stunning aqua depths of this pride of Jamaica have caught your eye before.
Jacques Cousteau filmed here, as have a few Hollywood directors. The lagoon,
or "Blue Hole" as locals call it, is open to the public.
Table at Pickled Parrot at Sunset, Negril, Jamaica
Another natural wonder is
known as Cockpit Country, and consists of an imposing plateau formed from
limestone. It is located in the central western part of the country, and
the rocky, unusual terrain makes traveling above it via helicopter the
best way to safely see all the ravines and ragged edges. Thrill-seekers
can take a spelunking trip if they so desire, and bird-watchers and wildlife-lovers
will find themselves in a veritable wonderland.
To experience a resort town
that hasn't really lost touch with the ebb and flow of real life, consider
a visit to Negril. Here, you'll be able to take advantage of the beach,
the breeze, and the beverages to your heart's content, but you won't be
leaving the genuine article behind. Coral reefs and sunsets that stop everyone
in their tracks will punctuate your stay in Negril, and laid-back locals
will show you how life was meant to be lived. Take in a reggae concert
while you're here, and don't be afraid to forget all about the rigid rules
of your usual routine.
The port city of Montego
Bay is brimming with life, and makes another excellent place to take in
the rockin' beat of this raw, robust country. MoBay is a magnet for tourists,
as it is dotted with golf courses, resorts, museums, and happening beaches.
Plenty of locals make it a hodgepodge of personalities and activities,
so dive in for what is sure to be a stimulating experience.
If all of this, along with
the heavy influences of rum, reggae, and Rastafarians, has your feet itching
to feel the sands of Jamaica beneath their bare soles, then start planning
a trip now. The experience will be shaped by where you stay, so as you
go about making reservations keep a clear vision of your desired getaway
in mind. If partying like a college student on spring break is your goal,
a hotel will suit you just fine, but for more adult tastes, consider a
Imagine a beach side villa,
decorated with seashells and furnishings made from native woods, that is
located right on Negril beach. French doors lead to a deck that will give
you front row seats to the sunset, and a kitchen will allow you to prepare
cocktails and hors d'oeuvres to create the ultimate experience. Air conditioning
and ceiling fans will keep you cool at night, but if the weather permits
consider leaving the windows open in order to fall asleep to the sound
of the crashing waves.
Take a cheap taxi to explore
the island, or simply amble down the beach towards the open-air markets
to pick up some unique local goods. Your days will be filled with sweet,
easy beats set to the tune of Jamaica's favorite songs, so stay in the
groove by treating yourself to a Jamaica Vacation Rental that will bring
you no worries.
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HOTELS IN NEGRIL, JAMAICA
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Grand Resort & Spa Negril All Inclusive
Sunset cruises and pampering
spa treatments await travelers to Grand Resort & Spa in Negril, Jamaica.
The all-inclusive resort faces Bloody Bay and 200 yards of sandy white
beach. The resort is 55 miles west of Montego Bay and approximately 90
minutes from the Montego Bay Airport. Spacious grounds display mango
trees, flowering gardens, and striking tropical ambiance. Guests are greeted
with a champagne toast and rose-scented towels as they marvel at the enormous
marble lobby. By day, Grand Negril is an active, outdoor playground, with
spirited island music, live entertainment, spectacular tennis and an endless
array of water sports like windsurfing, snorkeling and kayaking.
Sunset Resort, Negril
The hotel is located close
to Negril Square, and it will take guests only a few minutes to walk to
the popular Seven Mile Beach. Those staying at the Caribbean Sunset Resort
Negril will be able to find places in the area where they can go shopping
for souvenirs and grab a bite to eat. They will also find places to enjoy
the nightlife. Some attractions are only a short walk from the Caribbean
Sunset Resort Negril. Guests can use a rental car or public transportation
that can help them reach other areas. Guests will be able to dine at the
restaurant, which serves a variety of vegetarian, fish, and meat cuisine.
The Caribbean Sunset Resort Negril also has a bar where guests can unwind
with a cocktail. They can also take a dip in the freshwater swimming pool
on the property.
Seaside Resort, Negril
Cocolapalm is nestled within
the foliage of Negril's famous seven-mile beach, with its fine sugar white
sand and warm pristine waters of the Caribbean sea. Both the beauty and
tranquility of Jamaica inspired Cocolapalm's distinctive, octagonal architecture
with its open courtyards, large courtyard swimming pool, beach front pool,
and extra large whirlpool hot tub hidden from outside view by the lush
tropical gardens. Experience Jamaica in "the Restaurant" at Cocolapalm
- a delicious way to start the morning or wrap up a day. The Cocolapalm
Seaside Resort offers 75 guest rooms in six two-story buildings featuring
wood trim and island-scene murals. Patios or balconies are furnished with
Country Beach Cottages, Negril
Rekindle your body and spirit
at the Country Country Beach Cottages (yes, it has "country" twice in the
name). Bask in the "irie" atmosphere of Caribbean Country Beach Cottages
located directly on Negril's world famous seven-mile white sand beach.
Designed by renowned architect Ann Hodges (winner of the Governors General's
award for excellence in woodcraft) these cottages epitomize the best of
old Jamaican country charm yet are fully equipped with all the amenities
expected of today. Dine beachside at Country Peppa's Bar & Grille on
fresh Caribbean fare and traditional favorites. Stroll the miles of white
sands in either direction and take in the flavors and culture of Negril.
Lounge away the afternoon with a book on your private country verandah.
Negril All Inclusive, Negril
An all-inclusive, luxurious
resort located 55 miles from Donald Sangster Airport in Negril, Jamaica.
Recreation options include golfing, windsurfing, scuba diving and tennis.
Included in the vacation experience are unlimited meals (including specialty
dining), 24-hour food service, unlimited premium brand beverages at any
of the four bars, all sports activities, movies on the beach and a variety
of off-site excursions. The exquisitely appointed deluxe guestroom
or suite comes complete with king-size beds, air-conditioning, ceiling
fans, satellite televisions, cd players, telephones, hair dryers, bathrooms
with bathtubs and separate showers, and balconies or patios overlooking
the Caribbean or the exotic tropical gardens.
Prints on the Sands Suites, Negril
Overlooking Negril Beach,
Foote Prints on the Sands is located on the arid western tip of Jamaica
in the town of Negril. Against a backdrop of sea grapes and coconut palms,
the beach opens to a tranquil, reef-protected lagoon. Those traveling with
children should be advised that, although increasingly popular with families,
Negril features the only sanctioned nude beach in Jamaica. The restaurant
and bar serve tasty cuisine and provide a great place to meet other visitors.
The hotel has a sundeck and a jetted tub, and the Reggae Spa offers massage,
reflexology, nail and hair braiding. The barbeque area is a good place
to congregate with friends and fellow travelers and do some caribbean grilling.
All rooms feature cable television and in-room safes. Studios have kitchenettes
and two-bedrooms have full kitchens.
All Inclusive Resort, Negril
Hedonism II is an all-inclusive,
all-adult, resort located near Negril, Jamaica. Situated on the tip of
legendary Negril Beach, Hedonism II centers around two private stretches
of beach, one nude and one not. For quiet, private moments, guests can
slip off to a shaded hammock with a good book. Shedding inhibitions, guests
can join in the party on the nude beach. No two days are ever alike, but
the water is always warm and the sun is always bright - and what happens
here, stays here. Just about everything guests can eat, drink, and
do is included in one simple upfront price. Tipping is simply not permitted.
All meals and snacks, 24-hour room service, unlimited drinks, including
premium liquor, wine and champagne are included in the daily rate.
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