Destination of the Month-Jamaica

Do you enjoy white sand beaches, turquoise waters, a cool beer in your hand, climbing up a water fall, speeding down a mountain in a bobsled and spicy chicken?  If you do then you might think about a vacation to Jamaica.   The island is located less than 3.5 hours from the east coast of the US.  There are direct flights from many cities including Chicago, Philadelphia, Miami, Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, and Charlotte.   If you just want to relax on the beach with a cool drink in your hand or if you want to spend every second of the day active then Jamaica is your place.  The island has 3 main tourist areas: Montego Bay, Ocho Rios and Negril.

Montego Bay -is where the main airport is located and there are several nice resorts in the area.   For adults the top resorts are Secrets Wild Orchid, Secrets St. James, Zoetry, Breathless, Sandals Royal Caribbean and The Hyatt Zilara. These resorts are all 5 star adults only all inclusive. They all have multiple restaurants and bars and are located on the beach.  There are several golf courses in the area as well.  Mobay, as it is known also is a hub of activity.  If you want to try some of the local Jerk Chicken then there are several Jerk Huts to explore.   You can also take day trips from here to tour the Bob Marley Museum, raft down the Martha Brea River or even a trip to a coffee plantation.

Ocho Rios– is located approximately 1. 5 hours from the airport in Montego Bay.  Some of our top choices in Ochi, as it is known by locals would be Beaches Ocho Rios and the Moon Palace Jamaica Grande for families.   The Moon Palace will provide our guests up to $1500 in resort credits that you can use at the resort and for tours from the resort. We would also suggest Sandals Ochi Beach Club which is couples only as well as Couples Sans Souci.  When you are in Ochi the popular tours are Dunns River Falls, where you start at the ocean and climb 800 feet up an active waterfall.   It is fun for all ages.   Another popular excursion in Ochi is the Mystic Mountain Bobsled Tour.   Don’t worry there is no snow, this is Jamaica mon!


Negril-is located 1 hour west of the Mobay airport.  Negril is known for the Seven Mile Beach and the laid back vibe.   They say that no hotel in Negril can be higher than the palm trees.   Negril is great for walking on the powdery white sand beach and watching the sunset.  We suggest Sandals Negril which is a 5 star couples only resort for romantics.  For families we suggest Beaches Negril and Azul Sensatori Jamaica.   Once excursion not to miss in Negril is a trip to Ricks, which is a bar on the cliffs.   At sunset people jump off the cliffs into the water below.


No matter where you go in Jamaica you will experience the happiness of the Jamaican people.   Make sure to taste the local Red Stripe Beer, Jerk Chicken or Jerk Pork, meat patties and of course some Appleton Rum.   Jamaica is the home of “No Problems”.   Let Vacationeeze help you plan the perfect trip to Jamaica.

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