Monday, February 2, 2009

Jamaica vacations

Jamaica stands in a class by itself in the Caribbean and it has everything it takes to make a perfect vacation destination. The weather is near perfect, the beaches are dazzling and the people are friendly, what more could any vacationer want?Where you want to stay?Most of Jamaica’s resorts are congregated along the beaches of and around Montego Bay, Negril and Ocho Rios. How do you know which part of the islands fits your vacation dreams the most perfectly?
Montego BayMontego Bay the most cosmopolitan of Jamaica’s resort towns, is ground zero for the party crowd. Situated on the lush and hilly north western cost, Mo Bay-as it is called by locals and those who have been on the island of more than five minutes-is second largest city in Jamaica. Monte Bay continues to be popular, because a seven minute drive from the airport gets you to fine beaches, good shopping, and a pepper pot of locals and tourist mixing it up tor good time.
Negril Meet Mo Bay’s younger, wilder, prettier sister, Negril. This once sleepy fishing village on the island’s western tip only started getting attention on the late 1960’s when flower children from Canada and the U.S. adopted it as a groovy outpost. Then, it had no phones, no electricity, and a readily available supply of marijuana.Today, sophisticated all inclusive resorts, such as Swept Away , Grand Lido Negril, and Sandals Negril, draw a better heeled and less rowdy crowd from all over the world to Negril’s three well protected bays:

Long Bay, Bloody Bay (now called Negril Harbour), and Orange Bay.Ocho RiosBetter known is Ocho Rios, which is nicknamed Ochi. Ocho Rios is a Spanish phrase meaning eight rivers-another Caribbean misnomer. It is hard to believe that Ocho Rios, which is now Jamaica’s cruise ship capital, was one a small banana and fishing port. Its bay is dominated on one side by a decrepit looking bauxite loading terminal. On the other side, a congested hotel district fronts the beaches; the Jamaica Grande Renaissance, Jamaica’s largest hotel, holds center court, This sprawling resort towns is where most visitors stay when they come for Ocho Rios’s annual jazz festival. Ochi is a busy port town, but the brilliant greens of the surrounding hills hint at the glorius gardens, waterfalls, and other treasures to be seen if you know where to look.

Jamaica’s Best HotelsJamaica is one of those islands whre you should never go for the published rack rate. You can always do better if you do your homework before taking your vacation. Packages and special deals abound. If you don’t want to stick to the big all-inclusive, one of the best travel websites specializing in great hotels deals is, is fast loading and informative, and it puts you in a good mood just surfing it. See below list of favorite resorts in Jamaica.Jamaica• Sandals Inn • Sandals Montego Bay, Luxury Included™ • Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort & Private Island • Sandals White house European Village & Spa • Sandals Negril Beach Resort and Spa • Sandals Dunn's River Villaggio Golf Resort & Spa • Sandals Grande Ocho Rios Beach & Villa Golf Resort
Shopping Visiting one of the fantastic waterfalls Take a horseback ride along the beach Visiting the Bob Marley Museum This is only a small taste of the many things that Jamaica has to offer beyond the gorgeous beaches and fantastic weather. It isn't just for singles, it isn't just for honeymooners, and it isn't just for families. It is for everyone. "So come to Jamaica and feel all right."

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