Post # 1
I’m looking to hear experiences from travel or getting married here.
For some reason, with just over a month to go, I’m terrified all of a sudden to go. I have these horrible nightmares and fears of something happening. 🙁 I guess I need a little reassurance or insight?
We did research before we picked Jamaica. I read it was safe, just be mindful and don’t wander around alone at night. We aren’t planning to leave the resort, so I think we are good there. But I’m nervous about from and to the airport. We have private transportation…but still.
Someone, please help me. 🙁
Post # 3
(crickets chirping…) Anyone?
Post # 4
@Coral99: will you be staying at a resort in Montego Bay? Ochos Rios? I just got back from a vacation from Jamaica; you should be just fine especially if you stay at a resort. Many resorts have their own private transportation, and if your resort is in Montego Bay, the trip from the airport isn’t far.
I personally wouldn’t worry about it… In terms of the ground transport I would follow general guidelines that applies to traveling anywhere: make sure pricing and scope is negotiated and agreed upon in advance. I think it would be best if it was already pre-paid in order to avoid any misunderstandings.
Post # 5
@Coral99: You will be perfectly okay!
My sister had her wedding in Jamaica in Ocho Rios, but we did fly into Montego Bay.
The most anyone bothered us was asking if we wanted to buy weed, which we did. lol
I think when you get off the plane they tell you not to let anyone “help” you with your luggage unless you want to tip them. But honestly Jamaica was amazing! Even better off the resort. Magaritaville was some of the most fun I’ve ever had, they have a slide that goes right through the resort. They had a man selling the best roasted peanuts for $1/bag, and there was some other stuff going on too. I also highly recommend Dunns River Falls, its so beautiful! Jamaicans were the nicest and most laid back humans I have ever met. Relax and have fun! Everything is “No problem mon” lol 🙂
I loved it so much we’re planning on having our wedding in Jamaica as well and everyone that went to my sisters is estatic!
Post # 6
I’ve been to Jamaica twice, and neither of them were to resorts, I was in the slums and felt safe. Don’t be stupid and if you go off resort, know what areas are safe and which aren’t, but I have never had any issues. The worst thing is the porters and taxis at the airport but if that is already arranged then no worries! It is a gorgeous country with amazing people
Post # 7
We got married in Montego Bay – at Secrets Wild Orchid. We had no problems however we never left the resort. We also had private transportation to and from the airport – and there were no issues there either – other than some dis-organization but hey your in Jamaica. Just be mindful of your belongs and your dress and you should be just fine.
Enjoy your wedding!!
Post # 8
@Coral99: You will have no problems. I’m from Jamaica and believe me, Mobay is fine. Don’t most resorts have their own private transportation from the airport?
Post # 9
@kristiew417: We are getting married at Secrets St. James!
How was it?
@Galang_Gyal: Our hotel does not provide transportation. Our travel agent booked it for us. Thank you for your input. 🙂
Post # 10
@Coral99 – Amazing! You wont be disappointed – the views are spectacular and I couldnt have imagined a more perfect day! Best decision we ever made! Let me know if I can answer anything else for you. Best wishes!!