(Closed) Where to stay in Jamaica?

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

did you look at Sandals Negril.  It looks amazing!  Smaller and on a gorgeous beach. I am not the expert though but that one caught my attention and I love Sandals!  I would suggest you contact someone who has been to a variety of different resorts there.  You could certainly contact my TA.   My TA is wonderful and I would suggest using her.  She is all over Martha Stewart’s weddings magazine and if you say you were referred to her, she will work with you and she is free.

Jennifer Donscez at VIP Vacations  http://www.travelbyvip.com is the website.

you can say that Morgan B. referred you and I am sure she would set you up!

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2012

The Sandals website is a nice resource when it comes to the gorgeous resorts and hotels in the Caribbean. If you are looking for the best places to go, Sandals will be worth checking out. This is the site’s specific page for Jamaica: http://www.sandals.com/destinations/jamaica.cfm

Like morganbley pointed out, Sandals Negril is especially a great choice, although I think Sandals Montego Bay is utterly a haven as well. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Just got back from Sandals Montego Bay a few days ago, and it was fabulous.  We chose MoBay over the ones in Negril, Ocho Rios b/c it was closer to the airport, and we could enjoy the resort a little longer.  We also ate at Royal Caribbean for one meal.  That resort is gorgeous.  It’s much more subdued than MoBay.  We really enjoyed the liveliness at Montego Bay.  You never felt pressured to participate in anything, and the beach is huge, so there were quiet parts where you didn’t hear the music if you preferred.  We stayed in a Bay Roc Villa with a butler and would do it again in a heartbeat.  Our views were stunning, and we didn’t have a single worry the entire week.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We went to Sandals Negril a few years ago for a friends wedding.  It was WONDERFUL!  It was perhaps a little quieter than Montego Bay would be, but there is still tons of things to do, if you choose.  I would absolutely recommend it. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Anywhere in Negri!!!!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We are booking our honeymoon to Negril, Jamaica next week.  Check out the Couples resorts…Couples Swept Away (where we are going) and Couples Negril.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

You should check out Jamaicans.com and read through their advice. My mother has a touring company for women that would like to travel in groups because sometimes single women don’t get to go somwhere nice. Its all non-profit because her love for the country has inspired her to just travel with others and help them to organize a trip. She also likes to give back to the local community with helping people she has developed a strong relationship with to continue their business. Its a style of charity without giving a hand out.

She goes to Jamaica and travels there at least 4-5 times a year. Her favorite spots are Ocho Rios and Negril. Montego bay is a great landing spot but nothing to really do. If you take a taxi ride or a bus for only 2 hours (purely scenic and enjoyable) then you can go to Negril or Ocho Rios. Its actually fun to try and do both if possibe.

My mothers company doesn’t recommend many resorts. You can find really impressive places outside of the standard facilities and if you’d like I can give you her info and she will gladly answer any questions for you.

Any advice she offers will come from the heart and the love she has gained for the country over the past 15 years. I hope this helps.

 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We looked into the Sandals and jamaica and compared to the Secrets and Dreams, Sandals is overpriced and not maintained. The Dreams and Secrets off the same if not more updated ammenities and do not make you pay out the a** like Sandals does. From my family and friends that have traveled they all too agree Sandals is just the name and the expactations are not met. They do not do as much up keep on the resorts as they should.

We are staying at the Secrets Montego Bay Wild Orchid.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@amberdawn1064:  That’s what I was thinking about Sandals… we looked into Secrets resorts… have you heard much about Couples resorts?

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@cherrycoke: Yeah, I talked to a travel agaent  and she said that the Secrets are a really great place for couples to go. She and her husband had stayed at them and liked them a lot. She also said they had stayed at the Rius and they liked them just as well as the Secrets. You should go to a travel agency offoce and get a free book about the carribean, they have all the info about every hotel and what they offer and the excursions. I have one and it is a great help to us.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@amberdawn1064:  We are actually going with Couples resorts…. did your agent mention them at all?

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I stayed at Sandals Ochos Rios a couple years ago and it was amazing!! The resort was beautiful, the food was great, and we had a blast.  We are staying at Sandals again for our honeymoon in St. Lucia.  I love Jamaica, I have been there twice (Negril and Ochos).  I def liked Ochos more and from my experience would recommend Sandals to anyone 🙂

Post # 15
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Busy bee

Couples Resorts are one of our favorites in Jamaica! They are a great small boutique resort with a true Jamaican charm (and it is adults only!)

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

 

the Coyaba in Montego Bay!!!!

coyabaresortjamaica.com/

 

The staff is incredible, the resort is small, intimate, incredibly romantic and BEAUTIFUL!!! Mostly couples.. usually no kids. They treat everyone like royalty, you can’t go wrong with this place!! At night, we always went out to eat and used restaurant shuttles and met lots of honeymooners who complained about the all inclusive places, as they treat you according to what color your bracelet is (i guess you have to wear a bracelet so the staff know what is included in your package and what is not) AND  those places are a little older too.. lack charm.

here is some photos of the coyaba:

http://coyabaresortjamaica.com/photogallery.html

 

 

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