Jamaicans living overseas can experience Jamaica’s expanded range of accommodations and attractions this summer by taking advantage of a variety of special travel deals. From the quiet and enchanting resort town of Port Antonio on the eastern end of the island to the relaxed and laid back Negril in the West, visitors have many options from which to choose.
Enjoy a Family Fun Package at the Hilton Rose Hall Resort & Spa. Explore the oceanfront 489-room resort, set on the 400-acre historic Rose Hall Plantation featuring the 18-hole championship Cinnamon Hill Golf Course. The property also features spectacular Sugar Mill Water Park, the largest water park in Jamaica and a 1,800 foot private white sand beach, only 15 minutes away from the Sangster International Airport. Rates start at $145 per person per night. www.RoseHallResort.com
Relax and be pampered at Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton and Grand Palladium Jamaica the top class North Coast resort on a small bay with a stunning view of the Caribbean Sea. Located approximately 30 minutes from Montego Bay, the property has more than 1,000 rooms, comprising one-bedroom villas and junior suites. Take advantage of the Diaspora Come Home Package with rates starting at $170 per person double occupancy. www.palladiumhotelgroup.com
Come Home to the Doctor’s Cave Beach Hotel to relax, enjoy the cool island breeze and join in the island’s continued celebration of its 50th year of independence. Located on the Hip Strip of Montego Bay, the hotel is a five minute walk to the world famous Doctors Cave Beach. Guests can also enjoy the outdoor pool and hot tub or sip an exotic cocktail in the Grotto bar. The attractive rates start at $76 single occupancy or $86 double occupancy. www.doctorscave.com.
Take advantage of Jamaica Inn’s Hot Hot Summer Giveaway. The deal includes the following: Pay for 3 nights and stay for 4, pay for 5 nights and stay for 7 or pay for 10 and stay for 14. Epitomizing laid-back luxury and classic elegance, the 47 suite family owned boutique hotel located on a premier private beach in Ocho Rios, is a favorite for those seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday living. This offer is applicable to all suites and cottages. A three night minimum stay is required. Food and Beverage credit per room per night is also available. Rates start at $310. www.jamaicainn.com
Hotel Mocking Bird Hill, an enchanting eco-chic hideaway is offering you an opportunity to experience the Brightest Sunshine, where your breakfast comes free. Chef Barbara prepares some mouthwatering dishes that leave you satiated without weighing you down, and her excellent ingredients will help your metabolism support you throughout the day. The hotel is offering a choice of Jamaican or Continental breakfast for free for anyone who books a 5-night stay. Rates start at $155. www.hotelmockingbirdhill.com
Trident Castle’s charm still reigns on this sprawling seven-acre oceanfront estate. Much of the original furnishings and interiors have been refurbished and kept intact, creating an exceptionally unique retro-chic ambiance. The Castle features eight bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, and modern amenities including five hundred-count sheets, compact digital surround sound system, Apple TVs, mini-bar and WiFi. Available for both individual bookings and buyouts. Rates start at $200. www.castleportantonio.com
Wiggle your toes and leave your footprints in the sand of the world famous Negril Beach. Take advantage of the unbeatable Diaspora Bonanza at Foote Prints Hotel & Spa. Relax and be pampered in one of two air-conditioned spas with six certified massage therapists offering a wide range of services: body scrubs, massages, manicures and pedicures. Rates start as low as $86. www.hotelfootprints.com
Commune with nature to your heart’s content at Jakes Hotel, Villas & Spa, a collection of vividly decorated villas, suites as well as spacious cottages ideal for families. This hotel hosts monthly farm-to-table dinners on Saturdays closest to the full moon. The table is elegantly set in the middle of a working field at a local farm and enveloped by a ring of glowing white lanterns. Dinner is prepared table-side and the rotating menu reflects seasonal local produce and 100% organic ingredients. Rates start at $95 per room, per night; not inclusive of taxes. www.jakeshotel.com
Perched 3,100 feet above sea level in the Blue Mountains and 30 minutes from the airport, this unique boutique property in a tropical haven, Strawberry Hill, is offering The Perfect 2-Night Mountain Escape. Experience the mystique of unparalleled mountaintop views in a one-bedroom suite with full daily breakfast, a three course dinner with a bottle of house wine, daily Blackwell Rum cocktails and a full body massage. This unbeatable package is available for $787 based on double occupancy. www.islandoutpost.com/hotels-and-villas/strawberry-hill/.
Jamaica Tourist Board, www.visitjamaica.com