Considering Jamaica? Read this!

Jul 28th, 1998, 09:45 AM
Rasta John
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Irie My Friends, The Tree house on the beach is very nice, and really caters to the tourist. Moderate price and friendly.
I personally know the folks at the Negril Yacht Club, thats at the begining of the west end, and has some of the best snokeling there. Prices are less expensive there also. Check out the message board at Beingees Internet, it is the best source of information on Negril. The url is:
Go to the main menu, and click on message board. They are some of the nicest people you will ever meet. There's live chat, and Reggae music, every Friday & Saturday nites. They are at the Negril Yacht club. Try it out, you will not be dissapointed, they are a great bunch. I am going to Jamaica the entire month of November, it would be nice to meet all of you. Stay in touch....."Jah" "Rastafari"
Jul 28th, 1998, 01:40 PM
C. Collinson
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To those who argue that there is crime everywhere-get a clue! I live in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA because I don't want the crime & hassles of begging, scams, etc...associated w/the city. I don't vacation in Jamaica for the same reason. There are plenty of safer, more beautiful places in the world to visit- why risk it?! Anyway I hope lots of fools keep going there so they won't find the hidden gems of the Caribbean that don't have the problems burdening Jamaica.
Jul 29th, 1998, 12:33 PM
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I went to Jamaica for the first time in June of this year for my honeymoon. We stayed at an all-inclusive resort called Couples and loved it. We loved the resort and the country. Yes, there are poor people who live there. But what exactly do you expect to see when you go to a third world country? We were offered drugs maybe 5 times, but it was just in passing. We were never forced to buy or do anything. A simply NO is all these people need to hear. The same goes for shopping. If you do not choose to buy something, say NO. It is quite simple. I believe Jamaica is more than the negative things people are saying on this message board. Before I chose Jamaica for my honeymoon I researched this board and several others. We chose Jamaica not because of all the same negative messages, but because of the positive responses. It is a beautiful country with great culture. We are happy we chose Jamaica and we plan to go back again soon.
Jul 29th, 1998, 01:58 PM
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Aug 9th, 1998, 08:40 AM
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My husband and I went to Negril, Jamaica in Dec 97 and we enjoyed our stay there very much. We booked thru Apple Vacations and stayed at the
T-Water Beach Hotel. By the way, we live in the
D.C.area so air time wasn't too bad. However,
at arrival at Sangster Airport, the wait time for
the bus transfer to Negril did take a long time.
T-Water Beach Hotel is a good budget hotel
which includes breakfast and lunch in their rates.
Its beachfront location is great- as is the entire
Negril beach area! My husband and I enjoyed
trying out different restaurants for dinner. At only
one restaurant did we have to wait "forever" for
the dinner check; the locals were very friendly
and yes there were a few who tried to sell a
"smoke" or some cheap souveniers, but a pleasant "NO" thank you is enough-- we never
encountered any hostility or agressiveness.
Their freindlliness is better described as exuberant,
and they enjoy a good chat from you! As a matter
of fact, one day my husband was walking back
from an money exchange office when the heat
took its toll on him-- a Jamaican local on a motor
scooter stopped and gave him a ride to the hotel,
and refused a monetary tip for his help! We also
have been to Ocho Rios and the atmosphere is
a little more of the persistant harrassment and
slightly more agressiveness in their approach, but
again, a polite, firm, "No, thank you." is usually
enough. I suspect the problems are more
pronounced in the larger cities- Ocho Rios,
Montego Bay, and Kingston; and in Negril and
the Southern coastal areas are a lot more
enjoyable and positive experience of Jamaica.
We would definitely go back to Jamaica, but
only to Negril and the southern coast-- it is too
beautiful a country to pass up! Signed Janice
Aug 29th, 1998, 08:38 AM
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I just started reading this post today, and may I remind some of you of something? You may have been on this post for a long time and forgotten one of the rules for this chat line: No Rudeness.

Please, please, please, stop calling each other "fools" and "ignorant" and stupid" and even more worse names that I've read. I know that some of you have had bad experiences, (and your passion is truly understandable) and I really welcome the advice, but can't it be done without insults to each other? When you slam others on this line, please try to remember first that those of us on this line had nothing to do with your bad vacation.

Again, the advice and warnings are greatly appreciated, and it is helping me make up my mind regarding my honeymoon, but please, stop the name-calling.

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