Last minute vacation change

Dec 10th, 2004, 08:22 AM
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Last minute vacation change

Due to my friend's emergency health crisis, my plans to go on a Caribbean cruise right after Christmas have been cancelled. Thank God we both took the insurance.

Now, I have the week plus free and I really, really need to get away by myself and enjoy some sun and just relax.

Where can I go as a single and feel safe and not spend an arm and a leg?
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Dec 10th, 2004, 10:02 AM
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You might well enjoy as many single traveller guests have MAR BLUE -- both the original auberge and the new verandah suites -- in arguably the safest place in Jamaica, the South Coast in Treasure Beach. See
Jake's in Calabash Bay is also an option, if 'funkier' and more rustic.
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Dec 10th, 2004, 10:44 AM
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Actually, you could still go on your cruise. Cruises are great for solo travelers because you are seated with other people at meals and everything is pretty self contained. You will have entertainment every evening without having to wander around a town alone.
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Dec 10th, 2004, 10:55 AM
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I have already myself, but it was not during the holidays and I was able to receive an excellent 'single' fare.

This cruise included a deluxe first-class outside cabin with a verandah. For me to keep the cabin, as a single, it would have cost me over $4800. Approx. $600+ a day.

My last name is not "Rockefeller."
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Dec 10th, 2004, 03:42 PM
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Interesting you exemplify "safest" place in Jamaica.
I'll go let me know
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Dec 10th, 2004, 05:20 PM
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Is any place in Jamaica safe? I was in Ocho Rios (sp.) once for a day, on a cruise. Could not wait to get back on the ship. Was not comfortable walking the main street, the locals were 'in my face' the entire time. A friend was there for her honeymoon many years back and she also complained about not feeling in charge. BTW, we all live in New Yok City so we are used to being approached by crazies on the streets.

Traveler863 - too late, trip was cancelled this a.m. Sorry.

Decided to stay home this holiday season. Next year - - New Zealand.
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Dec 11th, 2004, 03:35 AM
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Aa a 'former NYer', Ochi is to Jamaica as Brighton Beach is to NY...
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