Okay it’s a bit of a haul from Los Angeles, but Jamaica’s worth it especially if this chilly weather continues. It’s always warm and sunny, except when it rains, in this calypso-capital where life really does move to the beat of a different drummer.
And to sweeten the pot, hotels are offering hot, hot deals and amenties like:
Sunset Beach Resort Spa & Waterpark andSunset Jamaica Grande Resort Spa & Conference Center– which are putting on poolside parties and bonfire barbeques.
Rates start at US$125 per person, per night, based on double occupancy, and US$170 based on single occupancy, including tax and service. A minimum three-night stay is required. Rates are for standard rooms and include accommodations, all meals and beverages, non-motorized water sports and nightly entertainment. The package must be booked by March 15, for travel through April 12, 2011, using booking code: SPRG. For more information on both properties, visit www.sunsetresortsjamaica.com.
Samsara Cliff Hotel andLegends Resorts in Negril offer are offering savings of 20 percent off on room-only rates and 15 percent off on all-inclusive plans. Samsara was chosen by MTV as the official spring break programming location in Negril and has hosted Reggae greats at the property. For more information, visit www.negrilhotels.com
Jakes, located in the charming fishing village of Treasure Beach, is offering value-added rates for spring travel. This family-friendly resort just minutes away from the ocean, has activities for adults and children alike. Babysitting is also available so mom and dad can unwind in peace, whether lounging on the beach or getting pampered at the Driftwood Spa. Rates start at US$115 per room, per night, not including tax and service, through April 19, 2011. For more information, visit www.jakeshotel.com.
Hotel Grace Richmond Hill, an exquisite 18th-century bed and breakfast built by the Dewar’s Scotch Whiskey family features a Spring is in the Air package giving guests a 20 percent discount on all suites, with rates that range from US$189 to US$400 plus tax. To receive the savings, book by March 15, 2011. For more information, visit www.hotelgraceja.com or contact [email protected]
Breezes Trelawnyhas beach fun for the entire family with its Kids Stay Free promotion available May 1 – June 30, 2011. Kids ages 2 – 13 stay free when sharing a room with an adult. A variety of supervised activities ranging from Circus School to snorkeling keep toddlers through teens happily occupied all day. Rates start at US$115 per person, per night, including tax and service. Blackout dates apply four days before and after major holidays, and travelers must book by April 30, 2011. For more information or to make a reservation, visitwww.Breezes.com.
The Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort, Rose Hall, Jamaica.Boo the Club Level Experience and receive all the service and amenities you’ve come to expect from a Ritz-Carlton, but with even more individualized attention and a complimentary fifth night. Only accessible by a special key-card, the Club Level provides an inviting and intimate environment equipped with a personal concierge for guests to experience a ‘hotel within a hotel’ ambience paired with light breakfast, snacks, hors d’oeuvres, beverages and sweets presented throughout the day, so you can enjoy at your convenience.Rates start at $479 per room, per night; tax and service fees not included. The package is available for visits through April 30, 2011 and must be reserved by April 30. See full details and book at www.ritzcarlton.com/rosehall.
Jamaica, easily accessible from Los Angeles area airports. The island stretches 146 miles long with mountainous peaks soaring to 7,402 feet (2,256 meters), and features over 120 rivers, stunning waterfalls (must see) and white sand beaches (must do).
Accommodations range from luxury resorts to charming cottages and inns, all focusing on top-notch service. The destination includes restaurants to fit any taste and price point. A year-round vacation destination, some of Jamaica’s diverse activities include hiking the Blue Mountains, bird-watching, championship golf, award-winning festivals, caving in the Cockpit Country, zip-lining, horseback riding, cliff diving, rainforest bobsledding, deep sea fishing, bicycle tours, dog-sledding, dolphin and shark encounters and more.
For more information or to book a vacation to Jamaica, visit www.visitjamaica.com.